Five Things to Look for in Saints at Browns

The best part of the game today is that once it starts we can start focusing on it as fans and at least momentarily leave behind the painful ending of week 1 in Atlanta. I’m not ready to call this game a “must win” but going 0-2 to start the season would be a big hole to climb out of. This is certainly a winnable game for the Saints and it’s critical to play well if they...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Positive Story About the NFL...For A Change

With Adrian Peterson's name now being added to the ever-growing list of olayers on the wrong side of the law these days, and after thinking about it for awhile, I've decided to share a positive story. My story. I was inspired to share this after watching the Stand Up 2 Cancer special on TV. On October 15, 2012, just two days shy of my son's 15th birthday, my life changed...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: New Orleans Saints player that needs to play better in Week 2

Nick, I’m still struggling through the five stages of grief after Sunday’s loss in Atlanta. To help me reach acceptance, can you please tell me who needs to step up in Cleveland this weekend? – Depressed Dan, Deville Well Dan one thing is for sure, we aren’t at a lack for options. Marques Colston had a fantastic game … before he made the critical error that led to the...
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New Orleans Saints' Junior Galette says defense to blame for loss to Atlanta

There is more than enough blame to go around from the New Orleans Saints' stunning 37-34 overtime loss to Atlanta in Sunday's season opener. Almost every facet played a part. But Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette said Monday that the brunt of the loss falls on the defense, which missed tackles by the bunches and allowed Matt Ryan and the offense to roll up 568 yards...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Heartbreak for Saints in Atlanta

The boys recap the defensive atrocity in Atlanta and look for someone to blame. They also discuss If Rob Ryan’s game plan was to blame What can Saints do at corner? Is a trade possible? Is Drew Brees really an awful road quarterback? Was the Junior Galette extension a horrible idea? SHOULD WE PANIC?!!! A few thoughts on Ray Rice Kevin and Ralph recap Week 1 in Chronic Podcast...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Saints Week 1 opponent: Atlanta Falcons

Week 1 is here and you guys know what that means: Falcons hate weak has arrived!!! The New Orleans Saints will be visiting their division rival and ‘little brothers’ the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday to kick off the 2014 season. I am tempted to engage in a great deal of hyperbole outlining exactly how terrible this Falcons team has the potential to be. However, as much amusement...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints surprise Galette, who couldn't afford b-ball growing up

This is your classic “started from the bottom now we here” story. Saints OLB Junior Galette grew up so poor he couldn’t even afford a basketball. Earlier today, he signed a 4 year extension with the Saints worth $41 million with $23 million guaranteed. To congratulate him, his teammates surprised him with a locker full of all basketballs. .@JuniorG93 said as a kid he couldn...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints put a lot of basketballs in Junior Galette’s locker (Photo)

The Saints put a lot of basketball in Junior Galette’s locker after signing him to a  new four-year, $41 million extension. .@JuniorG93 said as a kid he couldn't afford a new basketball. With new contract, his teammates updated his locker pic.twitter.com/xsSFheSFuw — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 4, 2014 I love the guard dog. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Surely no New Orleans Saints are on the hot seat yet… Right?

It’s real now. Pretend games are over. There are no more do-overs in scrimmages and practices. Finally, everything actually counts. While every team in the NFL is currently 0-0, not everyone with an unblemished record is created equally. Some franchise and people enter the new season squarely in the crosshairs. Already, they are feeling the pressure. Who is in that spot? To see...
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5 reasons the New Orleans Saints could lose in Atlanta

We are part of the Who Dat Nation, but we’re not naive. All 32 NFL teams are filled with professional athletes, and the term ‘any given Sunday’ is especially relevant in today’s NFL. Every weekend the Saints have to play at the highest level in order to win, and more often than not they do. However, there’s always that slight chance that they will not come up victorious...
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Saints Gallette becomes the highest paid HBCU football player

Yesterday the New Orleans Saints rewarded Defensive End/Outside Linebacker Junior Gallette with a contract extension worth 41,500,000 dollars.  It makes him the highest paid HBCU football player in the NFL.  Gallette played his college football at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  It is a very small school that only has approximately 1,000 students.  This is […] The...
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Saints sign Junior Galette to a four-year extension

The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Junior Galette to a four-year, $41 million contract extension. #Saints LB Junior Galette’s extension is for 4 years and worth $41.5 million, per source. He’ll receive $23M guaranteed. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2014 Galette told reporters that, “this is the best week of my life.” var ACE_AR = {Site: '...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints make Junior Galette a very rich man and bring back Robert Meachem

