Answering My Own Questions on Ramczyk, Anzalone and Sean Payton

Two things. I almost never write. And Trying to socialite questions for a mailbag article is like pulling teeth. So to ease myself back into writing, and skipping all unnecessary steps, I’m answering my own questions. 1. Can Ryan Ramczyk realistically start this year?  He might not be able to, but it would be a lot cooler if he did. Two big things are working against him. For...
Via The Saints Nation
1 hour ago

Saints options for replacing Nick Fairley are pretty straightforward

The Saints had high hopes for Fairley following a standout 2016 campaign. So, where do they go from here? After placing veteran defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the Reserve/NFI list Monday morning, Fairley’s status has become more clear. He’s lost for the 2017 season and will likely never play professionally again. As covered earlier by Canal Street Chronicles’ John Hendrix...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
6 hours ago

Report: Saints looking at ways to recoup guaranteed money owed to Nick Fairley

On Monday, Nick Fairley got some very tough news when the New Orleans Saints placed him on the NFI list due to a heart condition that could force him to retire. It’s particularly frustrating considering Fairley worked his butt off last year and had one of his best seasons as a professional. He racked up 43 tackles, nine for loss, 6.5 sacks and 22 quarterback hits.He was expected...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints place Nick Fairley on NFI, likely signaling end of his career

The Saints have placed Nick Fairley on the reserve/non-football illness list. He’s done for the year, and likely for the rest of his career. Nick Fairley was diagnosed with a heart condition coming out of college. Doctors determined the condition was minor enough to play. But a recent re-examination raised some red flags, and after consulting at least […] Saints place Nick...
Via Who Dat Dish
6 hours ago

Saints place Nick Fairley on Reserve/NFI List

It appears that the Saints will be without Nick Fairley in 2017, as he’s been placed on the non-football illness list. The New Orleans Saints announced on Monday that they’re placing veteran defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the NFL’s reserve/NFI (non-football illness) list. It’s been a seemingly long wait to get to this point, as fans clearly expected the worst when word...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
8 hours ago

Saints place Nick Fairley on non-football illness list

Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been visiting doctors recently for opinions about a heart condition that created concern about his ability to continue playing in the NFL. It looks like the consensus is that it is better for Fairley to put his career on hold. The Saints have placed Fairley on the reserve/non-football illness…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 hours ago

Fairley expected to miss 2017 season due to heart condition

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been dealing with a heart condition that doctors have known about for years, and it is likely going to jeopardize his entire upcoming season.The Saints announced on Monday that they have placed Fairley on the reserve/non-football injury list. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the roster move means Fairley will not play...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Nick Fairley ruled out for 2017 with heart issue

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9 hours ago

Khalif Barnes hopes to stick with Saints

Khalif Barnes keeps showing up on the Saints’ transaction wire, but he also keeps returning. The Saints have listed the veteran offensive lineman in their transactions 11 times the past 10 months. “It was unfamiliar territory, but, as crazy as it sounds, I knew they weren’t really letting me go,” Barnes said, via Josh Katzenstein…
Via Pro Football Talk
9 hours ago

If everything else fails, rely on the Special Teams?

It may sound crazy, but the effectiveness of Special Teams very much helps to determine wins and losses. The New Orleans Saints didn’t want the outcome that played out in the 2016-2017 season. Among the shortcomings the team faced throughout the season,  Special Teams was something they obviously need to work on. Special Teams, just […] If everything else fails, rely on the...
Via Who Dat Dish
10 hours ago

Top 10 Most Important New Orleans Saints in 2017: 6-10

Part 1 of a two-part series. With eyes pointing ahead to the 2017 regular season, we’re going to go over the Top 10 Most Important Saints for the upcoming season. Without further adieu, here are 6-10: 10. CB Marshon Lattimore Yes, a 2017 rookie is one of the Top 10 most important players for the Saints team this year. After the Saints and Patriots failed to finalize a trade...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
15 hours ago

Saints' Cam Jordan: We believe we can win Super Bowl ‘now’

The New Orleans Saints have been a disappointment over the past three seasons, finishing 7-9 each year despite a lot of optimism surrounding the team. A reasonable goal for 2017 would be finishing above .500 and making the playoffs, but one Saints player is aiming much, much higher.While speaking with Greg Bishop of The MMQB, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan said the team is thinking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Jordan: Saints can win Super Bowl in 2017

