New Orleans Saints: Season Recap – Part 2 Grading the Offense

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Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talk after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

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Sean Payton and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael are two of the best game planners and play callers that the NFL has to offer.

However, the team went back and forth between the two men as to who would be the primary game manager, leading to some inconsistencies in the offensive output.

The offense’s failures in losses to the Giants(16-13), Lions (28-13), and Buccaneers (16-11) had every bit as much to do with this team missing the playoffs for a third consecutive season than the more publicized failings of an undermanned and injury-depleted defense and special teams blunders.

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The offensive coaching staff will likely return intact for the 2017 season, giving these young players another year to perfect their craft in a system that has helped Drew Brees become the sure-fire Hall of Famer that he is.