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Saints preseason clouded by injuries to key veterans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton is willing to concede that New Orleans' preseason hasn't been ideal as far as creating cohesion among projected regulars. A handful of veterans who were expected to compete for starting or regular roles haven't practiced or played much at all in several weeks, and one of them is already out for the season. ''Some of that you can't control...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton is a Jerk and other conclusions drawn from preseason with featured guest Ralph Malbrough

We go over the Saints prospects after 3 preseason games, who we expect to make the roster, and whether the pass rush is doomed to achieve 2000 levels of mediocrity. Download this episode (right click and save)
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton awaiting either K Hopkins or Hocker to take a clear lead

The interesting kicking battle between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker rages on for the New Orleans Saints. While it may not be the training camp battle that fans are talking about most, it's definitely one worth watching. As Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports, head coach Sean Payton is simply waiting for one of the two kickers to separate himself from the other...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton says Delvin Breaux's tryout was one of the best he's seen

At this point, cornerback Delvin Breaux is no longer flying under the radar. He's quickly becoming one of the more intriguing prospects on the Saints roster, and could very well wind up seeing plenty of playing time in 2015. Apparently, though, if you had asked head coach Sean Payton about Breaux, he could have told you about his upside a while back. As Joel A. Erickson of The New...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton praises workout of former basketball player Chris Manhertz

When the New Orleans Saints signed another former basketball player at tight end, it immediately led to some eye-brow lifting from fans, for obvious reasons. After seeing TE Jimmy Graham pan out so well for the Saints, many want to know more about the newest addition. Well, Chris Manhertz has little-to-no football experience, but that didn't stop the Saints from taking a shot on...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: 'If you decide to fight, pack your bags'

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn’t want his team to follow the lead of the Washington football team, Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams or Dallas Cowboys. Payton’s crew is preparing for a joint practice with the New England Patriots, and according to NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington, the Saints will have a clear consequence for fighting. Source says Sean Payton...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 10 New Orleans Saints linemen of the Sean Payton era (Part 2)

Last week I went ahead and ranked the 10th through sixth best linemen in the Sean Payton era of New Orleans Saints history. Because it only seemed fair, I actually went with a 10a/10b approach. It was too hard to limit the number to 10, if only because there were probably only seven or eight players truly worthy. By expanding the number to 10, it decreased the quality and widened...
Via cover32
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints punt returners wear boxing gloves at practice

Never accuse New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton of being conventional—it’s a losing argument. The Saints added an unique item to their practice wardrobe on Sunday, as their punt returners sported boxing gloves. Photo from #Saints practice: Punt returners wearing boxing gloves #WhoDat — Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) August 16, 2015 ...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Galette allegedly unloads on Sean Payton on Twitter

The New Orleans Saints released Junior Galette on Friday, and the 27-year-old linebacker does not appear to be handling the divorce very well. Over the weekend, Galette supposedly took over his girlfriend’s Twitter account (he deleted his own after he was cut) and unloaded on his former team and coach. Some of the tweets may...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 27, 2015  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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