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Trading for a superstar quarterback, standing pat or drafting a rookie: How the Saints could build their roster under these scenarios

Three scenarios at quarterback. • Go with an expensive star player • Go with Jameis Winston • Go with a rookie How does each scenario look? What is the impact on the roster? And how do the Saints build around the quarterback? Let’s explore all options. Log in or purchase a subscription to continue reading […]

Lessons learned from the Super Bowl, and how they pertain to the Saints

Sean Payton often talked about “the game” back when the Saints were trapped in a loop of mediocrity. At some point, when addressing the moves the team made or the direction he wanted to travel, the Super Bowl participants would come up in some form or fashion as a source of inspiration. This approach made […]

Drew Brees reworks his contract. Here’s what it likely means for his future with the Saints

Drew Brees’ contract restructure appears to be pointing toward one thing. Log in or purchase a subscription to continue reading this article.

Thomas Morstead knows he didn’t meet expectations, but he isn’t worried. Here’s why the punter believes he’ll again be a weapon next season

Thomas Morstead is sitting in the Ochsner Fitness Center’s parking lot answering questions about one of the season’s greatest mysteries. The tools to get the Saints punter back to where he wants to be are waiting for him inside the building. But in the parking lot and beyond, there are only questions. One of those […]

How much should Trey Hendrickson get paid, and should the Saints be the ones to pay it?

Trey Hendrickson showed up right on time. After years of flashing and subsequently fading, the defensive end put together the best season of his career, finishing among the NFL’s leaders in sacks, and will now enter free agency with his stock at an all-time high. In a league that pays for sacks, it stands to […]

Kris Richard could have a significant impact as Saints defensive backs coach. Here’s what he needs to accomplish in new role

Aaron Glenn was a favorite among players. The former Saints defensive backs coach was a great communicator who knew how to take complicated information and make it relatable. He knew how to teach in the classroom and on the field. His players said he made them better, which is the sole purpose of a position […]

How the Saints could handle Marshon Lattimore’s future, contract situation this offseason

The decisions the Saints have to make on Marshon Lattimore are among the most fascinating of the offseason. There are many directions New Orleans could take this decision, but how the team moves forward largely depends on if Lattimore is in the team’s future plans. If he is, then the Saints can sign him to […]

Stafford trade shows Jameis Winston might be the most realistic choice at quarterback for the Saints

The Saints might have to prove they stole another quarterback.  Always better to be doing the taking when you don’t have to give anything up. With Matthew Stafford getting traded to the Rams and the trade compensation for starting quarterbacks through the roof, keeping Jameis Winston now appears to be of vital importance. Being realistic, […]

Roster audit: Assessing where things stand and the level of need at each position for Saints on defense

The Saints are at risk of losing some players from a defense that kept this team in many games. But that doesn’t mean they have to endure a huge slide. With the right moves and some strategic patching, New Orleans could be right back in the mix next season. Here’s a look at where things […]

Mickey Loomis says the goal for the Saints is to win now and compete for championships, and that is the right approach

The Saints have spent the last four years assembling one of the NFL’s best rosters. They’ve drafted well, signed well, and retained the right players. They built a team so strong that it pieced together an 8-1 record with backup quarterbacks the last two seasons. Even when someone or something isn’t going well, rarely does […]

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