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Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.
Their guest this week is Jeff Duncan, a senior writer for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Duncan talks about the ugly off-season for the Saints and their fans.
He also offers insight into the teams plan to survive in the wake of suspensions to Sean Payton and Joe Vitt.
Duncan also says:
The Saints will be a playoff team this year but how far they go will depend on how many home games they can host in the playoffs
The Saints don’t have any pro-bowlers on defense so they need to play from ahead to remain successful
Curtis Lofton is a much better MLB for the Saints at this point than Jon Vilma would be if he was eligible to play.
The Saints would like to see Joe Morgan emerge as the team’s fourth wide receiver
Steve and Don kick off each podcast with "3 Things" but manage to tackle so much more. In thi...
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