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Why the Saints should pick Danny Shelton at 13

What is large, round, and would look amazing in Black and Gold? Danny Shelton. This human tank is probably the best defensive lineman in this draft outside of Williams and could be the ideal pickup for Rob Ryan and his 3-4 packages. Shelton is a monster of a man with enormous power that masks surprising […]

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 18:  Scott Fujita #55 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field after being introduced prior to playing the New York Giants at the Louisiana Superdome on October 18, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Top 6 and Bottom 6 Free Agent Signings of the Sean Payton era

This should be a big couple weeks for the Saints starting now. Last year the Saints franchised Jimmy Graham on 3/1, cut Lance Moore on 3/7 and traded Darren Sproles on 3/13. If those dates hold any significance in terms of timing, the action is about to start. Since 2006 free agency has been a […]

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Why the Saints should draft Vic Beasley

Everyone knows that the scouting combine is basically ‘the underwear Olympics’. It’s a bunch of football players doing a bunch of stuff that matters in the weight room, on the track, and nowhere else. However, that doesn’t mean that the combine is useless. It doesn’t tell us who is going to be a star and […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 22: Defensive lineman Vic Beasley of Clemson competes during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Saints 2015 Draft Board 2.0 (post combine)

After letting some time sink in post combine I’m ready to unveil my new and improved board. Looking back at my old board I think it was pretty good at the top but faded down the stretch. This one is better rounded with appropriate prospects down the list. I envision the board like this: once […]

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 27:  Safety Shaq Thompson #7 of the Washington Huskies reacts after making a stop against tight end Colby Prince of the Oregon State Beavers on October 27, 2012 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Why the Saints should draft LB Shaq Thompson in Round 1

I have been on a little bit of a personal crusade as of late to build hype for the Saints to draft Shaq Thompson, the versatile linebacker out of Washington.  So as to re-establish my sanity I want to explain why I would not only be happy if the Saints got him… but I just […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 22: Defensive lineman Danny Shelton of Washington competes during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The 13th pick looking better and better for the Saints

Humor me for a second. Let’s just say Marcus Mariotta, Jameis Winston, Kevin White and Amari Cooper all get taken before 13. That leaves 8 picks before we get to the Saints. Here are guys I’d be happy with: Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida Leonard Williams, DE, USC Danny Shelton, DT, Washington Randy Gregory, OLB, […]

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Podcast: Saints Start Salary Cap Moves, Oscars, Twitter Questions

The boys talk about Saints starting to get under the salary cap, Oscars, and your Twitter questions. AND THE THEY DO IT LIVE! It’s the off season, what else could you expect? Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Forecast Radio on BlogTalkRadio with Chronic Podcast on BlogTalkRadio

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 talks to guard Ben Grubbs #66 running back Travaris Cadet #39 and offensive tackle Terron Armstead #72 of the New Orleans Saints from the line of scrimmage during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ranking the Saints Current 2015 “Musts”, “Needs” and “Wants”

Sean Payton has already come out and clearly stated what the Saints must add to improve in 2015 in his live video with Pro Football Talk. So the top three “musts” listed should be obvious. But I liked Payton’s categorizations of how they attack the offseason with “musts”, “needs” and “wants”. I thought I’d take a stab […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 01:  Dante Fowler #6 of the Florida Gators asks the crowd for noise during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field on November 1, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Who are the most likely players to be taken at 13 by the Saints?

As you watch the combine, I thought I’d give you the 10 players most likely to be selected by the Saints at 13 right now, along with a write up. I firmly believe one of these ten guys will end up being in black and gold come mini camps. Here’s who we should all be […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 15:  Zach Mettenberger #7 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass as Akiem Hicks #76 of the New Orleans Saints defends during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints schedule preview

Irritating, frustrating, maddening, bothersome and every other synonym for the word annoying can be used to described the 2014 New Orleans Saints season. The team’s rhythm never came into fruition but with the way the rest of the NFC South was performing, the playoff door was always cracked open. The fans believed the Saints had […]

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Saints top 5 targets in Free agency

The Saints have managed to make at least one notable signing in each of the last couple of years despite being in a constant state of ‘salary cap hell’. Cap maestro Mickey Loomis always seems to find a way to create just enough room to bring in a few new quality players while also retaining […]

LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Alvin Dupree #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates after a sack during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Commonwealth Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NFL Draft Simulator Results for 2015

There’s a very cool and dangerous tool out there right now to help you pass time when bored called the Fanspeak On the Clock Mock NFL Draft Simulator. I could spend all day doing this and clearly the Saints shouldn’t be using my advice on drafting because of my propensity to take LSU players. Or […]

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