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Drew Brees says 'I think some of these guys are going to be household names pretty quick'

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton displayed his disgust with last year's team by ripping it by the seams and almost starting completely over. The team traded their second-best player in tight end Jimmy Graham, and released a whole host of names that became familiar with Saints fans. With a cast of players that need rape on their helmet in order to know who they are, quarterback...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Morgan's comeback story is officially underway

Josh Morgan seemed like he may be on his way out of the NFL, until the New Orleans Saints gave him another shot. Now, it looks as though Morgan may be taking full advantage of that opportunity, as he's getting some strong reviews from coaches. Both receivers coach John Morton and head coach Sean Payton had positive things to say about Morgan, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Saints Show Off Gritty Rookies?

Now that the U.S. Open is over, that means we are another week closer to the start of the 2015 season. New Orleans has a big year ahead of them and I believe they should draw inspiration from the now two-time major champion, Jordan Spieth.The agonizingly slow pace of play and unusual course conditions didn't stop the 21-year-old prodigy from making history at the 115th U.S. Open...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans Saints draft class ranked in top five of the past 10 years?

Since he’s been with the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton has had a thing for finding talented players in and after the NFL draft. According to NFL media editor Jim Reineking, Payton’s first draft with the Saints had the third best draft class of any team over the past 10 years. The 2006 Saints draft class saw the addition of players like Reggie Bush, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

After 7-9 season, Sean Payton determined to not have a repeat of 2014

After finishing 7-9 in 2014, right tackle Zach Strief of the New Orleans Saints may have summed things up best."The best thing that ever happened to this organization was going 7-9 and not making the playoffs," veteran right tackle Zach Strief told Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com. "Because it was eye-opening."If we would have slipped into the playoffs at 8-8 it would have been easy to say...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ridiculously early pre-training camp 53 man roster prediction

Yeah yeah, I know. It’s ridiculous to even predict a 53 man roster before any of the players are in pads. But the roster is set at 90 and it’s fun to look into the future, right? There’s a lot of questions about this roster, moreso than most previous Sean Payton years, and veterans and youngsters alike will have to work hard to earn their roster spots. Here’s how I see it...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints see Spiller as perfect for Payton's playbook

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller spent much of his youth on baseball diamonds, where coaches sought to take advantage of his quick first step, range and sure hands by playing him at shortstop and center field. ''I kind of credit my pass-catching ability to going from catching a baseball to a football,'' Spiller said during Saints minicamp this week...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins to appear on ‘Hard Knocks’

The Washington Redskins will be making a short cameo appearance on HBO’s hit series “Hard Knocks” this year. The Houston Texans are the main attraction in this years tenth season of the show that takes you inside the locker room of a NFL team during training camp. The Redskins recently announced that they will be holding joint practices with the Texans August 6-8 during camp...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jimmy Graham gone, who has the best tight end in the NFC South?

As OTAs come to an end today—for the New Orleans Saints in the form of Mini Camp—we are reminded NFL franchises and personnel finally get some time off. If Sean Payton wants to take a vacation, after Thursday he’ll be able to do so. The same is of course true of the players—though they have a lot more freedom in their offseason schedules than the coaches do. Six weeks it’ll...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton says the offensive approach won't change for Saints

After re-signing Mark Ingram, bringing in C.J. Spiller and trading away both Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, it's an obvious assumption by many that the New Orleans Saints may shift to running the ball a bit more in 2015. Apparently, though, there's no shift in the offensive approach coming, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. Sean Payton was the man to shoot down the rumor first...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned from Sean Payton’s OTA press conference

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton addressed the media yesterday as the last week of OTAs begins to draw to a close before mandatory minicamp begins next week. Payton talked about Junior Galette’s injury, a few key offensive players, and some focuses and changes on offense. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 NFL teams that could actually win Super Bowl 50 Top 10 in 2015...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: What Everyone Fails to Mention About The Jimmy Graham Trade

Jimmy Graham with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton Trading Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks automatically makes the New Orleans Saints offense much more unpredictable, and leaving the Seattle Seahawks with future financial burden. Let’s face it, everyone in the city of New Orleans will miss the presence of Jimmy Graham on the field, it was tough to see a true member...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Saints didn’t acquire new WR talent

