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  • newArchie Manning: 2014 Saints may be the best in franchise history

    Archie Manning: 2014 Saints may be the best in franchise history

    Archie Manning spent 11 seasons in New Orleans, and he was never on a good team: The Saints’ record in games he started was 35-91-3, and never did they finish a season above .500. So it should go without saying that the Saints today are a much better team than the Saints teams that Manning…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:54pm -
  • Teammate on Jimmy Graham: Welcome to the business of football

    Teammate on Jimmy Graham: Welcome to the business of football

    Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who is atop the depth chart as long as Jimmy Graham remains unsigned, says Graham has learned a valuable lesson this offseason: Even if your team appreciates the work you do, they’ll fight as hard as they can to pay you as little as they can. Asked about Saints coach…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:09am -
  • Graham’s camp believe appeal deadline comes Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET

    Graham’s camp believe appeal deadline comes Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET

    If the Saints and Jimmy Graham don’t work out a long-term deal soon, Graham will have to file an appeal of the arbitration ruling on his franchise-tag status or waive the issue.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Graham’s camp believes his deadline for filing the appeal is Monday, July 14, at 4:00…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:19am -
  • Graham’s appeal deadline is coming, quickly

    Graham’s appeal deadline is coming, quickly

    Now that a certain basketball player has decided to make another decision, decisively, all eyes normally watching the NFL can turn to New Orleans. The Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham must reach a long-term deal by Tuesday, July 15.  If they don’t, the Saints and Graham can thereafter sign only a one-year deal. Per…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:34am -
  • Judge allows Washington bounty lawsuit to proceed

    Judge allows Washington bounty lawsuit to proceed

    It’s been a bad month in court for the Washington NFL franchise. In June, the team owned by Daniel Snyder lost its federal trademark protection.  (The decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been appealed.)  Now, the team has lost the first round of a fight regarding a bounty system allegedly used by…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:52am -
  • Cameron Jordan: I need a Super Bowl

    Cameron Jordan: I need a Super Bowl

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees said recently that the Saints have as good a chance as anyone of making it to the Super Bowl and it sounds like he’ll be getting plenty of help in the  effort to get to Glendale, Arizona from defensive end Cameron Jordan. Jordan had 12.5 sacks last season for New Orleans and…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 5:02am -
  • Davis: Bucs drafted Barron specifically because of Graham

    Davis:  Bucs drafted Barron specifically because of Graham

    We’ve managed to get our mitts on a portion of the testimony generated during the Jimmy Graham franchise-tag grievance hearing. And I’ve managed to actually devote some time to reading the many pages, which turned out to be far more difficult than actually getting a partial transcript. Testifying as an expert in support of Graham’s…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 8:29am -
  • Saints begin move to West Virginia for training camp

    Saints begin move to West Virginia for training camp

    It’s fitting that a bunch of Saints are heading for a place known as “Almost Heaven.” Like the Colts did 30 years ago, the Saints have packed up the trucks.  Unlike the Colts, the Saints aren’t leaving town permanently. Via WWL-TV, the massive movement of training-camp equipment to West Virginia has commenced.  Ultimately, tractor trailers filled…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 8:25am -
  • Talks between Saints and Jimmy Graham to continue this week

    Talks between Saints and Jimmy Graham to continue this week

    With last week’s grievance falling in their favor, the Saints have the upper hand in their negotiations with tight end Jimmy Graham. We should find out this week how heavily they want to wield that hand. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, more negotiations are expected this week between the Saints and their for-sure (pending…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 6:21am -
  • Saints not thrilled with Burbank’s four-yard split conclusion

    Saints not thrilled with Burbank’s four-yard split conclusion

    Yes, the Saints like the decision from arbitrator Stephen Burbank that tight end Jimmy Graham is a tight end for franchise-tag purposes.  But the Saints aren’t thrilled with the way Burbank reached his conclusion. Per a source with knowledge of the team’s position, the Saints disagree with the notion that the question of tight end…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Jul 14, 11:32am -

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  • newSaints Rumors: Archie Manning says team is 'as strong as I've ever seen'
    Archie Manning is a die hard Saints fan. Even through his son's [Peyton Manning] loss to New Orleans in the Super Bowl in 2009, Archie has held true to his team. He quarterbacked for them for a decade and has since been loyal. He's seen it all, but he reportedly believes that this year's pre-determined roster is the best he's ever seen.#160553785 / gettyimages.comAfter catching a break from the annual quarterback camp his family does at Nicholls State University, Archie Manning spoke of his thoughts on the team."The Saints are really good. They're really good -- what [coordinator] Rob Ryan…
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  • newWatson on Graham standoff: The 'business'
    Tight end Benjamin Watson is confident there won’t be any lingering animosity between teammate Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints once they finally get their contract negotiations resolved.Watson, who visited ESPN’s campus in Bristol on Friday to serve as a guest analyst on a variety of programs, admitted Graham’s negotiations have been more public than most because of his franchise-tag grievance hearing. But he said it’s really no different than typical contract situations, which can also get heated at times. “I’m very confident that it’ll be resolved the right way and…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:31am -
  • newJimmy Graham: a Player Profile
    This one was a no-brainer. Does anyone who watches the NFL believe Jimmy Graham does not make a huge difference for the New Orleans Saints? I didn’t think so. Here it is; Jimmy Graham: a player profile.I wrote previously that I do not always agree with the ‘NFL Top 100 Players,’ and I stick to my opinions and why. However, both Jimmy Graham and his quarterback, Drew Brees are in the top ten, and deserve to be there.…
    - 24 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Weekly Rewind: Analyzing the NFC South, why we hate the Jimmy Graham situation
    This week we began to compare rosters in the NFC South, explained our hatred for the Jimmy Graham controversy, and give you 5 reasons the Saints are the best team in the division:New Orleans Saints- John Sigler takes a look at the New Orleans Saints linebacker corps. (READ)- Neer Shah begins looking at how rosters around the NFC South stack up against the Saints, this week he looked at the Falcons and Panthers.- Nick Rothschild explains why he hates the Jimmy Graham situation. (READ)- TOP 5: Reasons why the Saints are the best team in the NFC South. (READ)You may also be interest…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Ben Watson doesn't believe they'll be tension between Graham and team
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson says the team and fellow teammate Jimmy Graham both know its just business and will move on accordingly after an arbitrator's ruling went against Graham, labeling him a tight end for franchise tag money purposes.“I’m very confident that it’ll be resolved the right way and guys can move forward,” Watson said, via ESPN's Mike Triplett. “Obviously it’s always tough when you go through litigation with somebody, and it can probably get heated. And I’m sure there are emotions on both sides. But that is the business side of the game.“A…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 6:14am -
  • Graham’s appeal deadline is coming, quickly
    Now that a certain basketball player has decided to make another decision, decisively, all eyes normally watching the NFL can turn to New Orleans.The Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham must reach a long-term deal by Tuesday, July 15. If they don’t, the Saints and Graham can thereafter sign only a one-year deal.Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the discussions have to date gone slowly. Which means there’s a chance the discussions will go down to the wire.This means that Graham’s window for appealing the decision that he’s a tight end and not a receiver for franchise t…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:55am -
  • What to expect from New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson in 2014
    Much has been said about Khiry Robinson this offseason. He was on NFL.com’s Top 25 list in June for players to prepared to have a breakout season in 2014 – coming in at number 19 (Note: Saints second-year safety Kenny Vaccaro came in at number 2). He is the talk of fantasy football prognosticators.At the Saints’ mini camp in June, I was able to look Khiry up and down for the first time, and one thing was clear – this kid is no kid, he’s a beast of a man. But he’s also 24 – the same age as fellow Saints running back Mark Ingram, who has two more years of NFL experience.At 6-foot…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:36am -
  • New Orleans Saints should be a playoff team in 2014, but 10 sleepers will challenge
    One of the great things about the NFL is that nearly every team can make a case for the upcoming season being “their year.” That’s because every campaign sees plenty of worst-to-first turnarounds, where non-playoff teams from the year before suddenly find themselves in postseason contention down the stretch.Some of this is nothing more than false hope, summertime bravado that isn’t grounded in reality. But on occasion, with a few select teams, there is truly a reason for optimism. Between building on upon what they started in 2013, as well as shrewd moves during the offseason, several…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 12:45pm -
  • Video: Dashon Goldson takes a shot at Drew Brees
    Buccaneers All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson has been a social butterfly this offseason. He has made several radio and television appearances touching on several different topics from his days with San Francisco to his first year in Tampa Bay.  In his latest, Goldson appeared on the Jim Rome show and discussed several hot takes. One of them being how some players were not accepting to former head coach Greg Schiano’s coaching style but the one that takes the cake is what his reaction was to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees calling him a “headhunter” for his hits. The video below i…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:42am -
  • I hate the Jimmy Graham situation
    Thanks to the New Orleans brass and Jimmy Graham, Saints fans feel a bit like the child forced into the middle of a messy divorce.Though the relationship hasn’t become contentious just yet fans are being forced to choose sides. Graham is clearly the second best player on the Saints and is an integral offensive cog, but football is all about the team being more important than the individual.And thus, we find ourselves in a conundrum.Discussions regarding payment always make me uncomfortable, and all this bickering over what position Graham plays and how much he should be paid has the feel…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:00am -

