Saints’ Offensive Player Grades @ Falcons

The offense put up 34 points and were effective both running and passing. That should be sufficient for a win, and yet the unit will live with the regret of a couple miscues that left some points out there. And while it’s hard to blame the offense for the loss, the Colston fumble was the final dagger. Still, the Saints on this side of the ball seem in sync and primed to put up...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I was nominated to do this and so despite my general distaste for this kind of thing, the cause was too important for me to pass this up. So below is my ice bucket challenge video that was done with the help of my son Cullen. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage to donate to three causes near and dear to me. Team Gleason for ALS, Friends of the Animals in Baton Rouge...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Things to Look for in Saints @ Colts (Preseason Edition)

The Saints are nationally televised for this heart stopper of a preseason game in Indianapolis today. I say “heartstopper”, mind you, not because of the excitement level but because it’s preseason and these games are flatlines with no pulse. In fact, I’m not certain these preseason games mustered a feint pulse to begin with. So maybe the heart never stopped. Maybe it was...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Preseason Week 1 preview

The New Orleans Saints will travel to the Edwards Jones Stadium to play the St. Louis Rams to open their preseason schedule. The Rams beat the Saints last season with a dominant front four. This year the Saints’ offensive line will look to improve, and this is the perfect way to do so. So without further delay, here are the players and battles to watch tonight. Tim Lelito vs Jonathan...
August 08, 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

Day 2 at the Greenbrier

Yesterday was an off day for the team, so not much to report. I ran into Jonathan Goodwin on his way to getting a massage who said he felt really good about how he was playing, in addition to being completely healthy. The biggest news was that I saw Victor Butler walking around in a walking boot. Prior to that no news had come out on Butler of an injury, but clearly he’s dealing...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints 2014 preview: Winning on road key to season success

2013: The Saints went 11-5 in the regular season, defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round, then lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round.  Head Coach: Sean Payton (2006-Present) Key Departures: Running back Darren Sproles, receiver Lance Moore, linebacker Jonathan Vilma, safety Roman Harper, safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Will Smith  Key Arrivals...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans’ Saints’ Marques Colston named 18th best fantasy WR, Stills is 53rd

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp watch list: New Orleans Saints center Jonathan Goodwin

Jonathan Goodwin (51) and Tim Lelito (68) go through positional drills at June’s Organized Team Activities in Metairie, Louisiana.  No clear winner has emerged in their battle yet, but it’s safe to say Goodwin is giving his best effort to start another year in the NFL.  Photo credit:  Brett Duke, Times-Picayune. The New Orleans Saints have done an excellent job...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five New Orleans Saints Players To Watch During Training Camp

Training camp can be a crucial time in a player's career. For a veteran, it can be a time to solidify their position as a starter. But for other players, it can be a time to make a move into the starting lineup and become key contributors to the success of the team.For the New Orleans Saints, I've selected these five offensive players as most likely to make their move this...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2014 Preseason Analysis: Offensive Linemen

One thing that even the most casual of Saints fans could all agree on in terms of successes/failures over the course of last season is that the weakest link was without a doubt the offensive line. That translated into QB Drew Brees not only being sacked, but being hit far too often. But even worse than that was a largely ineffective ground game. I mean, think about it-how many times...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Goodwin according to Pro Football Focus

I’ve watched the 49ers play enough the past couple years that I truly do feel great about the Jonathan Goodwin pickup. Even at 35 years old I believe he is a significant upgrade over Brian de la Puente last year and Tim Lelito this year. Durability is one of his obvious strengths, but how has his play on the field been? I personally have been impressed with his performance in the...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: numbers don’t lie – New Orleans Saints poised for big year

This week we continued a few of our summer-long series, and statistically proved that the Saints are poised for a big year in 2014: New Orleans Saints - Jonathan Goodwin returns to the Saints, here’s what to expect from the veteran center: (READ) - John Sigler breaks down Vinnie Sunseri, who may be fighting for a roster spot come August. (READ) - Next up on Neer Shah‘s position...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Breakdown: New Orleans Saints’ offensive line could be diamond in the rough

