There are some things Drew Brees can do nothing about and defense is one of them.
Just how bad was the New Orleans Saints defense this season? The last-ranked defense has now allowed more yards in a season than any defense in NFL history.
By allowing 287 yards in the first half against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17, they passed the 1981 Baltimore Colts.
Only twice this season...
History will show that in the wake of the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints, the club missed the playoffs for the first time in four years.
Saints players and coaches have said throughout the season they wouldn't allow the probe and resulting suspensions to become an excuse for failure.
At the same time, few at Saints headquarters completely discount...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2012
Typically outspoken Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel downplayed Tuesday morning comments from New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle after the Saints' 31-27 win over Atlanta on Nov. 11 where Shanle called the Falcons the team's "little brother."
"Of course we wouldn't feel that way (like the Saints' little brother)," Samuel said....
The New Orleans Saints may be struggling through one of the more depressing seasons in franchise history, but they will always have Week 10. They took down their hated division rival Falcons, giving Atlanta its first loss of the season in the process.
After winning four of five games, the Saints are puffing their chests out again.
"Everybody was ready to let Atlanta know...
The New Orleans Saints have scratched veteran linebacker Scott Shanle for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons.
The decision on Shanle was the only one by either team affecting a healthy regular. The Saints already had ruled out running back Darren Sproles with a broken left hand, right tackle Zach Strief with a left groin injury, defensive end Junior Galette with...
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November 11, 2012
San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner recently criticized the New Orleans Saints by claiming they needed a bounty system in order to be motivated to play hard.
“If you have the right type of guys in that (defensive) room, you don’t have to set bounties or pay money for guys to play physical and play hard,” said Whitner.
Saints linebacker Scott Shanle took...
They may hail from different divisions and their paths don't cross very often, but the Saints and 49ers are quickly becoming the NFL's hottest rivalry. The two have traded barbs since their NFC Divisional Round tilt, and the verbal battle continued to drag on this week.
It started (again) on Monday, when San Fran safety Donte Whitner, who famously -- and legally --...
Good old twitter. It seems that Saints linebacker Scott Shanle (Don’t worry I had to google his name as well) had a few choice words for 49ers safety Donte Whitner.
It seems that Shanle read an article where Whitner said that ‘good defenses don’t need bounties.’ It looks like Shanle didn’t take to kindly to that. I’m guessing Shanle still can’t get over the fact that...
Saints linebacker Scott Shanle said the NFL has as blown the bounty issue out of proportion in an effort to scare the rest of the league straight, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for what the league says was an deliberate attempt to injury players. Gregg said crazy...
Matthew Stafford had nowhere to hide with the Saints linebacker coming his way.
But Stafford found Kevin Smith open for a first down on a pass play. Nice way to turn a third-and-long into something positive.