Payton again brushes off rumors of his leaving Saints


Thu, 24 Dec 2015 01:24:02 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson
Advocate sportswriters

While it seems each day there’s a new report about Sean Payton leaving for a different team, the Saints coach has not given credence to the speculation.
During a conference call with the Jacksonville media Wednesday, Payton said he sees himself remaining ..

first look: Jaguars at Saints


Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:29:02 GMT
By JOEL A. ERICKSON
jerickson@theadvocate.com

The nuts and bolts

WHEN: 3:05 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV: CBS
RADIO: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KMDL-FM, 97.3; WDGL-FM, 98.1
RECORDS: New Orleans 5-9, Jacksonville 5-9
COACHES: Saints’ Sean Payton, 10th season (85-57); Jagu..

No Saints in Pro Bowl — for the time being


Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:49:36 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

No New Orleans Saints players will be going to Hawaii on the NFL’s dime. At least for now.
The Saints’ rough run this season carried over into Pro Bowl voting: No players were selected for the initial roster, announced Tuesday night. But that doesn’t mean..

Saints icon Jackson, cancer-free, is out to spread the word

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:49:36 GMTBy Brian Allee-Walsh
Special to The AdvocateOn the field, Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Rickey Jackson always followed his instincts, knowing they would often lead him in the right direction and to a successful conc..

If Brees is hurting, Saints need to do the right thing


Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:46:30 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

No one should ever question Drew Brees’ toughness.
To put it in football terms, he’s the type of guy who will tape an aspirin to an injured body part and figure out a way to play through it. That’s why, when he was battling a shoulder injury earlier this ..

Brees faces another battle

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:20:24 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comA season that arguably has forced quarterback Drew Brees to battle through more adversity than any other in his Saints career reportedly has dealt the face of the franchise ano..

Saints welcome PK Andersen to Ring of Honor


Tue, 22 Dec 2015 06:26:09 GMT
BY TED Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

Morten Andersen would never be so inelegant as to campaign for membership in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
But if asked to make the case for himself or any other kicker, he’ll do so.
“It depends on if you can answer these two questions unequivocally ‘Ye..

More mediocrity


Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:56:44 GMT
Nick Underhill | nunderhill@theadvocate.com

The Saints did a good job minimizing Calvin Johnson’s impact. And on a normal night, taking away a team’s best offensive weapon usually will lead to success.
But the problem is this wasn’t a typical night, and New Orleans isn’t a typical team. So while Jo..

THREE AND OUT


Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:56:44 GMT

1 What we learned
The Saints can’t be trusted. Hope was bottled, served and consumed after Dennis Allen presided over a few promising defensive performances. It seems foolish now, looking back, that those games were bought into. The Saints have made a h..