Grade Day: Another solid performance from the New Orleans Saints

The Saints rolled to another preseason victory on Friday, winning their first game in the Superdome in 2014 31-24 over the Tennessee Titans. Storylines from the game include another good performance from backup quarterback Ryan Griffin, matched by a solid outing by incumbent Luke McCown. The Saints defense also managed to create five turnovers, which was the first time since 2007...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Drew Brees sidelined, Saints' backup quarterbacks have big night

The three quarterbacks on the New Orleans Saints' roster not named Drew Brees combined for 325 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Veteran Luke McCown opened the game with methodical scoring drives, second-year challenger Ryan Griffin connected on two long bombs and rookie Logan Kilgore...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Recap: Jimmy Graham comes alive for the New Orleans Saints

The Saints continued to roll through their preseason schedule in their first home matchup of 2014 against the Tennessee Titans, earning a 31-24 victory. MVP – Luke McCown & Ryan Griffin My goodness are we in for a fantastic quarterback battle over the next two weeks. After last week’s preseason game it seemed like Griffin was trending in the right direction to swoop the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints commit 22 penalties, beat Tennessee Titans 31-24

The New Orleans Saints forced five turnovers and withstood a barrage of penalty flags to beat the Tennessee Titans 31-24 in a preseason game on Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints, now 2-0 in the preseason, were flagged 22 times for 183 yards. There are no records for preseason games, but the Saints' franchise record for penalties in a regular season game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham dunks twice over crossbar, gets two penalties (GIF)

Despite the offseason rule change that penalizes dunking over the crossbar, Jimmy Graham did it twice during New Orleans' 31-24 preseason win vs. the Titans Friday night.Not once, but twice!The first time, the tight end had just caught a touchdown pass from Luke McCown when he ran to the post and dunked it full force. He immediately was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Passing touchdowns highlight Tennessee Titans 24 vs. New Orleans Saints 31

The NFL logo | photo courtesy of WikiMediaCommons. Tennessee and New Orleans have battles for starting and backup jobs at important positions. Tennessee is hoping Jake Locker stays healthy and Drew Brees is still sidelined by an oblique injury. Jimmy Graham scores twice and dunks the goal post after both touchdowns, which were both flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Luke McCown...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints survive 22 penalties to beat Titans 31-24

Sean Payton was really unhappy about 10 penalties last week, so that leaves one to wonder how he’ll feel about more than double this time around. That’s not including maybe as many as five or six others that were declined. Like any preseason game there was a mixture of some good stuff and some painful stuff, but this one in particular was miserable to sit through given all the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham penalized for TD dunk

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham hasn’t stopped dunking. Graham caught his first touchdown pass of the preseason Friday night and then drew his first 15-yard penalty for dunking over the goal post. The five-year pro hauled in another touchdown in the second quarter and dunked in celebration again, and again was penalized.  Coach Sean Payton appeared upset after the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Six takeaways from the Saints' preseason win over the Titans

1. Back Up Quarterback Battle: Griffin Continues to Impress Drew Brees sat this one out, still nursing that oblique injury. The absence of #9 gave Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin more time to battle it out for the backup job. Second-year pro Griffin came into to this game seemingly with the advantage after a solid performance last week and continued to state his case. McCown played...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Prepare for Titans and Preseason Game No. 2

As the Saints break camp at The Greenbrier Complex in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia this week and prepare to head home to Metarie, Louisiana, and the friendly confines of the Mercedes Benz Superdome for preseason game number two vs the Titans, I've prepared a few notes on camp so far. I won't waste time by breaking down this game, or looking at positional battles between...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers, & Saints

  Browns Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there still is no news, no update, no development, and no ruling regarding Browns WR Josh Gordon and his suspension appeal. Buccaneers The Buccaneers still expect RB Doug Martin to be used in a feature back capacity this season, but rookie Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey and Mike James should also see some reps. (Pat Yasinskas...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from the New Orleans Saints first preseason game

Granted, you have to take these first four exhibition games with a grain of salt. The preseason is not where you decide who is going to be the MVP, or even determine which teams are going to be good during the regular season (the Titans beat the Packers for goodness sakes). However, there are still things we can learn from these games – here are five we noticed. 5.) The Saints...
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Five things to watch for in Saints preseason game vs. Rams

