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Sean Payton's contract extension has been a huge relief and added some future stability to a team that had anything but that during this 7-9 season. But just how stable are the Saints as we enter this offseason? The fact that Payton is coming back is big not only huge because this season proved how desperately the Saints need him but also because the team may be going through it's most significant makeover since he took over in 2006. Gutting a significant part of the franchise without Payton would have made it near impossible to maintain the franchise's recent winning ways. So why is there a decent shot this team gets at least semi blown up? There's high priced starters that are no longer living up to their contracts, the team is between $15-$20 million over the cap before the offseason even starts, and a large amount of uncertainty surrounds prominent members of the coaching staff.
Consider the following:
News just leaked that defensive coordinator Steve S...
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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 "...
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...
7 Round 2013 NFL Mock Draft for the New Orleans SaintsBy Peter ShawThis is a mock draft where I took the picks specifically for the New Orleans Saints out of each Round and selected a player that is projected to be available in each round.Round 1– Kenny Vaccaro (S, Texas)Some people may think this is a bit of a reach for New Orleans as they need heavy defensive line help. However...
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
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops by for his final regular season visit. Now that the Saints gave up most yards in NFL history there shouldn't be any option off the table to fix things including firing Steve Spagnuolo. Can one guy change the Saints defense? Why depth at corner is as big an issue as the pass rush. Who is better option at safety Malcolm Jenkins or Isa Abdul...
"Whatever gets the competitive juices flowing" says Drew Brees in the snippet that aired on NFL Network today promoting this week's airing of the previously produced special: America's Game: 2009 Saints. The choice to replay the piece this coming Monday seems a bit off, particularly as it airs on the NFL's flag ship station. As we know, Roger Goodell and many...
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...