New Orleans Saints HC Sean Payton Pulls a Prank on His Aging Quarterback Drew Brees

When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently said he would like to play till he's 45 (if his body holds out) his head coach--Sean Payton--had to be pretty happy about that. Of course if he actually does he will be redefining 'old' for a football. At 35 he already is old by NFL standards, but 45? We're talking zombie QB!Brees has to know he's no spring...
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Snubbed? No New Orleans Saints RB named top-30 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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Camp Summary: Wide receivers shine for the New Orleans Saints

Thursday saw the wide receivers take over team drills, with guys like Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, and Marques Colston (of course) looking very sharp. Cooks has been the talk of the camp so far, and if you’ve read any of our other Camp Summaries you know he’s been one of the guys we’ve been most impressed with. He’s showing the burst and quickness necessary to separate from...
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton pranks Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees got a surprise when he arrived at his locker this morning for training camp. His red jersey had undergone a slight transformation: What's wrong with this picture?! Sean Payton got me this morning. #Payback — Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 31, 2014 I’m just guessing here, but I think that one is a little too...
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Saints 2014 preview: Winning on road key to season success

2013: The Saints went 11-5 in the regular season, defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round, then lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round.  Head Coach: Sean Payton (2006-Present) Key Departures: Running back Darren Sproles, receiver Lance Moore, linebacker Jonathan Vilma, safety Roman Harper, safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Will Smith  Key Arrivals...
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Top 5: Moments at the first week of New Orleans Saints Training Camp

The first full week of Saints training camp saw some great moments, here are five that we enjoyed the most. 5.) Drew Brees prepping to compete in American Gladiator The modern quarterback must be agile, and Sean Payton is taking that to heart during Training Camp. He put his quarterbacks through this rigorous workout on Tuesday. Must Watch: #Saints QBs & Sean Payton compete...
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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...
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Mailbag: New Orleans Saints fan asks pertinent question after Ray Rice’s suspension

This week I am not answering any questions, and am instead posing a question to you as a reader. I came across this from one of our followers on Twitter last week, and I found it extremely relevant and thought-provoking: @RobertFouquet: @Saints_News @nworleanssaints @cover32_NO @SaintsNews @SaintsReportCom @SaintsUpdate @SaintsGab — Robert Fouquet (@RobertFouquet...
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New Orleans Saints: 5 Questions Heading into Training Camp

The New Orleans Saints rebounded nicely following a hectic 2012 campaign where Sean Payton was suspended following Bounty-Gate.  The team got off to an 0-4 start, before catching fire late to finish 7-9.  Last season, the Saints returned to the post-season, but due to a 3-5 road record were forced to play away from home for the playoffs.  On the flip side, the Saints went 8-0...
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton ranked 4th best in NFL, full top-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
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2014 NFL Coaches Rankings

This year’s rankings with last year ranking in brackets. 1. Bill Belicheck – New England Patriots (1)Belicheck remains at the top of these rankings thanks to another great season. Belicheck is a genius and he always puts together the best gameplans and knows how to shut down top players. 2. Jim Harbaugh – San Francisco 49ers (2)Jim Harbaugh is an aggressive coach who knows...
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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees ranked 4th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
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New Orleans’ Saints’ Marques Colston named 18th best fantasy WR, Stills is 53rd

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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PHOTO: Saints head coach Sean Payton tries to cover Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is an ambitious guy. His energy and competitive spirit bring a lot of inspiration for his team. If you need proof of that you need look no further than what happened when Payton was suspended for the 2012 NFL season. The previous year the Saints went 13-3, finishing the season on a furious pace with three consecutive games of scoring 40 or...
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Saints QB Drew Brees: I can play another 10 years

West Virginia, it seems both coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees are confident they can tap into the fountain of youth.  The 35-year-old Brees is predicting he'll play until he's 45, and Payton followed up that goal with one of his own: to coach until he's 80. "If I tell myself I'm 25, then I'm 25," Brees said. "That's honest to God...
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Drew Brees plans on playing until he’s 45

Saints quarterback Drew Brees told reporters on Friday that he would like to play football for another 10 years. “No doubt. There’s no question,” Brees said, in a private moment. “I’m not getting ahead myself, like it’s a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I’m having fun and playing at a...
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Saints camp watch: Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton speak

Football is officially kind of back for Saints fans again. The Saints have kicked off 2014 training camp on Friday morning in Greenbrier, West Virginia. The team will be there until August 14 and then will travel back home to finish practices at their facilities in Metairie, LA. Preseason gets rolling on August 8 in St. Louis against the Rams. General Manager Mickey Loomis and Head...
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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Tackles Players Conditioning Test--and Passes!

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is not a young man; not necessarily old either at 50, but definitely not young. He appears to be fit, but being fit and being NFL player fit are two totally different things.As it turns out that is exactly the kind of fit that Payton is.@Saints/TwitterWhen some of the players were getting ready to complete the team's conditioning test...
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Shirtless Sean Payton At Atlantis

  Somebody has been working out this summer. I’m looking at you, mom. It seems like Atlantis is the top choice for NFL…
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New Orleans Saints: Ready For Another Super Bowl?

Are the New Orleans Saints primed to play in the next Super Bowl? Coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees have been working together for nearly 10 years and have one ring. However, they haven’t got past the divisional round of playoffs since 2009. Saints report: New Orleans ready for another Super Bowl run? — Saints News Network (@SaintsNews) July...
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4 hopeful headlines: can the Saints get to the Super bowl?

The 2014 NFL season is exactly six weeks away and we’re ramping up our speculation machine to full throttle here at cover32. If you’re curious to find out what will happen this year and don’t want to go through that whole messy business of waiting to find out, we’ve got you covered. So dim the lights, turn your fog machine on and gaze into the crystal ball. Yoda said it best...
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Jimmy Graham, Saints reach agreement on new contract

The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have reached agreement on a long-term contract. Graham announced the agreement Tuesday morning on Twitter. It’s official I’m bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support. — Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) July 15, 2014 Terms of the deal have not been announced. Graham, 27, had 86 receptions...
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Report: Saints, Jimmy Graham working on long-term deal

New Orleans Saint star Jimmy Graham will officially appeal the league’s arbitration decision that he is a tight end for franchise tag purposes, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. #Saints TE Jimmy Graham has officially appealed the ruling that stated he’ll be paid as a franchise-tagged TE not WR, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2014 Jimmy Graham’s appeal...
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Top 5: Reasons the New Orleans Saints are the best team in the NFC South

The NFC South is shaping up to be one of the better divisions in all of football, and certainly the team that takes the crown will be poised for a deep playoff run. Here are five reasons to believe the Saints are that team. 5.) They have the best quarterback In a quarterback-driven league, you cannot overstate the importance of having a quality guy under center. Thankfully for...
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton named top-5 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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