New Orleans Saints Should Re-sign Sammy Knight

Paul DavisCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2009

With the New Orleans Saints in need of veteran leadership in the secondary, the team should bring back Sammy Knight.  He could be brought in to not only contend for a Super Bowl with his original team, but to help mentor fellow strong safety Roman Harper. 

Harper had a better year statistically, but running backs always found a way to brush him off while he attempted to tackle.  He seemed lost at points in zone coverage, but that could be due to correcting the rest of the secondary’s mistakes.

Harper also has to learn how to play the ball better.  Knight would be the perfect player to teach him. 

Knight, a fan favorite for six seasons with the Saints, was a Pro Bowler in 2001 and is known as a leader in the locker room.  He would be perfect to keep the secondary in line throughout the season as well as provide a much-needed change up in new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ aggressive schemes. 

Harper has a lot of potential and with the tutelage of Knight; he may become that solid strong safety that most Saints fans believe he can become.

The team's window for a Super Bowl could very well be closing soon, with high salaries and age affecting the team in the very near future.  The Saints cannot chance on become another lost team, a great team that never won when it counted most.