Pocket protection

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:56:12 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe way Sean Payton sees it, the little area between the two guards and the few yards of space behind Drew Brees is the area of the field most worth fighting over on any given of..

Saints bring in cornerback Wilson


Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:48:54 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

The Saints aren’t done tinkering with their roster.
The team announced Wednesday that it signed cornerback Kyle Wilson to a one-year deal and extended the contract of guard Jahri Evans by one year.
The terms of both deals were not disclosed.
Wilson (5-foo..

HILL CLIMBING


Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:31:29 GMT
By NICK UNDERHILL
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

They told Josh Hill he couldn’t make it.
He wasn’t good enough. He was going to fail. No one wanted him.
It doesn’t matter that those are old wounds, since healed over as he silenced the doubters. It doesn’t matter that he’s stuck around for two years and..

Saints CB Dixon arrested after scooter incident in Miami

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:45:54 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comNew Orleans Saints cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested in Miami for resisting an officer without violence to his person, Miami Beach Police said.
Dixon was in custody at Turner G..

A text is all it took


Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:40:30 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

It started with a text message.
After Jeff Ireland saw Ryan Pace was leaving New Orleans to become general manager of the Chicago Bears, he shot Saints GM Mickey Loomis a message that simply read, “Keep me in mind.”
The seed was planted.
A few weeks late..

For the Saint’s Tim Lelito ‘the options are endless’


Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:02:02 GMT
by guerry smith
Special to The Advocate

SLIDELL — Although the Saints cleared a starting spot for him by trading left guard Ben Grubbs to Kansas City, holdover Tim Lelito is not taking anything for granted.
Lelito heard general manager Mickey Loomis’ kind words earlier this week from the owner..

Browner big, physical presence for Saints at CB


Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:40:55 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Malcolm Butler got all the glory.
He took a trip to Disney, was gifted a new pickup truck by Tom Brady, and became a household name after intercepting a pass to seal the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
He deserved the s..

Some might point to the signing of Unger along with RBs Spiller and Ingram as a sign the Saints offense is becoming more run-oriented. Not so, says Sean Payton


Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:50:29 GMT
By nick underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — It’s been suggested that the Saints are in the process of undergoing a philosophical transformation.
The team signed C.J. Spiller and re-signed Mark Ingram to a pair of four-year, $16 million contracts and traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Se..

Rex Ryan believes in brother Rob — but he needs a haircut


Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:52:07 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — Rex Ryan wants his players to believe in him so much that if he says he has the social security number for the unknown soldier, they’ll believe him blindly.
And once those words pass through the Buffalo Bills coach’s mouth and hit the air, he’ll..

Tom Benson relaxed, sharp, confident in wife’s ability, optimistic about future


Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:43:12 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

PHOENIX — Tom Benson remembers this feeling. He was scared. Frightened. Unsure.
When coach Sean Payton came to town in 2006, Benson watched his New Orleans Saints transform from the perennial also-rans they once were. He wasn’t sure it was going to work o..