Cam Jordan: Saints are ready to win Super Bowl now

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees raised eyebrows when he told PFT Live in March that his team is “very close” to getting back to the Super Bowl. One of his teammates has now taken the next step.

“We’re building a team to win a Super Bowl,” defensive end Cam Jordan tells Greg Bishop of SI.com, who guest-wrote Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column this week. “We’re not building for the future. It’s hard not to believe in our team. We’re ready to win it now.”

So how much of that is the glass-half-full optimism/delusion that litters the league in June, and how much of it is real? The Saints have put together three straight 7-9 seasons despite having an abysmal defense. If the defense improves a little, they get to the playoffs. If the defense improves a lot, they’ll be partying like it’s 2009, with the kind of record that forces the road to Minnesota through Louisiana.

The team continues to be led by a 38-year-old quarterback whose teammates still believe in him. Zealously.

“Is there a better quarterback?” Jordan said regarding Brees. “You tell me how many 5,000-yard seasons have been produced in NFL history.”

There have been nine, in the 98-year history of the league. Brees has five of them. Every other quarterback who ever has played the game combined has four.

The Saints also have Adrian Peterson, a potential secret weapon that the team hasn’t been trying very hard to keep secret. Multiple players have praised his lingering abilities. If, when paired with Brees, Peterson can perform like he has throughout his career when healthy, many who should have seen it coming will be saying “we should have seen it coming.”

56 responses to “Cam Jordan: Saints are ready to win Super Bowl now

  1. Your mouth to God’s ears Cameron! Unfortunately there are several other teams that are closer to a title run than us. I think it’ll be a huge battle for the NFC South. I don’t doubt the offense will be top five. If the defense can just move up to around 20th, we SHOULD be competing for a playoff spot. And if we can get to middle of the pack or higher, we CAN compete for another Super Bowl title. WHO DAT!!!

  2. whodat5150 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 6:44 AM
    Your mouth to God’s ears Cameron! Unfortunately there are several other teams that are closer to a title run than us. I think it’ll be a huge battle for the NFC South. I don’t doubt the offense will be top five. If the defense can just move up to around 20th, we SHOULD be competing for a playoff spot. And if we can get to middle of the pack or higher, we CAN compete for another Super Bowl title. WHO DAT!!!
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    It will be a huge battle for the NFC South, I agree with you there. Falcons, Bucs and Panthers should make it an interesting division.

  3. They had 2-3 games lost last year on special team hiccups. They did that with an injury riddled defense that was awful and got to 7-9. I understand why they would feel like they can win now. We shall see.

  4. These football players are like prize fighters a few months after taking a beating, rationalizing away their poor performance with delusional bravado instead of looking into the mirror and doing a realistic evaluation of where they are and what their goals should be.

  5. Say you do make it to the SB (improbable, but you never know). Who are you facing once you get there? The Patriots, the best team in the league. A battle-tested veteran team loaded with great players, among which is the Greatest Of All Time, Tom Brady, and coached by the best coaching staff in the league. Think you got what it takes to beat these guys, Saints?

  6. Funny how the only team that doesn’t run its mouth before the pads go on is the team that actually won the Super Bowl two of the past three years.

  7. thegronk87 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 8:16 AM
    the pats are super bowl ready – just wanted to let everyone known

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    Please, Belichick made it clear he doesn’t want us saying this stuff. You are supposed to tell everyone we have a long way to go, need to work on it in practice, and our opponents present a lot of challenges we need to look at. Also right now we are focused on week one and dont have time to think about the Superbowl.

  8. I wish that someone would compile brees’ stats especially in the 4th quarter of games that the saints are getting beat in. That’s where he is amassing most of his passing yards.

  9. LOL!!

    No, you’re not. You dealt Cooks and your defense still blows while you’re in cap hell with Brees’s awful deal.

    You can’t have poor drafts over and over and think it doesn’t matter.

    How Loomis is still employed is anyone’s guess.

  10. The offense is going to be the offense as long as Brees is healthy. The issue continues to be the questions arounding the defense and special teams. Can the special teams play consistently? Can the defense get multiple stops per game, especially when they need one?

    Until they prove that they can, we can only assume that they still can’t.

  11. flipola says:

    5,000 yards isn’t as impressive since the rules changed.
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    Nobody who gave you a thumbs down could argue why you’re wrong. Even Brees wouldn’t disagree if he were honest. Perhaps they just don’t want to hear it.

  12. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 9:06 AM
    LOL!!

    No, you’re not. You dealt Cooks and your defense still blows while you’re in cap hell with Brees’s awful deal.

    You can’t have poor drafts over and over and think it doesn’t matter.

