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Should have went back to his college days, Auron. ;)
I would've but I didn't have any clips of him at Alabama available.

Also first Saints Mini Camp starts June 1st, and goes through June 3rd.
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Here's a great Saints' read by Mike Detiller:

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Scouting the 2007 Saints

Mike Detillier

This is the time of the year NFL coaches use to breakdown film on teams that they will play for the upcoming season and what happened good and bad for their squads in the previous year. They also evaluate the talent, not only on their squad but on the other 31 teams in the league.

I spent time with two coaches who faced the New Orleans Saints last season, and asked them what they thought were the strengths and weaknesses of the 10-6 team and what they thought of the 2007 Saints.

While both coaches asked not to be identified and would not give out all of their secrets, I learned interesting tidbits from the coaches, one who coaches on defense and the other an offensive coach.

The two areas of real strength on the 2006 version of the New Orleans Saints was their ability to score points (413 total) and the accuracy skills of quarterback Drew Brees.

The AFC coach who went up against this high-powered attack came away impressed.

"The Saints are tough on defense, real tough," said the veteran AFC coach. "They are not an offensive team built along the same lines of the Indianapolis Colts. They are most like the New England Patriots. The Colts use the same plays, the same formations in many instances, but it is their ability to execute plays due to repetition that makes them so special, not to mention the talents of Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, Dallas Clark and now Joe Addai. The Saints are like the Patriots. They spread the ball around to just about everyone on the field and they can play the power running game version of football or put the ball in the air 35 times to beat you."

The assistant coach says that, not surprisingly, the key to the Saints attack is Brees.

"Drew’s game is not about arm strength or throwing the ball 65 yards downfield. It is all about poise, great accuracy skills and touch," the veteran coach said. "The guy can just cut you apart when he is hot. To be honest, he didn’t get the credit he deserved last season playing with an aging Joe Horn, a rookie, now a good rookie, but still a rookie in Marques Colston, a solid player in Terrance Copper and a very inconsistent speed threat in Devery Henderson at wide receiver. They had a lot of other teams with better talent than what the Saints had at wide receiver, but Brees made it work. It didn’t matter what guy they incorporated in their offense at tight end, he pumped them the ball, if they were open."

The defensive coach also says that the Saints offense really kept teams off balance due to the talents of former USC Heisman Trophy winning halfback Reggie Bush.

"I really respect Deuce McAllister and I think the world of him, but he wasn’t getting the openings the last few seasons that he had last season," the defensive coach said. "Now, their offensive line play was really good, but for us, the key was to find defensive personnel to go head-up against Bush. As a runner or as a receiver, he gave us fits. No one in this league has a safety or a linebacker that can cover him one-on-one coming out of the backfield. Even when he is a decoy, you have to be alert that something may go his way. The Bush/McAllister tandem is in my opinion the toughest to face in the league, and when you throw in fullback Mike Karney, that makes them even more dangerous. It is the ability to play the power game or the edge game that makes them so tough. I believe this season Bush will touch the ball even more as a runner."

Asked to evaluate who was the player that caught his eye the most in film study, and the coach gave a somewhat surprising answer.

"On that team you could go in many directions, but I would have to say left offensive tackle Jammal Brown," the coach said. "He was awesome last year in his first season at left tackle. The guy is big, tough, nasty and a terrific run blocker. Jammal is not the most athletic left tackle in the league, but he plays the game with excellent balance and he knows how to use those long arms to keep defenders off Brees. He didn’t look really good in pre-season, but when the whistle blew for real, he was a star."

When asked what could make the Saints an even more explosive team in 2007, the defensive coach pointed directly toward two players, wide receiver Devery Henderson and tight end Eric Johnson.

"Rookie Robert Meachem from Tennessee will be a really good NFL player, in time, but the guy that could really make that offense click is Devery," the defensive coach said. "He really improved as a route runner, and while he is not the most sure-handed guy as a receiver, he is dangerous due to his speed and his ability to pull away from defenders in traffic. I spoke to Nick Saban about him when he was at LSU and he really liked him, but he felt that Devery was just starting to feel confident with his skills as a receiver as a senior. It’s his ability to vertically stretch a defense that makes him tough to defend, but he has to catch the ball in a more consistent manner."

