Found September 09, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs:
PLAYERS: Drew Brees
TEAMS: New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees salvaged a lousy day with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes.Fantasy Spin:Brees finished with 339 yards on 52 passing attempts, three touchdowns and two picks. He completed just 46.2 percent of his passes.

Saints' Vilma placed on PUP list

The Saints have placed recently re-instated linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he'll be out through Week 6, even if he has not been served a new bounty suspension by then. The Saints have also brought back fifth-year receiver Adrian Arrington, who had been cut on Saturday after struggling with right knee soreness heading into Week 1,...

Saints remain defiant after post-bounty loss

New Orleans defensive captain Malcolm Jenkins says he appreciates that the Saints did nothing to change the minds of those who suspect the bounty scandal and related suspensions will derail their season. He also points out that previous playoff seasons included setbacks that looked a lot like their sloppy, out-of-synch, penalty-ridden loss to Washington in Sunday's season opener...

Rules of the Game: Impact of Vacating Discipline of Vilma, et al.

The old news is that a three member arbitrator panel overturned the discipline of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of four players allegedly involved in a bounty scandal while affiliated with the New Orleans Saints in 2009.  Jonathan Vilma was seen on Twitter doing his best Stewart Gilligan Griffin impression after the arbitrator panel issued its decision.  This story still has legs...

Saints using a running back by committee approach

According to Dan Parr of, the New Orleans plan on going with a running back by committee approach as they kick off the 2012 NFL season this Sunday. “The Saints are firmly committed to a committee approach with Ingram serving in what will mostly be a three-pronged attack. Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles will continue to play major roles, and Chris Ivory and...

Saints offically place Jonathan Vilma on the PUP list

According to, the New Orleans Saints have officially place linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the PUP list. “The New Orleans Saints have placed linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the team’s reserve/physically unable to perform list, Saints senior vice president of communication Greg Bensel tweeted Monday. “Vilma, who currently is rehabbing an injured knee, will be eligible to return...

Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints: Three Bold Predictions

Prediction No. 1: New Orleans Saints Win Over Washington Redskins by 17 PointsThe last meeting of these two teams was December 6, 2009, Week 13 of the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl-winning season.The Saints won 33-30 over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field to go 12-0 at that point of the season.But it was more than the 12th straight win that made this particular game so...

Saints Players Appeal Honored: What Does This Mean for the NFL?

Allow me to preface this argument by saying I haven't seen the "evidence" that the NFL claims to have against the suspended Saints players and their involvement in the Bounty Scandal, but I have to believe they didn't pull these four names out of a hat.Over the weekend, the courts uplifted the suspensions of Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith, Scott Fujita, and Jonathon...

New Orleans Saints Bounty Players Win Suspension Appeal; Cleared to Play on Sunday

In a shocking turn of events in the ongoing New Orleans Saints Bountygate saga, a three-member arbitration panel has lifted the suspensions of four players who allegedly sought to injure opponents for cash payments from 2009-2011. Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove (free agent) and Scott Fujita (Cleveland Browns) are now permitted to return to their respective teams...

Saints Nation: Saints Fall Flat in Season Opener, Lose 32-40 to Redskins

I'm going to keep this short and sweet because I've already done this write up once and somehow lost everything when my Safari browser decided to crash. Awesome. As if I wanted to write about this game again. In short: it sucked. The penalties thing is less concerning to me because I firmly believe that can be cleaned up pretty easily and I think the Saints have good maturity...

Bountygate suspensions overturned for NFL players

The four NFL players who were suspended for their involvement in the New Orleans Saints Bountygate incident have had their appeals granted and are now free to play. A three-person arbitration panel overturned their suspensions on Sept. 7 and they can rejoin their teams immediately. The players are Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, and Scott Fujita. However,

Colston Likely To Start For New Orleans

ESPN's Ed Werder says he saw Saints receiver Marques Colston (foot) warming up, an indication that he'll probably be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Redskins despite his status as "questionable."Fantasy Spin:Colston has been as consistent as they come for the Saints, producing five 1,000-yard campaigns in his six seasons in the league. He should be a solid...

Drew Brees predicts Robert Griffin III will ‘take this league by storm’

With Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III set to make his professional debut tomorrow afternoon against the Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, superstar New Orleans signal-caller Drew Brees admitted being excited to see how the Redskins rookie performs. “You figure it’s … Continue reading →

Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints: Hero and Zero of the Game

In an early season upset, the Washington Redskins beat the New Orleans Saints 40-32. The Redskins visited the defending NFC South champs for a week one showdown in the SuperDome. With exceptional play on the parts of a few different players, choosing the "Hero" of this game was made a little more interesting, but I think we all would agree on my pick.Hero: A guy by the...

Week 2: Saints-Panthers matchup

New Orleans at Carolina Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte- TV: FOX; DirecTV: 704 *TV announcers: Ron Pitts, Mike Martz, Kristina Pink *Keys to the game: The Saints have a new defensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo, but some of the breakdowns in coverage and poor tackling that were problematic the past two seasons were evident as Washington's...
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