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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints can attack the Cowboys however they want

Coming off their least impressive offensive performance of the season in which they managed only 20 points and just over 100 yards rushing, the New Orleans Saints look to take advantage of a rather weak Dallas defense when they head to Arlington, Texas on Sunday night. The primetime battle is almost assured of being a shootout, as I outlined on Wednesday—though it probably won’t...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints’ Offensive Player Grades @ Falcons

The offense put up 34 points and were effective both running and passing. That should be sufficient for a win, and yet the unit will live with the regret of a couple miscues that left some points out there. And while it’s hard to blame the offense for the loss, the Colston fumble was the final dagger. Still, the Saints on this side of the ball seem in sync and primed to put up...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pregame Look at the Saints Heading into Atlanta

The time has come. For the Saints, it has got to be about respect. After nearly four decades of being the laughing stock of the league, along came Head Coach Sean Payton. And with him came the hard-earned respect that comes with winning.On Sunday, they begin the season as the odds-on favorites to win the division. And it all starts against their biggest, and possibly most hated rival...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 07, 2014  |  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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August 06, 2014  |  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 training...
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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...
Via The Saints Nation
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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