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Saints kicker battle going down to wire

The New Orleans Saints still haven't decided on their kicker, according to coach Sean Payton, who said both Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke will get work in Thursday's preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens. Payton stressed, however, that the fact the battle is still ongoing shouldn't be taken as a sign of any lack of confidence in the candidates. When asked if...
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Sean Payton has handed off play calling duties to Pete Carmichael, for now

Saints head coach Sean Payton has been one of the NFL’s top offensive play callers over the past several seasons.  It looks like he might be ready to hand over the job to offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Interesting from #Saints preseason games: Sean Payton said he handed off play-calling to OC Pete Carmichael. It may continue into the season — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton unamused by Jimmy Graham’s dunking

When the NFL promised several months ago to crack down on goal post dunking, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham vowed that he would continue to enjoy his favorite post-touchdown celebration. Last night in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans he followed through. Graham caught two touchdown passes in the first half from Luke McCown, and promptly dunked the ball over...
Via cover32 - Saints
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton unhappy with Jimmy Graham penalties for celebrating

This year the NFL has outlawed dunking over the crossbars. One of the biggest offenders of this rule has largely ignored it. On Saturday night Jimmy Graham earned not one but two penalties for dunking the football over the crossbar of the goal post. Both instances resulted in Graham earning a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty. Graham’s touchdown celebration was largely ignored until...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton & Jimmy Graham Argue Over His Dunking Over Crossbar

Jimmy Graham is going to dunk on the goal posts and he doesn’t care what you, the NFL or his coach thinks about it. His coach Sean Payton was not pleased and this is what happened after Graham’s second penalty for dunking over crossbar via Graham and Saints coach Sean Payton appeared to engage in some tense verbal sparring on the sideline after Graham was flagged for...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton 'very upset' with Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes in Friday night’s 31-24 win over the Tennessee Titans and both times he celebrated by dunking over the goal post, and both times he was penalized 15-yards. The NFL outlawed dunking over the goal post this offseason. Saints coach Sean Payton was not happy with Graham after the second dunk.  He chased the Pro...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints had 22 penalties but two made their coach upset

“The New Orleans Saints had 22 penalties last night but two of them fired up Sean Payton. These two were the penalties caused by Jimmy Graham dunking over the goal post. He was asked by Nick Underhill about the penalties. Yes, I was [upset],” Payton told reporters, via Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate. […] The post Saints had 22 penalties but two made their coach...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Prank war between Sean Payton and New Orleans Saints quarterbacks escalates

NFL training camp is the time for position battles; players jockey with each other to find out who is most deserving of a roster spot. At the New Orleans Saints training camp, another battle is being waged: a war of pranks. Last week we showed you head coach Sean Payton‘s little stunt of putting a tiny red jersey in Drew Brees‘ locker. What's wrong with this picture?! Sean...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ quarterbacks stage a fake crash to make fun of Sean Payton’s golf cart driving skills (Photo)

The Saints quarterbacks had some fun with head coach Sean Payton during Wednesday’s practice. To joke about Payton's golf cart driving skills, the QBs setup a fake crash scene at the walkthrough #SaintsCamp — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 6, 2014 Looks like they used ketch up for the blood. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton ranked 4th best in NFL, full top-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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