We can be sure about this for the 2018 iteration of the New Orleans Saints: they will be explosive. On the defensive side of the ball, their aggressive play has offenses struggling to keep their hands on the ball. The Saints pulled in a solid 42 sacks and 25 takeaways in the 2017 season, and with the influx of talent like rookie Marcus Davenport to complement Cameron Jordan, those numbers could increase. The talent is there, but the consistency hasn’t been.
The Saints defense will need to improve on that No. 17 total ranking in 2017, and the talent is there to do it.The offensive side of the ball will blend veteran leadership and rookie speed. Alvin Kamara, the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Mark Ingram will form a formidable backfield once Ingram returns from suspension for PEDs.
The Saints offensive line is solid as well, not star
studded or dominant, but definitely in the upper echelon of the NFL.
The X-Factor on this team is Drew Brees. So far, the 17-year career of the grizzled quarterback
has defied both doctors and expectations. However, he has shown signs of aging in recent
seasons. Brees is still elite, don’t misunderstand me, but with the youth at the skill positions he
can’t afford to be anything less than elite if the Saints are to build on their 2017 season.
New Orleans is still one of the best teams in the whole NFC, and should win the NFC South.
Whether they can take that extra step and be one of the best teams in the NFL remains to be
CAP CITY FIGHT NIGHT
CAP CITY FIGHT NIGHT: UNDERWOOD PROMOTIONS
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- Men's Basketball to host Xavier in NIT Second-Round Game on SundayThe Longhorns and Musketeers will play at the Erwin Center at 3 p.m. CT on ESPN.
- No. 2 Women's Swimming takes fifth in 800 free relay at NCAA ChampionshipsThe Longhorn relay dropped the third-fastest time in program history.
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- Video: Watkins Award honors Roschon JohnsonEarly enrollee QB Roschon Johnson was recently honored by the Watkins Award in Washington, D.C.
- Men's Basketball defeats South Dakota State, 79-73Senior forward Dylan Osetkowski paced the Longhorns with a career-high 26 points.
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