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Report: Falcons Expected To Fire Mike Smith After Season

I expect to see a line of coaches banging on Arthur Blanks door attempting to score an interview. Barring a deep playoff run, the Falcons are expected to fire head coach Mike Smith after this season, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. The Falcons (6-9) remain in the playoff race after defeating the New Orleans Saints 30-14 in a thriller on Sunday. La Canfora reports that...
Via Thacover2
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Jalen Saunders Has 99-Yard Opening Kickoff (Video)

  New Orleans Saints rookie receiver Jalen Saunders made an immediate impact in Sunday’s against the Falcons. Watch his return opening kickoff for 99 yards to just inside the 1-yard line, electrifying the crowd and setting up the Saints’ first touchdown. [Tha Cover] The post Saints’ Jalen Saunders Has 99-Yard Opening Kickoff (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
19 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where the New Orleans Saints’ Receivers Stack Up in the NFL

My evaluation of the New Orleans Saints position group starters continues this week, moving into offense with the wide receivers.  Even though he has since gone on injured reserve and Kenny Stills is now starting in his place, rookie Brandin Cooks still has seen more snaps (545 to Stills’ 543).  So for the purposes of this exercise Cooks will be counted as a starter for the first...
Via cover32 - Saints
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could Darren Sharper RAT on other NFL players to help his case?

Today in court, Darren Sharper the former New Orleans Saints safety was put on blast when FBI agents began talking about the events leading up to Sharper’s arrest. According to the Times Picayune in New Orleans, this case could get way worse. The criminal charges against former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s deputy Brandon Licciardi are bad […] The post Could Darren Sharper...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is facing life in prison after he was indicted on rape charges last week. When you hear some of the details from court, you’ll understand why. Brandon Licciardi, a former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s deputy who is being charged with rape and much more along with Sharper, began his hearing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons the New Orleans Saints will beat the Falcons

The Saints are still alive (barely) in the NFC South, but another loss at home would put them on the outside looking in. Here are five reasons to feel confident that the Saints can beat the Falcons. 5.) History is on their side   Home field may not feel like an advantage this year, but history says the home team in the Falcons/Saints matchup is on the fast track to winning. In...
Via cover32 - Saints
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren Sharper Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

Darren Sharper has been accused of raping multiple women in multiple states. Three of those states have indictments out against Sharper and now the feds are bringing drug charges against him via Deadspin. A federal grand jury also brought charges in district court against the former NFL safety last Friday. The federal charges aren’t for rape but instead focus on the drugs that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

This Sunday, NFC South rivals New Orleans Saints (6-8) and Atlanta Falcons (5-9) will battle for a potential division title. A game that could eliminate Atlanta from playoff contention with a loss. Saints’ cornerback Keenan Lewis had a rather morbid and blunt take on the upcoming game (via NFL.com). We’re definitely gonna give them their funeral. Even though Lewis seems...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: Pretty soon ESPN will be helping out with play calls

            The ESPN cameras got a close-up shot of Sean Payton’s play sheet during Monday Night Football’s New Orleans Saints-Chicago Bears game. ESPN accidentally shared 1/3 of Sean Payton’s play sheet on Monday Night Football – http://t.co/4whmSAXNgf #Saints pic.twitter.com/yOp3xbPlQB — Diehard Sport (@Diehardsport) December...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints pose legitimate threat to any playoff team

The New Orleans Saints are in control of their own destiny. After a blowout win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Saints regained control of the lowly NFC South. With a win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday coupled with a Carolina Panthers loss, the Saints will win the division, and former NFL-er Chris Snee believes this is a team that is getting hot at the right time...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Saints pose a legit threat to any playoff team

Does the NFC South deserve to have a team in the playoffs?  I may be in the minority (Brady Quinn agrees with me http://www.footballbyfootball.com/column/nfc-south-is-rising-no-playoff-change-needed), but I believe it does.  Every team sets goals during training camp and one of those goals is to win the division. Therefore, a division title has to mean something.  It means you’ve...
Via Football By Football
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign new kicker to practice squad, Shayne Graham on notice?

Hard to envision the newest practice squad member, kicker Dustin Hopkins, being much of a threat to Shayne Graham before the end of the season/playoffs. But it looks like he’ll be in 2015 training camp to give Graham some competition. And with Graham in a mini slump as of late, this kid seems like a threat. From my friend Ramon Vargas of the Advocate: Hopkins worked out for the...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL predictions: Week 16 against the spread

That time of the season has arrived for the NFL where teams decide whether they are trying wholeheartedly to play spoiler or if they are going to channel their inner-NBA and ostensibly play hard with an eye on improving draft position. As for the teams left clawing, biting, fighting and whatever other verbs their respective mascots do in a act of aggression, the NFL has spread its...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees’ 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Saints
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFC South Playoff Scenarios

A lot of people are asking me about the playoff scenarios and while you can find this information on a lot of sites out there, I figured I’d put it here too to help clarify things for you on where the Saints stand. The Saints have two games remaining and they need to win at least one with some help to win the NFC South and qualify for the playoffs. If they lose both remaining...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Fan Charged After Attacking Bears Chairman George McCaskey

This is getting out of hand. A Bears fan came to the rescue of George McCaskey. The Saints fan was charged with battery after he shoved the chairman. “According to Jordan Owen of the Chicago Sun-Times, a Saints fan is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after pushing Bears chairman George McCaskey. The report said 58-year-old Robert Kohnke of New Orleans was charged following...
Via Geeks and Cleats
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints safety Terrence Frederick accidentally clocks referee in head with shoulder (GIF)

New Orleans Saints safety Terrence Frederick accidentally clocked a referee in the head with his shoulder during the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears.The referee was placing the ball down on the line of scrimmage as both teams were lining up for the next play. Frederick apparently found himself on the wrong side of the field and ran through the middle...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Offensive Player Grades @ Bears

With the way the defense played in this game 31 points was more than enough. The offense can be happy with the overall performance but some opportunities were still squandered. The offensive line play wasn’t great and a few mistakes here and there prevented the Saints from really pouring it on. With tricky conditions you have to be pleased overall with the results, though. Hopefully...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham With the Hurdle Fail

This season we have seen tons of guys hurdling players and it has made for some pretty incredible highlights this year. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is no stranger to the hurdle and has accomplished some memorable ones in the recent past. This one, however, will not be one of them.Well--at least not for a reason Jimmy would like.via RedditRead more »
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Drew Brees Going Through a Pre-Draft Workout Set to the Techno Version of the Cotton-Eyed Joe

You know a game is not going well when Jon Gruden breaks out the blender and they start showing clips of old guys like New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees going through pre-draft workouts back in college.Since there isn't much going on in the game the internet has the time to set it to an appropriate soundtrack. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: too many distractions to win

Jimmy Graham The Saints get ready to play the Chicago Bears tomorrow in another away game, this time at Soldier Field in Chicago. Last year the Saints had a hard time winning away games and this year they wanted to get that corrected. The Saints have corrected that problem by winning away from home but are now having a hard time winning at home. Perhaps it doesn’t matter if the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges

Former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been indicted on rape charges, according to Ken Daley of The Times-Picayune. Sharper, who last played for the New Orleans Saints in 2010, was essentially accused of being a serial rapist earlier this year after he was suspected of at least seven rapes and 11 druggings. Despite claiming...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints benching former first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro

  The New Orleans Saints have underachieved all year and now, for head coach Sean Payton, the time has came for him to make a change in the back end of his defense to send a message. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Saints will be benching former first round-pick Kenny Vaccaro, relegating him to the bench and elevating former Viking Jamarca Sanford to a more prominent role...
Via Sportsnaut
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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