Found April 23, 2012 on
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This season will kick off with a brand new look on defense for the New Orleans Saints. With suspensions being inevitable for MLB Jonathan Vilma, SS Roman Harper and DE Will Smith, a couple players stick out to me that need to step up in order to run a successful defense. Curtis Lofton will need to take a leadership role right from the get-go of training camp and OTA’s. One of the biggest leaders in Vilma will be gone for at least four games: Vilma expects a two to six game suspension, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him feel the wrath of Roger Goodell as Sean Payton has. Lofton needs to show that he can take control and run this defense as Vilma has done in the past seasons to get the players fully behind him.
Another player that needs to step up, for the suspension of Will Smith, is Junior Galette. He shows great potential and has a tremendous work ethic. He has been ranting on Twitter about how he is stepping up his game this year. I asked him via Twitter about the hype he i...
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New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed 42-year-old place kicker John Kasay to a one-year contract.
The Saints brought Kasay in during the 2011 preseason after Garrett Hartley hurt his leg. Hartley remains with the club and is healthy again, but the addition of Kasay, who turns 43 on Oct. 27, means there will be competition in training camp.
In an article which attempts to analyze the various ways Roger Goodell could hand down punishment to individual members of the Saints defense, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News opines that Goodell will not suspend all of the affected players concurrently. He believes that forcing all the suspended players to sit out at the same time would be “vindictive” and would essentially...
A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is investigating allegations that the New Orleans Saints set up general manager Mickey Loomis' booth in the Superdome so he could listen in on opposing coaches.
State police Col. Mike Edmonson confirmed the joint effort Tuesday after discussing the matter with Dave Welker, special agent in charge at the FBI's New Orleans...
According to WWLTV in New Orleans, the Saints plan on seeking legal recourse against ESPN after they released a story that stated that general manager Mickey Loomis had the ability to listen in on opposing coaches.
“This report is 1000% false, completely inaccurate, we asked ESPN to provide us evidence to support their allegations and they refused. The Team and Mickey are seeking...
As if the Saints weren’t already in enough trouble for running a bounty program under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, their GM is now facing charges of spying on opposing teams’ radio communications.
“Outside the Lines” reported that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was told last week that Saints GM Mickey Loomis had the opposing...
If proven true, the newest allegations against the Saints should be considered a much harsher crime than the Patriots' Spygate scandal. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is being investigated for allegedly using an electronic device to listen to opposing coaches during games from 2002 to 2004, according to ESPN. The Saints have vehemently denied the claims, but the report...
Hot News for CB Jabari Greer
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed veteran kicker John Kasay to a one-year contract, the team announced.
Kasay set frnachise records with 147 total points and 63 extra points last season.
He connected on 28 of 34 field goals, an 82.4 percent success rate.
The 21-year veteran is a former Seattle Seahawks fourth-round pick from the University of Georgia back in 1991
((ht: espn.com/outsidethelines))Mickey LoomisHmmmm...this could be interesting. It could be a bombshell or it could be an embarrassment to someone depending on whom you believe.Monday afternoon, ESPN revealed a report on its "Long-Form" investigative show "Outside the Lines" that said New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis had audio from opposing teams communications...
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Remember those halcyon days when Mickey Loomis was only taken to task this off-season for suggesting Drew Brees is a less than elite quarterback? That was roughly two months or two major scandals ago, however you’re keeping track. “Outside the Lines” dropped the nuggetbomb today that Mickey Loomis listening in on other team’s coaches is part of...
Players planning to use the defense that former Saints coordinator Gregg Williams ordered them to injure opponents aren't likely to be absolved of guilt based on comments made by commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with NFL Network on Tuesday. Goodell, appearing on the "Rich Eisen Podcast" said that after a lengthy investigation covering parts of two seasons...
The National Football Leagues Player Association finds itself in an unfortunate position of having to defend rogue players who sought to hurt other players it represents in the infamous Bountygate scandal that was administered by Gregg Williams of the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, the NFLPA is getting its priorities wrong in the process.
The union should be at the forefront...
Earlier today, linebacker Jonathan Vilma restructured his contract with the Saints, although financial details were not disclosed. A few hours later, the Saints struck a new multi-year deal with cornerback Jabari Greer, which just happened to augment the Saints’ cap space for the current season.
Meanwhile, Drew Brees’ contract remains unfinished, although John Clayton said...
Defensive End/Rush LinebackerSyracuse6-5 266Draft board overall prospect rank: #49Draft board defensive end rank: #4Overall rating: 76 (2nd round pick)40 time: 4.85Positives• Great natural athleticism• Good size (6-5 266)• Great hands• Long arms (35 inches)• Has the ability to add another 15-20 pounds• Moves well for his...