New Orleans Saints Review: the Quarterback Position

First, let’s cover the one time Thomas Morstead attempted to attempt a pass – see what I did there? Morstead was sacked on a fake punt play that some Saints’ fans thought wasn’t a good call.Now that we’re past that, let’s now talk about Drew Brees, a guy that threw every pass for the New Orleans Saints this season. At age 35, many thought Brees’ arm strength was visibly...
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Saints Nation’s 2014 Player Awards

Happy New Year! The 2014 Saints Nation Awards are here and presented below as one final look back on the season. The awards are all chosen by me, largely influenced by the player grades, and I’ve included the 2013 winners for comparison’s sake. The Saints Nation rule: If you are selected as MVP you cannot be selected for another award. This is Mark Ingram’s second Saints...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: New Orleans Saints embarrassed after Sunday’s loss

It doesn’t take a genius to realize the Saints were not pleased with their effort on Sunday against Carolina. A 41-10 drubbing is never good – especially at home – ESPECIALLY to a division rival. Let’s just say the tweets after the loss were not kind: #Saints' buzz words after loss: Embarrassing, unprofessional — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) December...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Punter Power Rankings: Is Thomas Morstead of the Saints the best in the NFL?

Here at cover32 we dig quarterback power rankings as much anybody, but sometimes it feels like many fans focus too much on just the one position. At any given time there are 22 grown men running around on the field and all of them are important even if they play an unglamorous position. The least glamorous of all may be punter; where nobody even knows you exist until you screw up...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Morstead launches 'Game Day Heroes'

This weekend's NFL games will feature various tributes to those who have served in our country's armed forces, in honor of Veteran's Day and the league's "Salute to Service" program. In New Orleans, military heroes will be honored, along with a different group of younger heroes who are still fighting their personal battles.    Saints punter Thomas Morstead is launching his "Game...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Grades 2014 Midseason Report Card

The Saints are 4-4 at the half way point and we’ve got 8 games of grades to go with now. Overall the grades are pretty good in some cases, but of course the offense is up compared to last year and the defense is way down. As a general point of reference: Above 3.00 is excellent Above 2.70 is good Above 2.50 is considered better than average Below 2.40 is below average Below 2...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Payton Blames His Own "Impatience" for Failed Trick Play

There isn't much that went right for the New Orleans Saints Sunday night, and head coach Sean Payton says there is a "laundry list" of blame to go around for the team's 1-3 start. However, Payton is shouldering full responsibility for one of the game's most prominent mistakes: the failed fake punt in the 4th quarter that allowed the Cowboys to pad their lead with another touchdown...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Recap: New Orleans Saints leave Atlanta with gut-wrenching loss

The Saints lost a heart-breaker in Atlanta to begin the 2014 season, falling to the Falcons 34-37. MVP – Brandin Cooks What a debut game for the rookie! Cooks found the end zone once while recording seven catches for 77, and most importantly the game didn’t look too big for him. From the very beginning I had said Cooks would fit perfectly within Sean Payton’s system, and...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: New Orleans Saints punter showcases the power of the leg

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead marches to the beat of a … different … drummer. But it’s precisely that oddness that makes him one of the best punters in the league. Morstead displayed the raw power coiled inside his right leg by unleashing it upon an unsuspecting football and launching said ball up a hill. .@ThomasMorstead showcases the power of #TheLeg by punting...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: What’s the Deal with Special Teams?

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and Training Camps are underway 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 White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 70-79

We continue with this series after unveiling 80 through 101 previously. You’ll notice the players are starting to get better with some truly special contributions to the team. I hope you’re enjoying it! 79. P Mitch Berger (2003-2006) Berger was a dominant and elite punter during his time with the Saints. He’s freakish leg power also made him a critical asset on kickoffs as...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

At home with new dad: Saints punter Thomas Morstead

As he prepares to begin his sixth season in the NFL, Saints punter Thomas Morstead can't help but reflect back on the journey he began in 2009 after the Saints drafted him in the fifth round. Since his black and gold debut, Morstead has won a Super Bowl, grown from a quiet rookie into one of the most experienced voices in the Saints locker room, married his longtime sweetheart Lauren...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Who’s the New Orleans Saints greatest ever and where’s he rank?

