How do the Saints overcome salary cap issues?

The New Orleans Saints entered this past regular season with Super Bowl aspirations. A year removed from earning a playoff spot, Drew Brees and company seemed destined to control the landscape in the NFC South. What followed was one of the most disappointing seasons in recent franchise history. New Orleans finished with a 7-9 record and in second place in a historically bad division...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Review: Defensive Line

Now at last we are getting to one of the three positions on the team that the Saints MUST address in the off-season in some shape or form if they want to even dream of winning the division…much less the Super Bowl.  The Saints Defensive Line took the biggest step back of any unit from 13′ to 14′. That’s right it fell further than the corners or the linebackers the two units...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s Top 10 Plays of the 2014 Season: #6 The Brief Return of Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan is no longer with the Saints and his high potential was sadly never realized. But after missing 2013 with an devastating knee injury it was still nice to see him break away not once, but twice, for old time’s sake against the Baltimore Ravens. For one game it looked like Joe Morgan was back. Hard to believe after this game he would be gone for good shortly after. Watch...
Via The Saints Nation
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s Top 10 Plays of the 2014 Season: #7 – Marques Colston’s game winning touchdown at Tampa

I really hope this isn’t Colston’s last catch as a Saint but if it is it’s a terrific way to go out. The 36 yard score came with just 1:57 left and it would provide the winning points to help the Saints sweep their division rival. Click here to watch the play. The top 10: #7 – Marques Colston’s game winner at Tampa #8 – Cameron Jordan’s interception at Pittsburgh #9...
Via The Saints Nation
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 2014 Player Awards

Happy New Year! The 2014 Saints Nation Awards are here and presented below as one final look back on the season. The awards are all chosen by me, largely influenced by the player grades, and I’ve included the 2013 winners for comparison’s sake. The Saints Nation rule: If you are selected as MVP you cannot be selected for another award. This is Mark Ingram’s second Saints...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades at Bucs

The defense played an embarrassingly horrible game in the first half which led to a 20-7 deficit. Then, the Bucs shelved Mike Evans (after Vincent Jackson had already left the game in the first quarter) and refused to throw the football. Surprisingly the Saints made some nice tackles and were able to contain the run game and it resulted in stops. And of course the defense came up...
Via The Saints Nation
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton's 'Superman' celebration sparks brawl between Panthers and Saints (Video/GIF)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's "Superman" celebration after a 2-yard touchdown run sparked a brawl with the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of Sunday's game in the Superdome.After the TD, Newton appeared to taunt Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan with a little "up, up and away" flying leap. Newton then turned to face the crowd for his normal "Superman"...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers and Saints fight after Cam Newton touchdown (Video)

After Cam Newton went airborne for a two-yard touchdown, tempers flared between the Panthers and Saints. Following the score, Newton appeared to taunt Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan. Then, while Newton was doing his standard “Superman” celebration, linebacker Curtis Lofton shoved him from behind. Newton took exception, the two had words, the situation escalated, and...Read More
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints vs Panthers will tell us who they are

Well we all totally saw that coming right? The Saints who are notoriously a vastly superior team at home versus on the road (who isn’t?) get shellacked at home and lose 3 straight, and then go on the road and give a pseudo-beatdown to the Pittsburg Stealers. Yup, totally saw it coming. Well that is as they say ‘why they play the games’. Who Dat Dish’s Barry Hirstius talked...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Self-Scouting the New Orleans Saints’ Front Seven

The first part of moving forward with an NFL team is finding where the problem areas are.  So I’m going to look at the Saints’ starters in the first 13 weeks of 2014 to see what’s gone right and wrong.  The first entry in this series is a breakdown of the Saints’ front seven defenders; defensive line and linebackers.  I’ll look at the defensive secondary (cornerbacks...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades at Steelers

The defense gave up 32 points and 538 yards. On the surface if you told me that going in, I’d figure that meant an epic horror film ending in a gory Saints loss. But the unit actually played well. At least as well as they are capable of playing at this point. No it wasn’t pretty and yes the last two drives were inexcusable. Let’s face it, the tackling was a joke. But the fact...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints’ Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades vs. 49ers

The defense played poorly in the first half and with a 21-10 deficit at halftime things looked bleak. Then the defense shut down the 49ers completely for the rest of the game until a 51 yard pass on 4th and 10 with the game on the line. In overtime they did everything they could to win the game for the team, but the Saints’ offense was intent on giving it away. The defense deserved...
Via The Saints Nation
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting report for week 10: 49ers

