Analysis

Breaking down Emmanuel Sanders’ 2014 season to see how he might fit with Saints

The Saints saw the evidence six years ago. Emmanuel Sanders played well in San Francisco last year and every season in Denver before that. But New Orleans wasn’t so much evaluating the player as they were the offenses when figuring out how the wide receiver would fit into its offense. Log in or purchase a […]

The rundown: How Marcus Davenport plans to take the next step, and why Emmanuel Sanders will hit the ground running

 Marcus Davenport has a goal. The third-year player is on the cusp. Last year might have been his breakout year if he hadn’t suffered a foot injury that helped limit him to 13 games. With a couple more contests, maybe the six sacks he finished with would have instead been eight, and then more people […]

Saints place Kaden Elliss and Zach Wood on COVID-19 list

The Saints have placed their first players on the COVID-19 list. Linebacker Kaden Elliss and long snapper Zach Wood are the first Saints players to test positive for or have exposure to the virus since testing began last week. They were placed on a reserve list on Thursday. Log in or purchase a subscription to […]

How seeing the field like a basketball player has made Demario Davis an effective blitzer

Demario Davis sees how things are going to move before they move. OK. Fine. He might not actually know that, but he sure knows how to make it appear that way when rushing the passer. The Saints linebacker has such a knack for reading the field, seeing where lanes might open up, and cutting through […]

How a deep group of linebackers could change the Saints’ defense

The Saints might have a stellar group of linebackers, the kind of depth chart that could quietly end up becoming a strength of the roster. The range and athleticism and potential at the position is incredible – in theory. The concerns and questions about the players on the roster could just as quickly bring this […]

How Cam Jordan has become one of the NFL’s best values at defensive end

Believe Cam Jordan when he tweets about wanting to finish his career with the Saints. The New Orleans defensive end is showing you that with his actions. Jordan could seek to max out his value. He could earn $20 million or more per season on the open market, but instead signed an extension last year […]

Drew Brees made some discoveries that helped him throw deeper passes this offseason

Drew Brees wanted to throw a pass 60 yards. He opened the offseason with that goal and began working on it in March. The atypical offseason and lack of access to workout equipment led him to unique training methods, such as playing lacrosse, but he got where he needed to be and eventually started ripping […]

The rundown: What Cesar Ruiz needs to do to beat the clock and start at center

Max Unger still remembers the first time he heard Drew Brees call a play in a live huddle. He had gone through the installs and practices. But when the first call came in, it was hard. There was a lot to process, and, well, it took some time to get comfortable with it all. “When […]

Sean Payton used his opening news conference to set a clear tone for the 2020 season

Sean Payton didn’t get on the phone to chitchat. He dialed in to set a tone. This NFL season is going to be difficult and challenging and distracting in ways no one has ever experienced before. Talent matters because it always matters, and the Saints have more of it than perhaps any other team, but […]

Takeaways from Mickey Loomis’ meeting with media on salary cap, interest in free agents, coronavirus, more

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