New offensive philosophy for the New Orleans Saints could result in paradigm shift

If there was one thing that the Seattle Seahawks proved last year, it was that a quarterback doesn’t have to throw for 5,000 yards in order to lead his team to a Super Bowl. In fact, the passing yardage leader during the regular season has never won a Super Bowl. The narrative is shaped that this is a passing league, and it certainly appears that way, but it doesn’t necessarily...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Strief, Thomas signings important

The New Orleans Saints, after signing Jairus Byrd, continued to stay busy with their roster shake up. Some moves were especially emotional, like the releasing of Lance Moore and the trading of Darren Sproles. However, two under the radar transactions may be some of the more important roster moves. The Saints managed to resign two of their own in offensive tackle Zach Strief and running...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Name To Know: Travaris Cadet

In deeper leagues, keep an eye on how the New Orleans Saints use Travaris Cadet this summer. The Saints’ front office jettisoned Darren Sproles this offseason, creating a gaping hole in production as a receiver at the running back position. Pierre Thomas figures to eat his share of targets/receptions again next season, but there still is room at the table for others. Enter Travaris...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Mailbag: You’ve got questions, I have answers (sometimes) ☆

Thanks for some of the questions you sent over the weekend. Some good things to discuss for sure. Let’s dive right into it. From Facebook: Chad Koelling Assuming Pierre Thomas is the starter next season, do you prefer Ingram or Robinson next in the rotation or can you see Robinson filling in the hole Sproles will likely leave in the screen game the Saints have been so accustomed...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Paradigm Shift: Passing it down to the run game

Photo: NFL Rush Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer You keep hearing it being said. The past month of off-season football has been one of the most exciting in recent memory. The biggest splash for the Saints has been Jairus Byrd, but, it might not be the most important. The New Orleans Saints finished 4th in total defense last season. It is a stat that we as Saints’ fans and...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Darren Sproles Traded to the Eagles, Fantasy Football Analysis

After the New Orleans Saints re-signed Pierre Thomas to a two-year contract yesterday, it seemed only a matter of time before fellow running back Darren Sproles was traded and in the end it took all of one day, as the New Orleans Saints agreed to trade the talented, shifty back to the Eagles for a fifth-round pick Thursday morning. The news was reported this morning by who else but...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Day two quiet after New Orleans Saints make their big splash

Day two of free agency was much quieter than day one, as to be expected. Here’s your evening update on the New Orleans Saints: Hits - Still hungover from the Jairus Byrd signing, the Saints continued their (minor) spending spree by extending the contract of feature back Pierre Thomas. Misses - Still no deal to move Darren Sproles, although the interest garnered seems to be very...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Darren Sproles and the New Orleans Saints

No sooner had I penned my off-season report for the New Orleans Saints, predicting a quiet year where they manage to re-sign Jimmy Graham and draft a few linemen, did the Saints start throwing around surprises. Darren Sproles got cut, along with Lance Moore, while Pierre Thomas has reportedly been added to the trade block. In addition, Jairus Byrd was acquired.  These moves will...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign Pierre Thomas to an extension

While many people thought the Saints would cut Pierre Thomas,  they actually signed him to a two-year extension today. PT will remain a Saint. 2 year extension. Congrats to the Saints and PT. Time to fly. — Lamont Smith (@CLamontSmith) March 12, 2014 The extension will help the Saints by freeing up some additional room under the cap. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas stays in New Orleans, signs two-year deal

NFL.com Pierre Thomas, the New Orleans Saints’ all purpose running back, has agreed to a new two-year deal. It was rumored that Thomas could be on the trading block and face the possibility of being released if no trade partner was found.  Those rumors were found to be untrue with the news that Thomas agreed to a new contract. The Saints will now go into the 2014 season with Thomas...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Re-Sign Pierre Thomas, Fantasy Football Analysis

For all the talk about the change in the New Orleans Saints backfield, there will still be one constant, as Mike Garafolo is reporting via twitter that the team has agreed to a two-year contract extension with running back Pierre Thomas. Two-year extension for Pierre Thomas to stay with the Saints, per agent @CLamontSmith — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2014 This news...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints re-sign veteran back while shopping another

