5 reasons the New Orleans Saints will beat the Vikings

On a more positive note, the Saints will return home on Sunday to kick off their 2014 home schedule against the Minnesota Vikings – a unit coming off a dismantling loss at home against the New England Patriots. Here are our top five reasons the Saints will be able to do the same in New Orleans. 5.) They can run the football, regardless of who’s in the backfield   I’m very...
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Where the Saints roster stands with injuries and depth

Time is dwindling for the Saints to get themselves prepared for the regular season, particularly with some of the veteran players who have been missing practice. That’s why yesterday had some terrific news if you’ve been paying attention to the team’s extensive injury list. Drew Brees, Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs all returned to practice in full for the 11 on 11 drills, a surefire...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Guys Making Names for Themselves, Pushing Veterans. Saints Preseason Week 2 Review

#453667246 / Deuce Windham NFC South Staff Writer Once again the Saints flicked on the Friday Night Lights and completed their second preseason game of the 2014 season with a victory.  We move to 2-0 during the preseason (a meaningless stat, but) and there was a lot of good, and bad, performances to go over from last night’s game. Drew Brees, Jahri Evans and Ben...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints prepare to march into New Orleans with questions marks

Wednesday the New Orleans Saints capped off their West Virginia training camp experiment on a high note, with players and coaches heralding the three-week stay at the Greenbrier as a triumphant success.  Head coach Sean Payton predicts the team will return for more pre-seasons than the current contract calls for at the present time.  "It's written for the next two years...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

4 standout players from the New Orleans Saints preseason opener

Everyone knows about the highlights from the New Orleans Saints’ preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.  Brandin Cooks’ 25-yard touchdown reception is already making the rounds of the Internet and getting fantasy football enthusiasts excited.  Mark Ingram’s 8-carry, 83-yard performance has been the talk of the town – even without his two 22-yard runs (one of which went...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints win preseason opener 26-24 at Rams

It was about what you’d expect from a preseason game. Lots of sloppiness, mistakes, and boredom to a degree. But I thought the positives outweighed the negatives overall. The Rams missed a 59 yard field goal just wide left at the buzzer to finish the game. The Saints will leave this game with plenty to work on but when you consider the fact that both sides of the ball showed good...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Greenbrier Day 4 recap

This was my final full day at the Greenbrier and I’m sad to see it coming to an end. Today was very much the massacre day as the Saints are starting to drop like flies. A lot of guys are banged up. As much as I can tell, here’s the injury status right now: Drew Brees (oblique) not in pads, practicing a bit with conditioning off to the side. Champ Bailey (foot) has been out, was...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Greenbrier day 3 recap

The most significant thing I noticed at practice yesterday was that Jonathan Goodwin had been moved to left guard to compensate for the continued absence of Ben Grubbs. Goodwin took every single snap at that position with the 1s throughout practice. Interestingly, the guy he replaced in Senio Kelemete didn’t go to the bench but instead shifted over to center. That was a very curious...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A look ahead: New Orleans Saints 2015 draft prospects / part two

For fans of football (that’s not of the soccer variety being played in Brazil), this is perhaps the most boring period of the year; free agency and the draft have come and gone, OTAs are over and training camp is yet to begin. With a lack of things to discuss, I figure I’d turn my thoughts to next year’s draft. While I’m at least half a year too early in thinking about this...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s Exclusive Interview with Saints’ Pro Bowl Guard Ben Grubbs ☆

I had the honor to catch up with Saints' Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs as he's promoting his softball game on May 15th in Metairie at Zephyr Field. The game is partnering with the Ben Grubbs #66 Foundation which supports children in single parent homes. Below we discussed his career, the Saints' offensive line, the changes to the personnel up front and what the Darren Sproles...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation's Exclusive Interview with Saints' Pro Bowl Guard Ben Grubbs

I had the honor to catch up with Saints' Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs as he's promoting his softball game on May 15th in Metairie at Zephyr Field. The game is partnering with the Ben Grubbs #66 Foundation which supports children in single parent homes. Below we discussed his career, the Saints' offensive line, the changes to the personnel up front and what the Darren Sproles...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Split decision for the best guard the Baltimore Ravens have ever drafted

It’s tough to really try to differentiate as to who the best guard/center the Ravens have ever drafted truly is. We will bend the rules a bit and give you two.   Ben Grubbs The 29th pick out of the 2007 draft was a big success when he was drafted out of Auburn. Grubbs was a big playmaker coming out of college with great technique and a great work ethic. Grubbs played for the Ravens...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Need at center dependent upon The Bridge