The other player that has a chance to step on the Saints’ offensive gas pedal is Johnson. Johnson is intelligent, a razor-sharp route runner and he runs with the ball well after the grab. He is not real big, he is not a very physical inline blocker, and he has a history of missing plenty of time due to injuries, but he could be a tight end that catches 55 to 65 balls for the Saints in 2007, if he stays healthy.

When asked how he would defend them in 2007, the veteran coach says that stopping the run is the key.

"The best way to stop the Saints offense is to shut down their running attack and force Drew Brees to throw the ball 45 times a game," the defensive coach said. "They set the tone on offense by running the ball with Deuce and Reggie. They aren’t the same offense when they have to rely on the pass on just about every play. The other thing I believe the Saints will see this season is more initial pressure from the middle. Teams will try and disrupt the passing game by shooting linebackers or safeties right up the middle and getting their defensive linemen to get their hands up quickly to deflect Drew’s throws. He is not real tall and if you get pressure inside, you have a shot to cause turnovers. But that is a lot easier said than done."

Last season, the most surprisingly part of the team that was one game away from Super Bowl Sunday was on defense, and the NFC offensive coach said that Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs did a great job with the talent on hand.

"The Saints were solid on defense, not real special, but they played hard, they played aggressive and they made big stops at critical times during a game," said the NFC offensive coordinator. "Really, that defense is led by three really good players, defensive ends Charles Grant and Will Smith and outside linebacker Scott Fujita."

The offensive coach says that the Saints’ key to success was their ability to consistently put pressure on the quarterback and their ability to get players moving toward the ball carrier quickly after the snap.

"Will (Smith) is a star player in this league, no question about it. He plays the run well, he is a slick pass rusher with good moves and he has excellent closing speed to the quarterback," the offensive coach said. "(Charles) Grant really impressed me last season. In breaking down tape of him, he played the run much better last season than any other time in his career, and while he didn’t get as many sacks as he did earlier in his career, he consistently got pressure off the edge. Sometimes that sack stuff is overrated, but it is more about pressure and Smith and Grant form a really good tandem. If Grant had not been franchised, I guarantee you that we would have made him a richer man than the Saints did. I really like Scott Fujita also, he is a good athlete, real intelligent guy and he just flows so well to the ball."

When asked what could make the Saints better on defense, the coach said that it boils down to making more key turnovers.

"On most playoff clubs they do it with a host of turnovers, but the Saints had only 19 takeaways," the NFC offensive coach said. "That has to improve this season. If the Saints defense can create six to seven more turnovers, especially with that offense on a short field, they are going to be hard to beat."

The NFC offensive coach says that the good health of safety Roman Harper and the addition of veteran linebacker Brian Simmons and cornerback Jason David should aid in the Saints’ quest to get better on defense.

"Let’s be honest. Most teams will try and pound the ball at the middle of their defense. When we play them again, that is exactly what we will do. We also want to shorten the game when we play the Saints. We don’t want their offense on the field all the time, so we are going to attack them with running plays directed between tackles," the NFC offensive coach said. "I really think that if safety Roman Harper can come back to full strength he is going to be a difference-maker. The young man from Alabama is a really good football player and he has a knack for being around the ball.

"(Brian) Simmons is still a very athletic linebacker, who I believe is best suited to play weakside, but the Saints will play him inside. He is a good fit for Gibbs’ defense. Brian is a quick thinker and you also don’t have to take him out on third down situations because Simmons is a good pass defender. We have only gone up against cornerback Jason David once in the pros, but I was impressed with his speed and his ability to find the football quickly in the air. He will get physically beaten by bigger receivers, but he showed me a lot of toughness. We really liked Usama Young also at draft time. He wasn’t even on our top 200 list in March, but once we got a long look at him and worked him out, we really liked him and everyone was disappointed in our draft room when the Saints picked him because we had a deal in place to trade up for him if he had lasted a few more picks. Young will really help them out in nickel and dime schemes this year. He looks like the eventual replacement for McKenzie."

When I questioned both coaches if they thought the Saints had the right elements to get to the Super Bowl, the veteran assistants quickly answered yes.
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Good read. Nice to hear some praise from some of the higher ups around the league. Couple of my thoughts.

