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Podcast: Heath Evans Interview

Former Saint and current NFL Network Analyst, Heath Evans, stops by to talk bad coaching, bad locker rooms, what makes Sean Payton so good, and why Eagles fans hate him so much. The boys then talk Saints Hall of Fame, movies, Joe Horn ripping Goodell, and your Twitter questions. PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and we have a podcast. Don’t forget to download our...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Saints Change the Tide in 2015?

In 2014 the Saints were 4-4 on the road, closing the season with a 4-0 run when leaving the Dome. This was the first time since 2011 that the Saints were able finish with a .500 record on the road.On the other hand, a 21-home game win streak was snapped by the controversial 'offensive pass interference' call when the Saints played host to the 49ers. After that game, the Saints failed...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How does the New Orleans Saints coaching staff compare to the rest of the NFC South?

Over the next few weeks of the offseason, we’ll take a look at how the New Orleans Saints compare position-by-position to their NFC South counterparts—the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is an exercise meant to be comprehensive in scope, yet at the same time is not intended to boringly list every guy on the roster. It is meant to look at the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints kicker battle is Dustin Hopkins vs. Zach Hocker… for now

I don’t think many of us pictured the Saints carrying Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker as their two kickers on the 90 man roster right now, and yet here we are. What’s most surprising about this is that Sean Payton has never not had a veteran battling it out in camp before. Whether it was John Carney, Olindo Mare, Martin Grammatica, John Kasay or Shayne Graham, there has always...
Via The Saints Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will three rookies start for the Saints in 2015?

The New Orleans Saints landed a strong group of players in the 2015 NFL draft. So strong, that according to Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com, the team is projected by NFL.com to start three rookies this season. Terrell explained the three potential rookie starters below. "Rookies Andrus Peat, Hau'oli Kikaha and Stephone Anthony are projected by the website to start next season. However...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton has little to say about Deflategate-Bountygate comparisons

When it comes to any Deflategate and Bountygate comparisons, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn't have much to say on the topic. It's not all that surprising, as Payton is likely focused on just getting past the whole Bountygate thing all together.According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Payton simply bowed out on talking about it."Listen, I knew that question was coming...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints fans should be outraged by the Patriots’ deflate gate penalty

As we all know, the New England Patriots’ punishment for the Deflategate scandal was a one million dollar fine, a loss of a first round pick in 2016, a fourth rounder in 2017 and Tom Brady has been suspended for the first four games (pending imminent litigation from Brady’s camp). While many people were up in arms about the severity of those sanctions, they were not that severe...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Intel on Davis Tull from @genehenleytfp

With all the new drafted players on board for the Black and Gold I took the time to reach out to some of the most knowledgeable fans, beat writers and bloggers for information on what to expect from the newest crop of talent. Davis Tull may be from UT Chattanooga but small schools have never stopped Sean Payton from turning a relative “nobody” into a star. The examples of small...
Via The Saints Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How does each draft pick fit into the New Orleans Saints’ plan (Part II)

On Tuesday, I wrote about the Day 1 and 2 picks of the New Orleans Saints in the 2015 NFL draft, in relation to how they fit in New Orleans this year and beyond. The idea was to formulate some idea of how they fit into what Sean Payton has always called “the vision for the player”. It’s the question being asked and answered here in Part 1. But now we turn to the Day 3 picks...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints hosting former Pro Bowl DT Kevin Williams

Picking up interior help hasn’t worked out perfectly this offseason as the Saints weren’t able to sign a guy in Kendall Langford they hosted before free agency even started, and then they narrowly missed out on having Danny Shelton fall to them. Sean Payton admitted they would have drafted him if the pick ahead of them (Browns) would have gone with Andrus Peat at 12. The Saints...
Via The Saints Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Pick No. 31: Stephone Anthony

View image | gettyimages.com With the 31st pick the New Orleans Saints decided to go defense choosing Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson. Apparently the Saints did a ton of research on Stephone Anthony. Characteristics the Saints enjoyed include, the makeup, size, position and flexibility. Myself mostly I enjoy Anthony’s athleticism. Analysts now are thinking Anthony is most suited...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New Orleans Saints in for a camp battle at tackle this season?

