Someone dominating the targets never seemed possible.
For a decade, the Saints were an equal-opportunity offense, a place where passes got spread about, and everyone ate. Someone would inevitably get the last slice and consume a little more than everyone else, but no one ever went hungry.
That hasn't been the case for the last few years. Michael Thomas has emerged as an unguardable force. So, he eats first, and everyone else waits to take their seat until he's finished. Given the talent on the roster the last few years and the fact that Thomas is often the best option even when covered, this is exactly how things should have been playing out.
But Thomas finally has a worthy counterpart in Emmanuel Sanders, someone who commands the respect of the defense and will earn targets by getting open, which hasn't been the case the last couple of years. So, things are going to change. But how much?