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Menardo75
01-07-2009, 03:09 PM
He really improved this year though I hope he can keep going on that.

Saints-Tigers
01-12-2009, 11:23 AM
Well, Amare Stoudemire has made a full recovery now, but to be honest, it never seemed to hinder Jason Kidd's open floor speed, that seemed more like age, and Stoudemire just lost teh power in his legs needed to attack the rack.

We'll see though, he's a tremendously hard worker, he'll do everything he can to return at full strength.

It's a shame how misused he has been since he's been here, even if you take out the running game, he has caught like 3 passes further than 15 yards down the field, or something like that. I love getting him and space and throwing him the ball, but he's an excellent downfield receiver out of the slot... use it.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
01-16-2009, 11:02 PM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/01/16/vilma-gets-busted-allegedly-resists-arrest/

Uh-oh.

wicket
01-17-2009, 04:35 AM
thats miami for you. Lets just hope (somebody else said it already) he will be cheaper to resign.

SaintsFanForLife
01-20-2009, 08:43 AM
yea I think that just helped our ability to keep him next year. People will think twice. Just hope it does not make our staff think twice.

diabsoule
02-05-2009, 08:02 PM
In Ward's FFO in the Fantasy thread I am the Saints GM.

Now, I am asking you guys this: I have something I am working on and would like to my fellow Saints fans thoughts.

I have been thinking about these deals:

Deal 1.
Trade pick #14 to Philly
Philly sends pick #21 and CB Lito Sheppard

or

Deal 2.
Trade #14 to Detroit
Detroit sends pick #20 and CB Leigh Bodden

or

Deal 3.
Trade #14 to Philly
Philly sends pick #21 and CB Lito Sheppard

Trade #21 to Detroit
Detroit sends pick #33 and CB Leigh Bodden

Which trade would you guys like best?

Saints-Tigers
02-10-2009, 12:27 PM
I really like deal 2 or 3, I think Lito is a big question mark with his injury issues, so getting just him would be a risk. I really like Bodden though.

diabsoule
02-10-2009, 01:25 PM
I pulled the trigger on deal #2.

I have also traded for DeWayne Robertson. I traded a conditional 2010 7th rounder for him so I felt it was a good deal.

diabsoule
02-14-2009, 02:12 AM
What do you guys think of me asking for a 1st and 3rd round pick from the Cardinals for Reggie Bush?

wicket
02-14-2009, 03:21 AM
What do you guys think of me asking for a 1st and 3rd round pick from the Cardinals for Reggie Bush?

the cardinals first might be to low imo, given where they pick

TitanHope
02-14-2009, 06:21 PM
Hey guys. I have a random question?

What's this symbol called?

http://www.usu.edu/football/images/NFL_logo_new_orleans_saints.jpg

It's on the tip of my tongue, and I've googled it but can't find the name.

DJC
02-14-2009, 06:29 PM
Hey guys. I have a random question?

What's this symbol called?

http://www.usu.edu/football/images/NFL_logo_new_orleans_saints.jpg

It's on the tip of my tongue, and I've googled it but can't find the name.

Fleur de lis

Probably going to be my first tattoo if I ever get one.

CJSchneider
02-14-2009, 08:16 PM
Yes, bring us all your team logo questions.

Flyboy
02-16-2009, 06:12 PM
Fleur de lis

Probably going to be my first tattoo if I ever get one.

That makes two of us.

saintsfan912
02-16-2009, 08:04 PM
I'll be getting my Fleur de lis in a few weeks. Already have the eye of the tiger on my arm.

SaintsFanForLife
02-17-2009, 07:44 AM
I have a Fleur de lis on my back. I love it.

NOLAFan
02-18-2009, 06:00 PM
So who do you guys think our targets in FA are gonna be,besides Vilma?

I know this is like a million to one shot but what are your thoughts about trading for Julius Peppers. I know it would never happen being that Carolina is not gonna want to trade a player like that to a division rival.

SaintsFanForLife
02-19-2009, 09:03 AM
So who do you guys think our targets in FA are gonna be,besides Vilma?

I know this is like a million to one shot but what are your thoughts about trading for Julius Peppers. I know it would never happen being that Carolina is not gonna want to trade a player like that to a division rival.

Vilma is the main one we are going for. After that im thinking Sharper or another SS or FS. About peppers there is no way that will go down we have way to much money invested in our DE's as is with Smith and Grant making allot of money. And we have some other of our own FA we need to lock up also.

NOLAFan
02-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Grant sucks. Idk why we gave him all that money to suck.
He was ok before we gave him a crapload of money but nows he sucks ass.

CJSchneider
02-19-2009, 04:38 PM
My enthusiasm with our DE's went down considerably this year.

Sveen
03-05-2009, 11:35 AM
Robert Meachem destined to be the biggest bust of the Sean Payton era? (http://blog.nola.com/jeffduncan/2009/03/welcome_to_the_thursday_editio.html)

Geo
03-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Do you think the Saints will put him on the trade block?

I don't think they will, he's still signed for three more years, but I'd be interested for the Colts. Those mental errors mentioned worry me, but he brings deep speed which they might be looking for. They don't have money to spend on a proven deep threat like Henderson, but Meachem for his base salaries only for three years might work. I would love to only give up a late 3rd round pick, but maybe it takes the Colts' late 2nd and I'd probably be okay with that.

Then again Lance Moore is currently only signed through '09, although if there is no new CBA by next offseason, he'll be a RFA next year. Like I said, I don't think Meachem gets traded.

SaintsFanForLife
03-05-2009, 12:09 PM
I dont think he will be traded but I would love to get a 2nd for him this year.

CJSchneider
03-05-2009, 12:23 PM
I think a Meachem trade would really depend on the out-come with Lance Moore.

Saints-Tigers
03-05-2009, 12:55 PM
I met Charles Grant in best buy on Veterans right before Christmas, his arm injury looked brutal. He said he won't be in any more Atlanta night clubs, his arm will be 100%, and he's gonna get 10+ sacks for me.

Great guy, he stopped and chatted for a long time and seemed appreciative of hardcore fans.

SaintsFanForLife
03-05-2009, 01:40 PM
I met Charles Grant in best buy on Veterans right before Christmas, his arm injury looked brutal. He said he won't be in any more Atlanta night clubs, his arm will be 100%, and he's gonna get 10+ sacks for me.

Great guy, he stopped and chatted for a long time and seemed appreciative of hardcore fans.

Thats cool . I would be happy if he just got 5 sacks

Sveen
03-23-2009, 01:18 PM
DANA POINT, Calif. — The NFL is still sorting through potential opponents to face the Buffalo Bills in Toronto this season.

A source at the league meetings says the list includes at least one team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that isn’t nearly as sexy as the one I had reported last week was a leading candidate — the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts clearly were one of the biggest-drawing cards on the Bills’ schedule because of their marquee quarterback, Peyton Manning, and consistent success. However, the NFL appears to be leaning more strongly in the direction of choosing an NFC team, such as the Buccaneers (who have yet to settle on a starting quarterback) or perhaps the New Orleans Saints, who have Pro Bowler Drew Brees under center. At least one other unknown team is believed to be on the short list.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/22/bucs-saints-in-mix-to-be-bills-opponent-in-toronto/

London last year, maybe Toronto this year? At least we don't give up a home game this time :)

diabsoule
04-10-2009, 03:08 PM
In the Final Forum Mock this is what I've done so far as the Saints GM:

1. Traded #14 for #27, #92 (3rd) & CB Marlin Jackson
2. Selected at #27 Safety Louis Delmas.
3. Traded #92 (3rd) for #141 (5th) and LB Omar Gaither.
4. Traded CB Jason David for #216 (7th) and #219 (7th)

So, we have added more depth at CB, added the top safety in the draft, and added a really good Will linebacker that was a stud in Philly. And we have four picks to work with.

wicket
04-10-2009, 03:15 PM
In the Final Forum Mock this is what I've done so far as the Saints GM:

1. Traded #14 for #27, #92 (3rd) & CB Marlin Jackson
2. Selected at #27 Safety Louis Delmas.
3. Traded #92 (3rd) for #141 (5th) and LB Omar Gaither.
4. Traded CB Jason David for #216 (7th) and #219 (7th)

So, we have added more depth at CB, added the top safety in the draft, and added a really good Will linebacker that was a stud in Philly. And we have four picks to work with.

I like what you have done thusfar. So we have two fourth round, a fifth and 3 7th round picks left. I'll look who is remaining to see if I have an opinion on who you should take in the fourth round picks.

diabsoule
04-12-2009, 02:09 AM
With the first fourth rounder I picked: James Davis, RB, Clemson.

I was hoping that either Rashad Jennings (RB), David Bruton (S), Chip Vaughn (S), or Antoine Caldwell (C) would fall but none did.

With the next fourth I'm looking at either OLB Tyrone McKenzie or DT Vance Walker. Let me know what you guys think.

diabsoule
04-12-2009, 03:21 AM
Well, with our two fourth rounds I chose James Davis, RB, Clemson and Tyrone McKenzie, LB, University of South Florida.

wicket
04-12-2009, 05:09 PM
what is the idea behind davis, he basicly is the same player as pierre thomas in my opinion. I like mckenzie though.

CJSchneider
04-12-2009, 07:10 PM
Yeah, you surprised me with that pick bro.

diabsoule
04-14-2009, 04:33 PM
The player I was hoping to land was Rashad Jennings but he was selected a few picks before mine. So, I went with Davis who I felt wasn't a bad complimentary prize.
I think Davis could be an effective third down back. On my board he was the best inside runner available which is why I went ahead and selected him. He's tough to take down and can usually pick up a few yards after contact. He just reminds me of a smaller Deuce.

CJSchneider
04-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Yeah, I wonder who took Jennings...hmmmm.

