3. Diversifying the offense
It might sound ridiculous to tell the New Orleans Saints, the team that has a quarterback who is a Swiss Army Knife, to diversify the offense. However, if the Saints want to maximize their success in the long run, the team is going to have to get more people involved in the offense and not become a one-trick pony.
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Of course, this is just through three games and this could absolutely change, especially once Brees returns and the playbook opens up some more. However, this is an article of things that need to improve and this is what needs to improve.
The Saints’ offense is fueled by Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. The duo of Kamara and Thomas account for 59 percent of the entire team’s receptions and receiving yards. Kamara has also dominated the ground game as Latavius Murray has not had as much of a role as Kamara has 211 of 293 rushing yards.
The two players are elite and I have always said in sports in it ain’t broken then don’t fix it. If primarily going to Thomas and Kamara is working then why change it?
Well because that can get exposed once the Saints come up against elite head coaching. If a Sean McVay or Bill Belichick knows that you lean so heavily on two targets then they will absolutely scheme up something to make someone else beat them.
There is time for the Saints to figure out what works and what doesn’t and I have all the faith in the world that they will get better at this and figure it out.
However, if they don’t then they are setting themselves up for failure. All it takes is one injury or one smart head coach to completely neutralize what makes the Saints successful.