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What is Mark Ingram Worth in Free Agency?

Locked in the catacombs of a Sean Payton backfield, Mark Ingram bided his time. After being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints, Ingram was relegated to supplemental duty, sharing time with Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson, among others. Yet Ingram finally found the light in 2014, breaking free of his bench-warming duties to...
Via Sportsnaut
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Saints inform Pierre Thomas of release

This one hurts. One of the most team oriented consummate professionals of the Sean Payton era Saints. More to follow.   More #Saints news: They’ve informed veteran RB Pierre Thomas that they are releasing him, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Could Have Interest In Saints Free Agent RB Mark Ingram?

Lyons Yellin of WWL TV has heard “rumblings” that the Eagles could have interest in Saints free agent RB Mark Ingram. This came after the news broke last night that the Eagles had traded RB LeSean McCoy to the Bills in return for Kiko Alonso. Saints HC Sean Payton recently mentioned that Ingram is “someone that ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton and the Saints Hope to Re-Sign Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints would love to keep running back Mark Ingram, one of the few players who actually shined last season. However, the team is in horrific trouble when it comes to the salary cap which currently is in a deficit to the tune of $21.9 million. The Saints, who are coming off of a miserable 2014 season, will need to create small miracles in the coming weeks in order...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Was So Important About A Blocked Punt?

It was the third week of the 2006 NFL regular season. The New Orleans Saints were awarded a home game on the 2006 Monday Night Football lineup. They went up against their division rival the Atlanta Falcons who were then led by explosive quarterback Michael Vick. This was the Saints first home game in almost two seasons due to the fact that their home was damaged by Hurricane Katrina...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 6 and Bottom 6 Free Agent Signings of the Sean Payton era

This should be a big couple weeks for the Saints starting now. Last year the Saints franchised Jimmy Graham on 3/1, cut Lance Moore on 3/7 and traded Darren Sproles on 3/13. If those dates hold any significance in terms of timing, the action is about to start. Since 2006 free agency has been a real hit or miss exercise for the Saints. In fact, I wanted to do a top five list for both...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Virtual Reality Could Be More Than A Fantasy For NFL’s Future

There was an interesting article posted on the league’s website yesterday that centered around comments made recently by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who is evidently in support of incorporating virtual reality as a training technique for quarterbacks. The article also touches on other technological elements of advancing the game that I think […] Virtual Reality...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Considering Changing Scouting Combine Drills, Including 40-Yard Dash

“What was his 40 time?” At future NFL Scouting Combines, that question might go unanswered. The 40-yard dash highlights several drills that have been staples of the combine at Lucas Oil Stadium for decades, but apparently those drills aren’t set in stone. Speaking at MIT’s annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, former NFL lineman and...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the New Orleans Saints' Plans at Tight End?

Since the beginning of the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, the Saints have been a team that utilized the tight-end position extremely well; this has been a huge part of their offensive success. In 2014 the Saints tight ends were, like always, a huge part of the offense's scheme. So if New Orleans wants to keep this strategy heading into 2015, what changes need to made? Last season, the...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Peyton wants to cut Junior Galette

Junior Galette’s time with the New Orleans Saints may be running out. According to a report by Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, head coach Sean Peyton wants the team to cut Galette: REPORT: #Saints coach Sean Payton expressing interest in parting ways with Junior Galette http://t.co/p2ZandCtFe pic.twitter.com/cat1yfPzEF — Andrew Schuster (@ShootsMcGavin) February 25, 2015 ...
Via cover32 - Saints
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Insider: Brandin Cooks

In his rookie season, Brandin Cooks showed tremendous athleticism. From the reverse to the 'go route,' this Oregon State Beaver did it all. After being drafted by the Saints, it seemed that Sean Payton already knew where and when to put Cooks in for the big play. His debut season had high expectations, and those expectations were fulfilled. With 53 receptions and 550 yards, Cooks...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints climb in the latest Power Rankings

The offseason is only unofficially upon us, as teams have made coaching and front office changes, released players to create cap space, made decisions on their own pending free agents, and started evaluating draft prospects. As a result, teams look slightly different now than they did when the regular season ended. And that means it’s time to once again grade each franchise in...
Via cover32 - Saints
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Saints Current 2015 “Musts”, “Needs” and “Wants”

