2012 was supposed to be the year that the New Orleans Saints defied the odds and become the first team to play in a Super Bowl on their home field.
Who knows? It could still happen. The chance is slim, but it's there.
That being said, there is one word that sums up the Saints season halfway through: disappointing.
More than a few players are to blame for the Saints' plight. Most of them are on the defensive side, where the Saints are vying to be among the worst defenses in league history.
It's time to take a look at those special individuals.