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Positional review: Wide Receiver

If I were ranking these positions purely on talent and maximum potential, then the Saints Wide receivers might be at the very top for the team. There is more receiving talent on this team than at any point in the Brees/Payton era. However, there is also a lot of young and (as of yet) unproven talent that is still developing. Football is a game that requires a lot more than the raw...
Via The Saints Nation
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #9 Brees final pick vs. Falcons

Drew Brees threw a lot of bad picks this season but unbelievably the Saints still controlled their destiny in week 16 and they had the ball back late with a chance to win. Brees would proceed to immediately throw an awful interception that has to be at least partly blamed on Nick Toon slipping/running a bad route. This interception would basically end the Saints season. You can see...
Via The Saints Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Bold Predictions – Falcons – Week 16

Ok, I was a bit negative last week. Saints are not weak, Saints are weird. The comment on borderline still stands. Andrew was so nice to “correct” that to bipolar in last weeks post, while in fact he is making a common mistake. Read this and know that bipolar is something that has to do with an illness while borderline has to do with a personality disorder. I think it is a personality...
Via The Saints Nation
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints take back NFC South lead with 31-15 road win over Bears

As bad as the Bears have been lately I had a feeling the game could play out this way, but a fumble inside the Bears’ five by Nick Toon on the opening drive had me fearing the worst. That was followed by a missed 51 yard field goal and terror set in. Despite a disastrous start the Saints steadied their way to a 31-15 win. It wasn’t pretty, it was always perfect, but they got...
Via The Saints Nation
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Week 15: Saints Fantasy Football Preview vs. Bears

After a huge game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New Orleans Saints laid an egg against the Carolina Panthers in the Superdome. Drew Brees posted a season-low 11 points in standard ESPN leagues, and Jimmy Graham has had back-to-back pathetic outings. Kenny Stills had a monster game against Pittsburgh, but just like everybody in a Saints’ uniform, he didn’t have a good showing...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Four Downs: vs Panthers

First Down – Life after Brandin CooksSince Cooks went down with a thumb injury, Kenny Stills and Nick Toon have benefited. No player wants a teammate to get injured to help their playing time, but when it happens, other players must step up. That’s exactly what Stills is doing.Stills has been targeted 15 times in the last two games, recording 13 receptions and 260 yards. He had...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints relying more on receivers Stills, Toon

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Not long ago, Saints receivers Kenny Stills and Nick Toon merely represented the future of New Orleans' passing game. The young pair, both in their second season on the active roster, now appear to be firmly part of the present as the Saints enter the final four games of the regular season with their playoff hopes in the balance. Stills has emerged as the Saints...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: Saints beat Steelers, Back on Track to Win NFC South

The boys discuss the Saints stunning win in Pittsburgh plus Andrew pays off a bet! It’s Raining Men! The Secondary actually looked competent, can it last? After first quarter run defense held up Drew Brees last two weeks of awesome Can Kenny Stills be a #1 WR? Dave’s boyfriend Mark Ingram on pace for 1000 yards Dave’s other boyfriend Nick Toon scoring a TD Rob Ryan and Drew...
Via The Saints Nation
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints go on the road against all expectations and take out Steelers 35-32

The score make it look much closer than it really was, mostly thanks to horrific prevent defense and tackling down the stretch that allowed the Steelers to score 16 points in about 2 minutes, but the Saints went into Pittsburgh and completely outplayed the Steelers. I said the Saints would need a perfect performance by Brees to win this game and that is exactly what they got. Unbelievably...
Via The Saints Nation
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to look for in Bengals at Saints

The Saints are in 1st place in the NFC South at 4-5, but by virtue of a Falcons-Panthers matchup this Sunday it is mathematically impossible for them to be in first with a loss this week. That means if the team wants to hang on to the NFC South lead, it’s going to need a win. This is because Atlanta currently owns a tiebreaker over the Saints, and the Panthers would own a higher...
Via The Saints Nation
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to look for in 49ers at Saints

The 4-4 49ers are coming to town to face the 4-4 Saints. Who saw that one coming? Don’t all speak up at once. In theory these are two teams much better than their record struggling to consistently play their best football. That makes both of them desperate at this state of the season and therefore extremely dangerous. The good news is this game is in New Orleans and the Saints...
Via The Saints Nation
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Inactive Players: Week 9