Every team has a GOAT. You know, the “greatest of all-time.” The best player to ever don the uniform. The first pick on every fan’s Mount Rushmore. Whether a franchise has been around since the early years of the National Football League or was the most-recent addition via expansion, someone is atop their all-time roster. If they’ve played a game, one player has emerged as...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Thomas Morstead shaves for a good cause

Punters are sometimes the red-headed-stepchild of the NFL world, much to the chagrin of NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and his ‘Punters are People Too’ campaign. The Saints’ Thomas Morstead is one of the more outspoken and personable legs in the league, and last week he went under the razor to combat childhood cancer. Morstead had been growing out his hair and beard in concert...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation's 2013 Player Awards

  Below you'll find the annual Saints Nation player awards for 2013. The awards are all chosen by me, largely influenced by the player grades, and I've included the 2012 winners for comparison's sake. The Saints Nation rule: if you are chosen as the MVP, you cannot be chosen as the player of the year for your unit, and you cannot win more than one award. The MVP is back...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad Weekend for Punters Continues in Chargers/Broncos Game

First we saw New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead get nailed in the little punters. Than we saw New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen try to do something and succeeding in getting his behind handed to him. Now we have San Diego Chargers punter Mike Scifres (No. 5).From Bleacher ReportAt the start of the GIF you can see Scifres attempt to make a tackle and fail miserably. Apparently...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Punter Receives Long Snap With His Groin

New Orleans Saints’ punter Thomas Morstead has reinvented the game on how to receive long snaps from the center. We are glad he is trying something new, but we would advise you not to try this at home. [@CJZero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Punter, Thomas Morstead, Gets Hit In The Groin With Ball, Punts Ball For Only 16 Yards

The New Orleans Saints are down 13 – 0 in the first half and have struggled greatly. They have already had to use their punter, Thomas Morstead, a few times. On this particular play, the Saints punter gets hit in the groin area with the ball from the longsnapper. GIF Credit Bleacher Report: Saints punter, Thomas Morstead, shanks punt after being hit in the groin. Needless to say...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Punter Thomas Morstead Takes Snap to Groin After Ball Slips Through His Hands (GIF)

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead discovered that his hand warmer is actually multifunctional during Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, With wind and heavy rain making things tricky for both squads at CenturyLink Field, Morstead had some trouble handling the snap during the first punt of the game. The ball slipped right through his hands and...
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Punter Thomas Morstead: Take a Football to the Nuts and See How Well You Kick!

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead is probably going to catch some grief because of his first punt in Saturday's division playoff game against Seattle. It will not matter whether the team wins or loses--it was that bad of a kick.However, he does have a pretty good reason for shanking this bad boy. Heck, folk should be shocked that he even got the kick off in the first place...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Punter Gets Hit Square In The Nuts On Snap

It was raining in Seattle making conditions slippery and also making Thomas Morstead’s balls achy. The New Orleans Saints punter was snapped the ball, but unfortunately it went through his hands and a straight shot right to the babymaker. He was a trooper though and recovered the ball to punt it 16-yards. For his sake I hope there was Kevlar in his fanny pack. [Guyism] Article...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the numbers from the Saints Wk 13 loss to Seattle

To prepare for the divisional playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks, we take a look back at the first meeting in Week 13, by the numbers. It is clear in hindsight that Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles and the rest of the Saints offense was overwhelmed in Seattle. However, when you look at the numbers, the Saints defense did a good job limiting...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Saints Send Five Players to 2013 Pro Bowl

The Saints sent five players to the Pro Bowl this year, with some surprises and some no brainers. As far as snubs, you could make a case for Keenan Lewis, Thomas Morstead, Zach Strief and maybe Junior Galette, but unfortunately they missed out. Colston didn't put up the kind of numbers this year to truly merit being in the discussion. The invitees are Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Jahri...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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