How the Saints class of veteran free agent signings set the tone for a Super Bowl push (1 Viewer)

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By Nathan Brown | The Advocate

The Saints were a single tackle away. The Minnesota Miracle drove headlines for days, and Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard touchdown catch that sent the Vikings to the 2017 NFC championship game will forever live in football lore, but it was a single fluke play, one New Orleans had stopped countless times in 2017.

Mistakes happen in football, and honest ones in a sport with 120 or more plays per game shouldn’t invoke knee-jerk reactions, especially when it comes to the personnel of an entire franchise.

“We had the guys last year,” said Saints punter Thomas Morstead, who’s in his 10th season with the organization. “We just didn’t have a ball bounce our way.”

Entering 2018, the Saints didn’t need another home-run slugger; they needed the middle infielder with opposite-field batting precision. They didn’t need the next top-of-the-line Escalade for a job your dad’s dented, reliable Chevy pickup could handle. ...

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