No, we will never hate the New Orleans Saints like we do the Minnesota Vikings. New Orleans is a great town and a lot of fun. Minneapolis is a hole filled with troglodytes that should be Minnesota’s 10,001st lake.
The Saints are starting to become the Vikings in another way. In so that they love the Green Bay Packers’ leftovers.
We all know how many former Packers the Vikings have signed over the years. We won’t even get into that lengthy list.
The Saints are now grabbing ex-Packers before the Vikings can.
It probably started with fullback John Kuhn, who New Orleans just released for the second time on Thursday. Still, when the Packers were clearly done with Kuhn, the Saints came calling.
Last year, when the Packers released third-string quarterback Joe Callahan, who was there to claim him? The New Orleans Saints.
This year, the trend continued. The Saints picked up quarterback Taysom Hill and receiver Max McCaffrey after the Packers discarded them during roster cutdown day.
And all of that may not be terribly notable, but it gets better.
Upon his return to Green Bay, defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois told a story about how he was on his way from Green Bay to Dallas on Wednesday. Prior to that, he had a workout with the Saints on Tuesday. They told him to get a passport because they’re playing a game in London on October 1.
Had the Packers not called and asked Francois to come back to Green Bay, he’d be in New Orleans right now.
This is how desperate the New Orleans Saints have gotten. They’re the Minnesota Vikings South.