- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
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Aaron Brooks can make big plays--and mistakes that really hurt. When Deuce McAllisterwas healthy at the end of last season, they were a different offense. They're a better team when they play a physical style and the offense revolves more around McAllister than Brooks.... They can compete physically with any team in the league. LeCharles Bentley is a good, young center. The addition of Jammal Brown, especially, will make them more solid on the offensive line.... Their strength on defense is the pass rush; they can really bring pressure from the outside. The linebackers are not as strong as they would like, and they've been looking for depth in the secondary. With five interceptions in 11 games Mike McKenzie was a big help after he came over in the trade with the Packers. Dwight Smith is a very emotional, intense player who can play cornerback or safety.... They will be very competitive. When you're strong up front offensively and defensively, you can win a lot of games in this league. The Saints can be one of those teams that improve at the end of the year and carry it over to the next season.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2004 statistics