As I headed off into the woods to spend a few days at the family camp, I heard the news. The Saints had finally signed Darren Sharper, the man that they had coveted for so long. Many see this as an end to all of our secondary troubles, but alas, I do not.
The Saints also cut another member of Jim Haslett's Saints team. Mike McKenzie had bad knees, so did Deuce, and Karney was just to slow. Once again, Sean Payton is trying to erase the traces of the former Haslett regime.
It's as if he is worried about people saying the only reason he is losing is because he has Haslett's players. He's proving that he can lose any way he wants, and at anytime that he wants. If you ask me, he is doing a good job at it too.
So what's the problem?
Einstein couldn't even figure this one out. I mean, what's an easy mathematics problem for figuring out why when good players cross the Mason-Dixon line, and buy a house in the Big Easy, their knees suddenly start blowing out, their hamstrings start tearing and the Saints locker room looks even worse than the waiting room at your favorite ER.
Maybe it's just the curse of John Gilliam.
Saints fans gave up any chance of a winning season by praying that Gilliam could return that kick for a touchdown. We've been losing every since.
Maybe it's just a case of Payton bringing damaged goods to the Saints. Even Payton was considered damaged goods at one time. He caught a break, after his time in New York, when Bill Parcells brought the embattled offensive coordinator aboard for a few years with America's Team.
Either way, the Saints have had bad seasons for the past two years, but this year, luck is on our side. Ever since the NFC South has been formed, the division's basement team always won the division the next year. Atlanta broke it last year, but they did make it to the playoffs going 11-5.
What's winning the division when you've got that, unless however, you have a season like the Patriots and miss the playoffs after going 11-5.
We'll just cheer them on and wait for next year.
Joshua Joffrion writes Saints Scoop, a blog dedicated to the New Orleans Saints which can be found at http://www.saintsscoop.com. He also writes Tigers Town, a blog dedicated to the LSU Fighting Tigers which can be found at http://www.tigerstown.com.