Found May 09, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
It wasn’t just the New Orleans Saints who had a down year, tight end Jimmy Graham also struggled in 2012. To many others, finishing with 85 catches, 982 yards and nine touchdowns as a tight end would be a bright spot, but for Graham it was the surprising amount of dropped balls that hurt. His career-high 15 drops comes on 100 targets of the dominant tight end. It was five more drops than any other tight end in the league, but he still led the Saints in catches... Read more
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  • If the Saints get their coach back I look for a good 2nd half of the season.

Pierre Thomas wants the Saints to have 100 yards rushing per game 'non-stop'

The first thought that usually comes up in a fans’ mind when they think about the New Orleans Saints is Drew Brees and their passing attack. Saints’ running back Pierre Thomas wants to change that especially now that it is a little less crowded with the departure of Chris Ivory to the New York Jets. This is what Thomas told The Times-Picayune “There’s going to be more focus...

Saints' Pierre Thomas welcomes a return to the ground game

Last season, the New Orleans Saints' rushing attack was all over the place, with no defined lead back. Four RBs spread the carries around without much success, but that's all about to change as head coach Sean Payton realizes the need to revitalize the running game. Without Chris Ivory among the group, the roles will become a little clearer, something Pierre Thomas welcomes...

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: New Orleans Saints

First Round: Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas It pretty much came down to Jarvis Jones or Kenny Vaccaro here, and I'm really OK with either one. Both are playmakers and the best available at their position. Their defense was so awful last year, that anything here would be an upgrade. Vaccaro I think is pretty underrated and can be a key player in their secondary for years to...

Former Saints cornerback Randall Gay arrested

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, former Saints cornerbac Randall Gay was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with entry or remaining on premises when forbidden, two counts of simple battery, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace by public intoxication. Gay ended up posting the $1,200 bond and was released at 7:15 am on Thursday. Kelly said officers were...

Tyler Norris’ All-Saints team of 1998-2012

I was born in 1991, the son of a longtime New Orleans Saints fan, but I didn’t really start watching football until 1999. Over the years of watching bad teams, learning about teams of the past, enjoying great success over the last few years, and pretty much living Saints football, I’ve gotten to see or become familiar with pretty [...]The post Tyler Norris’ All-Saints team...

Duron Carter will be at the Saints rookie mini camp

Duron Carter, the son of Vikings great Cris Carter has already tried out for Minnesota and now he’ll be at the New Orleans Saints rookie mini camp to once again try and prove himself. From what I can tell, Carter has almost as much talent as his father, but hasn’t put in the work and hurt himself...

Saints Nation: Players That Need to Step Up Their Game in 2013

After reading Andrew's article, I decided to come up with a list of my own. I have highlighted several players that CAN be valuable to the team, but need to step it up in 2013 if they have any hope of sticking with the team in the future. 1. Mark Ingram - I believe in Ingram and his ability to be the featured RB in the Saints' backfield. As you all know, his career...

Saints Nation Podcast: Drew Brees is not the 79th Best Player PFF!

Andrew, Dave and Kevin join Ralph to discuss Pro Football Focus ranking Drew Brees the 79th best player in 2012. Kevin tells Ralph to take his stat based logic and shove it because Brees isn't the 79th ranked anything. Dave explains how an article he wrote about Malcolm Jenkins' job being in jeopardy went sideways in the comment section. Andrew explains what all three safeties...

Saints sign first rounder Kenny Vaccaro

The New Orleans Saints were busy on Thursday night signing some of their draft picks.   New Orleans signed first round, safety Kenny Vaccaro,  tackle Terron Armstead, wide receiver Kenny Stills and linebacker Rufus Johnson.   Need NFL Tickets?

New Orleans Saints Select DT John Jenkins in 2013 NFL Draft

3.20 New Orleans Saints John Jenkins, DT, Georgia (6-3, 346) At 346 pounds, John Jenkins is a load and will be able to help contain the rush up the middle. But as far as him being effective with his new team, we’ll wait and see about that. Jenkins is better suited to play in a 4-3 defense and the Saints will be running Rob Ryan’s 3-4. Normally, you like your defensive tackles...

Dolphins' TE coach dropping run-block wisdom on rookie

Dan Campbell knows a thing or two about being down in the trenches. Heck, he only did it for 11 years.Now in his second year as tight end coach with the Miami Dolphins, the former NFL journeyman has a new student this season, rookie Dion Sims.And while Campbell had his share of receiving yards in his lengthy pro career (91 receptions, 934 yards), his work with Sims will revolve around...

Saints Nation: The Top 10 Most Valuable Saints in 2013

Every year in May I revisit the roster to designate the ten players on the team that stand out as most important. This is the fifth time I've done this exercise and every year there seems to be a lot of shifts and changes, but there is always one constant: Drew Brees at the top. Last year I had four defensive players on the list and only two this year. Those guys better step...
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