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    Underhill: Saints defense proves it can succeed when opposition isn't forced to be one dimensional

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Forget about the NFC South title, the playoffs, anything like that. The Saints were finished. The best team in the NFL, the one with the special quarterback and special wide receiver and special running backs...
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    Saints tackle Terron Armstead ruled out for game against Bucs

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints aren't rushing Terron Armstead. The offensive tackle has been ruled out for Sunday's game with a pectoral injury. Jermon Bushrod is expected to start in his place. New Orleans did not have any other player with a game status. Michael Thomas, who...
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    Brandon Marshall is confident he will eventually contribute to Saints

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Brandon Marshall remains confident that his opportunity to contribute will eventually materialize. The veteran receiver knows that he has a lot of catching up to do, but he feels he’s digesting things and is feeling comfortable...
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    Saints offense still growing with young receivers stepping into larger roles

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints have issues at wide receiver. Or they don’t. One week, the position looks like the biggest problem on the roster. The next, the concerns feel overblown. It’s clear there is an issue. The...
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    Marshon Lattimore still thinks about last year's altercation with Mike Evans: 'It is what it is'

    Advocate Photo By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Marshon Lattimore still thinks about last year's altercation with Mike Evans that led to a fight between the Saints and Buccaneers. How could he not? "Of course I'm thinking about it the whole time, just being a man," Lattimore said. "You can't...
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    Eli Apple learning on the fly: Some good, some bad as defensive back settles in with Saints secondary

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Every team plays some variation of the same coverages. There are only so many ways a secondary can line up and defend an offense. But the smaller details of how those coverages get played vary from location to location, and those details often determine success...
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    Saints owner Gayle Benson has surprised more than 400 people by paying off layaway orders at Walmart

    New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson signs autographs before the start of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Nick Underhill | The Advocate People who have gone to...
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    Saints film room: Take a closer look at what plagued offense against Cowboys

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate There haven’t been many opportunities to discuss poor offensive performances by the Saints. Even when things were bad, and the team was trapped in mediocrity, Drew Brees and the offense performed above the barrier of scrutiny most weeks. There was the 2016 game...
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    Snap counts: Defense gets heavy work against Cowboys

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate There were not too many surprises on either side of the ball during Thursday's loss to the Cowboys. Dan Arnold again played 12 snaps, while Josh Hill (26) and Ben Watson (20) played the majority of the snaps there. In his first...
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    Underhill: This is how other offenses actually have to live, but don't expect Saints to hang out here long

    Associated Press photo by Michael Ainsworth By Nick Underhill | The Advocate ARLINGTON, Texas — The screens and dump-offs were there. There wasn’t much else. The Cowboys played a physical brand of defense, using their big defensive backs to jam and grab and disrupt the passing game, and the...
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    Wil Lutz, Dan Arnold among those limited in Monday's practice

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The Saints have some new players battling injuries. Among those limited during Monday's practice were kicker Wil Lutz (back), cornerback P.J. Williams (hip), defensive end Marcus Davenport (toe), tight end Dan Arnold (chest), wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (toe)...
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    How Saints WR Keith Kirkwood went from basketball star to NFL rookie

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Keith Kirkwood was going to be the next Stephen Curry. A high school basketball star, Kirkwood had multiple scholarship offers and intended to go to Davidson where planned to become the next 6-foot-3 guard to lead the school to the big stage. College hoops...
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    Underhill: What Michael Thomas is doing this season is not normal

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Michael Thomas is basically a running back. And not the Alvin Kamara type, who runs a lot of receiver routes and gets targeted on difficult passes. The Saints wide receiver has been so reliable this season his catch...
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    Falcons vs. Saints gameday preview: See keys to game, expert predictions, more

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate The New Orleans Saints take on their arch rival Atlanta Falcons in a highly-anticipated Thanksgiving matchup. Here is a preview of the game. FOUR DOWNS Same song: Don’t expect this one to look or play the same as the first meeting between these two teams (a...
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    Agent: Arthur Maulet agrees to return to Saints' practice squad

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    How the Saints are using Taysom Hill, multiple personnel packages to break defenses

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate There is a lot time wasted when preparing for the Saints. Teams have to prepare for endless possibilities, knowing that only so many of them can show, and there will likely be new ones it hasn't seen before. But here's the thing: This unpredictable and...
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    Saints' defense is suddenly starting to look like the one everyone expected after last year's success

    Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Sheldon Rankins and Tyeler Davison are expecting another critical meeting when they watch this week’s film with New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen. The Saints allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to wear...
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    Alvin Kamara on saying the Saints would have beat Eagles in playoffs: 'Yeah, that's what I said'

    (AP Photo/Frank Victores) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Alvin Kamara is convinced the Saints would have beat the Eagles in the playoffs last season. The Saints running back didn’t mean any disrespect. He just simply believes in the talent of his team, and he thinks New Orleans would have...
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    Saints CB Eli Apple continues to settle into the defense

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Each week gets a little bit better for Eli Apple. Now that he’s been with the Saints for three games, things are getting a little bit easier and more comfortable for him, and each game has felt better than the last. But the...
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    With Terron Armstead injured, how might Saints shuffle powerful offensive line?

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Nick Underhill | The Advocate On one play in the first quarter of the New Orleans Saints' 51-14 win Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Terron Armstead picked up a pass rusher with one arm and slammed him to the turf. That was the kind of season the Saints...
 
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