CJSchneider
04-14-2009, 08:01 PM
1 Sun. Sep. 13 vs. Lions 1:00 PM

2 Sun. Sep. 20 at Eagles 1:00 PM

3 Sun. Sep. 27 at Bills 4:05 PM

4 Sun. Oct. 04 vs. Jets 4:05 PM

5 Sun. Oct. 11 BYE

6 Sun. Oct. 18 vs. Giants 1:00 PM

7 Sun. Oct. 25 at Dolphins 4:15 PM

8 Mon. Nov. 02 vs. Falcons 8:30 PM

9 Sun. Nov. 08 vs. Panthers4:05 PM

10 Sun. Nov. 15 at Rams 1:00 PM

11 Sun. Nov. 22 at Buccaneers 1:00 PM

12 Mon. Nov. 30 vs. Patriots 8:30 PM

13 Sun. Dec. 06 at Redskins 1:00 PM

14 Sun. Dec. 13 at Falcons 1:00 PM

15 Sat. Dec. 19 vs. Cowboys8:20 PM

16 Sun. Dec. 27 vs. Buccaneers 1:00 PM

17 Sun. Jan. 03 at Panthers 1:00 PM

That's 11-5. what do yall think?

Sveen
04-16-2009, 04:00 AM
1 Sun. Sep. 13 vs. Lions 1:00 PM

2 Sun. Sep. 20 at Eagles 1:00 PM

3 Sun. Sep. 27 at Bills 4:05 PM

4 Sun. Oct. 04 vs. Jets 4:05 PM

5 Sun. Oct. 11 BYE

6 Sun. Oct. 18 vs. Giants 1:00 PM

7 Sun. Oct. 25 at Dolphins 4:15 PM

8 Mon. Nov. 02 vs. Falcons 8:30 PM

9 Sun. Nov. 08 vs. Panthers 4:05 PM

10 Sun. Nov. 15 at Rams 1:00 PM

11 Sun. Nov. 22 at Buccaneers 1:00 PM

12 Mon. Nov. 30 vs. Patriots 8:30 PM

13 Sun. Dec. 06 at Redskins 1:00 PM

14 Sun. Dec. 13 at Falcons 1:00 PM

15 Sat. Dec. 19 vs. Cowboys 8:20 PM

16 Sun. Dec. 27 vs. Buccaneers 1:00 PM

17 Sun. Jan. 03 at Panthers 1:00 PM

---

Just of the top of my head I'm thinking 10-6 right now.

wicket
04-16-2009, 10:54 AM
1 Sun. Sep. 13 vs. Lions 1:00 PM 1-0

2 Sun. Sep. 20 at Eagles 1:00 PM 1.5-0.5

3 Sun. Sep. 27 at Bills 4:05 PM 2.5-0.5

4 Sun. Oct. 04 vs. Jets 4:05 PM 3.5-0.5

5 Sun. Oct. 11 BYE

6 Sun. Oct. 18 vs. Giants 1:00 PM 3.5-1.5

7 Sun. Oct. 25 at Dolphins 4:15 PM 4-2

8 Mon. Nov. 02 vs. Falcons 8:30 PM 5-2

9 Sun. Nov. 08 vs. Panthers4:05 PM 6-2

10 Sun. Nov. 15 at Rams 1:00 PM 7-2

11 Sun. Nov. 22 at Buccaneers 1:00 PM 8-2

12 Mon. Nov. 30 vs. Patriots 8:30 PM 8.5-2.5

13 Sun. Dec. 06 at Redskins 1:00 PM 9-3

14 Sun. Dec. 13 at Falcons 1:00 PM 9-4

15 Sat. Dec. 19 vs. Cowboys8:20 PM 10-4

16 Sun. Dec. 27 vs. Buccaneers 1:00 PM 11-4

17 Sun. Jan. 03 at Panthers 1:00 PM 11-5

9 wins 4 coinflips and 3 losses= 11-5

wicket
04-26-2009, 03:31 AM
with leroy hill detagged(did you know teams could do that) do we have the cap room to go after him? Prolly not right?

CJSchneider
05-01-2009, 08:40 AM
I don't think we had the cap room anyhow. (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81015793&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true)

wicket
05-01-2009, 09:27 AM
i think we did but a deal was prolly worked out whilst untagging them

CJSchneider
05-01-2009, 12:18 PM
http://content.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/teamdetail.aspx?team=20&year=2008

Looking at that again, yeah, we probably would have made it.

NOLAFan
05-01-2009, 01:14 PM
Did one else notice how low Jammal Brown's salary is?

wicket
05-01-2009, 01:56 PM
Did one else notice how low Jammal Brown's salary is?

that. and how high jason davis's salary is.

NOLAFan
05-01-2009, 03:11 PM
that. and how high jason davis's salary is.

Yeah Jason David having a higher salary than Brown is some booty.

diabsoule
05-01-2009, 06:20 PM
Anyone else concerned about our depth at DT. We have Ellis, Clancy, Pressley, and umm..........?

There are some decent guys out there we could sign that would be nice rotational guys.

SaintsFanForLife
05-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Anyone else concerned about our depth at DT. We have Ellis, Clancy, Pressley, and umm..........?

There are some decent guys out there we could sign that would be nice rotational guys.

We have Coleman. But he was out last year. Your right I think we need a few more guys.

Saints-Tigers
05-02-2009, 01:00 AM
I think we could use a big gap plugging nose more than anything, I'd like Sedrick as a UT instead of being forced into being a NT because no one else can.

wicket
05-02-2009, 10:02 AM
Anyone else concerned about our depth at DT. We have Ellis, Clancy, Pressley, and umm..........?

There are some decent guys out there we could sign that would be nice rotational guys.

the correct answer is YES. I have a feeling we will be overplaying ellis quite a bit if we dont add anyone.

CJSchneider
05-02-2009, 05:09 PM
Well, we just released two in the last week. I would be willing to bet we have someone in mind we are about to sign or a plan to do something about it.

CJSchneider
05-04-2009, 12:19 PM
We forgot Remi Ayodele.

diabsoule
05-04-2009, 02:11 PM
We forgot Remi Ayodele.

Oh yeah.... Championship

Saints-Tigers
05-07-2009, 01:20 PM
Saints are discussing Edge.

I'd love to bring him in, I think his more vocal nature than Deuce would go a long way with helping our young gun RBs. He's a very fundamentally sound, smart, and technical player, I'd love Reggie and Pierre to learn from him.

SaintsFanForLife
05-07-2009, 01:36 PM
Saints are discussing Edge.

I'd love to bring him in, I think his more vocal nature than Deuce would go a long way with helping our young gun RBs. He's a very fundamentally sound, smart, and technical player, I'd love Reggie and Pierre to learn from him.

I like him but I dont want to bring him in just to cry all year because he is not getting the touches he thinks he should.

wicket
05-07-2009, 03:02 PM
I dont really like another ego on offense. We already have enough guys to keep happy. Besides that, outside of experience, I dont think he will bring much extra.

CJSchneider
05-07-2009, 05:46 PM
I totally understand those concerns (SFFL and wicket) and agree with it, but at this point in his career, I would think perhaps he would understand what his role was to be.

Saints-Tigers
05-07-2009, 10:40 PM
Yea, I think if Edge comes here, he knows the expectations...

Don Vito
05-08-2009, 09:37 AM
Saints | Young to change positions
Comment (0) (http://www.kffl.com/hotw/gnews.php?id=565269) http://www.kffl.com/images/icons/twitter.jpg (http://twitter.com/?status=Per KFFL.com: Saints | Young to change positions - http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=565269) http://www.kffl.com/images/icons/facebook.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=565269)Thu, 07 May 2009 13:38:48 -0700
Brian Allee-Walsh, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune (http://www.kffl.com/link/147), reports the New Orleans Saints (http://www.kffl.com/team/25/nfl) will move CB Usama Young (http://www.kffl.com/player/16672/nfl) from cornerback to free-safety. Young said he welcomes the change.

Per KFFL, sorry if it has been posted I didn't see it. So Malcolm Jenkins is playing corner for sure I guess, I wasn't sure if he was playing FS or corner but that answers my question.

CJSchneider
05-08-2009, 11:17 AM
I'm actually liking the looks of our defensive secondary.

diabsoule
05-08-2009, 11:21 AM
Per KFFL, sorry if it has been posted I didn't see it. So Malcolm Jenkins is playing corner for sure I guess, I wasn't sure if he was playing FS or corner but that answers my question.

I read that on another site a couple weeks ago. I think it's a good change for him and think his skill set suits FS more than CB. I'm just wondering how long we're going to take to develop him...

Going into this season, I think he's going to be one of the backups and a ST'er but next year will fight for a starting spot at FS. All of this is depending on how he progresses, though. If he reaches his potential, though, we could have our starting safeties being Usama Young at FS and Chip Vaughn at SS, which is really good.

I like the idea of Jenkins playing CB. Him and Tracy Porter will make a nice, young duo and Greer and Gay add great depth.

bored of education
05-08-2009, 01:11 PM
I like the idea of usama young moving to FS.

SaintsFanForLife
05-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I like Young at FS we need the Speed and cover skills back there.

diabsoule
05-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Really good articles on undrafted free agent running backs P.J. Hill and Herb Donaldson

http://blog.nola.com/saintsbeat/2009/05/undrafted_rb_hill_gladly_accep.html#more

http://blog.nola.com/saintsbeat/2009/05/new_orleans_saints_beat_teams.html#more

http://blog.nola.com/saintsbeat/2009/05/new_orleans_saints_highest_bid.html#more

CJSchneider
05-11-2009, 07:18 AM
I like Donaldson's chances more then Hill. Don't get me wrong, I think Hill is the better talent, I just don't think a guy who had DUI issues will do well in New Orleans. It's not fair to to him. Also the end of that 2nd link had some good news

NOTES: As of today, the Saints are $4,495,636 under the salary cap after terminating the contracts of veteran defensive linemen Brian Young and Hollis Thomas last week. Each was waived/failed physical.

That gives us some wiggle room if we want to go out and add some people.

CJSchneider
05-14-2009, 10:27 AM
http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2009/5/Saints%20Sign%20OT%20Michael%20Brown.aspx

Saints Sign OT Michael Brown

NewOrleansSaints.com
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:30 PM

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday the team has signed rookie free agent offensive tackle Michael Brown and waived wide receiver Chris Vaughn.

