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Pressure on Mark Ingram builds as Saints emphasize run game

This season the New Orleans Saints are looking to strike a better offensive balance between their aerial assault and their rushing attack.  Head coach Sean Payton and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Jr would like to return to statistics like the Saints posted during their 2009 Super Bowl season when the established run game amassed 2,106 rushing yards. Last season the ground...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for the Upcoming Season

Today I’m going to go over some bold predictions I have for the Saints for the 2014 season. These are in no particular order.  That being said, let’s get to it. 1. Khiry Robinson will emerge as the #1 back: Nobody doubts this dude’s talent or will to work hard. We all saw it at the tail end of last season and into the playoffs; he is a workhorse. He carries the ball with authority...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas entering pivotal, possibly final, year with New Orleans Saints

Mark Ingram is in a contract year. Pierre Thomas might as well be. The two most experienced running backs on the New Orleans Saints' roster are entering a career crossroads in 2014. Their performance this season could determine their future -- where they play and how much they make. On the brink of a season with Super Bowl expectations, the contracts are a reminder that very...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Slip-up forces Saints teammates to share a bed

Remember that time you went on a business trip and had to share a room with your co-worker and the hotel messed up and gave you just one bed in your room? No? Just me? That’s fine. Well that did happen to me and needless to say I was angry, but at least I wasn’t a professional athlete traveling with an NFL team. Saints teammates Andy Tanner and Austin Johnson got a lovely surprise...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the New Orleans Saints?

The New Orleans Saints training camp kicked off this week, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year...
Via cover32 - Saints
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Is Not Pleased With His Training Camp Accommodations

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has not had the best offseason. He got far less money than he wanted because he’s a tight end and not a wide receiver and now he’s got a flower room for training camp. Must be rough to be a professional athlete. Pierre Thomas certainly had a laugh […] The post Jimmy Graham Is Not Pleased With His Training Camp Accommodations appeared...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Gets Pranked With Ugly Hotel Room At Training Camp (Video)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham entered the beginning of training camp Wednesday fresh off a season where he scored a career-high 16 touchdowns and landed a new four-year, $40 million contract. When he first saw the hotel room he’ll be living in during camp at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, though, his mood was likely dampened. Check out the room Graham will...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham hates his hotel room’s wallpaper

Today the New Orleans Saints open training camp in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. Players began arriving last night and settled into the rooms they will be staying in the next couple weeks as they prepare for the 2014 season. There’s just one problem, which tight end Jimmy Graham discovered immediately upon entering his room. Teammate Pierre Thomas shot this video and posted...
Via cover32 - Saints
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The three biggest things to accomplish going through camp for the Saints

With camp starting today I started thinking about what this team really wants to accomplish as they get ready for week 1 of the regular season. They want to avoid injuries, of course, but some of those will come. It’s the nature of football. Beyond that I see three clear areas where the focus needs to be heightened. 1. Developing an identity for their offense with a less predictable...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Gets Pranked With Hideous Hotel Room At Saints Training Camp

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was clearly not pleased with the hotel room he was assigned at the start of training camp on Wednesday, as evidenced by this video recorded by running back Pierre Thomas. Graham’s digs at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia for the next few weeks are plastered wall-to-wall (including the ceiling) with pink floral wallpaper that you’re way more...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: Position battles to watch at New Orleans Saints Training Camp

We’ve spent the last two weeks outlining what to watch for during Saints Training Camp, but if you can’t be bothered to read all 10 pieces here’s a look at the top five position battles heading into camp. 5.) Cornerback opposite Keenan Lewis   Lewis is the clear number one corner, but there’s some debate to who will start out wide on the opposite side of the field. Many...
Via cover32 - Saints
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Formations Fantasy Football Review: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have two of the most coveted players in all of fantasy football: Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. Let’s take a look at other players who can help your fantasy team along with someone to potentially avoid. Star: Pierre Thomas (RB) 13 Stats: 147 carries-549 yards-2 TDs, 77 catches-513 yards-3 TDs Why […] The post Formations Fantasy Football Review: New Orleans...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Outlook

Drew Brees leads a high scoring New Orleans Saints attack that features TE Jimmy Graham.  WR Marques Colston has played his entire career with Drew Brees and has caught at least 80 passes for 3 straight seasons and gone over 1,000 yards in 4 straight.  The Saints did lose Darren Sproles via trade to the Philadelphia Eagles, but that just opens up 89 targets for guys like Pierre...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints could make great strides at RB

