Thomas Morstead Officially Declared Himself 'Inactive' After Being Given The Day Off By The Saints' Offense
I can't tell you that the cohesion of what appears to be one of the most fun-loving rosters in the entire league is what has propelled the Saints' back to prominence after their active revamping of what was once an extremely disgruntled locker room and an emotionally unproductive workplace. I'd like to do so, but a positive attitude isn't as imperative to the winning formula as a winning formula is to keeping a positive attitude.
Of course, New Orleans wouldn't have bounced back from the most ugly of 0-2 holes if they didn't believe in one another, but it's no coincidence that the laughs, jokes, and celebrations have become more and more prevalent with each and every consecutive win since. Their undeniable swag is a product of their collective personality, but that personality wouldn't be on display anywhere near as often without their success.
That, however, doesn't mean that it's been anything less than an absolute treat to witness. Thomas Morstead declaring himself 'inactive' after spending the entire afternoon watching the defense continue to get the ball back for an offense that was running roughshod is just one example of the infectious amount of fun this team is having. The fact that they rewrote history by being the first team since 1941 to score six rushing touchdowns without attempting a single punt surely helps. However, the inter-unit photo-ops, choreographed handshakes, and subliminal jabs about the ease with which they are winning have somehow made their seven game streak that much more enjoyable...
So here's to hoping that the Saints keep smiling, because their change in demeanor has not-so-surprisingly had a positive correlation with the huge upswing of their season. "Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?!" is no longer a rhetorical question, and the team that genuinely seems to like one another has had no problem asking it...