Greenbrier bunker hidden piece of history


Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:12:30 GMT
BY SCOTT RABALAIS
srabalais@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Every night when New Orleans Saints players lay their practice-weary heads down in their rooms at The Greenbrier resort, they’re drifting off to sleep on top of one of the biggest secrets of the Cold War.
In its day it was k..

The good, the bad and everything else from Week 1 of camp


Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:12:30 GMT
by NICK UNDERHILL and ramon antonio vargas
nunderhill@theadvocate.com, rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — From the moment a freight train rumbling down a nearby railroad track interrupted Saints coach Sean Payton’s opening news conference on July 24, one could tell the team’s portion of training camp at The Greenbrier resort in..

Brees, Brady and Manning are beating Father Time


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:24:01 GMT
by scott rabalais
srabalais@theadvodcate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — It’s said that age is just a number.
That’s never more true than when you become that number.
When I was a lad — we’re talking pre-cable TV, 8-track, death to disco days — quarterbacks were done by their mid-30s. Well done…

Defying their age


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:50:07 GMT

A look at three of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, all going strong in their mid- to late-30s.
Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints
Age to start season: 35
2013 stats: 446 of 650, 5,162 yards, 39 touchdowns, 12 interceptions
Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos
..

Byrd limited in first action


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:49:24 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Even as the punts sailed the sky and then down into his grasp Tuesday, Saints safety Jairus Byrd concentrated on how this would make him better at victimizing NFL quarterbacks.
“Get a punt going that high and that deep, you ..

CAMP REPORT: Explosive Cooks’ quickness, catches turning heads


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:25:40 GMT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Five days into Saints training camp, first-round draft pick Brandin Cooks is starting to earn NFL respect.
It’s what occurs after making receptions like Cooks did Tuesday morning at The Greenbrier Resort, where he used speed..

Brandon Deaderick

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:04:55 GMTn Position: Nose tackle
n Years in the NFL: 5
n Acquired: 2014 (FA-Jacksonville)
n College: Alabama
n Career highlights: In 2010, Deaderick helped the Crimson Tide win a BCS Championship. Playing for the New England Pat..

Saints QB competition


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:38:44 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — An obstacle course has sprung up on the lower field at the Saints’ training camp facility at The Greenbrier.
There are tackling dummies, flipped over trash cans, and cones zigzagging between the hash marks in the middle of ..

Evasive about back problem, Saints safety Jairus Byrd focused on making impact


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:01:02 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — After participating in his first Saints training camp practice on Tuesday, safety Jairus Byrd was evasive with questions about the back surgery that had sidelined him since May, causing him to miss on-field work through the..

Saints camp: Tuesday morning briefing (July 29)

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:32:14 GMTBy Nick Underhill
NUNDERHILL@THEADVOCATE.COMWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The New Orleans Saints are almost through their first phase of training camp.
Today marks the fifth practice of the week, and per the rules of the..