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Team Report Cards: Saints Can Get Back to the Top

What happened to the Saints?  This team has been near the top of the league for many years, so we aren't used to seeing these guys with a mediocre record like 7-9.  The Saints need to shake it off and get back to doing work and kicking tail.


New Orleans Saints

2012 Record: 7-9

 

Grade: C

 

The Good:

 

  • - With 5,177 yards and 43 TDs, QB Drew Brees is still one of the best in the league
    • - The trio of TE Jimmy Graham and WRs Marques Colston and Lance Moore were responsible for 25 TDs and over 3,000 yards receiving
  • - Head Coach Sean Payton is back!

 

 

The Bad:

 

    • - The defense was terrible: 31st passing  & 32nd rushing
  • - They lost 4 of their last 6 games
  • - RB Mark Ingram led the team in rushing with just 602 yards on 3.9 per carry. Not exactly the numbers the Saints expected when making him a first round pick in 2010.

 

The Future:

  • - Draft Position #15: DT Barkevious Mingo or DE Bjoern Werner
  • - Free Agent Targets: CB Nnamdi Asomugha, DL Richard Seymour and LB Karlos Dansby
  • - Trade: RB Pierre Thomas––we love Thomas, but there are just too many cooks in this kitchen. They should trade him for a draft pick and give more time to up-and-coming RB Chris ivory.

Will the Saints bounce back in 2013?

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  • New England Patriots

    September 15

    jayajayi · 2nd string

    saints are so good

  • Seattle Seahawks

    June 13, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    saints will make the playoffs. wy did they let chris ivory go? he did outstanding last season!

  • New Orleans Saints

    June 6, 2013

    dean9 · draftee

    Saints boss

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 26, 2013

    kolb333 · draftee

    this is a comeback

  • New Orleans Saints

    May 19, 2013

    camthescam · draftee

    this is awesome

  • New Orleans Saints

    May 11, 2013

    awesomedill909 · draftee

    whats wormg with sproles

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 28, 2013

    a5younging · practice squad

    Get t.porter back

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 24, 2013

    rauls1 · draftee

    lets go saints

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 24, 2013

    rauls1 · draftee

    hey message me :-)

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 16, 2013

    whodatsaint44 · 2nd string

    Saints will win no matter what

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 16, 2013

    arabemoney49 · draftee

    THAY GOT IT

  • New York Giants

    April 8, 2013

    giantsrock534 · draftee

    @Tri I completely disagree. They just had a bad year.

  • Buffalo Bills

    April 8, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    Saints wont win it all

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 7, 2013

    hou · practice squad

    I like sproles and other RBs

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 7, 2013

    kickerssave · draftee

    the saints need eddie lacey from alabama to help out drew brees

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 6, 2013

    alabama123456789 · draftee

    Don't trade Mark Ingram!!

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 6, 2013

    endzonehugger101 · rookie

    DO NOT let Thomas go!!!!!!!

  • New York Giants

    April 6, 2013

    nflfan0219 · practice squad

    ingram was drafted back in 2011

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 6, 2013

    lukebell273 · draftee

    lets go saints

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 5, 2013

    mc1212 · draftee

    trade mark ingram

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 5, 2013

    willt2003 · draftee

    go saints

  • Denver Broncos

    April 5, 2013

    caleb915 · rookie

    ya they did not have sean payton so they are still top team

  • New England Patriots

    April 5, 2013

    ucity7 · draftee

    Pats all day

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 5, 2013

    falcons88211 · draftee

    saints did worse than cowboys no

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 4, 2013

    ljlynn306 · draftee

    yes when sean payton come back

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 4, 2013

    jonathan5679 · draftee

    NOOOOOOO

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 4, 2013

    ajb2005 · draftee

    no

  • Indianapolis Colts

    April 4, 2013

    iuhoosiers40 · draftee

    they will be fine

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 4, 2013

    charliepie · draftee

    noooo

  • New England Patriots

    April 4, 2013

    rg11160 · draftee

    The saints had one glory year but all of that has gone away. They stink now.

  • Denver Broncos

    April 3, 2013

    garrettc112 · draftee

    i

  • Denver Broncos

    April 3, 2013

    garrettc112 · draftee

    iiiiiii

  • Denver Broncos

    April 3, 2013

    garrettc112 · draftee

    nooooooo

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 3, 2013

    iaccept · draftee

    Nooooooo!!!!!!!

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 3, 2013

    marcelwarner132 · draftee

    saints are the best

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 3, 2013

    marcelwarner132 · draftee

    saints are the best team ever

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 3, 2013

    saintsrock2013 · draftee

    saint loss ther coach thats why they going to the playoffs

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    doorman66 · draftee

    saints lost their head coach and several other players who without made them mediocre. They will improve to at least 10 wins this season

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    Saints who dat?!?!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    well i drew up briefs

  • Washington Redskins

    April 3, 2013

    monkeycheeks317 · draftee

    nubs

  • Washington Redskins

    April 3, 2013

    monkeycheeks317 · draftee

    they are not good anymore they have a horrible dfense

  • Chicago Bears

    April 2, 2013

    dcforte · 2nd string

    yes

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 2, 2013

    pizza121 · draftee

    saints are going to playoffs in 2013 season WHODAT

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 2, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    The coach and defense were the problem

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 2, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    They did bad because thier coach was gone. They are an always playoff team now like the Patriots

  • Chicago Bears

    April 2, 2013

    bearscaden · draftee

    ya drew brees is great

  • Denver Broncos

    April 2, 2013

    mason12159 · starter

    the saints will make it

  • Denver Broncos

    April 2, 2013

    mason12159 · starter

    mason12159 be my friend!

