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With the season officially over, I've included below all the player GPAs for the season. I will be announcing my player awards for the season this week as well, but before I do that you'll get a good sense of who will win what based on these final grades. Perhaps my grading was a little harsher than last year, but you'll see the difference between a 13-3 team and a 7-9 team below. I also included 2011 grades for comparison sake. Most telling is that of the qualifiers (had to be graded in at least 4 games) 25 of the 35 returning players graded worse in 2012 than they did in 2011. So by and large the team didn't see much individual improvement. The biggest drop off was Jimmy Graham, who's GPA dropped 0.91 points from last year. The biggest gain was David Thomas (0.35) with Cam Jordan just behind him. Thomas Morstead ends the season with the team's highest GPA, and while you'll argue it's ridiculous is GPA is so much lower than last year - I contend his ...
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Saints head coach Sean Payton likely won’t meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and get reinstated early. This means he’ll have to wait until after the Super Bowl.Highly unlikely suspended Saints coach Sean Payton will get early meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement, via sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January...
Below you'll find our annual awards for the best Saints players. The awards are all chosen by me, largely influenced by the player grades, and I've included the 2011 winners for comparison's sake. The Saints Nation rule: if you are chosen as the MVP, you cannot be chosen as the player of the year for your unit, and you cannot win more than one award. You may find my MVP...
The NFL said there is no timetable set for when suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton can return to the team, the New Times-Picayune reported Saturday. League spokesman Greg Aiello said that a recent ESPN report that Payton will not be able to apply for reinstatement until Feb. 4 was not accurate. Payton was suspended for the 2012 season because of the team's "...
I'm a little late to the party on this but I wanted to at least acknowledge the recent roster activity. The Saints have signed the following players to "futures contracts" that will allow these guys to compete in camp next season:
WR Preston Parker
DE Jay Richardson
DE Braylon Broughton
WR Jarred Fayson
G Ryan Lee
DB Ryan Steed
Sunderland mounted a stirring fight-back from 2-0 down to avoid embarrassment in their FA Cup clash with Bolton, securing a 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.
The Championship side looked to be in control of the third round clash as dismal defending allowed Lee Chung-yong to open the scoring in the 12th minute before Marvin Sordell took advantage of more shoddy play at the back to...