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New Orleans Saints Review: The Linebacker Position

To piggyback off the defensive line statistics I mentioned in the offensive and defensive line review, I’ll look at opponents’ second level yardage. In this category, the Saints ranked 28th in the league, which means opposing running backs were getting five yards past the line scrimmage more often than 27 of teams. Divided by the number of rushing attempts, whether they got to...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Saints defense still supports coordinator Rob Ryan

  Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton doesn't necessarily believe New Orleans' much-maligned defense needs wholesale changes heading into next season. While some roster adjustments will have to be made following a non-playoff campaign, Lofton thinks many pieces are already in place that will allow New Orleans to regain the form that took the Saints to an 11-5 record in 2013 and a spot...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints LB Lofton doesn't regret actions that led to Panthers scuffle

Things got touchy during the Saints 41-10 loss to the Panthers Sunday. By now, you may have seen the brawl that erupted after Cam Newton put the Panthers up early. If not, take a look. But one of the people at the center of the scuffle, Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton, felt justified in his actions. "I didn't take kindly to that," Lofton told reporters after the game about Cam Newton...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton's 'Superman' celebration sparks brawl between Panthers and Saints (Video/GIF)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's "Superman" celebration after a 2-yard touchdown run sparked a brawl with the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of Sunday's game in the Superdome.After the TD, Newton appeared to taunt Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan with a little "up, up and away" flying leap. Newton then turned to face the crowd for his normal "Superman"...
Via Holdout Sports
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Self-Scouting the New Orleans Saints’ Front Seven

The first part of moving forward with an NFL team is finding where the problem areas are.  So I’m going to look at the Saints’ starters in the first 13 weeks of 2014 to see what’s gone right and wrong.  The first entry in this series is a breakdown of the Saints’ front seven defenders; defensive line and linebackers.  I’ll look at the defensive secondary (cornerbacks...
Via cover32 - Saints
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Recap: New Orleans Saints march to victory on the road in Pittsburgh

The Saints won a game on the road? THE SAINTS WON A GAME ON THE ROAD! New Orleans marches out of Pittsburgh victorious, beating the Steelers 35-32. MVP – Curtis Lofton The biggest moment in this game came in the first quarter when Ben Roethlisberger hit his right hand atop the helmet of Curtis Lofton, and from there Big Ben was a completely different quarterback. Sometimes...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Curtis Lofton is the jack-of-all-trades that makes the New Orleans Saints defense tick

Last year, the Saints defense became notorious for their rotational nature and their ability to confuse quarterbacks based on personnel. However, there was one constant amongst these rotations. Middle/inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (aka the only Falcon we’ve ever loved) is an unsung hero in the Saints defense. Everyone talks about Rob Ryan and the Saints secondary, but the things...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: State of the inside linebacker position

New Orleans Saints: State of the inside linebacker positionWith the improvement of the New Orleans Saints’ defense, most of the attention has gone to the younger talent in the secondary and defensive line. However, one position that gets somewhat lost in the shuffle is the play of the inside linebacker position, led by veterans Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne. Lofton, one of...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Offseason adventures

In my previous articles, I have discussed what the New Orleans Saints have been up to football-wise during the offseason. It’s been pretty stressful for the Saints Organization as far as finding room in the budget for all of their best players. But while the offseason can be stressful for the brass (and some players), this is a time when players have no restriction to how they...
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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