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Michael Thomas explains why Ohio State is the best

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By Nick Kosko | 247 Sports

Michael Thomas is proud of his Ohio State roots. The New Orleans Saints wide receiver established himself as one of the best pass-catchers in the NFL and he likes to credit his college experience.

As far as the rest of the players coming from the Buckeyes program in the NFL, Thomas isn’t surprised at their early success or longevity in the league. When Thomas spoke with the New Orleans media on a conference call on Tuesday this week, he made it clear that Ohio State was the best.

One outlet was putting together all-star rosters of NFL players by placing them with their respective schools and asked Thomas how Ohio State would fare in that exercise. He didn’t hesitate.

"Yeah, the numbers show it,” Thomas said. “Sometimes it's like you don't even have to say anything when the numbers show it. I feel like if we're all playing the numbers game, whoever has the highest numbers, it shouldn't be a debate.”

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Drew Brees, Sergio Garcia Challenge Winners of Capital One's The Match

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By Timothy Rapp | Bleacher Report

A set of challengers has emerged to take on the winners of Capital One’s "The Match: Champions for Charity" on Sunday.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and PGA star Sergio Garcia said they want a shot at the winning pair on Twitter, with Brees going so far as to jokingly call it the semifinal:

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Sean Payton trolls Tom Brady during charity golf match: 'I'm liking this Florida Tom Brady right now'

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By Tyler Sullivan | CBS Sports

Tom Brady is typically at his best on Sundays, but now that the six-time Super Bowl champion is on the golf course squaring off against his former rival Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods alongside teammates Phil Mickelson, the quarterback has shown us that he's human after all. Over the course of the early holes of The Match: Champions for Charity, a golf tournament to help with COVID-19 relief, Brady has struggled mightily, hitting balls into the woods, struggling off the tee, you name it.

Those issues on the course have not gone unnoticed by the internet as the Brady has been trolled mercilessly on Twitter over the course of the afternoon, and Saints head coach Sean Payton decided to join in by throwing a little dig in the direction of the new Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

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Alvin Kamara named to CBS Sports NFL Top 100 list

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By Patrick Brown | 247 Sports

Alvin Kamara
has emerged as an NFL star in three seasons with the New Orleans Saints, and the former Tennessee star is the lone Vol representative on a list of the best players in the League. Kamara checked in at No. 40 in Pete Prisco's Top 100 NFL Players of 2020 this week. The CBS Sports NFL analyst has the Saints star as the fourth-best running back in the NFL.

After two seasons with the Vols, Kamara was a third-round pick by New Orleans in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he quickly made his mark as a pro by winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pepsi Rookie of the Year honors in 2017. Kamara made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons in the NFL while playing an important role in one of the League's top offenses. Kamara battles injuries and endured an unusual touchdown drought in 2019.

Prisco's latest ranking has Kamara behind Panthers star Christian McCaffrey at No. 5, Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys at No. 17 and Giants phenom Saquon Barkley, the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, at No. 35, and the other running backs on the list are Dalvin Cook (Vikings) at No. 44...

The Workout: Saints Players' Offseason Fitness Regimen

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By Kyle T. Mosely | SI

The New Orleans Saints players have been keeping in shape and working out amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saints facilities are in lockdown mode until players return for training camp in July, some of the teams' players have maintained a workout regimen and posted on social media. I thought it would be interesting to take a glimpse at the intense workouts of Saints' RB Alvin Kamara, S Malcolm Jenkins, QB Jameis Winston, RB/WR Ty Montgomery, and S Marcus Williams.

Alvin Kamara decided to workout in Florida with Dr. Sharif Tabbah DPT, CSCS of the Athletix Rehab & Recovery in the Miami, FL area. Kamara along with former Saints RB Mark Ingram are regulars at Athletix. Kamara's intense workouts have become legendary for Saints fans. Last season, Kamara had a leg injury and prevented him from replicating his great 2018 season where is scored 18 touchdowns, 81 receptions, and 1592 yards from scrimmage.

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Louisiana by the Numbers: The best of every uniform (20-29)

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Part 8 of a series

This is what happens when history meets numbers.

Crescent City Sports has decided to go back through the list of greatest players to compete on the fields, courts and diamonds of Louisiana and decide who was the best to wear every number from 0 to 99.

Our rules are simple: To be eligible for our list, you had to play for a college or professional team in Louisiana, and the list is based on the number you wore while in Louisiana.

The eighth of our 10-part series looks at Nos. 20-29, and as the numbers get lower, the choices get even tougher...
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5 best running backs Saints will face in 2020

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It has been 44 combined regular and postseason games since any opposing running back has eclipsed the century mark against the Saints impressive run defense. The last to do it was Semaje Perine in the 11th week of the 2017 season with 117 rushing yards in an overtime thriller in the Dome.

New Orleans will visit and play host to some talented backs in their upcoming season. Can the defense, who has retained the majority of its personnel, maintain their streak against them? Ranked below are five of the top backs they will face in the 2020 season as well thoughts on...
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NFL failed miserably with pass interference replay, Troy Vincent says

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For the first time in 2019, pass interference was reviewable on replay. That worked so poorly that in 2020, it won’t be. And NFL vice president of football operations Troy Vincent says the NFL needs to learn from its mistake.

Vincent told Peter King for Football Morning in America that the league has to be better prepared to make significant changes than it was when it made that change.

“We saw, a year ago, when [the pass-interference rule] played out, starting with myself, what we put in place last year . . . Those outcomes were not good for professional...
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Sean Payton didn’t want to overwork his veteran roster this offseason

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The Saints have built a talented roster, and it skews older.

