Why the Saints should stay in the ‘quarterback business,’ and what that could mean this year

Sean Payton has been telling us for years that he’s in the quarterback business. If you pay attention, he’s also been showing us what being in that business means. Log in or purchase a subscription to continue reading this article. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

How the Saints set draft prototypes, and players who fit the bill at positions of need

This year’s draft is going to be different and challenging in ways that other drafts have not. Scouts weren’t on location to gather information and work sources the way they typically would have been during the college season. Some players opted out and worked on their own. But perhaps the biggest challenge is that there […]

Tre’Quan Smith was once the best downfield receiver in college football. Could a different quarterback unlock his full potential?

Tre’Quan Smith didn’t go from a three-star recruit to a third-round pick running curls. If someone wanted to argue that the wide receiver emerged as the best downfield threat in college football in 2017, the season before he entered the draft, they’d have the numbers to back it up. Smith averaged 13.8 yards per target […]

Saints film room: Can Carl Granderson be the pass rusher the team needs?

The Saints are betting that someone is going to break out this season. Losing Trey Hendrickson created a void on the defensive line that does not currently have an obvious, guaranteed solution. There are options. Plenty, actually, and all of them possess intriguing upside and potential. But there are no guarantees that those players will […]

Draft simulation: Exploring which cornerbacks the Saints can get in each round

The Saints have a handful of holes on their roster. Most of them are not urgent and can get plugged with depth players and midround draft picks. The hole at cornerback is urgent. After releasing Janoris Jenkins earlier this offseason, the team created a significant hole that has not yet been plugged. There are internal […]

Saints film study: Evaluating how Tanoh Kpassagnon will fit

The Saints have been intrigued with Tanoh Kpassagnon’s talent for a while. The pass rusher was on their radar coming into the 2017 draft, though New Orleans instead selected safety Marcus Williams in the second round. But Kpassagnon will now get an opportunity to show what he can do for the Saints after spending the […]

The rundown: Saints’ time to shop is here

Beyond Jameis Winston, beyond Taysom Hill, beyond the top-end talent, the New Orleans Saints’ success is largely going to be defined by the middle class of the roster. One of the things that we often talked about the last few years was how the team could overcome any injury, regardless of who went down. There […]

Draft simulation: How the Saints can address their needs in the draft

The draft is for the future. Free agency is for now. At least those are the ideals that exist in a perfect world. But given the Saints’ cap situation, there is a very real possibility the team could enter the draft needing to find some immediate contributors to bolster what is already a strong core. […]

Why Jameis Winston believes changed perspective will help him succeed with Saints

Jameis Winston makes you believe. You can hear it in his voice and see it in his eyes; even a weak broadband signal couldn’t distort that. This is a quarterback who came here for the right reasons and returned the same way. He wants to get better. He wants to be a good teammate. As […]

How Jameis Winston can tailor his approach to succeed with the Saints

Sean Payton has had the most accurate quarterback in the history of football running his offense for the last 15 years. We’ve only seen glimpses, a game here and there, of someone else at the helm, doing things differently than Drew Brees. Those substitutes have fallen short of the standard. Matching his level would be […]

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