- Agree with the Defensive coach that Reggie Bush just adds another lethal Dimension to the Offense. When you have the threat of a possible reverse, or screen with a guy who has the talent and skills of Bush motioning across the formation, that really draws the attention of a Defense. They have to account for him wherever he is on the field, and that really benefits the whole Offense by creating extra space in running lanes for Deuce on inside handoffs. Which is why I'd like to see the Bush/Deuce tandem together for as long as possible.

- However I do believe; At times on 3rd & Short, or Goal Line situations where we need to just line it up and pound it for 2-3 yards that sometimes we do struggle to generate a push upfront on the interior of the line. Also he makes a point that bringing pressure up the middle can really disrupt our passing game as Drew is a shorter QB and he'll struggle when a Defender shoots the gap and gets in his face. Which is why I'm glad we addressed O-line depth with guys like Alleman, and Bushrod in the Draft.

- If Devery can seriously work on his concentration, and consistency he definitely can become a legitimate threat and starter opposite Colston. He's already shown what he can do when he gets behind Defenses, now I hope he can improve his Short to Intermediate game.

- Game plan wise it looks like we might start to get the Indianapolis Colt treatment, in the sense that when other teams have the ball they are going to try and grind out the clock as much as possible to keep our Offense on the sidelines. I do believe the return of Harper, and the addition of Simmons will be a boost in the area of stopping the run, however we'll see how the Defense steps up to the task during the season.

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there are many positives we can look forward to, in the sense that the team can improve in certain areas.

But also I do believe that teams are REALLY afraid of our offense as many people have pointed out and will do everything within their power to stay on the field.

Our run defense needs to shore up big time and fast. I think Harper and Simmons can make a difference, but really all the defense needs to do is hold the opposition to field goals and a few TD's while our high powered offense manages TD's.

Hopefully since the DB's are improved we will not get burned for big yardage (cough Thomas) and will allow Grant and Smith some time to work. These guys can be deadly when given time.

I am scared that the taller Defensive Tackles in the league will make a concerted effort to put their hands up against Drew, but they have been trying this his entire career, so really there is no big difference.
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1st Day of Mini camps today.

Can't post the entire articles so I'll post a snippet, there are a few out there.

This one is about Drew Brees' vigilant effort to come into every activity and "re-prove" himself to stay in top form. Times Pic
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Yes, breesy. Drew Brees-y. Whatever injuries he has sustained in the past two years are just that: whatever. Every pass he threw in the first hour was brisk. He is downright frisky in the pocket, springing back into his three step drop.

His arm strength is in mid-season form. He hit Devery Henderson on a 30-plus yard throw and has sprayed passes like precision buckshot to receivers all over the field.

Brees is a different breed of quarterback for New Orleans. He stepped into training camp as the only person questioning his spot. He told reporters before he took the field today that he goes into each minicamp and each practice thinking he must "re-prove" himself and essentially earn his starting spot back. That mentality is probably what makes him so good.
These comments are just going off things I've heard from friends and various posters on other Saints forums.

- Great turn out a lot of Saints fans went out to show support. The Players were very enthusiastic, and looked crisp. Charles Grant sounded very pumped on his interview on WWL.

- Supposedly Devery has stepped up big time this off-season, he's catching the ball with confidence and running improved routes. Of course it's the offseason but hearing this is encouraging. Heard he made an amazing over the shoulder catch on a deep ball down the sideline today.

- Payton is stressing creating turnovers on Defense. The players are hustling, and staying with plays. Grant looked real sharp, getting some pressures on Drew.

again these are just points I've heard from friends, and various posts on message boards.
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I hope I can post this here... I'm going to give proper credit, but Dubya posted the pictures he took from today's minicamp over at SaintsReport.com. For some reason, this one is my favorite.

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Yeah Deuce is checking out the Gold kicks..

I heard Reggie changed his shoes mid way through practices.
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Yeah.. from the looks of it, he went from the black & gold ones to the black & white ones.
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Mini camp blog on the Saints official site from Friday's practices. I'll point out 2 nice parts from it, they give a very detailed description of what happened Friday afternoon.

