Saints Nation staff 53 man roster predictions week 2

With the preseason now underway I asked the Saints Nation Blog writers, if they would submit me their final 53 man roster. A couple found some time and here are the results. The first listed will be the ones we all agree on. The rest will be indicated by initials. AJ = Andrew Juge BB […]

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Saints special teams remains enigma as season approaches

Thomas Morstead. That’s the face of Saints special teams, and we know he will perform as an elite punter in the league. But more times than not, Morstead has been carrying a mediocre special teams unit on his back as the one shining light. Beyond that, we have no idea was his supporting cast will […]


Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Will the offensive line get Drew Brees killed?

The boys discuss whether the offensive line disaster versus Houston is reason to panic? Ralph takes no comfort in being right about the Saints crappy guards.  Should Mickey Loomis trade for a guard?  The defense is looking better and might actually be GASP! Decent. How surprised should we be Keenan Lewis got cut? Will Saints regret […]


How worried should the Saints be about their offensive line?

Right now, the Saints have two good players on their offensive line. Left tackle Terron Armstead and center Max Unger. After two preseason games, the impact the other players on the line have had is clearly more pronounced. Through two preseason games, the Saints have rushed for 160 yards on 59 carries (2.9 yards per […]

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Saints Nation podcast: state of the franchise with Scott Alexander

The guys are joined by the host of Primetime Sports on WLAE-TV Scott Alexander to get his thoughts on the state of the team through two preseason games, his insight into the release of Keenan Lewis, and some of the players he thinks are guaranteed to make the roster. Download this episode (right click and […]


Saints demonstrate new turnstile offense in 16-9 loss to Texans

Well…that happened. The bottom line from this game, and if you are in as much pain while reading this as I was while writing it you probably weren’t smart enough to turn off your tv and you watched the Saints offensive line play…well…offensively. That wasn’t the usual ‘the Saints line is bad’ talk you’ve heard […]


Saints Nation Blogcast, episode 16: Saints @ Texans pregame

So last week we did a 5 things to look for and this week we will do the same. First off we’ll start with a look back at last week, after which we will look forward to the next game. Marijn Pessers (@SaintBrian9) I’ll be negative a tad here Marijn no offense. The line looked […]


What Does the Rankins Injury Do To the Saints at DT?

Earlier this week news broke than Saints first round selection Sheldon Rankins suffered a broken fibula and will miss around 6-8 weeks. The question that arises is what does this mean for the Saints defense and is it time to panic? While the saints pass rush was the glaring priority in the off season to […]

Jun 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux (40) during the final day of minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Saints Nation staff 53 man roster predictions week 1

With the preseason now underway I asked the Saints Nation Blog writers if they would submit me their final 53 man roster. A few found some time and here are the results. The first listed will be the ones we all agree on. The rest will be indicated by initials. AJ = Andrew Juge BB = […]


Can Cortland Finnegan help the Saints?

Cortland Finnegan has been a player in the spotlight for almost ten years now. Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans took a chance on Finnegan by drafting him in the 7th round in the 2006 draft. The gamble paid off in 2008, when Finnegan was named to the 2008 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team. Finnegan […]


Is The Trust Back On Airline Drive?

Over the years, coach Sean Payton has developed trust issues. I can’t blame him. Although the team made the playoffs all three seasons during his tenure, Gregg Williams left a sore taste in his mouth. Ignoring the obvious fallout from the “pay for play” ie. bounty system ran by Gregg Williams, their working relationship went […]


Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Can Saints survive the injury Apocalypse?

Can Saints Survive Injury Apocalypse? The boys discuss. We debut the HYPE TRAIN INTRO! Andrew explains why Michael Thomas might be best WR Drew Brees has ever had. Are the Saints ruining Andrus Peat? What happens on DL while Sheldon Rankins is out? Is Cortland Finnegan anything more than a corpse at this point? Your […]


Numbers say Saints will miss the postseason

In his podcast Nick Underhill made the comment that the Saints defense looks better but doesn’t want to project anything about the upcoming season just yet. He hopes they can get to allowing 24 points per game range to result in something like a 10-6 season. But is that enough? I spent an evening doing some number […]


Things we know, believe, and fear after the first preseason game

The Saints finally started off the 2016 season after a couple of practices with the New England Patriots by playing them in their first preseason game. First things first, this game was like every single other preseason game in the history: a mixed bag. There were things that give us hope as well as things […]

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs against New Orleans Saints linebacker Nate Stupar (54) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Where some Saints players stand roster wise after preseason game 1

After the first game I wanted to take stock of where we see the current standing for some guys battling for roster spots. CB Ken Crawley: He played 38 snaps defensively which was the most of any defensive player at 56%. I’d say the results were mixed for him, though he definitely didn’t show us […]

New Orleans Saints linebacker Kasim Edebali (91) sacks New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Saints lose preseason opener 34-22 to the Patriots

There were a lot of positives to take from this game but poor tackling, turnovers and penalties were the Saints’ undoing. The Patriots returned a Garrett Grayson interception for a touchdown, recovered a fumble by Mark Ingram in their own territory, took away a red zone score by intercepting Luke McCown in the end zone, and […]


Saints Nation Blogcast Ep. 15: Five Things to Watch vs New England

The New Orleans Saints open the preseason this Thursday at New England, marking the first time since I joined the Saints Nation blog that there will be actual football played (I joined during the chaos known as “will Sean Payton stay or go” phase. FUN). But I have to say that the real truth here […]


Why it’s ok to be optimistic about the Saints

I know as Saints fans many of us are preconditioned to exclusively and without fail believe that Murphy’s law has a special addition in the small print that says “especially when it concerns the New Orleans Saints”. To be fair the history of the Saints tells us that this is a reasonable assumption and the […]


Saints take it to the Patriots, outperform them in joint practice

The New Orleans Saints will play their first preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday night in Foxborough. The Saints made the trip up to Massachusetts a couple of days before the game so that the two teams could hold a joint practice. This marks the second straight year the Patriots and Saints have […]