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Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Saints defense dominates the Bye Week

The boys recap the Saints not losing during the bye week, try to figure out what Dennis Allen will do against the Texans, start Sean Payton to LSU rumors, and answer Twitter questions like “Find an LSU coach from Twitter.” Donate just $1 a month and become a Saints Happy Hour Patron for special benefits or make 1 time donation so the audio quality stays awesome and we have...
Via The Saints Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Waive Veteran LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar

Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Saints have placed veteran LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar on waivers Monday. This move is likely to free up a roster spot for OLB Phillip Hunt, who was signed to a contract on Monday. Dunbar, 30, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent back in 2008. He spent over four years in New Orleans before joining the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Deuce McAllister says Saints are dealing with dysfunction currently

The former Saints running back spoke about the current state of the team via Twitter. Kirby Lee USA TODAY SportsWhen management is getting called out by former players, it's obviously a bit of a problem. Unfortunately for the New Orleans Saints, that's what happened this past week from long-time running back Deuce McAllister.McAllister, who spent his entire career with the Saints...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rob Ryan goes over the line, gives vicious jab to Saints

Former New Orleans Saints’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan deserved to be fired for the horrific defense he fielded over the last two seasons. But they made the right decision firing him for making a very disgusting jab towards the team while bringing up Hurricane Katrina. Rob Ryan’s media debut went from 100 to 0 real quick. (via @WillBrinson) https:...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why this 2015 Saints defense might be worse than the 2012 Spagnuolo defense

One thing that hasn’t been talked about much this week with Rob Ryan getting fired is just how bad the defense currently is. In case you missed it, the Redskins game was enough to put the Saints dead last in defense for both yards AND points. The Saints are giving up 424.3 yards per game (Giants at 420.9) and 31.5 points per game (Lions at 29). Steve Spagnuolo’s 2012 “worst...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Odds of scenarios happening that would put Saints in playoffs

I know I have written off the New Orleans Saints. At 4-6 and fielding the NFL’s worst defense, they’re two games out of the NFC South. There are three teams the Saints need to catch to make the playoffs. We’ll break them down here and see how likely it is that they’ll make the playoffs in the following scenarios. The post Odds of scenarios happening that would put Saints...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Saints move on from Drew Brees in 2016?

At 4-6 the Saints are out of the NFC South race for sure and basically out of playoff contention as a whole. Green Bay, Atlanta, and Minnesota all boast records of six wins or better, putting the Saints three games out of the Wild Card with only six games left. As painful as it is to admit it, the gaze has to be turned toward next season. Unfortunately, the offseason looks to be...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Player grades status

With 6 games left as we approach the bye week, below are the GPA’s for the season. Below are the qualifiers and below them are the non qualifiers. You must be graded in a minimum of 5 games to be a qualifier. So far Drew Brees is in the lead for the team MVP with 6 games left to go but he’s only 0.01 points ahead of Terron Armstead so the race is tight. I also give out an award...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how bad is the Saints defense? Here are the numbers

For the first time since October, the New Orleans Saints will NOT surrender 40-plus points this week. I can guarantee you that only because the Saints do not in fact play this week. Otherwise, there’d be no reason to expect a defense that has given up an insane 116 points in its last three games wouldn’t be victimized again, regardless of its opponent. The Saints fired defensive...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks has been rolling over the past three games

Brandin Cooks has been on fire as of late, putting together impressive numbers over the past three games. Chris Graythen Getty ImagesWhile much of the news around the New Orleans Saints this week has had to do with their defense and the firing of Rob Ryan, it's time to give some praise to one key offensive player.After a bit of a slow start to the 2015 season, this visual of Cooks...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Wild Card Dreams Are Just That: Dreams

“The Saints are like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get.” – Someone’s momma. For the three of you wondering in suspense whether or not the Saints of New Orleans will make a playoff spot this season, I have come to relieve you of the confusion. It’s not happening. My name is not Deborah and I am not a downer, but it’s time to let go of those...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Ryan fired by Saints

The New Orleans Saints have the worst defense in the NFL, and it was only a matter of time before the man who is in charge of it lost his job. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the Saints have informed defensive coordinator Rob Ryan that he will be fired in the wake of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Ingram Avoids Tackles, Rips Off Long Run To Set Up Touchdown

At first, it didn’t look good for the New Orleans Saints and their running back, Mark Ingram. Down 7-0 on the road against Washington, Ingram took the toss and looked to be dead to rights. After staying on his feet, several Washington defenders were set to bring him down. 70 yards later, Ingram had his team in business: He could have fallen down. He could have gotten tripped up...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ’50-50′ chance Payton leaves Saints after season

Sean Payton might be considering leaving the New Orleans Saints after the 2015 season, and a new report estimates there is about a “50-50” chance this happens. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports on this developing story: “With legal drama engulfing New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and the NFL keeping close tabs on a potential ownership change, there is a “steadily...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints sealed their own fate

It wasn’t an emotional let down for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. They simply did not execute well.  Offensive tackle Zach Strief acknowledged that the Saints’ 34-28 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans didn’t play out like a typical “trap game.” The Saints were not lacking energy early. They actually romped to a 14-3 lead. Two straight touchdowns by the offense...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Flips Out On Reporter After Saints’ Loss To Titans

Brandon Browner wasn’t very happy after the New Orleans Saints’ overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans, to say the least. The Saints cornerback apparently lost his cool and screamed profanities at WWL-TV reporter Lyons Yellin after he asked another player a question in the locker room Sunday. Yellin asked safety Jairus Byrd about an interception opportunity that he and cornerback...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner goes off on reporter after loss

Brandon Browner went off on a reporter after the New Orleans Saints lost to the Tennessee Titans in overtime on Sunday 34-28. Browner, who entered the game with a league-high 15 penalties in eight games, was called for defensive holding late in the fourth quarter on a third down play that enabled the Titans to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints would let Sean Payton out of contract

Amidst rumors that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton could be interested in other coaching jobs, a report came out Sunday that the team would “be inclined” to let him out of his contract if he did choose to pursue other job opportunities. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has the scoop on this story. He wrote on Twitter Sunday morning “If Sean Payton wanted to be a coaching...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL adds INT to Brees’ stats, changes fantasy football outcomes

Nothing is more frustrating in fantasy football than a stat adjustment turning your win into a loss. This was the case for some who started New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees during Week 8. Win or lose, his 500-plus yards and seven touchdowns surely carried your fantasy team. However, after reviewing game film, the NFL determined Willie Snead’s fumble that the New...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson worked out for Saints

The NFL dream still is not over for Trent Richardson. The former No. 3 overall draft pick worked out for the New Orleans Saints on Monday, according to a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The Saints needed to add some depth after Khiry Robinson suffered a broken leg in Sunday’s win over the New...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eli Manning snubs Luke McCown in handshake line

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw six (!) touchdown passes in Sunday’s 52-49 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Manning completed 30 of 41 passes for 350 yards in the game, but his team lost because they don’t really have a secondary and gave up 511 yards to Brees. The Giants quarterback showed he can still dominant games and be accurate when he’s at his best,...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints run flea flicker for TD against Giants

Saints head coach Sean Payton has always been great at getting creative in his playcalling to keep his opponents off balance. He and quarterback Drew Brees did just that in Sunday’s game against the Giants with a perfectly-timed flea flicker that caught the Giants with their pants around their ankles. Mark Ingram received a handoff and pitched the ball back to Brees (and he...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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