Top 5: Things to watch for in the New Orleans Saints first preseason game

As we prepare for the Saints first preseason game of the year against the St. Louis Rams, here are the top five things we’ll be looking for throughout the game. 5.) Terron Armstead’s progression at left tackle   Armstead has been one of the more impressive players at Saints camp so far, but he’s got one heck of a matchup to kick off the preseason. The Rams may have the best...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Most impressive player at New Orleans Saints Training Camp

Alright Nick, we’re almost finished with training camp and are a couple days away from the Saints first preseason game … who’s been the most impressive player at camp in your eyes? – Excited Eric, Erath Eric, the good thing about Saints camp so far is we don’t have a lack for impressive players! It’s been a very productive couple weeks at The Greenbrier, and there are...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Predictions from @neershah9

Training camp has finally begun, and with it comes the anticipation of the regular season’s long-awaited arrival. Hope and expectations have been building in NOLA, across the country and around the world. But when many teams are in Super Bowl or bust mode, disappointment surely follows for some. With that in mind, here are some predictions I believe will play out this year: -...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Five New Orleans Saints Players To Watch During Training Camp

Training camp can be a crucial time in a player's career. For a veteran, it can be a time to solidify their position as a starter. But for other players, it can be a time to make a move into the starting lineup and become key contributors to the success of the team.For the New Orleans Saints, I've selected these five offensive players as most likely to make their move this...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints could have the best offensive line in the NFL

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re under one week away from Training Camps kicking off across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier in...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2014 Preseason Analysis: Offensive Linemen

One thing that even the most casual of Saints fans could all agree on in terms of successes/failures over the course of last season is that the weakest link was without a doubt the offensive line. That translated into QB Drew Brees not only being sacked, but being hit far too often. But even worse than that was a largely ineffective ground game. I mean, think about it-how many times...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Saints players with the biggest question marks surrounding them going into camp

Going into camp we already have a good feel for the Saints’ roster and the role most players will have. This is a mature team with an established track record and along with that comes proven commodity players that are known entities. The identity of the team is largely formed from a tenured coaching staff and talent, and so they’re just building on top of the foundation that’s...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Five biggest questions going into Saints Training Camp

With OTAs now wrapped up the Saints have some time off before diving back into the season full bore. The Saints will report to the Greenbrier in West Virginia on July 24th to start training camp, which means the players have a little over a month off. This is known as a pretty dead period in terms of news unless the players are doing something stupid. So basically no news is good...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 5 Pressing Questions Going Into Training Camp

The New Orleans Saints are viewed by many as a sure fire contender to win Super Bowl XLIX. The Saints look to be one of the most complete teams in football, using the draft and free agency to fill voids both offensively and defensively. However, no team is perfect, and just as 31 other teams, the New Orleans Saints have legitimate questions going into training camp.1. What will happen...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Why, statistically, the New Orleans Saints are set up for success in 2014

Last week Bill Barnwell wrote a fascinating column for Grantland on different statistical categories which impact winning in the NFL. I would recommend reading it here. As a wannabe statistical nerd, I too, try to evaluate wins and losses by more than just the film, though as a former high school coach I recognize that of course the film is crucial as well. If nothing else, a statistical...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Breakdown: New Orleans Saints’ offensive line could be diamond in the rough

The final offensive position of note on my positional breakdown of the Saints roster is the offensive line. Currently rostered offensive tackles: Terron Armstead, Zach Strief, Bryce Harris, Tavon Rooks, Marcel Jones, Thomas Welch, Jason Weaver, Manase Foketi and Ty Nsekhe. Currently rostered interior offensive linemen: Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Tim Lelito, Jonathan Goodwin, Matt Armstrong...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New list suggests the New Orleans Saints will win the NFC in 2014

We’re nearing the time of the summer (it is summer now, right?) where everyone and their brother is going to come out with a “bold predictions” column for the 2014 NFL season. Might we do one of those down the road? Sure, why not? But for now no one’s ready to truly lay it all on the line — or at least they shouldn’t be in late May. Instead, let’s take a look at ten...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Things to look forward to: Terron Armstead, Part Deux

Terron Armstead (72) fends off Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons (91), who had 41 pressures (including 5 sacks) in 2013.  Clemons failed to pressure New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (9) during their January 11 playoff game.  Photo credit:  Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com and the Times-Picayune. Terron Armstead is currently penciled in as the starting left tackle for the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Six offensive players to watch during Saints OTAs

The New Orleans Saints' first OTAs got underway Tuesday, but media access won't be granted until Thursday. In the meantime, let's take a look at six offensive players who will greatly benefit from getting off to a fast start. On the other hand, if they falter, some may fall into the deeper depths of the roster and potentially not make the final team. Josh Hill The Jimmy...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is betting on the New Orleans Saints to win the Super Bowl one of the best value bets?

