20 Saints questions answered: Get up-to-date on your Black and Gold IQ

20 Saints questions answered: Get up-to-date on your Black and Gold IQ

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Drew Brees #9 and the New Orleans Saints huddle up before playing against the Detroit Lions during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 31 at 7:29 AM

For the first time since the Saints slowly walked off the field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, New Orleans took the practice field as a full team during training camp.

WWL-TV Sports' Bradley Handwerger counted down 20 questions that the Saints will encounter on their path back to the playoffs.

  1. Can the New Orleans Saints overcome this offseason?
  2. What do the Saints do at place kicker in 2012?
  3. What will Jimmy Graham do in his third year?
  4. How much can this year's draft class contribute?
  5. Can Mark Ingram reach expectations in his second year?
  6. Will Drew Brees show any rust from his layoff from the team?
  7. Will the extra preseason game help?
  8. Will Darren Sproles have the same impact he had in 2011?
  9. How will Pete Carmichael Jr. do as the main play-caller?
  10. Will the defensive line be revitalized by Steve Spagnuolo?
  11. Will we see a blitz-happy defense under Spagnuolo?
  12. Can Marques Colston earn a Pro Bowl berth finally?
  13. Who will replace Robert Meachem?
  14. Can de la Puente, Collins maintain their surprisingly high level?
  15. How good can Steve Spagnuolo make the safeties?
  16. Will Patrick Robinson build on his 2011 season?
  17. What impact will Curtis Lofton have?
  18. Can Sedrick Ellis play up to his potential?
  19. Can Ben Grubbs replace Carl Nicks?
  20. Will New Orleans, Brees come to a contract agreement? (We know the answer to this one!)

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