Found March 19, 2013 on
The Saints Nation:
I don't have much for you today so I suggest you head over to NOLA.com and check out Larry Holder's piece on the interview with Sean Payton yesterday. Nice to hear a little bit from coach! Full steam ahead.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
Sean Payton's year away from the NFL was hell, but now he's
energized for return.
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...
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
I need to start by saying I’m sorry to Mark Ingram. I have bashed his fantasy worthiness into the ground for the past couple of seasons and I might be changing my tune. But I said, might be. See what I did there, gave myself an out!
I listed the 2013 Saints' free agents in order of importance and obviously a lot has happened since this post on January 31st. I thought this would be a good time to revisit these players and see where each of them stand.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS:
1. Jermon Bushrod, LT: Signed with the Chicago Bears for 5 years and approx $36 million. The Saints are currently left with...
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram wants you to know that that it doesn't matter what you say, because he's loaded.
The New Orleans Saints announced that they’ve signed TE Ben Watson to a three-year contract on Monday.
The team also announced that LB Ramon Humber was signed to a one-year deal as well.
Watson was the primary option at tight end last season for the Cleveland Browns, and graded out as the No. 28 player at his position, according to Pro Football Focus. Watson has received a good...
After releasing David Thomas last month, the New Orleans Saints were in the market for a No. 2 tight end to complement Jimmy Graham, and on Monday they signed veteran Ben Watson to a three-year contract
Although Watson is just a borderline starter at this stage of his career, he makes for a fine second fiddle to Graham. The 32-year-old averaged 558 yards per in three seasons...
Years from now, when your grandchildren’s grandchildren dig up this odd “2013 NFL Head Coach Class Photo,” they’ll wonder where the “Gate Guys” were hiding — as in Bill Belichick of Spygate and Sean Payton of Bountygate.
OK, so Patriots fans’ great-great-great grandchildren will likely know of Belichick for much more than the “S word,” but you get the point....
Here’s a picture courtesy of the folks over at Deadspin, of 30 of the 32 coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season looking really awkward and lacking in diversity. Only coaches missing are Sean Payton and unsurprisingly Bill Belichick.