Found May 25, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
The Saints used a 3rd round pick on Martez Wilson in 2011 and he played sparingly as a rookie, which is not a surprise. However, the Saints brought in 3 free agent linebackers this offseason, Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, and Chris Chamberlain so there isn’t a lot of room for Wilson to play at linebacker. Given that, the Saints are working him out at defensive end in OTAs. At 6-4 250, he has decent size to play defensive end, but is probably very raw as a pass rusher. He worked out as the 2nd team right end opposite Greg Romeus, with Will Smith and Cameron Jordan as the starters. The Saints have a real need at defensive end, particularly for pass rushers. They managed just 33 sacks last year, with 7.5 of them coming from safety Roman Harper. Will Smith, who led their defensive line in sacks, turns 31 in July and will miss the first 4 games of the season with suspension. Wilson could play a hybrid role just to get on the field and might be a pleasant surprise as a defensive end on ...

Saints Nation: Martez Wilson May Switch to Defensive End

3rd Round draft choice Martez Wilson was a promising rookie a year ago, but he mostly made his mark on pass rushing downs while blitzing from the linebacker position. The Saints liked his ability to get to the quarterback so much, in fact, they're apparently thinking about making the move to switch Wilson from linebacker to defensive end. Wilson apparently worked exclusively...

Lance Moore says Brees should be highest-paid QB

Although it’s evident the Saints don’t feel the same, at least one of Drew Brees‘ receivers have gone to bat for the record-setting quarterback, who remains locked in a contractual battle. During Saints OTAs Thursday, Lance Moore told reporters that Brees “deserves the world” — or, more appropriately, the title of highest-paid QB. Why? “He’s done things that have...

Nick Toon looks to follow in his fathers’ footsteps

New Orleans Saints rookie Nick Toon might not be the fastest receiver on the field but at 6’2, 215 lbs his features are just what the Saints look for. The former University of Wisconsin receiver has the NFL in his genes. His father, Al Toon, played for the New York Jets from 1985 to 1992. In

Saints OTA notes: Vilma suit talk of team; LB Wilson on the move

METAIRIE, La. -- When the Saints allowed reporters in Thursday for their first media availability of the offseason, much of the discussion focused on the lawsuit middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week. The defamation suit filed by Vilma stemmed from what Goodell said was Vilma's role as one of the ringleaders in the bounty program...

Smith lashes out against NFL owners

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith used the same fiery and defiant language that was heard on the same sidewalk in front of the union's headquarters a year ago. "Simply stated, cartels do what will cartels do when left unchecked," Smith told reporters Thursday afternoon. The fact that the NFL and the players union agreed to a new 10-year collective...

New Orleans Saints: 2012 Schedule Breakdown

This year the New Orleans Saints will be playing without head coach Sean Payton, while trying to become the first team to win the NFC South division in consecutive seasons. This article looks at what New Orleans can expect from their 2012 regular season schedule. In the first three weeks of the season, New Orleans will play against the Kansas City Chiefs,  Carolina Panthers...

Fab 5 Introduced Arrington to Michigan

Former Michigan wide receiver Adrian Adrian Arrington was at the WTKA studios last weekend for Mott Takeover to benefit Mott Children’s hospital. GoBlueWolverine was there to check in on the current New Orleans Saints WR and talked about coming back to Ann Arbor, growing up a Fab-Five fan, the effect of the bounty program on his team, Brady Hoke, and more.***Video Interview included***

Saints' defense learning Spagnuolo's way

The all-out blitzing the Saints unleashed during recent seasons appears to be a thing of the past under new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins is lining up closer to the line of scrimmage and is no longer a tackler of last resort. Martez Wilson, drafted last year to play linebacker, finds himself practicing at defensive end. New Orleans&...

Brees overestimating his worth

Nothing against Drew Brees, who seems to be the consummate leader of the vilified New Orleans Saints, but the main man on this football team is coach Sean Payton. And this is partly the reason Saints owner Tom Benson has been reluctant to simply write the check that Brees, who missed work this week, wants from the organization. On the open market, Brees wouldn't command the...

Saints Nation's Phone Interview With Mike Karney

Today I'm really excited to share with you my phone interview with former Saints' fullback Mike Karney. Mike has always been one of my very favorite all time Saints and he played recently enough that I'm sure most of us remember him as an absolute stud. I have to say, this is probably my very favorite interview I've ever had the pleasure of doing. Mike is honest,...

NFC South Nuggets

Time for the much awaited NFC South Nuggets, where I belittle the moves made by the Saints, Panthers, Buccaneers and usually the Saints again. The Saints rightly are looking for a discount from Drew Brees after they were fleeced in their previous contract, apparently. In perhaps one of the most foolish things I have ever heard, the Saints feel they deserve a discount for Drew...

Panthers Jon Beason Attempts to Ether Alex Smith Over Cam Newton Stats Slander

I understood what Alex Smith was trying to say (Alex Smith Thinks Stats Are for Losers, Throws Subtle Shots at Cam Newton & Drew Brees) he just didn’t say it in the proper way. I figure it was just a matter of time, before someone jumped in and went back at him Here is what Carolina Panthers Jon Beason had to say. Alex smith, don’t hate on Cam Bc your stats would’ve...
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