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re less than two weeks 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...
Via cover32 - Saints
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 30-39

Here’s the next installment with a fresh list of elite players in Saints history. I have a feeling some of you may argue that some of these should be lower, but that’s the beauty of a list purely compiled by me (evil laughs). 39. DE/DT Jim Wilks (1981-1993) Like Frank Warren is omission from a Pro Bowl berth is inexcusable, though he was elected as an alternate. He’s 9th in...
Via The Saints Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2014 Preseason Analysis: Running Backs

In what was one of the most controversial roster moves in recent memory, the Saints chose to part ways with one of their most dependable, and popular, players of the past several seasons in Darren Sproles, After three productive seasons in the Crescent City, the Saints chose to trade him to the Philadelphia Eagles. In all honesty, this move didn't upset me nearly as much as many...
Via Pro Football Spot
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Running Back prospects to keep an eye on during the 2014 college football season

A few weeks back I began preparation in earnest for the 2015 NFL Draft. I wrote about a number of quarterbacks who fit what the Saints are looking for in a quarterback and who could one day take the reins of the New Orleans offense. I then promised that I’d follow that up with a look at running backs who could fit nicely in the Saints offense in 2015. It only took six weeks, but...
Via cover32 - Saints
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Who ends up starting at running back for the New Orleans Saints?

Nick, it seems like the Saints have a stable of horses at running back, but I need one pony to bet on. Who do I go with? – Fantasy Fred, Lafayette  Fred, let me start off by saying if this is regarding fantasy football then I’d stay away from the Saints’ “stable” of backs entirely. Sean Payton is notorious for utilizing multiple backs in ways that are not prone to fantasy...
Via cover32 - Saints
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Five Sleepers for the 2014 Season

It might be the middle of summer, but the 2014 NFL season is right around the corner. Before the season begins, anyone who plays fantasy football will be looking to nail their draft. Here’s a look at one sleeper from all the major positions in fantasy football to consider taking. Quarterback – Jay Cutler Even though he is a veteran who has put up above average numbers, no one...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas Fantasy 2014

Recent ADP data indicates that Pierre Thomas fantasy stock is being drafted near the beginning of the seventh round in standard scoring formats, making him the 31st running back selected. Jason Willan | Pierre Thomas Fantasy 2014 - Gridiron Experts [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Gridiron Experts
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing the Saints’ 2014 roster to the 2009 Super Bowl champion roster

Entering 2014 I really feel like the talent on the Saints’ roster is superior to that of the 2009, or at least very close. So I want to put that to the test. Before this exercise the one exception to this being a close race is the offensive line, where I think the Saints are significantly weaker. So I wanted to go position by position and really analyze the value of each. You guys...
Via The Saints Nation
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Review: Matthew Berry's 100 Fantasy Football Facts

Matthew Berry released 100 fantasy football facts today.  His article is not really 100 facts, but each thought is broken down into multiple parts.  Here are a few that really stood out, but make sure you read them all! 3. Last year, Patriots wide receivers were tackled at the 1-yard line eight times. That would have given Tom Brady 32 passing touchdowns in 2013 and would have...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Still a Saint: Thomas glad he was wrong

Pierre Thomas thought he was going to be released by the New Orleans Saints this year. Not just one of those, "You never know what might happen in this business" deals, either. Thomas saw what happened to so many of his longtime veteran teammates as the Saints were shedding salary-cap costs. He saw the reports that he and fellow running back Darren Sproles were being...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Most Valuable Saints In 2014

Every season I go into training camp giving you my top 10 list of players on the team that stand out as most important. This is now the sixth time I’ve done this and every year the list seems to be drastically different from the previous with one same constant: Drew Brees is always at the top. Last season there was only two defensive players on the list so it’s nice to see that...
Via The Saints Nation
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Khiry Robinson: Breakout Candidate For 2014

In 2013 when the New Orleans Saints backfield was thought of, names like Sproles, Ingram, and Thomas came to mind. However, when the 2014 Saints take the field, Robinson will be a household name. Khiry Robinson is a 6'0 220 pound running back who started his college football career in 2008 at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in Virginia, Minnesota. Robinson shined...
Via Football Nation
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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