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  • Brees Wants Graham’s Contract Situation Done By Start Of Season

    Brees Wants Graham’s Contract Situation Done By Start Of Season

    Quarterback Drew Brees told Ed Werder of ESPN he wants Jimmy Graham’s contract situation to be resolved so he has time on the field with his star tight end before the Saints’ season opens. “Jimmy’s my guy,” Brees said in a sit-down interview late last month. “I want what’s best for him. I want what’s […]
    - 6 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 5:47pm -
  • Saints Nearing Deal With Center Jonathan Goodwin

    Saints Nearing Deal With Center Jonathan Goodwin

    The Saints are on the verge of bringing back former starting center Jonathan Goodwin, as the two sides have agreed in principle to a deal, league sources confirmed Monday to Mike Tripplet of ESPN.com. The sides still are negotiating specifics of the contract, but the deal is expected to be finalized as early as Tuesday, […]
    - 41 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 6:22pm -
  • Jairus Byrd Undergoing ‘Minor’ Back Surgery

    Jairus Byrd Undergoing ‘Minor’ Back Surgery

    Saints free safety Jairus Byrd is undergoing “minor” back surgery on Thursday to correct a disc issue according to Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com. According to head coach Sean Payton, Byrd would not have undergone the operation were it the regular season. The team is “shooting” for Byrd to be ready for camp. Although the Saints […]
    - 44 days ago, 29 May 14, 11:08pm -
  • Great Place to talk football..

    Great Place to talk football..

    New forum on the web, great place to talk football. Check it out at http://www.gridironchatter.com Good information and it’s free. Check it out!!   Bill Stephens @SaintsGab
    - 61 days ago, 13 May 14, 6:27pm -
  • Previewing the 2014 New Orleans Saints Schedule Release

    Previewing the 2014 New Orleans Saints Schedule Release

    Sean Payton returned in 2014 and suddenly the New Orleans Saints were back to being, well, the New Orleans Saints. While they can still sling it with just about anyone, they appear to be trying to get more balanced on offense, while getting stingier on defense. If both ring true in 2014, the Saints could […]
    - 94 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 2:34pm -
  • Saints Come To Terms With CB Champ Bailey On Two-Year Deal

    Saints Come To Terms With CB Champ Bailey On Two-Year Deal

    The Saints have signed 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey to a two-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. This according to a source. Bailey was release by the Denver Broncos earlier in the offseason.
    - 100 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 3:21pm -
  • Sproles Still Being Shopped; Thomas Extended

    Sproles Still Being Shopped; Thomas Extended

    Written By: Florida Bengal The NFL world was shocked to hear that the New Orleans Saints were shopping Darren Sproles around the league and it’s since been confirmed that his time in New Orleans has come to an end. While no trade has been agreed to, word on the street is that a number of […]
    - 12 Mar 14, 5:57pm -
  • Jairus Bryd To Visit With Saints

    Jairus Bryd To Visit With Saints

    Things remain quiet for both the New Orleans Saints and safety Jairus Byrd while the frenzy of free agency is taking place. However, I should mention that Byrd and the Saints have a scheduled visit  that will be taking place at some point on Tuesday. The Saints have a heavy need at safety after releasing […]
    - 11 Mar 14, 3:42pm -
  • Salary Cap Blues

    Salary Cap Blues

    In all my years of following the Saints, this might be the toughest off season I’ve ever seen. It’s been hard to watch some of my favorite players get released but at the end of the day it’s life in the NFL. I wasn’t surprised when the word came down that they had released Smith, […]
    - 7 Mar 14, 6:28pm -
  • The Top 20 New Orleans Saints Of All-Time

    The Top 20 New Orleans Saints Of All-Time

    The Saints have had quite a run the past few seasons, overcoming a suspension for a season to their head coach, and even beating Peyton Manning and the Colts for their first World Title in the 2009 season. It’s always fun to look back, and today we give our opinion about what players deserve to […]
    - 2 Mar 14, 1:13pm -

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  • newTop 101 All Time Saints Players, 20-29

    Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 20-29

    As we wait impatiently for Jimmy Graham to sign on the dotted line, we can at least celebrate that even if he never plays for the Saints again he’s already at #20 on my all time list. After this run of 10 players we’ll be left with only the top 19 and this exercise will […]
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Forget the Cavs… LeBron is joining the Saints!!!

