Saints Nation: Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades vs. Bills

Another opponent held under 20 points, sign me up. Remember, this defense doesn't have to be all world. They just have to get a couple sacks, force some turnovers, and give the team a chance to win. But they've been doing so much more than that this season and this game was no exception. While […]

Saints Nation: How Much Do the Saints Miss Heath Evans?

With the recent troubles the Saints have had running the football, specifically in the second half against the Buccaneers this past weekend, I got myself to thinking: Just how much do the Saints miss injured fullback Heath Evans? Evans was lost for the season when he injured his knee against the Miami Dolphins after having […]

Saints Nation: Saints sign two players, release two players

Defensive tackle Rodney Leisle (pictured) is back with the team that originally drafted him in the New Orleans Saints. The Saints signed him and also brought back tight end Tory Humphrey. To make room they let go of Greg Fassitt and Herana-Daze Jones. Due to those two players being released, it must mean Jabari Greer […]

Saints Nation: The NFC Playoffs Go Through New Orleans!

Thanks to Jay Cutler and the Bears, who beat the Vikings 36-30 in overtime moments ago, the Saints have clinched the top seed in the NFC with a 13-2 record. Regardless of Sunday’s outcome @ Carolina, the Saints will have the best record in the NFC and will host games in the Superdome all the […]

Saints Nation: Offensive Player Grades vs. Buccaneers

My apologies for the delay, I was drowning my sorrows in the French Quarter following this shocking defeat. Below are the grades for the player’s performances. You’ll notice the GPA for the season I typically include is missing, I’ll have to update that once I get back to my sweet dorky excel file that calculates […]

Saints Lose to Bucs

Well I’m sitting here in my bed, still trying to understand what exactly happened. Forgive me but I’m still a little shell shocked. I know some of you come here for news, some of you come here for insight, and some of you come here for amusement… The bottom line is that I think I […]

Saints Nation: Bucs @ Saints matchup

As the Saints prepare to host the Bucs tomorrow, my goal for the home team is simple: Play well early and get up early. I don’t want the Bucs to hang around or get any sense they can hang with the Saints. Even though I’ll be in attendance, I’m not looking for a close entertaining […]

Saints Nation: Darren Sharper in the mix for 2009 NFL Defensive MVP?

Current Saint players Darren Sharper (pictured) and Will Smith got a little national attention today, as they were both mentioned in a story on (go HERE to read the story). The story lists Sharper as one of the top 3 contenders for the NFL’s top defender of the year award, along with Darrelle Revis […]

Saints Nation: Saints Say Goodbye to John Carney

The Saints said goodbye to John Carney for the second time today as the released the veteran kicker. This move was expected based on the fact that Garrett Hartley was serviceable, and the fact that they weren’t just going keep around two kickers indefinitely on the 53 man roster with one inactive each week. Especially […]

Saints Nation: Saints Make a Couple Roster Moves

Per’s transaction page, the Saints brought back fullback Kyle Eckel to the active roster and signed tight end Tory Humphrey. Humphrey is a 4th year player with 11 career receptions, all last year with the Green Bay Packers. To make room for them, the only official move at this point is that fullback Marcus […]

Saints Nation: Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades vs. Cowboys

Below are the grades for the defensive and special teams players. The letter grade represents the player’s performance in the game, and the GPA is the player’s cumulative performance of the season. Will Smith: A- (2.81) Smith put constant pressure on Romo and continuously beat Flozell Adams, especially on passing downs. Unfortunately, he often let […]

Saints Nation: Offensive Player Grades vs. Cowboys

Needless to say, these are a lot more fun to do after a win. If you’re still feeling bad, though, consider that you didn’t have to sit through re-watching the first three quarters of that game. Quite frankly the Saints deserved to lose that game. Drew Brees: C- (3.17) It wasn’t all on him, but […]

Saints Nation: Gameday vs. Cowboys

As the Saints host the Cowboys in the Superdome tonight at 7:20pm Central (on NFL Network), the big question for tonight will be the status of both Jeremy Shockey and Sedrick Ellis. Shockey has a turf toe, so while we all know he’s tough and always plays through injuries, I’m sure we’ll see him limping […]

Saints Nation: Saints Need to Bring Pressure Against Tony Romo

After two questionable defensive outputs by the Saints, I put together some numbers and came to the conclusion that the Saints need to improve their pass rush – primarily starting with pressure from the front four. Check out THIS ARTICLE that I wrote for Canal Street Chronicles for details.

Saints Nation: Saints vs. Cowboys in December Bodes Well

It’s well documented that the Cowboys’ current regime has struggled mightily in December. Oddly enough, it seems the Saints always play the Cowboys in December (at least in recent history), and they’ve got a nice little streak going against the star emblem. Check out the most recent results: Dec 10th, 2006: Saints 42 @ Cowboys […]