foshman Rates the New Orleans Saints





New Orleans Saints

Ticket:
Click here to buy tickets to a game.
Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
New Orleans, LA United States
Conference:
National Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
A
Brees is still elite in every way except arm strength.
Running Backs
B+
Kamara is a great player but he has always split time. Now he'll be expected to carry more of the load.
Protection & Blocking
A-
Solid at both run and pass blocking.
Receiving
B+
Thomas and Cook lead what should be a very productive group.
Skills
Speed
B
Production
A-
Big Play Ability
A
Consistency
A
Red Zone Success
A
Skills Analysis Notes
The Saints will live and die by their offensive production. They should be among the most efficient and consistent offenses in the league.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B
Jordan and Rankins lead a talented line.
Linebackers
B-
Workman like group with a high upside.
Defensive Backs
B
The Saints need more consistency out of their defensive backs.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B
Stopping the Run
C+
Controlling Field Position
C+
Stopping The Big Play
B-
Causing Turnovers
B
Skills Analysis Notes
The secondary depth, consistency at linebacker, and top end talent off the edge should produce a defense that generates turnovers and makes some timely plays. The team has a lot of guys that need to ramp up their consistency though.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
B+
Punting
B+
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B-
Overall Unit Analysis
Solid kicking but can Kamara be utilized on punts now?
Coaching
Effectiveness
A+
Preparedness
A
Decision Making
A
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
One of the best staffs in the NFL.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
A
Analysis
Very good offense and better than average defense.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
Expected Wins
11
Expectations/ Outlook
I expect the Saints to make one final run at a second Superbowl for Brees.