The New Orleans Saints' Center of Attention

Aside from special teams, center may be the most anonymous position in football. Think about it, how many centers can you name relative to other positions? Probably not too many, unless you are an offensive line enthusiast. Anonymity aside, centers are incredibly important to the rhythm of an offense as they touch the ball on every play and must be completely in tune with the quarterback...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Assistant Coaches in Cowboys’ History

Joe Avezzano   During his time as the special teams coach from 1990 to 2000 Joe “Coach Joe” Avezzano was not only part of the coaching staff that led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories in four years, but was also consistently recognized individually as one of the most accomplished special teams coaches of the 1990s. He was known for consistent success and was named the...
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Why the New Orleans Saints should trade up in the first round

The New Orleans Saints have had a whirlwind of an offseason. There have been big signings, emotional trades, and heart wrenching cuts. Mickey Loomis has been a wizard navigating the salary cap to put the Saints in position for another Super Bowl run. And with the draft just a month away, he has a chance to really round out this roster. Because of Loomis’ extreme zealousness in...
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The Saints are starting to lean defense

When you think of the Saints in the Sean Payton era, you think of Drew Brees, an explosive passing offense, points and yards. In fact, while the team won a Super Bowl in 2009 behind it’s high powered offense, it was the 2011 unit that broke the NFL record for the most yards from scrimmage in a season ever. You read that correctly, more than the “greatest show on turf”. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saints are starting to lean defense

When you think of the Saints in the Sean Payton era, you think of Drew Brees, an explosive passing offense, points and yards. In fact, while the team won a Super Bowl in 2009 behind it’s high powered offense, it was the 2011 unit that broke the NFL record for the most yards from scrimmage in a season ever. You read that correctly, more than the “greatest show on turf”. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

McCarthy, Capers balance their visions for Packers defense

In the history of the National Football League, there have been dysfunctional relationships between a head coach and his assistants. Chicago head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to mind. They nearly came to blows during halftime of a game against Miami. New Orleans head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams qualify. They kept their...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best current GM/head coach tandems in the NFL

Some teams lack the talent to win games. Some teams lack the wins even with talent on the roster. And some teams have trouble consistently winning. Good teams have the necessary front office pieces in place with a head coach that fully maximizes the capabilities of its players. So without further ado... 1.) Bill Belichick/--: I left the GM slot blank because Bill Belichick is his...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stability ensures long-term success in the NFL

Too often, analysis of the NFL boils down to one or two extraordinary people lifting their team above the rest. We often think of how Tom Brady or Peyton Manning keep their teams in the playoffs year after year or of how the pairing of Sean Payton and Drew Brees made the New Orleans Saints a relevant team in the NFL. I don’t mean to discount the impact of individual contributions...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey is trying to be a part of something special in New Orleans

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; New Saints defensive back Champ Bailey is happy to have a chance to win a Super Bowl with a young team like New Orleans. “I have a little more to my game, I believe, especially mentally,” Bailey said, via “I can see things a lot easier, a lot of things come up...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey: Saints are very close to a championship

New Orleans Saints new cornerback Champ Bailey likes his chances of winning his first Super Bowl ring. “(The Saints) are very close (to a championship),” Bailey said to the team’s website. “You look at, Coach Payton took a year off, came back and they got in the playoffs, and won a game. They’re very close. I think any time you have a guy like Drew Brees calling the shots...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5+: New Orleans Saints wide receiver prospects

It’s no secret that the New Orleans Saints have had one of history’s most prolific offenses with Drew Brees at the helm and Sean Payton calling plays. However, last year it was their defense that was the strength of the franchise. In both games against Seattle (which were – in my opinion – the two worst games to watch as a Saints fan), one of the major reasons the Saints...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

PrepTalkEugene On The Sidelines – Episode 1

Chris Park talks about New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton’s experience coaching his son’s youth team and the single wing offense that gave him so much trouble. Download & Listen Here
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fisher: Graham’s goalpost dunk in Atlanta inspired rule change

