That's not how good NFL franchises roll, and the Saints are NOT one of the "good" franchises. It's a mediocre record overall with a bright spot in 2009.
The FO has shown NO ability to put ALL of the pieces in place to build a franchise that will consistently win playoff game, after playoff game, over the course of a decade
quote:And bottom 3 on defense during that same period.
Like being a top 3 offense for nearly a decade?
30ppg and 400 yards every week. Offense's fault for not being all time great...
Welcome to the NFL where your offense shouldn't have to score 8 million points to win. 30ppg should get the job done without a carnival show on defense.
Yeah, they are stupid. Dimitroff and Smith, in five years, built up a roster on both sides of the ball -- a roster good enough to get the 1 seed twice in five years -- and they are stupid. Yeah. Meanwhile in the same five years, the Saints roster is slightly improved on O and horribly awful on D.
quote:This is true. The offense wasn't what it has been. But it was still one of the 5 best in the league.
Meh that nfl is becoming a distant memory. Multiple, multiple times this season the offense has gone on a sustained hiatus only to pad stats late in the game. Often times how and when you score those points tells the tale of the game.