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Five things to look for in Cowboys at Saints

Please don’t let the Saints start this season 0-4. I’m loosely on board with getting the best draft pick possible at this point, I’m under no illusion this team has no shot at the playoffs, but at the same time I’m nowhere near ready to be actively rooting for them to lose games either. It’s barely been October a few days for crying out loud! The Cowboys come into New Orleans...
Via The Saints Nation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys want Brandon Weeden to attempt longer passes

Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden isn’t having a problem completing short passes. It’s the longer passes that are missing right now. Executive vice president Stephen Jones knows for the team to score more, Weeden is going to have to get the ball vertical to keep opposing cornerbacks from sitting on shorter routes. “I think Brandon is going to have to step...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints: 2015 Week 4 NFL Pick

Dallas Cowboys (2-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-3) At one point, the Saints had won 20 straight home games, covering in all but 2 of them, but now they’ve lost 6 straight home games, all as favorites. They are favored here again at home, though only by 3.5 points, against a Dallas team that is so banged up right now and just lost pretty easily at home to an average at best Atlanta...
Via The Football Fan Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keys to the Saints getting Their First Victory vs Dallas

There are many things the New Orleans Saints must improve on in order to win in prime time against the Cowboys. Dallas is going to be without Tony Romo, and that means the Saints will be facing Brandon Weeden at Quarterback. In order for the Saints to seal a win against a good Dallas team is this: 1.Get pressure on Weeden, it is known from his Cleveland days that if you pressure...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees expected to play against Cowboys

Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints is unlikely to be a battle of backup quarterbacks, as Drew Brees has been throwing this week and is expected to play. Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday afternoon that the plan is for Brees to start against Dallas. “I think he’s planning on starting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Murphy eager to build maiden TD vs. Cowboys

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints punt and kick return specialist Marcus Murphy had done his research, and wasn't about to fall victim to self-doubt after dropping to the seventh round last spring in the NFL draft. ''I have a lot of friends - close friends - who have made it to the NFL in the first through seventh rounds,'' Murphy said this week. ''I've talked to them and I've developed...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saints' entire 2012 Draft class is now gone

With the New Orleans Saints having traded away defensive Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots on Wednesday, the Saints no longer have a single player from their 2012 NFL Draft class on their roster.Nick Toon, Corey White, Andrew Tiller, Marcel Jones, and the aforementioned Hicks are all on another NFL roster, or out of the league entirely at this point.The fact that the Saints...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback: Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints

The history of these two teams, dates back to 1967. Since then, they have met in 28 games. Dallas leads the series 15-11, but the Saints have won the last eight out of nine meetings. The Cowboys won the first 13 out of 16 meetings between the two ball clubs. Nine of the contests came down to a touchdown or less and five by three points or less. The Dallas Cowboys have struggled...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham congratulates Akiem Hicks for leaving Saints

It’s safe to say Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham still has a bad taste in his mouth for what his former team did during this past offseason. The Saints traded Graham to the Seahawks back in March after signing him to a four-year extension the year prior, leaving many fans and analysts alike questioning why they would part ways with quarterback Drew Brees’ favorite...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints trade DE Akiem Hicks to Patriots for TE Michael Hoomanawanui

#Saints trade DE Akiem Hicks to Patriots for TE Michael Hoomanawanui — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 1, 2015 Just getting back and saw the trade. Hicks was benched, not contributing and gone after 2015 anyway so I’m fine getting something for him — Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) October 1, 2015 That said...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Police close probe of Saints' Jordan, don't plan to file charges

Police say they've concluded an investigation of a night club incident involving New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and do not plan to file any charges "at this time." New Orleans Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says detectives have forwarded their findings to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office for review. In early September, police released a report in which...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: The New Orleans Saints make a trade for a “big-name” tight end

The New Orleans Saints made the biggest trade of the offseason, jettisoning Jimmy Graham off to Seattle in exchange for center Max Unger, but it looks like they may be having a little buyer’s remorse. After three weeks of anemic offensive production, now it’s the Saints making a trade for a big-name tight end — literally. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Who’s at the top after...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees contract restructure places Saints in unenviable position