What will Cameron Jordan say next? Days after saying that teammate Drew Brees is one of the three best all-time quarterbacks, the defensive end told Greg Bishop of the MMQB that the Saints are ready to win the Super Bowl now. “We’re building a team to win a Super Bowl. We’re not building for the future. It’s hard not to believe in our team. We’re ready to win it now,...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 cornerbacks in Saints history

Not the deepest list ever, but a fun one nonetheless. The best cornerbacks in New Orleans Saints history. As part of Who Dat Dish’s Top-5 list trend, I took a look at the greatest cornerbacks in New Orleans Saints history. With the addition of Marshon Lattimore in the 2017 NFL Draft and the signing of […] Top 5 cornerbacks in Saints history - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish - A New...
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18 hours ago

How Michael Thomas can become the best WR in Saints history

The amount of hype, adoration, and hope being sent in the direction of the Saints dynamic sophomore wide receiver is incredible. Michael Thomas turned in one of the best rookie years a wide receiver has ever had in the NFL with 92 catches for 1137 yards and 9 TD’s. Under any metric, and in any circumstance that is a VERY good season for a wide receiver, and it’s made all the...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago

Cameron Jordan: Drew Brees is a top-three all-time quarterback

Does Drew Brees deserve a place among the all-time Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks? Saints teammate Cameron Jordan apparently thinks that would be an insult. He says Brees is among the top three. “Drew has got to be No. 2 or No. 3. Quarterbacks have 5,000-yard seasons once in a career,” Jordan told “You talk about Drew, and he’s had five of those seasons. (Other QBs...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite His Shellfish Allergy, Adrian Peterson Has Been Tearing Up Oysters Since He Arrived In New Orleans

Adrian Peterson absolutely adores shellfish. He's also allergic to it, which creates quite the conundrum for the 32-year-old New Orleans Saints running back. AP made news five years ago when a bowl of shrimp gumbo caused his throat to close and his face to swell up. After rushing to a trainer, he ended up OK, but the scary reaction—known as anaphylaxis—helped him realize...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick issues high praise (for him) about Brandin Cooks

Bill Belichick isn’t a rah-rah coach. In fact, words of praise from the lips of the New England Patriots head coach are about as rare as the mineral fingerite. So, when Belichick chooses to offer praise about a player, we should take note. On that note, the coach said some positive things about new receiver Brandin Cooks, acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Saints this offseason...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints tackle Terron Armstead suffered labrum tear in bag drill

The old adage of “bags don’t hit back” may no longer be true.In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday, New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief revealed that fellow tackle Terron Armstead tore his labrum while hitting a bag during individual drills. Armstead, who was projected to start at left tackle for the Saints this season, was given this lengthy recovery timetable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson signing: 'This is our window'

The New Orleans Saints have not been hiding their excitement over the signing of future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson. All reports from Saints camp regarding the 32-year-old veteran have been positive.Despite missing all but three games with a knee injury last season, there’s a feeling around the running back that Peterson will be able to return to 2015 form. Remember...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why losing Nick Fairley would be disastrous for the New Orleans Saints

In the doldrums before NFL training camp there is only one rule: no news is good news. Yet, for the New Orleans Saints, news has been plentiful over the past few weeks and, true to the rule, little of it has been good. Just weeks after learning that center Max Unger would miss training camp with a foot injury, reports Monday indicated defensive tackle Nick Fairley was suffering from...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints cancel OTAs to go on New Orleans scavenger hunt

The New Orleans Saints canceled Wednesday’s OTA session and instead opted to go on a team-wide scavenger hunt through its home city.While a team spokesperson declined to comment on the switch-up on plans, the social media activity of Saints players Chase Daniel and Cameron Jordan, per the New Orleans Times Picayune, appeared to confirm some kind of scavenger hunt skullduggery was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Drew Brees do awesome trick throws with viral stars Dude Perfect

Accuracy is one of the main traits that makes Drew Brees — the NFL’s all-time leader in completion percentage — so great.His receivers have always been able to rack up yards after the catch because he throws them open, hitting them in stride.That was on full display when he teamed up with the guys from Dude Perfect — Youtube stars — to produce a trick-shot video. Watch...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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