In 2006, Fontenot was entering his fourth season as a pro scout for the New Orleans Saints, who were coming off a three-win campaign and had been to the playoffs just once in the previous 13 seasons. Head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees arrived in town that year — and so did a draft class loaded with franchise-changing gems, including future Pro Bowl safety Roman Harper (drafted in Round 2), future All-Pro guard Jahri Evans (Round 4) and Marques Colston (Round 7), one of the most productive receivers in Saints history. Even taking into account underwhelming second overall pick Reggie Bush, New Orleans hit a home run with this group.And Fontenot remembers when that team, which went on to win 10 games and reach the NFC title match, first began to show something: at training camp that year, held at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, amid low expectations.”Those dudes got the s— beat out of them. We had draft picks about to quit. But they didn’t. We learned we had the right dudes. We weren’t supposed to win many games. But that team was tough, competitive and won. People remember the 2009 Saints because we won the Super Bowl, but it all started with the Junction Boys of 2006,” Fontenot said, using a nickname that plays off the difficult conditions faced by the team at camp.”That team made me really believe that when you focus on the right things you can build a good, tough, smart, competitive football team. That team taught me to focus on makeup before everything else.”The Atlanta Falcons, the franchise that Fontenot and Smith are in charge of now, are coming off four straight losing seasons. They just traded away quarterback Matt Ryan, perhaps the best player in team history, in exchange for a third-round pick. The roster is light on proven veterans, especially on offense. Though Fontenot and Smith hate the word rebuild, viewing it as disrespectful and unfair to the players, who aren’t putting their bodies on the line now for a proverbial future reward, the reality is, the Falcons have lost some juice.