Saints' Shockey losing his edge
The outspoken tight end may soon find himself in a backup role
With the regular season approaching, the Football Outsiders use their unique brand of analysis to break down each of the league's 32 teams. The series continues today with a look at the New Orleans Saints.
Season Preview -- New Orleans Saints
A volatile tight end may be relegated to second-string duties, while the Saints' secondary gets a boost from a promising second-year corner.
To see which player could soar, which could sink and whom you need to watch before the season opener, you must be an ESPN Insider.
2009 NFL PRESEASON
Football Outsiders Preview
Football Outsiders uses advanced stats to give you a player on the rise, another one in decline and a key player to watch for each team in the preseason. The series starts in the AFC West and runs for 32 consecutive days.