Josh Hill Primed for Breakout Season with Saints

People are often times scared of change, because they fear what they don’t know. We derive comfort from consistency because we know exactly what we have, and what to expect.The trading of All-Pro tight end, Jimmy Graham, presents New Orleans with just the opposite, the unknown. But perhaps this unknown isn’t worth dreading.In order for a new flower to bloom, another must first...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2015 Preview: Post Draft Offseason Wrap

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten players with the biggest question marks surrounding them going into 2015 camp

We’re still over a month away from training camp start and we still have OTAs in the interim, but now that the 90 man roster has taken shape there are a lot of questions surrounding a number of players. As always, there’s a list of players that are circled as big question marks and the Saints will need at least some of them to work out for their roster to feel competitive and...
Via The Saints Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Jermaine Gresham: 'I think there's a fit for us'

After trading away Jimmy Graham this offseason to the Seattle Seahawks, the New Orleans Saints seemed set on going with Josh Hill and Benjamin Watson at tight end. Apparently, that may not be the case though. Not only did the Saints meet with former Cincinnati Bengal Jermaine Gresham, but Sean Payton believes that the two could make for a good fit, according to Andrew Schuster of...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints bring in Jermaine Gresham for visit

After trading away Jimmy Graham this offseason, it seems that the New Orleans Saints may be looking to add some talent at the tight end position, according to our own Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1. As Garafolo points out, there's no deal in place yet, but pairing Gresham up with Drew Brees would definitely be interesting. Sean Payton has publicly backed Josh Hill, but who knows how...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Two undrafted players that have a good chance to make the roster

After the draft is over, that’s when the real draft begins, or something. The Saints attract quality players during the UDFA period because of their history of giving players a  real opportunity to make the team. Pierre Thomas was a mainstay in the offense for years, and Junior Galette eventually earned a starting role and a sizable contract. Josh Hill is slotted as the starting...
Via The Saints Nation
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Restudying the Saints needs

If you’ve listened to Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton‘s interviews this past week, you’ve gotten brand new insight into where the roster goes from here. I have to say, that’s more candid and useful sound bites than usual from those two. I think Sean Payton is genuine when he says he’s excited about Josh Hill, Seantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman. I think he hopes at least...
Via The Saints Nation
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian’s 3 round mock Draft

At this point I have covered pretty much every candidate that I think is likely and/or relevant for the Saints at 31. Before I attempt to look at some of the guys we might go at from the 31st pick through the second round (beyond that I’m not even going to attempt it) I figured I would share a couple of my own mock drafts.  I got the idea after taking a look at Andrew’s first...
Via The Saints Nation
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What are the New Orleans Saints' Plans at Tight End?

Since the beginning of the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, the Saints have been a team that utilized the tight-end position extremely well; this has been a huge part of their offensive success. In 2014 the Saints tight ends were, like always, a huge part of the offense's scheme. So if New Orleans wants to keep this strategy heading into 2015, what changes need to made? Last season, the...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Position Review: Tight End

One of the positions at which the Saints are the most secure going into next season is the Tight End position.  It was a bit of an up and down season for the Saints simply because superstar all-world Tight End Jimmy Graham was dealing with an injury for the vast majority of the year. As he always does Jimmy fought through it, but it was obvious he just wasn’t the player we are...
Via The Saints Nation
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Review: The Tight End Position

If there’s one thing Saints’ fans found out this season about the tight end position, it is the fact that Drew Brees loves targeting them in the red zone.Every team in the NFL knows that Jimmy Graham is Brees’ favorite target, especially in the red zone, but Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill became go-to receivers for Brees within 20 yards of the goal line. But let’s first cover...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Offensive Player Grades @ Bears

With the way the defense played in this game 31 points was more than enough. The offense can be happy with the overall performance but some opportunities were still squandered. The offensive line play wasn’t great and a few mistakes here and there prevented the Saints from really pouring it on. With tricky conditions you have to be pleased overall with the results, though. Hopefully...
Via The Saints Nation
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints’ Offensive Player Grades @ Browns

The Saints’ offense had about as horrific of a first half as I’ve seen them have in the Sean Payton era. Only an incredible score on a one on one fade jumpball by Jimmy Graham saved what would have otherwise been a 30 minute disaster. The score gave the Saints 10 points with mere seconds left in the half. The second half saw more success, but one has to be left with major regrets...
Via The Saints Nation
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Projected 53 Man Roster – Preseason Week 4

Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer Projected Offensive Roster #453665624 / Today is cut day. By this afternoon, the Saints will bring their roster from (currently) 86 players down to 75. They have until 3:00 PM Central Standard Time to do this. So, here is my 53 man roster as it sits after the 3rd preseason game. These players are who I think, as of right...
Via TopSportsReport
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Projected 53 Man Roster – Preseason Week 3

Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer Projected Offensive Roster #465430855 / Who Dat Nation’s thirst for mock drafts was never quenched, it seems, as now the cry is out for who will make the 53 man roster. It is a valid question and the New Orleans Saints find themselves in a position they aren’t necessarily used to: Depth on both sides of the ball.  While...
Via TopSportsReport
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Who will back up Jimmy Graham at TE for the New Orleans Saints?

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re now officially one week away from Training Camps kicking off across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Six offensive players to watch during Saints OTAs

The New Orleans Saints' first OTAs got underway Tuesday, but media access won't be granted until Thursday. In the meantime, let's take a look at six offensive players who will greatly benefit from getting off to a fast start. On the other hand, if they falter, some may fall into the deeper depths of the roster and potentially not make the final team. Josh Hill The Jimmy Graham saga...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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