This week, the wise guys in Vegas released the latest odds to win Super Bowl XLIX. And the usual suspects were at the top of the list, with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers the co-favorites at 5-1 and the Denver Broncos just behind them at 11-2. Taking any of those teams is probably a smart wager, if there is such a thing, but it’s not a lot of fun. It’s like...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead has better feel going into Year No. 2

About this time a year ago, New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead wasn't sure what to think. He is a rookie third round pick out of tiny Arkansas-Pine Bluff trying to figure it all out and absorb as much about the Saints offense as possible. But much has changed now. After taking over the staring left tackle spot during the final two games of the 2013 regular season...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Things to Look Forward To: Terron Armstead and the Saints Rushing Offense

Terron Armstead refused to give up a single pressure in the final game of the New Orleans Saints season even when matched up with productive pass-rushers in Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. With four starts under his belt, should Saints fans be looking for a big year from the second-year left tackle? In short: yes. Photo credit to Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports. The New Orleans Saints...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Dat Nation reacts to trading up and drafting Brandin Cooks

The Saints traded with the Arizona Cardinals to receive the number 20 overall pick, jump ahead of the Green Bay Packers, and draft Here’s how the Who Dat Nation responded to the bold move: Here we go!!!! #WhoDatNation on the move!!! — Terron Armstead (@T_Armstead72) May 9, 2014 WELCOME BRANDIN COOKS #WHODATNATION #SAINTS I couldn’t be more hyped to put on the Black & Gold...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Predictions from @_andrewdoyle_

***This post was written by Andrew Doyle (not Juge) but we’re still updating writing privileges for the new site*** Last year, I predicted that the Saints would get Barkevious Mingo, Tyrann Mathieu, Terron Armstead, Phillip Thomas, and Tyler Bray. I would have loved to see the Saints get Mathieu as well as Armstead and they were only a couple picks off from potentially landing...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: New Orleans Saints’ draft needs and weaknesses

In this week’s mailbag, we look at the Saints weaknesses and let you know who you should be picking in the NCAA Tournament 1.) After a week of free agency, how have the Saints’ draft needs changed? Through the first week of free agency, the Saints should be able to knock a few of their “first round needs” off of the board. Bringing in Jairus Byrd strengthens up the back...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Position Breakdowns: Offensive Line

The offensive line in 2013 was a complete mess until late in the season. Then something weird happened. The Saints made the move to have Terron Armstead replace Charles Brown at left tackle, the team started to run the ball not only more but more effectively, and that unit ended the year on a real high note. By the end of the playoffs the line almost felt like a strength on the team...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Saints will not draft an offensive lineman in round one

Draft analyst after draft analyst mock an offensive tackle to the New Orleans Saints with pick number 27 of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft. I have one simple question: Why? I understand most of said analysts are not Saints fans, and because the team maintains a relatively low profile outside of the Gulf South most fans and analysts are limited in their understanding of what...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Combine looms, Saints keeping eyes on six players

The off season is a long, boring period in the life of a football fan. It’s made more bearable by brief spells of exciting events, the NFL Scouting Combine being one of them. The Combine involves a select group of draft prospects performing a series of drills, interviews and workouts. The NFL Scouting Combine is extremely important to NFL teams when evaluating the talents of draft...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' Terron Armstead says minor hand surgery Tuesday went well

New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead said via Twitter he underwent a minor hand surgery Tuesday and the procedure went well. "Surgery was a success! Huge thanks to everyone for their prayers and concerns. #WhoDat," Armstead said via Twitter on Tuesday.
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | New Orleans Saints

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 1 - Kenny Vaccaro S, Texas Analysis - Vaccaro was a flat out stallion in his rookie season.  He missed two games but still managed to rack up 79 tackles, with a sack and a forced fumble.  He...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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