The New Orleans Saints were the 2006 NFC South champs and were one win away from the Super Bowl. In 2007, the Saints will be just as dominant and probably better.
The Saints have added to their already potent offense with a few key rookies. Wide receivers Robert Meachem and Rhema McKnight will add even more options for quarterback Drew Brees. Meachem is a highly touted first round draft pick out of Tennessee but McKnight (Notre Dame) is nothing to sneeze at. McKnight signed with the team as an undrafted free agent. Before his 2005 season ended prematurely because of Injury he was one of Notre Dame’s premier receivers.
Antonio Pittman will add depth to an already sweet backfield. Reggie Bush is sure to improve from last year and with another back taking some of the carries it will leave Bush the opportunity to touch the ball outside the tackles. Outside the tackles is where Bush is most effective; in the open field. Regardless of whether or not Pittman will be able to contribute this year, Bush will be phenomenal. Look for Bush to rush for more yards than he did last season. Now that Bush is accustomed to the speed of the pro game opposing defenses are going to have problems keeping up with him just as the NFC will have problems keeping up with the Saints in 2007.