New Orleans Saints Review: The Linebacker Position

To piggyback off the defensive line statistics I mentioned in the offensive and defensive line review, I’ll look at opponents’ second level yardage. In this category, the Saints ranked 28th in the league, which means opposing running backs were getting five yards past the line scrimmage more often than 27 of teams. Divided by the number of rushing attempts, whether they got to...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Self-Scouting the New Orleans Saints’ Front Seven

The first part of moving forward with an NFL team is finding where the problem areas are.  So I’m going to look at the Saints’ starters in the first 13 weeks of 2014 to see what’s gone right and wrong.  The first entry in this series is a breakdown of the Saints’ front seven defenders; defensive line and linebackers.  I’ll look at the defensive secondary (cornerbacks...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Matthew Stafford Throws Amazing Fake Block

Watch: Matthew Stafford Throws Amazing Fake Block Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford shows off his versatility here throwing this fake block attempt against New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Parys Haralson. Helluva fake block by Matthew Stafford. Yeah, he's not going up against Parys Haralson. — Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) October … The...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints drop preseason finale 22-13 to Ravens

The Saints played very few key players, but that didn’t stop Robert Meachem, Champ Bailey and Parys Haralson from all getting banged up. As far as I could tell it doesn’t seem like it will jeopardize their ability to play in Atlanta, as Haralson and Meachem both returned, and Bailey seemed to dislocate a finger. Comically the Saints had one penalty in this game, it was by far...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints have athletic enigma at linebacker

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re about two days away 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 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Saints Rookie Class: Ronald Powell

Header image courtesy of discoloredcurrenc of The New Orleans Saints field an effective pass rush unit in 2013, finishing tenth in the NFL in pressuring the quarterback per Pro Football Focus.  Led by the double-digit sack seasons of Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette, they were ranked fourth in the NFL in sacks.  However, with several outside linebackers approaching...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Things To Look Forward To: The Saints Defense, Part 1

  New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Parys Haralson (98) walks away from the pile after denying a Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempt for a first down.  Haralson led all Saints linebackers in stop percentage with 70.37% of his tackles coming for loss or no gain.  He signed a one-year deal with the Saints to compete for a roster spot with other veterans Victor Butler and Keyunta Dawson...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Mock Draft 1.0: Going deep to find playmakers

With a little over month before the 2014 NFL Draft, it is high time to try to project just which players may fit into the Saints’ plans at the league’s annual college selection meeting. Anytime I do a mock draft, I try to combine my own beliefs about who the team should take and who they are likely to actually take. It makes the process obviously a little more difficult than...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Podcast: Saints resign Parys Haralson, Champ Bailey visits + Worst Saint Ever Bracket continues ☆

The boys discuss Saints resigning Parys Haralson, Champ Bailey visiting, and if the Saints should have pursued DeSean Jackson. The Worst Saint Ever Bracket continues with Mike Ditka/Russell Erxleben bracket! Plus we answer your Twitter questions like “Why haven’t Drew Brees and Deuce McAllister made a buddy cop movie yet?” Follow the worst Saint ever bracket: www.challonge...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Re-Sign Parys Haralson, Host Champ Bailey

The Saints gave us all a nice break from the April Fools insanity by re-signing starter Parys Haralson to a one year deal. Per the team’s twitter account below, it is confirmed that the linebacker currently rehabbing from a torn pectoral muscle will be re-joining the Saints:   #Saints, Parys Haralson agree to terms on a one-year deal:
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign LB Haralson to 1-year deal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal.
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Re-Sign OLB Parys Haralson

  The New Orleans Saints announced that they have re-signed OLB Parys Haralson to a one-year contract on Tuesday.   #Saints, Parys Haralson agree to terms on a one-year deal: — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 1, 2014 Haralson, 30, came over in a trade with the 49ers back in late August. Last season, he totaled 30 tackles...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan teaches young dogs new tricks for the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints’ defense had one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history from the 2012 season to 2013 with Rob Ryan taking over in the latter year. In 2012, the Saints were 31st (out of 32) in points given up and 32nd in yards allowed — which also happened to be the most any team in NFL history had ever given up (the defense Ryan left behind in Dallas mysteriously eclipsed...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Position Breakdowns: Linebackers

