By reaching the playoffs and winning their wild-card game at Philadelphia, the 2013 season was a moderately successful campaign for the Saints. They didn’t achieve their ultimate goal of reaching the Super Bowl, however, and they enter the offseason looking to shore up some deficiencies that proved too much to overcome.
In addition to some glaring holes in the personnel department, which New Orleans will attempt to address through the draft, the Saints didn’t get the best out of some of their key contributors in 2013.
Sure, they had numerous solid outings, but on the whole, there were several key players who didn’t enjoy their best seasons. While trades and releases are always possible in the offseason, these same Saints will likely be counted on when New Orleans takes the field again next season. Following are six Saints who must improve their play in 2014.