C.J. Spiller Enters ‘Make-or-break’ Season with New Orleans Saints

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) 2014 turned into a lost year for C.J. Spiller, as the former Clemson star finished his Buffalo career by sitting out a majority of the season with a broken clavicle. Spiller appeared in just nine games with the Bills last season, and struggled mightily even when he did see the field. Spiller recorded just 300 yards rushing on 78 carries, a 3.8 yards...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: New Orleans Saints

The Saints just aren’t what they used to be. There isn’t a whole lot to like in the Nola anymore. Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills have been shipped out of town, and the team is apparently trying to change their scheme to a more run-heavy approach. With the QB/WR duo that made this offense so explosive for so long aging, it appears this era of Saints football is grinding to a screeching...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

The New Orleans Saints finished 2013 as a strong playoff team, and around this time last year, were expected to finish 2014 as a playoff team or even as a Super Bowl contender. Now, fresh off of a 7-9 season and a massive roster overhaul, New Orleans Saints fans would just be happy to see their beloved team reach the playoffs. However, the Saints have several glaring questions to...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players in training camp we most want to see

Training camp is less than two weeks away and that means that we are FINALLY going to get to start talking about actual football things. You should all be ecstatic about that because you will hear/read far less inane ramblings from myself and other bloggers who are desperately trying to maintain your attention. I am like most if not all of you in that I am cautiously optimistic about...
Via The Saints Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New Orleans Saints

Saints countdown: No. 12 C.J. Spiller A move to New Orleans for running back C.J. Spiller could offer the former Buffalo Bills standout the same type of mid-career return to excellence which Drew ... Sharper sentencing in federal sexual assault case reset NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sentencing of former New Orleans Saints player Sharper on federal charges that he drugged and assaulted...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: five keys to a successful 2015 season

The New Orleans Saints will enter 2015 with many fresh faces on both sides of the ball. They do not have as explosive of an offense as most are used to, but an improved defense and the steady presence of Drew Brees may still be enough to lead the Saints to the playoffs in the weak NFC South. The five keys below will make or break this Saints’ team in transition this season. 1...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

10 NFL Stars Who Must Conquer The Injury Bug

“If he’s healthy…” It’s one of the most utilized phrases in NFL discussions throughout the offseason. Some of the league’s best players shine like the brightest stars in the sky when they are healthy, but injuries dim their shimmer considerably. Considering the violent nature of the game of football, though, this isn’t surprising. It is unfortunate, however, that...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: C.J. Spiller

C.J. SpillerADP: 67RB: 27 Sometimes it just takes a clean slate. Time will tell if that is the case for C.J. Spiller. Spiller put in five mostly uneventful and disappointing seasons as the one-time first-round pick for Buffalo. He’s off to New Orleans with a new start and an opportunity to play with Drew Brees and Sean Payton. Will the Superdome allow Spiller to reach his Super...
Via Zone Blitz
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Improved Rushing Attack will Balance Offense

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 21: Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a touchdown during the first quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) The New Orleans Saints made the move to add running back C.J. Spiller this offseason to complement Mark...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The five most important position battles of New Orleans Saints training camp

Last week we looked at five of the Saints top-10 training camp battles. Today I’m wrapping up my countdown of the most important training camp battles with the top five. Before I get into my top five, though, let’s take a look at an honorable mention: Honorable Mention: C.J. Spiller v. Mark Ingram. This is a very interesting contest to follow because both players will be competing...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Running Backs

The running back position has evolved. It’s hard for someone at the position to see the field if they’re not adequate at pass blocking or have decent hands. It’s common for running backs to be moved around the formation as a diagnostic tool for the quarterback, and the player needs to have a route tree. Featured backs use to be the norm, but now they’re a rarity. Teams need...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Khiry Robinson being squeezed out of a job in New Orleans?