    Forget the Cavs… LeBron is joining the Saints!!!

    The NFL won its fight with Jimmy Graham over whether the position he plays is wide receiver of tight end and he hasn’t signed yet. That means until training camp starts there is nothing of interest for us to really write on; we have engaged in hyperbole, theorized over who will and will not succeed, […]
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 30-39

    Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 30-39

    Here’s the next installment with a fresh list of elite players in Saints history. I have a feeling some of you may argue that some of these should be lower, but that’s the beauty of a list purely compiled by me (evil laughs). 39. DE/DT Jim Wilks (1981-1993) Like Frank Warren is omission from a […]
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Three Saints make the NFL Network 2014 Top 100 list
    The NFL Network finally revealed the final part of its top 100 list and the entire list featured three Saints players. It comes as perhaps very little surprise that those three players are Drew Brees (#6 overall), Jimmy Graham (#10 overall) and Cameron Jordan (#99 overall). This list is always made up of player votes. […]
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 40-49

    Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 40-49

    We’re now in the top 50 Saints players in team history. The list up to this point had some really good players, but we’re closing in on the best. We start with 40 through 49. I hope you are enjoying this series. 49. S Gene Atkins (1987-1993)   Atkins will forever be remembered as likely […]
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Podcast: Jimmy Graham Deadline Looms
    This week the boys talk Jimmy Graham contract deadline for the 1000th time What is NFL equivalent of Germany’s 7-1 beat down of Brazil? Kevin gets screwed buying a mattress Twitter Questions like, “Who should be Drew Brees’ running mate when he runs for President?” PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and don’t […]
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 4:34am -
  • Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 50-59

    Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 50-59

    We’re still waiting on Jimmy Graham to sign a long term deal but no matter, we’re closing in on the top 50! Some truly special names come up in this segment which bring up a lot of great memories for me. 59. C Jerry Fontenot (1997-2003) Not only was Fontenot a Mike Ditka favorite, but […]
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 60-69

    Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 60-69

    We continue with our feature of the top 101 Saints players in history going through 60-69 today. To this point we’ve featured a lot of special teamers, mostly because they figured lower on the list. As we move forward you’ll be seeing less of those. You’ll notice a couple controversial players still on this list […]
    - 6 days ago, 6 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 70-79

    Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 70-79

    We continue with this series after unveiling 80 through 101 previously. You’ll notice the players are starting to get better with some truly special contributions to the team. I hope you’re enjoying it! 79. P Mitch Berger (2003-2006) Berger was a dominant and elite punter during his time with the Saints. He’s freakish leg power […]
    - 7 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 80-89

    Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 80-89

    We continue with the all time list now in the 80s. Some players were very tough to leave off but I feel good about the guys that made it. You may be surprised by some of these names but consider the bleak history of the franchise. 89. CB Fred Thomas (2000-2007)   Many forget how […]
    - 8 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:00pm -

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  • newNew Orleans Saints Mailbag: Submit Your Questions

    New Orleans Saints Mailbag: Submit Your Questions

    Got a question about the Saints, the NFL, or the blog itself? I've got your answers.The start of Saints training camp is now just two weeks away. Two weeks! The only thing standing in the way of us and real Saints football action is a long-term Jimmy Graham contract. But we've still got some time to kill this month before things get serious.So if you've got a burning question you've been dying to know my answer to, send an email to blogandgold@yahoo.com, send me a tweet @SaintsCSC, post on our wall at Canal Street Chronicles Facebook page or just ask me in the comment section below. Th…
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  • newJimmy Graham Long-Term Contract Deadline Countdown Clock

    Jimmy Graham Long-Term Contract Deadline Countdown Clock

    Just a visual reminder of the limited amount of time Jimmy Graham and the Saints have to reach a long-term contract agreement. Jimmy Graham now has two days to sign a long-term contract with the Saints or play under the franchise tag.As per the CBA, 4:00 p.m. New York time is the deadline for any Club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multi-year contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his Prior Club for the 2014 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the Club's last regular season game. cou…
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Jul 14, 4:00am -
  • newSaints Owner Tom Benson Clebrates 87th Birthday

    Saints Owner Tom Benson Clebrates 87th Birthday

    Mr. Benson received his high school senior ring, which he couldn't afford at the time, from his wife Gayle as a birthday gift.New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson celebrates his 87th birthday today.Thomas Milton Benson was born July 12th, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School, now known as Brother Martin, and Loyola University.Benson's success story started in San Antonio, where he became owner of several Chevrolet car dealerships. He parlayed the profits from his dealerships by investing in local banks, taking his wealth to another level. Benson p…
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 11:43am -
  • How The 2013 New Orleans Saints Were Beaten: Wrapping it all Up

    How The 2013 New Orleans Saints Were Beaten: Wrapping it all Up

    Summarizing what we learned from the five teams that beat the Saints last season and what it means for 2014. The New Orleans Saints of 2013 were a very strong team, but they lacked in one major area: finesse.  Strong, physical teams found ways to beat them.  The Saints were second in the league against the pass defensively, 19th against the run.  Teams like St. Louis and New York skewed the stats, sure, but there is a reason that those teams defeated them.  The Saints were human, and a lack of true playmaking defensively (i.e. creating turnovers) and balance offensively (teams keyed…
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  • How The 2013 New Orleans Saints Were Beaten: Carolina Panthers

    How The 2013 New Orleans Saints Were Beaten: Carolina Panthers

    In 2013, the Saints went 11-5. The blueprint for the Patriots, Jets, Seahawks, Rams, and Panthers, despite these five teams looking very different, was remarkably similar, as copious amounts of study suggest. This article series is a closer look at each of the five teams that beat the Saints in 2013.Writer's Note: This is a not a discussion of whether the Saints were the better team that day. I'd rather that the comments didn't devolve into how the Saints were screwed out of a win. If there are dissenting opinions to what I'm posting, I'd be happy to read them, but only if they're…
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  • Saints News, 7/11/14: Graham’s Camp Believe Appeal Deadline Comes Monday @ 4pm ET

    Saints News, 7/11/14: Graham’s Camp Believe Appeal Deadline Comes Monday @ 4pm ET

    From Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com: "The thinking is that Graham actually received the ruling on Thursday, July 3, even though the ruling was released on Wednesday, July 2. The 10-day clock expires on Sunday, July 13. Because the window closes on a Sunday, Graham has until the next day the league office is open to file the notice of appeal, pushing his deadline to 4:00 p.m. ET on Monday."TweetsGraham's camp believes appeal deadline comes Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET http://t.co/G4D6306o6X— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 11, 2014Great work this morning with the big homie,…
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  • Most Hated Saints Person Ever: Mike Ditka vs. Albert Connell

