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2015 Saints

Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?


March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense needs improvement but that offense is not a well-oiled machine” he said. Read More
Reggie Return?

Steve: Would you like Reggie to return to the Saints?


It's 2015, people, and Bush will turn 30 years old on Monday. His only full season when he was a Saint was his rookie year. The guy is fragile! Read More
Benson Battle

Judge gets names of doctors today who will interview Tom Benson


Today is the deadline for the three-physician team to be assembled that will perform the court-ordered psychiatric examination of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Read more...
Prices Remain

No increase in Saints ticket prices according to Benson


There will be no increasing ticket prices for 2015 by the New Orleans Saints will not be increasing ticket prices for 2015, according to a letter posted on the team's website. Read More
Payton Speaks

€‹Steve: Payton talks leadership, Saints needs and Brees contract


Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com caught up with Saints head coach Sean Payton at the NFL combine and asked him about the team's disappointing 7-9 season.  Payton mentioned that a lack of leadership in the locker room was a big factor for their failure. Read More
NFL Action?

Kristian: Civil suit, NFL investigation separate issues for Galette


Galette could be found innocent of any criminal charges or found not to be liable in the civil case, but could still face punishment under the league's policy. Read More
Galette Suit

Alleged victim files civil suit against Saints' Junior Galette


Kenner police today say they are not investigating any claims of rape, false imprisonment or drug allegations against Saints player Junior Galette.  Read more...
 
HOF Game

Steve: Saints not picked to play in HOF game


Despite Tom Benson making an $11 million donation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for reconstruction of their stadium, the Saints were not picked to open the 2015 preseason for the first ever game in the renamed Tom Benson Stadium. Read More
New Saints CB

Deke: New Saint Delvin Breaux's long road home


Delvin Breaux has signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent. He was once one of the nation’s most sought-after high school football prospects when he starred for the McDonough #35 Roneagles.  “It has been a long road. I’ve been through a lot and I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity that I have now before me.”  Read More
Benson Speaks

Benson: This only strengthens my resolve


Tom Benson released the following statement today following the news that a New Orleans judge has denied his motion to dismiss his heirs' petition that he lacks the mental faculty to make sound business decisions. Read More
Luke Is Back

Steve: Luke McCown back with the Saints


Back-up quarterback Luke McCown will be back in Black & Gold next season. McCown has a pretty sweet gig. He makes the league minimum of $970,000, along with an $80,000 signing bonus to not even take a single snap during the regular season. Read More
2015 Saints

Deke: Saints considered among NFL favorites for 2016


Well it's never too early to look ahead to next season. Hell, it's next season right now!   the Super Bowl came to an end, the newest odds are out on which team has the best shot to win it all in 2016.  If you go by the numbers below the New Orleans Saints are considered the 9th best team in the NFL to win the Super Bowl next year. Read More
Graham Slam

Steve: Jimmy Graham wants to dunk again


Two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, two dunks over the goal post. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham looked overjoyed celebrating with his old post TD routine. Read More

Loomis Tuesday press conference transcript


Have you been in contact with the league about Junior Galette and are you concerned about the possible ramifications?   “We are going to take this matter very seriously." 
Not Good

Kristian: Galette's legal troubles are troubling


Sure Galette has the right to due process, and he’ll have his day in court, but it calls into question his judgment in so many ways…first as a professional. Is this what pros do? Read More
Who Dat!

A Who Dat 'Night Before Christmas'


Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through the station, were Who Dats and hosts all lost in desperation... Read More
QB to QB

QB to QB: Drew Brees excited about Saints and Falcons


"It's an exciting position to be in," Saints QB Drew Brees had his weekly chat with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia.  Drew talked about the Saints 31-15 win over the Bears, and set up this weekend's big home game against the Atlanta Falcons.  Read more and listen to Brees...

Brees leads Saints past sluggish Steelers 35-32


Drew Brees threw five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as the New Orleans Saints dominated the sloppy Pittsburgh Steelers 35-32 on Sunday. Read More

Steve: Joe Morgan suspended by the Saints


Sean Payton announced after today’s practice that wide receiver Joe Morgan was placed on the reserve / suspended list.  Coach gave no further details. Morgan’s response on twitter to the news pretty much sums it up all for Saints fans as well... Read More

Sean Payton's final presser before the Lions game


Coach Payton met with the media after practice on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Read More
Dome Opener

Deke Bellavia - Saints vs Vikings game preview


After just 2 regular season games, both the Saints and Vikings are facing a lot of heat.  The entire world is watching Minnesota's every move ever since their star player RB Adrian Peterson became of the eye of the NFL's domestic violence (child abuse) storm.  Read more...

