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Saints say close results in 0-3 start leave reason for hope

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro hears the panic in the voices of football fans in and around New Orleans. He does not, however, hear it in the locker room. At least, not yet. The Saints are winless after three games, but they've been competitive in all three, giving them at least a measure of hope they can find a way to start winning in time to remain relevant in...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Vaccaro talks like a man prepared for a turnaround

There was a noticeable difference between the Kenny Vaccaro of his rookie season and the second-year Vaccaro. This year? Well, Vaccaro is ready to get back to playing like he did in his rookie season, according to Larry Holder of"The main thing for me is coming off last year and getting back to my rookie shape and high condition," Vaccaro told "Like I was saying...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Saints benching former first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro

  The New Orleans Saints have underachieved all year and now, for head coach Sean Payton, the time has came for him to make a change in the back end of his defense to send a message. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Saints will be benching former first round-pick Kenny Vaccaro, relegating him to the bench and elevating former Viking Jamarca Sanford to a more prominent role...
Via Sportsnaut
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steve Smith, Kenny Vaccaro get into scuffle

During Monday night’s game between the Ravens and Saints, Steve Smith and Kenny Vaccaro got into a bit of a scuffle early in the third quarter. After making a catch along the sideline, Vaccaro pulled Smith to the ground. Then, the situation escalated with the two ending up amongst Ravens players. It’s no secret, Steve...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Defense all bark, no bite

With all the hype surrounding the New Orleans Saints in the offseason, the result of this past week’s game against the division rival Atlanta Falcons was truly disappointing. Though the lasting image from the game is Marques Colston fumbling late in overtime to set up Matt Bryant for a game winning field goal, the real story was the nonexistent defense. The Falcons put up a whopping...
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Why to watch Vinnie Sunseri

Last season, the New Orleans Saints’ rookie class was one of the best since 2006 producing starters Kenny Vaccaro, Terron Armstead, Kenny Stills, and John Jenkins. This is season, with the exception of Brandin Cooks and possibly Stanley Jean-Baptiste, the rookie class won’t feature as many bona fide starters. However, this doesn’t mean that an impact can’t be made by one...
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Defining Kenny Vaccaro’s role makes the New Orleans Saints a top-tier defense

Saints fans fell in love with last year’s first round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro in his very first game. Against the Atlanta Falcons in Week One, on fourth and goal with the game on the line, Vaccaro lined up on Tony Gonzalez in the slot with New Orleans in an amoeba defense. Vaccaro chipped Gonzalez at the line and broke up Matt Ryan’s pass to him in the middle of the field, deflecting...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Vaccaro makes New Orleans Saints defense extra scary

Kenny Vaccaro is a monster. He’s the football version of Pierre The Pelican, before the poor bird had beak surgery right around the NBA All-Star break. That Pierre was fierce-looking. He ate people! OK, he didn’t actually; thank heavens! But the point remains, Pierre pre-surgery was scary. Vaccaro proved to be that to opposing offensive players last season. In 14 games in 2013...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: How Does Kenny Vaccaro Stack Up Against Other 1st Round Picks?

Some of you may remember that once each week I write for the football site This Given Sunday. My task is simple, rank the first round draft picks 1 through 32, week to week, based on how they perform. You probably won't be surprised to know that through twelve weeks, the Saints made what I consider an excellent draft choice in Kenny Vaccaro. Indeed, he ranks sixth in my rankings...
Via The Saints Nation
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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