    Most Hated Saints Person Ever: Mike Ditka vs. Albert Connell

    Things are really heating up as we get down to the Elite 8 round of our epic "Most Hated Person in Saints History" tournament! Today's matchup is between Mike Ditka and Albert Connell. Who do you hate more? Polls are now open so cast your vote!The worst of the worst most hated Saints players, coaches, and front office personnel remain as we begin the Elite 8 round of our "Most Hated Person in Saints History" tournament.For those who haven't been following along, we've got a full 64-person bracket packed with all the ghosts from Saints past that you love to hate. We're going matchup by…
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  • How The 2013 New Orleans Saints Were Beaten: St. Louis Rams

    How The 2013 New Orleans Saints Were Beaten: St. Louis Rams

    In 2013, the Saints went 11-5. The blueprint for the Patriots, Jets, Seahawks, Rams, and Panthers, despite these five teams looking very different, was remarkably similar, as copious amounts of study suggest. This article series is a closer look at each of the five teams that beat the Saints in 2013.Writer's Note: This is a not a discussion of whether the Saints were the better team that day. I'd rather that the comments didn't devolve into how the Saints were screwed out of a win. If there are dissenting opinions to what I'm posting, I'd be happy to read them, but only if they're…
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  • Hey Mr. Epic, what’s going on?

    Hey Mr. Epic, what’s going on?

    Only 64 days until training camp, bitches! Say, who else had Khairi Fortt and Tavon Rooks in their Final Full Saints-Only Mock Draft With Trades? Really, just me? Damn, you guys suck at this. I'd have nailed all six picks if the Saints hadn't done the one thing nobody ever sees coming and drafted a white […]
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  • Well there ain’t no time to wonder why, whoopie! we’re all gonna die.

    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why, whoopie! we’re all gonna die.

    In a few days, a couple hundred mothers and fathers from all across the land are gonna send their sons off to get themselves injected, inspected, dee-tected, infected, nee-glected and see-lected for a few years of repeated head trauma, an endless string of surgeries, and a lifetime of permanent physical impairment. 'Merica, bitches! Bro hugs all around! […]
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  • Don’t Jenk Twice, It’s Alright

    Don’t Jenk Twice, It’s Alright

    There's not a whole hell of a lot about Malcolm Jenkins not to like. He's a veteran leader and a defensive captain at only 26 years old. He plays a shit ton of snaps, and grading on the Saints defensive back curve, he's been uncommonly durable. He works incredibly hard, he's the epitome of an "effort […]
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  • Just One Pepsi -or- Smooth Up In Ya (Cont.)

    Just One Pepsi -or- Smooth Up In Ya (Cont.)

    Hey, who knew putting a little elbow grease into some actual semi-serious football "analysis" would go over so much better than our usual frivolous Saints-themed jackassery? Didn't see that coming. Preciate all the traffic and linkbacks and whatnot. The internets tell me that kind of stuff is important for some reason, so high five! Now let's see […]
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  • Rejoice, rejoice! We have no choice… (Part 1)

    Rejoice, rejoice! We have no choice… (Part 1)

    Welp. Welcome to another offseason, bitches. Might wanna grab yourself a drink and settle in for a while, because we're about to go all TL;DR on your asses. Even moreso than usual, that is. WARNING: There will be math. Lots and lots of math. Lies, damn lies, advanced lies and statistics (both advanced and remedial.) We […]
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  • Kickin’ It Old School

    Kickin’ It Old School

    Gimme gimme gimme fried chicken! So who figured Our Heroes were gonna strut into Philly Saturday night and party like it was 1987? Fortunately, this time a combined 142 rushing yards from Hilliard and Mayes (and another 29 from Barry Word) along with a perfect 4-4 by the Ginger Dane — or was that Florian Kempf? — and a typically […]
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  • Goodbye To All That
    This is my last post here, because I'm done with the NFL. So let's get one thing straight from the beginning: this is not a response to the Saints' loss at Seattle. Actually, I had been planning something like this for quite a long time, to be posted after the last game of the season—whatever that game was, however it ended. This is all about the damnable behavior of the so-called men behind the current NFL.
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  • Carolina In My Mind
    Three and out. Savor those words. Let them sink into your brain and emboss their shape on your cortex. Three and out. The phrase describes almost perfectly the course of this, one of the epic losses in the long, tawdry history of New Orleans Saints losses. It describes the Carolina offense, which was helpless until it wasn't. It describes the Saints' offense, which needed just ten yards to seal a victory already won, and instead gained no yards at all. I wonder: does it describe the end of our season?
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  • Downfall
    The Saints' loss to the Seahawks was so one-sided, so crushing a defeat, it seemed there must be shell craters on the New Orleans sideline. It wouldn't have surprised me to hear that Sean Payton had shot himself to avoid capture. But even so, it left behind unanswered questions: were the 2013 Saints nothing but a mirage? Or are the Seahawks really this good?
    - 4 Dec 13, 6:25am -
  • Rise Give Up
    Here's an obvious truth: the Atlanta Falcons are not a very good team. Here's a less obvious, but more profound truth—or, at least, one you won't hear from the established media: they never were a very good team to begin with. The lesson we learned about the Atlanta Falcons was as clear as could be: they are who we thought they were.
    - 23 Nov 13, 5:21pm -
  • Not Fair! Not Fair!
    If you whine loud enough, like San Francisco's Ahmad Brooks (and like the increasingly peculiar Ray Lewis), you can get the media to ignore the real story. Which is this: the Saints' defense is no longer top-ten. It's top-five.
    - 19 Nov 13, 6:49am -
  • Prepare To Die
    Amid all the hoopla and celebration centering on the Saints' offense and its record-setting performance against the Cowboys, the real story is getting lost: Rob Ryan's defense had its official coming out party, and they killed.
    - 12 Nov 13, 6:18pm -
  • Ozymandias?
    Nine weeks ago, Sean Payton was going to be the Saints' savior. Today, he's the reason the season is falling apart before our eyes. How the hell did that happen? Or did it?
    - 6 Nov 13, 5:59pm -
  • Just Another Day At The Office
    Because I live deep in enemy territory (North Carolina), I don't always get to watch the Saints games as they happen. But watching them after you already know what's going to happen can sometimes be instructive: it helps cut through the nonsense that tends to float to the surface afterwards.
    - 31 Oct 13, 4:04pm -
  • Backstage at the Intermission
    So. Sean Payton broke a string on the sixth song. Big deal: the concert ain't perfect, but it's also not over by half yet. But we've seen enough of it so far to realize that the theme of the tour is pretty obvious.
    - 14 Oct 13, 5:50am -
  • The Emerging New Consciousness
    In the wake of the Saints' dismantling of the Miami Dolphins, amid the euphoria of starting 4-0 and the sweet, sweet schadenfreude of seeing the Falcons implode all over the rug, a brand new meme has emerged. It's this: who the hell needs a running game, anyway?
    - 2 Oct 13, 5:54pm -