Brown started for two seasons at Mississippi State after transferring to Starkville from the University of Florida. In two years with the Bulldogs, the College Park, Ga. native started at left tackle in 18 of the 19 games he played. He was named honorable mention All-Southeastern Conference in 2007. The 6-5, 300-pound lineman participated in last weekend’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Vaughn had signed with the Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent earlier this month

CJSchneider
05-20-2009, 04:18 PM
http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2009/5/New%20Orleans%20Awarded%20Super%20Bowl%20XLVII.asp x

Super Bowl anyone?

diabsoule
05-21-2009, 09:00 PM
http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2009/5/New%20Orleans%20Awarded%20Super%20Bowl%20XLVII.asp x

Super Bowl anyone?

Love it. I'm going if I'm in town.

CJSchneider
05-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Now I really hope the Mayans are wrong!

SuperKevin
05-24-2009, 07:38 PM
Dan Morgan is coming out of retirement to play for the Saints this year. If he's healthy it could be a huge addition to the defense

CJSchneider
05-24-2009, 10:45 PM
Didn't he do that like 3 months ago?

SuperKevin
05-25-2009, 08:31 AM
Didn't he do that like 3 months ago?

Yeah but with him it's never real unless you see him on the field.

SaintsFanForLife
05-26-2009, 09:51 AM
Didn't he do that like 3 months ago?

Yea he did that a long time ago. He seems to be doing good and ready to move to the outside position where he will not be taking blockers head on. The Saints seem to be happy with there LB's. If he stays healthy he could do great.

Sveen
06-08-2009, 05:04 PM
According to Drew Rosenhaus LB Dan Morgan will retire again and this time it's final.

Saints-Tigers
06-09-2009, 07:10 AM
Seriously, the Panthers are paying him to do that **** to make us not sign LBs.

CJSchneider
06-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Well, the bright side is we are not loosing anything in regards to performance. It's not like he played last year.

SaintsFanForLife
06-10-2009, 08:35 AM
We need help at LB. Other than Vilma i dont see much at LB for us.

CJSchneider
06-10-2009, 01:38 PM
We need help at LB. Other than Vilma i dont see much at LB for us.

I agree. Hopefully the fact that our Defensive back field has improved greatly IMO, it helps take the pressure off the LB's. That may just be wishful thinking. At present I see DE and the LB corps the prime issue for next year's draft.

Saints-Tigers
06-11-2009, 07:02 AM
I will be disappointed in Charles Grant if he doesn't have a big year. He is VERY confident in it, after the chat I had with him in best buy !! :D

We know the man can flat out go when he's healthy.

SaintsFanForLife
06-11-2009, 02:25 PM
I will be disappointed in Charles Grant if he doesn't have a big year. He is VERY confident in it, after the chat I had with him in best buy !! :D

We know the man can flat out go when he's healthy.

I dont know that he can "flat out play" even healthy. I just have not seen to much out of him. I few good not great years then injury problems. The only reason i think he is still on the team is because the front office is trying to justify the big contract they gave him a few years ago. He has been crap since he got paid. Will Smith better not head in the same direction.

Saints-Tigers
06-11-2009, 10:35 PM
PacMan working out in New Orleans.

wicket
06-12-2009, 02:24 AM
PacMan working out in New Orleans.

why?????????????
we already have all the players @ corner we could use and great kick returning.

SaintsFanForLife
06-12-2009, 07:39 AM
PacMan working out in New Orleans.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Saints-Tigers
06-12-2009, 04:44 PM
I'm not whining, the whole team gets wrecked with injuries anyway, I'll take every player we can get, if he wants to be here knowing he has to compete to see ANY playing time, that might actually be a good thing.

CJSchneider
06-12-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm not whining, the whole team gets wrecked with injuries anyway, I'll take every player we can get, if he wants to be here knowing he has to compete to see ANY playing time, that might actually be a good thing.

I won't disagree with you on that, but he still is the type of character I don't get too excited about because of his off-field BS.

wicket
06-16-2009, 07:56 AM
center is getting thin. fletcher (udfa out of stanford) is diagnosed with a kidney severe condition and leckey underwent ankle surgery. I knew we shouldnt have drafted a punter.

wicket
06-16-2009, 08:16 AM
we got raped on the new madden 2010 ratings.
http://espn.go.com/videogames/features/madden/madden10?teamId=27

keep in mind that they pushed the ratings down a bit but still a few of them are pretty weird and inexplicable.
reggie bush 79
jahri evans 80 & basicly our entire OLine except brown, c'mon the rest of our OLine has a lower rating than detroit
fujita and shanle both at 68
porter 68
young 51


seriously I was reading those ratings and i was like WTF!!!!!!!!!!!

SaintsFanForLife
06-16-2009, 01:46 PM
we got raped on the new madden 2010 ratings.
http://espn.go.com/videogames/features/madden/madden10?teamId=27

keep in mind that they pushed the ratings down a bit but still a few of them are pretty weird and inexplicable.


seriously I was reading those ratings and i was like WTF!!!!!!!!!!!

That is crap im pissed now. Colston is faster than an 81. Whatever that sucks. The rainkings are way wrong. Shockey was like 85 speed now he is 75.. Really come on.

Saints-Tigers
06-20-2009, 03:56 AM
Well our entire O-line outside of Evans and Brown blew, imo >_>

wicket
06-20-2009, 08:58 AM
Well our entire O-line outside of Evans and Brown blew, imo >_>

not detroit bad

diabsoule
06-20-2009, 09:09 AM
I thought Carl Nicks beasted last year at LG.

Saints-Tigers
06-21-2009, 04:40 PM
I thought he showed a lot of promise, but has a long way to go. D

d34ng3l021
06-21-2009, 06:06 PM
I thought Carl Nicks beasted last year at LG.

I feel as if a tackle of his caliber (there were talks of him going 1st-2nd round before the off the field issues) would definitely excel at guard. I was pretty upset when the Saints took him.

Is he being groomed for OT?

wicket
06-22-2009, 03:25 AM
I feel as if a tackle of his caliber (there were talks of him going 1st-2nd round before the off the field issues) would definitely excel at guard. I was pretty upset when the Saints took him.

Is he being groomed for OT?

Dont think so, we have just extended stinchcomb long time and well with brown we are pretty much set on the blind site, I would have been fine with him playing RT but that seems unlikely given stinch's contract

SaintsFanForLife
06-22-2009, 08:30 AM
I thought Carl Nicks beasted last year at LG.

I agree im ready to see what he is going to do this year.

diabsoule
06-22-2009, 02:06 PM
I feel as if a tackle of his caliber (there were talks of him going 1st-2nd round before the off the field issues) would definitely excel at guard. I was pretty upset when the Saints took him.

Is he being groomed for OT?

I think he could play either LT or RT but I don't think we're planning on playing him at either one. Maybe at RT if Stinchcomb begins to decline but that may be a while, maybe.

SaintsFanForLife
06-23-2009, 10:04 AM
I think he could play either LT or RT but I don't think we're planning on playing him at either one. Maybe at RT if Stinchcomb begins to decline but that may be a while, maybe.

I like him at LG. He is a monster and is only going to get better.

DuckHunt
07-04-2009, 11:16 AM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/211829-new-orleans-saints-2009-preview

Things are going to be very good this year for the Saints. Thoughts on the preview? Do you agree with it?

wicket
07-04-2009, 11:35 AM
its a decent writeup but nothing special, but i agree with a 10-6 record as a decent estimation but im not sure if that would suffice to win the south.

Auron
07-04-2009, 11:36 AM
I agree with most of it, some of the key points for improving

- Need to improve consistency week in and week out, like it was said in the article we would ping-pong between wins, and losses and no one was sure which Saints team would show up on Sunday.

- Special teams breakdowns, and Defensive lapses late in games killed us. Have to close out games, and execute better in the 4th quarter when the game is on the line.

- Because of the Defensive miscues, and lack of a consistent running game Brees ended up passing the ball way too many times due to situations of us having to play catch up, even though he passed for over 5,000 yards there was the 17 interceptions. I think even though we are a strong passing team, if the Defense improves, and we can develop a better running game we can improve our record and we won't have to pass as much.

I think the key factor for the Saints this season is whether or not the Defense will be improved. They've made some changes, Greg Williams being brought in as Defensive coordinator, signing Greer, and Sharper, drafting Jenkins. Adding some depth at DE. Personally I think there will be some improvements... Will it be enough to make a substantial difference in the outcome of games? I'm not sure we'll have to wait and see.

CJSchneider
07-04-2009, 12:08 PM
I will agree that 10-6 may not be enough to win the NFC South this year. This season hinges on one thing imo, can our defense do enough to keep us from losing games as well as our offense does to help us to win them.

eaglesalltheway
07-06-2009, 06:51 PM
For those of you that haven't seen, there is another league starting up where you can make your own players, anything you want about them you can do! You can sign up and make a player in the thread in my sig.

There are a few coaching positions open as well, so if you are interested in making up a coach, you may do that as well. The league is located in the Fantasy section if you want to check it all out. PM me, scottyboy, or BeerBaron if you have any questions...

CJSchneider
07-06-2009, 06:59 PM
- Sprays Holy water at EATW -

Be gone Satan!

Just kidding. If anyone needs help just ask, I'm pretty involved in this.

eaglesalltheway
07-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Hey, I get along with Saints fans. Jahri Evans is a man-beast!!!

Woot Woot!!!

(Hoping this will get some guys to sign up...)

wicket
07-29-2009, 05:07 PM
mickey loomis thinks we will have both chip vaughn and thomas morstead signed before training camp, doesnt think we'll have jenkins signed (and basicly I dont care, he isnt gonna start anyway in his first year)

wicket
07-30-2009, 04:16 AM
mickey loomis was right, vaughn and morstead are signed

SaintsFanForLife
07-30-2009, 01:45 PM
4 year deals for both. I hope Vaughn becomes great. He can learn from Sharper.

Auron
08-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Love hearing the reports out of camp about the aggressiveness the Defense has shown thus far. Seems like Greg Williams has changed the attitude of the Defense, they are going hard and hitting the Offensive players every chance they get in the contact drills even in the First two days of camp, he's making them go after every single loose ball, and forcing them to swarm to the ball carrier.

Now hopefully this translates when it matters in the regular season but I'm optimistic they are developing the physical habits needed to be a more tough, and aggressive Defense that pressures Offenses into mistakes.