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- In the portion of practice that concentrated predominately on running drills, a few plays and players stood out:

Deuce McAllister opened the period up with a powerful inside run, following FB Mike Karney, C Jeff Faine and RG Jamar Nesbit and bolted through the middle for a long run.

- The play of the day came when Brees dropped back and lofted a tight spiral down the sideline to a sprinting Devery Henderson, who made a spectacular one-handed grab despite near perfect coverage from fifth-round draft choice CB David Jones.
Can't wait to hear news from today's practices.
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Some news from 2nd day of Mini camps.

There's a segment on Reggie Bush in ESPN.com's Video feature. It's about the improvements he's trying to make for his 2nd NFL season.

A few notes from Morning practices.


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Following stretching drills the team broke up into individual skill positions for drills. First round raft choice Robert Meachem displayed quick feet and soft hands in a three-cone pass receiving drill. Despite completing a repetition in which he hauled in three successive passes, wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson instructed Meachem to repeat the drill, making slight modifications to his footwork.

"It's all part of it," said the rookie wideout later. "He wants it done a certain way and I appreciate the fact that he is spending time with me and coaching me up. It's not frustrating and I feel it is all part of it. Coach Johnson is simply working to make us all better receivers. It's plain and simple."
Sounds like Meachem is making strides, the coaches are spending a lot of time with him giving him instruction to make sure he's coming along.

Some more blurbs from the article and just stuff I'm hearing on WWL and on forums.

- Mike McKenzie stood out today, and really looked like a top Corner. He was all over the field making plays, and making it difficult for the receivers to make catches against him.
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McKenzie and WR Marques Colston ran stride for stride down the sideline and Colston positioned himself perfectly to make an over-the-shoulder catch from Brees, but McKenzie leaped at the last second and knocked the ball away.
- Rookie Corners, Usama Young looked good once again showing good instincts. Mike Detillier is really high on him he thinks he'll end up being the Nickel Corner when all is said and done. Joe Porter, CB from Rutgers was lined up against Jamal Jones and initially it looked as if Jones beat him on a double move route, but Porter recovered and made a play to knock the ball away.
David Jones made a fine play too.
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Rookie CB David Jones made a perfect play on a pass intended for Michael Lewis. He knocked the ball away after making a break on the ball and accelerated quickly out of his backpedal to close the gap with one stride, enabling him to bat the ball down.
- Drew Brees connected with Terrance Copper downfield on a perfectly executed Double move route. It would be about a 50-60 yard TD.

Brees had a much better day of practice today. Yesterday he was off on a few throws he was right on the mark today.
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Brees continued to look exceptionally sharp, throwing myriad of different passes and hitting his receivers in perfect stride.
- Defense looked very feisty and active. Players are stripping the ball carriers, and causing turnovers.

I'll try to get some more info..
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I don't know about you guys, but I am definitely ready for the upcoming season.
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I wish the season could start tomorrow.

Saints wrapped up Spring Mini Camp today. Some notes from today's practice. (more at the link)

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Head Coach Sean Payton said earlier in the day that he was pleased with the overall tone of the camp and that he thought the players and coaches were getting what they had hoped out of the weekend's minicamp.

- Drew Brees and Reggie Bush appeared to be in midseason form as the quarterback fired a strike to Bush on a slant and the speedster turned on the jets and ran away from the defense up the seam.
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Saints | Meachem to have knee examined
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The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (knee) will have his right knee examined for a potential medial meniscus problem after he missed practices Sunday, June 3, and Monday, June 4. "After his exam I'll know a little bit more, but it started to get to the point where it was hampering him (Sunday afternoon) running," head coach Sean Payton said. "We backed him off yesterday and the same way this morning." Payton added the team was aware Meachem had a possible minor meniscus problem before they selected him in April's NFL Draft.

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Oh noes! :(
Doesn't sound good at all. I'm not going to panic or anything but I have been having some doubts about the pick in the back of my mind lately.

but alas in the end this may turn out to be just a bump in the road, and only a minor setback for him. So I'll wait and see the extent of the injury before jumping to conclusions.

Going to edit my post. ESPN reports that Meachem will undergo arthroscopic surgery and should be out about 3-4 Weeks.
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Just a few recent articles I was going to mention. Just going to post snippets, and the links.

