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New Orleans Saints Goal of the Week: No Turnovers

We’re not asking for much from the Saints this week, are we? Going into this season, the New Orleans Saints know they will have to create a positive turnover ratio to be in playoff contention. The talk and buzz has been about the defense and how they have to create turnovers and take the ball away from the opposing offense. It will not only help the offense improve, but also ease...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
18 hours ago

Saints Nation staff 53 man roster predictions week 2

With the preseason now underway I asked the Saints Nation Blog writers, if they would submit me their final 53 man roster. A couple found some time and here are the results. The first listed will be the ones we all agree on. The rest will be indicated by initials. AJ = Andrew Juge BB = Brian Bauer BE = Blake Esta MP = Marijn Pessers QB All: Brees, McCown Grayson (AJ, MP) RB All...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago

Cortland Finnegan once pulled funny prank on Rams linebackers

Saints cornerback Cortland Finnegan has a lot of personality, on and off the field. He’s known for being a mouthy cornerback and getting into his opponents’ heads, but he’s also pretty good at playing jokes on his teammates as well. Rams punter Johnny Hekker recently recanted a tale of an epic prank Finnegan pulled as a member of the team a few years back. There had been...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees still hopeful for new contract before Week 1 deadline

Time is running out, but New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees remains hopeful in getting a new contract completed before his self-imposed deadline of Week 1. “I hope that we can get something done between now and then,” Brees said, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “I’m confident that we can, but you know at this point still just very much focused on getting us...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints 50 for 50 series continues: No.48, ‘Beer Man’ delivers

Some people will say dreams are great, until the alarm clock goes off. Michael Lewis may have a slightly different take on that. This is his story. For most people at the age of 25, the childhood dreams usually subside into the current day reality. The daily grind is something that most working Americans do everyday […] The New Orleans Saints 50 for 50 series continues: No.48...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

WATCH: Saints unveil new end zone video boards at Superdome

The New Orleans Saints unveiled Wednesday (Aug.24) the new high-definition video screens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The boards are 333 feet wide by 38 feet high, spanning nine sections of seats.
Via NOLA.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Fairley preparing for larger role on defensive line

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Nick Fairley hopes a combination of experience, good health and happiness in his personal life helps him realize his yet-to-be-fulfilled potential as an NFL defensive lineman. If so, it could provide a considerable boost to a New Orleans Saints defensive front trying to bounce back from a dismal showing in 2015. Fairley grew up rooting for the Saints in his hometown...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows what it’s like to be the victim of Roger Goodell’s firm disciplinary hand, and he believes that there are major trust issues between the league office and the players. Brees told CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday that a multitude of factors have combined to bring about the erosion of trust. “I certainly don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton: Head Coach & fantasy football guru

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton does not play fantasy football. Though, if he did, it would appear that he would take a flyer on rookie wide receiver, Michael Thomas. “I don’t follow fantasy football, but I’d try to have him, per Mike Triplett of ESPN.” Over Thomas’ two-game starts during the preseason, he has tallied five catches for a total of 72 yards. Notably...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Larry Holder, Herbie Teope breakdown Tuesday's Saints practice

Larry Holder and Herbie Teope breakdown Tuesday's Saints practice
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints banking on young defensive backs learning quickly

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Now entering his second NFL season, Delvin Breaux has played more regular-season snaps with the Saints defense than any other cornerback on New Orleans' roster. The question now facing the Saints is the extent to which their relative youth and inexperience at a critical defensive skill position will be a liability. On the flip side, New Orleans really doesn't...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien: ‘Good to see’ Jadeveon Clowney disruptive against Saints

The Houston Texans have patiently waited for former top pick Jadeveon Clowney to assert himself as a dominant edge player in the NFL. The long wait might be coming to an end. Clowney was a terror against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, registering a sack, a quarterback pressure and a tackle for a loss in an encouraging overall performance ahead of the 2016 season. “Overall...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Drew Brees QB give his pregame team pep talk

New Orleans Saints Drew Brees QB give his pregame team pep talk
Via NOLA.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Thomas Made Another 1-Handed Snag At Practice

Another day, another video of a crazy catch by Ohio State rookie Michael Thomas. The New Orleans Saints’ first-year wide receiver has been impressing throughout the offseason and the preseason, making great plays in practice and having a solid preseason debut last week. Thomas made another great catch at practice today. Check out this one-handed snag made by Thomas near the goal...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Saints top pick Rankins has fractured fibula

A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints defensive tackle and first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins has been diagnosed with a broken fibula, an injury that occurred Monday during training camp practice in West Virginia. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Saints haven't disclosed Rankins' injury, says Rankins...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ first-round pick Sheldon Rankins carted off field

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins had to be carted off the field on Monday during training camp practice after a lower leg injury. Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com provided this narrative. Ominous news: #Saints first-round draft pick Sheldon Rankins went down with an injury during goal-line drills & had to be carted off (1/2) — Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) August...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan okay with being considered a ‘dirtbag’

New Orleans Saints cornerback Cortland Finnegan has a reputation. It’s one that indicates he’s a dirty player and has been throughout his 10-year NFL career. It’s a career that’s seen Finnegan receive 10 different on-field fines, including four for fighting with his opponent. Now looking to make his impact known in New Orleans after signing with the team this month, Finnegan...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady honored with spellout from cheerleaders

Tom Brady may not have been playing for the New England Patriots in their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, but he certainly wasn’t forgotten by those at Gillette Stadium. Cheerleaders who were appearing in the pregame festivities spelled out Brady’s name: #Brady #PatsNation #Patriots #NOvsNE #Boston #Tommy pic.twitter.com/XX3BVeizGe — Lauren...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuhn writes heartfelt farewell to Packers fans

During his nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, fullback John Kuhn was a fan favorite. The Green Bay faithful cheered when he touched the football, and loved chanting “Kuuuuuuuuuhhnnnnn” at Lambeau Field and on the road. This week, Kuhn signed a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Saints, meaning he’ll be leaving the green and gold behind. Many Packer fans were distressed...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Blogcast Ep. 14: Top 5 Best and Worst Free Agents in the Sean Payton era

First of all we are sorry it took us so long to write something. Vacations and family issues have kept us from doing this a while ago. Today we have a nice topic for you. We are making the top 5 Worst and top 5 Best Free Agency acquisitions under 10 years of Sean Payton. Now, I am a bit handicapped since I have not watched the first 3 years of the Payton era since I had no access...
Via The Saints Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints rookie WR Mike Thomas catching on early

The transition of playing wide receiver in college to the NFL is a tedious task to master. For some, it takes years to become productive at the position, but in rare cases, recent guys like Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans become instant success stories. New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas is looking to join the lineage of immediate successes at wide receiver....
Via The Sports Fan Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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