New Orleans Saints: What To Watch For Leading Up To Preseason Opener
Six Things To Watch Leading Up To The Preseason Opener
With the New Orleans Saints slated to begin their preseason at home against the Kansas City Chiefs this coming Friday, Saints fans can rest easy; football season is finally upon us! That being said, New Orleans' fans shouldn't just sit back with a cold beer and some chips and watch the preseason action. Fans should watch several aspects of the game carefully to better understand where the team is and where it might be going.
Although preseason football is much less intense than its regular season counterpart, there is still plenty to watch in New Orleans in the run-up to the regular season. For instance, there are questions at wide receiver and a change in offensive philosophy regarding the running game. Also of importance will be the offensive line after the departure of Jermon Bushrod to the Chicago Bears.
Perhaps the most interesting area to watch this preseason will be on the defensive side of the ball. Following a historically bad year on defense last season, the Saints will look to rebound and give its defense some teeth with the arrival of new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, free agent acquisition Keenan Lewis and other draft picks.
So rest easy, Saints fans, football is finally back and New Orleans will undoubtedly do better than they did last season. That is almost a guarantee. But, at the same time, be sure to keep an eye on these six important areas concerning New Orleans as the preseason begins to play out and the regular season draws closer.
Jack Cavanaugh is a New Orleans Saints contributing writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @cav_jack, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.
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