Overtime Podcast #222 - Saints Offseason Preview
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints’ offseason is underway with a multitude of unknowns to address, beginning with the status of Drew Brees. Chris Hagan and Sean Fazende react to Mickey Loomis’ first media availability of the offseason and make sense of the decisions on the horizons in New Orleans.
Hagan on the uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position if Drew Brees retires:
“You can’t anoint someone, there has to be a competition. If it’s between Jameis and Taysom, there has to be a competition. If it’s going outside the organization and right now the popular name is Matt Stafford, that comes with a lot more money that’s going to have to be spent and that can’t be spent somewhere else.”
Fazende on new expectations for the Saints moving forward:
“I think the reality from the fan base and people like us will go from ‘Super Bowl or bust’ to maybe one tier lower and perhaps they can use that to their advantage. They’ve done it before. I think all of those options are on the table. Once you get in season, Payton doesn’t fool around, he’s going to try to win games, he’s not going to concede a season. I could see how that could be used as motivation, a new narrative for the team, ‘they don’t believe in us anymore, they think our time has passed’ that sort of thing, whatever it takes in that regard. But I think the realistic tone is going to be that, it’s going to drop a little bit depending on who stays and who goes. Then as the season goes, whoever this quarterback ends up being, should that quarterback go crazy and do well then all of the sudden that narrative will shift back to being one of the league’s best.”
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