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53 Saints?

Steve: My 53-man Saints roster prediction


By 3pm tomorrow, teams must trim their rosters down to 75. Then, after the final preseason contest, things get whittled down to the 53 that will be the guys on ball clubs to open the regular season.  With preseason game #3 now in the books, I feel like I have a pretty good idea where Saints players stand, and have listed what I would do if I were in charge. Read More
Kristian Blog

Kristian: Likes and dislikes from Saints vs Texans


I liked Willie Snead's performance with 4 catches and 56 yards.  Snead was clearly a featured player, as coaches were trying to get a proper evaluation on him.  I also, really liked the Saints return game spearheaded by running back Marcus Murphy.  He was electric this week, providing some exciting moments in the return game. Read More
Deke Speaks

Deke: Saints did not look good against Texans


It was about as ugly and boring a game at any time of the season (pre-season/regular) that anyone could ever wish not to see.  The Saints and Texans took to the field Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and aside from everyone bringing their own pillow with them it was was nap time in the Big Easy. Read More
Saints Lose

Texans take preseason win over Saints, 27-13


Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston's starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More
Saints Report

Kristian: Saints ready for preseason game 3, training camp over


The Saints are clearly game planning for the third preseason game, running scout offense and defensive plays.  Coach Sean Payton said that Drew Brees would play against the Texans, but wasn’t specific on the amount of snaps.  I would expect to see Drew for... Read more
Saints-Texans

Know Your Enemy: Houston Texans Preseason game #3


The team some think is a QB away from being a serious Super Bowl contender to represent the Atlantic Football Conference comes to the Superdome on Sunday. The Houston Texans finished 9-7 and in 3rd place in the AFC South a year ago.  That is... Read more
New Saint?

Saints testing potential of ex-basketball player Manhertz


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton couldn't resist trying out another former college basketball player at tight end. Who could blame him after the smashing success Jimmy Graham became before New Orleans traded him and his hefty contract to Seattle?  Read more...
Saints-Recovery

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery


Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.  Read more...
Saints

Saints testing potential of ex-basketball player Manhertz


 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton couldn't resist trying out another former college basketball player at tight end. Read More

 
Resident Pros

Bobby: Saints offense gets slight edge at Thursday practice


After the seemingly improving New Orleans Saints defense had gotten the best of them at each of the last two Black and Gold practices, the offense stepped up and took what our resident pro Bobby Herbert says was a slight edge.  Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Cooks looking deadly as Saints offense rebounds


Offense:  With Coach Sean Payton back at practice, the Saints offense looked like they had something to prove after two previous days dominated by the defense.   Saints WR Brandin Cooks is primed for a huge year.  He had several targets and receptions today. Deep balls, short routes, it didn’t matter; Cooks was electric today. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby: Saints WR Colston definitely still has it


For veteran players in the NFL, after being in the league for a handful of years their age comes into question, as does whether or not that player can still be productive.  The Cajun Cannon says that #12 WR Marques Colston was as smooth and cool as the pleasant summer breeze today. Read More
Josh Morgan

Steve: Josh Morgan making his case to make Saints roster


The coaches and players say they still aren’t looking at who is going to make the 53 man roster yet - but I sure am. A position group that has fascinated me before camp even started was wide receiver. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Saints pass rush finally shows up; Payton skips practice


Saints Coach Sean Payton was not at practice today because he was escorting his daughter to the first day of college at Pepperdine University. Payton has always placed a significant interest on family, and has excused players in the past for family matters, and it’s no different for him. Read More
Akiem Hicks

Steve: Ambition fuels Saints DE Akiem Hicks


There weren’t many positives to take away from the Saints defense last year.  The unit failed in just about every way possible, finishing 31st overall in the NFL.  Trying to pin the blame on one player, position group or even a coach is impossible. Read More
Resident Pros

Resident Pros: Saints have upper hand at Tuesday practice


Both of our resident pros agree that the Saints defense had the edge at today’s practice.  “I think the defense has played well as of late. Going back to the Patriots game and the last two practices, I like what I’ve seen from the Saints defense,” said Saints Color Analyst Hokie Gajan. Read More
Going Uptown!

