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The rundown: How Demario Davis can take the next step for himself and the Saints’ defense

Demario Davis is not done. Not by a long shot. Arguably the best free-agent signing in team history since Drew Brees, the linebacker cemented his standing as one of the NFL’s best linebackers last season. He excelled in all aspects of the game and perhaps reached his peak, but New Orleans is challenging Davis to […]

Podcast: Would the 2020 Saints beat the 2011 team?

Have the Saints put together their most talented roster in team history? Time will tell if everything comes together and the 2020 team matches it potential. The current top team, and this is an opinion shared by many who were around when the team won the Super Bowl, in many minds was the 2011 team. […]

Player projections: What to expect from Emmanuel Sanders in 2020

Someone dominating the targets never seemed possible. For a decade, the Saints were an equal-opportunity offense, a place where passes got spread about, and everyone ate. Someone would inevitably get the last slice and consume a little more than everyone else, but no one ever went hungry. That hasn’t been the case for the last […]

Player projections: What to expect from Sheldon Rankins in 2020

The scene was the same for about two years. Sheldon Rankins sitting at his locker, eyes straight ahead, explaining why he felt he was playing well despite not putting together the kind of sack numbers that validate a first-round pass rusher. His answers were always gracious, patient and illuminating, but you could tell, by the […]

The rundown: How many times since 2006 has Drew Brees actually thrown a deep corner route? We found out

Drew Brees has finally thrown a pass to Emmanuel Sanders. The Saints quarterback and his new wide receiver got together in Denver this week for a throwing session, which, considering the world’s current landscape, qualifies as the most significant on-field development of the year for the Saints. Brees is a quarterback who likes to throw […]

Saints top-20 countdown: Players 16-20 are unveiled on this week’s podcast

Who are the five best Saints of all time?  Is Jahri Evans on the list? If not, who is? We discuss this topic, as well as the impact Roman Harper had on the team, during this week’s podcast after the duo was selected for the Saints Hall of Fame this week.  We also begin our […]

It looks like Michael Thomas has gotten stronger. How will that impact his game?

Michael Thomas didn’t want to tell. He never does. He likes to keep the details to himself, whether it’s the benefits of doing hand yoga or what his offseason program entails. Someone might be listening – no, someone is listening – and he doesn’t want to give anyone his blueprint. So, last month, when asked […]

Coverage plan: Finding the best matchups for Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins in each game this season

Most of the Saints’ game-planning sessions have started with the same question for the better part of the last three years. Where is Marshon Lattimore lining up? The question is — or was — necessary. Until recently, Lattimore was far and away the best cornerback on the team, the lone player capable of covering anyone […]

The rundown: Ranking the Saints’ roster by elite, great, very good and good

A tweet recently spread asking people to rate players on various teams by tiers ranging from elite to good.  Considering the Saints have such a talented roster, going though this exercise is not easy. The natural inclination is to put a bunch of guys at the top, which would be justifiable, but I decided to […]

Podcast: Will Adam Trautman impact how the offense operates?

Adam Trautman is one of the more intriguing additions to the offense. The tight end will open up some aspects of the offense that were shelved last season, but much depends on how quickly he gets up to speed and how his abilities translate to the NFL after playing his college ball at Dayton. On […]

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