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NFC South Division Odds, Week 4

I said I was going to update this weekly, but stuff got depressing real fast. As usual, data from Football Outsiders. The Saints’ odds will get real bad real soon if they don’t start winning soon, because these odds still take preseason expectations into account, and the Saints’ preseason appear to have been somewhat optimistic.
Via The Who Dat Report
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Sins of the New Orleans Saints

Nice Saints analysis from Robert Mays at Grantland:. The Saints’ status as a preseason favorite was based, at least in part, on how much better they were playing defense. Even if they do start to figure things out, they aren’t likely to be anywhere near what many (hi again) predicted this summer. The chance to have a top-10 unit has vanished into the French Quarter on a Friday...
Via The Who Dat Report
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Saints’ Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades at Cowboys

This defense is a dumpster fire right now. The false hope that was given when they kept the Vikings out of the end zone and held them to 9 points was cruel, because now that feels like a mirage. This defensive performance was tailor made for a Jim Mora postgame rant. The Saints couldn’t get a pass rush going, they couldn’t cover, they couldn’t stop the pass, they couldn’t...
Via The Saints Nation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Law & Order “SVU” To Feature Darren Sharper Storyline (Video)

Law & Order “SVU” hasn’t shied away from celebrity scandals in the past, and Wednesday’s episode will surely hit home for the NFL. The Darren Sharper alleged rape scandal and Ray Rice elevator scandal seem to both get ripped from the headlines and implemented in a new sports scandal themed episode. The episode features a major sports star accused of drugging and raping...
Via Thacover2
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Law & Order “SVU” To Feature Darren Sharper Storyline (Video)

Law & Order “SVU” hasn’t shied away from celebrity scandals in the past, and Wednesday’s episode will surely hit home for the NFL. The Darren Sharper alleged rape scandal and Ray Rice elevator scandal seem to both get ripped from the headlines and implemented in a new sports scandal themed episode. The episode features a major sports star accused of drugging and raping...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: New Orleans Saints Sean Payton/Rob Ryan/Mickey Loomis on the hot seat?

Nick, I’m at sea. This season has been an absolute disaster, and I find myself reaching for people to place blame upon. It’s easy to blame the players – they are the ones that are out there on the field losing; however, is there any blame to be had amongst the coaching staff and front office? And if so, should any of them lose their jobs if this train wreck continues? – Wayward...
Via cover32 - Saints
7 hours ago  |  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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7 hours ago  |  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...
Via The Saints Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints: 2014 Week 5 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) at New Orleans Saints (1-3) The Saints are 1-3, which has caused some people to hit the panic button for them, much like they did for the Packers last week (how did that work out?). The Saints did not look good in Dallas last week, but you have to look at more than their record. Three of their first four games have been on the road and they came very close...
Via The Football Fan Spot
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did any New Orleans Saints crack the latest NFL heroes and goats list?

Some teams are off to a fast start, others are stumbling out of the gates, and a majority are languishing somewhere in the middle. That’s the NFL landscape after four games. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
Via cover32 - Saints
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints shut out of NFL offensive awards (and disappointments) so far

There’s an old saying in the NFL: Teams can’t win a championship in September, but they certainly can lose one. Translation? Getting off to a good start doesn’t ensure late-season success, but struggling out of the gates almost guarantees that a team won’t be playing in January. That’s why taking a moment to look at the state of the NFL one-fourth of the way through the...
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Is Kansas City’s Travis Kelce the best tight end playing in the NFL today?

Most sportswriters would tell you that Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints is the best tight end playing in the NFL today. I am not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, Graham is a fine tight end but I consider him to be a wide receiver in all but name only. If you take issue with that you should know that Graham himself made the same argument when he was trying to renegotiate his...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Julius Thomas the best tight end playing in the NFL today?

Most sportswriters would tell you that Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints is the best tight end playing in the NFL today. I am not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, Graham is a fine tight end but I consider him to be a wide receiver in all but name only. If you take issue with that you should know that Graham himself made the same argument when he was trying to renegotiate his...
Via cover32 - Broncos
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do the Detroit Lions have the best tight ends in the NFL today?

