Saints offense stuck accepting dink and dunk approach as new identity

Gone are the days of Drew Brees luring in the defense with deadly dump offs to Reggie Bush, Darren Sproles or Pierre Thomas, before exposing you with intermediate routes to Lance Moore, Marques Colston, Jeremy Shockey or Jimmy Graham, only to kill you deep with deep throws to Robert Meachem, Devery Henderson or Joe Morgan. That offense from 2006 to 2013 was arguably the best in...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Four WRs the Panthers should call after Benjamin injury

By Jesse Reed Following the unfortunate season-ending ACL injury to Kelvin Benjamin, the Carolina Panthers are suddenly in a bind at the wide receiver position. Benjamin was supposed to be Cam Newton’s go-to guy this season after bursting onto the scene as a rookie in 2014 with 73 receptions, 1,003 yards and nine touchdowns. Now that he’s out of the picture until the 2016...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions are set to host four veteran offensive players, what it means

The Detroit Lions need some depth on offense to help out Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, and it appears they are aware of that after it was announced that they’re prepared to try out a trio of veteran players on offense. The Lions are set to host former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem, per Pro Football Talk: PFT @ProFootballTalk Robert Meachem set to work out for...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions host RB Ben Tate among others for workout

The Detroit Lions are apparently on the lookout for help at the offensive skill positions, as the Detroit Free Press reports that the team is hosting running backs Ben Tate and Daniel Thomas, as well as wide receivers Robert Meachem and Brad Smith, for workouts on Tuesday.Tate is the biggest name in the bunch, but he struggled through an awful season last year. Ten games into a two...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Saints WR Robert Meachem Among Players Working Out For Lions

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported earlier in the day that the Lions will also be hosting former Saints WR Robert Meachem during their Tuesday tryouts. The Lions will take a look at free agent RB Ben Tate, RB Daniel Thomas, and WR/KR Brad Smith tomorrow. Meachem, 30, is a former first-round pick of the ... The post Former Saints WR Robert Meachem Among Players Working...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Post Draft analysis: Safety, Wr, Coaches

The Saints post-season analysis wouldn’t be complete without looking at the teams weakest area last year (linebacker), but I am going to dedicate an entire post to that after this one. Today I want to look at the Safety, Wide Receiver, and Coaching changes (or not) that the Saints made and I am going to attempt to assess how those changes stack up going into next year. SAFETY:...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the New Orleans Saints have to revert back to their championship ways

I apologize for not bringing to the party today a more comprehensive, well thought-out piece for you to enjoy. But I had a long, busy weekend in New Orleans (I currently live in Jackson, MS) enjoying the amazing City of New Orleans and all its charm. And I only got home around 7 PM. All I wanted to do was lay down and do nothing. So I popped in the Super Bowl XLIV Champions New Orleans...
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May 19, 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...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t expect the Saints to draft a character red flag, ever

Lots of chatter recently I’ve seen online (and on twitter) center around the question of whether or not the Saints would take guys like LB Randy Gregory, CB Marcus Peters and WR Dorial Green-Beckham. If you’ve never heard of these players, they’re all three considered some of the best prospects at their position but their stock in the draft has dropped due to off the field...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Which other teams’ free agents should the Raiders pursue?

Free agency for 2015 is already looking to be pretty deep in talent. The Raiders have many needs at several positions, but the most glaring is for a WR, Center and Middle Linebacker. Aside from the obvious high profile free agents in positions of need for the Raiders, such as Ndamukong Suh, Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb, Justin Houston, Brandon Spikes and Byron Maxwell, just to name a...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agent Options at Wide Receiver

In 2014 the Chicago Bears’ wide receivers took a step backwards from their 2013 season which they were considered one of the top groups in the entire league. The Bear receivers are all above 6’3” and can go up and grab the ball with the best of them. But they are missing a true slot option to thrown to. Alshon Jeffery will be in the final year of his rookie deal and I don...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints offense could face changes after season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Four seasons after the Saints traded to get back into the first round of the draft to select Mark Ingram, the running back could be playing in his final game with New Orleans on Sunday. He's not the only one. With the Saints missing the playoffs for only the fourth time in nine seasons, New Orleans' offense could see a roster shakeup in the offseason. The Saints...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Injury Report: Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas, Robert Meachem

