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Saints lineman Zach Strief has found an unusual New Orleans restaurant where he can satisfy both his cravings for Creole cooking and his hunger to give back.
While Strief enjoys the restaurant's white beans and shrimp, it's no ordinary lunch spot in the Big Easy - known for famous eateries and fine Creole cuisine. It's a noon-profit restaurant established to give troubled youth a chance to succeed in a uniquely New Orleans way.
Many of the 16- to 22-year olds preparing menu items at never finished school and some have arrest records. Strief says ''there's not a great comprehension ... of how bad of a life some of these kids come from.''
But the program is showing teenagers like 19-year-old former gang member Kentrell Morrow ''success is obtainable.''
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The New Orleans Saints have the top-ranked offense in the league, led by quarterback Drew Brees, who is on pace to break Dan Marinos single-season record for passing yardage. Brees is also completing more than 70 percent of his passes, tops in the league, and has thrown 37 touchdown passes, ranked second to Aaron Rodgers.
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New Orleans Saints rookie running back Mark Ingram sat out practice again Friday and is not expected to play in Monday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
It will be the third straight game missed by Ingram, who is battling a case of turf toe.
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With the NFC South title on the line, the Falcons (9-5) face the New Orleans Saints (11-3) at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
"I found out very quickly four years ago that this is the biggest rival that the Atlanta Falcons have," Falcons coach Mike Smith...
I recently overheard a Falcons fan say he had his team’s Monday night match-up against the Saints circled on his calendar. I chuckled to myself and thought, “Cute.”
You see, I can appreciate the rivalry, the implications and all the hype surrounding the NFC South battle that’s about to go down in the Superdome, but I sadly don’t respect the Falcons enough to spotlight...
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