The move by New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis to draft offensive tackle Andrus Peat did exactly what he and head coach Sean Payton hoped it would do – create competition on the offensive line. While Saints made many moves in the offseason to make improvements on both sides of the ball, the offensive line was still in need of depth and better play – especially with...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Saints Draft Recap

The boys discuss the 2015 Saints Draft plus Have the Saints finally drafted decent linebackers Was Andrus Peat a good pick at 13? Best pick Worst pick Jeff Ireland convincing Loomis not to trade up Twitter questions Best Draft Pick of Sean Payton Era Bracket Wraps Up PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and we have a podcast. Don’t forget to download our Iphone app! Itunes.
Via The Saints Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Saints 2015 Draft

All of us knew that the Saints were an aging team (oldest team in the league last year) and that they desperately needed an infusion of talented youth to regain their form. Many speculated that they needed their best Draft since 2006, and I for one believe they succeeded in that regard. I’ll give a more in depth take on the Saints picks after I have reviewed their film and had...
Via The Saints Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the New Orleans Saints find a gem in the final round of the NFL Draft?

As odd as it sounds, Marcus Murphy, the diminutive running back from Missouri, could be one of the best draft picks the New Orleans Saints have in camp this offseason. The Saints finished with a fun choice who could potentially light up a preseason game or two. The 5-foot-9, 198-pounder is a runner/receiver/kick returner who had more than 5,000 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Grayson was ‘the one’ for New Orleans

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, there was plenty of speculation that the New Orleans Saints would use a draft pick on a quarterback who could eventually develop into the successor for Drew Brees. On Friday night, the Saints made that move when they drafted Garrett Grayson out of Colorado State with the 75th overall selection. There were some rumblings that the Saints were targetting...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Garrett Grayson: ‘This was the one’

The New Orleans Saints used the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday to grab Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson. “This was the one. If he wasn’t available, we probably would have gone without drafting a quarterback,” Saints coach Sean Payton said, via Nola.com. Grayson was a full-time starter over the last two seasons and started 35 games over four seasons...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What Sean Payton said about Garrett Grayson, La'el Collins, NFL Draft

Rounds 2-3 were completed Friday
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
26 days ago

Saints draft LB Hau’oli Kikaha with No. 44 pick

The New Orleans Saints drafted Washington linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha with the No. 44 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Kikaha, 6-foot-2, 253 pounds, earned first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2014 and second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013. He combined to have 32 sacks, 40 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles during that stretch, starting all...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' coach Sean Payton thinks LSU's La'el Collins will be drafted Friday

Collins passed over in first round
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
26 days ago

Saints Look to Day Two After a Successful Round One

All the hype, all the studying of tapes, and scouting reports led up to last night in Chicago. And one little "aside" - I think that the NFL has hit a home run with the moveable draft concept. It gives other fans the opportunity to get excited for their team. And the build up to last night's first round was great.As far as the Saints, wow...Andrus Peat was somewhat of a curveball...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints could seek more defenders on NFL draft's second day

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The Saints are slated to pick three times during Friday's second and third rounds of the NFL draft and can still use help on defense and at receiver or tight end. New Orleans still hasn't picked an edge pass-rusher, something they could use after their defense ranked 23rd in the NFL sacks per pass attempt in 2014. Coach Sean Payton also could be seeking another...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints welcome Stephone Anthony to the Big Easy

First it was the offense, now it’s the defense’s turn for the New Orleans Saints. Stephone Anthony, welcome to the Big Easy. With the need for help on defense, Anthony at linebacker from Clemon makes perfect sense. At 6’3” and 243 pounds, this makes so much sense to help anchor the middle of the defense. As Derek Stephens and Rob Rang of CBS Sports, explains, he has the ability...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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