Saints Win

  • No Simple Highway

    No Simple Highway

    As it turns out, getting back to the Super Bowl isn't quite so easy.Now five seasons removed from their greatest moment, the Saints, older and wiser in ways, younger and more promising in others, approach 2014 with the residue of a championship increasingly faint, the present challenges perhaps greater, the fleeting nature of opportunity threatening, yet the hope of a new day once again beaming in the distance.Navigating their way back to the Super Bowl has been a circuitous, and at times torturous, route for these Saints. They've been turned away and denied repeatedly, by Seattle, San Francis…
    - 56 days ago, 18 May 14, 6:37am -
  • Sea Change

    Sea Change

    The second installment of the Sean Payton era is in full bloom.Earlier this year, the Saints jump-started their offseason by releasing Will Smith, Roman Harper, and Jabari Greer: all valued, productive, respected players who helped the Saints win their first Super Bowl.With those cuts made, the Saints took another step forward on Friday and released Lance Moore and Darren Sproles. Pierre Thomas's future in New Orleans, meanwhile, hangs in the balance.The carnage will probably continue in the coming weeks.While it stings to watch these players depart, their bonds to the team and fanbase remain…
    - 9 Mar 14, 6:44am -
  • The Jimmy Situation

    The Jimmy Situation

    Here we go again.The Saints placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jimmy Graham, setting in motion the crucial stage of Graham's contract negotiations.Under the specifications of the non-exclusive tag, Graham is now free to negotiate with any team in the league. Should he sign a contract with a new team, the Saints, if they choose not to match the offer, would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation for losing Graham.Likely before any (meaningful) negotiations take place, however, there is the issue of whether Graham will be designated as a tight end or a wide receiver. That dec…
    - 2 Mar 14, 6:11am -
  • The Second Coming (featuring Rob Ryan and KDFV)

    The Second Coming (featuring Rob Ryan and KDFV)

    This actually happened:During Monday's "NFL Insiders," [Chris] Mortensen revealed executives told him, "If [Rob Ryan] wants to be a head coach, he has to cut his hair. It is about image for these guys. They want a CEO-type. That's what they want."In a league that's grown increasingly absurd, hypocritical, and even hateable, "hair length" is now too a thing.It saddles up next to: consistently god-awful officiating, annoying Thursday Night Football, a vile commissioner, endless TV commercial breaks, an inevitable transition to an 18-game season, a multi-day Pro Bowl draft (really!), personal s…
    - 26 Jan 14, 7:02am -
  • Alligator Blood

    Alligator Blood

    A week ago, Wang called it "surviving."Over the past six weeks, that's exactly what's happened. The Saints haven't dominated, or even reassured. They've lost as many games as they've won. They've dicked around and looked completely lost at times. Yet with some seemingly reptilian blood, their heart beats on this season. And now, in the most unwelcome of environments, the Saints are lurking on the outskirts, angling for one more skirmish.In Seattle, they've certainly found the trouble they're looking for."We got our wish" said Marques Colston about the rematch with the Seahawks. Careful what yo…
    - 10 Jan 14, 5:51am -
  • Last Call

    Last Call

    The fate of the 2013 Saints, quite ominously, hangs in the balance with one game left in the regular season. A fatalist might say they're already circling the drain. courtesy of NJ NewsdayPlummeting to this point has been an exercise in frustration, considering where the Saints were and where they are now. Over the course of the last month, the Saints have been in a freefall.They've lost three of four games. In two of those losses, they've been decidedly beaten by more physical, energetic, better-prepared teams. In the other loss, the Saints displayed a trait that's becoming disturbingly famil…
    - 27 Dec 13, 10:21am -
  • The Unrelenting No. 9

    The Unrelenting No. 9

    When Drew Brees signed with the Saints in 2006, who thought Brees was poised to be an all-timer?No one, save for perhaps Brees, even pondered that possibility.But eight years later, that's exactly what he has become: one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.An idea implausible in 2006, and maybe an idea still implausible to those who don't pay close enough attention, is in 2013 an oft-confirmed reality.In a wider context, considering the Saints' tortured history at the quarterback position, the seeming impossibility of what Brees has accomplished makes his ascension all the more distinc…
    - 13 Dec 13, 6:55am -
  • The Stench of Lies

    The Stench of Lies

    A budding narrative, fulfilled.The trend of the Saints coming up short in big road games continued.Moreso than ever, Monday night confirmed an already-entrenched truth no matter how distasteful it is.welpBy my count, this was the worst performance submitted by a Payton-led Saints' team. It's not even close, really.This was worse than 2007 in Indianapolis, a far less talented Saints' team facing an all-time great quarterback in a season opener. This was worse than the 2011 playoffs in San Francisco, a game in which the Saints turned the ball over five times, fell behind 17-0, rallied for two 4t…
    - 4 Dec 13, 7:09am -
  • On The Come --or-- A Guide to Hating the 2013 Saints

    On The Come --or-- A Guide to Hating the 2013 Saints

    As far as regular seasons go, I doubt there's been a more satisfying eleven-day stretch in Saints' history than the one we just witnessed.Wins against Dallas, San Francisco, and Atlanta, and mounting butthurt among fans and NFL media centering on the Saints, have elevated this Saints' season to its entertaining best.Let us recount with glee.And for good measure, a fair dose of hate too.First of all, among Saints' fans, there seemed to be an omnipresent angst after the Saints lost to the Jets in week nine.On top of this, the Carolina Panthers then beat the 49ers in San Francisco. The media was…
    - 24 Nov 13, 6:57am -
  • DO YOU DO YOU WANT MY FACE?

    DO YOU DO YOU WANT MY FACE?

