By Nick Underhill | The Advocate
There is a lot time wasted when preparing for the Saints.
Teams have to prepare for endless possibilities, knowing that only so many of them can show, and there will likely be new ones it hasn't seen before.
But here's the thing: This unpredictable and innovative team has only become more unpredictable and innovative. The Saints are the NFL's greatest shape-shifters, the kind of offense that can flash 11 different personnel packages in one game, which is more than some teams use in a whole season, as it did against the Rams a few week ago.
And if that isn't bad enough, there are the endless formations and variations within each one of those personnel groupings. The level of innovation and distance the New Orleans coaching staff is willing to travel to create a wrinkle has become staggering.
For instance, the Saints debuted a package with two quarterbacks, one wide receiver, two tight ends, and one running back against the Rams, used it five times in that game and haven’t shown it since. Unveiling a new personnel package wasn’t enough. On the first play, the Saints added another layer of deception by stationing right tackle Ryan Ramczyk to the outside shoulder of left tackle Terron Armstead in a tackle-over look. ...
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