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 […]

Podcast: Has Drew Brees really found additional arm strength?

The Saints have reported to training camp, sequestered inside a downtown hotel and are ready to go. On this week’s episode of Saints Talk, we discuss why Sean Payton is the right leader for this crisis, how much arm strength Drew Brees has left and whether or not the Saints need another pass rusher. If […]

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 […]

The biggest stories for each position group heading into camp

The Saints have reported. Now, it’s time to finally start talking about real football. In this week’s episode, we go through each position group and discuss the biggest stories of camp, make predictions and get in some debates about value. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting NewOrleans.Football. This week on NewOrleans.Football Here are […]

Film review: Evaluating Zack Baun’s plays in space to gauge his learning curve

Zack Baun is going to have to see the game differently. He has gotten glimpses, playing a handful of snaps in space while a member of the Wisconsin Badgers, but most of the time, he took his usual position at the end of the defensive line. The Saints will likely find ways to use the […]

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