Bell Tolls: This could be beginning of end for Drew Brees, Saints as contenders
It is fair to wonder where the New Orleans Saints are headed — with or without Drew Brees.
In the short term, they are headed to Carolina for what already amounts to a must-win game with their hopes pinned on the arm of journeyman backup Luke McCown.
In the long run, the Saints have the look of a team headed for more heartbreak, far from providing Brees with the support that it will take to win another championship.
While Brees, 36, recovers from an ailing rotator cuff that will cause him to miss a game due to injury for the first time in career, the Saints are contending with another type... read more