The final offensive position of note on my positional breakdown of the Saints roster is the offensive line. Currently rostered offensive tackles: Terron Armstead, Zach Strief, Bryce Harris, Tavon Rooks, Marcel Jones, Thomas Welch, Jason Weaver, Manase Foketi and Ty Nsekhe. Currently rostered interior offensive linemen: Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Tim Lelito, Jonathan Goodwin, Matt Armstrong...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Jonathan Goodwin signed

It has been talked about quite a bit for the past month, but it is finally official. The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran center Jonathan Goodwin to a one year deal. The 35 year old center was part of the Saints 2009 Super Bowl run and spent the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. The signing of Goodwin fills the Saints’ last void at center and will immediately...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: Jairus Byrd’s back, Jonathan Goodwin signing and crazy Twitter questions

The boys discuss Jonathan Goodwin signing and Jairus Byrd’s back. Dave wonders what is weakest part of the roster. Ralph tries to explain to Dave why Sean Payton lies all the time about injuries.Plus your Twitter questions Game of Throne themed questions like “Will Akiem Hicks be ‘The Mountain’ for Saints this year?” PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and don’t...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign DT Brandon Deaderick

In addition to signing Jonathan Goodwin who will compete for the starting center job, the Saints also bolstered their interior defensive line getting veteran defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick on a one year deal. Deaderick is a former 7th round pick in 2010 by the Patriots and 26 years old. He’s starter 15 career games for the Patriots and Jaguars and has 5.5 career sacks. He was...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints sign C Jonathan Goodwin, DL Brandon Deaderick to one-year contracts

The New Orleans Saints have signed C Jonathan Goodwin and DL Brandon Deaderick to one-year contracts. The club also has waived G Mike Golic Jr. and ILB Spencer Hadley it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Goodwin, 6-3, 318, returns to New Orleans, where he played from 2006-10, after serving as the starting center of the San Francisco 49ers from...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Officially Sign C Jonathan Goodwin & DT Brandon Deaderick

  The New Orleans Saints announced the signings of veteran C Jonathan Goodwin and DT Brandon Deaderick on Tuesday. The Saints waived G Mike Golic Jr. and ILB Spencer Hadley to make room for the two additions. Mike Triplett of first reported that the Saints had agreed to terms with Goodwin on Monday. Goodwin, 35, recently worked out for New Orleans and reports indicated...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints have a top-10 nickname in the NFL

In recent months, something that often doesn’t get much attention has suddenly been receiving a lot; the nickname of an NFL franchise has been front-page news, stirring debate across the country. While arguing that issue is a different topic for a different day, the discussion has raised an interesting question: What’s in a name? More specifically, why are teams called what they...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect from Jonathan Goodwin in his return to the New Orleans Saints

Multiple reports say that free agent center Jonathan Goodwin is set to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Mike Triplett of says the two sides could formally announce the deal as early as Tuesday. Goodwin of course was the Saints’ regular starting center for three seasons previously, from 2008-10. He spent the past three seasons as the starting center for the dynamic and...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints to Sign Jonathan Goodwin

As I wrote in this article back in April (and as pretty much every Saints' writer has written at some point), it only seemed like a matter of time until the New Orleans Saints brought in their former starting center, Jonathan Goodwin, to compete for a starting role.Even if the Saints did draft a center in this year's draft it still seemed like a strong possibility. However...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Goodwin, Saints close

The New Orleans Saints are on the verge of bringing back former starting center Jonathan Goodwin, as the two sides have agreed in principle to a deal, league sources confirmed Monday to The sides still are negotiating specifics of the contract, but the deal is expected to be finalized as early as Tuesday, according to the sources. Goodwin, 35, was a starter for the Saints...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign center Jonathan Goodwin

In a move that almost everyone saw coming the Saints have finally struck a post June 1st deal with Jonathan Goodwin. Goodwin was of course the starting center on the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl champion team and played on the Saints from 2006-2010. The last three seasons he’s been the starting center for the San Francisco 49ers, never missing a single start. Goodwin is what I viewed...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints reportedly agree to terms with Jonathan Goodwin

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with center Jonathan Goodwin,  according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. #Saints and Jonathan Goodwin have agreed to deal, per league source. Terms not disclosed. He should officially sign on Tuesday. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) June 2, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; ...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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