Saints Hope To Make A Super Bowl Run This Season

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IAugust 9, 2008

Going into the 2006-07 season, the New Orleans Saints should’ve used a question mark as their logo instead of the fleur-de-lis. Would Sean Payton be able to lead the team to victory? Would the Superdome be ready? Would Drew Brees’ be the same after having surgery? Would the team stay in New Orleans? These were the questions facing the Saints as they headed for training camp at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

Everything turned out all right and the Saints capped off the amazing season by getting to the NFC Championship Game, where no other Saints team had ever been. Although the Saints fell short, losing the game to the Chicago Bears, they were determined to bring hope to a rebuilding city by winning the Super Bowl.

Two years later, the Saints are still chasing that dream. After a disappointing 7-9 season last year, the Black and Gold want to get back on track. This year, they want to take the NFC South and preferably the entire NFC, by storm.

After their defensive backs were beat again and again last season, the Saints were active in free agency and the draft. After signing over three defensive players, the Saints are confident that they will be able to at least make some noise in the NFL this year and many NFL experts are picking the Saints to win the NFC South.

They were certainly helped out by the failure of Tampa Bay to acquire Brett Favre from Green Bay.

There are questions this year too, such as will Duece McAllister be healthy, will the defense keep their opponents from scoring on every drive or who will be the #2 receiver? The Saints hope to answer these questions positively and win their first Super Bowl this year.