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Is the Saints offense transitioning to run first?

Sean Payton, run the football? Crazy, right? Consider how the run/pass balance has gone since 2006 in the Sean Payton era (note: 2012 he was suspended for Bountygate):Year Run % Pass % Pass Play % Ranking 2006 43.02% 56.98% 11th 2007 36.98% 63.02% 2nd 2008 38.01% 61.99% 4th 2009 44.84% 55.16% 24th 2010 34.96% 65.04% 2nd 2011 37.64% 62.36% 3rd 2012 34.68% 65.32% 4th 2013 37.22% 62...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Payton excited about how things fell for the Saints in this Draft

Sean Payton excited about how things fell for the Saints in this Draft
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Payton says Saints didn't expect Marshon Lattimore to be available at No. 11

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the team didn't expect Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore to be available at the No. 11 spot in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Philadelphia.
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton opens up about Adrian Peterson’s role

In a surprising turn of events, Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.For the Saints, inking a running back to a contract before a huge wave of talented rookie runners enters the NFL is odd, but speaks to the confidence they have in Peterson. For AP, it’s a smart business decision to settle for what he can get before the rookies arrive.The...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints were set to hire Will Smith before he was killed

On a day when the NFL world was reminded of the harsh realities of life with the suicide of Aaron Hernandez, here’s yet another poignant reminder that the game of football isn’t all that important in the grand scheme of things.Speaking to reporters during his annual pre-draft press conference, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton indicated that the team was set to hire former...
Via Sportsnaut
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Saints have no interest in Johnny Manziel

There was a whole lot of drama taking place surrounding the New Orleans Saints last week when reports surfaced that the team might be interested in free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel.The buzz stemmed from Saints head coach Sean Payton showing some level of interest in the embattled quarterback.Now, as the Saints prepare for next month’s draft, another report says the team has...
Via Sportsnaut
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Sean Payton has ‘taken an interest’ in Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel remains in NFL limbo as he continues to stage his football comeback. But it appears his dedication to getting his life and career back on track has reportedly impressed one NFL head coach: The New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport in a series of tweets Thursday morning reports Payton has taken a shine on Manziel. Rapoport reports that Payton and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Sean Payton praises Malcolm Butler, says meeting went well

Are the New England Patriots preparing to trade Malcolm Butler to the New Orleans Saints? It sure seems that way.Butler spent the past two days meeting with members of the Saints organization, with reports indicating the sides were “motivated” to reach an agreement on a deal.Then, New Orleans coach Sean Payton raved about the cornerback Friday morning during an interview with XTRA...
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Sean Payton wants to add a scrambler to Saints locker room to block phone usage

Sean Payton doesn’t want his New Orleans Saints on their cell phones or social media before and after games.In fact, Payton feels so strong on this matter he aims to install some sort of scrambler to interrupt cellular signals in the locker room.He spoke with Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate on the topic:“It’s just a simpler scrambler that just avoids the social media...
Via The Sports Daily
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Sean Payton, Rams share mutual interest

This may be the offseason in which Sean Payton finally leaves the New Orleans Saints. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Payton and the Los Angeles Rams share mutual interest, and he could succeed Jeff Fisher as coach in the City of Angels. The decision ultimately lies with Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. If he is willing to part with Payton for a modest compensation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

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