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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.”

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56 Responses to “Cam Jordan: Saints are ready to win Super Bowl now”
  1. OaklandNomads says: Jun 26, 2017 6:31 AM

    no, your defense is a complete joke, like always

  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!!!

  3. cookerduff123 says: Jun 26, 2017 6:50 AM

    Sure, with that stellar defense of yours, right?

  4. Flash1287 says: Jun 26, 2017 6:51 AM

    Riiiiiight

  5. flipola says: Jun 26, 2017 6:53 AM

    5,000 yards isn’t as impressive since the rules changed. And the Saints are pretty thin at receiver and on D honestly.

  6. Indybear says: Jun 26, 2017 7:03 AM

    News flash: ALL teams are ready to win the Super Bowl right now (at least, that should be their goal).

  7. RegisHawk says: Jun 26, 2017 7:03 AM

    Whew…that’s all they were waiting for was this guy to pronounce them ready…

  8. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 26, 2017 7:24 AM

    Saint’s are a lot closer to the #1 overall draft pick in 2018.

  9. I Understand The Catch Rule says: Jun 26, 2017 7:29 AM

    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!!!
    ———
    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.

  10. mzew233 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:34 AM

    Lets get through week 2 first huh bucko?

  11. stillabucsfan says: Jun 26, 2017 7:43 AM

    3 straight years around .500 give it take; I’ve got a feeling this year will be no different.

  12. orndorf2 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:43 AM

    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.

  13. IbelieveinSantaClaus says: Jun 26, 2017 7:44 AM

    stay off the pipe, dawg.

  14. fshman00 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:52 AM

    So are the Browns!!!!!

  15. v2787 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:56 AM

    It will be a surprise if the Saints even win their division.

  16. kcchefs58 says: Jun 26, 2017 8:08 AM

    Riiiiiight…

    -Dr. Evil

  17. kneedragr says: Jun 26, 2017 8:09 AM

    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.

  18. thegronk87 says: Jun 26, 2017 8:16 AM

    the pats are super bowl ready – just wanted to let everyone known

  19. purplegreenandgold says: Jun 26, 2017 8:17 AM

    before all the naysayers emerge…who had the Falcons in last year’s SB except Falcon supporters…EVERY TEAM should feel this way this time of year😊

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. sabrastang says: Jun 26, 2017 8:45 AM

    No they aren’t, but what is he supposed to say? Saints will be 8-8.

  23. BarbequeTime says: Jun 26, 2017 8:45 AM

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

    ——————-
    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.

  24. GenXJ says: Jun 26, 2017 8:51 AM

    “Kill the head.”

  25. chrisco4bucs says: Jun 26, 2017 8:59 AM

    Whatever

  26. dyims says: Jun 26, 2017 9:02 AM

    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.

  27. mogogo1 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:04 AM

    Everybody is a contender in June.

  28. whatjusthapped says: Jun 26, 2017 9:04 AM

    I’d be happy if they just won the first game of the year.

  29. 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.

  30. TheDPR says: Jun 26, 2017 9:06 AM

    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.

  31. saints737 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:08 AM

    Back to Back Super Bowl appearances by the NFC South. 3 in a row if the Saints can make it.

    Clearly the best division in football.

  32. abninf says: Jun 26, 2017 9:09 AM

    flipola says:

    5,000 yards isn’t as impressive since the rules changed.
    ————————————————————

    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.

  33. winningisabrees says: Jun 26, 2017 9:11 AM

    Same as in 2009, No one saw us coming.

    WHO DAT, WE DAT.

    livelong fan, 12 year ticket holder

  34. xavier179 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:12 AM

    3rd place is a more realistic goal.

  35. rocketmcstonebreaker says: Jun 26, 2017 9:17 AM

    Pro athletes say the darndest things.

  36. classclown71 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:31 AM

    on Madden maybe

  37. Bruce G. Owens Jr says: Jun 26, 2017 9:42 AM

    Looks like the Vikings are not the only ones hitting the kombucha tea!

  38. officialgame says: Jun 26, 2017 9:46 AM

    Oh please God help me, start the season already.

  39. vonsmoky71165 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:48 AM

    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.
    =====================

    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.

  40. sb44champs says: Jun 26, 2017 10:10 AM

    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.

  41. finnymcphin says: Jun 26, 2017 10:17 AM

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

  42. patriots123456 says: Jun 26, 2017 10:22 AM

    There is an old saying.

    “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch”.

  43. thun5der says: Jun 26, 2017 10:23 AM

    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

  44. hukdeep says: Jun 26, 2017 10:42 AM

    ^ LOL

    Or you could cheat like the patties do….

  45. kfoyo808 says: Jun 26, 2017 10:58 AM

    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.

  46. outlaw53 says: Jun 26, 2017 11:11 AM

    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….

  47. hawkwind8 says: Jun 26, 2017 11:46 AM

    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…

  48. nyneal says: Jun 26, 2017 11:52 AM

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

    ________________________________________

    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.

  49. ninerdynasty says: Jun 26, 2017 11:53 AM

    and so are the niners! (sarcasm)

  50. FinFan68 says: Jun 26, 2017 11:59 AM

    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.

  51. hukdeep says: Jun 26, 2017 12:01 PM

    How many rings does Stafford have?

    Thanks for playing.

  52. dchetz says: Jun 26, 2017 12:22 PM

    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.)

  53. whodat101 says: Jun 26, 2017 12:58 PM

    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.

  54. lengai says: Jun 26, 2017 1:05 PM

    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?
    _____________________

    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

  55. franktuttle says: Jun 26, 2017 2:14 PM

    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)"

  56. silentcount says: Jun 26, 2017 8:33 PM

    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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