The presence of running backs Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller may leave New Orleans Saints fan favorite, 3rd-year running back Khiry Robinson getting plenty of unwanted bench time in 2015, per ESPN. Robinson suffered an arm fracture in week 7 of the 2014 season that limited him to only 12 carries for 32 yards over the last 10 games of the year. With bringing back Ingram...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Why other players are scared of the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints were expected to make some big changes coming off  a disappointing 7-9 season in 2014. However, Sean Payton and the rest of the Saints coaching staff shocked most with the trade of crowd-favorite Jimmy Graham and with the acquisition of C.J. Spiller. So, are these changes a relief for the rest of the division’s teams? No and, according to other division...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Khiry Robinson looks to be more than a third wheel

Sitting behind a Pro Bowler in Mark Ingram and capable starter in C.J. Spiller does not discourage Khiry Robinson from believing he is capable of more than a third-string role with the New Orleans Saints. In his latest comments to ESPN‘s Mike Triplett, Khiry Robinson takes a positive approach in his role with the team and expresses confidence regardless of how many touches he will...
Via EndZoneScore
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Even with Ingram and Spiller, Khiry Robinson ready to make an impact

Khiry Robinson may be sitting behind both Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller on the depth chart for the New Orleans Saints, but that doesn't mean he's feeling like the odd man out according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. “I’m the type of person, I’m gonna get what I get and do what I do with it. So whether it’s 20 carries or one carry, I’m gonna do the best of my ability every play...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can the Saints Expect from C.J. Spiller in 2015?

C.J. Spiller signed with the New Orleans Saints this past offseason, and is hoping that a change of scenery can help him get his career back on track during the upcoming 2015 season. He was one of the big additions for the Saints this offseason, although they lost more from the offensive side of the football than they were able to gain. New Orleans ended up trading away star tight...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Saints expect from CJ Spiller in 2015?

C.J. Spiller signed with the New Orleans Saints this past offseason, and is hoping that a change of scenery can help him get his career back on track during the upcoming 2015 season. He was one of the big additions for the Saints this offseason, although they lost more from the offensive side of the football than they were able to gain. New Orleans ended up trading away star tight...
Via This Given Sunday
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South Off-Season grades: Saints

Since we are now approaching training camp I figure it’s time I get off my butt and start taking a look into the 2015-16 season. The first thing I want to do is to take a look at all of the teams from the NFC South and I’m going to grade their off-seasons. Now to be clear this isn’t necessarily a grade on the team overall, that will come later when I scout them, it’s just...
Via The Saints Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Ascending Players: #3 Mark Ingram

For this series I’ll be listing 5 players who are the upswing, with the caveat that the player is not a rookie and has spent at least a year with the team, so no Stephone Anthony or C.J. Spiller. #3 Mark Ingram What he’s done so far: Drafted in the first round in 2o11, Ingram struggled to find his footing in the NFL. It wasn’t until the latter half of 2013 that the light...
Via The Saints Nation
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: The three most amazing touchdowns of C.J. Spiller’s career

C.J. Spiller hasn’t been as electric as advertised these last two seasons, but that’s because he was advertised as one of the most electric players in the NFL. He proved in college that he was a threat to score from anywhere on the field, and in 2012, he did the the same with the Buffalo Bills, where he accumulated almost 2,000 total yards and eight total touchdowns while only...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

C.J. Spiller Looking to Make his Mark as New Orleans Saints Running Back

C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills breaks a tackle during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) The New Orleans Saints added to their depth at running back when they signed C.J. Spiller back in March, acquiring him from the Buffalo Bills. The move...
Via The Sports Journal
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

20 NFL minicamp observations

The 2015 NFL minicamps are all in the books. The next time we will see teams practicing together will be when training camps kick off in July. Here is a recap of some of the observations what happened during these camps. Atlanta Falcons Receiver Julio Jones Won’t Be Holding out Unlike other big-name players who are holding out due to contract issues, Jones has no such intent...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Connects With New Running Back C.J. Spiller During Mini-Camp

The running game has never been a strong point for the New Orleans Saints, but the team hopes that the addition of former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller will give them what they have been missing. However--since this is the Saints we are talking about--whoever plays running back better be able to carry his weight in the passing game as well.Spiller didn't do much in the...
Via FatManWriting
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

This C.J. Spiller stat should get New Orleans Saints fans excited

C.J. Spiller has been known as an explosive and elusive playmaker, so when the New Orleans Saints signed the running back in the offseason, fans had reason to be excited.  His big play ability could help fill the void left by Darren Sproles, a void that hurt the team last season. Unfortunately, Spiller’s injuries have kept him off the field for some games in recent seasons. AROUND...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: C.J. Spiller’s Questionable Trends

View image | gettyimages.com Every year there are a few head-scratching fantasy trends. This season, one has already taken the cake. That would be the re-emergence of C.J. Spiller as an RB2. According to research, mock drafts and multiple rankings, Spiller is currently the No. 20 overall running back. Despite years of disappointment, injuries and underachieving, the vast majority...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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