Carolina was the first time all year that I claimed the Saints were playing an inferior opponent and should win handily… and they did. They have only played two other teams in their league through 8 games (Det, GB) and through the next 5 weeks they will play 4. Of all of those teams, not one of them has as much hype, history, or emotional baggage attached to it as the upcoming...
Via The Saints Nation
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Solving the New Orleans Saints’ secrets to rushing the quarterback

Perspective is a great thing to practice. We’re at the halfway point of the NFL season and there’s no better time than now (during a ten-day break in games) for the New Orleans Saints to slow down and evaluate where they stand. They are coming off of back-to-back victories and have an average scoring margin (points scored minus given up) of 12.7 since their bye week, fifth-best...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 10

In the heart of the bye week seasons, there are fewer games to watch. Last week provided a couple particularly intriguing games that offset the lower volume. Though none of the games this week comes close to Broncos-Patriots as a headliner, there are still plenty of interesting matchups. 1. Saints DE Cameron Jordan vs. 49ers LT Joe Staley Jordan does not lead the Saints in sacks...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 10

In the heart of the bye week seasons, there are fewer games to watch. Last week provided a couple particularly intriguing games that offset the lower volume. Though none of the games this week comes close to Broncos-Patriots as a headliner, there are still plenty of interesting matchups. 1. Saints DE Cameron Jordan vs. 49ers LT Joe Staley Jordan does not lead the Saints in sacks...
Via Bloguin Best
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Down the Seam: Top 5 Fantasy tight ends for Week 9

What a week from Gronk! Our Top five last week looked pretty good, with the exception of Jordan Cameron who left Sunday’s game against the lowly Raiders with a concussion. Other than that though, nail on the head! Let’s get in to Week nine’s elite. 5. Vernon Davis vs. Rams #455466210 / After taking their bye in week eight the 49ers look to get back...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Week 9 IDP Waiver Wire

Bashaud BreelandSource: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America Before we get into bye week armageddon again, Robert Quinn and Cameron Jordan owners rejoice, right? Both where superb in week eight with two sacks each (finally).  Not to mention those were Jordan’s first sacks of the season. Let’s hope this continues. We can also be thankful not many injuries hit us in week eight...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Cameron to undergo NFL concussion protocol

Jordan Cameron was forced to leave the Clevealnd Browns’ 23-13 victory after taking an illegal shot to the head when Brian Hoyer stretched him out on a completion. Cameron didn’t get up right away and eventually underwent concussion tests, which wasn’t much of a surprise after seeing the shot. “Jordan going down after he made some big plays for us, we felt like the was...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After Jimmy Graham, who are the NFL's top tight ends?

You don’t have to watch every single second of every single game to realize that something seems a little off about this NFL season, and we’re not just talking about off the field or even with the horrid Thursday Night Football package. Take a look at your fantasy team or more importantly, your favorite real […] The post After Jimmy Graham, Who Are The Top Tight Ends in the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints’ Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades vs. Buccaneers

For a second there I thought the defense might hold a team out of the end zone for a second consecutive home game when the Bucs had 3 points with under 2 minutes left in the first half. Then Brees threw a bad pick, the Bucs scored a touchdown and the wheels came off. The second half saw a couple touchdown drives yielded which led us to believe they were back to the usual season implosion...
Via The Saints Nation
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Bug Comes at a Bad Time for Cameron

#455865994 / Jordan Cameron was a stud in 2013. The former USC Trojan hauled in 80 catches for 917 yards and 7 TDs in 2013 while being thrown to by a QB carousel of Brian Hoyer, Brandon Weeden, and Jason Campbell. Cameron turned into the star that everyone knew he could, and quickly captured national attention as one of the top TEs in the game. Unfortunately...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Guru – Week 4 – Cowboys

Boy am I glad JDup22 had the bonus question way off (by 41 yards) or this would have been the most lopsided guru victory very soon! He had 3 answers correct. The answers were: No, still no points given up on the first drive. Cadet ran the ball twice. The first TD was scored by Pierre Thomas and Cameron Jordan had the second Sack. Finally a multi sack game. The total yards that Robinson...
Via The Saints Nation
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns OC Kyle Shanahan Needs to Get Jordan Cameron the Ball

After Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, there are many directions one can go to assess blame for the inability to close out a rival and move to 2-1 before the bye week. Since every sports talk show and website around the web will be doing that today, I’d like to focus on something more alarming—the lack of working Jordan Cameron into the offensive strategy on Sunday. The...
Via Buckeye State Sports
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameron, Mingo active for Browns against Ravens

CLEVELAND -- The Browns received a big boost to their offense with the news that tight end Jordan Cameron is active and expected to start for the Browns after missing last week's game with a shoulder injury. There was some thought that Cameron might be held out with the Browns having a bye next week to give Cameron another two weeks to heal up from the sprained AC joint that has...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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