I step away from my computer and twitter for two hours and news blows up about the Saints. The first is that they will indeed carry 6 receivers on the roster after all. After signing Shayne Graham and releasing Ryan Griffin, the Saints designated rookie Khairi Fortt for IR with return and used the open roster spot to bring back Robert Meachem. That makes me wonder if Griffin and...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints bring back Meachem, extend Galette

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have given outside linebacker Junior Galette a four-year extension worth $41.5 million and have brought back receiver Robert Meachem. Galette says he signed the new contract Wednesday. He says he hopes his deal winds up looking like ''a discount'' for the Saints, who first signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Stillman...
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Saints Agree to 4-Year, $41.5M Contract Extension With Junior Galette

The New Orleans Saints have rewarded one of their own after agreeing to a huge $41.5 million contract extension with Junior Galette. #WhoDatNation I Just signed My 4 Year Extension it's Official I will Retire A #Saint! #LOOKATGOD — SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) September 3, 2014 #Saints LB Junior Galette’s extension is for 4 years and worth $41.5 million, per source. He’ll receive...
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New Orleans Saints DE Junior Galette signs huge extension, tweets bold statement

We’re mere days away from the New Orleans Saints opener in Atlanta, and one man will head to The Georgia Dome a very happy man. #Saints LB Junior Galette’s extension is for 4 years and worth $41.5 million, per source. He’ll receive $23M guaranteed. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2014 #Saints LB Junior Galette had 12 sacks last year and 2 years left on his deal....
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Junior Galette Agrees to $41.5 Mil Extension With Saints; 23 Mil Guaranteed

Junior Galette got himself a pay day when he agreed to a four year extension with the New Orleans Saints. #Saints LB Junior Galette’s extension is for 4 years and worth $41.5 million, per source. He’ll receive $23M guaranteed. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2014 This was a wise investment for the Saints given the the caliber of pass rusher he is. #Saints OLB Junior...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints & LB Junior Galette Reach Agreement On Four-Year Extension

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Saints and OLB Junior Galette have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension. Galette, 26, was entering the second year of his three-year, $6.3 million contract that included $3.5 million guaranteed. He has a base salary of $1.4 million coming his way over the next two years. Last season, Galette appeared in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints give Junior Gallette a three year extension

New Orleans Saints have just agreed in principle to a contract extension with Junior Gallette the teams defensive lineman.  Galette inked a three-year, $6.3 million contract before last season. He had a huge year in 2013 breaking out for 12 sacks under DC Rob Ryan. The 26-year-old former UDFA out of tiny Stillman has 21.5 sacks […] The post Saints give Junior Gallette a three...
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Report: Saints & OLB Junior Galette Reach Agreement On A Contract Extension

  Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Saints and OLB Junior Galette have reached an agreement in principle on a contract extension. Galette, 26, was entering the second year of his three-year, $6.3 million contract that included $3.5 million guaranteed. He has a base salary of $1.4 million coming his way over the next two years. Last season, Galette appeared...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

4 standouts from the New Orleans Saints ‘dress rehearsal’ game

  Photo credit:  Dave Cariello/SB Nation. Kasim Edebali separated himself from the pack of young pass rushers hoping to carve themselves a roster spot at the beginning of training camp.  He has made a few splash plays in the daily practices, but really stood out in the third preseason game against the Colts with a two-sack performance on only seven pass rushes.  He was singled...
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HILARIOUS PHOTO: Junior Galette rides Colts quarterback Andrew Luck like a pony

Last night the New Orleans Saints traveled north to play the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Saints looked sharp right from the outset as Drew Brees led the team on a touchdown drive to open the game. After throwing two touchdowns in the first quarter, Breesy took a seat and the second stringers came in, but New Orleans still looked strong. The Sains won 23-17, but the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

After week of practice, Drew Brees ready to 'just play ball' on Saturday

Defensive end Junior Galette until the New Orleans Saints win a Super Bowl, a promise that might seem reckless except that Galette already wears a woolly and unkempt beard. The clean-cut Drew Brees made a more modest pledge: He would allow his goatee to grow out until he successfully returns to the football field. When he does that on Saturday night at Indianapolis, the goatee...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

11 New Orleans Saints on the path to the Pro Bowl

Every player on this list would rather play in the Super Bowl this year than the Pro Bowl, but they can still be credited with the nomination without actually appearing in it.  Even so, if by some tragedy the New Orleans Saints do not make it to the big game the Pro Bowl is a satisfying reward for the roster’s best players. Photo credit:  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Defense...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Bold Predictions – Colts – Preseason W3

So last week’s bold predictions came true. As in they were bold. None of them were correct. Some were even so bold that called for actions by players that did not even see the field. That is pre-season for you. The real season will have some better calls I assure you. Neer was close with the turnover predictions. Only he called 3+ INTs instead of 3+ fumble recoveries. So here...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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