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Whether it be on the offense or, especially, the defense, this team could definitely use a little boot camp to get back to the basics.
On the offensive side of the ball, New Orleans was fourth in the NFL in dropped passes on the season. Jimmy Graham, the biggest culprit, led the league with 13, but most of his could be contributed to a nagging hand injury which will need to be fixed with surgery in the offseason.
He wasn't the only one, with the usually sure-handed Marques Colston and Darren Sproles contributing six apiece to the drop party. Even the reliable Lance Moore had his moments in big spots.
If I was Henry Ellard and Terry Malone, the team's receivers and tight end coaches, I would have these guys catching balls from a Jugs machine every day for the entire offseason. That is how awful it was to watch.
Defensively, I'm pretty sure you guys can already guess what the gripe is here, huh?
I would like to take this time just to remind the Saints defenders that those things you use to lift weights and gain muscle are the same things you are suppose to use to finish a tackle. I'm sure I speak for the entire Who Dat Nation when I say that we are tired of watching missed tackles being the norm with the Black and Gold.
What's the use of going for a "highlight shot" when most of the time these days you either miss the tackle or get fined? No one wins there.
How about just stick to basics and put a helmet on the ball and wrap your arms around the guy?