Why the New Orleans Saints Will Be the Team To Beat in the NFC in 2009

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Why the New Orleans Saints Will Be the Team To Beat in the NFC in 2009

The New Orleans Saints will have one of the hardest 2009 schedules. Period.

vs. DALLAS COWBOYS vs. DALLAS COWBOYS

 

 

    vs. DETROIT LIONS vs. DETROIT LIONS

 

 

    vs. ATLANTA FALCONS vs. ATLANTA FALCONS

 

 

    vs. CAROLINA PANTHERS vs. CAROLINA PANTHERS

 

 

    vs. NEW YORK JETS vs. NEW YORK JETS

 

 

    vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

 

 

    vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

 

 

    vs. NEW YORK GIANTS vs. NEW YORK GIANTS

 

 

    @ CAROLINA PANTHERS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS

 

 

    @ MIAMI DOLPHINS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS

 

 

    @ ATLANTA FALCONS @ ATLANTA FALCONS

 

 

    @ BUFFALO BILLS @ BUFFALO BILLS

 

 

    @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

 

 

    @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS

 

 

    @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

 

 

    @ ST. LOUIS RAMS @ ST. LOUIS RAMS

 

 

The Saints have to play the AFC and NFC East and it should be interesting apically as the New Orleans Saints welcome New England to the Superdome were the " Dynasty" got started. The Saints had injury's with there start people last two years really but from that people have stepped up Lance Moore, Sederick Ellis, and many others.

The Saints have the offense not doubt but the one thing holding the Saints back from a Super Bowl XLIV appearance is there defense. The saints will have to draft defense players to get the defense depth. The offseason will be good, as the Saints can sign some free agents:

 

Defensive tackles

Albert Hayneswoth, Titans
Tank Johnson, Dallas
Darwin Walker, Carolina
William Joseph, Raiders
Jonathan Babineaux, Atlanta
La’ Roi Glover, Rams
Jimmy Kennedy, Jags
Grady Jackson, Atlanta
John Thornton, Bengals
Kenny Peterson, Broncos
Shaun Cody, Lions
Colin Cole, Packers
Ryan Sims, Bucs
Jeff Zgonina, Texans
Darrell Ried, Colts
Ellis, Wyms, Vikings
Kendrick Allen, Vikings
Mike Wright, Patriots
James Reed, Saints
Ronald Fields, 49ers
Howard Green Seattle



Defensive Ends

Julius Peppers, Panthers
Chris Canty, Dallas
Bertrand Berry, Arizona
Dwan Edwards, Ravens
Jason Babin, Chiefs
Antonio Smith, Arizona
Ebenezer Ekuban, Broncos
Mike Montgomery, Packers
Josh Thomas, Colts
Kenechi Udeze, Vikings
Kenny Smith, Patriots
Jerome McDougle, Giants
CJ Mosley, Jets
Orpheus Roye, Steelers
Eric Moore, Rams
Kevin Carter, Bucs
Demetric Evans, Redskins



Linebackers

Ray Lewis, Ravens
Karlos Dansby, Cardinals
Terrell Suggs, Ravens
Michael Boley, Falcons
Channing Crowder, Dolphins
Jonathan Vilma, Saints
Mike Peterson, Jags
Robert Thomas, Raiders
Nate Webster, Denver
Keyan Fox, Steelers
Willie McGinest, Browns
Daryl Blackstock, Bengals
Takeo Spikes, 49ers
Clark Haggans, Cardinals
Napoleon Harris, Vikings
Larry izzo, Patriots
Teddy Lehman, Buffalo
Eric Barton, Jets
Angelo Crowell, Buffalo
Donte’ Curry, Carolina
Adam Seward, Carolina
Darrell McClover, Bears
Andra Davis, Browns
Kris Griffin, Browns
Shantee Orr, Browns
Carlos Polk, Dallas
Tyjuan Hagler, Colts
Rocky Boiman, Chiefs
Pat Thomas, Chiefs
Heath Farwell, Vikings
Tony Gilbert, Falcons
Tank Williams, Patriots
Dontarrious Thomas, Vikings
Cody Spencer, Jets
Khary Campbell, Redskins
Sam Williams, Raiders
Andre Frazier, Steelers
Gary Stills, Rams
Marques Harris, Chargers
DD Lewis, Seattle
Alfred Fincher, Redskins
Ryan Nece, Lions
Paris Lenon, Lions



Cornerbacks

Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders
DeAngelo Hall, Redskins
Domonique Foxworth, Atlanta
Deltha O’Neal, Patriots
Bryant McFadden, Steelers
Phillip Buchanon, Bucs
Aaron Glenn, Saints
Lewis Sanders, Patriots
Corey Ivy, Ravens
Justin Miller, Raiders
Jason Webster, Patriots
Kelvin Hayden, Colts
RW McQuarters, Giants
Ahmad Carroll, Jets
Eric King, Titans
Ty Law, Jets
Ricky Manning, Rams
Eric Green, Cardinals
Fernando Bryant, Steelers
Kiewan Ratliff, Colts
Jabari Greer, Buffalo
Ronald Bartell, Rams
Jamar Fletcher, Bengals
Travis Daniels, Browns
Chris carr, Titans
Daven Holly, Browns
Fakhir Brown, Rams
Benny Sapp, Vikings
Karl Paymah, Broncos
Scott Starks, Jags
Stanley Wilson, Lions
DeMarcus Faggins, Texans
Jimmy Williams, Texans
Omare Lowe, Jags
William James, Jags
Andre Goodman, Miami
Chris Johnson, Raiders
Michael Waddell, Raiders
Joselio Hanson, Eagles
Jason Craft, Rams
Donald Strickland, 49ers
Reynaldo Hill, Titans



Safeties

James Butler, Giants
Gerald Sensebaugh, Jags
Sean Considine, Eagles
Vincent Fuller, Titans
Michael Boulware, Vikings
Brian Dawkins, Eagles
Renaldo Hill, Miami
Lawyer Milloy, Atlanta
Jim Leonard, Ravens
Rodney Harrison, Patriots
Darren Sharper, Vikings
Oshiomogho Atogwe, Rams
Will Allen, Bucs
Sean Jones, Cleveland
Jermaine Phillips, Bucs
Brandon McGowan, Bears
Chris Crocker, Bengals
Keith Davis, Dallas
Marlon McCree, Denver
CC Brown, Texans
Nick Ferguson, Texans
Hank Poteat, Jets
Eugene Wilson, Texans
Pierson Prioleau, jags
Matt Giordano, Colts
Jon McGraw, Chiefs
Yerimiah Bell, Miami
James Sanders, Patriots
Rahad Baker, Raiders
Mike Green, Redskins
Oliver Celestin, Chiefs

The Saints have a lot of key players to choose from this off season and it could get interesting for the Saints in 2009. The Saints will get there secondary together so they can stop the "BIG PLAY."

The Saints could easily go 13-3 in 2009 and there is a good possibility. This year they were a good kicker and few stops from being 12-4 this season in 2008.

The Saints will re-group and get into the playoffs and make a run at the Super Bowl XLIV, and I think the matchup I want to see is Drew Brees and the Saints vs. the New England Patriots. Next season should be really interesting, I would have to say.

-Adrian Staehle

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