It’s time to start Andrus Peat

Expectations have changed when it comes to 1st round draft picks. Gone are the times where they could slowly be brought along in an attempt to maximize their skills before they see the field. These days people expect their 1st round picks to contribute immediately. And every NFL player is different so that position is sometimes unfair. I’ve seen many players take a year or two...
Via The Saints Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Saints other impact players heading into Week 1?

Preseason exhibition games didn't turn out so well for the Saints, who finished 0-4. However that is the same pre-season record New Orleans sported before winning their first Super Bowl, so the Crescent City is brimming with cautious optimism heading into Sunday's season opener with the Arizona Cardinals.   It may not have produced an abundance of confidence, but the exhibition...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Saints other impact players heading into Week 1?

Preseason exhibition games didn't turn out so well for the Saints, who finished 0-4. However that is the same pre-season record New Orleans sported before winning their first Super Bowl, so the Crescent City is brimming with cautious optimism heading into Sunday's season opener with the Arizona Cardinals.   It may not have produced an abundance of confidence, but the exhibition...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Armstead Be the Foundation for the Future in New Orleans?

The New Orleans Saints have had a history of having really talented offensive linemen. Looking back, names like Brock, Dombrowski, Fontenot, Turley, and perhaps the best one of them all, as well as the franchise's second player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Willie Roaf, all had standout careers here.It is the opinion of many that thus far through roughly three...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Things to Look for When the Saints Face the Patriots

The New Orleans Saints are looking to improve on their first two weeks of the preseason in their second game against the New England Patriots. The Saints are back home in their traditional setting for training camp for the rest of the preseason. Now that the irons have been sharpened according to Sean Payton, we will see how sharp that "iron" is. Here are several things we are looking...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints-Patriots Matchup Features Two High-Powered Offenses Battling it Out

The New Orleans Saints play host to the New England Patriots Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Superdome in the second preseason game for both teams. The Saints and Patriots held two joint practices in West Virginia this week and there were no fights. During a summer in which violence has plagued joint practices, who would have thought that these two franchises that have felt the brunt...
Via The Saints Nation
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Parys Haralson on team returning home to Metairie: 'I miss my bed'

After three weeks away from their homes, the New Orleans Saints are officially heading home. As Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com reports, the next time the Saints practice, it'll be in Metairie. So the question is, what'd the players think about heading home.  They were all excited, to say the least. "Being away from your family, sometimes just being away from your own bed," Parys...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Three New Orleans Saints Who Will Make the Pro Bowl in 2015

Let me preface this article by saying no…I don’t believe that Marques Colston will be one of the players to finally make a Pro Bowl. If he hasn’t made it in the past when he was the No. 1 receiver on the best offense in the league, then he’s certainly not going to make it now when he is, at best, the second option on what will presumably be a top-five offense. With that being...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints training camp update 8/9

The Saints significantly upped the tempo of their practice today in an effort to both challenge the players and intensify the concentration and focus. The results were good overall. The Saints had a much crisper practice today. Here are some tidbits from practice: Tyeler Davison was real impressive. He’s a very powerful player that seems to be a load to handle on the interior...
Via The Saints Nation
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Camp Confidential: Offensive Line Primer

One of the more interesting dynamics for the Saints during this training camp is going to be just exactly how this somewhat revamped offensive line comes together. With returning starters Terron Armstead, Jahri Evans, and Zach Strief, the Saints have a solid nucleus to build upon.But if this offseason has been about anything for the Saints, it's been about improvement. Improvement...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Offensive Line

“The game is won in the trenches” the saying goes. The division as a whole was pretty terrible last year, and this positional group was one of the main culprits. While each team took steps in the off-season to shore up the unit, things still look shaky as a whole. #1 New Orleans: Last year the Saints weren’t too far from being a very good unit, but instability at the center...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The top 10 most valuable Saints in 2015

Every year in June I compile the list of my top 10 Saints going into a season, in terms of their value to the team going into that season. Compared to last year there are some significant changes and this is probably the hardest list I’ve ever done. This is my seventh year doing this and while so much has shifted year to year, Brees remains at the very top every time I’ve done...
Via The Saints Nation
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints need speed

