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Ted Ginn Jr.'s career is CRAZY!

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5 star recruit, rated as the #1 rated cornerback coming out of high school.

Goes to Ohio State, switches to WR, becomes their primary kick off/punt returner, and is MUST SEE TV, setting Big 10 records for most punt returned Touchdowns in conference history.

Ted Ginn Jr. helps lead Ohio State to the 2007 BCS National Championship Game where he returns the opening kick off 92 yards for a touchdown.

Sadly, a teammate rolled into Ginn's foot after the TD, giving him a game ending injury. The Buckeyes would go on to lose.

The 2007 NFL draft is mostly remembered for the bust that was JaMarcus Russell, but that draft actually had an insane amount of talent. Future Hall of Famers such as Megatron, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch, Joe Thomas, Greg Olsen, Darrell Revis, and many, many more impressive names.

With the 9th pick in the 1st round, the Miami Dolphins selected Ted Ginn Jr. under much scrutiny from fans and analysts alike, believing that the 'Phins should have addressed their dreadful QB situation and taken Brady Quinn at that spot.

Ginn would only last 3 years in Miami. A lot of people would consider him a bust, despite a few bright moments and the fact that he was the one guy who could consistently shred Darrell Revis.

But this is where his career becomes really crazy, guys.

Ginn goes to San Francisco for 3 years and becomes their primary punt returner. He contributes at wide receiver as well, but returning kicks is where he shines most during his tenure there.

In the Divisional round of the 2011 playoffs against our precious New Orleans Saints (a loss that still pains me to this day), Ginn...

Taysom Hill's performance last night (and how it compares to Bridgewater's)

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Like everyone on here (it appears) I was extremely pleased with Taysom Hill's performance last night. And before we even get into the technical aspects, the first thing that always stands out about him when he's on the field is his mental/physical toughness and what a competitor he is. He brings those key intangibles to the table not just as a QB but as a football player.

From a coaching perspective, what I enjoyed seeing was the level of improvement his QB play has undergone since last year.
--He has really improved his pocket presence, his progressions, and his timing and ball placement down the field.
--He managed each drive very well and followed the old adage of 'taking what the defense gave him,' throwing away from the conflict defender and checking down when his progressions dictated.
--His placement on the wheel route to Austin Carr on the TD, for example, showed how he has matured as a passer, as the ball was delivered on time and placed properly vs. a cover 2 shell (he delivered a 2-ball to the hole between the flat defender and deep half player, whereas in the past I think he's still trying to touch that ball over the top to the back pylon in that situation).
--He is standing tall on the balls of his feet with his eyes down the field in his drop backs, and he is going through full-field progressions. And he has a really nice delivery.
--His improved pocket presence means that he is using his legs more as a weapon in his arsenal, rather than his primary method of making plays. This makes him exponentially more dangerous if and when he needs to play as an every down QB rather than a gadget player.


Saints Alan12's 2019 Training Camp Observations - Sunday, August 11th

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Despite making the Wednesday practice and the game on Friday, I ended up back on Airline today for a 3rd trip to the city in 5 days and I'm certainly beat. However, I'm glad I did because after looking at the usual updates thread, I see the beat writers and local reporters really stiffed y'all on the Twitter updates today. Thankfully the first two-thirds of practice weren't as soulcrushing as Wednesday's practice was and those in attendance and the team were able to enjoy the cloud cover from the overcast skies and even yes, a slight breeze (Brees?) for a little while until it started cooking for the last two 11v11 sessions. Anyways, here's my recap from my notes.

Blocking 1 vs 1 - a new drill to breakup the monotony of training camp. This drill pitted the TE's vs LB's / S's to start practice today and was very back and forth. TE/AHC Dan Campbell was simulating being the QB and dropping back with the ball to give the rusher an actual moving target to aim towards...
  • 87 vs 53 - Cook contains Klein. who tries a bull rush
  • 89 vs 59 - Biegel whoops Hill BADLY
  • 85 vs 24 - Bell beats Arnold with a very nice swim move inside
  • 81 vs 22 - Derby technically won the rep, but he had a handful and a half of Gardner-Johnson's jersey so very likely it would be called
  • 87 vs 54 - I believe Josh Martin jumped early on this rep and Cook didn't really give it much effort after so we'll say Cook by DQ victory
  • 85 vs 48 - Gray beats Arnold and actually is able to strip the ball from Campbell simulating the throw as a QB
  • 81 vs 53 - Derby has the upper hand initially, by Klein works his way inside and is able to...

Saints Training Camp Updates 8-11-19

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Good morning Who Dats!! It's Day 17 of Saints training camp. Practice will begin shortly at 9:50 am. I'm taking a vets day off and will not be available for updates later so if someone could step in and assist it would much appreciated. TYIA.
Next game up is against the Chargers a week from today in San Diego.

Who Dat!!

