New Orleans Saints: 2009 Draft Preview


Published: April 12, 2009


... class="MsoNormal">The New Orleans Saints finished last in the NFC South in the 2008 season with a .500 winning percentage at 8-8. The Saints showed at times that they can be a team to be reckoned with offensively, thanks to the efforts of QB Drew Brees.

Brees finished the 2008 season leading the league in passing yards with 5,069, making him a part of the of MVP talks. The hype suddenly stopped when the Saints could not consistently put wins together.

Their longest winning streak last year was two, which highlights a sense of inconsistency. How can a team with a QB as talented as Brees lose as many games as they win?

The answer to that question is no running game and less than stellar defensive play.

While the Saints have a very talented receiving that is very athletic and the acquisition of Jeremy Shockley had some positive moments, the back field lacks an explosive every down back t...

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