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PFF ranks the Saints secondary 17th in the NFL for 2019

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints defense carried the offense through some tough times last season, and turned in a much stronger performance in the playoffs. Their pass rush logged one of its highest sacks totals (51) in years, largely thanks to tight coverage on the back end. Top cornerback Marshon Lattimore was selected for this year’s Pro Bowl.

However, the analysts at Pro Football Focus weren’t quite as impressed. In their eyes, the Saints secondary underperformed, and ranked 17th in the NFL:

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New Orleans Saints should look into signing Demaryius Thomas

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The New Orleans Saints need to find help Michael Thomas some help this offseason, and veteran Demaryius Thomas could be the ideal addition.

By Nathan Beighle | Who Dat Dish

There’s no denying the New Orleans Saints had struggled to find open receivers aside from Michael Thomas.

Ted Ginn Jr., Tre’Quan Smith, and Keith Kirkwood, when they were on the field, just didn’t get the job done. Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater or Taysom Hill were left throwing to arguably the league’s best receiver, Michael Thomas.

Thomas racked up an insane 149 receptions, an NFL record. He was the league’s leader last season with 125 and...

Saints Injured Key Players will impact Offseason Decisions

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By Bob Rose | SI

The New Orleans Saints entered the 2019 season with a roster considered among the deepest in the National Football League. That depth was tested with a series of injuries during the year, especially on the defensive side. The Saints persevered most of the season, as evidenced by their 13-3 record and status among the league’s Super Bowl favorites entering the playoffs. Those expectations ended with a 26-20 home playoff upset to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings exploited the weaknesses on the Saints roster in that game, leading to several questions heading into the offseason.

New Orleans enters the 2020 off-season not only attempting to shore up their shortcomings but also maintain the strength of a roster that is still considered a title contender. The Saints will add talent through both the draft and free agency while also addressing several of their own free agents. They will also get a few players back into the fold that weren’t a factor during this past season because of injuries. Here is some of the returning talent that will affect the Saints' decisions this offseason.

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Mike Detillier: What a week for football in Louisiana

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By Mike Detillier / Sports Correspondent

What a week it was for football fans in Louisiana.

Last weekend the Tennessee Titans upset the Baltimore Ravens 28-12 to advance to the AFC Championship game.

The architect and general manager of the 2019 version of Titans is former Nicholls State graduate assistant turned linebacker coach for the Colonels Jon Robinson.

Robinson left the coaching ranks once he left the Colonels to get into college scouting and worked his way up to a general manager position and now his team is playing for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Former Nicholls and Northwestern State coach Jay Thomas is also involved in the Titans scouting department as a pregame scout and personnel evaluator.
Then last Sunday afternoon the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans to advance to the AFC Championship game.

Three members of the Chiefs coaching staff -- defensive line coach/running game coordinator Brendan Daly, outside linebacker coach Britt Reid and strength and conditioning coach Travis Crittenden -- have been regulars coaching high school players at the Louisiana Line Camp at Nicholls in Thibodaux each summer for the past few seasons.

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Latest Saints News

Saints fans to see red in Miami during Super Bowl

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If you are a fan of the New Orleans Saints, it has been tough watching the NFC playoffs the last two weeks.

If you have, you know the Saints are better than Seattle.

The Saints beat the Seahawks, in Seattle, without Drew Brees.

The Saints were clearly a better team than Minnesota. New Orleans played lousy against the Vikings and still could have won but did not get it done.

Minnesota subsequently went to San Francisco and made eight first downs in an entire game...
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49ers vs. Packers: NFC Championship open thread

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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The San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers in tonight’s NFC Championship Game. This is San Francisco’s first NFC Championship Game since the 2013 season, when they lost at Seattle, famously falling at the hands of current Niners CB Richard Sherman. This is Green Bay’s first trip to the NFC Championship Game since the 2016 season where they decisively lost in Atlanta, paving the way for the glory that is 28-3. Here’s to a competitive NFC title game.

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NFL fans want to see the Packers stumble against the 49ers

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Tomorrow, the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers will play in the NFC Championship Game. While New Orleans Saints fans wish it was their team representing the Super Bowl out of the NFC, it will ultimately come down to San Francisco or Green Bay. How do NFL fans feel about this matchup? It turns out vast majority NFL fans want the 49ers to beat the Packers.

The result of fans rooting for the 49ers might be due in part to a seeming lack of trust in Aaron...
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Jarrett Stidham claims he isn’t thinking about whether Tom Brady will be back in New England

  • News source: Mike Florio
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If Tom Brady exercises his prerogative to move on from the Patriots in free agency, Jarrett Stidham potentially becomes the starting quarterback, in only his second season. Stidham claims he’s not thinking about that.

