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    Can Jared Cook return Saints' tight end production to former glory? It's early, but team has high hopes

    By Nathan Brown | AdvocateAfter the first three days of OTAs, NFL teams are all about managing expectations. The hot-shot rookie wideout may not look that good once pads and looming safeties itching to tackle are added to the mix, while new offensive lineman struggling early are still getting...
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    Get inside look, analysis of Saints-Rams no-call: What goes into an NFL official throwing a flag?

    Advocate PhotoBy Nathan Brown | The AdvocateOutside of Roger Goodell, the name most cursed by Saints fans since Sunday’s loss in the NFC championship game has been Gary Cavaletto. The side judge has officiated NFL games since 2003 with a résumé that includes 13 playoff games, five conference...
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    How the Saints class of veteran free agent signings set the tone for a Super Bowl push

    Advocate Photo by Roger ThelkeldBy Nathan Brown | The AdvocateThe Saints were a single tackle away. The Minnesota Miracle drove headlines for days, and Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard touchdown catch that sent the Vikings to the 2017 NFC championship game will forever live in football lore, but it was...
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    In the NFL conference championship games, the best offenses have risen to the top

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDBy Nathan Brown | The AdvocateSuper Bowl XLVIII was supposed to settle the score. With the most productive offense in NFL history that put up an eye-popping 37.9 points per game facing a defense that held opponents to 14.4 during the 2013 regular...
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    Joe Horn reflects on Michael Thomas breaking his Saints single-season receiving yards mark

    By Nathan Brown | The AdvocateBack in November when Michael Thomas paid homage to legendary Saints wide receiver Joe Horn, replicating his famous touchdown celebration by pulling a cellphone out of the bottom of the goal post, the retired wideout responded with equal appreciation.Horn bought...
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    New Orleans defense keeps Panthers QB Cam Newton idle in Saints' 12-9 win

    (AP Photo - Mike McCarn)By Nathan Brown | The AdvocateA year ago, Cam Jordan’s end-of-the-season parting gift to Cam Newton supplied all the kindling the Carolina Panthers quarterback should have needed to ignite a super performance from the self-proclaimed Superman.After the defensive end...
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    Saints kicker Wil Lutz providing accuracy, continuity to NFL's highest-scoring offense

    By Nathan Brown | The AdvocateWith the New Orleans Saints having won by double digits each of the past five weeks, it’s easy to forget where they began their 10-game winning streak: on the right foot of Wil Lutz.How different would this season have looked if the third-year kicker hadn’t...
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    Alvin Kamara eats up yards as New Orleans Saints devour Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving

    Advocate photo by MAX BECHERERBy Nathan Brown | The AdvocateWith the Atlanta Falcons well aware of the New Orleans’ potent aerial attack entering Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup, Alvin Kamara punched them in the mouth from the start.The second-year tailback had taken a backseat the...
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    Thomas Morstead is 'paranoid': A look inside 'anxious' mind of Saints' little-used punter

    By Nathan Brown | The AdvocateAs the New Orleans Saints offense continues to thrash opponents, embarrassing opposing coaches and defensive coordinators, you may not find anyone on either sideline more tense than Thomas Morstead.While Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram and Michael Thomas dance to...
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