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Jeff Duncan discusses Katrina's impact on New Orleans sports with Irish radio: podcast

NFL intervention helped save the New Orleans Saints
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6 hours ago

Saints Training Camp’s top 10 booms and busts

Every year Saints training camp comes with surprises, reassurances, disappointment and moments of terror. This one so far as been no exception. Below are my top 10 booms and busts so far with two weeks remaining in preseason: BUSTS: 10. Josh Hill It’s not that his camp has been awful but he was hurt for a while and he just hasn’t lived up to the Jimmy Graham replacement hype...
Via The Saints Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Gunning for First Preseason Win in Matchup with Texans

The New Orleans Saints play their third preseason game Sunday at 4 p.m. against the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints (0-2) are seeking their first preseason win. More importantly, they want to show that they’re ready for the 2015 season in what is normally the preseason’s “dress rehearsal” game. Week 3 of the preseason is traditionally when the starters...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Brees is a super nerd in the new Xbox ad

You all know of that one studious kid that asks 400 questions within an hour-long class period, right? This person is the one you can expect to raise their hand at least ten times within the first twenty minutes of class and proceed to ask five questions with each hand raise. In the new Xbox ad shared by USA TODAY’s For the Win, NFL superstars Clay Matthews, Marshawn Lynch, Richard...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Saint Joe Horn looks back on Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. It destroyed just about everything on the beaches of Gulfport and Biloxi, while the levees breaking waterlogged the city of New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints were forced out of the city for nearly the entire 2005 season, but one legendary looked back on the aftermath of the storm. Bleacher Report...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton praises workout of former basketball player Chris Manhertz

When the New Orleans Saints signed another former basketball player at tight end, it immediately led to some eye-brow lifting from fans, for obvious reasons. After seeing TE Jimmy Graham pan out so well for the Saints, many want to know more about the newest addition. Well, Chris Manhertz has little-to-no football experience, but that didn't stop the Saints from taking a shot on...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints sign basketball playing TE Chris Manhertz, release Michael Egnew

From ESPN’s Mike Triplett: The New Orleans Saints, who know better than most teams how well a former basketball player can transition to the tight end position, signed developmental project Chris Manhertz on Monday. Manhertz (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) never played football until he signed with the Buffalo Bills in December. The former Canisius College basketball player was with the...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Positives and Negatives from the New Orleans Saints' First Two Preseason Games

Two weeks ago, my enthusiasm over finally seeing the New Orleans Saints play football for the first time in eight months quickly turned to dismay....
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Orleans Saints players saw a change in their stock after their second preseason game?

The opening moments of the New Orleans Saints preseason bout with the New England Patriots were a far cry from the display they put on last week against the Baltimore Ravens. What a difference a week makes. A completely inept starting defense fielded in Baltimore held the Patriots to three consecutive three-and-outs under Tom Brady as well as keep their running game in check for...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Cam Jordan hands out solid reviews of rookie talent

The New Orleans Saints are loaded up with young talent heading into the 2015 season. The question is, how have they done to this point? Well, if you're asking defensive end Cam Jordan, apparently they've done just fine. As Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate explained, Jordan had some strong reviews on a few of the defensive rookies for the Saints. “Kika’s coming on...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Benjamin Watson set to release book on race this November

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is certainly making a strong case for himself on the field, as he looks to replicate part of the production his predecessor Jimmy Graham generated in New Orleans. However, the 34-year-old, 1st round pick in the 2004 Draft is staying plenty busy off the field as well. Watson, who scored a 48 on his Wonderlic Test (tied for 3rd highest score...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees says he got away from his mechanics after injury in 2014

When Drew Brees suffered an oblique injury last offseason that forced him to miss two weeks of training camp, no one thought too much of it. Apparently, the injury may have impacted him more than everyone thought. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Brees said that the injury played a part in him getting away from his mechanics as 2014 rolled on. "I think I got a little away from...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Hoyer named starting QB for Houston Texans

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has apparently seen enough from both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett after two preseason games to make a decision on the team’s starting quarterback for the 2015 NFL season. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Hoyer is the man in charge of Houston’s offense this year. Hoyer has been so-so this preseason, completing 9 of 15 passes...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Saints' Brandin Cooks 'shock the world?'

