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They may hail from different divisions and their paths don't cross very often, but the Saints and 49ers are quickly becoming the NFL's hottest rivalry. The two have traded barbs since their NFC Divisional Round tilt, and the verbal battle continued to drag on this week.
It started (again) on Monday, when San Fran safety Donte Whitner, who famously -- and legally -- knocked New Orleans running back Pierre Thomas out of the playoff game, said (via the Sacramento Bee), "If you have the right type of guys in that room, you don't have to set bounties or pay money for guys to play physical and play hard."
Upon learning of the remarks, Saints outspoken linebacker Scott Shanle had some choice words for Whitner, firing back with the following: "Good defenses don’t need bounties guy needs to shut his mouth and mind his own business. Don't remember them winning the superbowl. U still ringless. We got one and working on two now. Try to keep up."...
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I was trying to figure out a way to attack the San Francisco 49ers 2012 Season Preview when I realized this is going to be difficult.
A lot of the things that went right last year are simply a result of excellent coaching, smart players and luck. Two of the three of those things won’t, at least they shouldn’t, change but will the 49ers get the bounces they did during the regular...
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh recently retracted from a statement he made to former Oakland Raiders signal-caller Rich Gannon regarding Randy Moss being the best wide receiver on the team, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
Harbaugh cleared up the confusion, clarifying that a No. 1 receiver has not been named and the original statement was made in reference...
Jabari Greer has a pulled groin that limited him during Tuesday's practice and left the Saints without either of their first-team cornerbacks on the field.
Cornerback Patick Robinson, who hurt his shoulder Sunday afternoon, has not yet returned, and assistant head coach Joe Vitt says he could be sidelined a couple more days
The injuries, which appear minor, mean more work with...
With newborn twins waiting at home and plenty of work to do on the field, NaVorro Bowman is feeling a great sense of responsibility this summer with the San Francisco 49ers.
That comes with the territory after Bowman's emergence last year as one of the NFL's best linebackers in just his second season.
Bowman went from a reserve role as a rookie to becoming a first-team...
Willie Roaf might have missed out on a whopping 11 Pro Bowls had he been 2 inches taller.
Fortunately for the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs, Roaf, who loves basketball and says he can still dunk at age 42, stopped growing when he was 6-foot-5.
Roaf says if he had been 6-7, he probably would have kept playing basketball in college, but instead took one of only two scholarship...
Catch me if you can Juan…
Lots of worries in fantasy circles about the state of the Saints offense in 2012. Color me not concerned. Pete Carmichael knows whats up with this offense and Drew Brees is a surgeon. Darren Sproles role will not change and he should be in line for plenty of receptions once again.
Drew Brees Hangs With Magic Mike
Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 200
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Rejoice fans! The NFL season is upon us. Soon the soap opera that is the off-season will give way to the drama of a brand spanking new NFL season.
Before our weekly NFL joy returns, the pre-season monster must be fed.
Every nod of Robert Griffin III’s head must be dissected and disseminated to the Washington faithful, while every report out of Cleveland must remind fans...
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops by to preview the Saints preseason opener against Arizona. Before they talk football Ralph and Andrew make fun of the Falcons and explain why Atlanta not letting the Saints use their logo on the Steve Gleason statue is fine because it just gives Saints fans a reason to hate the birds more. They also discuss Willie Roaf going into the Hall, why...
Call us Juan…
The Saints Cheerleaders went marching in to camp with their Drew Brees jerseys to show their goods. I’m not sure they have anything on the Cowboys’ girls. You decide.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Brees Signs A Jimmy John Sub
Defensive tackle Alex Daniels was signed by the Saints, who waived cornerback Cord Parks. Daniels entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie out of Cincinnati in 2010, signing with Oakland. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Cowboys and Giants, who worked him at fullback.
Shanny’s been giving me love Juan…
Now, I don’t trust Shanny and Son further than I can throw Darren Sproles, but Royster has been working will the starters all camp for various reasons. First, Tim Hightower is not 100% and was not impressive at all last season when he was. Roy Helu doesn’t have the backing of the staff and Royster finished 2011 with back to back 100...