- Sep 26, 2005
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I totally disagree with this. The saints have a very good front office.Reportedly, Denver gave the Saints two options in the Sean Payton trade. The first was Denver's 2023 first-round pick (pick 29) and 2024 second-round pick with Denver receiving the Saints 2024 third-round pick. The second was Denver's 2024 first-round pick and 2023 fourth-round pick. Loomis selected the first option. Go back on SR and you can find a lively discussion as to whether the Saints should have opted for the second option.
Denver is not as bad as it was against Miami. And with luck, Denver could be 2-1. But the Broncos have a brutal schedule. Even if Denver rebounds, it appears the Broncos' first-round pick will be in the mid-teens. And at this time, there is a substantial chance Denver will have a top 10 pick, which would have belonged to the Saints had they selected the second option offered by Denver.
To those who say hindsight is driving any discussion today of the options offered, I invite you to look at the debate that took place on this board eight months ago. The Saints selected the first option because Loomis nearly always makes decisions based solely on next season rather than what is in the long-term interests of the franchise. This is not what the Eagles have been doing. Unless a team is a legitimate Super Bowl contender, Loomis's obsession with winning now has hurt the organization. Desperate for a first-round pick in 2023--which we did not have because of the trade with Philadelphia before the 2022 draft--we gave up the chance of getting a really high first-round pick from Denver in the 2024 draft.
I was in Green Bay on Sunday. I do not know how Jordan Love will turn out. But to win for a sustained period in the NFL, a team needs three things: a top quarterback (Green Bay had sustained success for 30 years because of two quarterbacks and some top people in its front office), a top head coach, and a top general manager. The Saints have none of these.