Still learning lessons


Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:44:05 GMT
BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Whether he intended it or not, Tyrunn Walker piled more pressure on himself than he was already facing when he decided to ball up his fist and swing it at teammate Zach Strief on Aug. 1.
Walker had not accomplished much in ..

CAMP REPORT: CB Robinson leaves practice with apparent injury


Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:29:36 GMT
BY GARY ESTWICK
Special to The Advocate

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Patrick Robinson is moving closer to regaining his starting job at cornerback — if only he can stay healthy.
Robinson left Sunday afternoon’s practice at The Greenbrier Resort with what appeared to be an injury. After practi..

Saints morning briefing: Final week of camp begins


Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:19:52 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, W. Va. – The home stretch.
After a day off following the team’s 26-24 preseason opener against St. Louis on Friday, the Saints begin their final week of training camp with a single session at 3 p.m. CDT today at the Greenbrier train..

Effort against Rams pleases Saints patchwork line


Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:49:42 GMT
by RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
rvargas@theadvocate.com

ST. LOUIS — Saints right tackle Zach Strief preaches the same themes over and over in response to questions about his team’s offensive line and rushing attack.
Increased comfort. Increased belief.
That’s increased comfort in the ways the Saints offensive ..

Griffin’s effort keyed Cooks’ TD


Sun, 10 Aug 2014 01:13:53 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

ST. LOUIS — Even though it was presented as a one-man highlight, the product of quick feet and sharp instincts, Brandin Cooks’ dazzling touchdown Friday night might have been more the result of his quarterback.
Make no mistake. Cooks’ jab step and quick ..

SLOW START, BE T TER FINISH


Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:08:05 GMT
BY DAVE KVIDAHL
Special to The Advocate

ST. LOUIS — Maybe the defense needs to bleed a little bit.
During the 2013 regular season and playoffs, the Saints allowed opponents to score first 10 times.
That trend continued in this year’s exhibition opener Friday at the Edward Jones Dome.
Tight en..

They’re taking notice already


Sat, 09 Aug 2014 06:49:05 GMT
Advocate staff report

ST. LOUIS — Defenses are going to account for Saints rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks this season, even when he isn’t the intended target.
That was demonstrated late in the first quarter of Friday’s exhibition game against the Rams in the Edward Jones..

Saints running game gains early momentum


Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:56:56 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

ST. LOUIS — Saints running back Mark Ingram headed into the down period between the 2013 and 2014 NFL seasons on a definite high note. Ingram had averaged 5.6 yards an attempt on 89 carries for 501 yards and two touchdowns over the previous 11 games, two ..

With Brees on sideline, McCown, Griffin show stuff


Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:36:09 GMT
By nick underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

ST. LOUIS -— The punches have been tallied, the scorecards are in, and the first of the four-round battle between the New Orleans Saints’ backup quarterbacks guarantees that the next three will be interesting.
With Drew Brees’ strained left oblique keepin..

At long last, for Sam, the game’s the thing


Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:50:28 GMT
By Ted lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Entering Friday’s exhibition opener against the Saints, Michael Sam is listed as a third-team defensive end for the St. Louis Rams.
Which is exactly where you would expect a rookie seventh-round draft pick to be.
And it’s pr..