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Tackling, lack of pressure, poor run defense, spotty coverage... all things the Saints struggled with a year ago. There's pretty much no facet of the defense that I would have considered "strong" with regards to the 2011 Saints. They did do a good job of getting off the field on third down, and they did well to close out some games with big plays (at Tennessee and at Atlanta come to mind), but they never really excelled in any area at all. In fact, they were particularly poor in many. Part of that was the horrific play of their linebackers. Jonathan Vilma was injured all year and a shell of his former self when he did play, Will Herring was never healthy, Jonathan Casillas was often banged up, Jo-Lonn Dunbar was a massive liability in coverage, and Martez Wilson was too raw and young to be trusted. The Saints clearly recognized the lack of performance, proven by their mass addition of linebackers in Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne and Chris Chamberlain this offseason. A...
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Sooner or later, the Drew Brees-New Orleans Saints contract impasse will end.
The most likely outcome is a lavish deal that keeps the star quarterback in the fold for years to come. But while both camps can then claim victory for negotiating the terms most favorable to their respective sides, there will be no debate about who was the biggest winner from this lengthy haggling.
Now starting at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints ... Sean Canfield? It was only minicamp, but that was the reality for the Saints Wednesday. With Drew Brees away until his contract situation is resolved and backup Chase Daniel watching with his right hand bandaged because of a hairline fracture of his throwing-hand thumb, the Saints' offense looked nothing like the precision...
Saints veteran tight end David Thomas struggled in the past year with activities as natural as playing outside with his young boys.
A pair of concussions during the 2011 NFL season left him so sensitive to light that even sunglasses weren't much help.
And when his infant daughter cried, his wife, Kassidy, would whisk her away so the noise would not worsen her husband's...
Adrian Arrington is currently battling for a spot with the New Orleans Saints. As a fifth year player, it might seem like he has the upper hand, but it’s important to remember that nothing has come easily for Adrian Arrington. In 2004, there weren’t many Wide Receivers more heavily recruited than Cedar Rapids’ Adrian [...]
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints have offered quarterback Drew Brees a contract that would pay him more than both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. All indications are that it’s still not enough money.
“Saints have offered to make him a higher-paid QB than Brady & Manning,” said Schefter, per Evan Silva. ”It has not been...
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the contract talks between the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees will likely go down to the July 16th wire. If a deal doesn’t get done by then, Brees will have to play out the 2012 season under the franchise tag.
I strongly believe that if a deal isn’t finalized before the July 16th deadline, Brees will...
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With all of the turmoil surrounding the New Orleans Saints, you would have thought the Drew Brees contact situation would be dealt with swiftly. Unfortunately for Saints fans and keeper league owners of Brees, that hasn’t been the case.
Brees is now missing mandatory minicamp. While it isn’t a big deal for a player of his stature, it would be nice for...
It's been the elephant in the room for quite some time now and no one locally seems prepared to broach it, so I'm now going to come out and ask it - have we gotten to the point in the ongoing Drew Brees negotiations saga where it might seem like he's the one holding this up?What we think we know:
The Saints offered Brees a 5 year, $95 million deal at some point...
2013 linebacker Jermaine Grace has had a bit of a rough spring. He wasn't able to fully participate in spring ball at Miramar High School because of a hamstring injury. Grace was out competing with his team at the Heath Evans 7on7 event Saturday, his first competition post-injury. Get the latest on Grace's health and, of course, a little recruiting too.
2013 cornerback Simeon Thomas has a handful of big offers and plans to see several of those schools this summer. The Miami Carol City High School prospect has been working hard on his ball skills and looks forward to growing more as he camps and competes throughout summer. Get the latest on Thomas here.
One of the biggest stories in the wider media is the current demolition job happening to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. This fall, the newspaper that has served New Orleans since 1837 will be cut from being published daily to just three days a week - Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday to focus more on online journalism. While the move is not unprecedented, it was met with disappointment...
One of the top performer's at the Heath Evans 7on7 was Vero Beach cornerback Sean Paul. The 5'11 athlete holds over 10 D-1 offers.