With a roster loaded with offensive weapons, a new defensive coordinator to fix the their woeful defense, an almost-intact roster from the previous season that saw the New Orleans Saints nearly reach the NFC Championship game, 7-9 is unfathomable. It's unacceptable, really.
The 2012 NFL season was not a good one for the Saints, to say the least. Many of their flaws were exposed: an inconsistent offense and a terrible defense, among other. So, 2013 has to be about improving their roster and acquiring new personnel that will fit into their new defensive schemes under Steve Spagnuolo. Out with the old and in with the new.
The Saints have a laundry list of players that will become free agents this offseason and, because they are tied to a few big contracts, they don't have a lot of cap space to work with. So, it will be interesting to see what moves the organization makes.
Let's take a look at a few free agents that must stay and a few that must go.