After the loss to San Francisco in the NFC playoffs, Saints fans were anxious to see the team do well this upcoming season.
In March, however, the NFL made claims that certain present and former members of the Saints were going to be punished for their participation in a bounty system.
The past few months have been hard for the New Orleans Saints. The bounty scandal, Roger Goodell's harsh punishment of the franchise and the team's inability to sign franchise player Drew Brees are causes of concern as the Saints try to move forward.
In the aftermath of this recent scandal, the New Orleans Saints have done their best to maintain a positive attitude. However, the severe punishment of many high team officials and players such as Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, and Jonathan Vilma leaves fans wondering as to what the fate of the team will be this season.
Here are five things the Saints can do as they try to move past Bountygate.