1. Will Drew Brees play tonight? The Saints MVP quarterback has been sidelined since last Friday with a left oblique strain. Head coach Sean Payton has vowed to "Be smart" managing Brees' recovery.  Trainers certainly don't want this to turn into a nagging injury that hangs around for the regular season, but they'll have to balance that with Brees' passion...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees’s day-to-day oblique strain costs him another day

When the Saints released their first preseason depth chart, Luke McCown was listed the second-string quarterback and Ryan Griffin the third. That’s only really pertinent because the guy in front of them on the list missed another practice.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the Black and Gold Scrimmage and day 1 at the Greenbrier

I had the opportunity to both attend the Black and Gold scrimmage yesterday, as well stay at the Greenbrier. I will be here until Tuesday, so it will be a nice way to get some news. My initial impression of the scrimmage was the tempo. Drew Brees did not play due to a strained oblique muscle and that allowed Luke McCown, Ryan Griffin and Logan Kilgore to get all the reps at quarterback...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Watch: Drew Brees in skeet shooting QB competition (video)

To say Drew Brees is surgical on the field is an understatement. Watching him do what he does best on the field is usually a treat. Apparently, so is watching him do practice drills as part of a quarterback competition. Here is the video that the Saints vine account posted on Tuesday that I’ve watched about 40 times since then. Luke McCown actually ended up being the winner...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Your New Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey Guide!

We’ve all done it, new player, new jersey number, and you shout out a players name from 10 years ago!! Well don’t let it happen to you. Here is the new Bucs players. Name.             #.  Position       ,,,Don’t shout out (Old player) Josh McCown. 12. QB Luke McCown Anthony Collins. 73. T. Oniel Cousins. 75. G Evan Dietrich-smith 62. C. Jeff Christie Kadeem Edwards...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints backup QB job up for grabs

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re less than two weeks 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 in...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A brief study of all 21 Cleveland QBs

So I’m sure most of us have seen the famous Cleveland quarterback jersey picture that gets updated every time a new QB is served up for slaughter.With the arrival of Johnny Football to Cleveland I decided it was time to take a look back at the group.Try and guess who is who!Have you ever read the Wikipedia article on Browns QBs and took a look at that list? Prepare to feel bad...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent QB Rusty Smith Works Out For The Saints

  Howard Balzer of the reports that free agent QB Rusty Smith worked out for the Saints on Thursday. Smith previously worked out for the Giants in recent weeks. The Saints currently have a few quarterbacks on their roster, so this is somewhat interesting. New Orleans re-signed Luke McCown to a contract this offseason and they have Ryan Griffin as their No. 3 option...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints re-signed Luke McCown to a one year deal

Today the New Orleans Saints re-signed back up quarterback Luke McCown to a one year deal according to Josina Anderson. @JosinaAnderson: Veteran QB Luke McCown has agreed to a 1-year contract with the @Saints according to his agent @MikeMcCartney7 The post Saints re-signed Luke McCown to a one year deal appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke McCown back with Saints

As expected, Luke McCown is returning to the Saints for one year where he'll battle with Ryan Griffin for the backup job behind Drew Brees. His agent confirmed it on twitter: Congrats to Veteran QB Luke McCown agreeing to a 1 year contract with the @Saints — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 26, 2014
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Re-Sign QB Luke McCown

  Mike McCartney, the agent for veteran QB Luke McCown, announced via his Twitter account that his client has re-signed with the Saints. Saints HC Sean Payton mentioned earlier in the day that they would like re-sign McCown, per Mike Triplett, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. McCown, 32, signed a one-year contract with the Saints last year after playing for four different...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions may target signing Luke McCown

It wasn’t long ago that Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had the Motor City on pins and needles about his health. After suffering debilitating injuries two straight seasons, it looked as though Stafford was curse and so too were the Lions. A lot has changed since then, as Stafford as managed to sat healthy for the most part and is one of the bright young quarterbacks...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Adds McCown To QB Competition

Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith added the veteran quarterback to the mix at the position that he wanted when Tampa Bay signed Josh McCown to a two-year contract. McCown will compete with Mike Glennon, who started the final 13 games of his rookie season in 2013, for the starting job in Tampa Bay this year. The Sam Houston State product was Chicago's backup quarterback from...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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