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  1. Andrus

    Players', coaches' reactions to non-call in NFC title game might surprise

    ESPN Staff It was the non-call heard round the football world, from the French Quarter to Hollywood & Vine. Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman hit New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis early on a Drew Brees pass attempt with less than two minutes remaining and the NFC...
  2. Andrus

    Drew Brees, Darren Sproles and their 'crazy' offseason competition

    Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports By Tim McManus | ESPN PHILADELPHIA -- A setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury kept Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles out of his team's first matchup with the New Orleans Saints, and he was hot about it. “We texted when they were down...
  3. Andrus

    Sean Payton dancing after a Saints' victory again? Oh, yeah.

    ESPN.com New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has been known to dance in the middle of the locker room, and Sunday's win proved to be the perfect time to bust out those moves once again. Payton and the Saints celebrated a come-from-behind 31-28 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at the...
  4. Andrus

    Saints' offense erupts with five first-half TDs in win vs. Bengals

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer CINCINNATI -- Bold prediction: The New Orleans Saints will keep their spot as the No. 1 team in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings this week. The Saints (8-1) scored on each of their first nine possessions Sunday in a 51-14 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals. The only...
  5. Andrus

    Three wild alternate Drew Brees timelines, and how NFL changed

    Photo by Michael C. Hebert - New Orleans Saints By Bill Barnwell - ESPN Staff Writer Drew Brees is an institution. He's in the middle of his 13th season as the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints after spending the first five years of his career with the San Diego Chargers. He is...
  6. Andrus

    Is Teddy Bridgewater a costly insurance policy or part of Saints' future?

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- Let's start with the positive: It's hard not to like the idea of Teddy Bridgewater as Drew Brees' eventual successor. Bridgewater is still just 25, and his comeback from a brutal knee injury so far this summer has been as...
  7. Andrus

    Saints DE Alex Okafor suffers bone bruise, ankle sprain in practice

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a bone bruise in his knee and a sprained ankle during Wednesday's practice, according to a source. It's unclear how long Okafor will be sidelined. But the prognosis -- which was first...
  8. Andrus

    Peyton Manning says 'ultimate pro' Drew Brees deserves to set record for passing yards

    By Mike Triplett Peyton Manning knows it's not a matter of "if" New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will break his NFL record for career passing yards. "It's just a matter of when," Manning told NOLA.com on Friday during the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, Louisiana. "He deserves...
  9. Andrus

    Saints' Patrick Robinson had to 'cut off the past' to revive career

    By Mike Triplett METAIRIE, La. -- Patrick Robinson couldn't help but marvel at how much the New Orleans Saints' locker room has changed since his last time here -- the result of a 2017 renovation. "It looks a lot different," Robinson said. "They redid everything in here, it seems like." But...
  10. NaJ88

    ESPN "Inside Slant" Article - Offensive Holding Tendencies

    Inside Slant: Offensive holding? Depends on the referee - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN Here is an interesting couple of quotes that I found relevant to this weekend's Saints game: Hopefully this translates into plenty more rushing attempts off tackle and out on the perimeter, which should really...
  11. saintsFan1984

    Colin Cowherd "The Herd on ESPN" -- Picks Fins

    He is picking the Dolphins to win this week... good grief.... i think he has been talking to "Mike and Mike" too much.... I heard of a great "Stone Cold Lead Pipe Lock" last week they picked (Giants over the Saints)... hah.... He is saying because the dolphins controlled the clock against Indy...
  12. Yasinskas: Saints Stock Rising (merged)

    Pat Yasinskas' ESPN NFC-South Blog today lists rising and falling stock in the division. Here's the short version: FALLING: John Fox, coach, Panthers Michael Turner, running back, Falcons Byron Leftwich, quarterback, Buccaneers RISING: Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator, Saints Pierre...

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