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NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Ron Rivera practically lives in there. Gone are the days when NFL locker rooms were a players-only domain. More coaches are making their presence felt in a place they weren't always welcomed. ''That locker room is our locker...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Interview with Jason Cole on Jimmy Graham

Since some of the national media was in full freakout mode over Jimmy Graham’s penalties for dunking after touchdowns we were fortunate enough to have Jason Cole of Bleacher Report stop by to talk about it and what it might mean for Graham’s relationship with Sean Payton plus how it might impact the 2014 season. He also gives some great insights at how NFL locker rooms operate...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the Saints’ fullback not be Erik Lorig in 2014?

Sean Payton dropped a nugget of information at his press conference today stating: Our preparation has to be with the idea that, as Erik is rehabbing, we’ve got to be ready to have a fullback Week 1, with the chance it’s not going to be Erik. That to means suggests pretty strongly that Erik Lorig will not be ready for the Falcons game, and maybe beyond. The big question becomes...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Projected 53 Man Roster – Preseason Week 3

Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer Projected Offensive Roster #465430855 / gettyimages.com Who Dat Nation’s thirst for mock drafts was never quenched, it seems, as now the cry is out for who will make the 53 man roster. It is a valid question and the New Orleans Saints find themselves in a position they aren’t necessarily used to: Depth on both sides of the ball.  While...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Another solid performance from the New Orleans Saints

The Saints rolled to another preseason victory on Friday, winning their first game in the Superdome in 2014 31-24 over the Tennessee Titans. Storylines from the game include another good performance from backup quarterback Ryan Griffin, matched by a solid outing by incumbent Luke McCown. The Saints defense also managed to create five turnovers, which was the first time since 2007...
Via cover32 - Saints
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the New Orleans Saints’ final roster after preseason Week 2

The New Orleans Saints possess one of the most talented rosters in the National Football League. We knew that coming into preseason. Through two “ugly” football games—as head coach Sean Payton described them in Friday’s night postgame press conference—the Saints have proven, at the very least, that their talent level is commensurate with the expectations. Guessing the final...
Via cover32 - Saints
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter King Says Sean Payton Should Fine Jimmy Graham Because That’s What Selfishness Gets!

ksk When last we left human misaligned binder ring, Peter King, he took a moment to discuss the rancor, the vituperate discourse that marks modern American life. Actually, he was upset that people called him out for being petty toward Cam Newton and acting like it was Newton who had been childish for not being more available for gleefully distorted quotes the last three years. Finally...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham says he has to stop dunking the football

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham twice dunked the football over the crossbar of the goal post in Friday’s preseason game. Each time he was hit with a 15-yard penalty earning the ire of head coach Sean Payton. Talking on Sunday to ESPN, Graham said he “would never do anything to hurt the team” once the regular season rolls around. While Graham is certainly not about...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton has handed off play calling duties to Pete Carmichael, for now

Saints head coach Sean Payton has been one of the NFL’s top offensive play callers over the past several seasons.  It looks like he might be ready to hand over the job to offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Interesting from #Saints preseason games: Sean Payton said he handed off play-calling to OC Pete Carmichael. It may continue into the season — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham says he has to stop dunking

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham admits he has to stop dunking after scoring a touchdown.  He recently did so during last week’s preseason game and was penalized since it’s now against the rules. “For four years and however many touchdowns, I always dunked it,” Graham said. “I just got to stop doing that now.” Saints head coach Sean Payton was upset with Graham since he...
Via Pro Football Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham: I have to stop dunking on goal posts

Jimmy Graham decided to protest the NFL’s decision to ban dunking on the goal posts on Thursday night, and the result was two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after he found the end zone twice. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton chewed Graham out after the second penalty and told reporters after the game that he was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Says He’s Retiring the Goalpost Dunk

Graham didn’t have much of a choice considering penalties in the regular season have much bigger ramifications than penalties in the preseason. Plus, Sean Payton blew a gasket when Graham did it twice and was penalized twice. So, RIP to the goalpost dunk, here is what he had to say via PFT. “For four years and however many touchdowns I always dunked it,” Graham said, via Larry...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton unamused by Jimmy Graham’s dunking

