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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints @ Carolina PanthersNew Orleans: Well, the season without offensive guru Sean Payton didn’t start out as planned, as the Saints ended up getting run over by the RGIII hype train in their own backyard. Drew Brees started out slow, but ended up with his fairly standard good numbers as the Saints staged a furious comeback that fell just short.Now, Brees and the gang face off in a critical early season divisional game and cannot afford to drop into an 0-2 hole. If the Saints lose this one, can you imagine all the press about how the Saints aren’t the same squad without their leader on the sidelines? They don’t want to see that happen, so look for the Saints to go large with the passing game early and often.If Brees is going to get his team on top early, he’ll have to get the ball as much as possible to his big three playmakers: Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, and Darren Sproles. It was strange to see the Saints not really get Sproles involved until the second half...
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I’ve written and re-written the intro for this week’s flex rankings at least twenty times now, and the best I can come up with is the very simple but truthful: week one did not disappoint.
Unless you were a Wes Welker owner.
Or Chris Johnson..
But, for the most part the NFL kickoff week provided us with plenty of breakout performances, confirmation of pre-draft fantasy...
During the course of the Saints defeat to the Washington Redskins last Sunday, it was obvious that this team needs its head coach Sean Payton.
When New Orleans was forced to make the type of situational decisions that change the outcome of football games, the team’s direction missed Payton’s signature flair.
What makes him so dangerous is that he is a master playcaller that knows...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma spent Monday afternoon having a ''very frank, very truthful'' meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about his suspension that was temporarily lifted.
Vilma was one of four players suspended by Goodell in the bounty scandal. But an appeals panel earlier this month said Goodell must clarify his rulings to ensure no...
If and when Jonathan Vilma meets with Roger Goodell, the Saints linebacker should ask the commissioner a simple question:
What is more dangerous, a symbolic, thousand-dollar bounty system or the Baltimore Ravens opening the season playing four NFL games in 17 days?
The elimination of bounties will not stop one NFL defensive player from curb-stomping an opposing player if given...
Another weekend, another chance for me to praise a franchise I could care less about if they were to remove one single player. That’s right, TSHQ, as you should know by now my Cam Newton love knows zero bounds. Since the first time I saw him dominate at Auburn I became a fan. Guy just does it all. After Week 1′s embarassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Newton is going to...
After week one of the NFL, it’s easy to overreact. All we know about the NFL season happened on Sunday, and opinions are running through our heads faster than Usain Bolt being chased by a cheetah. It’s easy to get carried away in what our eyes saw on Sunday, even if it contradicts everything we’ve believed since February. Everyone’s guilty of it, some more than others. But...
The Carolina Panthers have officially listed running back Jonathan Stewart and wide receiver Steve Smith as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Saints.
WR Steve Smith, RB Jonathan Stewart listed as questionable for Sunday’s game: pnth.rs/NsIhNq
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 14, 2012
Smith has battled a knee injury all week and Stewart has worked his way...
While everyone has compared RG3 to Cam Newton over the past year, Head Coach Ron Rivera let the Charlotte Observer know about how he felt about the two players.
“I think their styles are similar only to certain degrees, certain aspects of the game,” Rivera said, per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. ”I think after that it’s a lot more different...
Anytime you give up 40 points to anyone, it's safe to assume the defensive grades won't be good. The major concerns after this week are a non existent pass rush and poor coverage. The really bothersome thing is that while I'm convinced the offensive woes can be cleaned up pretty quickly by eliminating penalties, I'm not sure the defensive problems have a quick...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has any resentment toward the New Orleans Saints he isn't making it public.
Newton downplayed being one of a handful of quarterbacks the NFL said was at the center of the Saints' bounty scandal. He will face New Orleans on Sunday in Charlotte for the first time since the NFL levied fines and suspensions against the Saints...
Drew Brees thinks New Orleans' usually prolific offense will return to normal soon, even without suspended coach Sean Payton.
The Saints quarterback remains confident that he and the rest of the unit are going to put up the type of numbers they have for most of the past six years - even if Payton's season-long bounty penalty keeps him from helping to correct mistakes made...
I'm sure you haven't forgotten (and if you have, the national media will remind you) that the Saints had a bounty program implemented in previous seasons on certain quarterbacks to get them to play harder and in some cases, dirtier.There were many quarterbacks on their list to go after, one of them named Cam Newton. Last year the Panthers lost to the Saints in Week 5 of...