New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers: 2015 Week 3 NFL Pick

New Orleans Saints (0-2) at Carolina Panthers (2-0) The Saints were one of the best teams in the league that didn’t make the playoffs in 2014, finishing 11th in rate of moving the chains differential. However, they had a very rough off-season, getting rid of Kenny Stills, Ben Grubbs, and Jimmy Graham on offense and Junior Galette on defense. They added CJ Spiller, Max Unger, Andrus...
Via The Football Fan Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Saints inury report for Week 2

Wide receiver Mike Evans appears to be good to go for Sunday but the Bucs will be hurting on the defensive side of the ball. Full Injury report for both the Bucs and the Saints are posted below.  INJURY REPORT – Tampa Bay at New Orleans – Sunday, September 20, 2015 TAMPA BAY         Player No. Pos. Injury Game Status Bruce Carter 50 LB Ribs Questionable Mike Evans 13...
Via The Bay Cave
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints season looking bleak as team is hit hard by injuries

The season has yet to start but already the Saints are bearing the brunt of the injury bug. Looking to rebound from a very disappointing season the Saints had one of the most significant roster overhauls. Both the offseason and training camp have been tumultuous. Here’s a recount of how badly things have gone heading into week one: The best pass rusher on the team, Junior...
Via This Given Sunday
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints preseason clouded by injuries to key veterans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton is willing to concede that New Orleans' preseason hasn't been ideal as far as creating cohesion among projected regulars. A handful of veterans who were expected to compete for starting or regular roles haven't practiced or played much at all in several weeks, and one of them is already out for the season. ''Some of that you can't control...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints defense generating more concern than confidence

Revamping the Saints defense was a key priority coming into this season, but the fruits of the labor of New Orleans' front office are still in question. Granted, the Black and Gold is grappling with some key absences/injuries....Brandon Browner, Dannell Ellerbe, Jairus Byrd...but the fact that the Saints first team defense failed to record a sack versus the Baltimore Ravens in the...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints rookie linebackers shine in their NFL debut

That was a rough game to watch.  The New Orleans Saints came out and played sloppy in another loss to Baltimore, losing 143 yards to 16 penalties. A number of injuries plagued the team, but the three starters who went down early – cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux, and linebacker Danell Ellerbe – have all been reported to have avoided any severe injuries.  So...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints' Dannell Ellerbe back at practice with first-team

By this point, we know that Sean Payton doesn't give up much in terms of information about injuries to his players. Fortunately, though, the New Orleans Saints just recently got linebacker Dannell Ellerbe back in action on Sunday. Best of all, we got an idea of where Ellerbe would be playing. According to Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com, Ellerbe jump in with the first-team defense...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Saints facing a make-or-break season in 2015

There was a strong sense at the start of the 2015 offseason that the New Orleans Saints were in the process of rebuilding. After watching their offseason unfold though, it's safe to say that this team isn't in the midst of a rebuild, but instead it's more of a retool. New Orleans chose to part ways with players such as Jimmy Graham, Junior Galette, Kenny Stills, Curtis Lofton and...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

How Much Better Will the Saints Defense Be in 2015?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  New Orleans Saints Power Ranking: 21 Click here to see full rankings The Saints are a model of inconsistency on defense.  2011 and 2012 were not very good years, with 2012 being historically bad.  Rob Ryan’s first season in 2013 was very successful, and the Saints looked like their defense could...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Linebackers

#1 Carolina: Fellow Saints Nation is of the opinion that Seattle’s Bobby Wagner is the leagues top middle linebacker, but I think a good case could be made for Luke Kuechly. While he does play behind one of the better interior lines in the NFL, he’s the glue that holds everything together. Few players in the league possess his range and play both the run and the pass equally...
Via The Saints Nation
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills among NFL’s top deep threats?

When NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks recently listed his top 5 deep threats at wide receiver, there was a surprise on the list. Sitting at number five was none other than the Miami Dolphins own Kenny Stills. Stills was acquired in March when the Dolphins shipped a third round draft pick and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to the New Orleans Saints for the speedy receiver. Although Still already...
Via PhinManiacs
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: will linebacker position derail playoff dreams?