When the NFL promised several months ago to crack down on goal post dunking, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham vowed that he would continue to enjoy his favorite post-touchdown celebration. Last night in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans he followed through. Graham caught two touchdown passes in the first half from Luke McCown, and promptly dunked the ball over...
Via cover32 - Saints
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton ‘Very Upset’ Over Jimmy Graham’s Post-Touchdown Dunking

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham clearly doesn’t care about the NFL’s ban on goal-post dunking as a touchdown celebration, but his coach does. Graham dunked on the goal post twice during New Orleans’ preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on Friday and was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct each time. And Saints head coach Sean Payton was not too happy...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton unhappy with Jimmy Graham penalties for celebrating

This year the NFL has outlawed dunking over the crossbars. One of the biggest offenders of this rule has largely ignored it. On Saturday night Jimmy Graham earned not one but two penalties for dunking the football over the crossbar of the goal post. Both instances resulted in Graham earning a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty. Graham’s touchdown celebration was largely ignored until...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton upset with Jimmy Graham over goal post dunks

The NFL has banned dunking on goal posts this season, and Jimmy Graham has already been very vocal in expressing his displeasure over the rule change. On Thursday night, the New Orleans Saints tight end decided to make a point by accepting two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after scoring touchdowns. Sean Payton was not pleased about […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton & Jimmy Graham Argue Over His Dunking Over Crossbar

Jimmy Graham is going to dunk on the goal posts and he doesn’t care what you, the NFL or his coach thinks about it. His coach Sean Payton was not pleased and this is what happened after Graham’s second penalty for dunking over crossbar via Nola.com. Graham and Saints coach Sean Payton appeared to engage in some tense verbal sparring on the sideline after Graham was flagged for...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton 'very upset' with Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes in Friday night’s 31-24 win over the Tennessee Titans and both times he celebrated by dunking over the goal post, and both times he was penalized 15-yards. The NFL outlawed dunking over the goal post this offseason. Saints coach Sean Payton was not happy with Graham after the second dunk.  He chased the Pro...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Jimmy Graham dunking: ‘I’m very upset’

Maybe the first dunk was cute. After tight end Jimmy Graham stuffed the ball through the uprights a second time coach Sean Payton was livid. “Yes, I was (upset),” Payton said. “I’m very upset. Would you be upset? I was, particularly.” The so-called “Jimmy Graham rule” was put in place this offseason to prohibit players from using the goal posts as part of touchdown...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton “Very Upset” with Graham’s TD Celebrations

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham’s go-to touchdown celebration is the goalpost dunk, and he didn’t seem to care that that celebration will draw a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in 2014. Graham caught two touchdowns last night in the Saints preseason game against the Titans, followed them up with two dunks, and drew two penalties. His teammates didn’t seem...
Via Standing O Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints had 22 penalties but two made their coach upset

“The New Orleans Saints had 22 penalties last night but two of them fired up Sean Payton. These two were the penalties caused by Jimmy Graham dunking over the goal post. He was asked by Nick Underhill about the penalties. Yes, I was [upset],” Payton told reporters, via Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate. […] The post Saints had 22 penalties but two made their coach...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints survive 22 penalties to beat Titans 31-24

Sean Payton was really unhappy about 10 penalties last week, so that leaves one to wonder how he’ll feel about more than double this time around. That’s not including maybe as many as five or six others that were declined. Like any preseason game there was a mixture of some good stuff and some painful stuff, but this one in particular was miserable to sit through given all the...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton takes on Ice Bucket Challenge head first

Before the Saints departed the Greenbrier Resort Thursday, head coach Sean Payton had one final order of business: tackle the Ice a Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS.  Payton, however, wanted to give people a different perspective than what they've been getting when watching these challenges. In honor of former Saint Steve Gleason, Payton donned some special headgear...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How good will Brandin Cooks be in 2014?

Brandin Cooks is not the second-coming, but the third, of a super scat back in the New Orleans Saints’ backfield with Sean Payton at the helm of the team and its’ high-powered offense. Before him were of course Reggie Bush and Darren Sproles. As was the case in 2006 with Bush, Cooks comes in with an expected role, but with the sky as the limit for his eventual role and value...
Via cover32 - Saints
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking every starting NFL QB after preseason Week 1

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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