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Max Unger Over Being Upset about Trade to New Orleans Saints

The abrupt trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks rocked the football world. As one of the parties involved in the trade, center Max Unger wasn’t originally happy about the situation that landed him as a member of the New Orleans Saints. However, Unger appears to be changing his tune since spending some time in his new environment. “I’m over all of that,...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

History and Opportunity Led to the Drafting of Andrus Peat

Every team has their weaknesses, but there’s usually one in particular each season that does them in. The challenge for coaching staffs and personnel departments is addressing current needs while making sure other positions don’t go to pot. While you always want to fill immediate needs, the latter is just as important as the former. An area of strength can soon turn into an area...
Via The Saints Nation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: This New Orleans Saints cheerleaders’ photo shoot is too good to be true

There aren’t many things I like to watch more than football, but cheerleaders are definitely one of them. The New Orleans Saints’ “Saintsations” have spent the last few days on the beach for their 2016 calendar photo shoot, and it’s safe to say that it went really, really well. Check out the best pictures from the shoot:   You may also be interested in: LOOK: This...
Via cover32
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Dannell Ellerbe the key to the New Orleans Saints’ defensive turnaround?

The New Orleans Saints have seen significant overhaul this offseason with nine veterans leaving the team and six signing on, as well as nine draft picks and thirteen undrafted rookies entering the mix.  One name that will be very important during the upcoming campaign, and has flown under the radar, is Dannell Ellerbe; a weakside, or “WILL” linebacker acquired from the Miami...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meeting 'idol' Peyton Manning helped mold Garrett Grayson

Garrett Grayson is widely expected to be the future at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. With that said, he still has some time to sit and learn behind a superstar in Drew Brees, which is a great thing for him.Interestingly, though, it wasn't Brees who helped Grayson and his confidence, but was another Pro Bowl quarterback in Peyton Manning.According to Mike Triplett of ESPN...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn sounds off against Roger Goodell

Don’t count NFL commissioner Roger Goodell among the guests at Joe Horn‘s next Christmas party. The former NFL wide receiver, who played in the league from 1996-2007 for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons, was asked his thoughts on the current state of the NFL. Suffice to say, he didn’t hold anything back. “Here’s what I don’t like. I don’t...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: This New Orleans Saints fan took customizing his car way too far

Listen, customizing your car is almost always a good idea. Whether your detailing it or just putting a funny bumper sticker on the back, the more unique your car is, the better — usually. Sometimes you can take it too far, and that’s exactly what this Saints fan did. via Imgur AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed this weekend Power Rankings: The...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Saints Change the Tide in 2015?

In 2014 the Saints were 4-4 on the road, closing the season with a 4-0 run when leaving the Dome. This was the first time since 2011 that the Saints were able finish with a .500 record on the road.On the other hand, a 21-home game win streak was snapped by the controversial 'offensive pass interference' call when the Saints played host to the 49ers. After that game, the Saints failed...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Morstead can punt a football very, very far (VIDEO)

If you're good at something, there's no reason to not let everyone know about it. Thomas Morstead of the New Orleans Saints proved that point with this ridiculous punt below. To answer Morstead's question on his official Instagram account, I have no idea how far away that light pole is, but that was more than a little impressive. Photo Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ellerbe glad to be in a place with 'a great fan base and sold-out games'

Dannell Ellerbe is one of the more intriguing additions the New Orleans Saints made this offseason, but he seems to be a flying under the radar just a bit. Well, not anymore, as Ellerbe has stepped out to talk about his new team and the excitement that he has to play for the Saints in 2015, according to Shawn Stinson of YourDailyJournal.com. When talking about his fresh start in...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL wideout Joe Horn calls Roger Goodell 'the devil'

There is no doubt NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t viewed in a favorable light by most in the public these days, but Joe Horn took the criticism to a new level in a recent interview. Horn, a former NFL receiver and four-time Pro Bowler, held nothing back when asked about Goodell (via thefootballgirl.com: “I don’t like what Roger Goodell is doing. He has so much power...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Post Draft Analysis: Linebackers

I saved the Linebackers for last because it is in my opinion without question the group that both needed, and got, the most attention in the offseason.  I have actually found it a little disturbing how little attention the Saints horrendous linebacker position has gotten over the last few seasons. A solid group of linebackers is every bit as important to a defense as a QB is to...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Punter Thomas Morestead Nails Field Lights With Ridiculous Punt

Punters are often the overlooked football player. People don't expect to see them do anything but kick the ball really, really far when they are called upon to actually get on the field and above all else never get a kick blocked (because it will be his fault if it is). However, what they don't realize is that these guys are athletes too and they are capable of doing big things.For...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saints Look to Shrink the Field in 2015

The Saints had nine picks heading into the draft and surprised everyone by using all nine. Payton stated that the picks acquired during the off-season would be used to shore up the defense. He was true to his word, and the team picked 6 defensive players and 2 offensive players going into the 7th round. During the later rounds in the draft teams are usually looking for raw physical...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Chiefs Rookies Fit on the Depth Chart

With the draft complete, the Kansas City Chiefs rookie class must now compete to make the 53 man roster. After rookie minicamp and voluntary workouts, Training Camp rolls around, where the competition really heats up. Until then however, I will predict where the Chiefs rookies fit on the depth chart.   Marcus Peters, Cornerback With good size and height for a cornerback (6...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Steps for the Saints to Win the South in '15

Yeah, I know it's way too early to think about things like this just yet. Full 90-man rosters haven't even hit the field together yet. But when a team is looking to rebound from a disappointing season, they need a plan, right?Well, in reality, it's never too early to start thinking about winning the division. And as proven last year, even when this division is bad, it is still competitive...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees changes stance on when to retire

After careful consideration, legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints has decided, he won’t be playing until the age of 45. The long time veteran told the New Orleans Advocate that he felt good but at the same time, playing that long was no longer a thought. According to nfl.com, Drew Brees stated as much during an interview, “45 is a long way away,” Brees...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees is Still Primed for Another Elite Season

For the better part of the last decade, Drew Brees was about as sure of a Fantasy quarterback as you could draft. More often than not, the Saints’ gunslinger has led the NFL in passing yards. In nine seasons with New Orleans, Brees has topped this list five times, come in second twice and in third once.This year, expect more of the same. Since the season ended, I’ve been a firm...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees: Saying I'd play until 45 may have been 'overzealous'

After a rough 2014 season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is rethinking a bold statement he made a year ago. Before the season began, Brees was excited about the possibility of playing into his mid-40s—a statement he now admits was a bit “overzealous.” Brees called his playing until he's 45 overzealous, but still kicked around the idea. — Larry Holder (@LarryHolder...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Saints Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New Orleans Saints won’t make the playoffs in 2015

The New Orleans Saints will not reach the playoffs this upcoming 2015 season. The loss of key players have diminished the team’s potential. They have recently traded away their most valuable offensive weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham, to the Seattle Seahawks. In return they did upgrade their offensive line by receiving offensive tackle Max Unger although losing Graham is a major...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints remove Darren Sharper image from outside stadium

In a move that is an absolute no-brainer, the New Orleans Saints organization has decided it needs to dissociate itself even further from admitted serial rapist Darren Sharper. The unfortunate aspect of it for the team is that is related to the displaying of an iconic and celebrated image from the team’s Super Bowl XLIV...Read More The post Already? Saints removing image of Darren...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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