NFL.com piece written by Adam Schefter midway through he mentions that Jermon Bushrod has been very impressive so far.
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Fortunately for the Saints, the news on the rest of this year's draft class is considerably better. It's early, but already it looks as if New Orleans has hit more draft pay dirt outside the first round.

The team's second fourth-round pick, Towson offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, has wowed Saints officials over the past month.
New Orleans believes it has hit on Bushrod just as it hit last year's fourth-round pick, Bloomsburg guard Jahri Evans.

SunHerald article, about Devery Henderson's offseason attempt to improve on catching, and the fundamentals.

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"It looked like we were just throwing out there," Henderson said. "But the main thing was focusing on the ball. As easy as it looks doing what we were doing, but we're trying to look the ball into our hands every time."

Studying tape has also become more of a habit for Henderson than in seasons past. At first, he didn't like what he saw. Now, the reel has become more of a how-to rather than a how-not to play wide receiver in the NFL. The extra time in the film room has paid off this offseason as he's been one of the highlights for the Saints during this weekend's minicamp and organized team activity practices.

Last one is a interview with Linebackers coach Joe Vitt, and how talks about keeping last season in perspective and trying to start this season fresh. Link
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"I still have the taste of a snowball in the face," Vitt's saying of that 39-14 beating on Jan. 21 at Soldier Field. "As far as I'm concerned, everything that came before is history. I draw the curtain on that. All I want to know now is what we're going to do about the memory of that snowball."

t's no surprise forcing turnovers is No. 1 on Payton's hit list. And there were Vitt's linebackers back at square one at minicamp working on technique. While the crowd was on hand to watch Drew Brees throw to anyone, linebackers were busy working on basics that go unnoticed -- knee bends, ankle flex, eye position, hand position, feet position and quick twitch.
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I get the sense that Henderson is going to have a BIG year for us this season and then bolt come FA. :(
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I get the sense that Henderson is going to have a BIG year for us this season and then bolt come FA. :(
which is another reason why the meachem selection was a good one. gives us a little extra security.


however, Devery is a Lousiana guy. if i'm correct, i believe he's lived here all his life. the offer from another team would have to be substantially larger than the saints offer to luer himaway from here, IMO

but, it may well come down to the point where we have to choose between keeping Devery or Grant, in which case, i don't know who goes and who stays
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Grant's already locked up.
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Some good notes:

Well Meachems surgery was a success.

And our corners are looking very impressive, from ALL sources.

Devery is finally committed to getting better. Our receivers looked great, the problem now is deciding on which ones make the team.

And we have Oline depth!!!!!
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i've been under a rock as far as offseason football. tryin to get ready for the season by getting back into it now [places embarising paper bag over head]
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Well Meachems surgery was a success.

And our corners are looking very impressive, from ALL sources.

Devery is finally committed to getting better. Our receivers looked great, the problem now is deciding on which ones make the team.

And we have Oline depth!!!!!
The only position that has me going "eh" is our DT situation.
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Regarding Devery - well we'll have him for this season at the least. It's great to hear that he's trying to improve on his weak areas, however it's still only in helmets and shorts he's still going to have to show it on the field. It would be a shame to see him have a breakout season then leave, however I do think the Contract priorities after this season will be extensions for Will Smith, and Colston.

Good news about Meachem's successful surgery hope he has a speedy rehab he can't fall too far behind.

Aside from the Front 7 I really like the way the Depth is shaking up, on paper of course. Defensive Tackle is a big concern for me, there's still a possibility of pulling off another trade before the season starts to get a rotational guy in there.
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Aside from the Front 7 I really like the way the Depth is shaking up, on paper of course. Defensive Tackle is a big concern for me, there's still a possibility of pulling off another trade before the season starts to get a rotational guy in there.
Yeah, I have a feeling we're going to address it in the pre-season much like we did with our LB corps. last season.
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Sean Payton Q&A:

http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news...articleid=3480
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Saints sign...

Kendrick Clancy, a DT from the Cards to a 3 year deal...per Siruis.

http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/187514
http://www.azcardinals.com/team/bio.php?PRKey=86
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