    Not this face ....But this one ....Let's go ahead and root out the heresy.This shit has gone on for far too long.Things I'm suddenly no longer worrying about:1.) The Saints potentially playing an outdoor road playoff game.2.) The likely inclement Super Bowl weather posing a significant threat to the Saints, should the team make it to New York in February.It's been a long time coming, but fuck all that.The Saints have a real defense.Not the genial, pliant, milquetoasty Gibbsian unit. Not the unsustainable, zero blitz-addled freakshow. Nor the fossilized, obstinate, inordinately complex, red-car…
    - 18 Nov 13, 8:58am -

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Jimmy Graham and DJ Williams Race
Jimmy Graham and DJ Williams RaceDJ Williams from the Denver Broncos challenged Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints to a 40 yard dash. DJ talked the race up for weeks. The results are epic!From:SUNNYDBACONViews:98803 186ratingsTime:02:16More inSports
- 5 Feb 12, 9:55am -
Sport Science - Drew Brees
Sport Science - Drew Breeshttp://bit.ly/wFVjqr - ESPN's Sport Science breaks down the athletic excellence of New Orleans Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. Click on the above link to see the science behind the products that Drew takes and endorses to play at a championship level!From:LearnAdvocareViews:60257 161ratingsTime:07:48More inPeople & Blogs
- 5 Feb 12, 9:55am -
New Orleans Saints 2011 Season Trailer
New Orleans Saints 2011 Season TrailerNew Orleans Saints 2011 Season TrailerAudio: "Rolling in the Deep" by AdeleVoice over: Taken from ESPN's 2011 NBA Draft introFrom:ktowntigerV3Views:145008 746ratingsTime:02:03More inSports
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Drew Brees Surprises Ellen!
Drew Brees Surprises Ellen!The lovely Drew Brees and his wife Brittany talk to Ellen about their important charity, The Brees Dream Foundation. (http://drewbrees.com/). Then they gave Ellen some really cool Saints gifts!From:TheEllenShowViews:160832 592ratingsTime:03:49More inEntertainment
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2010 Saints Pregame Huddle Chant
2010 Saints Pregame Huddle ChantNew Chant Saints vs Vikings 2010From:benjoefoeViews:438100 413ratingsTime:00:29More inSports
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SunHerald.com - New Orleans Saints

NFL.com - New Orleans Saints

  • Making the Leap, No. 2: Saints S Kenny Vaccaro
    Kenny Vaccaro exceeded expectations in helping to hold the Saints' secondary together in his rookie season. Can he become one of the league's top safeties in just his second season?
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:01am -
  • Cameron Jordan aiming for 16 sacks, Saints Super Bowl
    New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made his debut on "The Top 100 Players" list this offseason. The fourth-year player plans to build on his breakout season in 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 3:13pm -
  • Tony Gonzalez: Tight end salary is 'discrimination'
    Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez says the NFL's pay structure discriminates against Jimmy Graham and other tight ends. What's a fair solution for Graham and the Saints?
    - 6 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 8:21am -
  • Drew Brees: Jimmy Graham revolutionized TE position
    Drew Brees doesn't think the tight end designation on Jimmy Graham should matter. He is also "anxious and hopeful" Graham will get paid appropriately by the Saints. What else did the QB say?
    - 7 days ago, 6 Jul 14, 9:33am -
  • Will Saints, Graham strike long-term deal by July 15?
    The Times-Picayune reported that "it would be a shock" if Jimmy Graham and the Saints don't hammer out a long-term contract by July 15. Will an agreement be reached right before the clock strikes midnight?
    - 8 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 7:30am -
  • Jimmy Graham deemed tight end in system arbitration
    The decision in Jimmy Graham's system arbitration is out: the New Orleans Saints player is, in fact, a tight end.
    - 11 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:18am -
  • Jimmy Graham tops preseason tight end rankings
    Rob Gronkowski, Vernon Davis and Jimmy Graham are at the top of Around The League's tight end rankings. Who else makes the cut -- and who's falling? Chris Wesseling explores.
    - 18 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 9:05am -
  • Sharpe: Jimmy Graham should be 'highest-paid' TE
    Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe believes Jimmy Graham deserves to be the first tight end to make $10 million per season. What role does Sharpe think Graham plays?
    - 18 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 5:31am -
  • Drew Brees: Saints can win the Super Bowl this year
    Drew Brees is ready to lead the Saints to the Super Bowl again. Is there reason to believe New Orleans is now on par with Seattle and San Francisco in the NFC's power rankings?
    - 19 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 11:45am -
  • Brandin Cooks nicknamed 'Lightning' by Keenan Lewis
    The Saints drafted Brandin Cooks to add a speed element to the offense. The rookie has impressed enough in just two workouts to earn the nickname "Lightning" from teammate Keenan Lewis.
    - 20 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 8:02am -

NewOrleansProFootball.com

  • Signing Off
    Longtime Saints sideline reporter and radio host Kenny Wilkerson died Saturday, June 29, after a long battle with cancer.Kenny and I started this site in the early 2000s and it was a pleasant hobby for me since. Thanks for reading.As I had not been in touch with Kenny regularly for some time now, with only a handful of exchanged voice messages over the past few years, I found out about
    - 1 Jul 13, 1:45pm -
  • Minicamp Wraps Up; Butler Lost
    Free agent addition OLB Victor Butler has been lost for the 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL during the Saints' mandatory offseason minicamp.Butler had a knee-to-knee collission with RB Mark Ingram in practice on Tuesday.  MRI confirmed the diagnosis the next day.A choice of new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Victor signed a two year contract in March, following Ryan from Dallas.  He
    - 13 Jun 13, 4:20pm -
  • Payton Opens His First Minicamp Since 2010
    Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, thanks to the 2011 lockout and his 2012 suspension, ran his first offseason minicamp since 2010, beginning today at the Saints' headquarters in Metairie, Louisiana.The facility is shared with fellow Benson-owned pro sports team the New Orleans Pelicans, who are busy preparing for the NBA Draft later this month.Payton did not talk much about practice, but
    - 4 Jun 13, 7:27pm -
  • Saints Quietly Restructured, Extended Roman Harper
    At the end of the week, the Saints snuck in a no-announcement restructuring and extension for veteran strong safety Roman Harper.The move has drastically improved the Saints' salary cap situation, opening up $3.44 million in 2013 cap space.Harper took a pay cut in upcoming salaries in exchange for an immediate signing bonus and a one-year extension. The Saints were able to prorate that
    - 25 May 13, 11:36am -
  • Saints Make Moves at Start of OTA's
    The team has begun the offseason Organized Team Activity (OTA) light practices at Saints headquarters in Metairie, working the full 90-man roster in light practices and conditioning drills.Because of the 2011 lockout and his 2012 suspension, this is the first offseason that Saints head coach Sean Payton has been able to participate in the Saints' OTA's since 2010, when the team was preparing to
    - 23 May 13, 9:54pm -
  • Saints Add Tryouts, Veterans Following Rookie Minicamp
    The Saints have filled their 90-man offseason roster following this past weekend's rookie minicamp.There are some familiar names in the Saints' additions following the minicamp, signing half a dozen of the players who were there on a tryout basis.Former Southern Illinois defensive back Korey Lindsey, 5'10, 194, is among the additions, a product of Scotlandville High just outside of Baton
    - 13 May 13, 3:05pm -
  • Jenkins Signs, Wrapping Up Draft Class in May
    Third round pick NT John Jenkins has signed his rookie deal as he and a host of other rookies and free agents reported to Metairie for the Saints' rookie minicamp.Like all draft picks, Jenkins got a four-year slotted contract from the Saints.Jenkins is the last of the Saints' five draft picks to sign, ending a trend of the Saints' classically signing their draft picks as training camp
    - 10 May 13, 8:47pm -
  • Saints Ink Four Draft Picks On Eve of Rookie Camp
    The Saints have inked four of their five 2013 draft picks on the eve of the opening of their rookie minicamp this weekend.First round pick DB Kenny Vaccaro, third round pick OT Terron Armstead, fifth round pick WR Kenny Stills and sixth round pick DE/OLB Rufus Johnson signed their four-year rookie contracts as prescribed by the NFL's CBA. Because he was a first round pick outside of the top
    - 10 May 13, 6:22am -
  • Saints at $3.1 Million in Cap Space
    According to updated numbers provided by the NFLPA following the draft, the Saints have just over $3.1 million in salary cap space following the trade of RB Chris Ivory to the Jets, and prior to the Saints signing any of their draft picks.The undrafted rookies signed are also unlikely to impact the salary cap figure, as the cap only counts the top 51 contracts on the roster.  NFL teams will
    - 30 Apr 13, 12:10pm -
  • Tulane QB Griffin Among UDFA's
    In-town product QB Ryan Griffin of Tulane highlights the list of undrafted rookie free agents that the Saints are scrambling to sign now that the 2013 NFL Draft has concluded.In addition to a five-man class of draft picks, the Saints will add undrafted free agents in advance of a May 9th-11th rookie minicamp.Tulane QB Ryan Griffin - 6'3", 227, 5.20s 40Not to be confused with a TE from UConn
    - 27 Apr 13, 10:00pm -

