The 15th team in this 32-part series for Yahoo! SportsIt seemed like it was over before it even got started.Entering 2012, the New Orleans Saints were in position to reach the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season, an unprecedented feat for a franchise that first took the field in 1967.However, the numerous ramifications of the "Bounty Gate" investigations involving the team and its conduct under head coach Sean Payton and then-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams included Payton being suspended for the entire '12 season.And when it was all said and done, a 0-4 start would result in a 7-9 showing. Now the club looks to start a new postseason streak.So it's onto 2013, and here we will take a look at five players who could be critical to the team's success this upcoming season. While in some cases the obvious will be stated, in other instances the focus will be on a newcomer to the team or a performer looking to rebound from a disappointing year.So here are five players to keep an eye on this season when it comes to the New Orleans Saints: