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The Saints' defense was miserable beyond words last year, this is not news to anyone. Some say it was the worst ever, and from a yardage yielding perspective that much cannot be argued. It was certainly the worst in Saints' history and that is really and unbelievable feat when you think about it. So far the only addition the Saints have made is cornerback Keenan Lewis. I think we'd all be foolish to assume that pick up will be enough to vault the Saints out of the 32nd spot overall - though a new coach and scheme change might be. The move to fire Steve Spagnuolo and change the scheme has suggested all along that it's not on the players or talent as much as the coaching and not putting those players in a position to succeed. That I'm not sure I agree with. Why? Because I feel the Saints' best talent on defense is over the hill with the possible exception of Curtis Lofton and a currently incomplete end in Cam Jordan.
So far the Saints have lost way more def...
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The Saints are one of the better teams in the NFL lately, and most teams would prefer not to have them on the schedule, but historically they are one of the worst teams in the NFL. Despite being generally awful, the Saints have proven to be astute drafters over the years, pulling in some fantastic talent. Of course, they've shot a few blanks too, it's just a matter of which...
With the signings of Keenan Lewis and Ben Watson, I'm not ready to say cornerback and tight end depth are set by any means, but I feel better about those positions. That said, the Saints are still looking strongly at Nnamdi Asomugha which proves they are maybe still not satisfied with the talent at the former position. That said, with Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson and Keenan...
Sean Payton is trying to guard against anyone in the New Orleans Saints' organization thinking the team will return to its playoff form of recent seasons just because he's back.
''That's a dangerous mindset for a team to have. That's not real,'' Payton said when NFL coaches met with reporters Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. ''We could...
This is the third offseason in a row I am clamoring for a difference maker on defense. In 2011, I wrote this. Unsatisfied with how that year went, I essentially wrote the exact same piece in 2012. Here we are again, for the third straight year, and I'm singing a familiar refrain we're all starting to know a little too well. The Saints haven't had a 2009 version of Darren...
Draft Zone Spotlight: Ronnel Ramsey, OT, Lane College
Ronnel Ramsey is one of the biggest people, I have ever watched on film. He stands in at 6’11 and weighs a whopping 340 pounds. Big Ronnel Ramsey was blessed to find out that after the season LeCharles Bentley the former New Orleans Saints lineman had noticed his film on youtube. LeCharles reached out to Ronnel and offered...
Sean Payton's year away from the NFL was hell, but now he's
energized for return.
It seems a lot of defensive players are visiting New Orleans, although Mardi Gras finished over a month ago.
Another one to visit is Victor Butler, the free agent linebacker according to the Times-Picayune:
The Saints are looking for outside linebackers as they convert to a 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Butler, who is 6 feet 2 and 245 pounds, played under Ryan...
Former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones participated in today’s pro at the University of Georgia, and didn’t perform as well as some people had thought he would. But Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network believes both the Steelers and Saints are currently eyeing Jones.
Teams already buzzin about UGA’s Jenkins, especially after looking nice in position drills. Bet on Steelers &...
Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and offensive lineman Bryant
McKinnie are on the New Orleans Saints radar, according to Larry Holder of
Holder notes that the Saints are in the market for a left
tackle after losing free agent Jermon Bushrod to the Chicago Bears. The Saints
currently have in-house candidate Charles Brown to fill the position, but head
coach Sean Payton has...
The 49ers on Tuesday welcomed wide receiver Marlon Moore to the family on a one-year contract. Try to contain your excitement.
Moore, 25, spent the last three seasons in Miami, where he played primarily in coverage units on special teams. The Niners are expected to use him in the same capacity, though the possibility is open that he could be seen returning kicks.
By trade, Moore...