New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints appeared to be testing a theory making the rounds amongst NFL types: Pass-rushers no longer come mostly from the blind side, but from everywhere, so left tackles aren't as important.
The Saints allowed left tackle Jermon Bushrod to leave for Chicago with no ready replacement, which is a daredevil stunt for a team that throws as often as the Saints. Then, they spent a third-round draft pick on tackle Terron Armstead.
Before and after drafting Armstead, the Saints added two defensive playmakers perfect for new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's defense: first-round safety Kenny Vaccaro and third-round nose tackle John Jenkins.cheap nike nfl jerseys,wholesale jerseys cheap
The Saints also made a slew of clever free-agent pickups, including former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis, former Cleveland Browns tight end Ben Watson and former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Kenyon Coleman.
The biggest impact on the 2013 Saints season, though, won't come from the players on the roster; it'll come from the return of head coach Sean Payton. Can he and quarterback Drew Brees recapture the magic that fueled their earlier success?
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