Dec 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Panthers 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Most of the pundits that cover the NFL aren’t predicting too much success for the New Orleans Saints this upcoming season.
“They have too many holes on defense”, “they have no pass rush” and “the Sean Payton, Drew Brees window is closed” have been common refrains.
All this chatter has resulted in Vegas setting the over/under for the Saints this year at around 7 wins.
“But this is New Orleans, and specifically the Saints we are talking about. Since when has logic had anything to do with it?”
Logically, all of these arguments make sense. But this is New Orleans, and specifically the Saints we are talking about. Since when has logic had anything to do with it?
This is a city where passion and heart trump logic, a city where the zest and enthusiasm of the fans tangibly rubs off on the players. We’ve seen tough times before, and we’ll see them again.
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But this season, something feels different, this season there’s a quiet buzz building. It’s not the hype train that surrounded the disastrous 2014 Saints but rather a quiet storm of confidence.
It’s a slow crescendo of faith, a trust in our rebuilding process, a belief that our newfound commitment to character over flash will pay dividends.
It’s a sound that starts so low at first as to be almost inaudible, but it’s a sound with the capacity to grow into the roar that sweeps away our opponents into the Mississippi.
So, without further ado, here are three reasons why the Saints will not only make the playoffs in 2016, but they’ll recapture the NFC South division crown along with it.
Starting with this one…..
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