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NFC South Off-Season grades: Saints

Since we are now approaching training camp I figure it’s time I get off my butt and start taking a look into the 2015-16 season. The first thing I want to do is to take a look at all of the teams from the NFC South and I’m going to grade their off-seasons. Now to be clear this isn’t necessarily a grade on the team overall, that will come later when I scout them, it’s just...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will This Season Hold for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints?

This may be a defining season for Drew Brees’ career, as he will look to bring the New Orleans Saints back to the postseason after a disappointing season (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).   With the 2015-2016 campaign just around the corner, the New Orleans Saints are putting a terrible season behind them and figuring out what they need to do to make it back to...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which former New Orleans Saints player made last night’s Top-100?

I don’t know about you, but it’s still hard for me to believe that Jimmy Graham isn’t a member of the New Orleans Saints … And while last season wasn’t the best of his career, he still caught 85 balls for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns, which was good enough to earn him the 31st spot in the NFL Network’s Top-100 rankings. AROUND COVER32 All-AFC North Team 2015: It could...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New Orleans Saints revamping their offensive scheme?

To the outside observer, it may appear that the New Orleans Saints are formulating a new offensive plan for the 2015 season. After all, many of the Saints relatively recent moves could be taken as a sign of a new era in New Orleans. With a less than stellar 7-9 2014 season and having a 36 year old starting quarterback, some feel that it is time for change in the Big Easy. Will Payton...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFC South’s interior offensive lines

If accurately ranking positions in the NFC South came down to name recognition only, the New Orleans Saints would be hands down winners in today’s rankings. The Saints have the most notable name along the interior of the offensive line within the division, in the person of right guard Jahri Evans—a six-time Pro Bowler. Likely the second name on said list would be center Max Unger...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Who has the best offensive tackles in the NFC South?

Last week, I started my player rankings for the four teams in the NFC South. It started with the quarterbacks—and even included the backup quarterbacks—before moving on to each team’s backfield. The New Orleans Saints still have the best starting quarterback in the NFC South, in the person of Drew Brees, and have the best running back situation in the division. But what about...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Three offensive free agents that the Seattle Seahawks should take a look at

It’s that time of year.  We have a few more OTA practices and then mandatory minicamp.  After that the players take off for around a month, the last free month they’ll have until January at the earliest.  For the team though the process never stops.  This time of year it is about roster building and team evaluation. With the draft over and the top Undrafted Free Agents...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Unger Over Being Upset about Trade to New Orleans Saints

The abrupt trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks rocked the football world. As one of the parties involved in the trade, center Max Unger wasn’t originally happy about the situation that landed him as a member of the New Orleans Saints. However, Unger appears to be changing his tune since spending some time in his new environment. “I’m over all of that,...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the New Orleans Saints won’t make the playoffs in 2015

The New Orleans Saints will not reach the playoffs this upcoming 2015 season. The loss of key players have diminished the team’s potential. They have recently traded away their most valuable offensive weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham, to the Seattle Seahawks. In return they did upgrade their offensive line by receiving offensive tackle Max Unger although losing Graham is a major...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down what Max Unger means for the New Orleans Saints

The Jimmy Graham trade is still fresh in the minds of the NFL community and beginning to come under fresh scrutiny now that the 2015 NFL Draft has concluded and teams prepare for rookie minicamps. It would be too easy to look at the trade in hindsight as swapping Jimmy Graham for the Saints’ newest linebacker, Stephone Anthony, who was drafted with the pick gained for sending Graham...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Post Draft analysis: QB, O-Line, TE

Now that the Saints have finished drafting players and (presumably) bringing in free agents, I think it’s time to go back and take another look at the roster. I hope that many of you (like me) feel a lot better about this Saints team as a whole now, versus how you felt at the end of last season. With the exception of new players I’m not going to go player by player as I did before...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex Saints still looking for jobs

When you look at the Saints roster you get the feeling it is close to complete but they could still round out some of their needs with some post draft pick ups. When the Saints start seeing some of these guys practice, too, they’ll get a better feel for whether or not they need to bring in certain veterans at a given position. And of course there’s still guys that were with the...
Via The Saints Nation
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints draft QB Garrett Grayson in third round

