Analysis

How Demario Davis’ perfected approach to preparation has him playing his best football at 32

The Saints were looking for someone who could add a little punch when they signed Demario Davis four years ago. Davis was supposed to be the finishing touch for the defense. He gave the team exactly what it was looking to get out of the signing for a while. But like everything in football, things […]

Saints film room: How Marshon Lattimore shut down Terry McLaurin, one of the NFL’s best receivers

Marshon Lattimore looks like the guy the Saints paid for a few weeks ago. The cornerback got paid a salary that makes him one of the top-paid players at his position, and his play has reflected that status more often than not this season. On Sunday, Lattimore sent the point home and made an example […]

Saints still have work to do, but Sunday’s win revealed important elements for team’s identity

LANDOVER, Maryland – Alvin Kamara stood at the podium, blood filling up his white pant leg, but it wasn’t going to bother his mood. He smiled brightly, allowing the diamonds on the grill covering his teeth to sparkle in the lights. Why wouldn’t he be smiling? Almost everything that could go wrong for this team […]

The rundown: How the Saints should approach cornerback this week against Washington

Paulson Adebo can’t afford to have many bad days. The third-round pick has been solid more often than not serving as the No. 2 cornerback, but his rough outing against the Giants, during which he allowed 168 yards on seven receptions, can’t become the norm with Bradley Roby waiting in the wings. But it doesn’t […]

An inside look at Alvin Kamara’s changing role and how the Saints can get him going in the passing game

There was never any doubt that Alvin Kamara’s role was going to change this season. With Jameis Winston taking over for Drew Brees, the expectation was that checkdown passes would no longer be a primary option on offense, and Kamara would have a more dynamic role in the passing game. However it worked out, it […]

Saints film room: Breaking down missed opportunities and what went wrong against Giants

A complete breakdown of what stood out at every position group during the Saints’ loss to the Giants. QUARTERBACK After watching this game and seeing the play designs, the feeling that New Orleans doesn’t trust Jameis Winston is hard to defend. The idea that Winston is getting restricted or that the passing offense hasn’t opened […]

Saints’ loss to Giants exposed many questions that need to get answered on offense

After apologizing to the city for the outcome and putting the blame for the Saints’ loss to the Giants on his shoulders, Jameis Winston might have said the most interesting and revealing thing about the team. The line wasn’t something you needed to hear because you were probably already thinking it while watching this game […]

The rundown: Marshon Lattimore is locked in and playing some of the best football of his career

Kenny Stills has come in and quickly made an impact. The veteran wide receiver had one catch for 17 yards during Sunday’s win over the Patriots and had an opportunity for a deep touchdown, but the play’s timing wasn’t quite right.

Why the Saints’ offense is operating like it is and what to expect moving forward

The Saints have an identity, the same one they’ve always sought. They don’t care how it looks or what anyone has to say. The Saints are simply a team that goes into each game trying to find a way to win. That has never changed. The only difference is that recently the best way of […]

How Paulson Adebo stepped up and emerged as the cornerback the Saints needed early on this season

The Saints didn’t know for sure what they were getting with Paulson Adebo. No one really can. No one can truly know how someone will respond to specific situations and the hardships that come with transitioning to the NFL, especially not with a player who missed an entire college season before entering the draft. They […]

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