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Saints pay tribute to New Orleans on 10th anniversary of Katrina

August 29, 2015 dawns as a bright, sunny day outwardly in New Orleans, but for most residents, the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina evokes a torrent of dark, nightmarish emotions internally. Many are trying to focus on the positives: all that the city and region have accomplished in the past decade and hope for an even better future. The New Orleans Saints are in the number...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Preseason Week 3: What to Look for vs. Texans

Through two preseason games, it has been one end of the spectrum to the other for the New Orleans Saints. In their Week 1 matchup vs. the Ravens, the Saints looked like a team that hadn't played football in six months. Last Saturday night in the Superdome against the Patriots, the starting offense looked quick, crisp, and lethal. The defense looked really good as they held starter...
Via Pro Football Spot
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

    The good news is TJ Yeldon scored the first preseason touchdown of his NFL career. The bad news is he paid a huge price. The former Alabama running back scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter of Jacksonville’s preseason contest with the Detroit Lions Friday. The rookie dove over a pile at the goal line and was met by a vicious hit from linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints and the Sinister Six

December 30, 2012. That was the date on the calendar the last time the New Orleans Saints intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. And, no less, it came against the division rival Carolina Panthers in Week 17 of the regular season.For a reference of just how long ago that was Cam Newton was in the second year of his career and Jonathan Vilma was still the Saints’ starting...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Preseason Evaluation of Saints’ Receiving Corps

The New Orleans Saints kept busy during the offseason, taking part in what felt like a complete team makeover.The organization did its part in solidifying both the offensive line and the defense as a whole. As a result, three of Drew Brees’ most relied on targets are no longer sporting the black and gold. This left fans and critics alike wondering the same thing – Who is Brees...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints Training Camp’s top 10 booms and busts

Every year Saints training camp comes with surprises, reassurances, disappointment and moments of terror. This one so far as been no exception. Below are my top 10 booms and busts so far with two weeks remaining in preseason: BUSTS: 10. Josh Hill It’s not that his camp has been awful but he was hurt for a while and he just hasn’t lived up to the Jimmy Graham replacement hype...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton awaiting either K Hopkins or Hocker to take a clear lead

The interesting kicking battle between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker rages on for the New Orleans Saints. While it may not be the training camp battle that fans are talking about most, it's definitely one worth watching. As Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports, head coach Sean Payton is simply waiting for one of the two kickers to separate himself from the other...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton says Delvin Breaux's tryout was one of the best he's seen

At this point, cornerback Delvin Breaux is no longer flying under the radar. He's quickly becoming one of the more intriguing prospects on the Saints roster, and could very well wind up seeing plenty of playing time in 2015. Apparently, though, if you had asked head coach Sean Payton about Breaux, he could have told you about his upside a while back. As Joel A. Erickson of The New...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Gunning for First Preseason Win in Matchup with Texans

The New Orleans Saints play their third preseason game Sunday at 4 p.m. against the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints (0-2) are seeking their first preseason win. More importantly, they want to show that they’re ready for the 2015 season in what is normally the preseason’s “dress rehearsal” game. Week 3 of the preseason is traditionally when the starters...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Brees is a super nerd in the new Xbox ad

You all know of that one studious kid that asks 400 questions within an hour-long class period, right? This person is the one you can expect to raise their hand at least ten times within the first twenty minutes of class and proceed to ask five questions with each hand raise. In the new Xbox ad shared by USA TODAY’s For the Win, NFL superstars Clay Matthews, Marshawn Lynch, Richard...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Saint Joe Horn looks back on Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. It destroyed just about everything on the beaches of Gulfport and Biloxi, while the levees breaking waterlogged the city of New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints were forced out of the city for nearly the entire 2005 season, but one legendary looked back on the aftermath of the storm. Bleacher Report...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

OT Zach Strief raves for days about Saints' new C Max Unger

When the New Orleans Saints traded tight end Jimmy Graham for center Max Unger, it essentially sent shock waves through New Orleans. With the surprise of the big move from New Orleans now gone, the new center for the Saints has received rave reviews from both teammates and coaches. The most recent praise comes from offensive tackle Zach Strief, as Mike Triplett of ESPN explains....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign basketball playing TE Chris Manhertz, release Michael Egnew

