Football season is here, folks. After a long wait through the spring and summer months, the 2012 NFL preseason kicked off with the Arizona Cardinals taking on the New Orleans Saints in Canton, Ohio at the annual NFL Hall of Fame Game.
Preseason games can be a glorified scrimmage at times, but with most of the depth chart seeing live duty on the field, preseason games are a great chance to evaluate the entire roster. What did we learn from the first game?
10. The Saints Offense Looks Different
The New Orleans Saints' first-team offense came out and rolled to an opening-drive touchdown, but they did it on the strength of a strong run game. Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles were featured heavily in the first drive, with Mark Ingram cleaning things up in the red zone with two big runs. The Saints of years past threw the ball to set up the run, but without Sean Payton calling the shots, we may see an offense that relies more on the run with the strength of their talented stable of running backs.