Friday, August 25, 2006

Super Bowl Buzz Kill

Why your team won't win the Super Bowl:

The Saints have made news for football reasons this offseason—and surprisingly some of that news was good. The club hired Sean Payton as coach, a move that could be perceived as either a plus or minus, depending on how you look at Bill Parcells’ protégés.

And give the Saints credit, they didn’t go the route of the Raiders and pulled a former coach like Bum Phillips out of the mothballs. Although, Phillips would probably be a better choice than Art Shell.

The Saints also acquired quarterback Drew Brees who is a marked upgrade over Aaron Brooks. Of course, the Raiders thought that the quarterback who wasn’t good enough to beat out Todd Bouman for playing time would be a great addition at the position.

The biggest news, of course, was that Reggie Bush fell into their laps during the NFL Draft. Even though running back was not the club’s biggest need, they—unlike Houston—would not pass up on the best player in the draft. And really, it’s not everyday that the Saints outsmart somebody.

So this makes it seem like the Saints could be poised for a run, maybe a dark horse, Cinderella-type of team. Yeah, right.

Do you think the NFL is going to allow the Saints to win the Super Bowl this year? Then how would the league be able to justify moving the team to Los Angeles next year? The Saints have no chance.

Other previews: Jets, Texans, Vikings, Jaguars, Bills, Eagles, Bears Buccaneers, Chiefs,Falcons, Raven, Titans, Lions and Giants.

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