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?