The New Orleans Saints need to rebuild and here's how they should do it

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The New Orleans Saints lost an embarrassing game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was one of the most pathetic offensive performances this season and the team now sits at a record of 3-7 and has no first-round pick.

The team is terrible, lacking draft capital, and financially screwed. It's never easy for a fanbase to admit it's time for a rebuild, but after watching this performance, it's time.

Step 1: Fire Dennis Allen

In defense of Dennis Allen, he's dealt with a very injured team and lackluster in his first year. That's about the only benefit of the doubt this writer is giving Allen.

A head coach must have a particular passion, demeanor, and aggression. All of the elite coaches in the league show their passion every single moment of the game. When Sean Payton was head coach, you would see him running up and down the sidelines or screaming at a ref.

Allen has been far too conservative this season. One of the most prominent examples of this was on Thursday night when Dalton threw back-to-back pick sixes. A reporter asked Allen what his message to Dalton was at halftime after the interceptions, and the head coach replied, "Keep doing what he's doing." This would never happen in the Sean Payton era or under any competent head coach.

Players don't gravitate toward Allen, and it's clear by the product on the field. The team plays sloppily and racks up penalty after penalty. The team tried to replace the Sean Payton culture with someone on his coaching tree, and it failed miserably.

It's time to move on and find a new coach. There are a ton of great candidates, including Ken Dorsey, Shane Steichen, Dan Quinn, and DeMeco Ryans.