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For moments in this game the Saints' defense gave us the illusion they might be on to something, but let's be honest with ourselves and admit the Bucs' offense is really bad. To yield 513 total yards to that trash is enough to cement this defense's claim to worst of all time in NFL history. And that's just how bad this unit is. To their credit, they "held" the Bucs to 98 yards on 25 carries. For standard set by this defense, that is incredibly good. If you can promise me 3.9 yards a carry for the rest of the season I would take it hands down. Take away that one horrible 36 yard touchdown run and it looks even easier to stomach. The pass defense on the other hand, yeah, there is no excuse. Just horrible. And once again, the lack of a pass rush deserves it's share of the blame for that. I'm just not sure where this defense can even go from here, they just suck. On to the grades...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan is having a great day versus the Tampa Bay Bucs. He made a spectacular play to get into the endzone for a 48-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joseph Morgan provided one of the top highlights of week 7 in the NFL, with a 48-yard touchdown reception he had in the Saints' 35-28 victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday in Tampa Bay.
What made the play so awesome wasn't the actual catch, but the incredible balance and kung fu-like moves Morgan showed off following the catch. He even...
According to the Associated Press, Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt is hopeful that tight end Jimmy Graham will be able to practice fully on Wednesday after missing this past … Continue reading »
Fresh off his seven-week bounty-related suspension, New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt did not wait an extra second to rejoin the team in Florida.
After watching Sunday's game from an undisclosed location in the Tampa area, he flew back to New Orleans with the Saints after they beat the Buccaneers 35-28 in a game Vitt was barred from attending.
On Monday, he said his suspension...
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Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints continued to lead his team in the right direction on Sunday. In Week 7, Brees carried his team to a big win over their division rival, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brees began with a monster first half, and was able to close it out in the second.
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Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt mentioned on Monday that they plan to test TE Jimmy Grahams ankle on Wednesday.
Vitt said that right now we feel good about Grahams status for week 8, per Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Theres no question that Graham is one of the best young tight ends in the league, but has struggled to to overcome the ankle injury...
Saints receiver Joe Morgan said he was over his mini-scare from Sunday that sent him to a Tampa-area hospital for observations. Morgan injured his chest during the third quarter of the Saints' 35-28 victory over Tampa Bay when he leaped to catch a deep Drew Brees pass before for colliding with a pair of Buccaneer defenders.
Like Saints interim coach Aaron Kromer said following...
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2011: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Had a good year, but the Saints were beat by the Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs.