Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/15/12

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 this week's segment they discuss the beginning of the pre-season, the explosion of Chad Johnson, and how the Jags plan to encourage their players to give to ball to the ref after touchdowns. Also, Steve and Don chat about Adrian Peterson returning to practice and Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps looking for a job in the NFL. 


For more information about the podcast follow us on Twitter at: @fballnation and  @sports_casters and check out The Sports-Casters' other podcasts here. Email Steve and Don at thesportscasters@gmail.com.



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