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Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay. Receiver Marques Colston and linemen Jahri Evans and Zach Strief all arrived via the 2006 draft, wondering what they were...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Saint Joe Horn looks back on Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. It destroyed just about everything on the beaches of Gulfport and Biloxi, while the levees breaking waterlogged the city of New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints were forced out of the city for nearly the entire 2005 season, but one legendary looked back on the aftermath of the storm. Bleacher Report...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign basketball playing TE Chris Manhertz, release Michael Egnew

From ESPN’s Mike Triplett: The New Orleans Saints, who know better than most teams how well a former basketball player can transition to the tight end position, signed developmental project Chris Manhertz on Monday. Manhertz (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) never played football until he signed with the Buffalo Bills in December. The former Canisius College basketball player was with the...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Positives and Negatives from the New Orleans Saints' First Two Preseason Games

Two weeks ago, my enthusiasm over finally seeing the New Orleans Saints play football for the first time in eight months quickly turned to dismay....
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans Saints players saw a change in their stock after their second preseason game?

The opening moments of the New Orleans Saints preseason bout with the New England Patriots were a far cry from the display they put on last week against the Baltimore Ravens. What a difference a week makes. A completely inept starting defense fielded in Baltimore held the Patriots to three consecutive three-and-outs under Tom Brady as well as keep their running game in check for...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Cam Jordan hands out solid reviews of rookie talent

The New Orleans Saints are loaded up with young talent heading into the 2015 season. The question is, how have they done to this point? Well, if you're asking defensive end Cam Jordan, apparently they've done just fine. As Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate explained, Jordan had some strong reviews on a few of the defensive rookies for the Saints. “Kika’s coming on...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Drew Brees arm is cured, 6,000 passing yards on the horizon

The boys discus the Saints looking fantastic against the Patriots. They also break down Drew Brees announcing his arm is cured after playing 2014 with velocity of 80-year-old woman Brandin Cooks is Midget Jesus and WILL SAVE US! Jahri Evans comes off Greenbrier vacation and looks awesome Whether it’s time to pour one out for Nick Toon? Debate whether Kikaha is a great linebacker...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercedes-Benz CEO explains overlap on representing Falcons and Saints

When Arthur Blank announced that the new sponsor for the team's new stadium in 2017 would be Mercedes-Benz, it came with a lot of excitement and a little bit of confusion. While the excitement surrounding the new stadium is obvious, many fans wondered what would happen since there's another stadium sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. That stadium, is the rival New Orleans Saints, who play...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Benjamin Watson set to release book on race this November

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is certainly making a strong case for himself on the field, as he looks to replicate part of the production his predecessor Jimmy Graham generated in New Orleans. However, the 34-year-old, 1st round pick in the 2004 Draft is staying plenty busy off the field as well. Watson, who scored a 48 on his Wonderlic Test (tied for 3rd highest score...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Hoyer named starting QB for Houston Texans

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has apparently seen enough from both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett after two preseason games to make a decision on the team’s starting quarterback for the 2015 NFL season. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Hoyer is the man in charge of Houston’s offense this year. Hoyer has been so-so this preseason, completing 9 of 15 passes...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Saints' Brandin Cooks 'shock the world?'

The Saints are now back home, wrapping up the last week of training camp in New Orleans, enduring the heat by downing salt tablets and hydration drinks. While players are happy to be back in their own beds, this next week will be hardly a vacation. There is still much work to be done, and many decisions to be made, before roster cuts and the regular season. A lot of question marks...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Mid-Preseason Review: Running Backs

After having a season like the Saints did in 2014, Whodat Nation has been urgently waiting for the 2015 campaign to finally arrive. Saints fans have been ready to see the team come out with a vengeance, showing improvement from the embarrassment of last season.As fans, we obviously have several questions that need to be answered during the 2015 preseason. Will the defense make a...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Saints Win The NFC South?

