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Rookie Stephone Anthony already receiving strong reviews

The New Orleans Saints may have held a few padless practices, but that hasn't stopped people from sending positive vibes out about rookie middle linebacker Stephone Anthony. Obviously, we can't call him a star just yet, but according to Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate, Anthony has been impressive thus far. The first to sound off on Anthony was defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Amidst Golden Era of Quarterbacks Drew Brees is Still Under the Radar

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes as fullback Toben Opurum (44) watches during NFL football minicamp camp at the team’s training facility in Metairie, La., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Many professional athletes’ careers are more like having two different lives. For some that can refer to the difference of the time spent...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Saints Nation Blog Podcast: Carolina Kittens edition

First up is the Panthers as the guys take a look at the division and how the Saints stack up going into next season currently. Brian is the king of random tangents, and various attempts at humor/hot takes are made. Download this episode (right click and save) P.S: to avoid rambling at the end and bad jokes give us podcast questions/comments/or topics throughout the week and we will...
Via The Saints Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Will This Season Hold for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints?

This may be a defining season for Drew Brees’ career, as he will look to bring the New Orleans Saints back to the postseason after a disappointing season (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).   With the 2015-2016 campaign just around the corner, the New Orleans Saints are putting a terrible season behind them and figuring out what they need to do to make it back to...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Super Sunday Saints Mailbag!

Thanks for the twitter questions you submitted. Blogging can be tough this time of year so your interaction helps us grind through it. By the way, I hope you’ve been enjoying the material from our writers Brian Pavek, PatrickOrly and that crazy Dutchman when he finds the inspiration. I certainly have. I have paid them the BIG BUCKS so they hopefully stay around for 200 years. Let’s...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees is convinced he will win one more Super Bowl

The New Orleans Saints are coming off of a mediocre 7-9 season that wasn’t good enough to advance them to the playoffs. Speaking with confidence about the upcoming season and a shot at winning at least one more Super Bowl before he retires, quarterback Drew Brees shared this (via the Times-Picayune). “I’m very convinced. It’s what drives me and keeps me going,” Brees...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Legends of the Fall: Sam Mills

It seems like once every generation or so, every team has a player that comes along, defies the odds, and stands as a testament to the rewards of pure desire and dedication. And let's face it; at this, the highest level of professional football that there is, everyone has a story.But once in a while, one of those stories touches the entire fanbase, and beyond. For the source of that...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players who are set to break out for the New Orleans Saints

The quiet before the storm. We’ve finally reached the NFL’s dead period. The time when OTAs are over, there’s no draft to hyperbolize about and training camp is still weeks away. For the first time in months, there’s no news — just pray somebody doesn’t get arrested. So what does that mean it’s time for? Rampant speculation!! Yeah!!!! So, here we go, the three players...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees raves over tight end Ben Watson

One of the biggest topics of discussion over the past few months for the New Orleans Saints has been their tight end situation. After trading Jimmy Graham, one of the best tight ends in the league, to the Seattle Seahawks, the discussion started as to who would replace him as the starting tight end.  Great things have been said about both Josh Hill and Ben Watson, but neither have...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Morton says he'll do 'whatever it takes' to get young WRs ready

The New Orleans Saints traded away both Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, meaning that the team was left with the veteran option in Marques Colston, second-year receiver Brandin Cooks and quite a few players with intriguing upside.For new wide receivers coach John Morton, he's ready to step up to the challenge and help mold these young players, according to Nick Underhill of The Advocate...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Look Ready for Training Camp With a Revamped Team

Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a play against the Buffalo Bills at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Looking back at the New Orleans Saints offseason there has been many ups and downs. The Saints could be one of the hardest teams to predict this year due to their offseason roster turnover. Losing Jimmy Graham highlighted...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans Saints draft class ranked in top five of the past 10 years?

Since he’s been with the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton has had a thing for finding talented players in and after the NFL draft. According to NFL media editor Jim Reineking, Payton’s first draft with the Saints had the third best draft class of any team over the past 10 years. The 2006 Saints draft class saw the addition of players like Reggie Bush, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video shows New Orleans Saints’ Junior Galette in fight

All is not well in the Big Easy for New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette. In 2013, a video was uploaded to YouTube that showed a man swinging punches and hitting a woman with a belt during a fight on a beach. The video went largely unnoticed until yesterday when the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the man shown wielding the belt in the video was Galette. Ralph...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Saints do to unload Junior Galette?

After our friends at Canal Street Chronicles dropped an investigative bomb on Junior Galette, let there be no more doubt that this video below is of him. I think I speak for most Saints fans at this point when I say it won’t be soon enough if the team can part ways with Galette. He’s been a blossoming player on the field with serious pass rushing ability but he’s becoming...
Via The Saints Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Galette's lawyer disputes that LB is in assault video

The New Orleans Times-Picayune released a report on Saturday indicating that Saints linebacker Junior Galette was involved in a beach fight back in 2013 that involved multiple unknown people. In that report, the Times-Picayune cited sources close to the situation in coming to the conclusion that Galette, in a white shirt and shorts, was the individual hitting a woman multiple...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Video of Saints LB Junior Galette allegedly committing assault surfaces

Videos and assault. Two words that fans around the National Football League would be happy with never hearing in a sentence together ever again. Unfortunately, a report by the New Orleans Times-Picayune indicates that the following video depicts New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette assaulting a woman with a belt: The video, titled “Spring Break 2013 South Beach Brawl...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Six time Pro Bowler Kevin Williams signs with the Saints

The Saints have added six time Pro Bowler Kevin Williams to their defensive line. The twelve year veteran will add depth and leadership to a defense that ranked 31st in yards given up last season. Williams played eleven seasons in Minnesota before signing with the Seahawks last year. He signed with the Seahwaks as a reserve, but was forced into their starting lineup after Brandon...
Via EndZoneScore
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Safety Jairus Byrd With the One-Handed Catch Off the Jugs Machine

If you think about it, it is a little surprising that we don't see more one-handed catch videos featuring some of the NFL's finest defensive backs. Catching is not their primary objective, but it never hurts for a safety or corner back to be good at doing what the offensive guys do. Why? Because if you can catch the ball--with one hand or two--that means the wide receiver didn't...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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