Breaking down every snap by the Saints offensive line from the first quarter of the season

The Saints offensive line came into the season with expectations of sustaining their status as a perennially elite unit led by their two All-Pro tackles in Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, with a budding star in center Erik McCoy leading a talented interior trio. The group was quickly dealt a significant amount of adversity beginning […]

Evaluating the Saints’ pass rush: Breaking down what has led to slow start and how it can improve

The defense’s success has helped disguise one of the more pressing and troubling issues facing the Saints during the second part of the season. Sure, everyone has mentioned the team’s lack of pass rush and how it needs to get better. Still, no one has really rung an alarm or created panic over the issue, […]

How the Saints can create cap space and make a deadline deal to address a position of need

The Saints can find a way. The team is tight against the salary cap, which could make trading for someone before the Nov. 2 deadline difficult, but there are many ways for the team to clear up the cap space to acquire a player at a position of need like wide receiver. How can they […]

How Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith will change the way Jameis Winston operates

Leaving white space is the current trend in web design, but not so much for passing charts. The best passing offenses are the ones that can fill up the page with attempts all over the field. Pull up Jameis Winston’s, and you’ll immediately see what’s missing from this offense. There is way too much white […]

How Demario Davis’ perfected approach to preparation has him playing his best football at 32

The Saints were looking for someone who could add a little punch when they signed Demario Davis four years ago. Davis was supposed to be the finishing touch for the defense. He gave the team exactly what it was looking to get out of the signing for a while. But like everything in football, things […]

Saints film room: How Marshon Lattimore shut down Terry McLaurin, one of the NFL’s best receivers

Marshon Lattimore looks like the guy the Saints paid for a few weeks ago. The cornerback got paid a salary that makes him one of the top-paid players at his position, and his play has reflected that status more often than not this season. On Sunday, Lattimore sent the point home and made an example […]

Saints still have work to do, but Sunday’s win revealed important elements for team’s identity

LANDOVER, Maryland – Alvin Kamara stood at the podium, blood filling up his white pant leg, but it wasn’t going to bother his mood. He smiled brightly, allowing the diamonds on the grill covering his teeth to sparkle in the lights. Why wouldn’t he be smiling? Almost everything that could go wrong for this team […]

The rundown: How the Saints should approach cornerback this week against Washington

Paulson Adebo can’t afford to have many bad days. The third-round pick has been solid more often than not serving as the No. 2 cornerback, but his rough outing against the Giants, during which he allowed 168 yards on seven receptions, can’t become the norm with Bradley Roby waiting in the wings. But it doesn’t […]

An inside look at Alvin Kamara’s changing role and how the Saints can get him going in the passing game

There was never any doubt that Alvin Kamara’s role was going to change this season. With Jameis Winston taking over for Drew Brees, the expectation was that checkdown passes would no longer be a primary option on offense, and Kamara would have a more dynamic role in the passing game. However it worked out, it […]

Saints film room: Breaking down missed opportunities and what went wrong against Giants

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