1. The Saints have spent a lot of high draft picks on the defensive side of the ball over the last 5 years and they haven't panned out. If you put them all in a box and tried to trade them all, you wouldn't get a 1st round pick for them all. Remember, the defense has been almost at the bottom for a while and is getting worse...not better.
2. Sean Payton is the glue that kept this team together and they likely aren't going to do much better now that Vitt will be coming back.
3. Spending a 1st rounder on Ingram is criminal. Forget the pick, it's gone; he now sucks up a spot on the roster where a real running back should be.
4. Paying so much money to Brees is affecting the team; it's only natural that it would. You can't dedicate nearly 17% of your salary cap on 1 player without causing a fractured team. Why? Other players realize the chance of getting a mega deal with the Saints isn't likely because there's only so much money to go around. Those players will wait and bust their asses the last year of their contracts in order to get a deal somewhere else.
Don't give me the Peyton Manning and Brady argument. Peyton will cause the same problem for the Broncos and we aren't the Patriots, a team that signs more quality veterans each season for close to minimum because they are in the Superbowl almost every year.
Let the bashing begin!!!
This post was edited on 9/30 at 11:56 pm