So my previous prediction of 10-6 is under review, but still a possibility. I guess I underestimated Willie Snead’s importance, our youth, and the time to build chemistry. Trust takes time in any endeavor, especially a ballet of 11 guys per side. Ted Ginn Jr, for example, is still learning how number 9 ticks, and honestly is no Cooks. The backfield situation has been a quagmire as well as a juggled offensive line.
Today, I saw what we saw this preseason, massive potential. We are younger, more athletic and have playmakers on the defensive side, besides just Cam. The defense had four sacks, three interceptions and made “Scam ‘Cruitin’s” life miserable. Saints won the turnover battle, the time of possession, and were 50 percent on third downs. Sacks by Kikaha,Cam, Trey Rex and Okafor made it look like Sean and Loomis aren’t terrible at talent evaluation or free agency. PJ Williams jumped a route, Marcus Williams preformed a circus trick, and Kenny Vaccaro was the leader we needed, as all had interceptions. Drew was very efficient and they ran for 150 yards on the ground. Teams that run for 150 and protect the ball don’t lose often. They now face Miami, who just lost to the Jets, in London. Coming home at 2-2 is a distinct possibility. Today in Carolina the Saints showed more than discipline and toughness, they showed heart and pride. I’m not talking the flag protest thing today, I served so that people can peacefully protest whatever they want. The New Orleans Saints have yet begun to fight, and today got a road and division win. I feel we may remember today as a turning point in the season.