The Saints saw solid production from their offensive line in 2013, especially from the three hogs in the middle. Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs were rewarded for their stellar play with Pro Bowl selections, while the most underrated center (perhaps even offensive lineman) in the game continued to turn in excellent performance after excellent performance. Fans of the Saints know just...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Center and guard prospects not on Saints’ radar

Few teams are in a position where they can essentially eliminate one position from their draft board altogether, but that’s exactly where the Saints find themselves when it comes to interior lineman. New Orleans is home to (potentially) the best duo of guards in the game in Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs. Both were pro bowlers in 2013, and neither is in play for free agency this year...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd Annual Ben Grubbs #66 Foundation Softball Game Returns to New Orleans With Saints Offense ...

New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs wants revenge – but it’s all for a good cause.   Grubbs is hosting his annual charity softball game on Thursday, May 15 at Zephyr Field in Metairie with more than 30 current Saints players expected to participate.   The game is open to the public. Tickets go on sale Monday (Feb. 24) at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: State of the Offensive Line

How many times as Saints Fans, while watching a game, have we said: “C’mon man!”, “Are you kidding me?”, “Block for him!”, “There’s too much pressure on Drew!” ? In my opinion, this has been a difficult year for the Saints Offensive Line. Maybe it’s just because we saw so much improvement in the defense department and tend to focus on Drew and the running game...
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 7-2 After the Saints’ absolute trouncing of the Cowboys, in which they won by 32, despite muffing a punt, missing a field goal, and not recovering an opponent’s onside kick, they now lead the NFL in rate of moving the chains differential. They are moving the chains at an 82% rate, as opposed to 70% for opponents. This makes sense, as the Saints not only...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 4 (+1) The Saints have held all 3 of their opponents this season to 17 or fewer points this season, something they did a total of 3 times last season. Young stars have broken out, especially Cameron Jordan, who is playing like an All-Pro back at his collegiate position of 5-technique defensive end. The offense doesn’t look right yet, but I don’t have big concerns about...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#4)

Last week: 8 The way young players have stepped up on what was previously a horrible defense has to be very exciting for Saints fans. Cameron Jordan, back at his collegiate position for 5-technique end, is playing like one of the best in the game, while Junior Galette, Akiem Hicks, and rookie John Jenkins are also playing well. The offense is going to score points. There’s no concern...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints CB Dion Turner runs through a wall at a charity softball game (Video)

Looking for a great catch to get you through this awesome Saturday? Check out Saints corner Dion Turner making a leaping catch during the Ben Grubbs Foundation charity softball game which sends him through the wall: (Courtesy of Bob's Blitz)
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints CB Dion Turner ran threw a wall to make a Softball Catch During a Charity Game

Metairie, LA -- New Orleans Saints cornerback Dion Turner ran threw the outfield wall in the Ben Grubbs Foundation softball game last night at Zephyr Field. (The Ben Grubbs Foundation was founded in... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Rumors: More contract restructures

Following on from news in regards to Ben Grubbs restructured contract as reported by Pat Yasinskas of, the New Orleans Saints are continuing to work toward getting under the salary cap, they made another move. The Saints have cleared an additional $2.05 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of linebacker David Hawthorne.Hawthorne had been scheduled to receive...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Was Losing Carl Nicks the Reason for Offense Struggling?

I was perusing the PFF grades through the first four weeks of the season today and I came across some interesting numbers. Of all the guards in the NFL, Jahri Evans is currently ranked 5th, Ben Grubbs is currently 8th and Carl Nicks is currently ranked 16th. All things being equal, would I prefer to have kept Nicks? Of course. But his loss, at least so far, isn't as pronounced...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: New Poll!

I've had the same poll up on the left hand side of the blog forever, so it's time for a new one. My previous question was regarding the Saints' new free agents, and which you were most excited about. Curtis Lofton landed 70.6% of the vote, so you the fans clearly picked him as the guy you were most excited about. And sure enough, he's the only that's really lived...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: 5 Things to Look for in Season Opener vs. Redskins

GAMEDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! The season is upon us my fellow Saints fans and all of the bull$%&@ we dealt with as fans this offseason can take place in the rearview mirror because it's time to focus on football ON THE FIELD again. Thank God for that, this honestly couldn't have come soon enough. With that, I give you the five things I'm looking for in today's game. WHO...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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