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Rob Ryan: Saints ‘drank the Kool-Aid a little bit too much’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan acknowledged Friday that he and his players got too caught up in the preseason praise and expectations. The Saints have gone from fourth in yards allowed in 2013 to 31st in 2014. “Obviously we drank the Kool-Aid a little bit too much, I think. And if they don’t think so, I think that...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: 2014 Week 16 NFL Pick

Atlanta Falcons (5-9) at New Orleans Saints (6-8) The Saints recently won 20 straight home games with Sean Payton and Drew Brees, covering in almost all of them (18-1-1 ATS), but they’ve since lost 4 straight games at home, all as favorites. On the season, they are just 2-5 ATS at home and oddly enough they are 4-3 ATS on the road. The Saints certainly aren’t the auto-bet at...
Via The Football Fan Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Accidentally Shares 1/3 Of Sean Payton’s Play Sheet

It may not have mattered much during the Monday Night Football game, but I’m sure that Sean Payton is not thrilled that the top 1/3 of his play sheet is now making its rounds around the internet. Interesting how he has concept names (Spot, Hank) above specific calls RT @therealbcherry Sean Payton's play sheet […] The post ESPN Accidentally Shares 1...
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton calls more than 10 players in for ‘review’

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is not happy with his team in the wake of its blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Peyton called more than 10 players into his office for individual performance reviews on Tuesday. Wow. Sounds very tense in New...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How did the Superdome become a house of horrors for the New Orleans Saints?

Intimidating. Loud. Powerful. Intense. Energetic. These are the words that you would use when describing not only the Saints play at home but the atmosphere and environment of the Superdome itself. Seeing good complementary football had become the norm for the residents of New Orleans. For eight sundays a year it became what was expected. Unfortunately this year the Superdome magic...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How the New Orleans Saints are thankful for the NFC South this year

For the New Orleans Saints, the 2014 season has been one of mistakes and under performance the likes of which haven’t been seen since Sean Payton became head coach in 2006. The team was considered a potential Superbowl contender at the start of the season but has sleepwalked its way to a 4-7 record. Fortunately for the the Saints, they play in the NFC South which has been historically...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton chews out Rob Ryan on sideline (VIDEO)

The New Orleans Saints defense was supposed to improve in Rob Ryan’s second year as defensive coordinator. But the results show quite the opposite, and point toward regression. The secondary, in particular, has been downright awful and looks to be a shell of its former self. The team ranked second in the league last year defending the pass (188 ypg), but they’ve quickly fallen...
Via The Sports Daily
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Payton gets on Rob Ryan for poor defense (Video)

The New Orleans Saints defense was nothing more than an oxymoron on Monday night, so it’s no surprise that Sean Payton had some words for his defensive coordinator while they were getting dismantled by the Ravens. The Saints gave up over 400 yards to the Ravens and allowed Baltimore to convert 9/13 third downs. After...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Payton has tense exchange with reporter

The New Orleans Saints fell to 2-4 this afternoon after losing to the Detroit Lions. Saints head coach Sean Payton was not happy and actually lost his temper with a few members of the media. Payton called out one guy for asking a stupid question. After being interrupted a few seconds later, he told a reporter to be quiet. h/t The Big Lead
Via Thacover2
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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