History and Opportunity Led to the Drafting of Andrus Peat

Every team has their weaknesses, but there’s usually one in particular each season that does them in. The challenge for coaching staffs and personnel departments is addressing current needs while making sure other positions don’t go to pot. While you always want to fill immediate needs, the latter is just as important as the former. […]


Podcast: Heath Evans Interview

Former Saint and current NFL Network Analyst, Heath Evans, stops by to talk bad coaching, bad locker rooms, what makes Sean Payton so good, and why Eagles fans hate him so much. The boys then talk Saints Hall of Fame, movies, Joe Horn ripping Goodell, and your Twitter questions. PS: Donate and the audio quality […]


Post Draft Analysis: Linebackers

I saved the Linebackers for last because it is in my opinion without question the group that both needed, and got, the most attention in the offseason.  I have actually found it a little disturbing how little attention the Saints horrendous linebacker position has gotten over the last few seasons. A solid group of linebackers […]


The Saints Look to Shrink the Field in 2015

The Saints had nine picks heading into the draft and surprised everyone by using all nine. Payton stated that the picks acquired during the off-season would be used to shore up the defense. He was true to his word, and the team picked 6 defensive players and 2 offensive players going into the 7th round. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 07:  Guard Mike McGlynn #75 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Chiefs 17-14.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Intel on Mike McGlynn

Here’s a little tidbit I got from Arrowhead Pride on McGlynn via twitter. If Lelito or Kelemete (or both) don’t beat him out, that might not be a good thing.  

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Dustin Hopkins #8 of the Florida State Seminoles against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Saints kicker battle is Dustin Hopkins vs. Zach Hocker… for now

I don’t think many of us pictured the Saints carrying Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker as their two kickers on the 90 man roster right now, and yet here we are. What’s most surprising about this is that Sean Payton has never not had a veteran battling it out in camp before. Whether it was […]

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Safety Kenny Vaccaro #32 of the New Orleans Saints warms up for play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers September 15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Saints won 16 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Why an Undefined Vaccaro isn’t a Bad Thing

When Kenny Vaccaro was drafted 15th overall, most of the fan-base hated the pick. Many, including myself, were crying out for a pass rusher. “How could you pick a safety with Jarvis Jones on the board?” It’s worth pointing out that the much lauded pass rusher has managed only 3 sacks in two seasons in […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 15:  Seantavius Jones #15 of the New Orleans Saints catches a pass for a touchdown as Micah Pellerin #32 of the Tennessee Titans defends during a preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Where does the Saints roster stand post draft?

Now that the draft is over I’ve been meaning to run through the position groups and give my thoughts on where things stand. Where the Saints are deep and where they are vulnerable. Kudos to Brian Pavek, who’s been going through positions groups and outlining both the changes and the expectations moving forward. There’s naturally […]


Post Draft analysis: Safety, Wr, Coaches

The Saints post-season analysis wouldn’t be complete without looking at the teams weakest area last year (linebacker), but I am going to dedicate an entire post to that after this one. Today I want to look at the Safety, Wide Receiver, and Coaching changes (or not) that the Saints made and I am going to […]


Last Chance Andy

From what I gather, “Last Chance Harvey” was a 2008 Dustin Hoffman film about a man who’s sad and walks around a city with a woman to make himself feel better. But we’re not talking about Dustin Hoffman, and this ain’t no movie. This is real. Andy Tanner has managed to stick around with the […]


Podcast: Kevin is on a date!

The boys break down the Saints rookie mini camp plus Ralph rips media for overlooking obvious situation at corner Kevin call in WHILE ON A DATE Josh Morgan signs! Will he catch a pass? Will Peet play guard in camp? Mad Men finale and Ralph rants at people getting pissed off at TV shows Twitter […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 15:  Akiem Hicks #76 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a call during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Saints pass rush could see a mad dash in 2015

If you had to sum up this off-season in one word, you might use the word “shift.” The 2014 New Orleans Saints came into the season with high expectations. They were a popular pick to go to the Super Bowl by fans and pundits alike. They went into the off-season with momentum, coming off a bounce […]


What is obvious after the off-season

After a whirlwind of an off-season, things on Airline Drive are starting to settle. While it’s been reported that Kevin Williams and Da’quan Bowers have visited the team, we’re pretty much looking at the players that will make up the Saints 2015 roster. For the inaugural post I thought I’d share what is obvious after […]


Intel on Davis Tull from @genehenleytfp

With all the new drafted players on board for the Black and Gold I took the time to reach out to some of the most knowledgeable fans, beat writers and bloggers for information on what to expect from the newest crop of talent. Davis Tull may be from UT Chattanooga but small schools have never stopped […]