The New Orleans Saints are close, and their 11-5 record last season with a road win in the playoffs screams that fact better than Steven Tyler has ever belted out the lyrics to Dream On.
What are the Saints close to?
The Saints are just a few pieces, and a season full of circumstances (injuries, officiating decisions, late-game heroics) going right, from a return trip to the Super Bowl. It’s been four seasons since New Orleans last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, and if the city is going to enjoy another championship parade, the time is now to win it all.
With no truly glaring needs, and just a few improvements to make around the depth chart, the Saints need to power through this 2014 draft and get their talented roster through camp and into the regular season to wreak havoc.
Quarterback Drew Brees, while elite and near the top of his game, isn’t getting younger. He’s even alluded to the proverbial window closing on his time in the NFL with the Saints. No one really wants to consider what a quarterback without the name Brees would look and feel like in New Orleans, so to make sure happiness is achieved again during his tenure, 2014 is as good a season as any to push.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2014 NFL draft and how the Saints can set themselves up for a title run.