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Iowa’s Tevaun Smith breaks Odell Beckham’s one-handed catch world record

Earlier this week, with the help of Drew Brees, Odell Beckham Jr set the world record for most one-handed catches in one minute. Yesterday, Iowa’s Tevaun Smith broke that record. The Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. made 33 one-handed catches in 60 seconds. Iowa's Tevaun Smith topped him w/ 41 grabs. http://t.co/naTA5xGVBa — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 31, 2015 I wonder...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Review: The Linebacker Position

To piggyback off the defensive line statistics I mentioned in the offensive and defensive line review, I’ll look at opponents’ second level yardage. In this category, the Saints ranked 28th in the league, which means opposing running backs were getting five yards past the line scrimmage more often than 27 of teams. Divided by the number of rushing attempts, whether they got to...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Drew Brees on ESPN First Take

Good stuff from Brees here:
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #4 Jimmy Graham’s “Fail Mary” OPI vs. 49ers

This is only a “worst play” because it took us from about 3 seconds of miraculous bliss to a win being taken away by the referee. I think I agree with the call but there’s no question it was a flop. And as much as Graham gets brutalized before the ball gets there on half of his targets without a flag ever coming, it sucks he couldn’t get a pass here. It was a tremendous catch...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints (Offensive) Identity Crisis

The 2014 New Orleans Saints scored their fewest points since 2010 and third fewest in the Sean Payton-era, putting just 401 points on the board or almost exactly 25 points per game. I detailed many of the issues last week, naming specifically red zone problems, turnovers and horrible pass protection. Those are all true, and equally responsible for the digression of the once explosive...
Via cover32 - Saints
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees talked DeflateGate and almost broke Conan’s set

Saints QB Drew Brees was on Conan O’Brien’s show to talk about, what else, DeflateGate.  Conan had Brees test two footballs to see if he could tell the difference between a properly inflated ball and one that was slightly deflated.  Of course, since Brees is one of the greatest QBs of all time, he could tell exactly how many PSI was in each football. The funny thing about...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees accurately judges inflation of two footballs on ‘Conan’

  New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s talk show Wednesday and correctly guessed the inflation level of two footballs, which were exactly 13 and 11 pounds per square inch, respectively. But Brees did say he wouldn’t be able to notice the level of inflation throughout the course of a game. “Throughout the course of a game...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Drew Brees talks Deflate-gate on Conan

Drew Brees went on the Conan O’Brien show and Conan had him compare footballs with the proper inflation vs ones with less inflation and he threw the pigskin around the studio a little bit….
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Position Review: Tight End

One of the positions at which the Saints are the most secure going into next season is the Tight End position.  It was a bit of an up and down season for the Saints simply because superstar all-world Tight End Jimmy Graham was dealing with an injury for the vast majority of the year. As he always does Jimmy fought through it, but it was obvious he just wasn’t the player we are...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Guards & Centers

Last season, the Saints rushed for over 1,800 yards, almost 400 more yards than the 2013 season. Drew Brees was sacked 29 times, versus the 37 sacks allowed the season before. An obvious improvement was made this last season, but look for coach Sean Payton to stress the need for increased performance when it comes to centers and guards. The Saints offensive line is one of the most...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hearing for former NFL star Darren Sharper set for Feb. 17

LOS ANGELES (AP) A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge set the new hearing date Tuesday after meeting privately with prosecutors and defense lawyers. Sharper says he agrees with the delay. Judge...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham Dunks Over Goal Posts as Promised

Prior to the Pro Bowl New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham pledged to dunk the ball over the goal post should he score a touchdown during the game. That touchdown came courtesy of a Mathew Stafford pass in the second quarter and gave Team Irvin a 16-13 lead at the time.As promised, after the touchdown he dunked the ball over the goal post, but somehow did not get penalized for it.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Keeping Ryan a Good Move for New Orleans?

The 2014 season left Saints fans in complete confusion when it comes to the defense side of the field. Without any doubt, the biggest letdown of the year was the playing and coaching under Rob Ryan. Losing consecutive games by less than three points, while having the lead, is nothing but pure disappointment. After many teams losing head coaches, players, and other personnel, the...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham plans to dunk at the Pro Bowl

Dunking the goal post in official NFL games is a violation that has earned the term “The Jimmy Graham Rule.” New Orleans Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham, who is known for making some awesome and sometimes goalpost bending dunks, was fined $30,000 in the preseason for violating his namesake rule. Now that Graham is on free range at the Pro Bowl, he was asked if he planned to...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson cuts ties with kids, grandkids

The New Orleans Saints picked the perfect time to drop the ball.   While DeflateGate was dominating every sports headline this week, Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson fired his grandaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, as owner and vice chairperson. He also cut ties with Benson LeBlanc, his daughter Renee LeBlanc and his grandson Ryan LeBlanc, sending them this letter...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Free Agency Departures

As we approach the beginning of the 2015 offseason the New Orleans Saints must take a good hard look at their roster if they hope to not have a repeat of their disappointing 2014 season. The first stop on every team’s offseason is their pending free agents. A team’s roster is constantly turning over each season and new spots must be opened up so it can be critical that the team...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Which free agents will return: New Orleans Saints edition

As the playoffs continue for several teams the New Orlean Saints must now begin to turn the page towards next season. The first stop on that journey are the soon to be free agents for each franchise. It will be up to the team to see what players they deem worthy to stay and which ones will be looking to play elsewhere in 2015. This week we’ll take a look at which free agents the...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: offseason off to a rocky start

Junior Galette This week New Orleans Saints defensive linemen Junior Galette was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Junior Galette was mostly worried about his image in the public being damaged and wanted everyone to know what happened before the arrest was not him and is not what it looks like. People can see a man on the field like Galette and how dominant he is on the field...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Junior Galette shoved woman who asked for cab money

New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette was arrested Monday morning following an alleged domestic incident at his home. The 26-year-old was later charged with domestic abuse battery, according to a police report obtained by The Times-Picayune. Terrance Banks, a New Jersey man who was with Galette at the time of the incident, was also arrested...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Galette arrested after alleged domestic incident

New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette was arrested on Monday morning following an alleged domestic disturbance at his home. While the charge or charges against Galette have not yet been disclosed, News Talk 99.5 WRNO reports that Galette and another man were arrested after a reported incident involving a 22-year-old woman. Police Lt. Brian McGregor...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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