Originally Posted by Apocalypse Wow
Brees and co. usually includes Payton. My bet reflects that I'm not confident that Brees is going to be nearly the same QB without Payton. Losing a head coach like him could be devastating.
Also, during the off season they lost Meachem and Nicks to free-agency
Payton did tear his ACL last year and didn't call plays the final 8 games or whatever and the offense was fine FWIW.
I don't see Meachem as much of a loss at all. He was what their 4th or 5th option on O? They still got Sproles, Graham, Colston, Moore, Henderson, Pierre. Nicks is a legit loss but he is still just a guard in a pass heavy offense.