Sean Payton reviews Cleveland Browns game


Opening Statement: “Just a couple of things in regard to yesterday’s loss, I think that the one thing that is most disappointing is that situationally we have to do a better job of playing football.  That could be an end of game situation.  Read More
Oh No 0-2!

Saints fans sound off on 0-2


Can the Saints right the ship? Citizens of the Who Dat Nation hope the team can figure out its problems soon, after falling to 0-2 in a loss at Cleveland. Read more...
Deke's Preview

Deke: Saints at Browns is bigger game than most people think


Just by what history has shown us since 2006, the first four games of the season have been key.  In years in which the Saints have gone to the post season, New Orleans has been either 4-0 or 3-1 after four games. Read More
Injury Report

Saints and Browns issue injury reports


Two Saints players are out for Sunday's game in Cleveland, while three others who have been dealing with injuries are probable.  The Browns have five players as questionable and two out. Here is the full injury report:...

What to watch when the Saints open season in ATL


Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.
The Atlanta Falcons really need to step it up against the New Orleans Saints. Read More

 
Roster Moves

Kristian: Galette signs extension, Meachem is back


Linebacker Junior Galette has gone from undrafted long shot to team captain, and is signing another contract extension with the Saints.  Galatte’s deal is 4 years reportedly worth $41 million with $23 million in guaranteed cash. Read More
Drew Dat

Kristian: Brees to have baby girl soon, roster shaping up


Saints quarterback Drew Brees was absent from practice today for “family reasons.”  Brees and his wife are expecting their fourth child this week, so quarterback Luke McCown filled in for Brees with the first team offense. Read More
Who Dats #3?

Steve: Who Dat say they got the best fans in the NFL?


We hear from Saints players and coaches all the time the Who Dat Nation is the best fan base in the NFL.  But do those outside Louisiana agree? Read More
Resident Pros

Deke: Bobby & Hokie agree defense won the day at Saints camp


The New Orleans hit the practice field at 11AM this morning for their third practice of the week and today, the Cannon liked the physical style of safety Jairus Byrd.  “He came up on one run play and had a nice thump on RB Mark Ingram!" Read More
Saints Photos

PHOTOS: Saints back in Metairie for camp


Linemen Shine

T-Bob: Linemen come up big in Saints win over Rams


The Saints beat the St. Louis Rams 26-24 in a hard fought, back-and-forth game that saw the Rams miss a 59 yard field goal as time expired.  There was plenty to be pleased with for members of the Who Dat Nation. Read More
T-Bob Blog

T-Bob: Jobs are on the line Friday in Saints-Rams game


I know it is camp time because everything is starting to feel the same. That is why I am so happy/excited/relieved that the Saints will finally get to strap it up against another team come Friday. Read More
Payton Speaks

Payton: "Tomorrow we focus on St. Louis"


Opening Statement: “We waived wide receiver Steve Hull, nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson. We signed wide receiver Tobias Palmer and tight end Richard Quinn.  It puts us at 89 right now. We will see where we are at with the last spot." Read More
Brees Status

Kristian: Brees day to day


The Saints returned to the practice field today, without quarterback Drew Brees.  Saints Coach Sean Payton says Brees is day to day with an abdominal injury.  "We will make sure it can't get aggravated again. Read more...
Scrimmage Preview

Deke: What to watch at Saints "Black & Gold Scrimmage"


Our resident pros and I have come up with some things to keep an eye on in the Saints annual "Black and Gold Scrimmage." Read More
Rookie Profile

Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Khairi Fortt


When talking about the Saints 2014 draft class, it seems to me as if Fortt’s name is often absent from the conversation. Folks are obviously excited about 1st-round pick Brandin Cooks and 2nd-rounder Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Read More
Welcome Wagon

PHOTOS: Saints arrive in West Virginia


Fans line up in Lewisberg, West Virginia as the Saints team arrives in town to begin training camp at the Greenbrier resort. Click here to see the photos
Deal Terms

Kristian: Hebert says Graham very deserving of pay day


“Really, after the Saints had the leverage, I don’t know what else he was going to do,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert after Jimmy Graham announced the deal via Twitter. Read More
Saints Camp

Deke: Defense shines at Saints mini camp, Jenkins out


Second year Saints defensive linemen John Jenkins had surgery on a torn pectoral muscle, and will be out until training camp, according to various NFL reports.  Saints Coach Sean Payton would not talk about Jenkins' reported surgery. Read More
Camp Schedule

Saints practice Thursday closed to public


The Saints Wednesday announced slight changes to the training camp schedule. Read More
Super Bowls?

