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Countdown to New Orleans Saints Kickoff: A History of No. 78

Our countdown to Saints kickoff resumes, with a historical look at the No. 78. Seventy-eight days remain until the New Orleans Saints begin their 2017 season against the Minnesota Vikings. Canal Street Chronicles continues our own countdown to kickoff, and today we will have a look at some of the Saints players that have worn the number 78. Glen Ray Hines (OT, 1971-1972) A...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
1 hour ago

Top 5 breakout candidates

If the New Orleans Saints want to fight for relevancy, they need their “potential” stars to shred the label. The New Orleans Saints have talent on their roster. At nearly every position, there’s reason for optimism. In some cases a great deal. But in each case that optimism comes with the caveat: these players have […] Top 5 breakout candidates - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
3 hours ago

How Michael Thomas can become the best WR in Saints history

The amount of hype, adoration, and hope being sent in the direction of the Saints dynamic sophomore wide receiver is incredible. Michael Thomas turned in one of the best rookie years a wide receiver has ever had in the NFL with 92 catches for 1137 yards and 9 TD’s. Under any metric, and in any circumstance that is a VERY good season for a wide receiver, and it’s made all the...
Via The Saints Nation
11 hours ago

New Orleans Saints 2017 Up and Comer: DE Alex Okafor

Each NFL season, every team has a player that bears a little added attention. So which performer could turn the corner for the New Orleans Saints in ’17? Welcome to yet another 32-team series from End Zone Score. In recent months, we took the time to look at each club’s best offseason addition. We even dabbled into some pertinent and historical numbers. Every NFL season features...
Via EndZoneScore
18 hours ago

4 reasons why the Saints defense will improve in 2017

The New Orleans Saints biggest flaw last season was their defense. The New Orleans Saints look to improve on this flaw as the upcoming season approaches. After struggling at times last season on defense and ending again at 7-9, there are obviously some issues that need to be reworked. As mightily as the Saints struggled last year on […] 4 reasons why the Saints defense will...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

Nine veterans on the Saints roster with real NFL experience you’ve probably never heard of

The Saints training camp roster is loaded with experienced NFL players, many playing with the Saints for the first time.  The NFL is such a young man’s league now, it’s interesting to see how many vets are battling for roster spots. Many of them have substantial real gameday experience, something that might give them an advantage as they try to make the 53 man roster. Clay Harbor...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago

New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins could be secret weapon

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Cameron Jordan: Drew Brees is a top-three all-time quarterback

Does Drew Brees deserve a place among the all-time Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks? Saints teammate Cameron Jordan apparently thinks that would be an insult. He says Brees is among the top three. “Drew has got to be No. 2 or No. 3. Quarterbacks have 5,000-yard seasons once in a career,” Jordan told NFL.com. “You talk about Drew, and he’s had five of those seasons. (Other QBs...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk signs rookie contract with New Orleans Saints

Make that money, Ryan! Another former Wisconsin Badgers standout signs on the dotted line. The New Orleans Saints announced on Thursday the signing of offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk to a four-year contract. The draft selection of Ramczyk by the Saints in the first round (32nd overall) possibly will pay off earlier than expected, as it was reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport on...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Saints vs. Pelicans: Who will have the better winning percentage in 2017?

The Pelicans just finished their draft last night. Now it’s time to gauge what team has the best chance to win this in 2017. The last three years have been rough for the fans of professional sports in New Orleans. There was only ONE winning season in the last three years between the two teams. The New […] Saints vs. Pelicans: Who will have the better winning percentage in 2017...
Via Who Dat Dish
2 days ago

Kenny Vaccaro not satisfied with career so far

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has been versatile and productive in his four seasons. But it’s not what he wanted or expected. Vaccaro has yet to make All-Pro or even the Pro Bowl, goals for this season. “I was a top-15 pick,” Vaccaro said, via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I should be a…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Saints sign Ryan Ramczyk

