Found May 24, 2013 on
The Saints Nation:
Ralph is joined by Dave and Andrew to discuss the Saints OTAs and the return of Sean Payton. Ralph could not be more excited for the Rob Ryan era. Andrew tries to figure out of Will Smith will be any good at linebacker. Are any linebackers worth more than a dollar? Dave is not pleased with the left tackle situation and all the options scare him. The guys make crazy predictions off one day of practices. Dave isn't sure we will see as much of Ben Watson as you might think but Andrew disagrees.
Oh and they make fun of the fact Kevin couldn't be on the show because he injured his ass learning how to do the suplex to a stuffed animal.
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New Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan seems motivated to do well with a new team after getting fired from the same position with the Cowboys.
Last offseason I made a mistake that I later promised I would never make again. It was in the heat of Marques Colston, Carl Nicks and Drew Brees approaching a free agency hit, which forced the Saints to franchise tag their star quarterback. At the time I accused Loomis of mismanaging the offseason, and my personal favorite quote from that time coming from yours truly...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints have signed safety Roman Harper to an extension.
#Saints S Roman Harper signed a extension that includes $4M fully guaranteed in Year 1. Was set to make $5.25M in ’13. No full details yet
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2013
My understanding is that Roman Harper now is signed through 2015, so he tacked on an extra year...
The New Orleans Saints have waived 2011 7th round draft pick DE Greg Romeus. Romeus tore his right ACL during his final year at Pittsburgh and then tore his left ACL/MCL during 2012 OTA’s. He’s never made it to an NFL game but could mount a comeback if he has it in him. It’s not easy to bounce back from these types of injuries in back-to-back years but not impossible.
Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported earlier in the day that the Saints had renegotiated the contract of S Roman Harper.
Ian Rapoport reports that Harper actually received an extension that will add another year to his contract.
According to Rapoport, Harper receives $4 million guaranteed in 2013.
Harper, 30, was set to make $5.25 million for this season...
This is what I often refer to as the "dead zone" for a blogger of an NFL football team. Things tend to pick up a little bit with OTAs underway and you often get little nuggets of news around now, but this period between the draft and training camp is often brutal for most bloggers and we all suffer from "writer's block". Coming up with interesting material...
Rob Ryan figures his firing in Dallas will only help him relate to a Saints defense humbled by a historically bad season.
''I don't like getting fired,'' Ryan said Thursday during his first meeting with reporters since Sean Payton hired him in February to revamp New Orleans' last-ranked defense. ''I know I got my feelings hurt and so did our players...
Bill Belichick is not only one of the most respected coaches in American sports, he’s also one of the highest-paid. He’s no longer the highest-paid, however; that title now belongs to Saints head coach Sean Payton.
Despite being suspended for the entirety of the 2012 season in the wake of the “Bountygate” scandal, Payton signed a five-year contract extension in December that...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Rob Ryan figures his firing in Dallas will only help him relate to a Saints defense humbled by a historically bad season.
"I don't like getting fired," Ryan said Thursday during his first meeting with reporters since Sean Payton hired him in February to revamp New Orleans' last-ranked defense. "I know I got my feelings hurt and so did...