soft defense

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 04:01:16 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

PHILADELPHIA — The New Orleans Saints defense headed into Philadelphia knowing Sam Bradford can be prone to mistakes.
Bradford, the Eagles’ new starting quarterback, has struggled under a rush this season, prone to ill-advised, off-balance throws when the..

Eagles’ ‘D’ a wrecking ball to Saints offense

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:32:44 GMT
Special to The Advocate

PHILADELPHIA — Coming into their game with the Saints, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and defensive coordinator Bill Davis were both under fire for their team’s 1-3 start, recently marked by their final-second loss to the Washington last week in which the R..


Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:19:32 GMT

1 What we learned
It gets dark early in Philadelphia. Sunday’s loss felt like the lowest point in a season that has been full of mostly low points. After putting together some positive moments last week against the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans went to ba..

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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 23:14:09 GMT
By Nick Underhill

PHILADELPHIA — Sometimes things deteriorate with such speed and force that it’s difficult to put into words exactly what happened.
Sometimes you just have to throw up your hands, gawk at the wreckage and move on.
As an observer, that might have been the ..

Peat allows a pair of sacks in uneven effort in 1st NFL start

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 23:13:11 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

The first start of Andrus Peat’s Saints career ended up a little bumpy.
Peat gave up two sacks, including a strip-sack by Fletcher Cox that proved to be the momentum-turning play in a 39-17 loss for New Orleans at the hands of Philadelphia.
The big rookie..

Go-to guy. Standup guy. Captain.

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 03:55:53 GMT
By Ted lewis

The Saints locker room was clearing out after the recent loss at Carolina, and tackle Zach Strief was trying wearily to make his exit.
“Zach, can I ask you something while you’re walking out?”
The 10-year veteran heaved a sigh showing fatigue, not to ment..

Air apparent

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 01:29:10 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comThe backfield was always supposed to be a strength for the New Orleans Saints this season.
But how that played out through the first quarter of the season might come as a surpr..


Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:22:12 GMTBy Nick Underhill


Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:22:12 GMTBy Nick Underhill