Black and Gold Blog

  • 2014 Saints roster maybe the strongest one ever on paper, Archie Manning says

    2014 Saints roster maybe the strongest one ever on paper, Archie Manning says

    Archie Manning quarterbacked the Saints from 1971 to 1981 and has been one of the organization’s biggest fans ever since. He’s witnessed New Orleans’ 10 playoff teams, the five division titles, the first NFC Championship Game, and the Super Bowl victory against his son, Peyton Manning, then-quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. Yet it’s possible none […]
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:51am -
  • 2014 Saints Drew Brees, Champ Bailey among 20 best NFL players in the 2000s

    2014 Saints Drew Brees, Champ Bailey among 20 best NFL players in the 2000s

    Two members of the 2014 Saints — quarterback Drew Brees and cornerback Champ Bailey — were among the NFL’s 20 best players during the 2000s, according to NFL.com. Brees made the list mostly because he led the Saints to their first NFC Championship Game in 2006 and then their lone Super Bowl in 2009, fewer […]
    - 10 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 3:37pm -
  • In a way, Reggie Bush, Jeremy Shockey and Darren Sproles helped Saints’ early triumph in Jimmy Graham grievance

    In a way, Reggie Bush, Jeremy Shockey and Darren Sproles helped Saints’ early triumph in Jimmy Graham grievance

    Saints coach Sean Payton’s past use of playmakers such as Reggie Bush, Jeremy Shockey and Darren Sproles helped New Orleans win lots of games and field some of the NFL’s most potent offenses. But Payton probably never imagined that would one day help the Saints score an initial victory in this offseason’s franchise-tag dispute with […]
    - 10 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 11:57am -
  • Saints take aim at each other, renew paintball tradition

    Saints take aim at each other, renew paintball tradition

    When the Saints convened for work on Tuesday, the NFL’s mandate against live tackling was still in place. But they introduced more contact than might be typical this time of year by renewing a tradition: leaving their practice facility in Metairie and playing some paintball. The Saints divided themselves into a gray squad and a […]
    - 26 days ago, 17 Jun 14, 9:13am -
  • Knowing it’s never too early to execute well, Saints offense does in final minicamp drive: Quick observations

    Knowing it’s never too early to execute well, Saints offense does in final minicamp drive: Quick observations

    It was third-and-goal from the defense’s 4, there were fewer than 20 seconds left, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees shouted at his teammates, “Dig deep!” Then, after the snap, Brees saw Kenny Stills slip inside and behind safety Rafael Bush, and he connected with the second-year receiver for a touchdown that capped off a 13-play, […]
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 2:33pm -
  • Former Saints LB Jonathan Vilma possibly joining Falcons?

    Former Saints LB Jonathan Vilma possibly joining Falcons?

    Because Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon this week that’s expected to end his 2014 season, Atlanta is considering signing former Saint Jonathan Vilma as a replacement, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport reported late Wednesday on Twitter that Vilma as well as free-agent linebackers Pat Angerer and Tim Dobbins were all […]
    - 31 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 10:57pm -
  • Defensive line colleagues praise Brodrick Bunkley for unselfishly taking pay cut this offseason

    Defensive line colleagues praise Brodrick Bunkley for unselfishly taking pay cut this offseason

    Watching Brodrick Bunkley voluntarily cut his 2014 pay by nearly $2.9 million in April so the Saints could sign cornerback Champ Bailey and retain safety Rafael Bush makes John Jenkins want to “go all out” for his teammate and fellow nose tackle. “You’ve got to realize this is a business; and for somebody to do […]
    - 34 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 4:50pm -
  • Sensing it could help his bank account, Vernon Davis says Jimmy Graham deserves wideout money

    Sensing it could help his bank account, Vernon Davis says Jimmy Graham deserves wideout money

    It’s a good thing for the Saints that 49ers All-Pro Vernon Davis isn’t ruling on the grievance tight end Jimmy Graham filed against New Orleans. That’s because Davis believes Graham should be considered a wide receiver for the purposes of payment and is owed millions more than the Saints want to pay him under a […]
    - 37 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 3:22pm -
  • Saints’ charity basketball game is Wednesday night, and tickets are still available

    Saints’ charity basketball game is Wednesday night, and tickets are still available

    To benefit charity, Saints players on Wednesday night are slated to participate in Black and Gold Hoops Challenge III at Jefferson Playground’s gymnasium (4100 South Drive in Jefferson). Doors open at 6; tipoff is at 7; and $15 to $20 tickets are still available. Defensive end Cameron Jordan, running back Pierre Thomas, wide receiver Robert […]
    - 39 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 12:11pm -
  • Saints about $1.72 million under cap with Jonathan Goodwin deal on books