Here's an article about the Defense frustrating some of the Offensive players early in camp. Link (http://www.nfl.com/trainingcamp/story?id=09000d5d811996bf&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true)

METAIRIE, La. -- The shift in persona of the New Orleans Saints -- considered more finesse and fun than anything close to intimidating in the past -- took place early during team drills Saturday. Tailback Reggie Bush took a handoff and ran off right tackle. He was then stood up by defensive end Charles Grant and taken down with the help of middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

The rough stuff didn't stop there, as defenders continued to swarm, pop and, more than not, physically have their way with the offense. That defenders were allowed to tackle players, especially so early in camp, is a rarity with any team. That New Orleans' defenders did so with such routine gusto is a sign that things could be different for a playoff-caliber team that has failed to get to the postseason the past two years because of its defensive shortcomings.

In the afternoon practice, it got to the point where the offense was so fed up with the defense's over exuberance that two fights broke out on one play after a defender tackled a running back when the team was not in full gear.

New defensive coordinator Greg Williams built his reputation as an aggressive play schemer and play caller but players said his biggest impact, thus far, has been changing the unit's mental approach.

CJSchneider
08-03-2009, 01:09 PM
Good article. The only point that had me getting frustrated was the fact that Jenkins hasn't signed yet. I am excited about how our defensive secondary seems to have improved.

Auron
08-10-2009, 08:17 PM
I'm not really one to get too hyped over the off-season, but I feel really optimistic about this season. If everything comes together I see no reason why this can't be a 10,11 win team. I can't find any major weaknesses in their Off-season strategy given what they had to work with.. I would've liked for them to do a little more at the OLB spot, and add more depth at DT, but you can only do so much... and the Secondary additions should provide the upgrades we've missed the past few years in that area.

The Defense is the key and from every report I've seen Greg Williams is the man who can right the ship on that side of the ball. He's bringing an aggressive nature to the Defense; and it seems like the players are really buying into his approach. I'd like to see it on the field though.. interested especially in the snaps our 1st team Defense will take against the Bengals on Friday.

NOLAFan
08-31-2009, 06:41 PM
So i'm a little lost on the Grant and Smith situation. Are they suspended the first 4 games or not? And if that they are does that mean the 2 Williams are too?

wicket
08-31-2009, 06:46 PM
grant and smith are suspended for the first 4 games, the williamss not cuz they are still fighting it in court somewhere

diabsoule
08-31-2009, 08:38 PM
The Saints have released DT Rod Coleman, CB Greg Fassitt, and WR D'Juan Woods.

We need DT help in the worst way.

wicket
09-01-2009, 03:48 AM
well at least hargrove seems to be working out fine. that will give sed a playbuddy in the middle

wicket
09-01-2009, 07:25 AM
looks like we are one of the biggest favourites in week 1 play

2nd according to this
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/powerRankings?type=predictions

and biggest favourite according to the bookies, we are ranged between an 11.5 and 13 point favourite

SaintsFanForLife
09-01-2009, 10:57 AM
I just want to make it to week one with a healthy team. We have lost alot of players. Anyone know how long Young is out for? And are the going to put Chip on IR?

Auron
09-03-2009, 06:38 PM
I just want to make it to week one with a healthy team. We have lost alot of players. Anyone know how long Young is out for? And are the going to put Chip on IR?

Funny I was just thinking how a few weeks back I was really assured with the young talent at Safety, and now it seems like we're running thin on depth there.

I don't believe Usama Young's injury is too severe, a Shoulder sprain is what I heard... and it might be 2-3 weeks? I think we'll see Chip Vaughn shelved for the season on IR... to make room for either Prioleau, or Reis as Special team specialists; and Chip will be able to compete for a roster spot next season.

Auron
09-04-2009, 01:03 PM
Ok bad news, it looks like Billy Miller tore his achilles and will be out for the season.. this is a blow because it takes away one of Brees' reliable targets. Even though he was a back-up Miller was dependable, and Brees often looked for him when there were no other options.

Our depth at TE is paper thin with Campbell on IR... This is makes it absolutely crucial that Shockey stay healthy, and in tune with this team all season long.

CJSchneider
09-04-2009, 08:10 PM
I wouldn't call the depth paper thin, but the talent surely is.

Sveen
09-05-2009, 06:44 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see us claim a TE off waivers to take Millers place on the roster.

CJSchneider
09-06-2009, 11:10 AM
49ers just released Bear Pascoe, I'd love it if we picked him up.

AJHawk50
09-06-2009, 06:11 PM
I saw that you guys picked up Chase Daniel for the practice squad, or rumored to at least...that's cool.

Saints-Tigers
09-06-2009, 06:25 PM
We traded for David Thomas. I liked him a lot coming out of Texas, he looked like a decent receiver, and he's been a great blocker in NE.

diabsoule
09-06-2009, 06:27 PM
I saw that you guys picked up Chase Daniel for the practice squad, or rumored to at least...that's cool.

I think he's going to be the perfect student for Payton and Brees to tutor.

CJSchneider
09-07-2009, 02:43 PM
I'm glad the Redskins released him and we picked him up. I was really surprised he went undrafted personally.

diabsoule
09-07-2009, 02:46 PM
I'm glad the Redskins released him and we picked him up. I was really surprised he went undrafted personally.

So was I. He reminds me a lot of Brees when he was coming out. He has very correctable mistakes and I think that he can turn into the perfect heir to the throne in N.O.

SaintsFanForLife
09-08-2009, 09:08 AM
So was I. He reminds me a lot of Brees when he was coming out. He has very correctable mistakes and I think that he can turn into the perfect heir to the throne in N.O.

I agree I think with Brees and Peyton teaching him he could be great in 2-3 years. I just hope he is willing to learn and take a backup role for that long.

Saints 4 Lyfe
09-08-2009, 10:54 AM
how's Usama Young's injury?

Saints-Tigers
09-08-2009, 09:00 PM
Grant and Smith to play against Detroit!!

http://www.neworleans.com/sports/saints/207282-saints-des-grant-smith-to-play-vs-lions.html

Granted we should be able to beat them without those two, I REALLY want them there, because I want the defensive to set an attitude and tempo to begin the season. If they weren't, we might get into a shootout and we might fall into that trap again this year.

Lets get out to a fast start and dominate the rookie QB, and get the defenses aggression and confidence up.

d34ng3l021
09-08-2009, 09:04 PM
**** the Saints

CJSchneider
09-08-2009, 09:44 PM
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0szP2QHMiaI/SZ6B8HqTSBI/AAAAAAAAAMo/dwSyS_qs4Bo/Troll_spray.jpg

**** and GTFO

Saints 4 Lyfe
09-08-2009, 10:43 PM
**** the Saints

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/adotleezy/arigold.gif

Bosanac01
09-09-2009, 12:31 AM
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0szP2QHMiaI/SZ6B8HqTSBI/AAAAAAAAAMo/dwSyS_qs4Bo/Troll_spray.jpg

**** and GTFO

CJ, sorry buddy you fail man.

Flyboy
09-09-2009, 12:43 AM
**** the Saints

Matt Ryan wears Drew Brees' pajamas to bed.

d34ng3l021
09-09-2009, 01:00 AM
Matt Ryan wears Drew Brees' pajamas to bed.

29 other QBs wear Drew Brees' pajamas to bed. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning wear their own pajamas.

Bosanac01
09-09-2009, 01:45 AM
I'd wear Drew Brees' pajamas to bed. I'll sleep easier.

Saints-Tigers
09-09-2009, 06:35 AM
I'd wear Drew Brees to bed.

diabsoule
09-10-2009, 03:49 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/10051192/Source:-Saints%27-best-O-lineman-likely-out-5-games

Jammal Brown is out at least 5 games due to hip surgery.

SaintsFanForLife
09-11-2009, 10:21 AM
U. Young was full go in practice. Thats a great we need the depth.

Flyboy
09-12-2009, 12:51 AM
I'd wear Drew Brees to bed.

LMAO. F'n classic. As would I.

diabsoule
09-15-2009, 11:18 PM
Saints released TE Buck Ortega and re-signed WR/KR Courtney Roby

Saints-Tigers
09-18-2009, 07:54 PM
My sister helped deliver Jabari Greer's baby today :D She said she thought she was gonna have to pick Jabari up off the floor, haha.

Congrats!!

wicket
09-19-2009, 08:30 AM
congrats jabari

SuperMcGee
09-21-2009, 11:14 AM
Good to know that Jabari is still the man.

But Fred Jackson is gonna keep the ball out of Breesus' hands next week. He probably won't have more than 3 incompletions, but we're going shot for shot!

diabsoule
09-21-2009, 11:15 AM
Good to know that Jabari is still the man.

But Fred Jackson is gonna keep the ball out of Breesus' hands next week. He probably won't have more than 3 incompletions, but we're going shot for shot!

I'm looking forward to it.

Auron
09-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Yeah Jabari Greer has played absolutely wonderful up to now. :D Opening Week he allowed next to nothing to Calvin Johnson, and yesterday he was barely thrown at from what I saw... also has been a very solid tackler. He made a really nice open field tackle I believe on Westbrook...

he's going to have his work cut out for him next week going up against T.O, and Evans.

CJSchneider
09-26-2009, 07:41 PM
Bell and Moore are both out against Buffalo.

wicket
09-29-2009, 03:56 PM
Jammal Brown on IR, this is a serious disappointment to me, though he would be back for at least some of the season. better hope either bushrod or strief grow into the job

diabsoule
09-29-2009, 03:56 PM
Per ESPN: Saints LT Jammal Brown has been placed on IR, ending his season.

I guess the hip injury and subsequent surgery was worse than expected. Here's hoping Bushrod and Strief can keep up the good work.

SaintsFanForLife
09-30-2009, 12:23 PM
Per ESPN: Saints LT Jammal Brown has been placed on IR, ending his season.

I guess the hip injury and subsequent surgery was worse than expected. Here's hoping Bushrod and Strief can keep up the good work.

I liked the way Bushrod has been playing but Strief looked bad when he came in at LT. He is better at the right side. I just hope Bushrod can stay healthy.

