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How the Saints can get under the cap, refill the roster, and reload at quarterback if they choose that path

The last time an offseason was this critical, this important, Sean Payton and Drew Brees got lost driving around New Orleans. The two didn’t know the city then and were trying to find their way, as coach and quarterback, as leaders of an organization, and quite literally, through a new town. They figured it out […]

What did NFL scouting reports say about Taysom Hill in 2017? Here’s an inside look at what teams said about the QB

NewOrleans.Football acquired scouting reports on Hill from August 2017 via two league sources, which show what teams were thinking about the quarterback at the time.

How Michael Thomas’ absence impacted Drew Brees’ first reads, the separation on targets and how the Saints operated

Rank Michael Thomas wherever you want.   There is probably a proper place to slot him, but some people think catching one of every five passes for 35 yards is better than catching seven of every eight for 8 yards at a time. Doesn’t matter. We all agree that he sits somewhere in the single […]

Why don’t the Saints use their 2-minute offense in other situations? There are many reasons why

The Saints almost always find a way to get where they need to go, but faster isn’t always better.

How Drew Brees has become one of the NFL’s best ever in 2-minute situations

Drew Brees reminded everyone last week why he is one of the best ever in two-minute situations. The pressure isn’t pressure for Brees. He’s too cool, too calm, even when it comes down to attempting a pass with five seconds left. See, that isn’t easy. The key is making sure that one tick remains on […]

The Rundown: Inside Deonte Harris’ offseason process to improve his route running

PJ Quarrie thought Deonte Harris was bluffing. When the Saints wide receiver told Quarrie he wanted to start working on his game after the Super Bowl, the trainer thought he had maybe two or three weeks before Harris showed up. Tuesday morning, Harris was there, ready to get to work. There was no time to […]

Gauging how much influence the Saints had on LSU’s offense last season

The Saints produced what might have been the most impactful offense in football last season. Sean Payton’s playbook kept New Orleans among the top-three scoring offenses in the NFL despite being without Drew Brees for multiple games, and many of his passing concepts helped carry LSU to a National Title. All credit is due to […]

Film study: Comparing Erik McCoy and Cesar Ruiz’s final college seasons

The Saints drafted two of the best center prospects to enter the NFL over the last two seasons. When everything settles as it should, Cesar Ruiz will likely end up playing center, with Erik McCoy moving to right guard. Both men’s talents are best suited at these positions, especially McCoy, who can use his athleticism […]

What happens to Michael Thomas’ stats if you remove his top two routes? What about other top receivers?

Some football fans would have you believe that Michael Thomas only runs slant routes and nothing else. They’ve convinced themselves that this is true. These people have even created memes to spread the word across social media platforms like an army of truthers with an undying need to educate the world. This narrative isn’t real, […]

Explaining Andrus Peat’s value to the Saints and how he can maximize his talent

One of the first things the Saints do when evaluating a player or prospect is look at his big moments. If they’re considering a wide receiver, they’ll pull up all of his plays over 20 yards and go through those to establish a ceiling. This process allows them to project a best-case scenario for what […]

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