New Orleans to be ''smarter'' competing for Super Bowls


New Orleans may be more selective in bidding on future Super Bowls. "We have to be smarter in how we compete for future Super Bowls," Chairman of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Ron Foreman told WWL First News.  Read more...
Saints Pick

Saints trade up to get receiver


The New Orleans Saints traded up to the #20 spot in the NFL draft.  The Black and Gold swapped picks with Arizona and game the Cardinals their 3rd round pick to make the jump.  Read more...

Mike Detillier's Mock Draft


NFL Analyst Mike Detillier put together his own Mock Draft on the eve of the big day. What would you change? Read More

Steve: A look at top QBs, RBs and WRs in 2014 NFL Draft


With the schedule finally being released, the next big event for the NFL is the draft which kicks-off with round 1 on Thursday, May 8th.   Here is a look at some of the top talent that will be available on the offensive side of the football. Read More

Steve: Cam Jordan cuts loose with school kids


Cam Jordan dropped by Morris Jeff Community school to urge kids to pick up a book and read.  The defensive end was sporting his jersey from the Pro Bowl he attended for the first time this year.  Read More

Deke: '81 Draft class was foundation of success for Saints


It was the draft class that laid the foundation for the Saints to become NFC West Champions... the class that took the Saints from pretenders to contenders.  And most importantly, the class that began to help form the famed "Dome Patrol." Read More

T-Bob: Draft preview - centers turn five fingers into a fist


This is the first of a 3-part NFL draft series previewing the top two prospects at each position along the offensive line. Today, we’ll look at the position most near and dear to my heart... center.  Read More
Champ Bailey

Kristian: Does Champ make sense for the Saints?


The Saints continue to kick the tires on free agents, most notably defensive back Champ Bailey. NFL Analyst Mike Detillier told me “He’ll go down as one of the greatest cornerbacks of all time.  The problem is, you're getting the 36 year old Champ.  What do you want him for?” Read More
Sproles Traded

Saints trade Sproles to Eagles


The Saints have traded running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles. WWL Saints Sideline reporter Kristian Garic says a league source confirms that a deal has been worked out.
Sproles played the past three season with the Saints.  Read more...
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Deke: Some sights from my trip to Disney World
Well the long trip to WDW (Walt Disney World) was a little shorter than planned as our oldest child, the lovely Emma Claire came down with the flu. On Mardi Gras Day my wife Richelle spent pretty much the entire day in the urgent care with her, so our...
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Deke: Tigers ranked #2 in Baseball America poll
Even after a midweek loss to Nicholls State, the LSU Tigers are once again off to a hot start.  LSU is now 6-1 after their second straight weekend sweep of the season.  “We want our starting pitchers to pitch efficiently and effectively....
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Deke: Tigers lead pack of solid Louisiana baseball teams
The 2015 college baseball season is here! “We are all excited about a new season.  We think we have a pretty good team and we are ready to take on a good Kansas team,” said LSU Coach Paul Mainieri when he spoke to Bobby and I before the...
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Deke: New Saint Delvin Breaux's long road home
Delvin Breaux has signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent. He was once one of the nation’s most sought-after high school football prospects when he starred for the McDonough #35 Roneagles.  “It has been a long road....
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Deke: This Benson situation makes me sad
The legit journalists will point out the bios, history of, the numbers pertaining to and all of the facts dealing with stories they report on.  But this piece comes from pure emotion…feelings.   We've been hit with a lot of news...
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Kristian's Blog
Kristian: How close are the Saints to returning to winning ways?
March 10th is the start of NFL free agency, and the Saints are trying to plot ways to improve the roster in free agency and the draft. Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan says the Black and Gold have a lot of holes to fill: “We all know the defense...
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Kristian: Semper Why, part two - no apology needed
The email that sparked my blog “Semper Why” turned out to be one of my favorite conversations in the last 10 years.  Jerry, a listener and fan, reached out to me again and extended the apology below:  Kristian,   I just...
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Kristian: Semper why? It's personal; my service in the Marines
I can’t and won’t take credit for the title, because it’s the subject of an email I received from someone Sunday morning during my show “It’s Just Sports.”  The email came from a very faithful listener, who gave...
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Kristian: Civil suit, NFL investigation separate issues for Galette
UPDATE:  With the dismissal of the domestic violence criminal charges, Galette is no longer subject to the NFL's six-game domestic violence suspension. The league could still choose to independently investigate Galette in light of the civil...
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Kristian: Patriots Super Bowl win should comfort Saints fans
A tough, bone-crunching defense is nice, but give me the elite quarterback any day of the week! The New England Patriots and Tom Brady proved that an elite signal caller makes the difference in the pursuit of a Super Bowl title.  Brady and company...
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