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Running down the run

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 04:25:16 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

The Indianapolis Colts possess a dizzying array of aerial weapons, so many that it’s easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles.
There’s Andrew Luck, the widely proclaimed next big thing at quarterback, big and talented and preoccupied with maki..


Sun, 25 Oct 2015 01:31:02 GMT
By Ted Lewis

The day after Michael Mauti’s dramatic blocked punt and recovery for a touchdown against Atlanta, Mandeville mayor Donald Villiere showed up at the home of Mauti’s parents to present the city’s favorite son a proclamation declaring “Michael Mauti Day” alo..

Answering the call

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 01:40:25 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

Two weeks ago, Cam Jordan felt frustrated.
Newly minted as the defensive line’s foundational piece this offseason, Jordan had responded by providing stretches of dominant play, but the numbers weren’t coming. Five games into the season, Jordan had just on..

Swann’s song a hit

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:12:07 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

Damian Swann’s career is off to the kind of start most fifth-round picks can only hope to get, a breakout rookie playing a nickel role the Saints consider to be a starter in today’s pass-happy NFL.
But he wants more.
Now that Swann has carved out a perman..

Not easy work

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 23:13:55 GMT
By Nick Underhill

There are many things people claim are among the most difficult tasks in sports.
Saving a penalty kick in soccer or hitting a baseball off someone like former Boston Red Sox’ ace Pedro Martinez in his prime would likely be common answers. Maybe, perhaps, ..

Forbath comfortable with ‘kicker-friendly’ environment

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 04:43:47 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson and Nick Underhill
Advocate sportswriters

Kai Forbath always expected to be back in the NFL soon.
So he stuck to his usual routine. Forbath kicked two, three times a week, using the five tryouts he’s had since Washington released him as game days.
New Orleans eventually came calling. Now, Forbath..

Too early to give up, but Spiller not contributing as expected

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 01:39:03 GMT

“I know this: I’m going to work real hard to make sure he gets enough touches. We’re looking for those opportunities.” — Sean Payton before the Atlanta game on increasing C.J. Spiller’s contributions.

“You asked about it the other day. … He’s a guy th..

Feeling good again

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 01:37:55 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

Dannell Ellerbe hasn’t felt like he did Thursday in more than a year.
Finally fully healthy, Ellerbe took over the full-time starting job at weakside linebacker against the Falcons. No snap count. No limitations. Ellerbe, for the first time since the 2014..