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Marcus Davenport Out for the Year with Foot Injury

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The Saints’ 48-46 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers came at an even steeper price than just the loss, as reports have surfaced that second-year defensive end Marcus Davenport is out for the season with a foot injury sustained during Sunday’s game.

Davenport had six sacks on the season (up from 4.5 sacks last year) and had been a mainstay on New Orleans’ defensive line, applying a lot of pressure on opposite quarterbacks.

Trey Hendrickson is the natural replacement...
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Walker: Saints seeking complete game, but not getting help from injury bug that won't quit biting

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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Drew Brees has talked about it all season long.

The Saints, he's said time and time again, are striving to put that complete game together.

Somewhere in these final three weeks of the regular season before the playoffs start, they'd like to see that game where they are clicking in all three phases.

Ideally, they'd like to see that offense from Sunday's game against the 49ers, mixed in with that defense from the game against the Dallas Cowboys blended in with the...
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Report: Saints DE Marcus Davenport out for season with foot injury

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport will need season-ending surgery to repair an injury sustained to his foot, according to an NFL Network report.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport first reported the news Tuesday evening.

Davenport left Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter with a non-contact injury.

Davenport played in a season-low 34% of the defense's snaps on Sunday, totaling one tackle and a tackle for...
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Saints expect Marcus Davenport to miss rest of season

  • News source: Michael David Smith
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The Saints have lost a significant contributor on their defensive line.

New Orleans defensive end Marcus Davenport suffered a foot injury in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers and is expected to miss the rest of the season, NFL Network reports.

Davenport has started all 13 games this season and played 61 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps, as well as 21 percent of their special teams snaps. He has six sacks and three forced fumbles this season.

The Saints were so high...
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A mother lost a Saints jersey in the Dome; it was a memento of a dead son

  • News source: BY DOUG MACCASH | Staff writer
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It’s an extra-large souvenir Saints jersey, black with a gold collar and No. 9 on the back, just like many, many others. Jennifer Harper, a Saints fan from Mobile, Alabama, said she recalls packing it away before she left the Mercedes-Benz Superdome's Section 121, Row 13 after Sunday's game, which ended with a lip-biting loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

But by the time she reached the parking garage it was gone.

The jersey belonged to Jennifer's son Bobby Harper...
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In a losing effort, Drew Brees had one of the best games in NFL history by this metric

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Though it came in a losing effort, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees assembled one of the best statistical games of his career Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers — and according to one metric, it might have been one of the best performances ever.

Football Outsiders, which has been performing statistical analysis of NFL games since 2003, ranked Brees’ performance against San Francisco as the third-best ever in a regular season game per its...
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What Are the Likely Playoff Scenarios for the Saints?

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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The New Orleans Saints locked up the NFC South on Thanksgiving with their win over the Atlanta Falcons, but all eyes were on their matchup this past Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in a battle of NFC supremacy.

With the Saints coming up on the losing end of Sunday’s 48-46 nail-biter, what are the playoff implications for New Orleans? Is the #1 seed in the NFC still an option? What’s the worst case scenario for the Saints? What’s the best case? What’s the most...
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'It's real simple:' Focus for Saints' Sean Payton isn't on playoff seeding

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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It's easy for New Orleans Saints fans to look ahead at the rest of the season.

Home against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night. At the Tennessee Titans. At the Carolina Panthers. And it's not just paying attention to their team. It's focusing on the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers for the battle to the NFC's No. 1 seed.

Saints coach Sean Payton, though, isn't looking at the scoreboard in regard to playoff seeding.

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Play of return specialist Deonte Harris one of Saints' few bright spots from 49ers loss

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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After watching the film from his team’s 48-46 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton stopped just short of saying he was disappointed with every facet of his team’s performance.

The lone bright spot in the coach’s eyes was the kicking game, particularly the play of return specialist Deonte Harris.

“The return yards were real big, and that helped us,” Payton said.

Harris turned in the best performance of his rookie season, recording...
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Video: Emanuel Zanders at New Orleans QB Club

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Sedrick Ellis to appear Monday night at Saints Hall of Fame Museum

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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Former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum Monday evening from 5 p.m.-6:20 p.m., prior to the New Orleans Saints home game with the Indianapolis Colts at 7:15 p.m. to sign autographs and take pictures.

Patrons are limited to one autograph and one picture per person.

A first-round pick out of USC, Ellis played five seasons for the Saints from 2008-12 and was a starter throughout his career in New Orleans...
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What are the likely playoff scenarios for the Saints?

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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The New Orleans Saints locked up the NFC South on Thanksgiving with their win over the Atlanta Falcons, but all eyes were on their matchup this past Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in a battle of NFC supremacy.

With the Saints coming up on the losing end of Sunday’s 48-46 nail-biter, what are the playoff implications for New Orleans? Is the #1 seed in the NFC still an option? What’s the worst case scenario for the Saints? What’s the best case? What’s the most...
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