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  Steve Gleason’s return to the New Orleans Saints following his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).   To many the name Steve Gleason probably doesn’t sound familiar. After all, Gleason was not a star quarterback nor did he have a Hall of Fame career. No, Steve Gleason is unlike many of football’s mainstream heroes today. The 36-year-old is no longer able to play football. His career is not a collection of highlight reel plays. You won’t listen to him during telecast’s of football games as an announcer. And that’s what makes Steve Gleason’s story so great. In a week where prima donna’s like Jadeveon Clowney dominated the news, it is likely few caught ESPN’s special on Gleason. If you didn’t catch their E:60 piece, please watch it here. Travel to New Orleans and everyone knows who Steve Gleason is. September 25, 2006. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that left the city of New Orleans in ruins, Gleason became famous. Football hadn’t been played in the Superdome in nearl

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has made a fantastic living playing football. But that doesn't mean he is willing to let his three sons follow in his footsteps. In fact, Brees and his wife have already decided that they won't allow any of their sons to play football before they are teenagers. If they want to pick up pigskin by the time they are teenagers, they...

Saints' Brees won't allow sons to play football

Drew Brees is one of the best players in the NFL currently, but that doesn't mean he thinks his line of work is for everyone, including his three sons, at least while they are young according to the Saints' quarterback. "At a certain age, I think it's appropriate. I think you can be too young to go out there and strap on a helmet," Brees told USA TODAY on Wednesday...

Saints' top RBs producing more in passing game

When Drew Brees has handed off to Pierre Thomas or Darren Sproles, it hasn't amounted to much lately. Yet when Brees has targeted either running back with short passes, it has produced first downs, touchdowns, sustained drives and victories for the unbeaten New Orleans Saints. Through five games, Thomas and Sproles have combined for nearly double the yards and three times more...

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Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints travel to Foxborough on Sunday to take on Tom Brady, a finally healthy Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots.  Sean Payton's Saints go into this matchup as a one point underdog against Bill Belichick's Patriots.  These  coaches are two of the best in the game and with their excellent play calling abilities, this...

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Proud Patriots defense bracing for Brees

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Saints prepping as if Gronk will play

Jared Wickerham The Rob Gronkowski situation is continually a roller-coaster of emotion; 'he's going to play, he's not going to play, he's going to play, he's not going to play'. It's been a long year since Gronk was first injured last season. It initially looked as though the All-Pro tightend would be ready to play this weekend, but now current reports...

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Saints Nation: Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades @ Bears

The defense in the first quarter played by far their best of the entire season. As the game progressed they seemed to get less pressure because the team had a lead and they went to more of a safe shell. That led to them getting picked apart more by Jay Cutler. The Bears starting to get chunks of yards on the ground, and Alshon Jeffery started to give a performance worthy of Joey...

New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots: 2013 Week 6 NFL Pick

New Orleans Saints (5-0) at New England Patriots (4-1) The Patriots had their worst offensive performance since 2006 last week. It was the first time since 2006 that they scored fewer than 7 points in a game. On top of that, Brady hadn’t had a completion percentage that low since 2007. Fortunately, help should be on its way. Stevan Ridley will be back to give them another option...

Saints see a different Talib from Buccaneers days

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New Orleans Saints faced Aqib Talib twice a year for four years when the now-New England Patriots cornerback suited up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Talib saw success then, and he's seeing plenty success now, but the Saints aren't necessarily seeing the same player on this year's film that they saw in person from 2008-11.He’s playing, first, in a...

Patriots-Saints game preview

Week 6 is here, while kickoff isn't near yet. It is certainly approaching and with that said, this Sunday's game is a pretty big match-up with the 4-1 Patriots taking on the 5-0 New Orleans Saints. The Saints are backed with high end offensive talent and a defense that has been improving thanks to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. The Patriots are coming off of their first...
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