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Another game, another woeful performance by the defense. They were gashed for 510 yards and will continue their dominance as dead last in the NFL as a unit. They only gave up one touchdown, though, and honestly they played well enough to earn this team a win this week. They were bad, don't get me wrong, but it was an improvement over the first two weeks. Yes, 510 yards is shocking, and yes, Jamaal Charles gashed them worse than Jack the Ripper treats call girls in Scotland Yard. But they did have three sacks, three turnovers, and only gave up one touchdown. For much of the game it was a throwback to Garry Gibbs blueprint "bend but don't break defense". My buddy Henry had the comical yet astute observation that the Saints defense is the new age bend but don't break: "break but don't shatter". Make the jump for the grades...
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When the bounty suspensions were handed down by Roger Goodell this summer and the New Orleans Saints found out they were going to be without head coach Sean Payton for the season -- and without assistant head coach (and obvious choice for interim coach) Joe Vitt for the first six games -- I promise you that more than a few of the Saints players thought, "No problem."
The NFL filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on Monday to try to enforce a stay on the discovery phase in Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against commissioner Roger Goodell, the New Orelans Times-Picayune reported. In essence, the league wants the court to prevent Vilma's legal counsel from requesting evidence related to the NFL's investigation...
(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Drew Brees readily acknowledges he is an eternal optimist - and won't buy into the notion that an 0-3 record is proof the Saints are doomed without suspended coach Sean Payton.
When he reviewed video on Monday of New Orleans' collapse in a 27-24 overtime loss to Kansas City a day earlier, he took...
This was a strange one. The Saints' offense largely looked pretty good leading up to a 24-6 lead and then nothing. The motor was completely shut off and there was no semblance of threat from them for the remainder of the contest. It went from effective to watching LSU's offense against Alabama's defense in the national title game all over again. What happened to this...
Mike Tanier has a nice piece on Drew Brees, Dan Marino, and Johnny Unitas:
We should, of course, cherish the memories of Unitas and other legends. But we cannot do so at the expense of the present. Drew Brees is an all-time great at his prime. We must appreciate him while we have him. Every time we lapse into nostalgia, it’s a backhanded insult to a legacy that is still growing.
The New Orleans Saints released wide receiver Greg Camarillo on Tuesday as linebacker Ramon Humber has returned to the team from his three-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Camarillo was signed back by the Saints two weeks ago when the Saints endured multiple injuries at wide receiver after being originally cut in the final training camp cuts...
The NFL has asked a federal judge to block Jonathan Vilma from demanding evidence in the league's bounty probe related to the New Orleans Saints linebacker's defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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If I told you prior to the start of the 2012 season that the New Orleans Saints would be 0-3, and the Green Bay Packers would be 1-2, you'd think I was ludicrous.However, the truth of the matter is, the two teams find themselves on a collision course in Week 4; and those records are deadly accurate.After a disappointing Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Saints are...
Saints right tackle Zach Strief had an extremely rough day against Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston. Houston had three sacks, including a safety in the fourth quarter while the Saints' offense was imploding. Afterward, Strief admirably fell on the sword.
"I've never felt more individually responsible for the destruction of an offense before," Strief said. "...
Everybody knew that Peyton Manning is great, but perhaps it took us witnessing the team without him last year to realize just how valuable he is. We are getting the same thing this year with the other Payton (with an “a”), Sean, the coach of the Saints.
In a season already filled with surprises, the biggest shocker in Week 3 is the same thing from the opener, how disappointing...
Remember when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s MLB record for consecutive games played? Fans had been counting down to that moment for months, if not years. One of the game’s all-time good guys was about to break a hallowed record held by one of the game’s legendary figures. When the mantle was passed, time stood still. For the baseball purist, it was a goosebumps moment.So...
Pardon my biblical analogy, but I am a seminary student in New Orleans. It's the best I have to offer.In Acts 2:14-39, Peter preaches the first ever recorded Gospel sermon to the Jews living in Jerusalem. He explains how Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah they were waiting for by examining the Old Testament Scripture and using Jewish culture. The sermon is quite good in its construction...
With the Chiefs 27-24 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints, it’s hard to believe that next Sunday, if Kansas City wins against San Diego at Arrowhead, they’ll be playing for first place in the AFC West.