Going against the NFC North in the first two weeks of the season, the New Orleans Saints have been inconsistent. Against Green Bay, most of the players had off games. Against Chicago, almost every player had a remarkably wonderful performance.
So it's hard to say that any one player is bringing the team down, or holding them back. The point is more to say that there are certain players who still must step up, or the team risks not reaching its full potential.
Of course, the addition of defensive end Will Smith in Week 3 should only make the defense stronger than it was in Week 2. And that in itself could aide many of the players on this list.