Most sportswriters would tell you that Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints is the best tight end playing in the NFL today. I am not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, Graham is a fine tight end but I consider him to be a wide receiver in all but name only. If you take issue with that you should know that Graham himself made the same argument when he was trying to renegotiate his...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is the Bengals’ Jermaine Gresham a top ten tight end in the NFL?

Most sportswriters would tell you that Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints is the best tight end playing in the NFL today. I am not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, Graham is a fine tight end but I consider him to be a wide receiver in all but name only. If you take issue with that you should know that Graham himself made the same argument when he was trying to renegotiate his...
Via cover32 - Bengals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where does Niles Paul rank among the best tight ends in the NFL?

Most sportswriters would tell you that Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints is the best tight end playing in the NFL today. I am not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, Graham is a fine tight end but I consider him to be a wide receiver in all but name only. If you take issue with that you should know that Graham himself made the same argument when he was trying to renegotiate his...
Via cover32 - Redskins
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The QB-WR Combo Of Brees-Cooks Will Win You A Million Dollars This Week

Do you play Fantasy Football? If the answer is yes, this week is the most exciting opportunity in the history of the game. Win a MILLION DOLLARS playing Fantasy Football this week only! Go to www.FFChamps.com/million and get in on the action. The New Orleans Saints look to get back on track this week as they welcome in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday for a 1pm kickoff. The...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints are the 19th best team in football, according to Power Rankings

Believe it or not, the majority of the NFL has reached the quarter pole of the season; four games down, with 12 to play. As a result, it’s pretty easy to see which teams are headed in the right direction and which ones need to start looking ahead to 2015 and beyond. What teams are in which category? The editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s Power Rankings in an...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Dez Bryant disrespects New Orleans Saints

Dez Bryant has never been a quiet person, but after waxing the Saints on national television his ego got the better of him. Dez Bryant, jogging down the tunnel to the locker room, yelling: “Who Dat? We Dat. Yeah, I said it.” — David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 29, 2014   I understand that you’re all fired up from a huge win, but you have to have a bit more tact than that...
Via cover32 - Saints
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints humbled, but not hopeless after 1-3 start

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Defensive captain Junior Galette is disgusted by the Saints' sluggish start. ''You have to be realistic and know that we're not as good as we thought we were,'' Galette, a pass-rushing outside linebacker, said Monday. ''We have three quarters (of the season) left, and we have to improve drastically.'' With the Saints (1...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Saints disaster in Dallas

The boys recap the Saints meltdown in Big D. They give an autopsy of the destruction in Dallas plus Ralph wonders how all the young talent on defense went to crap Is 2014 what 2012 would have been if Payton wasn’t suspended? Everyone says what was the worst part of the nightmare Andrew breaks down the film Is tire fire known as the NFC South the Saints only hope Was fake punt...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Just Happened in Arlington, Texas?

As I sat down on my couch for the Cowboys' Week 4 prime-time matchup against the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees, there was obviously a lot going through my mind.First of all, I was wondering if my fiancee was actually going to pull for the Cowboys like she said she would. That's pretty irrelevant though I guess. What I was really wondering though, was how the Cowboys would...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

National confidence in New Orleans Saints plummets after tough Week 4 loss

The NFL season has reached the quarter pole, at least for 26 of the 32 franchises. That means there is plenty of information that can be used to evaluate each team. Deciding who is for real and who is a fraud becomes much more doable. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide an answer. Four weeks into the 2014 season, here’s where each team...
Via cover32 - Saints
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan: “Nobody’s doing worse than the Ryan Brothers”

Through the first four games of the season the Jets and the Saints have the worst two turnover ratios in the NFL. After getting torched by the Cowboys 38-17, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said him and his twin brother who is the Jets head coach both have to do a better job. “Right now, man, nobody’s doing worse than the Ryan brothers,” Rob Ryan told NOLA.com’s Katherine...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Give Jerry Jones Due Credit For Saints Win

Over the years, I’ve seen some of the wildest connections being made between Cowboys losing football games and it somehow being Jerry Jones’ fault. My first experience with this was way back in 2007 when they lost against the Giants in the Divisional round of the playoffs. What I saw was a running game that became ineffective in the second half of the game, and Patrick Crayton...
Via Cowboys Addicts
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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