New Orleans Dynasty: Saints Roster Provides Potential

July 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

How will history look back on the 2009 New Orleans Saints?
Will they be seen as just a flash in the pan and a feel-good story, or the beginning of something more?
In 10 years, is it possible that will we look back at Super Bowl XLIV as the launching pad for the NFL's latest dynasty?
Take a look at the roster, and the possibilities are there.
The 2009 and current versions of the New Orleans Saints appear very similar at first. All but two of last year's starters are back, as are many key role players, such as safety Malcolm Jenkins, wide receiver Devery Henderson, and tight end David Thomas.
A closer look at the two rosters, though, reveals a distinct advantage for this year's group: age.
In 2009, the Saints had 18 players who were 30 or older and 19 players who were 25 or younger. Of those players who were 25 and under, five of them played less than half the season.
This year's roster is shaping up to be a lot more youthful while still retaining its v...

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