Analysis

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 […]

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

This offseason is among the most critical in team history. Drew Brees is likely gone. The team has rebooted and retooled at times during the last 15 years, but never without the central figure. The roster is strong enough and has other players ready to step to the forefront, but things are almost certain to […]

Why the Saints should explore the idea of Matthew Stafford or any other proven QB who hits the market

The Saints had to see Taysom Hill to know. You can have ideas about what a player will be and the things he can do, but it can only be abstract until something tangible can be evaluated. New Orleans saw that process unfold with Hill this season. Behind closed doors and during practices, he impressed […]

The Rundown: Are the Saints serious about Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill at QB?

The first whisper came in a hotel lobby in Indianapolis. After his first season in New Orleans, Taysom Hill was just some quarterback who did some things on special teams and was an athletic marvel. No one was looking at him as someone who would be in the conversation to serve as the potential successor […]

How the Saints can get under the cap, refill the roster, and reload at quarterback if they choose that path

The last time an offseason was this critical, this important, Sean Payton and Drew Brees got lost driving around New Orleans. The two didn’t know the city then and were trying to find their way, as coach and quarterback, as leaders of an organization, and quite literally, through a new town. They figured it out […]

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