Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton have a history. In January of 2012, Williams left the team for a job with the St. Louis Rams, received an NFL suspension a couple of months later for his role in the Saints’ Bountygate, missed the 2012 season, and never actually worked…
I hate to pile on the NFL here, but when the story of the season is that fewer people are watching football, it’s worth drawing attention to one of the sport’s most irritating features: the terrible pass interference call.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who coached defensive end Will Smith for six years, has spoken publicly for the first time since Smith was shot to death in New Orleans on Saturday night. In a phone interview with USA Today, Payton said, “I hate guns,” and American gun culture in general.
Last season’s Hard Knocks brought us Vince Wilfork showin’ off that bod underneath some overalls, Brian Cushing chucking, and a solid Macho Man impression. The latest team to bring us training camp fights, barfs, and hopefully those two at the same time could be the New Orleans Saints. According to a report from Pro…
Rob Ryan, like his equally rambunctious brother Rex, is an enjoyable personality in the NFL. He is not, however, a good defensive coordinator.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees messed up his shoulder after being hit in last Sunday’s game, and wasn’t immediately ruled out for this week, but it turns out his recovery wasn’t quick enough. Head coach Sean Payton said today that he’ll keep Brees out of this Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
Drew Brees played quite poorly Sunday as the Saints lost to the Buccaneers, and it might not have just been one bad game. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the Saints believe the 36-year-old quarterback could miss time with a shoulder injury.
Football Outsiders published its Aggressiveness Index results yesterday, and came back with a very weird result. Jim Caldwell went for a shitload of fourth downs.
Chip Kelly's busy gutting the Eagles roster and reshaping it to his liking, but let's turn to the Saints, who are just throwing shit all over the office this week.
Marques Colston's very forward pass was one of the odder endings to a football game, and at first glance, one of the dumbest. But the Saints stayed strangely silent on the question of whether Colston was ad-libbing. Now we know: It was a designed play.
The NFL announced on Tuesday that Sean Payton's season-long suspension for his role in the bounty scandal was over. He presumably spent Wednesday moving all his desk tchotchkes back into his office. Today he fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach Ken Flajole.
Cowboys fans were pre-disappointed last week, so this probably doesn't sting too badly: Two months after the NFL voided Sean Payton's contract with the Saints, sending fans in New Orleans into a gumbo-gobbling stress-eating binge, Payton has re-upped with the Saints for multiple years. Jay Glazer reports:
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Heading into this Sunday night's game against San Diego, Drew Brees is one TD pass away from breaking Johnny Unitas' 52-year-old NFL record for most consecutive games throwing for a score. That, Brees deemed, was a big-enough occasion to decide to personally email Roger Goodell and ask if he'd allow Sean Payton a…
Fledgling blues keyboardist Sean Payton has to sit out this season as New Orleans Saints head coach following this summer's bounty scandal, but that doesn't mean he's been exiled from all football activities everywhere. In fact, Payton hopes to keep his play-calling chops in game shape by helping out as the offensive…
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