“Right now, I can’t really think too much about all of that,” Stidham told Mike Reiss of on Friday. “I have to worry about what I need to do to prepare to enhance my game, to learn as much as I possibly can. That’s the biggest thing I’ve...
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NFL Playoff Picks 2020: Conference Championships

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The New Orleans Saints suffered another unfortunate playoff loss in the Wild Card round, dashing the Saints’ Super Bowl hopes once again and putting a damper on these playoffs since that time. Of course, the NFL Playoffs steam ahead as the road to the Super Bowl comes near its end. Now, let’s take a look at the matchups ahead.

The NFL’s final four take the stage to determine who moves on to Super Bowl LIV. The AFC title matchup features an interesting contrast in...
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Tom Brady to New Orleans? No, but still more likely than Joe Burrow

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As we head into the 2020 offseason, the New Orleans Saints currently have a grand total of zero quarterbacks under contract. Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater, and Taysom Hill are all free agents (the latter a restricted free agent) and could theoretically all leave for a different team in 2020.

The free agent quarterback class is incredibly deep as it stands now, beyond the likes of the Saints trio listed above. Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, the resurgent Ryan...
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Saints LB Demario Davis finalist for NFLPA's Alan Page Community Award

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New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis is one of five finalists for the NFLPA's Alan Page Community Award, the association announced on Thursday.

The award is the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow on a player.

Davis, along with Cincinnati defensive tackle Geno Atkins, Baltimore cornerback Brandon Carr, New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland and Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner, were named finalists after winning at least one NFLPA weekly community MVP...
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CSC Lagniappe Thread: Are you entertained

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Have you heard the news?!?! That’s right, the head of the crew that blew the biggest call in the history of the playoffs in 2018, will referee Super Bowl LIV.

Some twitter reactions:

Whichever side of the debate you are on Happy Born On Day Drew Brees!

And Odell Beckham Jr. continues to entertain.

Hans, aka, fanny, aka, ghostly, aka... wants some reading material...

Ole buddy one of my favorite authors is Diana Gabaldon. The Outlander series is a must read in my...
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In 24 hours, the Panthers’ identity completely changed

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On Tuesday night, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL in this heartfelt and articulate video.

Only 28 years young, Kuechly was one of the smartest players in the league and he routinely matched wits with Drew Brees as the two players constantly tried to out smart the other.

In Brees’ own words from an interview last season, “Obviously, Kuechly is one of the best to ever do it. He’s the quarterback of that defense and got a lot of...
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Fleur-de-Links, January 17: Alvin Kamara named to Pro Bowl roster, reportedly sign Maurice Harris, and mock draft predictions

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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Alvin Kamara is named to the NFC Pro Bowl team, bringing the total number of Saints players in Pro Bowl to 11.

The Saints have reportedly signed Maurice Harris to a reserve/futures contract.

A look back at Demario Davis’s 2019, where he has been named an All-Pro for the first time.

University of Louisiana becomes the official higher education partner for the New Orleans Saints.

A roundup of projected picks from across the internet for the New Orleans Saints.

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McCaffrey opts to skip Pro Bowl; Kamara gets nod

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey has pulled out of the Pro Bowl after a memorable season.

McCaffrey isn't injured. Rather, he decided not to play in the Pro Bowl because Carolina's spring workouts have been moved up two weeks after the team hired a new head coach in Matt Rhule. The team can open camp as early as April 6. The third-year running back wanted enough time to allow his body to recover and be ready for the workouts...
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Saints to sign WR Maurice Harris to reserve futures deal it has been reported

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The Saints are signing former Redskins, Patriots, WR Maurice Harris to a reserve/future deal

Maurice Harris was signed by the Redskins in 2016 as an UDFA. He spent time on both the practice squad and active roster while in Washington. Week 10 of 2016 he had 3 receptions for 28 yards. In 2017 he caught a one handed 36 yard pass for his first NFL touchdown. His career high is 10 catches for 124 yards against our #1 rival, the Atlanta Falcons in 2018. In 2018 he had 28...
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Alvin Kamara Added to Pro Bowl Roster

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Third year running back Alvin Kamara has now been named to his 3rd straight pro bowl. Kamara had what some say an off year. It is a little drop off from his year 1 and 2 numbers. The biggest drop off was his touchdowns, his rookie year he had 13 touchdowns, year 2 he had 18 touchdowns, and this season he only had 6 touchdowns.

Every year of his career he has amassed 81 receptions. Since year 1 his numbers have slowly declined from 826, 709, to 533 yards this season...
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Saints mock draft roundup: Wide receiver and LSU's stars the trendy picks at No. 24

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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The Saints' season is done and their draft slot is set -- all that's left is the process.

New Orleans will own the No. 24 pick in the NFL draft with all but the final four selections set ahead of the NFC and AFC title games this weekend. Below is an aggregation of 25 mock drafts and the player that was selected at that spot for the Saints, with the largest number predicting that the team will add some help for star Michael Thomas and quarterback Drew Brees at the...
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