Found August 17, 2013 on Cold Hard Football Facts:
PLAYERS: Drew Brees
TEAMS: New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees was razor-sharp, as usual, in the Saints 28-20 win over the Raiders in exhibition play last night. You expect consistently strong performances from a quarterback who may be the best of his generation.

Rob Ryan has high praise for Payton

Saints defensive coordinator paid the ultimate compliment to head coach Sean Payton by comparing him to one of the all-time great NFL coaches.

Drew Brees Better Show His Offensive Line Some Beautiful Love

Is anyone really surprised that Drew Brees completed 14 of 18 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders Friday night? Absolutely not. We already know that Brees is that good and the Raiders--well, they have some work to do. What we may not do is give the offensive line that Drew has the credit that it deserves. The men in the trenches are often the first...

Jimmy Graham, Brees already in 'mid-season form'

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is excited to get back to the team's winning ways after the dismal 2012 season following the Bountygate scandal. Graham and quarterback Drew Brees are looking to take 2013 to a higher level than they did in 2011...

Saints 28, Raiders 20

Drew Brees looks as if he has found his rhythm early in the preseason. Brees passed for 202 yards and a touchdown while leading five scoring drives, and the Saints survived a sloppy second half for a 28-20 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders on Friday night. Brees' scoring strike was a 16-yarder to rookie Kenny Stills, who made the most of his second straight game playing...

Sean Payton Says Saints Aren’t Motivated By Bounty Case

The post bounty gate New Orleans Saints have all their parts back, and are looking to move on from the longest year in franchise history. Payton was a guest on Pro Football Talk, and said that the Saints aren’t motivated by the bounty case, and the casualties that came along with it. We’re driven and motivated to win but it can’t come out of spite or anger towards the league...

New Orleans Saints Training Camp: TE Graham Still Dropping Passes

Here's a look at the New Orleans Saints' Training Camp this past week.Parker continues to impress.Preston Parker scored two touchdowns in the Saints' first preseason game last Friday. Parker is a feel good story who is hoping to make an impact with the Saints.Parker, who was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, played 16 games in 2011 and two games in 2012. During the time...

Darren Sproles: The Ultimate Utility Player

Remember that scene in Forrest Gump when Bubba Blue describes all of the different ways one can cook shrimp? You can barbecue it, broil it, bake it, sauté it, pan-fry it, deep fry it, or stir-fry it. There is shrimp kabob, shrimp Creole, shrimp gumbo, lemon shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, and even shrimp burgers. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with one ingredient...

Saints' starters rough up Oakland Raiders in 28-20 win

The New Orleans Saints didn't take long to get over their first-game jitters. On either side of the ball. The Saints' first team torched the Oakland Raiders on Friday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And despite a few hiccups by the second and third teams New Orleans held on for a 28-20 win. Quarterback Drew Brees went 14-of-18 for 202 yards hitting Nick Toon for a...

USF Alumnus Kawika Mitchell Comes And Speaks To Bulls, Tells Them To “Embrace The Suck”

Kawika Mitchell is a proud representative of the South Florida football program. After starring for the Bulls in the early 2000s, Kawika enjoyed a very successful NFL career in which he won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants. Today, Mitchell returned to South Florida to speak to the 2013 Bulls team, and he had three important messages to give: I find it pretty funny that Mitchell...

Saints Nation: Saints Move to 2-0 In Preseason by Beating Raiders 28-20

A weird ebb and flow to this one saw the Saints go up 23-0, then give up 20 straight, before rattling off the last 5 points of the game to seal it. Overall the improvements were significant, but there were still a lot of problem areas with penalties and turnovers. It must be said the competition was quite poor and I felt the Raiders as a team look in really rough shape at the moment...

Saints Nation: Five Things to Look for with Raiders at Saints

Preseason, game 2, happening tonight in the Superdome as the Saints host the Raiders. This will should be interesting as former LSU star Matt Flynn will lead what appears to be another sub standard Raiders team. The Saints are incredibly banged up at the moment so lots of backups will get significant reps and opportunity to showcase what they can do. For those healthy this is a great...

Sean Payton Does 10 Questions With Jim Rome (Video)

Sean Payton was a guest on Jim Rome this week and he didn’t disappoint.  He claims he can do more pull ups than Andy Reid and does his best Bill Belichick impression.  See the video below: Is Mark Ingram Finally Ready to Break Out? Fantasy Profile: Darren Sproles

New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders: three things to watch

The New Orleans Saints conclude their preseason home stand against the mighty Oakland Raiders at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. CT. It will be their final home game before their September 8th regular-season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The game promises to be little more than an elaborate scrimmage, the kind that […]The post New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland...

Fantasy Draft Strategy: Should You Wait on a QB This Year?

Fantasy Football is back and leagues are starting to draft there teams. In looking at draft strategies this year, the quarterback position is deeper than normal.  I think there are a lot of quarterbacks that can get you solid points later on in you draft. In recent years, quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees would go in the 1st round because of their inflated passing yards...
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