Posted September 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Darren Sproles says Tampa Bay's Dashon Goldson delivered a dirty hit when the defensive back was penalized for a blow to the Saints' running back's head. Sproles has watched replays of the hit and says Goldson has a history of delivering "dirty" hits, adding, "He tried to hurt me on the play, but he didn't." Goldson was fined $100,000 for the personal foul, which was called on an incomplete pass over the middle. Goldson also was initially suspended for a game, then reinstated on appeal. He has said he's an aggressive player, but never intends to hurt anybody. As for Goldson's suspension being lifted, Sproles says he tries not to worry about things that are out of his control. The Saints play Arizona on Sunday.

Sproles: Bucs' Goldson was trying to hurt him

Darren Sproles says Tampa Bay's Dashon Goldson delivered a dirty hit when the defensive back was penalized for a blow to the Saints' running back's head. Sproles has watched replays of the hit and says Goldson has a history of delivering ''dirty'' hits, adding, ''He tried to hurt me on the play, but he didn't.'' Goldson was fined...

Darren Sproles: Dashon Goldson’s hit was “dirty”

Saints running back Darren Sproles believes Bucs safety Dashon Goldson’s hit on him was dirty. He tried to hurt me on the play, but he didn’t,” Sproles said, via the AP. Goldson has a long history of illegal.  Just like James Harrison,  he’s going to have to change the way he plays the game,  or else he won’t be on the field that much. He was suspended for this week’s...

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Saints' Rob Ryan putting a lot of rookie Vaccaro's shoulders

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says that his utlization of the team's 2013 15th overall pick, safety Kenny Vaccaro is the most he's ever "put on a rookie's plate" in his 10 years as an NFL defensive coordinator. After questions of whether the team was aiming to have Vaccaro replace Malcolm Jenkins at free safety or Roman Harper at strong...

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CB Patrick Robinson placed on season ending injured reserve

According to Josh Alper of, New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson has been placed on the season ending injured reserve.

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#4)

Last week: 8 The way young players have stepped up on what was previously a horrible defense has to be very exciting for Saints fans. Cameron Jordan, back at his collegiate position for 5-technique end, is playing like one of the best in the game, while Junior Galette, Akiem Hicks, and rookie John Jenkins are also playing well. The offense is going to score points. There’s no concern...

Saints CB Robinson out for season with knee injury

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Saints missed Payton's intangibles

TEMPE, Ariz. -- During his yearlong suspension for the bounty scandal, Saints coach Sean Payton used yellow legal notepads to jot down notes while watching New Orleans games on TV. What issues did he see with the Saints, who slipped from 13-3 in 2011 to 7-9 while he was away? "You get a different perspective when youre watching games on tape from afar or watching on television...

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With “Bounty Gate” past them, and Sean Payton back as head coach, the New Orleans Saints are 2-0. More importantly, the team’s defense has shown vast improvements, especially in the passing game. Through two games the Saints have compiled four sacks, two interceptions, and have forced three fumbles with two of them being recovered. The […]

Guy Ends Up With Golf Tee Stuck in Tongue After Buddy in Saints Jersey Tries to Drive Ball Off His Mouth (Video)

There are so many possible jokes with this one that it’s hard to know where to start. There’s the guy lying in his nice backyard, sticking a golf tee in his mouth so his friend can hit a shot off his face. There’s the fact that the guy is holding a beer bottle as he lies down and places the sharp object in his mouth. There’s the Drew Brees jersey that his buddy is wearing...

New Orleans Saints Fan Gets Tongue Impaled Because He Let His Friend Tee Off His Face

When I first saw the scene of two New Orleans Saints fans, a dog in a jersey and a beer I assumed the absolute worst. Teeing off of someone’s face is fairly dangerous, add alcohol and Louisiana and you’re asking for trouble. Luckily for this guy he survives with his face intact and only gets his tongue pierced. [TheBigLead] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Bucs safety Ahmad Black fined 21K for hit on Jimmy Graham

The NFL fined Ahmad Black fined 21,000 for a hit on New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety told reporters Thursday. Black, 23, was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty Sunday in the second quarter of the Saints 16-14 victory at Raymond James Stadium. Blacks helmet caught Graham near the chin after a pass from quarterback Drew Brees fell...

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