Sean Payton has already come out and clearly stated what the Saints must add to improve in 2015 in his live video with Pro Football Talk. So the top three “musts” listed should be obvious. But I liked Payton’s categorizations of how they attack the offseason with “musts”, “needs” and “wants”. I thought I’d take a stab at how these categories fall for the Saints...
Via The Saints Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue makes TE coach hire official

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced that Terry Malone has joined the Boilermaker coaching staff. Malone, who spent the previous nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints, will coach the tight ends. Gerad Parker, Purdue’s tight end coach the previous two seasons, will take over as the wide receivers coach and maintain his role as the recruiting...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Receivers: Divided Attention

931 is the most yards gained by a New Orleans receiver in 2014. 1,430 yards was the league lead. Considering that the Saints were ranked in the top five in passing yards last season, that seems a little odd. But does it really? Of the sixteen players to catch a pass last season, and yes, I'm counting the time Drew Brees caught his own--eleven of them racked up more than 100 yards...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: The Best Man For the Job

Although he has now been in New Orleans for eight seasons, in some ways, Sean Payton could be one of the best kept secrets in the National Football League. He is one of only seven active coaches that has a Lombardi Trophy, ans statistically speaking, he is the 14th and most successful coach in the long and colorful history of the Saints franchise. It's easy to look at the 2009 Super...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What to look for at the 2015 NFL Combine

The NFL combine starts tomorrow and we’ll start to get a good look at some of these prospects. There’s undoubtedly some of you that will sit through the boring and mind numbing exercise of watching each shuttle run, lift, and evaluation. Does any of that stuff really matter? Sure, a little bit. I think the Saints, in particular, will be looking closely at a few things. I think...
Via The Saints Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sticking with Rob Ryan, but for how long?

Check out this piece I did for This Given Sunday on Rob Ryan and how Dennis Allen could be taking over sooner than you think: Saints sticking with Rob Ryan, but for how long?: The Saints organization, lead by Sean Payton and Mickey Loom… http://t.co/ssOVZx7omw — Bloguin (@Bloguin) February 12, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sticking with Rob Ryan, but for how long?

The Saints organization, lead by Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis, have stopped short of giving any endorsement of Rob Ryan at any turn in the process of this offseason. Despite numerous press conferences since the end of the season with both, and despite continually being asked about Ryan specifically, both Payton and Loomis have declined to comment on his status with the team. The...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sticking with Rob Ryan, but for how long?

The Saints organization, lead by Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis, have stopped short of giving any endorsement of Rob Ryan at any turn in the process of this offseason. Despite numerous press conferences since the end of the season with both, and despite continually being asked about Ryan specifically, both Payton and Loomis have declined to comment on his status with the team. The...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints shuffle staff, hire ex-Raiders coach Dennis Allen as assistant

  Saints coach Sean Payton added seven assistants to his staff and shifted responsibilities for some who remain from last season's team that went 7-9 and missed the playoffs. Payton hired former Oakland coach Dennis Allen as senior defensive assistant, John Morton as wide receivers coach, Joel Thomas as running backs coach and James Willis as defensive assistant focused on linebackers...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints coach Sean Payton announces staff changes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton has added seven assistant coaches to his staff and shifted responsibilities for some assistants who remain from last season's team that went 7-9 and missed the playoffs. Payton says he's hired former Oakland head coach Dennis Allen as senior defensive assistant, John Morton as wide receivers coach, Joel Thomas as running backs coach and...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints announce 2015 coaching staff additions

It’s finally official, Sean Payton has finalized his 2015 staff. Here is the report:   #Saints Announce 2015 Coaching Staff Additions: http://t.co/Ow3g0bW9YM pic.twitter.com/aaa9Cjyy1a — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) February 11, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Is Jeff Ireland the Man for the Job?

The New Orleans Saints are trying to put the 2014 season behind them, and begin to look for positive structure throughout the organization. Coach Sean Payton has done some great things thus far--from some coaching changes, to different personnel and position changes, and even looking at some new ways to change his scheme on the way he coaches. Although, making these changes upon...
Via Pro Football Spot
29 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton tumbles in the latest Power Rankings

This week, cover32′s Buck Stanton used his weekly power rankings to break down and rate the NFL’s 32 head coaches. From best to worst, he ranks the men in charge of leading each franchise. Surprisingly, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton didn’t fare very well. Apparently, the luster of that Super Bowl win a few years ago has worn off. Payton finished way down int he...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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