While the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are preparing to play the biggest game of their lives this Sunday, the New Orleans Saints are at home and will be mere spectators to a Super Bowl that was supposed to be for them. Their own city will be hosting strangers. Ouch.
The return of the much-missed Sean Payton is a huge step in the right direction, not that Joe Vitt did a terrible job, but let's be honest, he's no Payton. The Saints missed Payton's leadership, fearlessness and offensive genius. But with his return, it doesn't mean the Saints are ready to conquer. No, they still have some fixing to do.
Let's look at some questions surrounding the Saints this offseason that they need to work on.