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Saints' Tim Lelito in line for left guard spot

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) When the New Orleans Saints traded guard Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs in March, coach Sean Payton hinted they wouldn't have done it without a solid plan. That comes in the form of 6-foot-4, 315-pound Tim Lelito, a backup who may emerge as the man who replaces the two-time Pro Bowler. Plugging the hole at left guard is one of the top issues...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints veterans set tone at training camp's outset

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) As the New Orleans Saints took the field for the first practices of training camp, Drew Brees and some other elder statesmen on the roster talked about respect, trust, and accountability. It became apparent this offseason that the Saints believe last season's disappointing 7-9 record had less to do with talent than the culture in the locker room...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis have very little to say about Deflategate

For Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and the New Orleans Saints, it seems that Deflategate isn't a topic they have much interest in talking about. As Mike Triplett of ESPN explains, both were asked about the situation and had very, very little to say. "Nope, nope," Payton told ESPN when asked if he had thoughts on Wednesday's fallout. "Just seems like there's been a lot of time, a lot...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Junior Galette: 'More was expected off the field'

When Sean Payton sat down to speak with Pro Football Talk Live Tuesday, he spoke on many different subjects, one of which was Junior Galette. The New Orleans Saints faced a tough decision to part ways with Galette, but Sean Payton did his best to explain why, as reported by NewOrleansSaints.com. "There are a series of things. For one, I think it would be unfair to say the 2014 season...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The top-10 New Orleans Saints skill players of the Sean Payton era (Part 1)

So this has been an interesting weekend into the start of the week for the New Orleans Saints. Not because anything particularly important has happened. But because Junior Galette was released (if you’ve read my stuff this offseason, especially related to ranking the NFC South positions—and even more specifically the pass rushers—you’d know I didn’t expect a thing from...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory. As Saints training camp opens this week at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, one of few certainties is that the 2015 squad will look a lot different than the previous edition that went 7-9...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory. As Saints training camp opens this week at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, one of few certainties is that the 2015 squad will look a lot different than the previous edition that went 7-9...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Drew Brees: 'He's in phenomenal shape'

Don't worry about Drew Brees, as apparently he's putting in plenty of work this offseason to get ready for 2015. As Jeremy Warnemuende of 247Sports reports, head coach Sean Payton gave a rave review of the New Orleans Saints signal caller. "Just having seen Drew two days ago, he's in phenomenal shape," Payton said. "He's training in Southern California and takes great care of himself...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Galette allegedly unloads on Sean Payton on Twitter

The New Orleans Saints released Junior Galette on Friday, and the 27-year-old linebacker does not appear to be handling the divorce very well. Over the weekend, Galette supposedly took over his girlfriend’s Twitter account (he deleted his own after he was cut) and unloaded on his former team and coach. Some of the tweets may...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Training Camp: It's Like Christmas in July

‘Twas the week before camp, and all through the nation,The off-season was ending, no more NFL deprivation.Rookies have reported and the rest will soon follow,That void that you feel, will no longer be hollow. Saints football is back, and with it comes Brees,We’ll watch rookie kickers compete with long three’s. We didn’t forget players gone, like Lofton and Thomas,But we stay...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton can't deny his love of the Greenbrier

The New Orleans Saints are set to kick off 2015 training camp at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. While the Saints will have some traveling to do in order to get there, one man who believes the long ride is worth it is head coach Sean Payton. According to Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate, Payton loves the Greenbrier. “Number one, it provides the temperatures...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 top candidates to win NFL Coach of the Year honors

Now that the 2015 regular season is almost here, it’s time to start making predictions for what is going to unfold. Which teams will win and who will shine individually are always the best things to forecast. While most of the attention focuses on the players, and rightfully so, some should be turned toward the men calling the shots. After all, the coaches who pick the best players...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: Bounty suspension 'seems like 10 years ago'

Sean Payton took some time to chat with Jay Mohr of FOX Sports on Monday, answering a wide range of questions. One topic that came up was the appeal that he gave against the one that Tom Brady is giving, according to Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com.While Payton said that the two appeals have some similarities, he also said that his suspension feels like it was "10 years ago.""I certainly...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Saints Who Need to Step Up in 2015

