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Saints interim head coach Aaron Kromer and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo say they'll resist making major changes despite an 0-2 start.
The Saints entered the season defiant in the face of bounty sanctions that included a season-long suspension of coach Sean Payton. After the sluggish start, expectations remain high following three straight playoff appearances.
Kromer says two eight-point losses mean the Saints just need to be nine points better per game.
To bridge that gap, some glaring problems need correcting.
The Saints are last in the NFL in yards allowed with 922, and tied for last in points allowed with 75.
The offense ranks third, but late turnovers have sealed each loss.
The Saints say they're focused only on beating Kansas City this Sunday, and improving each week.
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Jonathan Vilma continues to deny he offered a $10,000 reward to teammates to knock Brett Favre out of the 2009 NFC Championship game and claims signed affidavits from former Saints coaches are false and motive-driven. Suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former defensive assistant Mike Cerullo were served subpoenas by Vilma's representatives last week, ESPN.com...
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Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson is inactive against division rival Carolina after suffering a concussion in last week's loss to Washington.
Other Saints inactives include running back Chris Ivory, cornerback Johnny Patrick, running back Travaris Cadet, defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker, tackle Bryce Harris and defensive end Turk McBride.
Wide receiver Steve Smith and running...
New Orleans QB Drew Brees surpassed 300 yards passing for the second week in a row but he also chucked a pair of interceptions as the Saints fell to the Panthers 35-27 on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Brees has now thrown four picks in his last two games and carries a completion percentage of 54.5 for the season. Clearly Sean Payton's absence is having an effect on the 12-year veteran.
If you're replacement NFL line judge Brian Stropolo, scheduled to work today's New Orleans Saints / Carolina Panthers game, better to remove Facebook photos of yourself wearing a Saints sweatshirt...
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The NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.
Vilma met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New York about his suspension, which has been temporarily lifted. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said they were given an affidavit at the meeting...
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Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the Saints bounty scandal and Scott Fujita's meeting was postponed.
Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, is undergoing treatment for an injured left knee which he hurt during the preseason and couldn't come to New York, the NFLPA said.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the players left...
Looks like the New Orleans Saints “bountygate” is going to come down to He-said-he-said. Monday afternoon Jonathon Vilma met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell where he was presented with a signed affidavit from former Saint defensive coordinator Gregg Williams stating that Vilma offered $10,000 to any teammate who knocked Brett Favre out of the [...]
New Orleans Saints - 27, Carolina Panthers - 35While it looks like it’s time for Saints fans to panic, not so for the fantasy owners of Drew Brees (325 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs). Even when he struggles, Brees is still a pretty good lock for 300+ yards and at least one TD as we saw in this game. We’d still like to see the Saints throttle someone, so luckily Brees and company get...