Breakfast Table: Broadway Mike Salfino (Roto Arcade)

On a weekly basis during the football season, former old friends Michael Salfino and Scott Pianowski discuss (and argue about) football and a series of other random topics. You might enjoy the exchange. You might prefer to be mauled by polar bears. T..

New Orleans Saints: Where is Marques Colston?

The New Orleans Saints offense has been one of the most prolific and consistent unit in the NFL since Drew Brees and Sean Payton took over in 2006. There have been many players who have come and gone which isn’t unusual in today’s NFL with free agency. However, other than Brees and Payton, the one constant has been Marques Colston.
Colston, a model of consistency, has vanished the past two games posting a total on 26 yards in two games. On the season, he has only reached in the end zone one time and has had only one game where he has posted over 75 yards. The nature of the wide receiver positions lends itself to inconsistency, but Colston the past two games has not been heavily targeted like he usually has. It is puzzling why one of Brees’ favorite targets has had his looks and production decline lately.
With the year Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles are having, defenses have been diverting all their attention to the middle of the field where they reside. All the diverted attention h..

Black and Gold Today: Saints offensive evaluation and more

Sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Larry Holder analyze the Saints’ offensive performance through the bye week, including the offensive line and red zone production. Plus hear from Drew Brees, and remember to send in your tr..

New Orleans Saints: 2013 Week 7 NFL Power Rankings (#3)

Last week: 3 (+0)
Record: 5-1
The Saints are no longer undefeated, but they lost in a game that was literally as close as could be and on to the road to another top-5 team. They should still finish with 12 or 13 wins and be this year’s team to goes from out of the playoffs to a first round bye. Because of the nature of the two team’s home field advantage, whether or not they get the top seed, and a home game against Seattle if they were to meet, determines whether or not they win the NFC, at least in my opinion.
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NFL Huddle – Week 6 – Oct 16,2013

Join hosts Frank Jones, Kenny Times, and Morris Edwards as they discuss all the latest NFL News, recap week 6 and preview all the big games scheduled for week 7. Huddle with the Krew and call the plays live Thursday October 15, 2013 at 9:00 est

Saints hope to have Jimmy Graham back after bye

While we await the results of the Saints’ evaluation of Jimmy Graham‘s lower leg injury, or really any word from the Saints organization, a sense of growing optimism from within the organization begins to emerge, per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham is still having left foot evaluated but sense of optimism he will return after this week’s bye.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 14, 2013
On Monday, Graham underwent an MRI for the undisclosed lower leg injury. The Saints have yet to make any announcement on the matter since.
Granted, because the Saints don’t play this weekend, they won’t have to disclose Graham’s status in an injury report just yet. But silence following an MRI leads to a lot of speculation, as negative results from an MRI are usually announced rather quickly. Then, you follow that up with people in the organization circulating word they’re optimistic about the injury. It appears the Saints want to play this one close to the vest going into Week 8. ..