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New Orleans Saints look to channel recent success against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints are 7-3 on the road against the Buccaneers under Payton, which includes winning four straight. Can they capture the magic to keep their season alive? Going into Week 14, it’s beyond desperation mode mode for the New Orleans Saints. Some might think it’s too late, but the reality is there’s some hope left if Sean Payton’s squad wants to make a run at the postseason...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
1 hour ago

Saints News, 12/6/16: Will Smith’s Ex-Teammates Show up to Courtroom in Trial

Several Saints (and former Saints); including Drew Brees, Roman Harper, Deuce McAllister and Steve Gleason; appeared at Will Smith’s trial on Tuesday. Cardell Hayes’s attorney has argued that Hayes was in reasonable fear for his life when he shot the former Saints’ defensive end back in April. .@Saints WR Michael Thomas has 831 receiving yards this season.The five WRs...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
3 hours ago

Brees, Gleason among those in court for Will Smith trial

Drew Brees and Steve Gleason were among those in attendance Tuesday to support Will Smith’s wife as she testifies against the man who shot her husband this year. ESPN’s Mike Triplett was on hand at the trial and passed along the following information: “Saints QB Drew Brees, Steve Gleason and their wives have joined some of Will Smith’s other former teammates at courthouse...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the New Orleans Saints could still make the playoffs

You keep hearing that the Saints are mathematically alive in the NFC Playoff race, so what does that actually mean? Clearly, the New Orleans Saints are poised to miss the postseason for the third straight year at 5-7. However, ‘they are mathematically alive’ as you’ve probably heard. So, what in the world does that actually mean? For starters, the Saints path to win the NFC...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
10 hours ago

To tank, or not to tank?

It’s a question NFL teams face every year. As playoff hopes die, do you tank for a high draft pick, or play hard, possibly to foster competitiveness? The question, for the Saints at least, is somewhat moot. And not only because the Saints haven’t yet been eliminated from playoff contention. No matter the situation, you can […] To tank, or not to tank? - Who Dat Dish - Who...
Via Who Dat Dish
11 hours ago

Saints entering the 4th quarter

So we’ve made it through three-quarters of the NFL season.  Bye weeks are all done and everyone has played 12 games to this point.  By now you know who your team is, you know where they’re headed and your expectations are gauged appropriately.  How do our 2016 New Orleans Saints look, particularly compared to the […] Saints entering the 4th quarter - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat...
Via Who Dat Dish
11 hours ago

Opening statements expected in trial over Saints star death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) After a jury selection process that lasted well into the night, opening statements are expected in the trial of the man charged with murder after he shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Cardell Hayes faces life in prison if convicted on a second-degree murder charge. He's also charged with attempted second-degree murder because Smith's wife Racquel...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus, Not a Good Photo

FAIR WARNING – The following article is meant for those fans who are constant believers. The ones who believe it ain’t over ’til it’s over. The ones who will say “show me the math” to believe that the New Orleans Saints are truly mathematically out of the playoff race.  For those of you who look […] Saints’ Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus, Not a Good Photo - Who...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

The best dramas of 2016

2016's been a great year for film dramas. As we approach Oscar season, we'd like to point out what we think have been the best dramas of the year. In no particular order, and since we still haven't seen a lot of the December releases, these are the must-see dramas of 2016 so far.  
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The Latest: Jury selection begins in Saints star's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local): 9:45 a.m. About 130 potential jury candidates have begun filing into a New Orleans courtroom for the Will Smith shooting-death trial. The candidates arrived about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Jury selection is expected to be completed by Tuesday afternoon. The courtroom was too crowded for journalists to...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Questioning of potential jurors is set to begin in the trial of a man charged with fatally shooting former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith earlier this year. Twenty-nine-year-old Cardell Hayes has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Smith's death, and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of Smith's wife. Monday's trial opens with jury selection...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions troll ESPN analysts for picking against them

The Detroit Lions are quietly putting together a fantastic season and have a great chance to win the NFC North, but a lot of people haven’t seemed to notice. The team’s official Twitter account took advantage of the opportunity to troll some of those people on Sunday. After Detroit defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road in convincing fashion, the person in charge of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said after the team's loss to the Detroit Lions

Saints quarterback Drew Brees addresses the
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said after the loss to Detroit

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton gives a terse press conference following the Saints lackluster loss to
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fairley appears to take cheap shot at Stafford

With the Detroit Lions in town, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley established on Sunday that he will not play favorites to his old team. Matthew Stafford was on the ground and without the ball, yet Fairley decided to give his ex-teammate a shot — just for good measure. Nick Fairley with a cheap shot on Matthew Stafford, who was on the ground. https://t.co/z6eoaXa3RE...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton unhappy about Brandin Cooks trade rumors

It isn’t often one gets to peer into the mind of an NFL coach and see how he feels about trade rumors. This might have happened Sunday with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who retweeted a fan blasting NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport over the Brandin Cooks trade rumors. The Tweet Payton retweeted: @RapSheet @NFL plz research JUST A LITTLE BIT instead of closing your eyes...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 13 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the New Orleans Saints. Why the Saints? Frankly, we could have just as easily gone with New Orleans’ Week 13 opponent, Detroit. The real point of interest is the matchup between an impossible-to-ignore, heart-stopping Lions team...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints' Brandin Cooks discusses 'the want to be great'

New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks on Thursday said his teammates understand that his frustration with his recent stats aren't coming out of selfishness, but "the want to be great."
Via NOLA.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton addresses report about star WR being unhappy

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks surprisingly did not have a single pass thrown his way in his team’s 49-point scoring bonanza against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but Sean Payton insists that was not by design. On Wednesday, Payton was asked about a report claiming Cooks is unhappy with his role in the Saints’ offense. The head coach downplayed it. “I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cooks frustrated with role in Saints offense

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been used as more of a big-play threat than a No. 1 receiver this season, and that is apparently not a role he is satisfied with. Cooks was not targeted in his team’s convincing 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. While ideally the third-year pro would just be happy that his team got the win, Cooks raised some eyebrows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints score on trick play late in blowout win

Trick plays are as American as Apple Pie and Uncle Sam. The New Orleans Saints pulled one off in Sunday's blowout over the Los Angeles Rams. While it could be considered disrespectful in coaching circles, the play was fun nonetheless and was well received by non-Rams fans across the nation. .@DrewBreesTo @Willie_Snead4GTo @Tim_Hightower.TOUCHDOWN!!!@Saints TRICKERY in NOLA ...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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