We all know life in post-Katrina New Orleans is an oft-maddening good-news, bad-news existence.
The same can be said for preseason football.
For every positive sign, there’s a contrasting negative one.
In the middle of it all, it’s difficult to really tell what you have or where you’re going.
After Friday night’s 36-21 victory against San Diego, the good news for the New Orleans Saints is the positive definitely outweighs the negative.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Saints’ good and bad, 13 days before the titanic regular-season opener against Minnesota:
Good news. The offense is in midseason form.
After opening the preseason with a pair of three-and-outs against New England, the first-team unit scored five touchdowns and a field goal in its next eight drives. Its seven first-half drives against the Texans and Chargers ended like this: touchdown, touchdown, punt, touchdown, touchdown, punt and field goal. Oh, and best of all, in 12 preseason series, the first-teamers have committed zero turnovers.