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NFL developmental league: Saints’ Sean Payton’s take is off the mark

The NFL will formally make proposals regarding a developmental league in 2017 at their winter meetings. New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton is out of touch on the issue. In a recent conference call Sean Payton was asked about proposals to start an NFL developmental league similar to what is done in the NBA, […] NFL developmental league: Saints’ Sean Payton’s take is...
Via Who Dat Dish
3 hours ago

Saints v. Lions: Week 13 Preview

Kickoff: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. TV: FOX. Week 12 Recap: The Saints put on an offensive clinic on Sunday. Drew Brees threw 28 of 36, for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns. Mark Ingram played his best game with 14 carries for 146 yards and 1 touchdown. Michael Thomas, a rookie, was […] Saints v. Lions: Week 13 Preview - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans...
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5 hours ago

Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints: 2016 Week 13 NFL Pick

Detroit Lions (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6) The Saints enter this game at 5-6 and the Lions enter at 7-4, but the Saints have been much better than their record this season, while the Lions have been much worse than their record. On the season, the Saints have 43 more first downs than their opponents (the 2nd best differential in the league) and 11 more offensive touchdowns than...
Via The Football Fan Spot
6 hours ago

Book on Saints Owner, Tom Benson Released

Just a heads up. Mr B had no input on this book. I haven’t read the book so I could only tell you what I’ve read on NOLA. You can do that for yourself at NOLA.com. I do know neither Tom or Gayle Benson had any input in the book. The estranged heirs weren’t apparently involved either. The book, titled "Tom Benson: A Billionaire's Journey", was written by Kathy Finn, and is...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
8 hours ago

Sunday’s Result May Rest with Kickers Lutz and Prater

Drew Brees and Matt Stafford are definitely the most valuable players on both their teams. But I have a feeling this week’s contest in the Superdome will be decided by kicks, not throws. The Saints’ kicker Will Lutz and the Lion’s Matt Prater have two of the strongest legs in the league. With no wind, no extreme temperatures, and a turf surface, the Superdome provides the perfect...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
10 hours ago

Championship Saturday: Top 10 players the Saints might wanna look at

Today is Championship Saturday where teams will be fighting for the chance to raise the trophy in their own conference. It’s never too early to start looking towards the future for tomorrow’s stars. Here are ten prospects that will be playing on Saturday the Saints may wanna keep an eye on. Championship Saturday: Top 10 players the Saints might wanna look at - Who Dat Dish -...
Via Who Dat Dish
12 hours ago

Brandin Cooks confirms frustration; “closed mouths don’t get fed”

Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks didn’t have a pass thrown his way in last week’s win against the Rams, which led to a report that Cooks has been frustrated by his role in the team’s offense. Cooks confirmed as much on Thursday, calling football an emotional game and saying that sometimes you have to express…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Saints wary of Lions' penchant for performing in the clutch

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton has experienced clutch envy while studying the Lions this season. It's got nothing to do with fashionable, hand-held bags, but everything to do with Detroit's repeated triumphs in close contests. ''Listen, I'm jealous,'' said Payton, whose team has lost five games by six or fewer points. ''Obviously, to credit Detroit, they've been able...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints' Brandin Cooks discusses 'the want to be great'

New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks on Thursday said his teammates understand that his frustration with his recent stats aren't coming out of selfishness, but "the want to be great."
Via NOLA.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drew Brees says how coverages led to no touches for Brandin Cooks

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says how Brandin Cooks had no touches in the the Saints' 49-21 win against the Rams. Brees speaks Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.
Via NOLA.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton addresses report about star WR being unhappy

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks surprisingly did not have a single pass thrown his way in his team’s 49-point scoring bonanza against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but Sean Payton insists that was not by design. On Wednesday, Payton was asked about a report claiming Cooks is unhappy with his role in the Saints’ offense. The head coach downplayed it. “I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Handcuff Report, Week 13: All Saints Week

It’s Week 13, which means we are heading into the fantasy playoffs soon. I know that because my readership has dwindled the last two weeks, as many fantasy owners have been eliminated from the playoffs and are throwing in the towel. But that’s OKAY. That just means we can be more serious and a bit more intimate now. It’s just me and you, playoff hopefuls. Heading into this...
Via Razzball Football
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Cameron will make retirement decision after season

There has been a lot of speculation that Jordan Cameron will retire from the NFL after suffering his fourth concussion, but the tight end says that is not the case as of now. Cameron spoke with the Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley and made it clear that he will not make a decision about his future until after the season. “I’m not shutting the door on anything,” Cameron told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cooks frustrated with role in Saints offense

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been used as more of a big-play threat than a No. 1 receiver this season, and that is apparently not a role he is satisfied with. Cooks was not targeted in his team’s convincing 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. While ideally the third-year pro would just be happy that his team got the win, Cooks raised some eyebrows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints suggest sense of desperation has improved their play

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Saints linebacker Craig Robertson sounded confident that he knew the main reason why New Orleans looked as locked-in as the club has been all season during a lopsided victory over Los Angeles Rams.It wasn't because of a motivational speech. It wasn't because of a desire to show up a certain former Saints defensive coordinator now serving in the same capacity in...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A funny Saints head coach Sean Payton talks about the Willie Snead to Tim Hightower pass

A funny Saints head coach Sean Payton talks about the Willie Snead to Tim Hightower pass.
Via NOLA.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints score on trick play late in blowout win

Trick plays are as American as Apple Pie and Uncle Sam. The New Orleans Saints pulled one off in Sunday's blowout over the Los Angeles Rams. While it could be considered disrespectful in coaching circles, the play was fun nonetheless and was well received by non-Rams fans across the nation. .@DrewBreesTo @Willie_Snead4GTo @Tim_Hightower.TOUCHDOWN!!!@Saints TRICKERY in NOLA ...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New Orleans Saints

One-time ‘Bountygate’ coach Gregg Williams says return trip to New Orleans ‘not about me’Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams speaks to the media after a practice session earlier this season. When the New Orleans Saints play host to the … Saints, Rams hope to start climbNEW ORLEANS — During the New Orleans Saints’ magical run to the Super Bowl XLIV title in February...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints OT Zach Strief rips offense for giving points away

Frustrated New Orleans Saints fans just watched their team lose by yet another small margin. This time, the Saints fell to the Carolina Panthers in a tight 23-20 loss on Thursday Night Football. One of the issues plaguing the club over the last two games has been multiple turnovers. Calling out his offense, offensive tackle Zach Strief said blocked kicks have been “killing...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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