Add the Saints to the list of teams with all of their draft picks signed. The Saints moved into that column on Thursday by announcing that first-round tackle Ryan Ramczyk has signed with the team. Ramczyk, the 32nd overall pick of the draft, signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year.…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Despite His Shellfish Allergy, Adrian Peterson Has Been Tearing Up Oysters Since He Arrived In New Orleans

Adrian Peterson absolutely adores shellfish. He's also allergic to it, which creates quite the conundrum for the 32-year-old New Orleans Saints running back. AP made news five years ago when a bowl of shrimp gumbo caused his throat to close and his face to swell up. After rushing to a trainer, he ended up OK, but the scary reaction—known as anaphylaxis—helped him realize...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick issues high praise (for him) about Brandin Cooks

Bill Belichick isn’t a rah-rah coach. In fact, words of praise from the lips of the New England Patriots head coach are about as rare as the mineral fingerite. So, when Belichick chooses to offer praise about a player, we should take note. On that note, the coach said some positive things about new receiver Brandin Cooks, acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Saints this offseason...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints tackle Terron Armstead suffered labrum tear in bag drill

The old adage of “bags don’t hit back” may no longer be true.In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday, New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief revealed that fellow tackle Terron Armstead tore his labrum while hitting a bag during individual drills. Armstead, who was projected to start at left tackle for the Saints this season, was given this lengthy recovery timetable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson signing: 'This is our window'

The New Orleans Saints have not been hiding their excitement over the signing of future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson. All reports from Saints camp regarding the 32-year-old veteran have been positive.Despite missing all but three games with a knee injury last season, there’s a feeling around the running back that Peterson will be able to return to 2015 form. Remember...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Terron Armstead reportedly out 4-6 months with torn labrum

The New Orleans Saints have been dealt a major blow on their offensive line, as Pro Bowl tackle Terron Armstead is expected to be out several months with a shoulder injury.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Armstead will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum. The left tackle is expected to miss 4-6 months. Armstead is tasked with protecting Drew Brees’ blind side...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson fires back at critics who say he can’t catch

Adrian Peterson has never been known as a pass-catching back, but the seven-time Pro Bowler doesn’t appreciate when people say that is due to his inability to catch a football.On Wednesday, Peterson said he finds it humorous when people say he can’t catch.“It’s always funny to me. … It’s like a lot of people say, ‘Well, he can’t catch the ball.’ And I’m like,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he's a better receiver than people think

One of the more notable moves of the NFL offseason was Adrian Peterson signing with the New Orleans Saints. Still, it created an apparent dilemma. For as many things as Peterson does well, he’s never been known as a particularly strong pass-catching back. So, how will he fit into the pass happy offense that Drew Brees runs?Peterson is not worried about his pass-catching skills...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson sets sights on playing until he’s 37

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson has been one of the aspects of this offseason hyped the most. Now he’s only adding a bit of his own hype to the mix. The Saints have had nothing but praise for Peterson so far. Let him tell it, he’s focusing on playing football for about five more years, or until he’s 37 years old. Here’s the interview in which he targets the...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints cancel OTAs to go on New Orleans scavenger hunt

The New Orleans Saints canceled Wednesday’s OTA session and instead opted to go on a team-wide scavenger hunt through its home city.While a team spokesperson declined to comment on the switch-up on plans, the social media activity of Saints players Chase Daniel and Cameron Jordan, per the New Orleans Times Picayune, appeared to confirm some kind of scavenger hunt skullduggery was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Drew Brees do awesome trick throws with viral stars Dude Perfect

Accuracy is one of the main traits that makes Drew Brees — the NFL’s all-time leader in completion percentage — so great.His receivers have always been able to rack up yards after the catch because he throws them open, hitting them in stride.That was on full display when he teamed up with the guys from Dude Perfect — Youtube stars — to produce a trick-shot video. Watch...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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