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Payton Speaks

Payton: Saints can't turn back the clock on Galette - eyes forward


A transcript of Sean Payton's Wednesday afternoon press conference
Saints Presser

Kristian: Saints equipped to overcome adversity


As training camp opened today for the Saints, General Manager Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton were pelted with questions regarding their recent decision to release outside linebacker Junior Galette.  Mickey and Sean both took the moral high ground and had nothing but positive remarks about the troubled former Saint. Read More
Jairus Byrd

Byrdman: Or (The Unexpected Injuries of a Saints safety)


When the Saints swooped in last offseason to sign the top free agent on the market, there wasn’t a single soul who thought it was a bad decision. But now, in just year two of safety Jaruis Byrd’s 6-year $54 million contract, doubt and concern have crept into the minds of the Who Dat Nation. Read More
Who Dat!

Any worries in the Who Dat Nation as Saints players report for camp?


Saints players report to training camp today with a number of questions surrounding the team as they start this season. Gone are offensive threats Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills. Also gone is last year's sack leader, Junior Galette. Read more...
Things to Watch

Five story lines to follow during Saints training camp


Other than veteran Marques Colston, who is injured, the only returning regular in the receiving corps is 2014 first-round pick Brandin Cooks, whose promising rookie year was cut short by injury.   Read more...
Training Camp

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory.  Read more...
Saints Moves

Saints release DT Broderick Bunkley, 3 others on PUP list


Some more roster changes by the New Orleans Saints today.  The club has released defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley and placed 3 others on the "physically unable to perform list."  Those 3 are wide receiver Marques Colston, ...Read more
Korte's Take

Deke: Steve Korte excited to see Max Unger join Saints O-Line


When it comes to football, it always comes down to who has the best guys in the trenches. Who better to ask about the Saints offensive line than former Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte? Read More
Roster Moves

Saints officially release Galette, sign two others


On the Monday afternoon before they begin training camp in West Virginia, the Saints officially released Junior Galette and also signed TE Kevin Brock and G Cole Manhart and waived injured center Michael Brewster. Read More

Kristian: Releasing Galette right move for Saints


The Saints obviously mean business releasing their top pass rusher less than a year after naming him a defensive captain and signing him to a huge extension last season. Galette made a series of poor decisions this off-season, involved in a domestic dispute and of course there is the video alleging Galette's involvement in a beach brawl. Read More
Deke Blog

Deke: 4 very important factors in 2015 Saints training camp


I know - every year is the so called "most important year" for particular teams, coaches and players. We hear it all the time.  But to those who follow the Black and Gold, the 2015 Saints training camp could very well be the most important - and in several different ways. Read More
Hurt Saints

Three Saints rookies have non-football injuries


WWL Saints insider Kristian Garic reports that the Saints placed three rookies on the non-football injury (NFI) list today: Offensive lineman Antonio Johnson, linebacker Davis Tull, and running back Marcus Murphy. Read More
Saints Frets?

Kristian: Five concerns as Saints head into training camp


Last week I wrote about five things I liked about the Saints, positive things the Saints have in their favor headed into training camp. Here are some questions that remain unanswered at the moment. Read More
Saints Kicker

Mark: Hopkins, Hocker battle for Saints kicking vacancy


For all the ways the team has found to light up the scoreboard under Payton, one play continues without fail to make the Who Dat Nation wear out the edges of their seats and bite their nails down to the bone. Read More
 
Saints' Tone

Deke: Payton looks to reset Saints' tone at Greenbrier


The Saints can't relax. The Saints need that feeling that someone is after their job.  And the Saints need that sense of urgency that time is ticking and this team has to get it right this season - or else! Read More

Kristian: Five things to like about the 2015 Saints


The Saints have some warts headed into training camp, but they also have some redeeming qualities for the 2015-2016 season.  Some of this list might make me come off as a bit of a homer, but go ahead and refute them if you can! Read More
Kristian Blog

Mortensen: NFC South will come down to Saints and Panthers


Here we are, smack dab in the middle of the ‘dog days’ of the summer, clawing, scratching and waiting patiently for football to arrive, and while we’re just a few short weeks from Saints training camp, we’re relegated to wondering about the chances the Saints have of recapturing the NFC South from the Carolina Panthers. Read More
Payton Speaks

Sean Payton's Tuesday press conference


Opening Statement: “We’re basically finishing out the first of our three minicamp practices. The schedule’s a little different in regards to our times and the amount of time we’re on the field, meeting time." Read More
Resident Pros

​Saints OTA: "Some receivers have a great shot to make the team"


The New Orleans Saints held practice today at their facility on Airline Drive.  Today's Organized Team Activity (OTA) was the second which the media was allowed to attend. Read More
Tough Saint

Saints' Vaccaro played entire 2014 season with torn hamstring


Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro had a bad sophomore season in 2014, after a solid rookie campaign in 2013.  Vaccaro was caught out of position at times and missed several tackles.  He even saw his snap count reduced later in the season, in what he and coach Payton failed to term as a demotion when it was clearly just that. Read More

