Found August 03, 2013 on Football Nation:
In college, Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately for Ingram and New Orleans, that success has not carried over to the NFL level.In two years with New Orleans, Ingram has only gained 1,076 yards and scored 10 TDs. I don't think that things are going to change anytime soon for Ingram or New Orleans.New Orleans still has that one guy playing quarterback -- Drew Brees! In 2012, Brees led the NFL in passing yards (5,177) and passing touchdowns (43).This is great for New Orleans but not so great for Ingram. A team with an elite QB such as Drew Brees does not find the need to run the ball often. In 2012, Ingram carried the ball only 156 times. This total is only 29 more than QB Cam Newton's 127 carries. Even if Ingram begins to play better, it is unlikely that he will ever rack up fantasy points because New Orleans is going to be pass-happy as long as Drew Brees is playing there.In 2013, expect Ingram to split carries with Pierre Thomas and at times, Darren Sproles. Sp...

Saints rookie DB Rod Sweeting separating himself from the pack

The New Orleans Saints have quite a few changes for 2013, and one rookie in particular, cornerback Rod Sweeting is making himself known to another newbie to the team, secondary coach Wesley McGriff. "It's just like anything else, coming into a new environment, some guys don't start as fast, but (Sweeting) is doing a tremendous job since OTAs and minicamps and coming...

Free agent WR Laurent Robinson scheduled to work out for Saints

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, WR Laurent Robinson will work out for the Saints on Monday. With Marques Colston on the PUP list due to a foot injury and other receivers get banged up during Saturday’s scrimmage, the team needs some depth at the position. However, if healthy, Robinson could be a solid contributor in the pass heavy Saints offense. Josh Alper...

Saints coach Payton heads to Canton to honor Parcells

Saturday morning, more than five thousand Saints fans wrapped around the team's practice facility, eagerly waiting in line to pack the practice field stands for the Black and Gold's scrimmage. Saturday evening, it was Sean Payton's turn to do the cheering in Canton, Ohio. He flew there directly from the Saints scrimmage in order to support his mentor, Bill Parcells...

Saints fan tackled by cops after getting too close at training camp

New Orleans Saints fan David Mobley jumped a barricade separating the public from Saints players during a Friday practice. That’s as far as he got. A police officer with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office promptly tackled the 59-year-old, who was arrested on charges of remaining after forbidden, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer, reports the Hattiesburg American...

Saints' new defense shine during scrimmage

The defense run by new coordinator Rob Ryan is showing early promise for the New Orleans Saints, compiling five sacks and three turnovers during a scrimmage on Saturday. Outside linebacker Junior Galette had two sacks, one each against Drew Brees and Luke McCown. Veteran cornerback Chris Carr, who chose during free agency to rejoin Ryan, his former coordinator in Oakland, made an...

Saints eager to test running game in scrimmage

The New Orleans Saints are about to get a better sense of whether all their talk about improving their running game is amounting to much on the field. After eight days of training camp in which contact was limited, the Saints line up for a scrimmage on Saturday in which linemen such as All-Pro guard Jahri Evans will try to blow open holes at full force for running backs Mark Ingram...

Saints will work out Laurent Robinson

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the New Orleans Saints will be working out free agent wide receiver Laurent Robinson. Laurent Robinson to work out for New Orleans Saints on Monday, per a league source. — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 4, 2013 After a concussion filled season in 2012, Robinson has drawn a lot of interest as of late.   Need NFL Tickets? ...

Saints Nation: Five Things to Look for in Black & Gold Scrimmage

Today the Saints will experience the "Black and Gold scrimmage", which is of course the yearly traditional inter squad simulated game during training camp. The best part of this action is it will really put the lines to the test, as they get a real chance to collide with pads, and it will put live tackling to the test. The team has gotten a little taste of that, but to...

Female NFL official-in-training at Saints camp

A woman who could become the NFL's first female official is training at New Orleans Saints training camp this week. Sarah Thomas, who lives near Jackson, Miss., is a former college basketball player who started officiating high school games at age 23 and says she never dreamed then that she could become a candidate to officiate NFL games. Now 40-years old and with three children...

Saints Nation: Black and Gold Scrimmage Thoughts

The interesting take from the annual black and gold scrimmage is how the defense performed overall. There was a sense of a "here we go again" as the 1st team offense marched down the field with ease on the 2nd team defense for an opening drive touchdown, but from there out it was pretty much all about the defense. Led by Junior Galette, the defense made numerous plays and...

Kevin Colbert Says Team Couldn’t Fit CB Keenan Lewis Into Their Structure

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a big decision to make as to whether or not to re-sign cornerback Keenan Lewis, who was an unrestricted free agent following the 2012 season. They chose against doing so and Lewis wound up signing a five-year, $25.5 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Now that the [...] Kevin Colbert Says Team Couldn’t Fit CB Keenan Lewis...

All Of The Arguing About Drew Brees’ $3 Tip Is Just Plain Stupid

(via Getty Image)Between Aaron Hernandez’s murder charges, Riley Cooper’s open invitation for safeties to decapitate him and even Johnny Manziel supposedly lowering his draft stock for being a typical college bro, I thought that the NFL’s writers who don’t like doing actual reporting on teams and players and simply prefer sticking to moral brow-beating and soap box finger...

Monsters Inc: Why Drew Brees is the No. 1 Quarterback in the NFL

Get your fantasy draft boards ready everyone. I'm about to rock your socks off. Because I'll tell you what...It's not Tom Brady.It's not my previously No. 1 ranked Aaron Rodgers.It's not even Peyton Manning.It's Drew Brees.Are you done yelling about how I am dumb yet? I can wait...Alright, now listen up. Brees hasn't thrown for under 4,000 yards since...

2013 preview: New Orleans Saints

The 2013 NFL regular season is right around the corner. With that being said, it's time to launch our team previews. contributor Taylor Jones will answer important questions for every franchise. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 2012 Record: 7-9. Missed the playoffs What is the position battle to watch? The Saints have utilized a running back-by-committee approach dating...
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