Vinnie Sunseri


Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:15:05 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill814@gmail.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The first thing everyone will tell you about Vinnie Sunseri is that he the son of a football coach.
It seems like a throwaway line, something uttered when there is nothing better to say, but it’s an important detail when di..

Grubbs’ injury has Saints interior line living in limbo


Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:43:24 GMT
BY GARY ESTWICK
Special to The Advocate

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — What a mess on the Saints interior line.
Neither second-year pro Tim Lelito nor veteran Jonathan Goodwin have stepped forward during the first nine days of training camp to become the front-runner at center, holding back def..

Derek Dimke

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:15:02 GMTn Position: Kicker
n Years in the NFL: 1
n Acquired: Free agency (2014)
n College: Illinois
n Career highlights: In college, he was the most accurate kicker in Illinois history, making 39-of-46 field goal attempts (84.8..

Finally settling in


Tue, 05 Aug 2014 03:33:42 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — The first hint undrafted rookie wide receiver Brandon Coleman got that he wasn’t in college anymore after signing with the Saints was coordinator Rob Ryan’s defensive scheme.
“You just see a lot of people moving all over th..

CAMP REPORT: Lewis, Vaccaro speak on Brees’ injury


Tue, 05 Aug 2014 03:33:38 GMT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The fans in attendance were likely disappointed that Drew Brees was missing from his second-consecutive practice.
Some of those on the field, however, did not share in the disappointment.
“That’s a guy who loves to compete, ..

It’s his time


Mon, 04 Aug 2014 01:38:27 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.
Drew Brees corrals the snap, takes a three-step drop and makes his first read down the right sideline.
The Allegheny Mountains sit beyond his receiver, but the view in front of the mountain view isn’t one he wants to see. ..

It’s still early, but Cooks looking like the real deal


Sun, 03 Aug 2014 02:35:57 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The question surrounding Brandin Cooks is no longer if he is good. That has been answered. The question now is how good he can be as a rookie.
Training camp is only a week old, and performance in an intrasquad scrimmage migh..

To get to the QB, Galette takes on all comers


Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:17:14 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — When Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette tries to forge his way past an offensive tackle and haul a quarterback down for a loss, it constitutes intellectual property theft, in a way.
What else can you call the fact that..

Luke McCown


Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:07:01 GMT

Entering his second year with the Saints, backup QB Luke McCown sounds off on what he doesn’t miss about being a newbie, his relationship with his main competitor and who helped him at the start.
The Advocate: What don’t you miss about being a rookie?
L..

Graham can’t skirt NFL’s ban on TD dunks


Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:52:48 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va — All-Pro Saints tight end Jimmy Graham won’t be able to get around the NFL’s ban on dunking this upcoming season by finger-rolling or shooting the ball over the crossbar.
It will all constitute using the ball as a prop illeg..