The NFC South has shown some of the most change in the NFL since its creation in 2002. Its constant fluctuation of power has the teams totalling for 7 conference championship games and 3 Super Bowl appearances, 2 wins. Carolina has a shot to win the division crown 3 years in a row, but my bet is once again a new team as time has told division leaders don't last long here. I'm casting...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Doesn't Look Too Old On This Bomb

There have been a few haters that have tried to say that the arm on 36-year old New Orleans Saints quarterback is getting old. They are insinuating that the man can't throw the deep ball quite as well as he used to. Brees will not deny that he has had some issues, but he says it was a mechanics issue that developed after an oblique injury.After watching him throw a beauty of a strike...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercedes-Benz to apply name to 2nd NFC South stadium

The New Orleans Saints’ stadium in downtown New Orleans has and always will be commonly known as The Superdome. Since 2011, however, the stadium’s official name has been the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The German car manufacturing giant has decided that they are going to put their name on another NFL team’s stadium; more importantly an NFC team — even more importantly an NFC...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks Impresses In Camp and Looks Poised to Step Into the Number One Receiver Role

Brandin Cooks #10 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field for warm-up prior to start of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) In his sophomore season, Brandin Cooks looks to step into the number one receiver role. The young speedster was impressive in his rookie season leading all rookies with 53 receptions...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the most underrated fantasy stars on the New Orleans Saints roster?

AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on how entertaining they’d be on Hard Knocks Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier head coaches Power Rankings: Based on each team’s chances of making the playoffs in 2015 Fantasy Preview: The top-32 QBs for 2015 Who are these Saints? Yeah, I see Drew Brees, and I know Sean Payton is still calling the plays, but is this the offensive juggernaut...
Via cover32
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Juge’s 53 man roster prediction

We should get a much better feel for where the roster stands after these Patriots practices. Going into week two of the preseason, these are the guys I see on the roster: QB (3) Drew Brees, Luke McCown, Garrett Grayson (cut: Ryan Griffin) HB (4) Mark Ingram, C. J. Spiller, Khiry Robinson, Tim Hightower (cut: Edwin Baker) WR (5) Brandin Cooks, Marques Colston, Nick Toon, Joe Morgan...
Via The Saints Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints rookie linebackers shine in their NFL debut

That was a rough game to watch.  The New Orleans Saints came out and played sloppy in another loss to Baltimore, losing 143 yards to 16 penalties. A number of injuries plagued the team, but the three starters who went down early – cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux, and linebacker Danell Ellerbe – have all been reported to have avoided any severe injuries.  So...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Spiller out for preseason after having knee scoped

In order to be prepared for the start of the regular season, New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Saints' CJ Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday in Pensacola, Fla, but is expected back for regular-season opener, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15,...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints position preview: Offensive Line

The New Orleans Saints offensive line has undergone a bit of a change this offseason. In this edition of the position preview, we take a look into what to expect from the offensive line this season. What we know Max Unger New Orleans has a different look for the guys that will protect Drew Brees this season. One of the biggest offseason issues New Orleans addressed was how they...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints receiver sorry for signing autographs as Marques Colston

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman took to social media earlier this week to apologize for dressing up as teammate Marques Colston during training camp and signing autographs for fans. Coleman, a second-year wideout who signed as a free agent with the Saints in May 2014, donned the helmet and jersey of his veteran teammate and proceeded to fraternize with fans and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Madden reconsiders Drew Brees' rating after impressive video

Madden is the most popular football video game franchise. As such, players take notice of their ratings — and sometimes take exception to them, too. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of those players, and came up with a creative way to get the attention of the people who determine his ranking, all while having a bit of training camp fun. This embed is invalid...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram Working On His Whip and Nae Nae During Practice

Mark Ingram has a lot to be happy about. With Pierre Thomas gone chances are he is going to see a few more carries this season. He might even crack the 1000-yard barrier for the first time in his career. He came close last season with 964 yards (on 226 carries). After getting signed to a new deal in the off-season he knows the team wants to keep him around.If they are going to do...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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