As we draw ever closer to the opening of the 2015 training camp at the Greenbrier Facility in West Virginia, the New Orleans Saints are preparing to make a change. Sean Payton and his coaching staff have gone to some pretty dramatic lengths to ensure that the anti-climactic season of 2014 will not be repeated.From the trades to the free agent acquisitions to the draft picks, it remains...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Nick Toon looking to take advantage of huge opportunity to crack starting lineup

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Nick Toon was drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft and has patiently waited his turn, but with all the turnover this offseason, the opportunity to grab a starting job is a realistic possibility. Coach Sean Payton said he believes Toon's snaps will go "way up" this season and the wideout is ready to take advantage of a great...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Host Houston Texans For Least Expensive Preseason Game

The New Orleans Saints are not used to missing the playoffs since Sean Payton and Drew Brees have been paired together starting in 2006. It happened last season, though, mostly thanks to some very uncharacteristic struggles at home, leading to a disappointing 7-9 campaign for the club that won the Super Bowl only a handful of years ago. The Saints, who traditionally play their best...
Via The Saints Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New Orleans Saints

Saints countdown: No. 12 C.J. Spiller A move to New Orleans for running back C.J. Spiller could offer the former Buffalo Bills standout the same type of mid-career return to excellence which Drew ... Sharper sentencing in federal sexual assault case reset NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sentencing of former New Orleans Saints player Sharper on federal charges that he drugged and assaulted...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: Detroit Lions DT Tyrunn Walker is 'exceptionally smart'

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker was signed away from the New Orleans Saints in free agency this offseason. The Lions acquired him as part of a larger effort to replace Ndamukong Suh, which also included trading for Haloti Ngata. Back in March, when the Lions signed him, Walker's former coach, Sean Payton, raved about Walker's intelligence. "He’s really versatile and...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: five key positions for 2015

The New Orleans Saints have apparently taken the old saying that “defense wins games” to heart. Over the offseason, Head Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis implemented a significant roster change on the defensive side of the ball. The Saints’ 31st-ranked defense in 2014 likely was a major factor in their 7-9 season. It should be noted that the New Orleans...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: This picture of Sean Payton is absolutely disturbing

I, like everybody who owns a computer and has access to the internet, have seen some weird things online, but this is right up there. AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s best outside linebackers Five Things: Unsigned free agents that could help a lot of teams Fantasy Football 2015: The top-60 running backs for 2015 First and 10: Ten teams that would pay Dez and Demaryius...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: This New York Jets mask is a game changer

What if I told you that you could go to MetLife Stadium, jeer the opposing team and their fans as much as your heart desires and never face retaliation? Sound’s pretty good, right? Well, do I have the perfect thing for you! AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s best outside linebackers Five Things: Unsigned free agents that could help a lot of teams Fantasy Football 2015...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton honors Archie Manning for Ring of Honor induction

While Sean Payton was recently at the Manning Passing Academy, he did a little bit of coaching, while also honoring Archie Manning for his induction into the ring of honor. As Mike Triplett of ESPN explains, the ring that Payton gave to Manning was for his 2013 induction into the Saints' Ring of Honor.Triplett also explains that Manning is joining an exclusive club, that now includes...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton's son takes part in the Manning Passing Academy

The Manning Passing Academy took place this past weekend, and while there were some big-named fathers around watching their sons, one who immediately caught the eye was Sean Payton. According to Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate, Payton's son Connor was in attendance.Connor Payton is heading into his freshman year of high school, which led to Payton deciding to sign his son up.Archie...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The five most important position battles of New Orleans Saints training camp

Last week we looked at five of the Saints top-10 training camp battles. Today I’m wrapping up my countdown of the most important training camp battles with the top five. Before I get into my top five, though, let’s take a look at an honorable mention: Honorable Mention: C.J. Spiller v. Mark Ingram. This is a very interesting contest to follow because both players will be competing...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why other players are scared of the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints were expected to make some big changes coming off  a disappointing 7-9 season in 2014. However, Sean Payton and the rest of the Saints coaching staff shocked most with the trade of crowd-favorite Jimmy Graham and with the acquisition of C.J. Spiller. So, are these changes a relief for the rest of the division’s teams? No and, according to other division...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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