‘The dude is a freak’: Taysom Hill running QB power might be the most unstoppable play in football

There is a chance it’s the most unstoppable play in football, and the crazy thing is: No one can do a damn thing about it. When Taysom Hill steps onto the field, there’s a good chance he will be running the ball, and odds are it will be a power running scheme. The defense knows […]

The fallout: Is run defense ready for Lamar Jackson? How will Saints approach trade deadline?

It’s hard to choose one defining moment from the Saints’ dominant 24-0 victory Sunday – and it’s even harder to leave running back Alvin Kamara out of that moment. But for me, it was defensive end Marcus Davenport’s monstrous tackle of Raiders receiver Davante Adams for a 1-yard loss on third-and-1 to start the second […]

Saints film room: Breaking down Alontae Taylor’s performance against the Raiders

Alontae Taylor has two names on his list already. De’Andre Hopkins — check. Davante Adams — check. The rookie cornerback looks like an incredible find for the Saints, someone who can develop into a significant asset for the defense. His press coverage ability stands out on film, as does his athleticism and aggressiveness. Something about […]

Members Only: Can the defense keep this up?

The New Orleans defense looked like the real deal on Sunday. The team tackled well, played the run well and covered well. By the time the game was over, there was nothing to nitpick. The performance was dominant. Can they keep this up? Can that group be the backbone of the team? Mike Triplett and […]

Anatomy of a shutout: How the Saints got their juice back on defense in win over Raiders

Tucked behind his left ear, Saints cornerback Alontae Taylor has a tattoo of a crown accompanied by a message dripping with swagger. “I’m him.” All week, all season the Saints defense has been trying to play with that type of confidence. It once was their hallmark. The unit played with an energy and brashness that […]

‘You saw it coming’: Alvin Kamara demands more from Saints, then delivers on his own message

Alvin Kamara was all the way out near the 5-yard line after his second touchdown Sunday, when he spiked the football emphatically after he finally broke loose from the quartet of defenders that tried to keep him out of the end zone. The ball landed closer to the 15. Kamara insisted that his power spike […]

What’s the temperature in the Saints’ locker room following recent events?

We cover a ton of topics this week, including: – Saints decision to stick with Andy Dalton – Alvin Kamara trade rumors – Michael Thomas situation – Dennis Allen’s job security – Could Saints become buyers or sellers? – Can the Saints beat the Raiders?

Saints rundown: Cesar Ruiz a bright spot in a down season; Alvin Kamara taking charge and trade deadline speculation

Cesar Ruiz has stood as a bright spot in a season of dark clouds and aggravation. The Saints guard has found some consistency and is turning into an asset along the offensive line. After two up-and-down seasons, the turnaround for the former first-round pick arrives as a sigh of relief for the team after it […]

Decision to stick with Andy Dalton says more about the future of the position, roster construction than anything else

Andy Dalton. Jameis Winston. Jameis Winston. Andy Dalton. People are battling over Saints coach Dennis Allen’s decision to stick with Dalton as the starter, but ask yourself this one question: How much difference does it make to the fate of this season who starts this week, next week or the week after that? Dalton’s done […]

Dennis Allen’s case for Andy Dalton makes sense: Offense is one thing that has actually been trending up

Andy Dalton will remain the New Orleans Saints quarterback indefinitely, coach Dennis Allen revealed Wednesday, even though Jameis Winston is now healthy enough to play. “There’s a lot of things that we’re doing really well offensively. And I didn’t feel like there was any need to upset the apple cart there,” said Allen, who was […]

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