The New Orleans Saints selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. From Grayson’s former coach: There it is! Wow-congrats, @gbg_18. You deserve it! @Saints just picked up a class act and a heck of a QB. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/htxvP6Z3Xk — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) May 2, 2015   Grayson was a full...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints draft LB Hau’oli Kikaha with No. 44 pick

The New Orleans Saints drafted Washington linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha with the No. 44 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Kikaha, 6-foot-2, 253 pounds, earned first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2014 and second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013. He combined to have 32 sacks, 40 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles during that stretch, starting all...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints draft Stephone Anthony with No. 31 pick

Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans traded up to the 31st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in order to select Clemson inside linebacker Stephone Anthony. They drafted offensive lineman Andrus Peat earlier in the draft, but this pick is a huge addition at a major need that the Saints have had. Anthony racked up 75 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles during...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints select Andrus Peat with No. 13 overall pick

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints selected Andrus Peat with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the anchor of the Stanford Cardinal offensive line, and the Saints took another step to protect star quarterback Drew Brees. Jimmy Graham was traded earlier this offseason, and the Saints got Max Unger from the Seattle Seahawks. Now, the addition...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL 2015 Draft: Predicting Seattle Seahawks 2015 NFL Draft Picks

The Seattle Seahawks will not have a draft pick the first day of the draft...yet.  Don't worry they still have 11 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.  And we all know that the Seahawks excel in finding the diamonds in the rough.  And oh by they way, did you hear?  They acquired tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency?  But they also lost left guard James Carpenter and center Max Unger...
Via Football Nation
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2015 schedule

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints will be featured in three prime time nationally-televised games during the 2015 regular season, all of them at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints will also open on the road for the second consecutive season, when they play the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 13 (3:05 CT) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints will...
Via Sports-Glory
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Collins Be the Missing Piece of the Saints' Offense?

When the Saints traded All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks, they received a veteran (and All Pro in his own right) center in Max Unger. Shortly thereafter, they restructured a deal to keep Jahri Evans through the 2017 season. Already having locked in Terron Armstead and Zach Strief last year, there are those who believe that this offensive line unit could be one...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints sign DE Anthony Spencer

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they have signed defensive end Anthony Spencer. Spencer is an eight-year NFL veteran who was originally a first round draft pick (26th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in 2007.  He has played both linebacker and defensive end as a professional. In his eight seasons in Dallas, Spencer played in 104 games with...
Via Sports-Glory
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

With Jimmy Graham traded, the tight end position must be addressed in the NFL Draft

New Orleans Saints fans collective held their breath when they heard the news just hours before the beginning of free agency. Jimmy Graham was traded to Seattle for Max Unger and a first round draft pick. One of the best tight ends in the game, and one Drew Brees’ top targets was leaving The Big Easy for the Emerald City and a chance at another Super Bowl berth. As the city of...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees talks Jimmy Graham trade

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees spoke Thursday about the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle. “Jimmy was like a brother to me,” Brees told WWL Radio in New Orleans on Thursday night, per ESPN.com. “He was close to so many guys on the team. That part of it is something that people lose track of. As a football player, he’s...
Via Sports-Glory
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

You won’t believe how long the Saints & Seahawks talked about Jimmy Graham

The blockbuster trade that sent tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints to the Seattle Seahawks for Max Unger just gets more shocking all the time. One of the more remarkable things about it is nobody knew about the deal before it was announced. Not a single source broke the news, which is stunning given the magnitude of the move… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Unger’s replacement may already be on the Seattle Seahawks roster

The Seattle Seahawks pulled off a dynasty-caliber trade to bring in superstar tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints a few weeks ago. Part of the price Seattle paid, however, was to ship out Pro Bowl center Max Unger. Unger has been a smart, steady anchor in the middle of the offensive line for the whole length of head coach Pete Carroll’s Seattle regime, providing...
Via cover32
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Seeking Formula for Success

In recent years, the Saints have produced some of the best seasons in the history of the franchise. This era of New Orleans football has shown just how talented of a team they are, and that they don't plan on leaving. After a shaky year in 2014, the Saints seem to be searching for a new formula for success.The inconsistency of 2014 worried me quite a bit going into this offseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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