Talk about rough offseasons.The Saints had the mother of all bad offseasons in 2012.
From Bountygate to allegations that Saints GM Mickey Loomis surreptitiously listened to opposing coaches' radio transmissions to the ongoing slog that is the Drew Brees contract negotiations, this offseason can't end soon enough for the Saints.
So, the big questions are: How will the Saints fare after enduring this nightmare? What impact will the loss of head coach Sean Payton have? Is it even remotely possible that the Saints won't have the services of Drew Brees?
Here are seven bold predictions about what lies ahead for the New Orleans Saints in 2012.