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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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Tight Ends

During the Sean Payton era in New Orleans, there has been perhaps no position on the field as crucial to the success of Drew Brees and this offense than that of the tight end position. And Jimmy Graham has matured into one of the best in the league. But last season, with Graham's production down significantly early on, the Saints discovered that they not only had depth at the position...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing New Orleans Saints prospects from the 2015 Senior Bowl

I’m back! It’s been a month, at least, since I last wrote here in this space. In case you missed me, I sincerely apologize. But that’s how long it’s taken for me to get over the horrendous loss at home to the Atlanta Falcons. Frankly, I’m probably still not over it, but we can pretend. After a month, though, it is time to start thinking seriously about how the Saints can...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Wide Receivers

Looking from a purely personnel standpoint, the Saints receiving corps was somewhat underwhelming in 2014. It was never an issue of having the talent, more so of actually showing it. That being said, it is sort of difficult to get a read on exactly how this position could be handled by the team in this year's draft.But you can bet that if there is a talented player that could bolster...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten NFL head coach job that could be open after the 2015 season

The head coach vacancies in the NFL are starting to fill up, with teams hiring their next leader on nearly a daily basis at this point. As they do, the number of available job dwindles, leaving those not hired feeling like their opportunity has passed. Fear not, however, as this is just the latest round of openings. A year from now, a whole new batch of jobs will be available, providing...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Sean Payton remain the Saints playcaller?

In some circles of the Saints fanbase I don’t think there was a more controversial figure this year than the man at the top: Sean Payton. Many members of the Saints Blogo-sphere, some ‘legit’ and some not, questioned whether coach Payton still had ‘it’ and whether or not he should still be in charge of play calling duties. Billed as an offensive genius and play calling...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Fans Should Know Adam Gase and Sean Payton Have A Lot In Common

New Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace said one of the most important relationships is between the GM and the head coach.  He also said an obvious goal would be to find somebody similar to head coach Sean Payton, whom he watched work so much magic for years in New Orleans.  If that holds true in the days to come, here are some interesting facts to note about one of the candidates in Broncos...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: offseason off to a rocky start

Junior Galette This week New Orleans Saints defensive linemen Junior Galette was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Junior Galette was mostly worried about his image in the public being damaged and wanted everyone to know what happened before the arrest was not him and is not what it looks like. People can see a man on the field like Galette and how dominant he is on the field...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

8 Coaches Ryan Pace Could Steer The Chicago Bears Towards

In order to get an idea of what Ryan Pace will want in a head coach now that he is GM of the Chicago Bears, one must look at his history, who he’s been associated with, what he might view as a pitfall and what he might see as a benefit.  Since 2001 he has spent his pro football career in New Orleans.  During that time he has been exposed to some notable coaching names including...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Quarterbacks

Since Sean Payton arrived in New Orleans in 2006, there have been a lot of positions that he's had to address in making the Saints competitive on the field on Sundays. But one position he has never had to give a second thought to has been the quarterback position. Thus is the luxury of having a Drew Brees on your roster. Ever the ultimate competitor and the consumate team player...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

9 Things You Should Know About Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace

It’s official.  The Chicago Bears have their next general manager and it’s certainly one that a lot of us didn’t expect.  Whether that’s a good or bad thing will become clear with time.  In the interim, why not take a look at this Ryan Pace character?  Who is he and what does he bring to the table?  Here are a few things you may or may not know about him. Played Defensive...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Hire Ryan Pace as the New General Manager

The first change at Halas Hall in 2015 has occurred. On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Ryan Pace as the team’s new general manager.Pace replaces Phil Emery, who was fired on December 29th along with former head coach Marc Trestman.Many thought the Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard would win the new Bears’ general manager...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Repost: Sean Payton 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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Ryan will return to Saints next season

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saint swill keep Rob Ryan as the team’s defensive coordinator for next season, reports The Times-Picayune. However, according to The Times-Picayune, the Saints will make defensive coaching staff and personnel changes.  The Saints have already parted ways with three assistants, assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis, longtime...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints retool, fire 3 assistant coaches

