After the three-plus months of crap that New Orleans Saints fans have to had to put up with from the NFL and the Saints franchise, any glimmer of hope shining at the end of the tunnel would spark flickers of optimism better even than a burning bush.
With many accusations, punishments and reputation-destroying events taking place this offseason, the Saints are just begging for some hope.
The good news for the team and fans alike is that with each accusation there is great motivation to come this season. For each punishment and suspension there is a player to look to for hope. And for each factor that may seem to be going against the team, there is a schematic element the Saints can take advantage of to not only remain the same as a year ago, but to actually improve and win more games.
Or at least more important games, especially in the playoffs.
Here are the nine ways the Saints can overcome and win a Super Bowl in 2013.