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The New Orleans Saints learned during Sean Payton's suspension last season that their offense is still quite good, even when Payton isn't around to coach it.
For Payton, the key to getting New Orleans back to the post season is fixing a historically bad defense, which is why he's already begun to overhaul the unit with a new scheme and new coordinator - and why it won't be a surprise if the Saints look to this week's NFL draft to help that side of the ball most.
The only significant void on offense was created by the departure of starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod in free agency. Charles Brown, who has served as a reserve tackle since being taken in the second-round of the 2010 draft out of Southern California, has been groomed for that spot, but he has been injury-prone so far, causing Payton to question his reliability.
''If you ask me what keeps me up at night,'' Payton said recently, ''There would be two areas: how are we going to ...
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I honestly do believe the Saints will be trading Chris Ivory to the Jets on Thursday, with compensation being the only question mark. I also believe there's a very strong chance it won't happen till just before or slightly after the 13th pick overall which the Jets now possess. Here's the deal, based on everything I've read the Jets are trying to convince the Saints...
Linebacker Scott Fujita is currently away in Peru and decided to sign a one-day contract to retire as a member of the New Orleans Saints. “I’ve been fortunate to play in this league for a long time and for some great organizations, but there is no doubt that my times spent in New Orleans were some of the best years of my life,” Fujita said. “The way the team and the community...
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told Bobby and Deke on WWL in New Orleans that defense is their priority going into next week’s draft.“Certainly we’re looking closely at our defense, and that would be a priority,” via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I would say this: When you start getting into that selection and you see magnets both offensively and defensively...
We already know the New York Jets are would love to trade for Saints’ running back Chris Ivory and are willing to give up a fifth round pick for him.
According to Saints’ general manager Mickey Loomis nothing is imminent with Ivory at this time.
Loomis said they have had discussions with other teams about Chris Ivory but “no deal is imminent” #Saints
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Going into the draft on Thursday the Saints will be picking 15th barring any trades (possibly with the Jets at 9 or 13??). Based on that, I've listed 15 players below that I consider as tops on the Saints' big board. We know that, no matter what, at least one of these 15 players below will be available. I didn't include players like QB Geno Smith, G Chance Warmack or...
This year has to be better than last season for the New Orleans Saints.After a year of turmoil, finger pointing and doubt, the Saints have their head coach back, a new commitment to a new season and the hope that the combination of quarterback Drew Brees and Sean Payton will mean a return to the playoffs, a division title and possibly a Super Bowl berth.Atlanta will have something...