Flyboy
09-30-2009, 01:38 PM
Bushrod hasn't really looked like a worldbeater at LT...

Auron
09-30-2009, 02:40 PM
Well no matter how we slice it this is a big time blow. Mostly all of us thought we'd have our Pro-Bowl Left Tackle back by Mid-season.. this means the injury issues with the hip, and sports hernia were a lot worse then previously thought, or he had a setback.

It's not the end of the world however.. we've won our first 3 games without Brown and I think we can continue to have success Offensively without him. Payton and co. will just have to continue to keep scheming around it to protect Bushrod, and Strief's weaknesses to a minimum. We probably won't be able to run as many long developing plays, and deeper drop backs..

Saints-Tigers
09-30-2009, 11:27 PM
That really blows. Hurts the running game as well.

Sad.

SaintsFanForLife
10-01-2009, 02:05 PM
We will see how we do against Rex Ryans 3-4 D. This will be the first big test that our line will face. Im wishing for the best. 19-0 baby.

wicket
10-06-2009, 09:43 AM
I thought lets illustrate a bit how good our 4-0 is and what progress this team has made by showing a few things.
Who would have thought that the saints would be:
- in the bottom half in pass attempts per game
- third in rushing attempts per game
- third in rushing yards per attempt
- third in rushing yards per attempt without the aid of many really long rushing plays (with all the teams above us having that)
- lead the league in interceptions and total turnovers
- lead the league in passed defended
- be top 10 in both rushing yards per attempt and passing yards per attempt

but imo most important of all:
Lead (well share) the league in turnover margin and guess what. Three of the five teams teams are undefeated and except perhaps the packers it are all teams that play as expected or better.
Also check the bottom of the same list and you see the teams that are way worse than everybody expected (tennessee, carolina, cleveland, pittsburgh etc)
last year we had -4 on the turnover margin list now we have +7. If we can keep creating turnovers and try and be even a bit more secure with the ball ourselves there is no reason for these saints not to be extremely succesfull

Auron
10-06-2009, 06:47 PM
I thought lets illustrate a bit how good our 4-0 is and what progress this team has made by showing a few things.
Who would have thought that the saints would be:
- in the bottom half in pass attempts per game
- third in rushing attempts per game
- third in rushing yards per attempt
- third in rushing yards per attempt without the aid of many really long rushing plays (with all the teams above us having that)
- lead the league in interceptions and total turnovers
- lead the league in passed defended
- be top 10 in both rushing yards per attempt and passing yards per attempt

but imo most important of all:
Lead (well share) the league in turnover margin and guess what. Three of the five teams teams are undefeated and except perhaps the packers it are all teams that play as expected or better.
Also check the bottom of the same list and you see the teams that are way worse than everybody expected (tennessee, carolina, cleveland, pittsburgh etc)
last year we had -4 on the turnover margin list now we have +7. If we can keep creating turnovers and try and be even a bit more secure with the ball ourselves there is no reason for these saints not to be extremely succesfull

What this shows me is that Sean Payton has turned the corner, and matured into the type of coach that understands exactly what his team needs to do to win football games. He's delegated the Defense to Greg Williams and is letting him do his thing on that side of the ball, he's made it a point of emphasis to establish a running game... to both manage the clock, and support Brees. He also has this team playing disciplined, tough football. We haven't been killing ourselves with the reckless penalties that I've seen the past 2 seasons, and the Saints have appeared to be the better coached team in most of their games thus far.

However I think we have to keep in mind it has only been 4 games, there is still much more football left to be played... and I still have a few concerns; a lot of which will be answered with this Giants game. One of the concerns is although our Defense has done outstanding thus far, of the Four games they've faced 2 Quarterbacks making their first NFL starts (Stafford, & Kolb), a QB making his 4th NFL start (Sanchez), and Trent Edwards who I believe is only in his 3rd year of starting himself.. So I'd like to see how they fare against some of the more experienced QBs in the league.. but I definitely feel much, much better about facing top level QBs now than in the past.

Another concern I have is even though our running game has looked much improved we still seem to struggle in the obvious running situations, the 3rd & Short, 4th & Inches... The Giants are a huge test, as they are such a coached, disciplined team... but also because they are so balanced and deep on both sides of the ball. They can beat you in a lot of ways... I'm really glad that game will be at Home.

CJSchneider
10-11-2009, 09:01 AM
-bye week -

Should be good to have the week off before we face N.Y.

Auron
10-12-2009, 07:11 PM
So thoughts on whether or not Reggie Bush can turn his performance around this season? I really thought he had turned the corner as a player last season before he got injured, at one point he was leading the league in Touchdowns. So far it seems like he's playing unsure, he's had some decent gains but overall the negative plays still haunt him, and the issues of ball security come up.

Personally I feel we should get him a little more involved in the passing game. I like on the opening series vs. the Jets.. Brees targeted him in the End Zone on a Corner route and the Safety just made it there in time to prevent a TD. I'd like to see some more Wheel routes, Circle routes, reverses, route combinations with him at WR.. designed for Bush... I think eventually he'll have a game were he explodes.. we just have to figure out the plays he's comfortable running and work off that.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Saints-Broncos Super Bowl.

Auron
10-12-2009, 09:05 PM
Saints-Broncos Super Bowl.
Oh man I certainly hope so, would be an exciting match-up for sure. Broncos haven't been there in a while, while the Saints have never made the big show... However I can't allow myself to get too over confident because of one quarter of the season.. I know there is still a lot of football left to be played. Although I believe the Saints will prove to be a legit team this season, there still is a worry and doubt in the back of my mind that we may fall off a bit.. (Haslett years have imprinted a seed of doubt in my mind that needs to be cleansed)

Either way congrats to your teams accomplishments, hopefully you guys can keep it up the rest of the season.

CJSchneider
10-12-2009, 09:12 PM
Saints-Broncos Super Bowl.

http://th05.deviantart.net/fs39/300W/f/2008/344/c/9/I_jizz_in_my_pants_by_HOLIMOUNT.jpg

d34ng3l021
10-12-2009, 11:21 PM
lawl @ saints in t3h sb.

Flyboy
10-13-2009, 12:44 AM
lawl @ saints in t3h sb.

LOL @ the Falcons.

Auron
10-19-2009, 06:15 PM
LOL this is someones Sig on another Saints forum.

http://i38.tinypic.com/abr1hf.gif

Flipping hilarious.

diabsoule
10-19-2009, 09:52 PM
Word on the street is that the Chiefs are open to trading LB Derrick Johnson and DT Glenn Dorsey. I'm wondering how many of you would be interested in trading for either one? If so, which one and what would you give up to get them?

Auron
10-19-2009, 10:55 PM
Word on the street is that the Chiefs are open to trading LB Derrick Johnson and DT Glenn Dorsey. I'm wondering how many of you would be interested in trading for either one? If so, which one and what would you give up to get them?
I personally don't think they'll make a move for either of them. It sounds like Loomis/Payton are really sold on this current 53 man roster, and they don't want to risk breaking up the chemistry.

I wouldn't mind going after either of them... with Fujita getting nicked up it brought a realization the depth at OLB is shaky.. and really Clancy even though is listed as good to go hasn't played I believe since Week 1 with injury, but it would cost us multiple Draft picks.. and I'm not real comfortable with giving up a lot of those especially since we finally have a full slate to work with.

diabsoule
10-21-2009, 01:52 AM
Check out my new sexy sig!

CJSchneider
10-21-2009, 05:39 AM
I'm not real comfortable with giving up a lot of those especially since we finally have a full slate to work with.

I feel the same, however if we did make a move for one, LB would be the bigger need so I would hope we went after Brooks.

Saints-Tigers
10-21-2009, 06:08 PM
So thoughts on whether or not Reggie Bush can turn his performance around this season? I really thought he had turned the corner as a player last season before he got injured, at one point he was leading the league in Touchdowns. So far it seems like he's playing unsure, he's had some decent gains but overall the negative plays still haunt him, and the issues of ball security come up.

Personally I feel we should get him a little more involved in the passing game. I like on the opening series vs. the Jets.. Brees targeted him in the End Zone on a Corner route and the Safety just made it there in time to prevent a TD. I'd like to see some more Wheel routes, Circle routes, reverses, route combinations with him at WR.. designed for Bush... I think eventually he'll have a game were he explodes.. we just have to figure out the plays he's comfortable running and work off that.

He needs to get more touches, plain and simple, big plays don't come when you get 5 touches a game, all in the first half.

The Saints are still protecting him a bit, which is normal, a player doesn't totally recover from microfracture surgery for about 2 years after surgery. They can play after 1 year, but at about two years, the explosion REALLY returns(See Stoudemire, Amare). You can notice that the further we get ahead in games, the less they use Reggie.

They aren't going to risk Bush late in games where we are scorching teams, when they know they can save him for the tight games, and post season.

I agree though, get him some more looks in the passing game, continue to run him from the jumbo package(he's probably at like 6 yards per carry in that) and for god's sake, block someone on his punt returns!(and make tackles when we kickoff too please...)

Anyway, I knew we wouldn't trade, and I really hate teams with the mentality that winning and starting out well prevents you from trying to improve the team even more, teams don't stay great by standing pat, when they can clearly improve.

Auron
10-21-2009, 08:43 PM
I've been thinking about this topic lately and I feel with the way our Offense has been clicking lately.. there really is no need to force feed Reggie. You're right about the point of monitoring the amount of touches he gets simply because the past few seasons it has looked like he's been worn down towards the end and ended up injured. So the more we keep him fresh the better.

I think it's clear he has his role and does what is needed of him in this system. Is he getting overpaid for what his production has been up to this point? Yeah, most likely but likewise I think it's a non issue for this team, and as long as they're winning.. they'll stick with the winning formula... I'm liking how Pierre, Reggie, and Bell rotate in and from there you tend to lean on the guy with the hot hand.

