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The View from Section 140: It's gonna be a long season, Saints fans

Three preseason games into 2016 and it looks like the Saints are actually moving backwards. The first time back in the Superdome each season for that first preseason game is always fun. A chance to catch up with old friends who sit near you each season that you haven't seen all spring/summer. A chance to take in the view from your seat for the first time in a while. And, of course...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
12 hours ago

Steelers vs. Saints snap counts: Tony Hills, Ken Crawley lead the way

What New Orleans Saints played the most during Friday night’s preseason game? It wasn’t a particularly good showing from the New Orleans Saints, as they dropped their eighth straight preseason game to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night. While the team was defeated 27-14, what players saw the bulk of the snaps in the team’s loss? Here’s the team’s snap counts and playing...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
13 hours ago

Should the New Orleans Saints Regret Releasing Jahri Evans?

Hindsight is 20/20, but are really any worse off now then we would have been? Drew Brees, Zach Strief, and Thomas Morstead. That's all that remains on the 2016 New Orleans Saints roster from the 2009 Super Bowl Champion team. Granted, Roman Harper is now back on the team after a short tenure in Carolina, but as far as players who have remained with the Saints since their victory...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
16 hours ago

The New Orleans Saints are running out of time to fix things

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing” said John Powell. This quote says it all for the first two games of the Saints 2016 preseason thus far. Tonight the Saints finally come home to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third preseason game of 2016. This game will not count. However, […] The New Orleans Saints are running out of time to fix things -...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

Coby Fleener struggling to get on same page with Drew Brees

Coby Fleener might not be fourth tight end on the New Orleans Saints’ depth chart, but he is still trying to find his way with quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints offense. According to Larry Holder of NOLA.com, Fleener is struggling to catch the football and hasn’t gotten on the same page with Brees during training camp. “The Saints yearn for more from Fleener,” Holder...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan once pulled funny prank on Rams linebackers

Saints cornerback Cortland Finnegan has a lot of personality, on and off the field. He’s known for being a mouthy cornerback and getting into his opponents’ heads, but he’s also pretty good at playing jokes on his teammates as well. Rams punter Johnny Hekker recently recanted a tale of an epic prank Finnegan pulled as a member of the team a few years back. There had been...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees still hopeful for new contract before Week 1 deadline

Time is running out, but New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees remains hopeful in getting a new contract completed before his self-imposed deadline of Week 1. “I hope that we can get something done between now and then,” Brees said, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “I’m confident that we can, but you know at this point still just very much focused on getting us...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints unveil new end zone video boards at Superdome

The New Orleans Saints unveiled Wednesday (Aug.24) the new high-definition video screens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The boards are 333 feet wide by 38 feet high, spanning nine sections of seats.
Via NOLA.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Fairley preparing for larger role on defensive line

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Nick Fairley hopes a combination of experience, good health and happiness in his personal life helps him realize his yet-to-be-fulfilled potential as an NFL defensive lineman. If so, it could provide a considerable boost to a New Orleans Saints defensive front trying to bounce back from a dismal showing in 2015. Fairley grew up rooting for the Saints in his hometown...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows what it’s like to be the victim of Roger Goodell’s firm disciplinary hand, and he believes that there are major trust issues between the league office and the players. Brees told CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday that a multitude of factors have combined to bring about the erosion of trust. “I certainly don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton: Head Coach & fantasy football guru

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton does not play fantasy football. Though, if he did, it would appear that he would take a flyer on rookie wide receiver, Michael Thomas. “I don’t follow fantasy football, but I’d try to have him, per Mike Triplett of ESPN.” Over Thomas’ two-game starts during the preseason, he has tallied five catches for a total of 72 yards. Notably...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Larry Holder, Herbie Teope breakdown Tuesday's Saints practice

Larry Holder and Herbie Teope breakdown Tuesday's Saints practice
Via NOLA.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints banking on young defensive backs learning quickly

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Now entering his second NFL season, Delvin Breaux has played more regular-season snaps with the Saints defense than any other cornerback on New Orleans' roster. The question now facing the Saints is the extent to which their relative youth and inexperience at a critical defensive skill position will be a liability. On the flip side, New Orleans really doesn't...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Drew Brees QB give his pregame team pep talk

New Orleans Saints Drew Brees QB give his pregame team pep talk
Via NOLA.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Thomas Made Another 1-Handed Snag At Practice

Another day, another video of a crazy catch by Ohio State rookie Michael Thomas. The New Orleans Saints’ first-year wide receiver has been impressing throughout the offseason and the preseason, making great plays in practice and having a solid preseason debut last week. Thomas made another great catch at practice today. Check out this one-handed snag made by Thomas near the goal...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ first-round pick Sheldon Rankins carted off field

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins had to be carted off the field on Monday during training camp practice after a lower leg injury. Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com provided this narrative. Ominous news: #Saints first-round draft pick Sheldon Rankins went down with an injury during goal-line drills & had to be carted off (1/2) — Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) August...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan okay with being considered a ‘dirtbag’

New Orleans Saints cornerback Cortland Finnegan has a reputation. It’s one that indicates he’s a dirty player and has been throughout his 10-year NFL career. It’s a career that’s seen Finnegan receive 10 different on-field fines, including four for fighting with his opponent. Now looking to make his impact known in New Orleans after signing with the team this month, Finnegan...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints lose preseason opener 34-22 to the Patriots

There were a lot of positives to take from this game but poor tackling, turnovers and penalties were the Saints’ undoing. The Patriots returned a Garrett Grayson interception for a touchdown, recovered a fumble by Mark Ingram in their own territory, took away a red zone score by intercepting Luke McCown in the end zone, and stripped McCown and returned the fumble for a second...
Via The Saints Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady honored with spellout from cheerleaders

Tom Brady may not have been playing for the New England Patriots in their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, but he certainly wasn’t forgotten by those at Gillette Stadium. Cheerleaders who were appearing in the pregame festivities spelled out Brady’s name: #Brady #PatsNation #Patriots #NOvsNE #Boston #Tommy pic.twitter.com/XX3BVeizGe — Lauren...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Blogcast Ep. 15: Five Things to Watch vs New England

The New Orleans Saints open the preseason this Thursday at New England, marking the first time since I joined the Saints Nation blog that there will be actual football played (I joined during the chaos known as “will Sean Payton stay or go” phase. FUN). But I have to say that the real truth here is I hate preseason football. You think training camp causes unbridled optimism?...
Via The Saints Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuhn writes heartfelt farewell to Packers fans

During his nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, fullback John Kuhn was a fan favorite. The Green Bay faithful cheered when he touched the football, and loved chanting “Kuuuuuuuuuhhnnnnn” at Lambeau Field and on the road. This week, Kuhn signed a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Saints, meaning he’ll be leaving the green and gold behind. Many Packer fans were distressed...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Blogcast Ep. 14: Top 5 Best and Worst Free Agents in the Sean Payton era

First of all we are sorry it took us so long to write something. Vacations and family issues have kept us from doing this a while ago. Today we have a nice topic for you. We are making the top 5 Worst and top 5 Best Free Agency acquisitions under 10 years of Sean Payton. Now, I am a bit handicapped since I have not watched the first 3 years of the Payton era since I had no access...
Via The Saints Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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