Head Coach Sean Payton didn’t waste any time in starting some dramatic changes to the New Orleans Saints. His decision to release the coaches came at what he considered to be “the appropriate time.” Payton said, “We’re not just gonna patch a few holes here and throw the ball out there next year” and he’s followed through on his promise of change. The Saints fired tight...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Entering Most Trying Offseason Of The Sean Payton Era

This wasn't even remotely the way that Saints fans, coaches, players, etc. anticipated the season going. And it certainly wasn't when it was supposed to end.But after the tumultuous roller coaster ride that was the 2014 season concluded in a rather exciting fashion in Tampa on Sunday, there's a somewhat uneasy feeling surrounding this team in The Big Easy.Since taking over as Head...
Via Pro Football Spot
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton promises change after Saints go 7-9

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is promising change in the coming months, stressing that he hates losing and will look at ''every element of the program'' in an effort to avoid another sub-.500, non-playoff season. ''What is important is we are looking closely at ways to fix the things that kept us from winning games. and making sure that we are not fixing...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Saints Beat Tampa, Ruin Draft Position, End 7-9

The boys recap the Saints meaningless season ending win in Tampa, plus Special ‘Serial’ Open Ralph wonders how spectacular the Tank Job by Lovie Smith was Sean Payton didn’t fire anyone today, will he do so later? Marques Colston returning in 2015 Zach Strief comments on players late to meeting and flights Who had worst year on Saints in 2014? Will Drew Brees renegotiate?...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan: Saints ‘drank the Kool-Aid a little bit too much’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan acknowledged Friday that he and his players got too caught up in the preseason praise and expectations. The Saints have gone from fourth in yards allowed in 2013 to 31st in 2014. “Obviously we drank the Kool-Aid a little bit too much, I think. And if they don’t think so, I think that...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints are no Longer an NFC power

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports After finishing 11-5 and returning to the playoffs in 2013, the New Orleans Saints entered training camp as the heavy favorite to clinch this season’s NFC South and challenge the mighty Seattle Seahawks for control of the conference. With one of football’s most consistently-lethal starting quarterbacks, an offense capable of outscoring...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mistakes costly for Saints in missing playoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A day after being eliminated from the playoffs with a 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it didn't take long for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to point out the reason. Payton regularly calls the turnover stat the most important in the game. It was against Atlanta, with the Saints committing four of them. For the season, the Saints are minus-11 in turnover...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons vs. Saints by the Numbers

92- Sunday's game will be the 92nd time the Falcons and Saints have battled during an NFL season--this number includes the one and only playoff game between them in 1991. The very first meeting took place on November 20, 1967 ( Saints won 27-24). The Falcons lead the all time series 48-43.11- Head coaches, Sean Payton and Mike Smith have faced off 11 times. Mike Smith claimed victory...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: 2014 Week 16 NFL Pick

Atlanta Falcons (5-9) at New Orleans Saints (6-8) The Saints recently won 20 straight home games with Sean Payton and Drew Brees, covering in almost all of them (18-1-1 ATS), but they’ve since lost 4 straight games at home, all as favorites. On the season, they are just 2-5 ATS at home and oddly enough they are 4-3 ATS on the road. The Saints certainly aren’t the auto-bet at...
Via The Football Fan Spot
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: Pretty soon ESPN will be helping out with play calls

            The ESPN cameras got a close-up shot of Sean Payton’s play sheet during Monday Night Football’s New Orleans Saints-Chicago Bears game. ESPN accidentally shared 1/3 of Sean Payton’s play sheet on Monday Night Football – #Saints — Diehard Sport (@Diehardsport) December...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Accidentally Shares 1/3 Of Sean Payton’s Play Sheet

It may not have mattered much during the Monday Night Football game, but I’m sure that Sean Payton is not thrilled that the top 1/3 of his play sheet is now making its rounds around the internet. Interesting how he has concept names (Spot, Hank) above specific calls RT @therealbcherry Sean Payton's play sheet […] The post ESPN Accidentally Shares 1...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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