The New Orleans Saints already placed themselves behind the proverbial eight-ball when they released Junior Galette this past summer. Less than 10 months after signing the pass rusher to a four-year, $41.5 million extension, the Saints were left eating nearly $17 million of dead money on that deal.While the Galette situation was brought about due to an off-field situation, the Saints...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reason why the New Orleans Saints should lose on Sunday

The (2-1) Dallas Cowboys will look to bounce back this Sunday with a win after losing to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. The Cowboys will travel to New Orleans to face the (0-3) Saints at the Super Dome on Sunday night football 7:30pm CT. They will not look to have a repeat of what happened last week when they let the Falcons score 22 unanswered second half points after being up...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time to start Andrus Peat

Expectations have changed when it comes to 1st round draft picks. Gone are the times where they could slowly be brought along in an attempt to maximize their skills before they see the field. These days people expect their 1st round picks to contribute immediately. And every NFL player is different so that position is sometimes unfair. I’ve seen many players take a year or two...
Via The Saints Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke McCown on Saints' slow start: 'We're not going to go away easy'

The New Orleans Saints may be staring an 0-3 record squarely in the face currently, but that doesn't mean that this team is finished by a long shot. When hearing from a few players and head coach Sean Payton, you can tell the mindset is still the same.According to a recent report from John DeShazier of, the belief remains that if the team continues to work hard...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL reportedly done investigating Newton-Hochuli incident

An NFL source reportedly told ESPN that the league is done with its investigation regarding claims from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton regarding alleged comments made by referee Ed Hochuli during Sunday’s game. Newton says that Hochuli told the quarterback he “wasn’t old enough” to get a call during the fourth quarter of Carolina’s 27-22 win over the New Orleans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons Saints fans are dreading rest of football season

By Tanisha Robinson / @mslightbright I know, I know. We as a football nation are only days away from Week 4 of the 2015-16 NFL season, and I am already jumping ship. Mission: ABORT. Yes, I too, like the rest of ‘MERICA,’ wait impatiently and full of angst during the summer months for the return of the sweet sound of grunting, hard tackles and helmet contact that is probably...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Drew Brees got 'very positive' feedback from doctor

    Drew Brees may miss his second straight game when the New Orleans Saints face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4, but it sounds like he is on the right path toward recovery. ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Brees flew to Birmingham for an evaluation from Dr. James Andrews and received “very positive” feedback. Brees said the evaluation went beyond his expectations and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Billick: Sean Payton should give up play-calling duties

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick thinks Sean Payton is trying to do too much. Now with NFL Media, Billick believes Payton needs to give up his play-calling duties so that he can focus on being the head coach. Speaking on GameDay First Sunday morning, Billick explained his reasoning. “Bill Walsh always believed you can’t be in one place more than ten years...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Seahawks forgotten about Jimmy Graham?

Question: If you had Jimmy Graham, what would you do? Hand the football off to him. Use him primarily as a blocker. Throw him the damn football. If you chose option one, it’d still make more sense than option two—the choice Seattle has made through the first two weeks of the NFL season. So far, Graham has accumulated 10 targets, 7 receptions, 62 yards, and 1 TD. Care...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks fantasy stock is plummeting

It sounds a little premature to start pulling the plug on New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks. I haven’t pulled the plug on him just yet, but my hands on the cord. Primed to be a breakout star this season after a promising rookie season, Cooks has flopped hard. With tight end Jimmy Graham gone, someone needed to step up and fill in his shoes. Why not budding star...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke McCown to start for New Orleans Saints on Sunday

The New Orleans Saints have ruled star quarterback Drew Brees out for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers and will start veteran backup Luke McCown in his place, with rookie Garrett Grayson serving as the backup. The announcement was reported on the Saints’ official Twitter page. Payton said Luke McCown will start Sunday with Grayson as the backup #Saints — New Orleans...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering the New Orleans Saints’ return to the Superdome

Over ten years ago, the Gulf Coast region of Louisiana and Mississippi were rocked by one of the most disastrous hurricanes in recent memory as Hurricane Katrina slammed into city of Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. We all know the story of how the New Orleans Saints were forced out of the Superdome for an entire season and how they were so close to relocating their...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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