  • Washington Redskins

    April 2, 2013

    robertfanking · draftee

    sup

  • Washington Redskins

    April 2, 2013

    robertfanking · draftee

    i agree with vikingfan728

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 2, 2013

    henry1212 · 2nd string

    im a minnesotan so i agree w/ vikings fan728

  • Indianapolis Colts

    April 2, 2013

    coltsman1812 · draftee

    for me its too early to tell how saints will do

  • Indianapolis Colts

    April 2, 2013

    coltsman1812 · draftee

    they need to draft a defensive player

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 2, 2013

    govikesletswin · draftee

    I agree with vikingsfan728

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    and they could never be the top good but not top

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    ps need a running back and backup qb

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    drew brees will be there until he retires they wont give him up southcarolina7

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    they will be good they were bad because a lot of injured and did not have sean payton

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 2, 2013

    vikingfan728 · mvp

    saints will be better but not as good as the vikings.

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 2, 2013

    jonathan5679 · draftee

    Sup

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 2, 2013

    jonathan5679 · draftee

    the saints are the top team now:)!!!!!!!

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 2, 2013

    bucsattak · draftee

    never

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 2, 2013

    willt2003 · draftee

    my favorite team is the saints.

  • New York Giants

    April 2, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    my prediction is that they will go 12-4 in the regular season and lose in the nfc championship.

  • New York Giants

    April 2, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    they were without sean payton.

  • Carolina Panthers

    April 2, 2013

    rocrocky13 · rookie

    carolina panthers all day baby

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    tyspats · draftee

    no

  • Denver Broncos

    April 1, 2013

    colin22222 · draftee

    Sup

  • Denver Broncos

    April 1, 2013

    colin22222 · draftee

    I think they will be in the playoffs but they will be a wild card.

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 1, 2013

    hatman6789 · draftee

    Sup

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 1, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    i predict the saints will go 11-5 next year and be eliminated in the divisional round.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 1, 2013

    Ronderocks · draftee

    They will be in the Super Bowl this year!

  • New England Patriots

    April 1, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    ya unfortunatly they will be back

  • New York Jets

    March 31, 2013

    obrzut · draftee

    wait a few years

  • Chicago Bears

    March 31, 2013

    coolboys2112 · draftee

    yes they can but the bears are better they have james anderson from the panthers bears to the superbowl

  • Detroit Lions

    March 31, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    saints are the best

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 31, 2013

    justocool21 · practice squad

    WHO DAT!!!!!!

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 31, 2013

    greenbayallday45 · draftee

    green bay packers goin 2 super bowl XLVIII

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 31, 2013

    jjvdatbeme · draftee

    when sean payton gets back, we'll be back at the top

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 31, 2013

    loganjase · draftee

    i think they keep drew brees and change the offence and defence around

  • Washington Redskins

    March 31, 2013

    scrocks · practice squad

    Yes!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 31, 2013

    hawksnation81 · veteran

    saints or hawks to the super bow

  • New York Giants

    March 31, 2013

    southcarolina7 · draftee

    untill they lose Drew Brees they will still be an elite team no matter how bad there defense is

  • Dallas Cowboys

    March 31, 2013

    ejohns54321 · draftee

    They can be but they need to Key on they best team

  • Denver Broncos

    March 31, 2013

    bondsboy · draftee

    saints aint better than broncos

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 31, 2013

    Breesy3590 · draftee

    SAINT GOIN TO SUPER BOWL XLVIII

  • Detroit Lions

    March 31, 2013

    dlions1515 · veteran

    Saints are cool

  • Denver Broncos

    March 31, 2013

    kelbofootball · practice squad

    saints are gonna start kickin tail

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 31, 2013

    whodatboy76 · draftee

    nicksxx88 the saints are way better than the gaints

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 30, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Yes they are a very good team but this season was a bad one. Saints are going to play offs but not SB like t500bowl said

  • New York Giants

    March 30, 2013

    t500bowl · draftee

    saints aint going super bowl there only gonna get to the divisional round of the playoffs

  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 30, 2013

    gav1235 · practice squad

    dat saints team will do something

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 30, 2013

    juriq195 · draftee

    get a new rookie

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 30, 2013

    baseballman101 · rookie

    WE WILL COME BACK STRONG!!!!!!!WHO DAT!!!!!!!

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 30, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    Get a rookie

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 30, 2013

    ravennation808 · draftee

    agree Ravensflow

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 30, 2013

    eptxblitzer · practice squad

    i agree

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 30, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    They will Bounce back. Payton Back. Brees will be good. They will get more than B+

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 30, 2013

    saintsrule99980 · draftee

    they will

  • Houston Texans

    March 30, 2013

    houstonfan7117 · draftee

    i think that they will bounce back because they fired steve spagnoulo and they got robby ryan. Another reason i think the saints will bounce back is that sean peyton is back. i agree with slamma

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    March 30, 2013

    slama · draftee

    GET A ROOKIE