From ESPN’s Mike Triplett: The New Orleans Saints, who know better than most teams how well a former basketball player can transition to the tight end position, signed developmental project Chris Manhertz on Monday. Manhertz (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) never played football until he signed with the Buffalo Bills in December. The former Canisius College basketball player was with the...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Positives and Negatives from the New Orleans Saints' First Two Preseason Games

Two weeks ago, my enthusiasm over finally seeing the New Orleans Saints play football for the first time in eight months quickly turned to dismay....
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans Saints players saw a change in their stock after their second preseason game?

The opening moments of the New Orleans Saints preseason bout with the New England Patriots were a far cry from the display they put on last week against the Baltimore Ravens. What a difference a week makes. A completely inept starting defense fielded in Baltimore held the Patriots to three consecutive three-and-outs under Tom Brady as well as keep their running game in check for...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Benjamin Watson set to release book on race this November

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is certainly making a strong case for himself on the field, as he looks to replicate part of the production his predecessor Jimmy Graham generated in New Orleans. However, the 34-year-old, 1st round pick in the 2004 Draft is staying plenty busy off the field as well. Watson, who scored a 48 on his Wonderlic Test (tied for 3rd highest score...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Hoyer named starting QB for Houston Texans

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has apparently seen enough from both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett after two preseason games to make a decision on the team’s starting quarterback for the 2015 NFL season. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Hoyer is the man in charge of Houston’s offense this year. Hoyer has been so-so this preseason, completing 9 of 15 passes...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Saints' Brandin Cooks 'shock the world?'

The Saints are now back home, wrapping up the last week of training camp in New Orleans, enduring the heat by downing salt tablets and hydration drinks. While players are happy to be back in their own beds, this next week will be hardly a vacation. There is still much work to be done, and many decisions to be made, before roster cuts and the regular season. A lot of question marks...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Doesn't Look Too Old On This Bomb

There have been a few haters that have tried to say that the arm on 36-year old New Orleans Saints quarterback is getting old. They are insinuating that the man can't throw the deep ball quite as well as he used to. Brees will not deny that he has had some issues, but he says it was a mechanics issue that developed after an oblique injury.After watching him throw a beauty of a strike...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks Impresses In Camp and Looks Poised to Step Into the Number One Receiver Role

Brandin Cooks #10 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field for warm-up prior to start of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) In his sophomore season, Brandin Cooks looks to step into the number one receiver role. The young speedster was impressive in his rookie season leading all rookies with 53 receptions...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the most underrated fantasy stars on the New Orleans Saints roster?

AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on how entertaining they’d be on Hard Knocks Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier head coaches Power Rankings: Based on each team’s chances of making the playoffs in 2015 Fantasy Preview: The top-32 QBs for 2015 Who are these Saints? Yeah, I see Drew Brees, and I know Sean Payton is still calling the plays, but is this the offensive juggernaut...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: 'If you decide to fight, pack your bags'

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn’t want his team to follow the lead of the Washington football team, Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams or Dallas Cowboys. Payton’s crew is preparing for a joint practice with the New England Patriots, and according to NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington, the Saints will have a clear consequence for fighting. Source says Sean Payton...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints rookie linebackers shine in their NFL debut

That was a rough game to watch.  The New Orleans Saints came out and played sloppy in another loss to Baltimore, losing 143 yards to 16 penalties. A number of injuries plagued the team, but the three starters who went down early – cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux, and linebacker Danell Ellerbe – have all been reported to have avoided any severe injuries.  So...
Via cover32
12 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Spiller out for preseason after having knee scoped

In order to be prepared for the start of the regular season, New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Saints' CJ Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday in Pensacola, Fla, but is expected back for regular-season opener, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15,...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints receiver sorry for signing autographs as Marques Colston

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman took to social media earlier this week to apologize for dressing up as teammate Marques Colston during training camp and signing autographs for fans. Coleman, a second-year wideout who signed as a free agent with the Saints in May 2014, donned the helmet and jersey of his veteran teammate and proceeded to fraternize with fans and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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