Analysis

Saints film room: Breaking down what went wrong in protection and the passing game against Carolina

The Saints are going to see it again and again. Carolina showed the path for disrupting this offense. Now, New Orleans needs to make the adjustments before it can become a blueprint, and the Saints know it. The Panthers bet big that New Orleans would struggle to get their protections in place with center Erik […]

The Saints ran into more adversity than they could overcome in loss to Panthers

The Saints didn’t win the Super Bowl last week, and they didn’t secure the top pick in the draft this week against Carolina. As much as people wanted this story to be free of adversity, there are going to be some challenging games as the Saints continue to adjust to life without Drew Brees – […]

The rundown: How Jameis Winston and Sean Payton are getting used to communicating in the huddle

Sean Payton paused as he realized how many times he called a play into Drew Brees during the 14 seasons the two worked together. The two had a cadence. Payton knew what Brees wanted to hear and how best to deliver that information. With Jameis Winston, the two are just starting to get used to […]

How Sean Payton overcame an ocean, a broken down Chevy Cavalier and a blocked job path to break into coaching

Steve Devine’s phone started ringing again. He liked the kid and appreciated that he wouldn’t take no for an answer, but just like the day before, nothing had changed. Devine could tell right away that the kid was smart and eager, and he liked that, but San Diego State had already filled the job he […]

How Saints defense got off to a faster start this year, and why there might be more reason for confidence moving forward

FORT WORTH, Texas – The New Orleans defense has built a reputation for many things over the last few years. The Saints are known for dominating offsenses and getting after quarterbacks. People talk about their secondary and the defensive schemes Dennis Allen employs. But no one would have ever commented before about them showing up […]

Saints film room: How New Orleans dominated the Packers on both sides of the ball

A complete breakdown of what stood out at every position group during the Saints’ 38-3 win over the Packers.

Saints dominate on both sides during 38-3 win over Packers

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Aaron Rodgers scanned the field, looking to see if anyone was open. Before he knew it, the Green Bay Packers quarterback was flat on his back with New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport standing over him — a scene that encapsulated Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville.

How Jameis Winston executed Sean Payton’s flawless game plan during win over Packers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The voice was one Jameis Winston had imagined hearing for a long time. He saw how Sean Payton’s game plans worked for other quarterbacks, the way the Saints coach always seemed to make the right call for the right player at the right time. Winston knew he could be confident in that […]

The rundown: Settling in at TCU, Michael Thomas updates, how Saints are prepping for Packers, more

FORT WORTH, Texas — Alvin Kamara wasn’t going to lie and said what everyone in the room was thinking. He’s thankful to the Dallas area, and TCU for hosting the Saints for however long the team stays away from New Orleans as the city recovers from Hurricane Ida, but he’ll be glad when this getaway […]

Saints have built a defense that should be good enough to carry them this season

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Saints believed in their defense before anyone else. Before Bradley Roby and Desmond Trufant stepped foot in Texas to join New Orleans, the defense was already operating with extreme confidence. The Saints thought they had something going in camp, and two suffocating preseason performances only bolstered those feelings. The defense […]

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