    Saints about $1.72 million under cap with Jonathan Goodwin deal on books

    After signing center Jonathan Goodwin and defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick on Tuesday to one-year deals that pay them base salaries of $955,000 and $730,000, respectively, the Saints have about $1.72 million in salary cap space, according to an NFL Players Association report from Wednesday. The Saints began Tuesday about $1.935 million under the $133 million […]
    - 39 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 11:05am -

ESPN - NFC South Blog

  • Watson on Graham standoff: The 'business'

    Watson on Graham standoff: The 'business'

    Tight end Benjamin Watson is confident there won’t be any lingering animosity between teammate Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints once they finally get their contract negotiations resolved.Watson, who visited ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Connecticut, on Friday to serve as a guest analyst on a variety of programs, admitted Graham’s negotiations have been more public than most because of his franchise-tag grievance hearing. But he said it’s really no different than typical contract situations, which can also get heated at times.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:20pm -
  • Saints' top play winner: 'Ambush'

    Saints' top play winner: 'Ambush'

    Score: Saints 31, Colts 17Date: Feb. 7, 2010. Site: Sun Life StadiumVoting for the most memorable play in New Orleans Saints history was, as I expected, a tight race. The three nominees finished within percentage points of one another: The "Ambush" onside kick in Super Bowl XLIV won with 38 percent of the vote, followed by Tracy Porter's Super Bowl interception return (33 percent) and Steve Gleason's blocked punt in the Superdome re-opener after Hurricane Katrina in 2006 (29 percent).
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Panthers' top play winner: Smith's catch

    Panthers' top play winner: Smith's catch

    Score: Panthers 29, Rams 23, 2 OTDate: Jan. 10, 2004. Site: Edward Jones Dome, St. LouisIt's hard to argue with the voters on this one. Steve Smith's 69-yard touchdown catch from Jake Delhomme on the first play of the second overtime ended one of the most exciting playoff games not only in Carolina history but in NFL history.The Rams overcame an 11-point deficit to force overtime, and both teams blew opportunities to win in the first extra period.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Falcons' top play winner: The Kick

    Falcons' top play winner: The Kick

    Score: Falcons 30, Vikings 27 (OT)Date: Jan. 17, 1999. Site: MetrodomeThe fans got it right in selecting Morten Andersen's game-winning, 38-yard field goal in overtime of the 1998 NFC Championship Game as the top play in Atlanta Falcons history.The play, better known as "The Kick," gathered 49 percent of the vote, edging out Michael Vick's overtime run against the Vikings (43 percent).Andersen's kick symbolized the most historic moment for the franchise -- earning the right to play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

    Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

    Score: 48-21Date: Jan. 26, 2003. Site: Qualcomm StadiumWe have a winner. The voters picked Derrick Brooks' 44-yard interception return in the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII victory against the Raiders as the most memorable play in Bucs history, and I respectfully question their selection.Brooks' pick-six was huge. There's no doubt about that. An icon made a memorable play at a big moment. As a symbol, it was as big as it gets, and I don't want to sell it short.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Buccaneers' biggest key to success

    Buccaneers' biggest key to success

    Lovie Smith’s Chicago Bears were a consistent contender because they played strong defense. The coach will try to get the same result with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the ingredients are there for that to happen.Smith inherited some special talent in defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David. Both are just reaching their prime. Smith has compared McCoy to Warren Sapp and David to Derrick Brooks. Sapp and Brooks were the keys to the defense during Tampa Bay’s glory days.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Saints' biggest key to success

    Saints' biggest key to success

    Drew Brees is 35 years old, but I see no reason to expect any significant drop-off in his performance in the next three seasons -– especially because the savvy quarterback doesn’t rely solely on a big arm. As long as Brees stays healthy, New Orleans should remain among the NFL’s elite Super Bowl contenders through 2016 and beyond.So far, the Saints have done a remarkable job of continually replenishing the roster with new young stars around Brees.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Panthers' biggest key to success

    Panthers' biggest key to success

    Three words. Salary cap management.The Carolina Panthers were $16 million over the cap when general manager Dave Gettleman was hired in February 2013. They had little wiggle room to improve a team that had not made the playoffs or had a winning season since 2008. Between tough cuts, renegotiations and finding bargain players who have performed, he put the team more than $15 million under the cap.Carolina still is not completely cap healthy. Huge contracts given to running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, as well as defensive end Charles Johnson, by former management will force…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Falcons' biggest key to success

    Falcons' biggest key to success

    The Atlanta Falcons plan to be back in Super Bowl contention this season. But it's not just about rebounding from last year's 4-12 campaign. It's about maintaining the success they've had since Mike Smith took over as coach; Smith has posted a 60-36 record since arriving in 2008.Over the next three years, maintaining an emphasis on offense will be the biggest key to success. Nothing is more important than keeping franchise quarterback Matt Ryan upright and healthy.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Panthers' top plays: Smith's 69-yard TD

    Panthers' top plays: Smith's 69-yard TD

    This is the third of three plays nominated as the most memorable in Carolina Panthers' history. Also featured are DeShaun Foster's amazing 1-yard touchdown run in the NFC Championship Game that sent the Panthers to the Super Bowl during the 2003 season and John Kasay's out-of-bounds kickoff that set up New England's game-winning field goal in the Super Bowl that season. Please vote for your choice as the Panthers' most memorable play.Score: Panthers 29, Rams 23, 2 OTDate: Jan.
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:00am -

Scout.com - New Orleans Saints

  • newDynasty World Championship offseason recap
    FFToolbox, in addition to being the most popular free fantasy football information site on the Internet hosts a number of high-stakes fantasy football contests spanning all sorts of league types and price points.
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 5:50pm -
  • Expert Mock Draft Analysis: Part 1
    In part one of a two-part series, FFToolbox's fantasy football analysts Rob Warner and Larry Gold break down the good, the bad and the ugly from a recent EXPERT MOCK DRAFT with some of the best and brightest fantasy minds out there.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:37pm -
  • Fantasy Football Draft Strategies
    Fantasy football is a game of strategy. Although luck is a factor, the owners who best manage their team using an advanced knowledge of the sport and its players puts him or herself in the best position to win.
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 1:49pm -
  • 2014 PPR Preview
    The point-per-reception (PPR) scoring system is as popular as ever and for good reason. Higher scoring means more ways for your fantasy players to contribute to your success.
    - 7 days ago, 6 Jul 14, 6:14pm -
  • 2014's Best Fantasy Football WR-QB Tandems
    It requires a discerning eye to distinguish the good from the great from the best. FFToolbox's Matt De Lima separates the smooth from the rough by determining fantasy football's best QB-WR tandems.
    - 10 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 8:55am -
  • Jimmy Graham designated tight end
    Graham's position designation has no fantasy impact since this classification is a separate issue from fantasy football.
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