Flyboy
10-21-2009, 11:38 PM
Something that a lot of casual fans don't notice either is Reggie Bush has become DAMNED good at picking up the blitz and protecting Drew Brees on passing situations when he's asked to stay in and protect. I know I'm probably wrong but the last time I think I remember him missing an assignment was Week One last season against Tampa Bay which led to a Phillip Buchanon pick-six.

sweetness34
10-22-2009, 02:40 PM
The Saints need to lock up HFA for the playoffs. I think if they can do that, it's going to be extremely tough for any team to go into the Superdome and beat them. That and I don't think the Saints would do very well playing outdoors in January, especially if they are forced to go up north for a game.

Your team is ******* scary though if the defense can keep playing like it is. Sharper was a fantastic addition.

Btw, how do you guys like Pierre Thomas?

CJSchneider
10-22-2009, 02:57 PM
This should tell you how much
http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/344/c/9/I_jizz_in_my_pants_by_HOLIMOUNT.jpg

Auron
10-22-2009, 06:37 PM
The Saints need to lock up HFA for the playoffs. I think if they can do that, it's going to be extremely tough for any team to go into the Superdome and beat them. That and I don't think the Saints would do very well playing outdoors in January, especially if they are forced to go up north for a game.

Your team is ******* scary though if the defense can keep playing like it is. Sharper was a fantastic addition.

Btw, how do you guys like Pierre Thomas?

We shall see I still have some questions about this team... I love how we've been playing lately and I think they have proven these are NOT the same ole Saints from years past.. but there are 11 games to go. Interesting point; the Saints have not trailed in a game all season yet. Every game they've got out to an early lead and have managed to maintain it... I know it's unrealistic to expect that keep up the whole year. I want to see how this team responds if they get down at any point... Also they haven't played a Division game they will face Atlanta, and Carolina after this week so those games will tell a lot about this team IMO.

Pierre Thomas is great, he's a tough runner, who's good at finding the holes... he's hard to bring down but he's not really a pounding bruiser... he won't move the pile at the goal line. One thing that concerns me is he always seems to be banged up... even now when he's playing he's always limited in practices with a hamstring. So not a huge deal but something to keep an eye on.

diabsoule
10-22-2009, 06:44 PM
The Saints need to lock up HFA for the playoffs. I think if they can do that, it's going to be extremely tough for any team to go into the Superdome and beat them. That and I don't think the Saints would do very well playing outdoors in January, especially if they are forced to go up north for a game.

Your team is ******* scary though if the defense can keep playing like it is. Sharper was a fantastic addition.

Btw, how do you guys like Pierre Thomas?

I have a man crush on PT. He's a great teammate, plays hard, runs tough between the tackles, can catch out of the backfield. Dude is a beast.

sweetness34
10-23-2009, 11:17 AM
A lot of Illinois fans felt that he was wasted talent under an inept coach, a horrible QB, and virtually no offensive line. Looks like they may be right.

CJSchneider
10-23-2009, 12:23 PM
I like Pierre because of how he compliments Bush. He isn't afraid to go slamming through the 2 hole on a dive play, where as Reggie would prefer to bounce it to the outside.

Saints-Tigers
10-23-2009, 06:59 PM
I like Pierre Thomas because he is quite good at the game of football.

diabsoule
10-23-2009, 07:00 PM
I like Pierre Thomas because he's my boo.

wicket
10-23-2009, 07:22 PM
I like pierre cuz he is a good football player, but seriously, I love tough runners that have enough speed to take it to the house

CJSchneider
10-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Evans is out for the season. We signed Kyle Eckel to a contract today.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4605848

diabsoule
10-29-2009, 02:47 PM
Evans is out for the season. We signed Kyle Eckel to a contract today.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4605848

I was just about to post this.

SaintsFanForLife
10-29-2009, 03:02 PM
This is a blow. Evens was doing great at blocking and catching the ball.

wicket
10-29-2009, 05:35 PM
yeah i dont like this at all

Auron
10-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Heath Evans loss is a HUGE blow... he really was a big part in our improved running game this season. A very intelligent lead blocker, and he also came up big in the passing game many times this season. He was such a reliable check down target for Drew.. and he had the ability the generate yards after the catch from the Fullback spot which is rare.

Kyle Eckel replaces him, he can be a stop gap but eh it's going to take him sometime to get accustomed into this Offense.

Figures that when I saw both Heath Evans, and Sedrick Ellis' injuries on TV.. I thought Ellis' would be the more serious of the two... and Evans was going to be a minor one... and it ends up being the reverse situation and it looks like Ellis may be able to return during the season.

Falcon<3
10-30-2009, 09:15 AM
Heath Evans loss is a HUGE blow... he really was a big part in our improved running game this season. A very intelligent lead blocker, and he also came up big in the passing game many times this season. He was such a reliable check down target for Drew.. and he had the ability the generate yards after the catch from the Fullback spot which is rare.

Kyle Eckel replaces him, he can be a stop gap but eh it's going to take him sometime to get accustomed into this Offense.

Figures that when I saw both Heath Evans, and Sedrick Ellis' injuries on TV.. I thought Ellis' would be the more serious of the two... and Evans was going to be a minor one... and it ends up being the reverse situation and it looks like Ellis may be able to return during the season.

I didn't know Ellis was out, both of those are big losses for the Saints. I'm sorry to hear that and I hope both have a speedy recovery and come back 100%.

Auron
11-04-2009, 10:18 PM
Well 7-0 and the Saints have matched their best start in franchise history. While I am definitely proud of what this team has accomplished up to this point, I don't think for a second that this team is invincible.. Actually for the past 2 weeks they've shown some weaknesses that can hurt us down the road if not corrected.

We've been having issues stopping the run lately... it first started to show in the Miami game, but it really stood out when Turner had his big time game on Monday Night. A lot of guys were taking really poor angles. (Sharper was one which surprised me) and also I thought the Tackling efforts could've been much improved.. even when it appeared we would have Turner stopped for a short gain he would keep grinding and slipping tackles to get extra yards against us. I thought overall our Defense probably underestimated Turner's speed, and crashed hard inside... and he was able to bounce a lot of his runs outside and take advantage of the poor angles from the 2nd, and 3rd lines of Defense. Obviously we are missing guys like Ellis, and Fujita who are some of our best run Defenders... but even without those guys taking poor angles, and bad fundamental tackling technique is something that needs to be corrected.

Another concern is lately we haven't been taking very good care of the Football on Offense. 8 Turnovers in the past 2 games.. Thankfully we were able to overcome those, but if you keep Turning the ball over like that in this league it's going to come back to bite you.

These are not good issues to have going into a short week facing a team like Carolina.. who are a tough Divisional opponent who have an excellent running game, and take advantage of Turnover opportunities. I have some intriguing thoughts on the Carolina game, and I am looking forward to it... but the issues above need to be addressed if the Saints are to continue being undefeated.

diabsoule
11-15-2009, 09:00 PM
Per Adam Schefter twitter - Multiple reports say Saints CB Tracy Porter has a torn ACL. A Saints official said he was uncertain -- more tests

Flyboy
11-15-2009, 10:51 PM
Huge f'n blow.

wicket
11-16-2009, 03:03 AM
this is terrible news, something we def. couldnt use

Saints-Tigers
11-16-2009, 03:05 AM
Time for Jenkins to step up.

Auron
11-16-2009, 05:13 AM
When I saw the injury and Porter's reaction afterwards I had a feeling it was season ending just the way he held his head down riding out on the cart.

With him gone that significantly weakens the Secondary, I agree Jenkins needs to get more time... but he is definitely not ready to be a full time starter just yet.. The times he's in the game his coverage looks shaky at best... I guess that means Randall *** will start.. and he had a really poor performance in St.Louis.

CJSchneider
11-16-2009, 07:14 AM
Time for Jenkins to step up.

I agree, we didn't make him a first round pick for nothing. Time for him to put on his big boy pants and play ball.

saintsfan912
11-16-2009, 07:47 AM
Looks like Reggie finally put on those big boy pants. He had a hell of a game, maybe it was his breakout performance that we all hoped he was capable of. I know the Rams defense isn't amazing but they aren't the worst either. Idk, he just seems to be playing with passion now, big change in my eyes.

Auron
11-16-2009, 05:26 PM
I'm reading and hearing now that Porter did not Tear his ACL but has a severe MCL Sprain... might be out up to 6 weeks, but there is a chance he will be back this season.

Flyboy
11-16-2009, 07:21 PM
I'm reading and hearing now that Porter did not Tear his ACL but has a severe MCL Sprain... might be out up to 6 weeks, but there is a chance he will be back this season.

Yep, premature reports. This is great news and hopefully Porter will be back for the playoffs.

NOLAFan
11-16-2009, 08:28 PM
Does any other Saints fan want the Saints to lose, because i have this weird theory that we need to lose. I think the loss would bring us back down to earth, and get the thoughts of " we be awesome" out of the players minds. Yeah i know some of you are like " this dude is whacked out his gourd" well that may be true but i think i loss could help us. Brees is becoming cocky in the passing, imo, and that is leading to mass TOs. Crap like that continues and we won't be going no where in the playoffs.

Yeah i get we are winning and we are finding ways to beat the odds and all that but we need that down to earth moment. Honestly i would prefer they lose to the Bucs because i have this gut feeling that if we go into the New England game playing like we played against the past 3 teams, they are gonna chew our asses off, and maybe blow us away.

I know it doesn't seem like i have much hope in the Saints right now, but thats not the case. I just think the team is letting the winning get to their heads and not really focusing.

Auron
11-16-2009, 08:50 PM
Does any other Saints fan want the Saints to lose, because i have this weird theory that we need to lose. I think the loss would bring us back down to earth, and get the thoughts of " we be awesome" out of the players minds. Yeah i know some of you are like " this dude is whacked out his gourd" well that may be true but i think i loss could help us. Brees is becoming cocky in the passing, imo, and that is leading to mass TOs. Crap like that continues and we won't be going no where in the playoffs.

Yeah i get we are winning and we are finding ways to beat the odds and all that but we need that down to earth moment. Honestly i would prefer they lose to the Bucs because i have this gut feeling that if we go into the New England game playing like we played against the past 3 teams, they are gonna chew our asses off, and maybe blow us away.

I know it doesn't seem like i have much hope in the Saints right now, but thats not the case. I just think the team is letting the winning get to their heads and not really focusing.

