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Lance Moore says Saints could have breakthrough season

Moore joined WWL's "Sports Talk"

Bobby Hebert & Deke Bellavia, Sports Talk
August 08, 2017 - 10:22 pm
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Moore: Saints could be on verge of breakthrough season

 

By Mark Menard, @markmenard13

Former Saints receiver Lance Moore, a key member of the roster during one of the franchise’s most successful runs in history from 2005-2013, joined WWL Radio Tuesday night to talk about the black and gold’s current crop of talent.

In particular, Moore zeroed in on receiving hopeful Corey Fuller. Moore was a teammate of Fuller’s in 2015 with the Detroit Lions, and he says Fuller brings a lot of skills to the table.

“I think one thing that will show up obviously after he gets healthy,” Moore said, “is the things he does on special teams. That’s something nobody really talks about too much, but when you’re a wide receiver and you can contribute offensively, then you can also do things in the return game and the coverage game, the value of that type of player goes really, really high.

“I think he’s a guy that will show up on both offense and special teams when those games come.”

Moore also said he won’t be surprised if big things are in store for a Saints team that might be getting unfairly overlooked.

“I definitely think they’re a better team than the 7-9 record shows,” Moore said. “They’re playing in one of the better divisions in all of football, absolutely when you talk about quarterback play. I don’t think there’s a division in football that even compares to the NFC South. Am I really ready to say that this is a playoff team? I don’t know. I think a lot is gonna be told in these preseason games.”

Moore said the 2017 Saints have a familiar feel to them.

“Last year’s team kind of reminds me of the 2008 team,” Moore said. “We were 8-8 and lost a bunch of close games, and nobody was talking about us ahead of the 2009 season. And we all know what happened in that season. I’m definitely not trying to call this team a Super Bowl contender yet, but I’m also not ready to sell them short.”

The Saints launch the 2017 preseason slate this Thursday night in Cleveland when they face the Browns. Kickoff is set for 7pm. Our wall-to-wall coverage on WWL starts at 3pm.

Listen to Moore's full interview below.

Moore: Saints could contend in 2017

Former Saints receiver Lance Moore checks in with Bobby, Deuce & Kristian and says the Saints could be a dark horse in the coming season.

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