The question NFL analysts are asking the Saints as they enter minicamp

The New Orleans Saints are about to start an important mandatory minicamp, and analysts have a big question for the team at this point of the offseason.
New Orleans Saints OTA Offseason Workout
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The offseason program for the New Orleans Saints, and all other teams in the NFL, is nearing an end. On Tuesday, the Saints will start a three-day mandatory minicamp. All players are expected to be in attendance for these three practices, then the team will go on break until the start of training camp in late July.

As New Orleans wraps up the offseason program, there are quite a few questions surrounding the team. NFL writer Kevin Patra recently detailed one of the biggest questions for the Saints as they start minicamp. Highlighting a storyline for every team, Patra explained that a big question in New Orleans is: “How is Klint Kubiak’s installation going?”

Everyone wants to know how the new Saints offense is coming along

Patra points out that the entire NFC South has new offensive coordinators, however, he sees Klint Kubiak in New Orleans as the most intriguing situation. For starters, Patra explains how this is New Orleans’ first significant offensive scheme change since the the George W. Bush administration. However, it’s a system that Patra argues could “unleash Alvin Kamara” and “give Derek Carr more answers.”

While we won’t know how well the new offense is working until the regular season, the Saints will finally see the entire offense together running things. Running back Alvin Kamara hasn’t been present at OTAs, but his attendance for minicamp is mandatory. Considering the expectation that Kamara will be a big part of the offense, his presence on the practice field will certainly be welcomed.

Oftentimes, it can take a while, even multiple seasons, for teams to get in tune with a new offensive system. However, the Saints don’t have that long. Everyone knows that Derek Carr and Dennis Allen are entering a make-or-break season. Another underwhelming season in New Orleans could lead to the franchise hitting the reset button.

Beyond that pressure, the Saints have a tough start to the season, facing some of the league’s best teams early on the schedule. If they are going to compete in those games, they’ll need the offense to be flowing well. That means the Saints need a productive training camp installing Klint Kubiak’s offense.