Well if we keep Turning the ball over 3+ times per game we will eventually lose no doubt about that. I do think you're partially off base though... I don't think most of Brees recent interceptions have been the result of cockiness I mean the first one was a hot read throw to Shockey off a blitz and the ball took an unfortunate tip up in the air... Brees made the right read, the Linebacker just made a good play by disrupting the timing of the play. The 2nd one I can't really comment on because I'm not sure what happened there... it could have been mis-communication, the ball might have sailed out of Brees' hands awkwardly causing it to go higher then anticipated.

I certainly don't think Brees is going into these games going "I'm going to stick every throw in there I don't care what the coverage is." He's not looking like Cutler as of late for sure.. and in the NFL there's going to be Interceptions there's no way around it... even Manning, and Brady throw 'em.. they had some last night. Sometimes Defenders make good plays as they are paid to do. Take in the Atlanta game for instance Brees puts the ball almost exactly where he wants to dropping it in S/CB zone along the sideline and Brent Grimes leaps out of the building to make a play of the season type Interception... nothing much Brees could've done about that. You can't play scared in this league.. and be gunshy... but you definitely have to take care of the ball and be smart about your shots. (and I believe 95% of the time Brees does that)

In the End I do think we'll lose a game or two this season... it's bound to happen. Either the New England, Dallas, or Road Atlanta game... those are all flashing up on the Radar as danger games. I think it's unlikely we run the table with those 3 games.... if we play our best football maybe. I just want to get our Defense starters healthy, clean up some of the mistakes, and get into the playoffs on a hot streak.

I think those are the Key points, if we can get on a roll late in the season.. and finish strong I'm liking the Saints chances.. especially if they can get Porter back for the playoffs.

CJSchneider
11-17-2009, 09:30 AM
I understand what you are saying NOLAfan. I personally don't think you HAVE to lose to get brought back to reality, it is usually what happens though. That act of getting abck to playing better then we have been as of late needs to obviously happen before the play-offs. I think the fact that the team composition is what it is will help to keep us level headed during that play-off run however.

wicket
11-17-2009, 02:03 PM
Good News

Porters injury is not an ACL, he sprained his MCL but should be back before the end of the regular season. Best indication is six weeks that would get him ready for the playoffs is the saints get there.

http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2009/11/new_orleans_saints_receive_goo.html

Great news imo, Id love to start the playoffs with our secondary back in full capacity.

Splat
11-17-2009, 09:45 PM
Saints sign Chris McAlister (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/17/saints-sign-chris-mcalister/)

To create a spot for McAlister, the Saints cut rookie quarterback Chase Daniel.

Ravens1991
11-17-2009, 09:52 PM
hopefully this guy got control of his alcohol issue, I no the reason him and Ravens grew apart was his attitude and apparently he called Harbuagh a cracker to his face. Anyway I am rooting for the saints in the NFC so I wish him the best.

Auron
11-17-2009, 09:55 PM
Saints signed veteran Free Agent CB Chris McAlister. Link (http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=611285)

Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports the New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent CB Chris McAlister (Ravens). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This tells me the Coaching staff was not comfortable with the CB situation with Tracy Porter being out. We'll see how much McAlister has left in the tank, hopefully he has been keeping himself in good shape... I think it might take him a few games before he's back to game speed, but he's a veteran guy who knows how to play the position, so if he has retained even half of his ability from years prior I believe he should make a positive impact.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
11-17-2009, 10:23 PM
I don't care for the Saints but C-mac is one of my favorite Ravens ever. I was pissed how we did him regardless of the situation. Even with an alcohol problem he was still better than any corner we had. He had one bad game against the colts the year he got cut but had 3 in in 4 games before that. I am happy he finally got a team.

Auron
11-17-2009, 10:30 PM
If he can get re-adjusted back to NFL game speed, and is in playing shape I'm all for this move. Obviously with the injury to Tracy Porter... we're left thin at Corner... and Randall G(a)y did not have a inspiring performance vs. the Rams.

It's possible G(a)y will still start, and we'll slowly work in McAlister in the Nickel, Dime packages... as he gets up to speed. It will be interesting to see if Greg Williams switches to more Zone coverage now... he was very aggressive with his pressure fronts because Greer/Porter were playing so well by themselves... now Greer is banged up, and Porter is out for a while..

Splat
11-17-2009, 10:35 PM
I like the move I would have thought he would of had a team sooner I mean Ty Law being picked up before C-Mac is crazy.

Auron
11-17-2009, 10:38 PM
I like the move I would have thought he would of had a team sooner I mean Ty Law being picked up before C-Mac is crazy.

Well we took a chance on Sharper when most people thought he had nothing left in the tank, and he's proving he still has some left. So hopefully C-Mac can make the most in Greg Williams' system... I believe we'll put him in a position to succeed it's just a matter of how fast he can get back up to speed and be "Game ready".

diabsoule
11-17-2009, 11:52 PM
I really love this signing. I thought he would have been signed during FA this year but was wrong. I wonder what this says about Malcom Jenkins, though...

Flyboy
11-18-2009, 12:15 AM
I don't think you can read that much into Jenkins about the signing to be honest with you. If anything, this will give us a pretty damn good set of CBs in the playoffs if everyone is healthy. Greer/Porter/McAlister/Jenkins/***.

SaintsFanForLife
11-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Saints signed veteran Free Agent CB Chris McAlister. Link (http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=611285)



This tells me the Coaching staff was not comfortable with the CB situation with Tracy Porter being out. We'll see how much McAlister has left in the tank, hopefully he has been keeping himself in good shape... I think it might take him a few games before he's back to game speed, but he's a veteran guy who knows how to play the position, so if he has retained even half of his ability from years prior I believe he should make a positive impact.

Even with adding him im still not to happy with the CB situation. Porter was out speed guy. Such a crapy way to get hurt. Hope he is back very soon.

diabsoule
11-18-2009, 02:13 PM
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/11/17/saints-add-mcalister-with-porter-out-4-6-weeks/

Darren Sharper is likely to play with Sed Ellis being possible and Jabari Greer is out.

NOLAFan
11-18-2009, 05:18 PM
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/11/17/saints-add-mcalister-with-porter-out-4-6-weeks/

Darren Sharper is likely to play with Sed Ellis being possible and Jabari Greer is out.

Sharper is a must and getting Ellis back would be amazing.

What exactly is wrong with Greer? I don't remember what happened to him.

Auron
11-18-2009, 06:16 PM
Sharper is a must and getting Ellis back would be amazing.

What exactly is wrong with Greer? I don't remember what happened to him.

Stained groin chasing down an incomplete deep ball in the Carolina game... It must be a little more tweaked than most thought I was almost sure he'd be back for this Tampa game.

Flyboy
11-22-2009, 03:43 PM
Does anyone know how close we are to locking up the division?

wicket
11-22-2009, 04:18 PM
Does anyone know how close we are to locking up the division?

a win against the falcons in two weeks(regardless of what happens next week) or a win next week combined with a falcons loss will do

diabsoule
11-23-2009, 01:43 PM
Per Adam Schefter, the Saints are planning to re-sign veteran CB Mike McKenzie.

Auron
11-23-2009, 04:50 PM
I believe Saints win + Falcons loss would clinch the Division.

heard about the McKenzie signing... good to see a veteran guy who spent all those years with us back... but is he healthy, in shape enough to contribute? Just like with McAlister hopefully he can get up to speed quick enough.

SaintsFanForLife
11-25-2009, 10:53 AM
Does anyone know how close we are to locking up the division?

Saints win ATL loss or tie. Or ATL loss and Saints Tie.

NOLAFan
11-29-2009, 09:10 PM
What are the playoff standings if the Saints lose tomorrow? Do you still have the top spot or does that go to the Vikes?

diabsoule
12-01-2009, 12:54 PM
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/kuzbu/AreYouNotEntertained.jpg

NOLAFan
12-01-2009, 02:15 PM
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m57/kuzbu/AreYouNotEntertained.jpg

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!?!?
Very nice pic man

Auron
12-01-2009, 05:41 PM
Where's the Bucs helmet in that pic?

wicket
12-01-2009, 06:44 PM
What are the playoff standings if the Saints lose tomorrow? Do you still have the top spot or does that go to the Vikes?

since the vikings lost ooc and the saints do not play ooc anymore the tiebreaker would always be in favour of the vikings. So given the fact that the saints could really use the homefield advantage they have to keep playing

mancl
12-05-2009, 07:42 PM
I am a Packer fan looking for input. Getting a starting LT is the #1 priority in the off season. The Saints are fortunate in they have a capable starter there now and Jammal Brown. The smart money is there won't be a cap this off season meaning Brown will be a RFA. Would the Saints be willing to trade Brown or the other guy? What do you think they'd want in return?

I am assuming Brown should be healthy- is that a safe assumption?

Thanks

Auron
12-05-2009, 09:00 PM
Well I read somewhere (I think from Jeff Duncan) that the hip surgery has helped, and that he's feeling good and ready to return next year. I would be slightly cautious because even before this Hip issue, Jammal is someone with some injury concerns I believe he has a chronic condition with his Knees which is just something he has to deal with...

If he's healthy though he'll still be a very solid Tackle.... the Saints might be willing to deal him simply because he'll command a decent salary and they might choose to invest that money in other positions because guys like Jermon Bushrod, and Zach Strief have done a nice job of filling in. Brown is still the better player IMO... but the drop-off isn't significant.

Wherever Brown ends up I think he'll be a very solid player for someone, he will have some mental lapses and have a few False Start penalties every now and then... but he'll hold up in Pass Protection 1-on-1 with most guys.. his only problem comes with the elite speed rushers... if someone has a blazing rush off the edge Jammal will struggle to steer them clear and he'll need some help.. otherwise he'll tend to Hold.

Saints-Tigers
12-07-2009, 12:06 AM
I'd love to keep him, I imagine our running game and pass protection would be even more potent this year with him in the lineup.

On a semi related note, anyone else think Carl Nicks would be an excellent right tackle? He has great feet and athleticism for the position, and I think we could find a stud guard late in the draft then have a dominant right tackle....

I know the coaching staff likes Stinchcomb, but thoughts?

wicket
12-07-2009, 02:45 AM
I'd love to keep him, I imagine our running game and pass protection would be even more potent this year with him in the lineup.