Saints move Friday practice to Yulman Stadium in prime time


The Saints announced today that Friday's scheduled practice in Metairie has been moved to Tulane's Yulman Stadium at 7pm. The practice will be open to the public as long as weather permits. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Saints defense continues to play strong


The Saints defense clearly got the better of the offense today in team drills and even one-on-one drills.  DB Keenan Lewis made his return to the practice field today and got right down to business with two pass break ups in team drills. Read More

Kristian: Saints release TE Michael Egnew


The Saints will release TE Michael Egnew today, according to a league source.  Egnew has been with the team for just seven days. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Saints still very much in training camp mode


Saints coach Sean Payton has often said “there is no light at the end of the tunnel” when referring to training camp, and keeping the team in that frame of mind during the preseason.  The Saints returned to the practice field less than 24 hours after their second preseason game today in Metairie. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: Big differences in Saints play against Patriots


What a difference a week makes, right?  Folks, all I can do is call it like I see it.  And if you look back at my observations from last week and compare those observations to this week's, you will see a big difference in the New Orleans Saints play. Read More
Humble Saint

Steve: Earning teammates' respect key for Saints LB Anthony


Of the two Saints first round draft picks this year, the one drafted 31st overall has looked more like the 13th overall selection.  Linebacker Stephone Anthony has made a much easier transition to the pro game then offensive tackle Andrus Peat; but at least Peat has shown improvement. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Saints-Patriots practice was productive and professional


The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert liked what he saw out of the first of two joint practices between the Saints and the Patriots. Read More

Brees: Saints expect the unexpected in joint practice


Does your sense of competitiveness pick up when you go against another team? “Yes, I think it’s that point in (training) camp where it certainly breaks up monotony.  You get tired of going up against your guys day in and day out." Read More

Payton: Patriots practice brings out the best in players


Opening Statement: “Good morning.  We will get started in about 40 minutes from now, 9:30 a.m. is on the schedule and both teams will begin practice.  We’ve had a chance just from a staff standpoint just logistically to kind of go through practice today, the various periods and drills. ” Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Banged up Saints secondary holds up against Patriots


The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots worked out against the transitioning Saints today at the Greenbrier.  You could feel the intensity dialed up with the players and coaches. It was about as “game like” atmosphere as you can get at this point in camp. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby & Hokie eager to see Saints strap up against the Patriots


The Saints practiced for a little over two hours today at the Greenbrier facility in West Virginia.  New Orleans did their annual live goal line drill, which in this day’s NFL has become the most physical part of a team’s training camp. Read More
B. Coleman

Steve: Saints WR Coleman coming into his own


There was a lot of talk heading into training camp about how Brandon Coleman had a great opportunity in front of him to seize one of the Saints top wide receiver positions.  Well, he has definitely delivered and I would say he has assured himself a spot on the 53-man roster, but he is taking more of the modest approach. Read More

Kristian: Davis Tull off PUP list, but Saints injuries pile up


Injuries are starting to pile up for the Saints in training camp.  CBs Brandon Browner, & Delvin Breaux still sidelined along with LB Dannell Ellerbe. Safety Kenny Vaccaro left practice early with the trainers today, walking off the field under his own power - it looked like it wasn’t anything significant. Read More

Kristian: Saints add DT Austin Brown


With several defensive players banged up on the defensive side of the football, the Saints added defensive tackle Austin Brown today, according to a league source. Read More
Saints Schedule

Steve: Saints switch up schedule ahead of Pats visit


Well instead of being off on Tuesday, the Saints have switched things up and opted to take a break Monday instead.  It’s the final week of training camp in West Virginia as the ballclub prepares for preseason game #2 Saturday night in the Mercedes Benz Superdome against the Patriots. Read More
Spiller Out

Saints RB Spiller gets knee scoped; out until regular season


According to ESPN, Saints running back C.J. Spiller had arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday. He will miss the rest of the preseason but is expected to be ready in time for the Saints season opener. Read More
Shake It Off

