Saints Have Discovered Magic Formula From Super Bowl Season (Who Dat Dish)

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) and tackle Zach Strief (64) celebrate a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

All the New Orleans Saints needed was a little patience.

Patience to get Sean Payton back. Patience to rebuild a putrid defense.

Patience offensively to have a nice balance as Sean Payton told Mike Triplett of NOLA.com:

“I think we’ve done a very good job this year with our balance and the fact that we’ve stuck with that through the course of game,” Brees said. “I’d say it’s been very balanced. Our ability to take care of the football throughout the season has been very good. Certainly it could be better, but I’d say our overall efficiency on offense and our ability to play complementary football with our defense has been as good this year as ever.

“It has definitely been a conscious effort. It was something we talked about. You could look back at our Super Bowl year in 2009 and say that was one of our best seasons, or 2011, that was one of our best seasons offensively. What made us so effective? We were throwing the ball well, but, man, we were running the ball well, and the complement of the two was really good.”

Balance and patience seem to be the name of the game for the Saints. Drew Brees, as good as he is, cannot be expected to do it all on his own. The return of Payton has took the team back to basics—and it has the Saints on the Super Bowl path.

You know things are good in New Orleans when Payton is comparing the year to 2009 or 2011. Since Payton and the Saints have seemed to figure things out, is a Super Bowl in the cards?

 

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