Saints OL Tim Lelilto: "You've got to be ready to play"


Saints offensive lineman Tim Lelito stopped by our WWL studio to talk Saints football and more with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia.   Read More
Brees

Drew Brees: Young players have opportunity to contribute right away


Saints Quarterback Drew Brees joined Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia on SportsTalk.  Drew talked first about his belief in New Orleans and our region reflected in the big investment he and his wife Brittany just made by partnering with a local company, Walk-On’s.  “It’s another way we can invest back in Louisiana.  I’m excited about this new opportunity to
T-Bob Blog

T-Bob: Saints fans should be extremely excited about Davis Tull


With the 148th pick the Saints chose outside linebacker Davis Tull out of UT-Chatanooga and if there is one guy that was chosen today that Saints fans should get excited about it is Tull. Read More
Davison Q&A

Q&A with New Orleans Saints Defensive Lineman Tyeler Davison


What are your thoughts about joining New Orleans and receiving that call? “It’s a great feeling. I’m sitting here watching the draft with my family, and it feels good to get your name called, especially by a great name like the Saints." Read More
Kristian's Picks

Kristian: Names to watch for Saints in round 2


The Saints own three selections on day two of the draft, and could go in a number of directions with the 44th pick (12th pick in round 2).  Here are a few players to keep an eye on. Read More
Bobby's Take

Bobby: Saints should aim for a Draft class that looks like '06


The time has come. It’s NFL Draft Day and our boys are fired up and ready to roll! “How can you not be excited?" said a fired up Bobby Hebert. "The Saints have nine picks... let's see if this year’s Draft class can come in and make an impact on the team right away!” Read More
Spiller Speaks

Saints RB C.J. Spiller conference call


Opening Statement: “This is an exciting time for everyone that was involved.  I am just looking forward to getting to know everyone.  First off I want to thank Mr. Benson, Mickey Loomis, and Coach Payton for believing in me and giving me another opportunity." Read More
Super Bowl Odds

Steve: Vegas not fond of Saints moves


The changes have been called everything, from a "roster makeover," to a "retooling" and even a "complete overhaul." But what do the folks that really count think? Read More
More Moves

Kristian: Saints re-sign Sanford to one-year deal


The Saints continue to make roster moves, agreeing to terms with veteran safety Jamarca Sanford on a 1 year deal. Sanford's agent Drew Rosehaus confirmed the signing. 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

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
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Bobby's Blog
Deke's Blog
Deke: Steve Korte excited to see Max Unger join Saints O-Line
When it comes to football, it always comes down to who has the best guys in the trenches. Who better to ask about the Saints offensive line than former Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte? "The Saints have made a lot changes, and it's going to be...
Read More
Deke: 4 very important factors in 2015 Saints training camp
I know - every year is the so called "most important year" for particular teams, coaches and players. We hear it all the time. But to those who follow the Black and Gold, the 2015 Saints training camp could very well be the most important - and in...
Read More
Deke: Payton looks to reset Saints' tone at Greenbrier
During the entire off-season, and particularly right around the time of the 2015 Draft, the Saints talked about being a smarter, more disciplined team in preparation for the upcoming season. New Orleans said goodbye to many familiar faces, brought in...
Read More
Former LSU great Herb Tyler: Tiger QBs have to get better
He has skins on the wall and he's been there and done that! Former LSU QB Herb Tyler joined Sports Talk Tuesday to talk about LSU football. "It was my true freshman year, and I knew I wanted to play quarterback," Tyler said. Coming out of O. Perry...
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Deke: TCU cashes in on Tiger mistakes
In sports, teams can handle losing.  If a team plays their best and still comes up short, then it's less difficult to handle that loss - but that was not the case in the LSU Tigers 10-3 loss to the TCU Horned Frogs at the 2015 College World...
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Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Saints equipped to overcome adversity
Closing the book on Junior: As training camp opened today for the Saints, General Manager Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton were pelted with questions regarding their recent decision to release outside linebacker Junior Galette. Mickey and Sean both...
Read More
Saints officially release Galette, sign two others
Monday afternoon before they begin training camp in West Virginia, the Saints officially released Junior Galette and also signed TE Kevin Brock and G Cole Manhart and waived injured center Michael Brewster. Both Brock and Manhart are long shots - to...
Read More
Kristian: Releasing Galette right move for Saints
The Saints obviously mean business releasing their top pass rusher less than a year after naming him a defensive captain and signing him to a huge extension last season. Galette made a series of poor decisions this off-season, involved in a domestic...
Read More
Kristian: Five concerns as Saints head into training camp
Last week I wrote about five things I liked about the Saints, positive things the Saints have in their favor headed into training camp. Here are some questions that remain unanswered at the moment. 1. Inexperienced WR corps: Aside from Marques...
Read More
Kristian: Five things to like about the 2015 Saints
The Saints have some warts headed into training camp, but they also have some redeeming qualities for the 2015-2016 season. Some of this list might make me come off as a bit of a homer, but go ahead and refute them if you can! 1. Drew Brees: Go...
Read More
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