When doing the Saints’ team needs earlier this month, we put defensive end as their biggest trouble spot, with linebacker right behind it.
G.M. Mickey Loomis seems to have the same general idea. Asked on SIRIUS NFL Radio Tuesday where the Saints need help, Loomis didn’t mince words.
“I think for us, we would point to the defensive side of the ball and the front seven,” Loomis said. “We would like to add some players to that group.”
We don’t think this is a pre-draft smokescreen. The Saints have to add a lot of players to that group. That’s why we just can’t believe they would look at running back Mark Ingram in the first round. They already have Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory under contract, with Reggie Bush likely to return to the squad.
The Saints have done a great job drafting and developing their secondary over the last few years. It’s past time to address the defensive front seven.