    How Loomis is still employed is anyone’s guess.
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    Having $8.5 Mil in cap space would not be considered cap hell, as we were in previous years with SOOO MUCH dead money. 31 other teams would surely pay $19 mill./yr for a QB of Brees’ caliber , so that isn’t the problem.

    Loomis isn’t to blame for the draft bombs. We need better player eveluation dept. The 3rd-5th rounds picks have not been panning out, so we need to do much do better in this area.

    We need more consistent pressure on the defensive side of the ball. Give us a 12th-20th ranked defense with a + t/0 ratio and we are gonna be in the playoffs and be scary to play against.

  13. Nobody saw the Saints coming in 2009 either. As I recall that was the reason almost every sports writer, especially Espn’ s, had to eat massive amounts of crow after the Saints took down 3 HOF QBs in the playoffs Warner, Favre and Manning to win the Lombardi. The most crow ever eaten in one day.

  14. It’s June 31 teams think they are ready to win the Super Bowl now and then there’s the Jets.

  15. this dude has been running his mouth non stop since last season ended. Take a lesson from the Pats, dude, don’t talk, just perform

  16. Looking at schedule – very real chance they start 0-4 (at Vikes, Pats, at Panthers, at Dolphins then bye week). Serious load off the jump. If they can go 2-2 then maybe they got a shot at playoff optimism.

    Lots of winnable non-division games (Lions, Bears, Bills, Jets, Rams). Gotta get to at least 3-3 in division.

    Long odds.

  17. As a Saints fan….I love the optimism. As a football fan…I have to take pause. Where are the game changing draft picks….on defense? Where are the take charge free agents….on defense? Defense wins championships….

  18. beerbaron says:
    Jun 26, 2017 8:30 AM
    Funny how the only team that doesn’t run its mouth before the pads go on is the team that actually won the Super Bowl two of the past three years.

    They don’t need to, they have their fans to do it for them…

  19. “Is there a better quarterback?” Jordan said regarding Brees. “You tell me how many 5,000-yard seasons have been produced in NFL history.”

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    Yes, Brady is better and so is Aaron Rodgers. And 5000 yards in this pass happy league where all the rules favor QB’s you can’t breathe on, I say woop-dee-doo.

    I am not knocking Brees. He’s been an excellent QB in this league for a long time. But to say he’s the best when you see what Tom Brady has done is simply not true. Aaron Rodgers is capable of carrying his team on his back and so is Tom Brady. I don’t think Brees can do that or has ever done that. He needs lots of help around him.

    In fact, I’d put Matthew Stafford on a level with Brees.

  20. Optimism is great and all but the saints probably have better odds to be last in their division than they have of winning the super bowl. That division looks tough this year. Possibility of teams beating each other up and the winner limping into the playoffs on a 10-6 record. Any of the 4 teams could win it or come in 4th depending on the breaks.

  21. how can they win it “now” when it’s not being played until Feb 2018?
    (Yes, I’m kidding…. and yes, it’s also funny and not funny at the same time.)

  22. It’s funny how many people don’t know football. They are close. Half the starting defense and 5 losses by less then a possession. That’s the recipe for a breakout year. They can’t keep going 1-3 to start the season. We’ll know where the Saints are going by the end of the 1st qtr of the season.

  23. guypatsfan says:
    Jun 26, 2017 8:23 AM

    Say you do make it to the SB (improbable, but you never know). Who are you facing once you get there? The Patriots, the best team in the league. A battle-tested veteran team loaded with great players, among which is the Greatest Of All Time, Tom Brady, and coached by the best coaching staff in the league. Think you got what it takes to beat these guys, Saints?
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    I was in the Superdome during the 2009 season, game 11, when the Saints pummeled the Pats so badly that BB took the GOAT out of the game with several minutes to play to protect him and gave up/forfeited the game on national TV.

    The Pats didn’t make it to the Superbowl that season as they were clobbered by the Ravens in the playoffs. The Giants spanked the Pats twice.

    TRUTH

  24. Re: "Pats don't have to run their mouths, their obnoxious fans do it for them".

    I'm pretty certain there wouldn't even be a PFT without obnoxious fans running our  mouths!  Some just mask it better with these surefire techniques:

    "I'm not a fan of (insert your team's name), so I have no horse in this race, but think they (insert team's awesomeness)"

    "Maybe my team cheated, but at least they  weren't all known to have dropped acid in the early 60s in an attempt to force the AFL merger (insert link to conspiracy site)"

  25. So many casual observers are so used to thinking the Saints defense will alway be bad. However, they’re totally clueless to all the new good players added this off season, the new coaches and the best corners returning from last season who were out with injuries from the first game. Big difference this year. VERY BIG. You may want to take notice.

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