In the NFL if you're not improving your roster, you're progressively getting worse. Despite the New Orleans Saints' overall record (10-3) and their high rankings on both offense (sixth) and defense (sixth), the roster still has quite a few major holes in it.
The worst thing an organization can do is "hold fast" in the midst of success, something the Atlanta Falcons' brass did this past offseason. Satisfied with a 13-3 record and going off a mantra of being "10 yards away," (in reference to almost winning the NFC Championship Game) the Falcons assumed their success would carry over into this season.
The Falcons decided not to address how inept they were on both lines of scrimmage, instead, opting to make a splash with a 10-year veteran running back in Steven Jackson. Atlanta's offseason was the epitome of getting fat on past success, to say the least.
For the Saints to sustain their success and to alleviate the perceived road woes, they need to take a hard look at their roster and make some tough decisions on personnel. Whether it is aging veterans or underperforming starters, the Saints have more work to do than one would naturally surmise.
Let's take a look at some offseason moves that would ensure the Saints maintain their status as NFC favorites for the foreseeable future.
Note this a personnel wish list that was formulated strictly off the availability of the free agents and possible draft picks. Contracts and overall monetary value were not considered.