Former Miami Dolphins LB Phillip Wheeler during the 2014 Season. In the 2013 Offseason, the Miami Dolphins aggressively shopped for linebackers, ignoring greater needs and hoping  to find better fits for Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle’s 4-3 system. They inked former Oakland Raider Philip Wheeler and former Baltimore Raven Dannell Ellerbe to five-year deals, valued at $26 million...
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July 14, 2015  |  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
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris McCain talks improvement with increased role

The Miami Dolphins let two experienced outside linebackers go this offseason. One of the linebackers was Dannell Ellerbe who was shipped to the New Orleans Saints via trade. The other was Philip Wheeler who was released. The Dolphins are looking to replace Ellerbe in the starting lineup and they hope that second year man Chris McCain can do so.During OTAs and minicamp, McCain practiced...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Keep the Miami Dolphins in Proper Context

It's time once again to bring up my absolute favorite topic when it comes to football: context. It may seem like I harp on this all too often, but for me, it really can't be stressed enough. So often context gets misinterpreted and misused to make things seem more interesting than they are.What prompted me to write this column was when a story was made out of former Dolphins linebacker...
Via PhinManiacs
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Miami Dolphins set at middle linebacker with Koa Misi?

A major need in the eyes of many fans going into this year's offseason was the middle linebacker position, as the team hasn't had a truly good linebacker in the middle since Karlos Dansby in 2012. Dansby was shipped out of Miami by the front office when the organization decided to go forward with a youth movement, replacing Dansby with current  New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell...
Via PhinManiacs
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the at the linebacker battles on the Miami Dolphins

With week two of Dolphins OTA’s in full throttle, I wanted to continue our look at which position battles should garner the most interest.  I previously wrote about the offensive line and the cornerbacks spots. Today we will be taking a look at the linebacker battles going on.The departure of Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler is a gratifying change to many Dolfans. Ellerbe was...
Via PhinManiacs
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

IDP Free Agency, 2015: I’m Excited, So Suh Me

NFL Free Agency officially started on March 10th, and most players were signed by the end of the month. But to truly understand how Free Agency impacts the IDP landscape, we need to wait until the NFL Draft is over and the rosters are set. Dannell Ellerbe getting traded to New Orleans may seem like a significant IDP move at the time, but when the Saints drafted Stephone Anthony at...
Via Razzball Football
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders will have a player in the NFL top 100 list tonight

Tonight (Wednesday night) the NFL Network airs numbers 61-70 of it’s top 100 players in the NFL for the 2015 season. The NFL Network does this every year, choosing the 100 best players by asking the players themselves to vote on who the best in the league is. Since it began back in 2011, the Oakland Raiders have not been involved much, but it appears they will have a player in...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Dannell Ellerbe the key to the New Orleans Saints’ defensive turnaround?

The New Orleans Saints have seen significant overhaul this offseason with nine veterans leaving the team and six signing on, as well as nine draft picks and thirteen undrafted rookies entering the mix.  One name that will be very important during the upcoming campaign, and has flown under the radar, is Dannell Ellerbe; a weakside, or “WILL” linebacker acquired from the Miami...
Via cover32
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

LOOK: This New Orleans Saints fan took customizing his car way too far

Listen, customizing your car is almost always a good idea. Whether your detailing it or just putting a funny bumper sticker on the back, the more unique your car is, the better — usually. Sometimes you can take it too far, and that’s exactly what this Saints fan did. via Imgur AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed this weekend Power Rankings: The...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dannell Ellerbe insults the Miami Dolphins before apologizing on Twitter

After spending two years in Miami, Dannell Ellerbe is more than happy to be gone. In an interview with the Richmond County Daily Journal, Ellerbe made it clear that he didn’t enjoy his time as a Dolphin. “It’s guys that want to win. I can honestly say (New Orleans) is a place that knows how to win,” Ellerbe said. “I’m glad I’m getting back to a place with a great fan...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick posts something extremely stupid on Instagram

Colin Kaepernick probably has better things to worry about rather than posting highly controversial photos on his Instagram. Colin Kaepernick unwisely compares self to Houston floods: http://t.co/MAb6Z2WXrY — Deadspin (@Deadspin) May 26, 2015   Kaepernick quickly tried to salvage his mistake by tweeting out apologies and clarifying he meant no harm. No disrespect intended...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ellerbe glad to be in a place with 'a great fan base and sold-out games'

Dannell Ellerbe is one of the more intriguing additions the New Orleans Saints made this offseason, but he seems to be a flying under the radar just a bit. Well, not anymore, as Ellerbe has stepped out to talk about his new team and the excitement that he has to play for the Saints in 2015, according to Shawn Stinson of YourDailyJournal.com. When talking about his fresh start in...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Post Draft Analysis: Linebackers

I saved the Linebackers for last because it is in my opinion without question the group that both needed, and got, the most attention in the offseason.  I have actually found it a little disturbing how little attention the Saints horrendous linebacker position has gotten over the last few seasons. A solid group of linebackers is every bit as important to a defense as a QB is to...
Via The Saints Nation
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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