The New Orleans Saints (Offensive) Identity Crisis

The 2014 New Orleans Saints scored their fewest points since 2010 and third fewest in the Sean Payton-era, putting just 401 points on the board or almost exactly 25 points per game. I detailed many of the issues last week, naming specifically red zone problems, turnovers and horrible pass protection. Those are all true, and equally responsible for the digression of the once explosive...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Who will leave the Saints? has posted a list on all Free Agents and Restricted Free Agents from all the teams. You can see them here. I plan on giving you my take on that. Today the 1st segment of a FA 2-parter; My take on the Saints FA’ s and who will leave or stay. Here is my take on the guys that are FA: Luke McCown, QB I felt he would not make it through training camp last year because Ryan...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints 2014 season positional review: Running Backs

From this point forward we will be getting into position groups which I believe need to undergo varying degrees of change for the Saints to live up to their potential. This time I am going to take a look at the Saints Backfield and give my personal opinion on who should stay, who should go, and which players on the roster might have potential going forward. Grades aren’t really...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s Top 10 Plays of the 2014 Season: #4 Jalen Saunders Kickoff Return vs. Falcons

Many of us have been clamoring for an explosive returner since before Darren Sproles left. Saunders has proven to be a keeper and I look forward to him making the Saints roster in the same role next season. There is no way Travaris Cadet should be returning kickoffs over him. I submit this return as proof to start the Falcons game. Too bad the game didn’t turn out better and the...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jalen Saunders Returns The Opening Kickoff To The One Inch Line

Jalen Saunders got the New Orleans Saints off to a fantastic start on Sunday. Saunders, originally drafted by the New York Jets in the 2014 Draft, is filling in for an injured Travaris Cadet and he made the most of his opportunity by returning the opening kickoff 99 yards. Mark Ingram would then ram the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints dominated at home 27-10 by Bengals

The Saints marched down the field and settled for a field goal to take a quick 3-0 lead to start the game. Hard to believe they wouldn’t score again until the 4th quarter on their way to getting completed dominated by the Cincinnati Bengals. The final score was a deserving 27-10. The Saints are now 4-6 and no longer in 1st place in the NFC South. That luxury belongs to the 4-6...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Too-Early 2014 New Orleans Saints Offseason Wish List

Sitting precariously on top of the NFC South with a 4-5 record and one game lead on the Atlanta Falcons, it’s clear that there are problems with the New Orleans Saints’ roster moving through the 2014 season and looking forward to the 2015 offseason, when free agents and draft picks are expected to bring fresh life to the team.  It’s far too early to write the current season...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Five thing to look for in Saints at Panthers

Gameday!! The Saints play their third game in eleven days. And while that sucks for preparation and the bodies of the players, it’s kind of awesome for us the fans. The more games in a short amount of time the better, I say. I bet Roger Goodell agrees. After all, money trumps player safety, doesn’t it? And so does my entertainment. Except not really. And don’t get me started...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikey O Knows – Week 8 fringe starters worth a look

Welcome to this Week 8 edition of Mikey O Knows. Just like most weeks in the NFL, you are probably dealing with some injuries or bye-week fill-ins you need to replace. So, here are some alternative players that can give you the edge in your matchups this week! More direct questions? Live at 11am Eastern we’re taking your questions via comment on our Advice Page. Doug Baldwin –...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Why it’s Time to Pick Saints’ Travaris Cadet

Saints’ Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson Out; Travaris Cadet is a Pick Up from the Waiver Wire   The New Orleans Saints have announced that running backs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson will be out due to injuries, making Travaris Cadet a good pick up off the waivers if you … The post Why it’s Time to Pick Saints’ Travaris Cadet appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings Strategy Week 8: Best Buy and Over Priced Running Backs

This week there’s $2.5 MILLION DOLLARS up for grabs with $1,000,000 going to first place, that’s ONE MILLION for those of you having trouble counting all those zeroes.The Top 15,000 people will cash in which is 1 out of every 6 players. The odds are in your favor and it’s time to buy that Ferrari you’ve been dreaming about. We are giving you a FREE entry to this contest...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Close loss to Lions makes 2-4 a reality for Saints