Looking towards the draft and to the history of the last few years there is some trend that I noticed: speed! Some of the recent draft picks the Saints have made were speedy guys, and not just a bit speedy, but very very fast. With the arrival of Jeff Ireland that might change, though. However the speed guys drafted have been all on offense. That tells me Sean Payton loves speed...
Via The Saints Nation
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Offensive Tackles

Unlike most of the positions we have looked at thus far in this series, the offensive tackle position has met with its share of scrutiny for the New Orleans Saints in recent years. The drafting and subsequent moving into the rotation of Terron Armstead did a lot to strengthen this position, though. Zach Strief has graded out as one of the best offensive tackles in the league in recent...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Review: Offensive and Defensive Line Positions

While researching offensive line statistics, I expected to find not-so good stats, which would explain the struggles of the offense this season. Don’t get me wrong, there are some that explain the struggles, but there were some surprises.Let’s dig into the numbers.First, the Saints’ offensive line was the most experienced in the NFL. They had a combined 459 starts between Zach...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints positional review: Offensive Line

The offensive line is a very interesting post for me to write simply because depending on how I choose to rate them, and at what time in the season, I could have them just below the secondary and linebackers on my ‘need’ list or right by QB (where they are). If you remember I am doing these in the opposite order of how much rage they caused me this season, in other words the...
Via The Saints Nation
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Offensive Player Grades at Bucs

The Saints offense put up just three touchdowns but can thank their defense with a second half shut out and a safety for that being enough. The things that have plagued this offense all year reared their ugly head again, namely turnovers. The offensive line without Terron Armstead really struggled and Brees was in a rare poor form. Give the offense credit for going down and scoring...
Via The Saints Nation
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Saints take their ‘last ride’ against Tampa

That game was the only possible way the 2014 season could end. The Saints were out of sync, underperformed, hurt, and simply not themselves. At least, they weren’t the team we are used to seeing. This is however the Saints team that has existed since the loss to the Niners; with the exception of the game against Pittsburgh the Saints have been a hollow and broken shell of their...
Via The Saints Nation
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs final injury report of the season

> Bucs’ middle linebacker Mason Foster was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. His future with the Bucs remains uncertain.  Head coach Lovie Smith talked about holding Foster out of practice all week followed by Sunday’s injury report and game status: “Mason Foster did not practice again, but it’s not like he pulled his Achilles...
Via The Bay Cave
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Hold As Favorite Over Bears On ‘Monday Night Football’

The Chicago Bears will play host to the New Orleans Saints on “Monday Night Football” to wrap up Week 15 of the NFL season. The Saints opened as a field goal favorite, and the line has stayed pretty steady at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Neither team is doing much of anything at this point in the season. New Orleans is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' Armstead, Galette, hurt vs. Panthers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans left tackle Terron Armstead and pass-rushing outside linebacker Junior Galette have been hurt during the first half of the Saints' game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Armstead left the game with what team officials described as a neck injury, adding that his return to the game was questionable. He was replaced by Bryce Harris. Galette, who...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ravens DL Chris Canty Gives Saints OL Terron Armstead One for Flinching

There is one thing that every offensive line coach at every level of the game tells his guys. If you are going to jump you might as well go all out and hit someone. Why not since you are going to get penalized anyhow, right? It's also to make sure the defender doesn't unleash on you because he can since you moved first.Just like Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty did...
Via FatManWriting
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints need to perfect offensive shootouts

You probably don’t need me to tell you that Sunday night’s performance in front of a national audience was the Saints’ best in 2014. That’s because it was their best, by a landslide. Aside from the common metrics—21-point differential, four sacks, +2 in turnover differential, 193 rushing yards and 311 net passing yards—the Saints also managed to win on third down in a...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Short reaction to loss in Dallas, how the New Orleans Saints can rebound against Tampa

I chose not to write a postgame reaction to the Saints’ embarrassing 38-17 loss on Sunday night. Why should I, when I couldn’t even think of a way to formulate any rational thoughts? The article would have been about 100 words of reasonable summation followed by 400-600 words of babble. You’re better off for it, as am I. In fact, you could say I just summarized it. There is...
Via cover32 - Saints
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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