St. Louis Rams coach and NFL competition committee co-chairman Jeff Fisher told reporters Wednesday morning that the game delay caused by one of New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham’s dunks was the reason the goalpost celebration will now draw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. “The background is when the committee basically defined unsportsmanlike conduct and celebrations...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton thinks franchise-tag system is 'antiquated'

The Saints are in a stalemate with tight end Jimmy Graham, who wants a new contract but has been given the franchise tag. And there's a stalemate within the stalemate as Graham's not even happy about being tagged as a tight end. Asked about Graham wanting more money than the tight end franchise tag offers, Sean Payton didn't entirely disagree, calling the tag setup ...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Sean Payton’s Draft Tendencies

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer As we approach the NFL Draft one question that every Saints fan is asking is, “What Will Payton Do?” (Kudos to anyone who catches the WWJD reference). I think the answer lies not necessarily in the scouting profiles of players in the draft, but in the history of the Saints’ drafts under Sean Payton. There have...
Via TopSportsReport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014 Season

The New Orleans Saints have made some serious moves so far.  GM Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton have been quite busy.  Veterans like LB Jonathan Vilma, SS Roman Harper, DE Will Smith, CB Jabari Greer, WR Lance Moore, FS Malcolm Jenkins and even RB Darren Sproles have all parted ways with the Black and Gold.  These transactions have left many Saints fans wondering what exactly...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints’ Board: 15 Possible Draft Targets Part Deux

Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer We’re getting deeper into the offseason. The NFL combine is behind us and several big name players have completed their Pro-Days. With this in mind, I am updating the draft board. Some players are still the same but I will update their information based on how they have performed both at the combine and their Pro-Days. Sean Payton and the...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Paradigm Shift: Passing it down to the run game

Photo: NFL Rush Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer You keep hearing it being said. The past month of off-season football has been one of the most exciting in recent memory. The biggest splash for the Saints has been Jairus Byrd, but, it might not be the most important. The New Orleans Saints finished 4th in total defense last season. It is a stat that we as Saints’ fans and...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton To Speak At Jones College

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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham ‘disappointed’ with Saints’ offseason

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is not happy with the way the offseason is going this year. Just hours after news surfaced that the Saints would be releasing running back Darren Sproles, Graham tweeted that he was  ’disappointed’ by the Saints offseason so far. Wow unbelievable. Shocked and disappointed on everything that’s gone on this offseason. — Jimmy Graham...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints will use franchise tag on Jimmy Graham

The New Orleans Saints will use their franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham before Monday’s deadline, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. According to, Graham and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, will reportedly file a grievance through the players’ association, asking that Graham be considered a receiver because he lined up out wide or in the slot on 67 percent of...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Saints coaches crash the Combine

It’s not unusual for NFL coaches to visit the Combine, but some of the pictures that surfaced of Saints’ coaches Sean Payton and Rob Ryan are definitely share-worthy. Here, Payton looks like he’s really crunching some numbers on the 2014 class. That or he has to go to the bathroom. #Saints HC @SeanPayton checking out the talent today at the #NFLCombine #WHODAT @saints pic.twitter...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints hope to work out a contract with Robert Meachem

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to a report the Saints hope to work out a contract with Robert Meacham who is scheduled to become a free agent in March. The Saints and Meachem’s camp had broached the topic of a new contract by Friday, one of the sources said. Of course, what will ultimately determine whether...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No Sean Payton on Saints’ Mount Rushmore?

On Thursday cover32′s Carl Pfeiffer released his ‘Mount Rushmore’s’ for all 32 NFL teams, essentially picking the four most influential faces in each organization’s history to place on an ornamental bust. Pfeiffer’s display includes: Drew Brees, Deuce McAllister, Willie Roaf, and Ricky Jackson. Assuming the pool of faces chosen includes only players, then you can have...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Darren Sharper charged with drugging and raping two women

Former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women, reports the Los Angeles Times. According to the report, the district attorney released a statement saying Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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