Found December 07, 2012 on
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One of Sean Payton’s stipulations of his year-long suspension is that he could not have any communication with the Saints. Many questioned how the NFL could monitor such a thing, but most believed that Payton wouldn’t risk a further suspension from Roger Goodell for breaking the no-communication rule.
But according to a New York Times report, several Giants players believe that Payton is risking a further suspension by communicating with the Saints. In fact, there’s not a doubt in Giants punter Steve Weatherford’s mind that Payton has and is finding ways to communicate with the team.
“Of course he will get his message to them somehow.”
Weatherford added: “I’m not saying anything about Sean Payton as a person or anything, but I think any coach would do that. It’s not like he’s just going to sit at home and watch the games and not have any thoughts. His message will be heard.”
So just how could Payton go about communicating with the Saints? Rick Nelson, a counterterrorism and intellig...
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As a result of the Bountygate scandal involving the New Orleans Saints’ pay-for-hits program, head coach Sean Payton was barred from the NFL for the 2013 season. One very important stipulation of the suspension states that Payton is “prohibited from direct or indirect communication of any sort with employees of the 32 clubs, including through third parties; and such prohibited...
Pete Carmichael Jr. took over for Sean Payton this season as the offensive play caller and while the players on the field are carrying out the plays, I wanted to look out how this offense has compared in 2012 to all the other seasons when Sean Payton was either calling all the plays or at least overseeing the team.
The Saints are averaging 26.8 points...
There's more to the New Orleans Saints offense than Drew Brees these days, and the New York Giants know it.
While ranked 27th in the league in rushing, the Saints have a four-headed run attack that has averaged nearly 120 yards in the last five games.
What makes the Saints' running game interesting is that Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram all have...
The New York Giants are mad. After their Monday night loss to the Redskins, those that are students of the game knew that they would be.
Atypically for them at this stage of the season that means that they next team up on their roster has to pay a large tax for the events of the game prior.
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Last week: 16 (+0)
Net points per drive: 0.05 (15th)
DVOA: -3.1% (17th)
Weighted DVOA: -1.1% (16th)
RB Pierre Thomas: Rushed for 84 yards (34 after contact) on 14 attempts, 3 broken tackles, caught 1 pass for 5 yards on 1 attempt
LG Ben Grubbs: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 54 pass block snaps, run blocked for 21 yards on 5 attempts
WR Lance Moore: Caught 7 passes...
The Saints will travel to New York to face the Giants on Sunday it what will pin the defending world champions against the 2009 champs. This was supposed to be an amazing late season matchup on paper when the season started, but instead the Saints are 5-7 and the Giants are 7-5, both clinging to playoff hopes. The Saints will likely have to win out, while the Giants can't really...
New Orleans Saints (5-7) at New York Giants (7-5)
Earlier this week, I outlined why the Redskins should be considered the favorites to win the NFC East. The Redskins, presumably, have the tiebreaker, by virtue of their better divisional record. They are a game back right now, but they are almost definitely going favored in each of their last four games, while the Giants will be favored...
Once again, the New York Giants are in the same place as always as they are at this point of the regualr season.
They are one game up on the Redskins and Cowboys in the NFC East division and they have to beat the Saints in order to stay where they are.
And beating Drew Brees is never an easy thing to do. The history of the Giants facing Drew Brees hasn't been ever that good...