Rob Ryan Highlights LSU Coaches Clinic (Bayou Buzz)

The 2014 LSU coaches Clinic kicked off Thursday night in Baton Rouge with a social and ended with an entertaining presentation by New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Coaches in attendance were welcomed by Dr. Sam Nader, Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations, along with Coach Charlie Baglio the Director of High School Relations ..

From the Coach’s Office: Thoughts on NFL Free Agency 2014 (Bayou Buzz)

Here are some thoughts on free agency: Bill Polian is now an ESPN analyst whose background is as the General Manager of both the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts. He lists these points as his Free Agent Do’s and Don’ts:  Don’t sign a player and change his techniques.Do realize that you are never one player ..

Payton sure Saints, Graham will reach deal (Bayou Buzz)

ORLANDO, Fla. — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting that it’s a matter of time before the team reaches a long-term contract extension with Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham. [+] Enlarge Chris Graythen/Getty Images“It’s just a matter of not if, but when” Jimmy Graham and the Saints ..

Why Saints asked Byrd out on 'date' (Bayou Buzz)

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton had a funny analogy when describing his team’s free-agency courtship of safety Jairus Byrd. Byrd“The risk is just like asking him out on a date,” Payton said Wednesday at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla. “He might say no, and you have to be comfortable in trying to go ..

Saints’ Ryan offers tips to coaches

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:51:05 GMTby sheldon mickles
smickles@theadvocate.comBy his own estimation, it had been 17 years since Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan participated in a clinic before speaking to a large group Thursday night to help open the a..

Why ban goal-post dunking and not the Lambeau Leap? (Bayou Buzz)

ORLANDO ?? The No Fun League has gone from banning props such as Terrell Owens’ sock Sharpie, Chad “Ochocino” Johnson’s using the pylon as a putter after scoring a touchdown to outlawing the crossbar dunk after New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham knocked one off kilter last season. The new interpretation was voted in ..

Happy to be back

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:00:13 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas

It wasn’t long after he agreed to re-sign with the Saints that linebacker Ramon Humber received congratulatory phone calls from position coach Joe Vitt, special teams boss Greg McMahon and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Humber appreciated all of them, bu..

Saints, Luke McCown agree to new one-year contract (Bayou Buzz)

Luke McCown won the number two quarterback job in training camp with the Saints in 2013 (Photo: Parker Waters). The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with quarterback Luke McCown on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. McCown, a 6-foot-4, 217-pound ..

Payton confident Jimmy Graham deal will get done (Yardbarker)

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton says that the team isn’t content on sitting by and letting their star TE Jimmy Graham play under the franchise tag in 2014. Both sides have until July to work out a deal on a long-term contract extension. “It’s hard to put a timetable on it,” Payton said ..

Payton: Plan at center still unfolding (Bayou Buzz)

The New Orleans Saints could still “very well” re-sign center Brian de la Puente or another veteran in free agency, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla. Payton spoke highly of second-year lineman Tim Lelito as a possible contender for the role, as well. And he said it appears to ..

Payton: Antiquated system in TE/WR debate (Bayou Buzz)

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton seemed to agree with the notion that Jimmy Graham shouldn’t be labeled strictly as a tight end. GrahamThe Saints officially placed the franchise tag on Graham as a tight end earlier this month. But when asked Wednesday if he’s surprised that Graham would be interested in receiving “wide receiver ..