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New Orleans Saints
St. Louis Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Drew Brees readily acknowledges he is an eternal optimist - and won't buy into the notion that an 0-3 record is proof the Saints are doomed without suspended coach Sean Payton.
When he reviewed video on Monday of New Orleans' collapse in a 27-24 overtime loss to Kansas City a day earlier, he took note of how much the Saints' performance for much of the first three quarters, when they took a 24-6 lead, resembled the club that made it to the playoffs in each of the past three seasons.
''The encouraging thing is that you want to see improvement every week. I'd say the first three quarters of that game was certainly an improvement over the first two weeks,'' Brees said. ''It starts really with consistency. We've had moments where offensively we were playing like we play - defensively, playing like they want to play. We just haven't been able to put together any c...
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Drew Brees is on the warpath, and he's got the NFL in the cross hairs. The New Orleans Saints quarterback has been outspoken against the league in the past, and he continues to let his feelings known about the league. This time, he's going after the league for the officiating situation, which gets uglier and uglier by the day. Brees' rant actually started on Monday -...
If I told you prior to the start of the 2012 season that the New Orleans Saints would be 0-3, and the Green Bay Packers would be 1-2, you'd think I was ludicrous.However, the truth of the matter is, the two teams find themselves on a collision course in Week 4; and those records are deadly accurate.After a disappointing Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Saints are...
Mike Tanier has a nice piece on Drew Brees, Dan Marino, and Johnny Unitas:
We should, of course, cherish the memories of Unitas and other legends. But we cannot do so at the expense of the present. Drew Brees is an all-time great at his prime. We must appreciate him while we have him. Every time we lapse into nostalgia, it’s a backhanded insult to a legacy that is still growing.
This was a strange one. The Saints' offense largely looked pretty good leading up to a 24-6 lead and then nothing. The motor was completely shut off and there was no semblance of threat from them for the remainder of the contest. It went from effective to watching LSU's offense against Alabama's defense in the national title game all over again. What happened to this...
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nations stops by to break down the Chiefs game. Oh the mess it was. Ralph wants to know how a Drew Brees offense can go the entire 4th quarter and OT without completing a pass or getting a first down. Is Sean Payton's mind irreplaceable? Andrew says its time to play all the kids on defense. They also wonder if the Saints should have tried to make...
23 September 2012
Interim, Interim Head Coach
New Orleans Saints
Metry, Louisiana (who the hell knows what the zip code is)
Dear Interim, Interim Head Coach, Aaron Kromer:
As I sit here, writing this note and sipping my hemlock tea, I contemplate today’s game and what took place. Or, rather, what not took place. When I start delving into all the stats...
Remember when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s MLB record for consecutive games played? Fans had been counting down to that moment for months, if not years. One of the game’s all-time good guys was about to break a hallowed record held by one of the game’s legendary figures. When the mantle was passed, time stood still. For the baseball purist, it was a goosebumps moment.So...
What is going on with the NFL’s top-tier teams? In a league dominated by pass-heavy offenses, the teams with arguably the three best quarterbacks currently have a combined record of 2-7. That’s right: combined, Aaron Rogers, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees have just two wins. Now I know it’s early, and panicking shouldn’t realistically be considered, but that record is a far...
The Green Bay Packers are seething about a call that cost them a victory in their last game.
The New Orleans Saints have been upset at the league for quite some time but have no one to blame but themselves for their winless start.
Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees each threw three touchdown passes in last year's entertaining season opener between these clubs, but 2011 may feel like...
Philly Sports World Fantasy Week 3 recap
The game of the week, well what can I say except DUMB,DUMB, DUMB. Picking the game from the heart and with the thought that the Eagles could actually hold on to the ball, two mistakes. The high-powered Eagle offense moved the ball, just not when it counted. Give credit to Arizona, they out-played the Eagles in all aspects of the game.
Gameday is here and it's another chance for the Saints to get this bitter winless season taste out of mouths, pronto. The Chiefs come to the Superdome as the lone team that's given up as many points as the Saints through two games. They've played some bad football so far, which makes them the perfect candidate to face a team so desperate to get back on track. I'm...
NEW YORK -- The NFL players union sent an open letter to team owners calling for an end to the lockout of on-field officials and hinting that the lockout is a violation of the contract between the players and the league. The players were locked out for 4 1/2 months last year, and they emphasized in the letter, posted Sunday on the union's website, that replacement officials working...
Kansas City Chiefs 27New Orleans Saints 24An offseason of nightmares for the New Orleans Saints has poured over into the regular season as the Saints have fallen to 0-3 after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.Kansas City Chiefs: Jamaal Charles had his coming out game of the season as he ran wild on the Saints' defense for 233 yards on 33 carries.Peyton Hillis went down with an...