With all of the turmoil and adversity the New Orleans Saints have dealt with this offseason it would appear that they might finally catch a break. In the latest string of NFL Rumors it has been said that Saints’ general manager Mickey Loomis might be back for the start of the regular season.
Loomis is set to serve an eight-week suspension for his role in the alleged bounty scandal that took place in New Orleans. However, with the effect that Hurricane Isaac had on New Orleans the Saints hoped to have Loomis there for week one of the regular season.
Saints’ owner Tom Benson petitioned to have Loomis there for week one and have his suspension reduced to seven games, but his efforts were ultimately denied. However, now it seems that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is willing to push back Loomis’s eight-game suspension into week two.
Loomis’s suspension would still be eight games but Goodell would allow Loomis to be there for week one and his suspension would go into week nine under the new provision. Having Loomis’s suspension stretch into week nine seems like a small price to pay to have him there for week one.
Having Loomis in the stadium for week one would be great for the Saints and the city of New Orleans. Loomis represents consistency and stability within the Saints organization and it is important to have the general manager there for the start of the regular season.
If Loomis is allowed to be there for the week one it would be huge for the Saints and something I think the Saints could really rally around. With all of the adversity the Saints have faced recently this is just the break they need as they begin their quest for another Super Bowl.
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