The Saints are now back home, wrapping up the last week of training camp in New Orleans, enduring the heat by downing salt tablets and hydration drinks. While players are happy to be back in their own beds, this next week will be hardly a vacation. There is still much work to be done, and many decisions to be made, before roster cuts and the regular season. A lot of question marks...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Mid-Preseason Review: Running Backs

After having a season like the Saints did in 2014, Whodat Nation has been urgently waiting for the 2015 campaign to finally arrive. Saints fans have been ready to see the team come out with a vengeance, showing improvement from the embarrassment of last season.As fans, we obviously have several questions that need to be answered during the 2015 preseason. Will the defense make a...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Doesn't Look Too Old On This Bomb

There have been a few haters that have tried to say that the arm on 36-year old New Orleans Saints quarterback is getting old. They are insinuating that the man can't throw the deep ball quite as well as he used to. Brees will not deny that he has had some issues, but he says it was a mechanics issue that developed after an oblique injury.After watching him throw a beauty of a strike...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercedes-Benz to apply name to 2nd NFC South stadium

The New Orleans Saints’ stadium in downtown New Orleans has and always will be commonly known as The Superdome. Since 2011, however, the stadium’s official name has been the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The German car manufacturing giant has decided that they are going to put their name on another NFL team’s stadium; more importantly an NFC team — even more importantly an NFC...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks Impresses In Camp and Looks Poised to Step Into the Number One Receiver Role

Brandin Cooks #10 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field for warm-up prior to start of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) In his sophomore season, Brandin Cooks looks to step into the number one receiver role. The young speedster was impressive in his rookie season leading all rookies with 53 receptions...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the most underrated fantasy stars on the New Orleans Saints roster?

AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on how entertaining they’d be on Hard Knocks Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier head coaches Power Rankings: Based on each team’s chances of making the playoffs in 2015 Fantasy Preview: The top-32 QBs for 2015 Who are these Saints? Yeah, I see Drew Brees, and I know Sean Payton is still calling the plays, but is this the offensive juggernaut...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton: 'If you decide to fight, pack your bags'

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn’t want his team to follow the lead of the Washington football team, Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams or Dallas Cowboys. Payton’s crew is preparing for a joint practice with the New England Patriots, and according to NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington, the Saints will have a clear consequence for fighting. Source says Sean Payton...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints rookie linebackers shine in their NFL debut

That was a rough game to watch.  The New Orleans Saints came out and played sloppy in another loss to Baltimore, losing 143 yards to 16 penalties. A number of injuries plagued the team, but the three starters who went down early – cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux, and linebacker Danell Ellerbe – have all been reported to have avoided any severe injuries.  So...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Spiller out for preseason after having knee scoped

In order to be prepared for the start of the regular season, New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Saints' CJ Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday in Pensacola, Fla, but is expected back for regular-season opener, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15,...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints position preview: Offensive Line

The New Orleans Saints offensive line has undergone a bit of a change this offseason. In this edition of the position preview, we take a look into what to expect from the offensive line this season. What we know Max Unger New Orleans has a different look for the guys that will protect Drew Brees this season. One of the biggest offseason issues New Orleans addressed was how they...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints receiver sorry for signing autographs as Marques Colston

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman took to social media earlier this week to apologize for dressing up as teammate Marques Colston during training camp and signing autographs for fans. Coleman, a second-year wideout who signed as a free agent with the Saints in May 2014, donned the helmet and jersey of his veteran teammate and proceeded to fraternize with fans and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Madden reconsiders Drew Brees' rating after impressive video

Madden is the most popular football video game franchise. As such, players take notice of their ratings — and sometimes take exception to them, too. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of those players, and came up with a creative way to get the attention of the people who determine his ranking, all while having a bit of training camp fun. This embed is invalid...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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