Found November 09, 2012 on
New Orleans Saints
I've been saying it all year - the Saints are cursed for 2012.The loss of Sean Payton, because of charges that the league has yet to fully prove, has hit the Saints very hard, but the Saints are officially back. Last week, the Saints rushed more than 25 times, and for more than 100 yards, for only the second time all season (the first time was in the fluky loss to Carolina). Admittedly, it came against the Eagles, who play their defensive line too wide for their own good, but it was progress. The Saints have a three-headed monster in the backfield, even with Darren Sproles down (Chris Ivory has been stepping up since the Super Bowl season, when he started in multiple games down the stretch). They can run the ball effectively, but only if the coaches don't give up on the run game.Fun fact: the Falcons are 25th in the league against the run, allowing 127.5 yards per game. The Saints should be able to capitalize, and repeat last week's performance of 25+ rushes for 125+ yar...
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In nullifying Sean Payton's contract, Roger Goodell may have actually been rewarding Payton while simultaneously punishing the New Orleans Saints in a big way. There's been a lot of talk about Payton moving to the Cowboys at the conclusion of his suspension, and while I'm not sure he'll leave New Orleans, the whole situation does give him a great deal of leverage...
The Saints are winning games right now but are there enough games left to get back into the NFC playoff picture. The teams that are ahead of them include Green Bay, Detroit, Minnesota, Seattle and Arizona. I don't think they have enough time.
I'm sitting at 84-49 heading into the weekend. I need to have a huge run to get over .750 for the season.
Sean Payton: Heir to the Cowboys Throne?
“Sean Payton to coach Dallas Cowboys.”
No one would be surprised if that was the leading headline in the coming NFL off-season. Since the NFL voided Payton’s contract with the New Orleans Saints, speculation about Jerry Jones setting his sights on the former Cowboys assistant has run rampant.
And why not?
We have seen it before. Jerry...
The New Orleans Saints will be without running back Darren Sproles and starting offensive tackle Strief for Sunday's home game against Atlanta. Sproles is sidelined for a second straight week because of a broken hand and Strief has a groin injury. Both were listed as out for Sunday on the Saints' injury report along with defensive end Junior Galette (ankle) and wide receiver...
You can all bow down to your Saints Nation Guru this week which is none other than: ME. Yes, that's right. So I get my photo posted in this week's Guru post. Turns out I do know what I'm talking about maybe? I'm now tied with JamesMorse and AllisonSmith atop the leaderboard, so you better watch out, I'm going for gold.
Thanks for participating last week but...
New Orleans running back Darren Sproles (hand) will miss Week 10, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times Picayune.Fantasy Spin:Sproles had surgery to repair a broken hand last week and the initial timetable projected 4-to-6 weeks. He's coming along much quicker than that, but this week the Saints will again use their four-man backfield of; Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory...
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops by to explain if the pass rush we say against Philly is real, can running game stay consistent, and can the defense learn to tackle. Ralph then explains why a freak out over Sean Payton leaving is not warranted. Also it's Atlanta week which means let's bath in warm warm hatred.
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By now everyone knows that Chris Brown and his (former) ex-girlfriend Rihanna have re-united their love for each other, but apparently that's not stopping men from trying to "holla" at the music singer.According to a report, NFL star Junior Galette, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, started talking to the music singer via Twitter. From the tweets, it appears that...
Saints running back Darren Sproles will miss his second consecutive game with a hand injury as New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt listed Sproles as out on Friday's injury report for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Sproles won't be the only important player to miss...
Matt Ryan is one of the best quarterbacks in the league this season. He is going up against the New Orleans Saints defense, who are the worst in the league. They have allowed 450 yards of offense each game this season, which is a NFL record. It will be a fun game with Matt Ryan and Drew Brees going head-to-head in what is, in my opinion, the game of the week. Look for Matt Ryan...
The Atlanta Falcons feel like the Saints ran up the score on them on their last trip in to New Orleans.
And they havent forgotten.
The Saints won the meeting 45-16 on Dec. 26 last season as quarterback Drew Brees stayed in the game throwing the ball late in an effort to break Dan Marinos record for passing yardage in a single season, a mark he got.
It wasnt our intent...
PHILADELPHIA The best explanation for why Jerry Jones would attempt to sidestep last weekend's rumors about Sean Payton as a future Cowboys coach but then this weekend talk fairly openly about rumors about Mike Holmgren as a future Cowboys coach has nothing to do with Payton, with Holmgren, or with sitting Dallas coach Jason Garrett.
It has everything to do with Jerry being...