Thursday Night Game: Saints C Jonathan Goodwin, LB David Hawthorne, FB Austin Johnson, RB Khiry Robinson, RB Pierre Thomas, WR Nick Toon, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Panthers T Byron Bell, S Thomas DeCoud, G Amini Silatolu, RB Fozzy Whittaker, G Trai Turner, CB Bene Benwikere, WR Philly Brown   The post Inactive Players: Week 9 appeared first on...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints bye week: what we have learned part 1 of 2

We have reached the end of the bye week, and now like our team we need to focus not on the past, but on what can be done for the future. Still the key to progress is usually to look back and see how you got where you are; the Saints are a team that could (should?) be 4-1, has looked 1-4, and sits at 2-3. We came into the season with high expectations and the hopes of a second SB...
Via The Saints Nation
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Mailbag 10/9

Many thanks to those of you that send me some questions on Facebook and Twitter. With the bye week upon us this is a good time to tackle some of the things about the team you are curious about. Let’s dive right into it:   @SaintsNationBlg going forward, what does the team need to do differently in order to help their play on the road — Ryan Harrison (@ryanharrison92) October...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Bold Predictions – Buccaneers – Week 5

Neer Shah came way too close. Saints defense gave up 190 yards Rushing and 255 yards passing. That is 445, just shy of his 450. Also Robinson came 1 or 2 reps short from getting Brian’s 100 yards rushing. Still overall we were positive. I wonder how long it takes for us to set realistic goals as a Bold Prediction. Something like: Brees will throw 3 TDs. Actually… That is a good...
Via The Saints Nation
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Saints Nation
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints WR Nick Toon interview–WTXG sports talk radio

New Orleans Saints third year wide receiver Nick Toon joined me and the crew of WTXG’s sports talk show “Overtime” on September 10. We discussed the Saints’ overtime loss in Atlanta on Sunday, life as a member of the Saints, and the offensive depth among other topics in this entertaining interview. Toon, 25, is the son of former New York Jets wide receiver Al Toon. He followed...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation bold predictions – Falcons – Week 1

Again we were spot on. Way too bold. So far only 1 of our 30 Bold predictions has come true. But this is the real season. Games that matter. Brees will take every snap and now we can say some real stuff about the game. Funny detail, when I called for bold predictions all 4 of the other guys mentioned a bold prediction including Cooks. I asked 2 of them if they wanted to change that...
Via The Saints Nation
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints wait anxiously to learn roster moves

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints rookie linebacker Ronald Powell said he felt as if he was waiting for a call-back after a job interview. With the final preseason game over, young players such as Powell, receiver Nick Toon, and safety Pierre Warren have little to do but wait and see if they'll still have a job with the Saints for Week 1 of the regular season. Also awaiting word are place...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch for in the New Orleans Saints preseason finale

Can we be honest for two seconds? Nobody cares about Week 4 of the preseason. Most of the players have a pretty good idea of whether or not they’ll make the team, and for the few positional battles that do truly come down to the last game those players very rarely impact games on a week-to-week basis. However, there are a few things to keep an eye on if you are in fact going to...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Projected 53 Man Roster – Preseason Week 4

Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer Projected Offensive Roster #453665624 / gettyimages.com 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 looking for more production from Toon

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Nick Toon are not on the same page yet, and time is running short for Toon to get it right. ''Obviously, I'm still learning,'' Toon said after Thursday's practice. ''The learning process never stops, so having an open line of communication with the quarterback and the coaches is always good.'' There was a lot of...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Bold Predictions – Titans – Preseason W2

So we are going to try something new here and this is Pre-Season for us too. We need your input! 5 of the Saints Nation Blog writers will make 2 bold predictions every week and we will post them here. It’s just for fun, for you to laugh and point at how ridiculous we are and somehow also about how cool it would be if it came true. What we need from you is the following; tell us...
Via The Saints Nation
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Summary: One week to New Orleans Saints preseason kickoff

We’re one week away to the first preseason game for the New Orleans Saints, and Training Camp seems to be progressing on-schedule. On Friday the defensive backs were the stars, with Tevin Wade making a run for a roster spot with plays like this: Trevin Wade makes a nice deflection in the end zone! #SaintsCamp https://t.co/aTK7aOPj1N — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 1, 2014...
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August 01, 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...
Via cover32 - Saints
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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