The New Orleans Saints were very successful in the 2009 offseason, acquiring players, preparing through camps, and filling their roster with an upgrade.
The success brought them to Super Bowl XLIV, where they were crowned Super Bowl Champs for the first time in team history.
Now they need to improve in order to make a run at a Super Bowl repeat. In doing so, they'll need to fill a few missing holes this offseason.
Most of the weaknesses are on the defensive side of the ball, where the Saints had trouble stopping the run and producing a pass rush with four down linemen.
There are dozens of free agents to either re-sign or part ways with.
This offseason will prove to be interesting if a new CBA cannot be reached before March 5. Without a new CBA, 2010 will be an uncapped year.
Since the Saints are one of the top eight teams in the league, they will not be able to pursue a free agent until another team signs away one of their own. Most of their roster improvements will have to come from the draft.