P.J. Williams agrees to return to Saints

The Saints have addressed one of their few remaining needs by agreeing to terms with cornerback P.J. Williams. Williams has provided quality depth at cornerback and been a solid contributor in the slot. He also has the ability to play safety, which gives him unique value to a team that has gotten a lot out […]

Takeaways from Sean Payton’s teleconference with the media

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Podcast: Discussing the futures of Drew Brees and Sheldon Rankins

The Saints are going to need Sheldon Rankins to show up ready and healthy to play to be at their best. Sheldon Rankins is going need to show up ready and healthy to play to make the most of his contract year. Nick and Kevin discuss what it will take for the defensive tackle to […]

Source: Sheldon Rankins should be ready for camp after preemptive Achilles surgery

Sheldon Rankins is looking to get right this season. The Saints defensive tackle never quite found his burst last season while working his way back from a ruptured Achilles. Then, when he started getting closer, Rankins’ other leg flared up and required an operation that essentially preempted what could have led to an Achilles rupture, […]

Evaluating every play since 2016 to learn about one of Sean Payton’s favorite passing concepts

Sean Payton opened the curtain and showed us a few pages of his playbook. The Saints coach, who has been quarantined inside his home after catching the coronavirus, got active on Twitter Sunday night, jumping into a thread that asked coaches to share their favorite passing concepts from empty backfield looks. In reply, Payton posted […]

Resetting the Saints’ depth chart and identifying areas for improvement

The Saints are going to enter the season as one of the more talented teams in the NFL. Take a look at the depth chart. There are some soft spots, but you’d have a hard time pointing out an actual area of weakness. If nothing else happens, this team as it currently stands, should be […]

Film study: How Malcolm Jenkins will make an already dangerous secondary even better

You can see it right away. Malcolm Jenkins is a different type of player. He isn’t just someone who plays in the box or covers the slot or drops deep. He does a little bit of everything and does it all well. The veteran safety is just as comfortable sitting in a zone, reading a […]

Saints have much more flexibility in post-free agency draft simulation

The Saints did a great job during free agency of addressing most of their needs. This should allow them, for the most part, to be pretty open about how they approach the draft and go about checking off the rest of their needs. They might still want to add a linebacker, cornerback and quarterback to […]

Breaking down the new contracts for Andrus Peat, Janoris Jenkins and Malcolm Jenkins

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Film study: Emmanuel Sanders gives Saints everything they didn’t have

The one route that stood out the most might have been the easiest to overlook. The play came during Week 1 against the Raiders and only gained four yards. Any study of any other player joining any other team and you might scroll right by it, looking for something spicier to present as an example […]

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