SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Saints expected to interview 49ers special teams coach

The Saints are beginning the process of filling some coaching vacancies. According to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, the Saints are expected to interview former 49ers special teams coach Derius Swinton. Swinton’s also interviewed with the Broncos. The Broncos also interviewed Greg McMahon, who was fired by the Saints this year to create…
Via Pro Football Talk
24 minutes ago

Saints 2016 Year in Review: Nathan Stupar

Robertson helped save the linebacking corps from being absolutely terrible. Nathan Stupar was one of three linebackers to come to the Saints this year in free agency (with Craig Robertson and James Laurinaitis the others). Like Robertson, Stupar was brought in primarily for Special Teams, but was pressed into more playing time on the defense with the combination of injury and poor...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
45 minutes ago

New Orleans Saints 2016 Year in Review: Cameron Jordan

Cam Jordan has been overlooked and downright disrespected despite being a terror for the Saints defense. Cameron Jordan came into this season having finally established himself as one of the elite players at the defensive end spot. With 10.0 sacks and five tackles for loss in 2015, Jordan proved to everyone that he can perform at the highest level, despite playing on one of the worst...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
16 hours ago

Report: Saints interested in special teams coach Derius Swinton

A report has the Saints potentially eyeing ex-49ers special teams coach Derius Swinton to join the staff. Per The Advocate’s Nick Underhill, it appears the New Orleans Saints are starting to address their vacant assistant coaching spots. From his Monday afternoon report, there should be an interview soon with former 49ers special teams coach Derius Swinton. Under Swinton's guidance...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
17 hours ago

Saints Should Continue To Avoid Big Money Splash Signings

The New Orleans Saints added a number of solid free agent contributors in 2016. In the process, they may have found a good system for approaching free agency. The New Orleans Saints under Sean Payton have a history of bad free agent decisions. Far too often they’ve signed the wrong player to huge contracts, or […] Saints Should Continue To Avoid Big Money Splash Signings - Who...
Via Who Dat Dish
17 hours ago

The Saints’ Next Quarterback May Already Be In The NFL

The next New Orleans Saints quarterback may have already taken his first NFL snap. The iconic New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees turned 38 this past weekend. But despite reports to the contrary, Brees has had very little decline in his abilities or production over the last three years. Nevertheless, “Father Time” is undefeated. There is […] The Saints’ Next Quarterback May...
Via Who Dat Dish
20 hours ago

New Orleans Saints: Inadequate Synergy

Watching the 2017 playoffs reminds all of Who Dat Nation what’s missing. It’s the simple lack of any evidence of synergy. So what is synergy? Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts- Ray French, Charlotte, Rayner, Gary Rees, Sally Rumbles- Organizational Behavior (2008)   In other […] New Orleans Saints: Inadequate Synergy - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro didn’t realize Adderall was banned

Every NFL player is given an updated list of banned substances prior to the start of offseason. This makes sure each player knows just what is banned from consumption. The list is extensive, detailed, and can be tedious to read. That being said, it is every player’s responsibility to know what’s on the list and what he can or can not take. At the very least, a player can use...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints have a long offseason ahead

The New Orleans Saints had a very disappointing regular season. They finished the season as third in the NFC south division with a 7-9 overall record. Seven of their nine losses were by less than seven points. Statistically, their season was up and down. They finished as the number one overall offense, but 27th overall in defense. They recently fired five coaches, all either defensive...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints clean house could indicate Payton will remain as head coach

After weeks of reports suggesting Sean Payton could leave the New Orleans Saints, the word has now changed and the speculation is the 53-year-old coach will remain with New Orleans. Sporting News NFL reporter Alex Marvez reported Thursday that the Saints fired multiple members of the coaching staff and nearly cleaned house. Source tells @sn_nfl that @Saints have fired assts Joe...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Brees taking short-term view as career hits twilight

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Drew Brees, who turns 38 in less than two weeks, doesn't want to contemplate the future of his prolific NFL career beyond next season with the New Orleans Saints. ''That's not a lack of commitment or anything like that,'' said Brees, who has played in New Orleans since 2006, and passed for 5,000-plus yards an NFL-record five times since 2008. ''I just want to focus...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drew Brees 'not going there' amid reports about Sean Payton

Drew Brees says he's 'not going there' amid reports about Sean Payton considering another coaching position, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
Via NOLA.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drew Brees says he will play out final year of contract

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talks after the end of a 7-9 season, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
Via NOLA.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sean Payton, Rams share mutual interest

This may be the offseason in which Sean Payton finally leaves the New Orleans Saints. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Payton and the Los Angeles Rams share mutual interest, and he could succeed Jeff Fisher as coach in the City of Angels. The decision ultimately lies with Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. If he is willing to part with Payton for a modest compensation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The most underrated starting XI in 2016

With so many great players in the world, picking a best XI can be exceedingly difficult. Of course, players like Ronaldo and Messi will feature in just about everyone’s team. The problem is with so many great players, there are bound to be a few that get overlooked. Those players who might be underrated, but who are in actuality stars who just don’t get their fair share of the...
Via 32 Flags
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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