I’ve had the same poll up on the left hand side of the blog forever, so it’s time for a new one. My previous question was regarding the Saints’ new free agents, and which you were most excited about. Curtis Lofton landed 70.6% of the vote, so you the fans clearly picked him as the guy you were most excited about. And sure enough, he’s the only that’s really lived up to the hype. Ben Grubbs had 11.7% of the vote, Brodrick Bunkley had 10.1% and David Hawthorne had just 4.9%. It’s funny how that worked out because I would order them the same way based on their performance the first three weeks. Thanks for your participation and please vote on the new poll on the left hand side of the site. This time I’m curious what you’re mood is given the Saints 0-3 start. Are you ready to take a chainsaw to Roger Goodell’s car? Are you so sad you’ve crawled into a corner in your basement never to return? Let me know how you are feeling.
I think we can all agree Drew Brees was the Saints’ 2011 MVP, if not the MVP of the entire league. So my poll question was simple: who was the Saints’ MVP behind Brees? 51.1% of you selected Darren Sproles as the runner up and most valuable player on the team behind Brees. Kind of shocking for a guy that was supposed to be a mere replacement for Reggie Bush… but I think Sproles was a superstar beyond all of our wildest imaginations this season. Sproles did get decent competition from Jimmy Graham, though, who received 39.9% of the vote. That’s great to see too, by the way, as Graham is a sure fire Pro Bowler for years to come now after being in the league just two years. It’s hard to believe neither of these guys were on the Super Bowl winning team and they’re now Brees’ two most deadly weapons.
Other players who turned in a very good season were Marques Colston (3.2% of the vote), Pierre Thomas (2.9% of the vote) and Thomas Morstead (2.9%) of the vote. Thanks for your participation in the Saints Nation poll and please vote in the newest poll on the left hand side of the site. Which Saints’ free agent is most important to retain?