Found September 15, 2012 on
During the course of the Saints defeat to the Washington Redskins last Sunday, it was obvious that this team needs its head coach Sean Payton.
When New Orleans was forced to make the type of situational decisions that change the outcome of football games, the team’s direction missed Payton’s signature flair.
What makes him so dangerous is that he is a master playcaller that knows when to play the odds and when to take a risk.
So when the Times Picayune ran a story on Friday that reported how Payton felt watching the game, his feelings were not surprising.
“I sat down with a pad and paper and watched the game,” Payton said. “Just started eating a bunch of junk food in the fourth quarter when they were losing.”
“You feel like you’re watching your own family members so when they experience a loss, it’s frustrating,” Payton said. “I think it’s more frustrating when you’re just sitting back afar from a couch watching.”
Please notice that when Payton sat down to watch the game he did so
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I’ve written and re-written the intro for this week’s flex rankings at least twenty times now, and the best I can come up with is the very simple but truthful: week one did not disappoint.
Unless you were a Wes Welker owner.
Or Chris Johnson..
But, for the most part the NFL kickoff week provided us with plenty of breakout performances, confirmation of pre-draft fantasy...
New Orleans halfback Darren Sproles reeled in 13 of the 14 passes intended for him and racked up a game-high 128 receiving yards Sunday against Carolina.Fantasy Spin:Unfortunately for Saints fans, it came in a losing effort. Also troubling is the fact that Sproles has not received a single handoff this season. Clearly you can't rely on Sproles for rushing yards anymore, but he...
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The NFL has reportedly pulled side judge Brian Stropolo from working the Saints-Panthers game on Sunday because he is a known Saints fan.
The NFL has had to endure this entire mess with the replacement referees for much longer than they had hoped. They have been unable to reach an agreement with the referees who have been on strike to start the season, and negotiations seem to be going nowhere. But this latest incident is beyond laughable.
The NFL pulled one of the replacement officials assigned to the New Orleans...
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 Saints @ Carolina PanthersNew Orleans: Well, the season without offensive guru Sean Payton didn’t start out as planned, as the Saints ended up getting run over by the RGIII hype train in their own backyard. Drew Brees started out slow, but ended up with his fairly standard good numbers as the Saints staged a furious comeback that fell just short.Now, Brees and the...
ESPN broke the story…
The NFL pulled one of the replacement officials assigned to the New Orleans-Carolina game Sunday morning after it was made aware that he was a Saints fan.
Side judge Brian Stropolo is a fan of the Saints, according to his Facebook page. He was pulled from the assignment Sunday morning and replaced with an alternate who travels with the crew.
The NFL was...
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 and when Jonathan Vilma meets with Roger Goodell, the Saints linebacker should ask the commissioner a simple question:
What is more dangerous, a symbolic, thousand-dollar bounty system or the Baltimore Ravens opening the season playing four NFL games in 17 days?
The elimination of bounties will not stop one NFL defensive player from curb-stomping an opposing player if given...
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...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Well, Saints fans, it’s finally time for the real games of the regular season to start the 2012 football year off right. The New Orleans Saints will host Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins this Sunday, September 9 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. More importantly, the Saints and the entire Who Dat Nation will officially welcome RG3 into the NFL!
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Another weekend, another chance for me to praise a franchise I could care less about if they were to remove one single player. That’s right, TSHQ, as you should know by now my Cam Newton love knows zero bounds. Since the first time I saw him dominate at Auburn I became a fan. Guy just does it all. After Week 1′s embarassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Newton is going to...