SAINTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How can the Saints offensive line figure it out before it’s too late?

When you think about it, the biggest concern for the Saints right now is the offensive line. So, how do you fix this? Let’s be brutally honest for a second. If you’re a fan of the New Orleans Saints, then you likely have your spirits dampened after witnessing some things during the few weeks of the preseason. Most notably, our concerns lie with the team’s offensive line and...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
1 hour ago

Saints may move Andrus Peat to left guard

Andrus Peat made a few starts at left guard during his rookie season and he could be moving back there in his second NFL season as well. Peat, who was drafted in the first round after playing left tackle at Stanford, has been starting at right guard this summer, but coach Sean Payton isn’t happy with…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 hours ago

It’s time for the New Orleans Saints to call 911

Hopefully the Saints have hit rock bottom in preseason. Who Dat Nation would all agree, that would be a great thing. So maybe the Black and Gold have bottomed out. Better to happen now versus later. And now the time has come to start  making some drastic changes while there is still time. Here are some bold […] It’s time for the New Orleans Saints to call 911 - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
5 hours ago

The New Orleans Saints are a disaster, but how did it get to this?

This isn't the Saints team that we expected to see in 2016. How in the world did we get to this point? The New Orleans Saints as it stands today are not a good football team, they aren't even a bad team, they're awful. That's a strange thing to read considering they still employ the best offensive mind in football, a Hall of Fame quarterback, and so have had pretty much every offseason...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
6 hours ago

2016 NFL Draft Already Looking to Haunt 2016 New Orleans Saints

The decisions to de-prioritize Guard and Defensive End look to be major issues moving forward this season. I was lambasted over my decisions to criticize the Saints second and third days of the 2016 NFL Draft. Going the entire draft without a single Guard, when there was an obvious need for two? Trading up multiple times? Ignoring the need for edge pass rush? I was told: Give...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
9 hours ago

As Saints approach cuts down to 75 and 53, many roster questions remain

I think you could poll players, the front office, fans or coaches and you’d get a similar answer on what they think of the team’s play so far: Disappointing. There’s no question the Saints haven’t lived up to their own standard of excellence in the last decade, and maybe not even the more recent 7-9 mediocre standard they’ve been caught in for the last couple of seasons...
Via The Saints Nation
14 hours ago

Predicting the Saints season part 1 of 4: Weeks 1-4

The following series is going to be focused on the Saints 2016 season, and what I view as the likeliest outcomes for each game. These predictions are based off of my own analysis of the team through the first 3 preseason games, as well as analyzing the off season moves of each opponent and my personal opinion on their prospects. There has been a good deal of film study done here...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago

Coby Fleener struggling to get on same page with Drew Brees

Coby Fleener might not be fourth tight end on the New Orleans Saints’ depth chart, but he is still trying to find his way with quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints offense. According to Larry Holder of NOLA.com, Fleener is struggling to catch the football and hasn’t gotten on the same page with Brees during training camp. “The Saints yearn for more from Fleener,” Holder...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet New Orleans Saints Super Fan: Da Coach

Chris Canan said when Coach Sean Payton first came onto the New Orleans scene his friends and family said he looked like the newly arriving Saint's coach. So, Canan decided to take advantage of that concept and has been going to the games dressed with earphones, a red challenge flag, a clip board, whistle, and visor cap.
Via NOLA.com
11 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
11 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
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints lose preseason opener 34-22 to the Patriots

There were a lot of positives to take from this game but poor tackling, turnovers and penalties were the Saints’ undoing. The Patriots returned a Garrett Grayson interception for a touchdown, recovered a fumble by Mark Ingram in their own territory, took away a red zone score by intercepting Luke McCown in the end zone, and stripped McCown and returned the fumble for a second...
Via The Saints Nation
17 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
17 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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