The New Orleans Saints head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers as both teams continue to vie for the limited playoff spots in their respective conferences. The Saints (4-7) are still very much in the hunt for the NFC South title and have been healthier overall the last few weeks. Their offensive backfield has had several injuries throughout the year and both Khiry Robinson and...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Inactives for Ravens and Saints Week 12 Monday Night Football

The following placers were declared inactive for Monday night’s NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. Odds: Ravens vs. Saints, game info & odds Saints Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, RB Khiry Robinson, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Terrence Frederick, LB Kyle Knox, OT Nick Becton, and DL Brandon Deaderick. Ravens Inactives: Ravens declared WR Michael...
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith, Newman out for Bengals, Meachem for Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals have scratched starting right tackle Andre Smith and starting cornerback Terrence Newman for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has scratched receiver Robert Meachem, who also missed last week's loss to San Francisco with an ankle injury. Meachem had been listed as questionable, along with cornerback Keenan Lewis and...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith, Newman out for Bengals, Meachem for Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals have scratched starting right tackle Andre Smith and starting cornerback Terrence Newman for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has scratched receiver Robert Meachem, who also missed last week's loss to San Francisco with an ankle injury. Meachem had been listed as questionable, along with cornerback Keenan Lewis and...
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November 16, 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...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive Player Grades at Lions

23 points on the #1 defense in the NFL isn’t that bad. They moved the ball pretty well on a number of drives, too. Still, the offense had this game handed to them on a silver platter numerous times by the defense and they couldn’t close. In fact, they played a heavy hand in sabotaging everything late in the 4th quarter. The Saints finished with 73 yards on 21 carries (3.5 per...
Via The Saints Nation
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Has the Saints' High-Octane Offense Gone?

Inconsistency has plagued this team from the first snap of the first game. A unit that has been known for its ability to move up and down the field with relative ease just simply has not been able to do it this season, for whatever the reason. So many times they've started drives that looked oh, so promising, only to reach the red zone and wind up settling for a field goal opportunity...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 16, 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 Podcast: Saints are 2-3!

The boys break down the comeback win vs. Tampa plus Why isn’t Drew Brees kicking ass with this running game? The Drew Brees in decline talk Robert Meachem problem Does the TE signing this week mean Jimmy Graham will be out a while? Jairus Byrd Injury and the Saints 2014 rotten luck Khairi Fortt getting released Is pass rush hopeless? NFC South tire fire Your Twitter Questions...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints’ Offensive Player Grades vs. Buccaneers

A win is a win. The Saints scored 31 points in regulation and drove 80 yards for a winning score in overtime to find a way to steal this game. Based on that the offense deserves a lot of credit. The offense rushed for 140 yards (4.8 per carry) and added 371 through the air. While that kind of production is every bit of what they needed to pull this game off, this game would have...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: It’s #FalconsHateWeek for the New Orleans Saints in Week 1

We finally made it to Week 1! It was officially #FalconsHateWeek as the Who Dat Nation prepared for the opening weekend matchup with our division rivals. New Orleans Saints - Champ Bailey and Robert Meachem among cuts for Saints. (READ) - John Sigler welcomes us all to #FalconsHateWeek. (READ) - #FalconsHateWeek flies high: (READ) - Nick Rothschild discusses who the most important...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans at Atlanta: 5 Things to Know

He’s Baaaack!The New Orleans Saints have announced they have brought back Robert Meachem and have placed Khairi Fortt on short-term injured reserve. This is the third stint with the team for Meachem, who was a first round pick of the Saints initially in 2007. The 29 year old was released by the tem over the weekend and brought back on Wednesday.Meachem on Wednesday, four days after...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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