The New Orleans Saints' offseason motto was continuity. This was manifested in the decision to hire in-house candidate Dennis Allen as head coach and keep the coaching staff relatively intact as well as bringing back incumbent starter Jameis Winston at quarterback.
In addition, the Saints, without a proven franchise quarterback in the fold, made the questionable decision to trade a 2023 first-round pick as well as a 2024 second-round pick to obtain an additional first-round pick that ultimately netted impressive rookie Chris Olave.
Needless to say, a 2-5 record is not what the New Orleans brass expected at this point in the season. However, due to the dumpster fire that is currently the NFC South, the Saints currently sit only one game out of first place with ten games to go, Here are 5 easy steps to get the Saints' season back on the right track as they move into the heart of their schedule.
How to save the Saints Step 1: Let Taysom Hill cook
The Saints' offense has been at its best this year when Taysom Hill has been intimately involved. In the Saints' victory versus the Seahawks, Taysom had 112 yards rushing on only 9 carries with three rushing touchdowns as well as a 22-yard touchdown pass. Since that game, the Saints have limited Taysom's offensive involvement, likely related to Winston's injury and their lack of faith in Ian Book as a backup quarterback.
Now that Jameis is relatively healthy, the Saints should return Taysom to his hybrid role on offense. Teams are now preparing for the power run game when Taysom is under center and Carmichael and company need to come up with several alternative plays with Taysom under quarterback. That way, it would allow the offense to not be so predictable and have success as it did against the Seahawks.