Kristian: Saints' Browner injury not expected to be serious


Saints CB Brandon Browner suffered a knee injury in last nights preseason opener against the Ravens. Browner was carted off the field but I've learned that his injury is not believed to be serious and he should be fine. Read More
Ravens Recap

Deke: The good, bad and ugly from Saints vs Ravens


The play of QB Garrett Grayson, RBs Khiry Robinson, Marcus Murphy among others on the offensive side of the football was encouraging.  There were several more players that had impact plays like WR Brandin Cooks, TE Josh Hill and WR Willie Snead. Read More

Garland: Are we on the brink of World War III?


How close are we to World War III?  More & more foreign policy experts see what Russia is doing in the Ukraine and Baltic States and say it mimics the start of both World Wars. Are Russia and the world miscalculating the danger?

I invited Peter Brookes, a Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs for The Heritage Foundation, to come on and help make sure that any discussion is
Saints to Watch

Kristian: 5 players to watch in Saints vs Ravens


The Saints kick off the preseason tonight in Baltimore against the Ravens.  While we won’t be able to draw any conclusions about the team or players just yet, we can learn some things about how the players are taking to scheme and who’s going to be some potential playmakers for the team. Read More
Deke's Notes

Deke: Watch Peat, Anthony in Saints preseason opener at Ravens


This is the first pre-season game for both the Saints and Ravens. The Saints started off 3-0 last year in pre-season action only to lose their last preseason to the Baltimore Ravens.  Saints Coach Sean Payton is 19-14 in preseason games. Read More
Ravens Preview

Steve: Know Your Enemy - Saints vs Ravens


It’s time to bask in the glory off football once again as the Saints hit the battlefield for the first time this season to square off against Baltimore! OK, I’ll take it down a notch or two - after all this is just preseason game #1 and really won’t be a true test of where the team is at, since some starters may not even play. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby: Saints defense bounces back from bad scrimmage


The Saints worked on the lower field this morning at the Greenbrier in West Virginia. “I thought this was one of the best practices for the defense.  The defense did a real good job in coverage especially in Red Zone work,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert. Read More
The Hammer!

Steve: Saints' Henry "The Hammer" Coley says thumping is his game


​One of the undrafted free agents gems the Saints might have unearthed this year is linebacker Henry Coley. He stands 6-ft-2, 245lbs. and recorded 76 tackles, 12.5 for a loss, and 8 sacks last season for the University of Virginia and was also was credited with 6 passes defended. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Saints turn page to preseason; Spiller still out


The first team defense kept the first team offense out of the end-zone in the first team period.  Drew Brees and the offense drove the ball down the field inside the five yard line, before Kasim Edebali logged a would-be sack, pushing them back to the 13 yard line. Read More
Saints' Snead

Steve: Is Willie Snead the Saints' next Lance Moore?


Receiver Willie Snead has gone from a longshot to make the ballclub to having a realistic chance since he has shown off his great hands along with superb route running. Read More

Payton: We have a lot of work ahead of us


How did everyone look after a quick turnaround from yesterday? “I thought overall, situationally, we got a lot done.  I thought the practice was crisp overall.  Obviously it was a little more physical than yesterday’s practice, with the pads on." Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Saints almost ready for first test of preseason


We’ve reached that time of camp for the players and media covering the team where you just need to see something else.  Fortunately for the Saints that something else will come in the form of the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night in the preseason opener for both squads. Read More
Resident Pros

Bobby: Sunseri, Grayson impressive at Saints camp today


The New Orleans Saints started the second week of training camp with a full pads practice this morning at the Greenbrier in West Virginia and worked for a little over two hours. A bright spot came during team drills when second year DB Vinnie Sunseri picked off a pass. Sunseri, #43 has three interceptions to his credit this camp. Read More
Quick Hits