That’s not just at quarterback, where 41-year-old Drew Brees is back for another push, but across the board. And all that experience, coupled with the obvious restraints created by the coronavirus pandemic have led coach Sean Payton (who knows about the virus too well, as the league’s first known case) to deliberately pull back on what he’s trying to do with his team this offseason.

They’re still having some degree of videoconferencing meetings with his players, but the sessions are designed for the...
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Fleur-de-Links, May 25: Sean Payton trolls Tom Brady on Twitter and Saints players share workouts

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Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation.

A look at the Saints current cornerback roster, including short profiles on players like Marshon Lattimore, Janoris Jenkins, and Patrick Robinson.

Sean Payton trolls Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s quarterback Tom Brady via Twitter after Brady’s lackluster performance during The Match.

A list of all 90 draft picks made by Sean Payton with the New Orleans Saints, with a brief profile on each player.

In a recent interview with...
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Best of ‘The Match’: Sean Payton jabs 'Florida Tom,’ Drew Brees calls next and Peyton’s wardrobe

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Tom Brady may be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but the six-time Super Bowl champion doesn't golf like he plays on the grid iron.

Twitter erupted Sunday at Brady's expense when his golf outing with legend Phil Mickelson was less than ideal during the Sunday broadcast of 'The Match' — a live golf competition for charity aired on TNT that pit Brady and Mickelson against NFL legend Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods.

The 18-hole challenge took part at the Medalist Gold Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, Brady's new home state after he opted to leave the New...
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Reggie Bush calls Tampa Bay a 'real threat' to Saints NFC South dominance

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush will always side with his former club, but he believes New Orleans’ path to a fourth consecutive NFC South title became tougher after the way this offseason unfolded.

Speaking with Playboy magazine to promote his TV show Celebrity Watch Party, Bush said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers addition of quarterback Tom Brady this offseason makes them a “real threat” to the Saints’ divisional supremacy.

“Tampa Bay just quickly climbed the ladder,” Bush said. “... It’s crazy, because now we know it’s going to be Drew Brees’ last...
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Saints Podcast Round-Up, May 24th, 2020

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Looking for Saints podcasts? We have got you set with all the local podcasts such as Canal St. Chronicles, Locked On Saints, Saints Happy Hour, Who Dat Confessional, Bayou Blitz and more!

Canal St. Chronicles

Locked On Saints

Saints Happy Hour

Who Dat Confessional

Saints Talk- Nick Underhill

Sports Overtime - Nadar Mirfiq and Bryan Bienemy

WBOK 1230 AM Tuesday/Thursday 7-9 PM
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Tulane PA announcer Doug Moreau on what he misses about sports: 'For this, I'm patient about it'

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The people you're about to read about are like most of us during this COVID-19 pandemic.

They all love sports.

They all miss sports.

And they are all longing for its return.

The sports staff at The Advocate and Times-Picayune caught up with six people to tell their stories about how they have coped for the past 11 weeks without watching and being a part of the games we all so dearly love.

For Doug Moreau, sports is a way of life.

A look at his résumé gives you a glimpse of just how much of his life it is.

He is the stadium public address announcer for Tulane...
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Saints superfan Leroy Mitchell, 'Whistle Monsta,' on what he's missing about sports in Louisiana

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The people you're about to read about are like most of us during this COVID-19 pandemic.

They all love sports.

They all miss sports.

And they are all longing for its return.

The sports staff at The Advocate and Times-Picayune caught up with six of them to tell their stories about how they have coped for the past 11 weeks without watching and being a part of the games we all so dearly love.

Right before the world as we know it shut down, Leroy Mitchell Jr. was living it up in Las Vegas — and better yet, he was doing it on someone else’s dime.

The NFL and...
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Saints officially sign LB Anthony Chickillo

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The New Orleans Saints have officially signed linebacker Anthony Chickillo, the team announced on Saturday morning.

Chickillo's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told reporters on Thursday that the Saints had agreed to a 1-year deal with Chickillo.

The Saints will need to make a corresponding move to sign Chickillo, as the Saints are already at the 90-man offseason roster limit. It is not yet known who the corresponding move will be.

The Steelers drafted Chickillo out of Miami in 2015, and he played in 65 games, starting in nine, in his five seasons in Pittsburgh...
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A look around the NFC South on SB Nation

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A look at some of the most discussed topics on SB Nation’s other NFC South blogs.

Trying to get an edge. Tom Brady organizes “illegal” workouts with his teammates during shelter-at-home times. Brady, as greats are known to do, is already trying to be a step ahead of the competition.

The Best Linebacker Duo in the NFL? Kay Adams of the NFL Network had high praise for a pair of Tampa Bay linebackers.

No Longer Underdogs. With the plethora of talent that they have added this offseason and a talented core of returning players, the Bucs are now considered by many...
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Driveways, canyons, pools: NFL players create clever workouts

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A farm. A field. A canyon. A pool. Even a driveway. As NFL players wait for a return to normalcy before the 2020 regular season begins, they have had to get creative with how and where they train.

The ripple effects of these unprecedented times -- nationwide social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and an unknown timetable for a vaccine -- have altered the professional sports landscape, and the NFL is no exception.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell authorized the reopening of all team facilities this week, in accordance with state and local regulations...
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Saints preparing for normal training camp until told otherwise

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The Saints aren’t having a virtual offseason program in what is a different offseason for players on every team. But New Orleans is planning on a normal training camp.

The Saints are scheduled to hold training camp at their team training facility in Metairie.

“There’s been a lot of discussion, both internally and externally, about what that’s going to look like when we do have training camp,” Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis told John DeShazier of the team website. “I would say this: Right now we’re planning on having our normal training camp.

“What that...
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