I can’t remember an off-season as a Saints fan where we as a fan base weren’t wondering/worrying about one position group or another (not nearly as long of a time frame as many of you to be fair) and its potential impact on the team. Often times its been the defensive line or corner positions, sometimes its been the offensive line, but interestingly enough I don’t think I can...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC South toss-up: New Orleans Saints

We’ve talked Falcons. We’ve talked Panthers. We’ve talked Buccaneers. Now, to round out the NFC South toss-up, we’re going to discuss the New Orleans Saints. After an extremely disappointing 2014 season, the Saints are looking to bounce back and recapture the division crown.   Why the New Orleans Saints will win the NFC South For starters, Drew Brees. I don’t believe Brees’...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Jermaine Gresham: 'I think there's a fit for us'

After trading away Jimmy Graham this offseason to the Seattle Seahawks, the New Orleans Saints seemed set on going with Josh Hill and Benjamin Watson at tight end. Apparently, that may not be the case though. Not only did the Saints meet with former Cincinnati Bengal Jermaine Gresham, but Sean Payton believes that the two could make for a good fit, according to Andrew Schuster of...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jermaine Gresham the Saints’ best chance to replace Jimmy Graham?

Given that Jimmy Graham is now a Seattle Seahawk, I think it’s pretty safe to say that the New Orleans Saints have a need at tight end. Luckily, a tight end may have just shown up at the Saints’ door. On Wednesday, Jermaine Gresham met with the Saints in New Orleans, and head coach Sean Payton believes he could be staying long term. “He’s a player we were obviously well...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints will host Patriots in Joint Practices in Preseason

The New England Patriots announced they will be participating in joint practices with the New Orleans Saints in the upcoming preseason in a couple of months. This will be the third time in the last six seasons that the Patriots will collaborate with the Saints in joint practices. Saints head coach Sean Payton and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick are close friends and have developed...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: This Sean Payton commercial may be fake, but it’s well worth the watch

Some things are just so weird that you have no choice but to share them with the world. This is one of those instances. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL contenders that won’t even make the playoffs in 2015 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s top-10 wide receivers I’m not really sure what prompted the creation of this video, but I’m glad that it happened. I will be honest, though...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

LOOK: Sean Payton unveils picture of owner Tom Benson in Saints’ practice facility

Tom Benson and his family may be in the middle of a confusing legal battle for control of the Saints organization, but that doesn’t take away from what Benson has done for the city of New Orleans over the years. And for head coach Sean Payton, who’s earned his living and accolades under the ownership of Benson, the Saints needed to do something to show that they were behind the...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sean Payton wants to get C.J. Spiller the ball in space

Sean Payton isn't going to hide his game plan for using newly acquired running back C.J. Spiller. According to NewOrleansSaints.com, Payton plans to find a way to get the explosive playmaker the ball in space. "He's explosive," Payton told NewOrleansSaints.com. "He knows what to do. I think there's a real good fit for him with what we're going to do offensively. We'll put him in...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This blonde Kansas City Chiefs fan has an awesome shirt

Nice shirt. #Chiefs
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Hard Knocks the single reason Sean Payton is holding back?

A couple of days ago the Houston Texans were chosen as this year’s team to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks. A great privilege in the eyes of some, but is it limiting the Texans chances of hosting joint practices with other teams? Hard Knocks could keep Texans from luring practice partners http://t.co/0WZRLnaw3Q — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 29, 2015 According...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Gimme Three Steps: Saints' Defense Dangerous Again?

The New Orleans Saints have long had a reputation for really good defenses. The Dome Patrol has been called by some the most talented linebacker corps ever assembled. And the unit from the 2009 Super Bowl Championship team might just have been even better.In days gone by, the Saints have had the outstanding defensive unit, but a subpar offense that was not able to capitalize on the...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Sean Payton Be Facing the Hotseat in 2015?

After finishing the season at a rather underwhelming 7-9 last season, Saints head coach Sean Payton promised that changes were coming to fix the problems. But what exactly were the problems that left this Saints team out of the postseason?Based on their approach to the free agency period, in addition to their corresponding roster moves, one would have to think that the shortcomings...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Payton gives strong early review of rookie QB Garrett Grayson

The New Orleans Saints obviously were hoping to find their future when drafting quarterback Garrett Grayson. So far, Grayson has impressed his new head coach, according to Andrew Schuster of Who Dat Dish.“It’s been impressive,” Sean Payton said about Grayson. “He’s a quick decision maker, he’s got good arm strength, his athleticism, he’s in shape, and you guys will...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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