Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/20/11
A season that began with such high hopes has now turned into a struggle for the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. Without the incredible quarterbacking of Drew Brees, who knows where the Saints would be now. They still hold a fairly respectable record of 4 and 2 – with two games coming up against the only two winless teams in the league ( Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams). One would hope that will enable them to reach the half-way point in the season at a strong 6 and 2 record. However, the defense continues to drag the team down. With the two starting defensive tackles contributing a grand total of two tackles, and a game with no sacks or takeaways, along with four turnovers by the Saints - it’s almost a miracle that the Saints nearly pulled out another Drew Brees comeback win last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So what’s going on here? The difference between this team and the 2009 Super Bowl champs is painfully obvious. It would appear that this team has more talent than the 2009 team.  Both teams were No. 1 in offense, and ranked around 20th defensively. The difference was that the 2009 Saints were +11 in the turnover/takeaway column, and this [...]
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