Reports indicate that the Saints will re-sign running back Pierre Thomas, restructuring his deal to include a two-year extension. The extension comes while the Saints actively shop fellow running back Darren Sproles, who reportedly is garnering enough interest to warrant the Saints holding on to him in hopes of a trade as opposed to releasing him outright. Thomas eclipsed the 1,000...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas stays in New Orleans, agrees to new two-year deal

Pierre Thomas won’t be going anywhere after all. Thomas, the running back who was rumored to be on the verge of getting traded or cut by the Saints, will instead stay in New Orleans after agreeing to a new contract. Thomas’s agent, Lamont Smith, revealed on Twitter that the two sides have agreed to a two-year deal.
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Sign Pierre Thomas To 2-Year Deal

It was touch and go there for a minute, but Pierre Thomas will remain in New Orleans. Two-year extension for Pierre Thomas to stay with the Saints, per agent @CLamontSmith — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2014 Thomas was unsure if he’d be released or traded.
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Re-Sign Pierre Thomas

While Darren Sproles on his way out, Pierre Thomas will be staying in the NO. PT will remain a Saint. 2 year extension. Congrats to the Saints and PT. Time to fly. — Lamont Smith (@CLamontSmith) March 12, 2014
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Sign RB Pierre Thomas To A Two-Year Extension

  The agent for Saints RB Pierre Thomas announced that his client has agreed to a two-year extension with the team.  
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas' agent says things are currently "status quo" with New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas' status with the team is still in a holding pattern, according to his agent. "Status quo on PT at the present time," Thomas' agent Lamont Smith tweeted on Saturday. Thomas was rumored to be on the trading block Thursday as the Saints try to clear salary cap room ahead of free agency, which begins March 11. "Can...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Haven’t Released RB Pierre Thomas, Still A Chance He Could Be Back Next Year

  Saints DB Malcom Jenkins indicated this morning, via his Twitter account, that the team was releasing RB Pierre Thomas. However, Ian Rapoport reports that the Saints have not released Thomas, and there is still a chance that he could be brought back on a new contract. Lamont Smith adds that things are still “status quo” regarding Thomas and the Saints. New Orleans has already...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Position Breakdowns: Running Backs

The Saints are extremely deep at running back and the big question coming into 2014 is whether or not they will continue to keep as many with the cap issues that surround the team. Sean Payton has always said "you can't ever have too many good backs", but when so many of them are cheap and your team is right up against the cap, you can't always afford to keep the...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WhoDat Confessional II: Your Q&A

                                                                Simon Bruty/SI Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer WhoDat Confessional II: Your Q&A WhoDats, Football fans and fellow sports followers. In this second installment of WhoDat Confessional we have a lot of ground to cover. Since last month, a lot has happened not only in the NFL but...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Moore leaving Saints (According to Twitter)

There were reports circulating Thursday that the Saints were likely going to shop receiver Lance Moore, as well as running backs Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles. Because it’s 2014 and technology is king, Moore took to twitter when that news broke to straighten things out. Unfortunately it seemed as if he was just as confused as the fans asking him questions. “It’s news to...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints WR Lance Moore: ‘Thank you New Orleans’

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore said goodbye to the city where he has spent his entire nine-year career. Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years. Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!! — Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) March 7, 2014 The Saints were reportedly shopping Moore and running back Pierre Thomas, but it appears no teams were interested in a trade. Moore...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Shopping Pierre Thomas, Lance Moore, Darren Sproles

The cap-strapped New Orleans Saints are reportedly actively shopping Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore and “could be open” to dealing Darren Sproles, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter. Saints shopping RB Pierre Thomas and WR Lance Moore to other teams, per sources, and even could be open to trading RB Darren Sproles also. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2014 These are...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Rumors: New Orleans could consider trading Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, Lance Moore

The New Orleans Saints have already cut three key veterans this offseason and they may not be done. They need to clear cap space in order to sign free agents and lock up Jimmy Graham to a long-term deal.In an effort to clear cap room, the Saints are shopping running back Pierre Thomas and wide receiver Lance Moore, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team is also open...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints are trying to trade Pierre Thomas, Lance Moore and Darren Sproles

What are the Saints doing? Well according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the team is actively shopping a pair of offensive centerpieces in running back Pierre Thomas and wide receiver Lance Moore. The Saints are even open to trading scatback Darren Sproles, according to the report. This would be a wild situation, because it would mean […]The post Saints are trying to trade Pierre Thomas...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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