Saints coach Joe Vitt says this might be the most talented football team we've ever had

Ed Daniels' ED-itorial

The oddsmakers, despite the offseason turmoil, say the Saints are again one of the top contenders in the NFC.

There are many variables to a Super Bowl run; luck and injuries are two. And for the Saints, the elephant in the room is how the club performs without its leader, head coach Sean Payton.

But even with all of those potential potholes, the Saints are among ten teams that have a legit chance to win a Super Bowl. In the NFC, those teams are the Packers, Giants, Eagles, 49ers, and Saints.

Buried underneath all of the negative publicity of the bounty scandal is this: in free agency, the Saints appear to have done quite well. The signed defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, a host of veteran linebackers, and Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs are just a few examples.

It's like the football version of Jack Canfield's Law of Attraction. The Saints have an excellent team, with a top shelf quarterback. Players want to come here.

When Vitt says the best since he's been here, he could be correct.

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