The Saints lean heavily on two veterans in Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne to anchor the performance of their linebackers. I view neither as a superstar, but both as super solid. Hawthorne had a very good bounceback year after struggling with injury in 2012 and Lofton is just a tackling machine. Beyond that the Saints have some guys to bring back and adding some young talent at...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Parys Haralson “Expected” To Be An Option For Packers

  Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers are “expected” to consider is Saints free agent OLB Parys Haralson. Silverstein adds that the Packers had interest in him while he was with the the 49ers a few years ago. Mike Triplett of reported a few weeks ago that the Saints have had some “preliminary discussions” about re...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: What the OLB market looks like now

As of early this afternoon, Jason Worilds — the Eagles top 3-4 OLB target — signed a one-year contract tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers. This comes a day after he was handed the transition tag, meaning the Steelers could have matched any offer that another team handed out to Worilds. In the end, he wound up signing with the Steelers and is now off the market. And yesterday...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Players They Can't Afford To Lose In Free Agency

Free agency is just around the corner and deals need to be made in New Orleans. These guys play a huge role in the Big Easy and losing them would leave some holes on both sides of the ball.Jimmy Graham was slapped with the non-exclusive franchise tag and could even be picked up by another team willing to give up two first round picks. It may be a steep price, but if you’re in the...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Discussing An Extension With LB Ramon Humber

The New Orleans Saints have been in contact with a number of their free agent players including RT Zach Strief, WR Robert Meachem, OLB Parys Haralson and S Rafael Bush regarding extensions in recent weeks. Ramon Vargas of the Baton Rouge Advocate reports that the Saints have also discussed an extension will LB Ramon Humber as well. Humber, 26, is one of the Saints best special...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Discussing Extensions With WR Joe Morgan & S Rafael Bush

Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints are discussing contract extensions with S Rafael Bush and WR Joe Morgan. Holder also confirms recent reports that the Saints are also talking to RT Zach Strief and OLB Parys Haralson about new contracts as well. Holder mentions that Saints view Strief as a “high priority” in free agency, but adds that...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Have Had “Preliminary Discussions” About Re-signing LB Parys Haralson

Mike Triplett of, citing a league source, reports that the New Orleans Saints have had some “preliminary discussions” about re-signing free agent LB Parys Haralson. While the Saints would like to bring Haralson back next season, Triplett believes they would only do so “at the right price,” which is something he’s been saying regarding almost all of their free...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Thoughts From @_AndrewDoyle_

Now that it's the offseason, I will try to write more articles. I don't write in-season articles because, frankly, I have nothing to write about. Juge does such a good job with the player grades and everything, I feel like there is nothing I can write about that he doesn't cover already. Anyway, with that being said I want to write about my thoughts on the free agent situation for...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Saints Players in NFL Trade Rumors Top 100 NFL Free Agents

Now that I've talked a bit about who the Saints need to worrying about re-signing, or not, it's good to also take a look at what is out there to improve the roster. Free agency officially begins on March 11th, so we've got a little over a month for action to start. Between now and then, teams can place the franchise tag on players starting on February 17th and the NFL Combine will...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Saints need to improve?

It was a terrific year to be a Saints fan. Despite their divisional-round loss to Seattle, this season proved that 2012 was an aberration and that this team is still a few players, perhaps merely a few moments, away from a shot at another Super Bowl. What’s most promising about the 2013 season is that the Saints looked like a team without a glaring weakness. Although potentially...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints LB Parys Haralson out for playoffs

Saints coach Sean Payton says outside linebacker Parys Haralson has a torn pectoral muscle and has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. The injury occurred late in the first half of last Saturday's playoff game in Philadelphia, when Haralson tackled receiver Jason Avant along the sideline. Haralson started eight games and otherwise played regularly in a reserve role...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints fear the worst for linebacker Parys Haralson

The New Orleans Saints narrowly edged the Philadelphia Eagles last night 26-24 with a last second 32 yard field goal by newly signed kicker Shayne Graham.  It was their first road playoff victory, and among the cheers and genuine happiness, the Saints silently wondered and worried about one of their linebackers. Outside linebacker Parys Haralson suffered a chest injury in the first...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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