On a semi related note, anyone else think Carl Nicks would be an excellent right tackle? He has great feet and athleticism for the position, and I think we could find a stud guard late in the draft then have a dominant right tackle....

I know the coaching staff likes Stinchcomb, but thoughts?

With a big % of the saints running game coming between the tackles the difference in value between a guard and a RT is limited. Yeah he could make the switch, pretty well probably but I still wouldnt do it

Saints-Tigers
12-07-2009, 12:56 PM
True enough, but our outside running has been totally lackluster.

My point was, it's a lot easier to find good guards than good tackles, and if we can find another good guard, we should jump on it and make the move, IMO.

diabsoule
12-08-2009, 09:34 PM
The Saints have signed CB Marcus McCauley, waived CB Chris McAlister, and placed LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar on IR, ending his season.

Auron
12-08-2009, 10:11 PM
The Saints have signed CB Marcus McCauley, waived CB Chris McAlister, and placed LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar on IR, ending his season.

Hmm sort of strange decision to release McAlister at this point, yes he had a poor game, and didn't look all that great in coverage (no one in the secondary really did) but he did bring veteran experience, and made the key fumble force/recovery in Overtime.

Maybe there was some kind of Off the field, personal issue involved? Otherwise seems like a odd decision.

Bosanac01
12-08-2009, 10:40 PM
So what are the chances a great team like the falcons beat a poor team like the saints?

Like... one out of a thousand??

Auron
12-09-2009, 05:00 AM
So what are the chances a great team like the falcons beat a poor team like the saints?

Like... one out of a thousand??

Actually I wouldn't sell yourselves short, it's a Division rivalry game.. and you guys are at Home, and I believe you're Home record under Smith is fantastic.

obviously if Turner, and Ryan can't go that makes it much more difficult, but we have Defensive Injuries right now that can be exploited... so all it takes really is a bad day from our Offense.

it's going to take a full 60 minute effort though, this team doesn't give up.. the Redskins outplayed them for 58 minutes.. but left one chance on the table and the Saints snatched it.

CJSchneider
12-09-2009, 05:46 AM
I can't believe I'm paying this much attention to see if Matt Ryan will be starting or not.

SaintsFanForLife
12-09-2009, 08:19 AM
So with Dunbar on IR is Evans going to start again? Or is Fujita going to be back from his knee infection?

Auron
12-09-2009, 05:21 PM
So with Dunbar on IR is Evans going to start again? Or is Fujita going to be back from his knee infection?

I'm guessing Evans starts vs. Atlanta, because it sounds like Fujita might be out for atleast another week, or two.. the infection sounded pretty serious.. they might making signing within this week to add another back-up.

Bosanac01
12-10-2009, 03:29 PM
Matt Ryan is playing. Chris Houston will be out.

Sveen
12-12-2009, 05:33 AM
I'm going to New Orleans for New Years (very excited!). Since you guys are the only ones I know that lives in the area I'm asking you for some tips of what to do (and not to do). Obviously we're going to a Saint game (against Tampa Bay), but other than that we have no plans set in stone yet.

All responses are appreciated :)

CJSchneider
12-12-2009, 08:49 AM
Do not wear nice shoes on Bourbon St.
If you are going to go drinking at Pat O'Briens, take a designated driver: you'll need it.
Ride the St. Charles street car
Visit the National World War II Museum

diabsoule
12-12-2009, 04:36 PM
I'll help ya out since I love The City (what locals call New Orleans).

Like CJ said, do not wear nice shoes to Bourbon. Your going to be walking in a liquid that is a combination of water, beer, various mixed drinks, urine, semen, and possibly feces.

If you are trying to find The Quarter, just walk towards the smell. It smells like a salty trash heap, however, your nose will get accustomed to it once you get to Decatur/S. Peters/Bourbon.

Some things to do when you get there are:

1. Eat at Cafe DuMonde. - There may be a wait and the service isn't always terrific but the atmosphere and the doughy, hollow beignets with powdered sugar sprinkled on them are absolutely heavenly.

2. If possible, grab a muffaletta from Central Grocery. They are absolutely terrific.

3. Go to Pat O'Brian's and drink a hurricane in the piano bar. A lot of people would rather sit in the courtyard or grab a drink to go, but the piano bar is where it's at. Plus, you can sell back the glass your hurricane came in and not spend as much as getting a to-go cup.

4. Don't waste your time visiting the Aquarium of the America's or the Audubon Zoo. You're there to soak up what the city has to offer, you can look at fish and animals another time.

5. Some of the places I like to go and grab a pint are Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, Ryan's Irish Pub, and The Olde Absinthe House.
[NOTE: All of the places listed above are relaxed, casual places. If you want to grind on someone and shout to be heard then I can tell you other places to go.

5a. Jean Lafitte's is just right outside The Quarter but well worth it. It's the oldest bar in America, it's haunted, and it's got a great vibe.

5b. Ryan's Irish Pub is located on Decatur, a few buildings down from the House of Blues. It's got a great little vibe and there are tv's all over to watch games.

5c. The Old Absinthe House is located directly on Bourbon. They serve absinthe there now that its been legalized in the States. They have old school NFL helmets and sports memorabilia decorating the ceiling and walls.

As CJ said, if you love history or WWII then visit the WWII museum. It's great, most of the guys are WWII vets and the exhibits are top notch. I can't recommend that enough.

I think street car rides are overrated but if you want to go then do it. Their old school New Orleans but there's so much more things to do in N'Awlins than ride a ******* street car.

There are so many great places to eat down in New Orleans that you won't be able to go to them all. Some places I'd recommend, though, are as follows:

Deanie's in Bucktown. There's a location in The Quarter as well. Try the barbecued shrimp. Quite possibly the best seafood in New Orleans.
Mother's Restaurant - Get the Ferdie special po-boy. It's amazing.

Tips for the French Quarter
Don't get tricked by the dudes on the street that will ask you "hey, man, I bet I can guess where you got those shoes" and other questions like that. Don't do it. Keep walking, or say something sarcastic like "at the store."

If you're running low on funds then Cheap Big Ass Beers are the way to go. You can continue drinking and pay like $3 for a 32oz beer.

Don't eat at gimmicky places like the Hard Rock Cafe or Bubba Gump's. The food is overpriced and you won't get a taste of New Orleans. Don't eat in The Quarter period really unless you get a pizza by the slice or a Lucky dog (eat at your own risk).

The best fast food in New Orleans is Rally's. Don't let anyone tell you different. It's cheap, it's good, and it's great for a hangover. Try the Deep Sea Double. It's fantastic. It might make you take a Deep Sea Dump later but it's totally worth it.

Any other questions or comments about the city then shoot me a PM. I'll be more than happy to help you out.

Sveen
12-12-2009, 05:36 PM
Thanks to both of you :) Any good suggestions on what to do on New Years Eve?

HawkeyeFan
12-12-2009, 05:41 PM
If you want to eat the two best things in the world. ( I can't remember the resturant ) but eat a Shrimp Po Boy, and also if you don't care about how expensive the food is... Eat a Bacco, eat the Homemade Lobster Ravaoli < It's like $20 - $25 bucks and completely delicious! Also take a cruise on the Natchez.

http://www.steamboatnatchez.com/

One heck of a time!

( By the way, this is what I did down there when I go for Spring Break ).

CJSchneider
12-12-2009, 07:56 PM
Tips for the French Quarter
Don't get tricked by the dudes on the street that will ask you "hey, man, I bet I can guess where you got those shoes" and other questions like that. Don't do it. Keep walking, or say something sarcastic like "at the store."

I sooooooooooo fell for that the first time I ever went there.

NOLAFan
12-12-2009, 08:16 PM
Ok so i'm from New Orleans and i have never had anyone ask me about my shoes. Please enlighten me on this subject lol.

Btw Rallys is beastly good

saintsfan912
12-12-2009, 08:56 PM
Yea, i've been to the quarter countless times and have never heard of that haha.

diabsoule
12-12-2009, 11:24 PM
Ok so i'm from New Orleans and i have never had anyone ask me about my shoes. Please enlighten me on this subject lol.

Btw Rallys is beastly good

I've been asked that twice. My dad fell for it back in the day.

diabsoule
12-12-2009, 11:27 PM
Ok so i'm from New Orleans and i have never had anyone ask me about my shoes. Please enlighten me on this subject lol.

Btw Rallys is beastly good

My grandma lives in Destrehan, my best friend is from St. Rose, and his wife is from Bucktown. I'm from BR but know the city pretty durn well.

Where ya from in the city?

NOLAFan
12-13-2009, 12:24 AM
My grandma lives in Destrehan, my best friend is from St. Rose, and his wife is from Bucktown. I'm from BR but know the city pretty durn well.

Where ya from in the city?

my dad usually gives me a hard time because i was born on the Northshore-Slidell- but my family use to live in the Carrollton area before my dad joined the military. Haven't really been back there since we left but I go the Quarter alot when I visit. Majority of my family at one point lived in New Orleans but have all left for some reason or another.

Saints-Tigers
12-13-2009, 12:32 AM
I've never been asked about my shoes, but someone tries to sell me coke every time I'm on Bourbon.

Maybe I give off a coke vibe.

NOLAFan
12-13-2009, 01:15 AM
I've never been asked about my shoes, but someone tries to sell me coke every time I'm on Bourbon.

Maybe I give off a coke vibe.

Its Bourbon though...at some point everyone probably gives off a coke vibe lol.

Everytime i'm there i get stopped by the Fuzz....its like they know i have entered the city

saintsfan912
12-13-2009, 05:47 AM
If you want some good Alligator, and believe me, you want good Alligator, go to Maspero's. It's so easy to cook bad gator and this place has the best fried gator poboys I've ever had. It's on the corner of Chartres and St. Louis, right outside the quarter.

Oh and if you want to drink for cheap, get hammered during happy hour and let your buzz linger for a couple hours. It's from noon til 8 at most places on Bourbon. 3 beers for 5 bucks, can't beat that.

wicket
12-13-2009, 05:51 AM
You also should really go to the,

ow damn, I've got nothing