Kristian: Saints getting healthier; Byrd remains sidelined


Following Friday’s scrimmage, the Saints look like they are starting to get several players back on the field.  G Tim Lelito, RB CJ Spiller, LB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Damian Swann, G Mike McGlynn, and WR Brandon Coleman were all back and in pads today at practice.  Lelito, Swann, and Ellerbe practiced fully. Read More
Colston Speaks

Steve: On Saints offense, Colston is still "The Guy"


Unlike safety Jairus Byrd, I wasn’t too concerned about Marques Colston starting Saints training camp on the physically unable to perform list. The Quiet Storm is as reliable as they come in the NFL and has built a great relation with QB Drew Brees. Read More

Kristian: Saints have lots to fix after bad scrimmage


Sloppy! That would be the best way to describe the Saints Black and Gold scrimmage today at the Greenbrier.  It’s not my word - QB Drew Brees described it that way, and Sean Payton was visibly frustrated with the amount of mistakes on the defensive side of the football. Read More
Awful Practice

Sloppy defense sours Black and Gold scrimmage


For those of you who have had optimism when it comes to an improved Saints defense, your positive outlook took a hit today. "I'm gonna tell you - that was retty bad out there today," said Saints Color Analyst Hokie Gajan. Bobby Hebert had some harsh words for the Black and Gold as well. Read More
Scrimmage!

Deke: Saints set to scrimmage in Black and Gold action


The first full week of the Saints 2015 training camp is in the books and the team will wrap up the week with their annual Black and Gold scrimmage.  Our resident pros Hokie and Bobby gave their thoughts on what they are looking for in the Saints first pre-season scrimmage. Read More
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Deke: Saints did not look good against Texans
It was about as ugly and boring a game at any time of the season (pre-season/regular) that anyone could ever wish not to see.  The Saints and Texans took to the field Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and aside from everyone bringing...
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Bobby: Saints offense gets slight edge at Thursday practice
After the seemingly improving New Orleans Saints defense had gotten the best of them at each of the last two Black and Gold practices, the offense stepped up and took what our resident pro Bobby Herbert says was a slight edge.  Practice today at...
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Deke: Will the SEC win a national title this year? Here's the rankings
SEC, SEC, SEC!  The mighty SEC has not won a national title in two years.  Is that a drought?  For this conference it is.  Here are my first SEC rankings of the season.  Enjoy!  1.      Alabama –...
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Bobby: Saints WR Colston definitely still has it
For veteran players in the NFL, after being in the league for a handful of years their age comes into question, as does whether or not that player can still be productive.  The Cajun Cannon says that #12 WR Marques Colston was as smooth and cool as...
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Deke: Steele and Orgeron will get the best out of Tiger defense
If emotion helps win games, then look for the Bayou Bengals to win a lot.  To say that LSU defensive line Coach Ed Orgeron is an emotional person is an understatement.     This past January, Coach Les Miles added Alabama linebackers...
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Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Likes and dislikes from Saints vs Texans
Likes:  I liked Willie Snead's performance with 4 catches and 56 yards.  Snead was clearly a featured player, as coaches were trying to get a proper evaluation on him.  I also, really liked the Saints return game spearheaded by running...
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Kristian: Saints ready for preseason game 3, training camp over
Saints vs Texans:   The Saints are clearly game planning for the third preseason game, running scout offense and defensive plays.  Coach Sean Payton said that Drew Brees would play against the Texans, but wasn’t specific on the amount...
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Kristian: Cooks looking deadly as Saints offense rebounds
Offense:  With Coach Sean Payton back at practice, the Saints offense looked like they had something to prove after two previous days dominated by the defense.   Saints WR Brandin Cooks is primed for a huge year.  He had several targets...
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Kristian: Saints pass rush finally shows up; Payton skips practice
Daddy Duty:  Saints Coach Sean Payton was not at practice today because he was escorting his daughter to the first day of college at Pepperdine University. Payton has always placed a significant interest on family, and has excused players in the...
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Kristian: Saints defense continues to play strong
Contested throws:  The Saints defense clearly got the better of the offense today in team drills and even one-on-one drills.  DB Keenan Lewis made his return to the practice field today and got right down to business with two pass break ups in...
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