For about 56 minutes of the Saints 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, there was hope. It appeared that finally, the real Saints team decided to show up. The defense that allowed 28.2 points per game through the first five games was uncharacteristically stingy–only allowing 10 points. The offense–and Drew Brees–had moments of old, such as an effortless 46-yard touchdown...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees surpasses 40,000 yards with Saints

NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees has eclipsed 40,000 yards passing for the New Orleans Saints, becoming the fastest in NFL history to hit that mark with a single team. Brees went over the mark with an 8-yard pass to running back Travaris Cadet in the first quarter of his 132nd game with the Saints, a club he joined as a free agent in 2006. The mark Brees surpassed was held by Hall of Famer...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brees surpasses 40,000 yards with Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Drew Brees has eclipsed 40,000 yards passing for the New Orleans Saints, becoming the fastest in NFL history to hit that mark with a single team. Brees went over the mark with an 8-yard pass to running back Travaris Cadet in the first quarter of his 132nd game with the Saints, a club he joined as a free agent in 2006. The mark Brees surpassed was held by Hall of...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints’ Offensive Player Grades at Cowboys

We knew this game would most likely be a shootout and we knew the offense would have to be near flawless to have a chance at giving the team a win. And yet, we still kind of expected it. Instead, we were rewarded with a 0 point effort in the first half. Anything that happened after that was just stat padding formality because the damage was done. As horrific as the defense was, and...
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October 01, 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

Saints embarrassed by Cowboys in Dallas 38-17

The Saints lost on the road again, but this time it wasn’t by a last second game winning field goal. Instead, they were completely outplayed in all phases as they lost 38-17. The score was 24-0 at halftime in favor of the Cowboys and the game was never in doubt. Many will wonder what has happened to the Saints and to me it’s pretty clear. This game is on everyone in the organization...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons the New Orleans Saints will beat the Vikings

On a more positive note, the Saints will return home on Sunday to kick off their 2014 home schedule against the Minnesota Vikings – a unit coming off a dismantling loss at home against the New England Patriots. Here are our top five reasons the Saints will be able to do the same in New Orleans. 5.) They can run the football, regardless of who’s in the backfield   I’m very...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Week 1 preview: Offense

The New Orleans Saints enter the Georgia Dome on Sunday afternoon with the highest of expectations. In 2014, it’s Super Bowl or bust for this Saints squad. One of the reasons is because the defense should be the best it’s been in the Sean Payton era. On Wednesday I wrote how they can stop Atlanta in Sunday’s game. But there’s another reason too. After a rather blah season...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Saints Who Bolstered Their Case vs the Ravens

Several Saints players put exclamation points behind their names Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, as the coaching staff prepares to decide who to cut, who to keep and what the depth chart will look like.  Running Back Travaris Cadet:  After a 40-yard kickoff return on the Saints first possession, Cadet finished what he started on the 65-yard scoring drive, making a...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints roster projection: who makes the cut?

Building an NFL team is not a simple task.  Building one that can not only compete for a Super Bowl title this year while staying successful in future campaigns is even more difficult.  But that’s what NFL front offices do every day (except in Dallas) and careers crash and burn in that pursuit all the time due to poor decision-making and unwise financial commitments. I don...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down For the New Orleans Saints

All in all, Friday night's 26-24 victory over the St Louis Rams was a typical first preseason game. I've come up with a few positives and even a few negatives to look at in preparation for this Friday night's home game vs the Tennessee Titans in the MercedesBenz Superdome.First, let's take a look at the things that the Saints need to address.Penalty yards The Saints committed ten...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints undrafted free agent standouts

It’s a great time of the year for those of us that follow the NFL offseason.  Teams are finally having padded, full-contact practices that can make some players stand out and others fall by the wayside.  Every team has to carry a roster of 53 active players and at most 8 practice squad players before opening day in September.  Competition is fierce to earn one of those roster...
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July 31, 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

New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Outlook

Drew Brees leads a high scoring New Orleans Saints attack that features TE Jimmy Graham.  WR Marques Colston has played his entire career with Drew Brees and has caught at least 80 passes for 3 straight seasons and gone over 1,000 yards in 4 straight.  The Saints did lose Darren Sproles via trade to the Philadelphia Eagles, but that just opens up 89 targets for guys like Pierre...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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