The defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints kick of the defense of their title this evening with a pre-season game againts the New England Patriots. This is just a taste for the Saints regulars season. I expect Drew Brees and the staring unit will be on the field for a drive or two before giving way to the backups. There’s a battle for the #2 QB position between Patrick Ramsey and Chase Daniels. The running back competition got throown into a flux with the injury of expected backup Lynell Hamilton so look for increased playing time for P.J.Hill and Chris Ivory.
On defense New Orleans will be taking a hard look at some recent draft choices in the secondary, and recent additions along the defensive line. New Orleans is trying to beef up a defense that was opportunistic but rarely physically intimidating last season. Expect no major developments, just hopefully solid performances and maybe a young player or two that seperates themselves from the pack.Eric Drouant