Saints film room: Breaking down the issues New Orleans had in coverage against Carolina

Notes and observations after breaking down Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Carolina Panthers.    GARDNER-JOHNSON’S ISSUES IN COVERAGE The Panthers had a clear plan to attack the slot and take advantage of the matchup against Chauncey-Gardner Johnson. The safety ended up paired up one-on-one with Robby Anderson a handful of times and gave up four […]

Drew Brees, Saints offense prove that early narrative about steep demise was premature

Alvin Kamara told everyone a few weeks ago that it was time to shut up. They said the Saints were done, that Drew Brees was finished. They said that Sean Payton had become predictable and boldly stated that the end had arrived during the third quarter of a season-opening win. No need to see more. […]

The Rundown: Saints have more hurdles to overcome with Emmanuel Sanders landing on Covid-19 list

The Saints might be down two wide receivers on Sunday. The team is placing Emmanuel Sanders on the COVID-19 list, according to a source, as things continue to look bleak for Michael Thomas (hamstring) for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Log in or purchase a subscription.

Exploring the differences between how Marshon Lattimore played and was used as a rookie to now

Marshon Lattimore hasn’t gotten off to the fastest start this season.   He has had some high moments, like shutting down Mike Evans in the opener and making a game-sealing tackle against the Chargers. But the consistency isn’t there yet on a week-to-week basis, let alone each snap, which has been the case since his […]

Podcast: Will getting Michael Thomas back cure all of the issues on offense?

The Saints are back in action this week against Carolina. But before they play, we run through some of the issues the Saints need to fix on both sides of the ball, discuss Teddy Bridgewater and the decision to move on from him and discuss some of the things the Panthers are doing well offensively. […]

How the return of Marcus Davenport impacted the Saints’ pass rush

Marcus Davenport took a little while to get here. There were setbacks and frustration and false hope. But now that Davenport is here, he’s here, and hope is real — for now. The Saints pass rusher needs to stay healthy and produce up to his potential, but there is no doubt he shined a light into […]

The biggest questions for the Saints entering the bye, and for the rest of the season

Things could be worse.   As uneven as things seemed during the first five weeks of the season, New Orleans pieced together a winning record, is getting its best player back from injury and could now easily go on a run. Still, there is much to solve if the Saints are to meet their potential. […]

Saints film room: Breaking down the explosive plays surrendered this season to locate common themes

New Orleans has a lot of little issues to sort out during the bye. One of those issues is hugely significant. This team’s inability to stop explosive plays has already cost them, and it will cost them more in the future if a cure isn’t found while self-scouting and cleaning this up this week. To […]

Saints get a win over Chargers in a ‘dirty, dirty, dirty game,’ but performance shows there is a lot of work to do during bye

Marshon Lattimore lived long enough to become a hero again.  The defense was in the crosshairs on Monday. You could just picture players steaming, and death stares shooting off to the side of the screen when discussing the multiple coverage busts which, once again, were too large a part of the narrative. But Lattimore saved […]

Michael Thomas is benched for fighting during Saturday’s practice. Here’s what sources say happened

Despite plans for him to return to action this week, Michael Thomas will not be on the field when the Saints play the Chargers on Monday night. The New Orleans wide receiver was made inactive for the game after getting into a fight with safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson late during Saturday’s practice, according to sources. Here […]

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