Are the Saints a Super Bowl contender after slow start?

Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesWe've seen this narrative before.A team that is expected to be a top-notch, Super Bowl contender starts the season off with a losing record and everyone begins to question whether or not they're actually for real.Such is the case with the New Orleans Saints, who currently hold an 0-2 record. Their first loss was a crushing overtime defeat to the Atlanta...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Mark Ingram, Marques Colston won't speak to media

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram and receiver Marques Colston both maintained media silence throughout the week after neither player spoke following Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. So we've still gotten no explanation from Ingram about what had him fuming on the sideline during the third quarter, when he slammed his helmet and stalked away from coaches...
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9 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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston named top-5 goat from Week 1

This time around, the performances actually mattered. It wasn’t about auditioning for a job. It wasn’t about fine-tuning and preparation. It was about posting results that would count, written in the record books and into the standings in pen. Some players and teams got off to a great start. Others, sputtered out of the gate. That has plenty of folks feeling optimistic just one...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints lose to the Atlanta Falcons: Don’t freak out please!

Don’t blame Marques Coslton. Don’t blame Patrick Robinson. Don’t be that guy, or gal. Those two are easy targets for bashing. And no, their performances on Sunday were not great (or in Colston’s case, the fumble). But they were far from the only, or even primary, culprits. If you feel the need to blame, and sorry for sounding a bit self-righteous, but that is truly being...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colston's fumble in OT hands Falcons win over Saints

ATLANTA (AP) - Marques Colston slammed his helmet to the turf, then brushed off a New Orleans Saints teammate who tried to console him. Not long after, he trudged to the locker room while the Atlanta Falcons celebrated. Colston's fumble on the second play of overtime set up Matt Bryant's 52-yard field goal, giving the Falcons a 37-34 victory over the Saints in another thriller...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colston's fumble in OT hands Falcons win over Saints

ATLANTA (AP) - Marques Colston slammed his helmet to the turf, then brushed off a New Orleans Saints teammate who tried to console him. Not long after, he trudged to the locker room while the Atlanta Falcons celebrated. Colston's fumble on the second play of overtime set up Matt Bryant's 52-yard field goal, giving the Falcons a 37-34 victory over the Saints in another thriller...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints lose 37-34 in overtime to Falcons

That was hard to stomach, but the Saints start the season 0-1 behind one of the worst defensive performances I’ve seen by the team. It was reminiscent of the Steve Spagnuolo era. Marques Colston had a critical fumble in overtime to gift wrap it for the Falcons, but make no mistake, this one is entirely on the defense. The Falcons gained 568 total yards including a Falcons team...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFC South Preview

With three straight seasons of 5,000-plus yards to his credit, starting quarterback Drew Brees will once again lead the high-octane New Orleans Saints into the upcoming campaign with tight end Jimmy Graham, wide receiver Marques Colston, and promising rookie wideout Brandin Cooks all set to play significant roles in one of the NFL’s most deadly offenses. Of course, there are those...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston goes off in this 2013 highlight reel

Less than two weeks from now the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers kick off the 2014 NFL season. Even if you might wish a slow death on both franchises, it’s hard not to get excited about the official debut of real football. I thought it only fitting that we should celebrate with a highlight reel of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston. Here are his top plays of...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks Bound for Superstardom with Saints

From 2006 until 2013, the Saints’ wide receiver corps underwent very little change. Led annually by Marques Colston, the Saints also featured—in no determinable pecking order—Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, and Robert Meachem. Only a quarterback of Drew Brees’ caliber could enjoy the immense success he has with such a lackluster rabble of wideouts. Of course, […] The post...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from the New Orleans Saints dress rehearsal game

The Saints marched to 3-0 in the preseason by systematically dismantling the Indianapolis Colts 23-17. Preseason Week 3 saw the return of Drew Brees to game action, as well as other story lines that make us here at cover 32 New Orleans very excited for the regular season to start. Here’s what we learned: 5.) Drew Brees is freakin’ good Ok, so we didn’t necessarily learn that...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees sits out Saints scrimmage with strained oblique

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sat out Saturday’s scrimmage because of a strained left oblique, Saints coach Sean Payton said at his post-scrimmage news conference. Payton told the media that Brees is “day to day” and that the team would monitor the injury. “In the a.m. practice yesterday, he strained his left oblique. So we’ll take it day to day. But we didn’t...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Summary: Wide receivers shine for the New Orleans Saints

Thursday saw the wide receivers take over team drills, with guys like Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, and Marques Colston (of course) looking very sharp. Cooks has been the talk of the camp so far, and if you’ve read any of our other Camp Summaries you know he’s been one of the guys we’ve been most impressed with. He’s showing the burst and quickness necessary to separate from...
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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

Jimmy Graham, Saints reach agreement on new contract

The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have reached agreement on a long-term contract. Graham announced the agreement Tuesday morning on Twitter. It’s official I’m bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support. — Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) July 15, 2014 Terms of the deal have not been announced. Graham, 27, had 86 receptions...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints, Jimmy Graham working on long-term deal

New Orleans Saint star Jimmy Graham will officially appeal the league’s arbitration decision that he is a tight end for franchise tag purposes, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. #Saints TE Jimmy Graham has officially appealed the ruling that stated he’ll be paid as a franchise-tagged TE not WR, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2014 Jimmy Graham’s appeal...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees wants Jimmy Graham deal with Saints resolved

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wants Jimmy Graham’s contract situation to be resolved soon so that he has time to work with the star tight end before the team’s season opener. “Jimmy’s my guy,” Brees said in a sit-down interview with ESPN late last month. “I want what’s best for him. I want what’s best for the team. Certainly there’s a way that everybody...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trying to understand Payton/Colston’s decision v.s. the Seahawks

It’s been several months since the Saints lost a heartbreaker in Seattle in the playoffs. The reason I bring this up is because I’ve been hearing other Saints fans blast Colston for making that erroneous pass that ran the clock out. It’s not completely Colston’s fault, although he should have better instincts to just step out of bounds and give Brees another chance. The play...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end

New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham will be tagged as a tight end. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that Graham is indeed a tight end and not a wide receiver, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Jimmy Graham decision is out. Burbank has ruled he’s a tight end. The Saints have won — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 2, 2014 The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees: Cooks will take Sproles’ role

The New Orleans Saints decided to trade Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason, and they believe that they drafted someone who will replace him this season. Drew Brees believes that Brandin Cooks will immediately take over the role that Sproles has had the last few seasons. Sproles was a running back, but they used him more like a wide receiver than a back. ...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brees: Saints' offense will roll with or without Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is confident the offense can continue to roll without tight end Jimmy Graham. “Look at our numbers over the last eight years,” Brees told USA TODAY Sports. “We’ve had a lot of different guys in there. Jimmy’s only been here four years. He’s only been here half the time. We were putting up some pretty big numbers before he got...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Coleman: The Next Marques Colston?

The New Orleans Saints have been one of the top teams in recent history when it comes to finding late round talent in the draft. It all started in 2006 under new Head Coach Sean Payton. In that year the Saints drafted receiver Marques Colston out of Hofstra with the 252 pick in the 7th round. Since then, Colston has caught 607 passes and totaled over 8,000 yards with 63 touchdowns...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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