Ralph claims that many NFL analysts don’t appreciate the way the Saints manage their roster for an unknown reason.
The New Orleans Saints of 2022 may be a variety of things. They may be a club that bemoans the decision of the best coach in franchise history to take a year off before most likely taking a coaching position somewhere in 2023.
They might be the redemption tale of Jameis Winston, the quarterback who was selected first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft after showing so much potential and talent. Perhaps the 2022 Saints will focus on the return to Louisiana of Jarvis Landry and Tyrann Mathieu and their remarkable performance for the home team.
Perhaps Dennis Allen will demonstrate that the majority of the reasons for his appalling track record as Oakland’s head coach were due to factors beyond of his control and that all he needed was the opportunity to manage a strong group assembled by a reliable and efficient organisation.
There are so many options, but allow me to give you one more.Only the 2022 New Orleans Saints and their supporters think they can win this year. The Saints are conducting business differently than any other NFL club, and if they keep winning, a lot of experts will seem pretty foolish.
Like me, if you spend too much time on social media, you surely observed that a lot of NFL experts not only disapproved of the Saints’ offseason moves but also held Mickey Loomis and Dennis Allen in the highest regard.
In order to remind all these “educated” NFL people how mistaken they were when the Saints are successful in 2022, I made a folder on my phone where I screen shot experts’ unfavourable viewpoints.
An excellent illustration of this was a discussion regarding the 2022 Saints offseason that Mina Kimes of ESPN and Austin Gayle of Pro Football Focus had on Kimes’ podcast.
They detested it and thought it absurd. One of my favourite NFL analysts, Mina Kimes, always has good things to say about the Saints and their defence, but even she used a terrible Amy Schumer comedy to highlight how ridiculous the Saints offseason was. Here is a sample of her podcast with Gayle from May 3.
“Mickey Loomis sees a man he wants and goes and gets him,” said Austin Gayle. Chris Olave and Trevor Penning alone cost the Saints picks 16, 98, #120, #149, #18, #101, #237, #188, a first and a second in 2023. That is crazy. It seems excessive to give away 10 players for 2. Being overconfident is it.