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Saints Nation Guru: Week 4 at Chargers

What is this? The Saints we (I) hated last week were all good to very good. Each had something bad happen (Fleener some drops, Coleman a drop for first down and Cadet a bs call go against him), but they were good overall. So it was the defenses turn to crap the bed again. I could already do questions on which positions we are gong to draft right now, but because we have 13 games...
Via The Saints Nation
1 hour ago

Saints moving to shore up defense before season slips away

METAIRIE, La. (AP) When Saints defensive players gathered for meetings this week, there has been plenty of criticism to go around, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said. That's what happens when you give up more than 200 yards rushing and 45 points in a critical home game against a divisional rival - and fall to 0-3. ''It's emotional, but when you're in there, we're coaching ourselves...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints News, 9/29/16: Mark Ingram Rated Third Most Elusive Back, Per PFF

With Mark Ingram finally getting some carries Monday Night, he was able to show how effective he can look as a cowbell halfback in the Saints' offense. Ingram was rated as the third most elusive back in the NFL by PFF, ranking only behind Oakland's Latavius Murray (2) and Arizona's David Johnson (1). tonight my highschool will be honoring me by retiring my highschool jersey...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
8 hours ago

Drew Brees sounds pretty pumped to return to San Diego

Drew Brees is finally making his return to San Diego, and isn’t exactly hiding his feelings about Sunday’s matchup with the Chargers. Brees told ESPN.com’s Mike Triplett that he’s been waiting for the moment to return to the team which drafted him in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. “I’m trying to make this just like any other game,” Brees said with a laugh...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton on the hot seat

Once upon a time, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton could do no wrong. Now there is a growing discontent in the Who Dat Nation and calls for his ouster are getting louder. Following Hurricane Katrina and a 2005 Saints season spent on the road, with “home games” in San Antonio and Baton Rouge, the arrival in New […] New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton on the hot seat - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
13 hours ago

New Orleans Saints resign guard Khalif Barnes

Cut after preseason with the Saints, Barnes was brought back in to help patch a roughed up offensive line. Saints starting tackle Terron Armstead is still sitting out with a knee issue. Andrus Peat who filled in for Armstead against the Falcons on Monday night received horrible grades from Pro Football Focus in relief. Though […] New Orleans Saints resign guard Khalif Barnes -...
Via Who Dat Dish
13 hours ago

Why you shouldn't play fantasy football: The Drew Brees effect

Each week, we’re chronicling some of the reasons why we think fantasy football is a dreadful game that nobody should play. This week, I want to talk a little bit about the “Drew Brees Effect.” The Drew Brees Effect: When you do as well as humanly possible and you still walk away a loser because of circumstances beyond your control.  100 percent of fantasy football players...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints at San Diego Charges: Most Important Game of the Year

This is one of the most seemingly unimportant important regular season games of the year - maybe of the past few years. I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but this Sunday's Week 4 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers might be one of the most important regular season games of the last few years. The Saints enter the game winless at 0-3 and in last place...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
13 hours ago

The New Orleans Saints rookie report card is out: Who passed and who failed.

The Saints are three weeks in, and let’s see what the grades look like for the rookie class so far. There have been some bright spots and plenty of behavioral reports that will be sent out. Without further ado, let’s look at the grades. The New Orleans Saints rookie report card is out: Who passed and who failed. - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site -...
Via Who Dat Dish
18 hours ago

Saints safety hopes Brees wins more rings than Brady

Kenny Vaccaro is motivated. On Wednesday, the New Orleans Saintssafety told Nick Underhill of The Advocate that he wants to see his quarterback — Drew Brees — win at least four more rings. Vaccaro on motivation: Brees is “a hall of fame quarterback. I want him to get as many rings as possible. I want him to pass up Tom Brady” — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) September...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drew Brees talks about his first trip to San Diego as a visiting player

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talks about his first trip to San Diego as a visiting player for the first time since he last played for the Chargers in 2005, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.
Via NOLA.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints bring back veteran tackle Khalif Barnes

The Saints are thin in a number of spots, but made a move Wednesday to shore up their offensive line. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are signing veteran tackle Khalif Barnes. Barnes was in camp with the Saints this summer, but was released as they got the roster down…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Jim Mora’s still got it, delivers another classic Saints rant

Former New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora was a pretty successful NFL coach. He led the Saints to their first ever playoff appearance in 1987 and led the team’s vaunted “Dome Patrol” that competed with the 49ers in the NFC West. After moving to Indianapolis, he led the Colts to two playoff appearances in four years in the dawn of Peyton Manning...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints honor Superdome re-opening 10 years later

NEW ORLEANS (AP) While the sold-out Superdome celebrated Monday night's opening-drive touchdown by New Orleans, one fan stood still, holding an American flag colored in the home team's black and gold. ''The Rebirth,'' it read. The Saints hosted the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, 10 years and a day after re-opening the Superdome against the same team following the devastation...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Payton: Disappointing and frustrating 45-32 loss to Falcons

Sean Payton: Disappointing and frustrating 45-32 loss to Falcons
Via NOLA.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints collide on punt return horror show

The Atlanta Falcons owe a tip of the hat to the New Orleans Saints’ punt return unit. Leading 7-0, the Saints forced a punt. The handling of the punt didn’t exactly go to plan. He ran into his own guy!?!This muffed punt set up the @AtlantaFalcons' first TD. #ATLvsNO https://t.co/7Sr4EtUbn3 — NFL (@NFL) September 27, 2016 We actually have to give De’Vante Harris a nod...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Free agent RB C.J. Spiller visiting Packers

Still in search of answers on offense, the Green Bay Packers are reportedly hosting a once explosive, multi-talented running back on Tuesday. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, free agent running back C.J. Spiller is spending the day visiting the Packers. #Packers are having veteran RB C.J. Spiller in for a visit today, source said. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 20,...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints DB: Odell Beckham gets away with penalties 'regularly'

A game that was expected to be a shootout between the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants turned into a sloppy defensive struggle, but Odell Beckham Jr. was still able to put up good numbers. As far as one veteran is concerned, Beckham can thank the officials for that. Following his team’s 16-13 loss, Saints safety Sterling Moore said the officiating crew working the game allowed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints P.J. Williams Carted Off Field With Head Injury

New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams was carted off the field and taken to a hospital with an apparent head injury. Williams took two blows to the head in the first quarter of Sunday’s game versus the New York Giants. The cornerback was down for several minutes as trainers assisted him. Williams’ helmet was strapped down to a backboard before he was carted off to the locker...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giants block Saints FG, return it for TD

The expected shootout between the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants went scoreless until the second quarter. Then, like everyone predicted, the first points of the game came via a blocked field goal when the Giants blocked Will Lutz’s kick and Janoris Jenkins returned it to the house for the score. The epic play: BLOCKED FG ALERT! Janoris Jenkins scoops.And SCORES. #NOvsNYG...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

JPP on why Saints put up 52-spot on Giants: ‘I wasn’t here’

Many NFL fans are clamoring for a repeat performance on Sunday of last season’s shootout between the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints. Eli Manning put up a superb performance, but Drew Brees’ record-breaking seven touchdown passes and 505 yards passing led the Saints to a wild 52-49 victory. But don’t expect history to repeat itself -- at least for the Saints this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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