New Orleans Saints tearing up grass fields to fix drainage issue

A long-running drainage issue has forced the New Orleans Saints to replace their outdoor grass fields at the team headquarters in Metairie, coach Sean Payton said Friday. Bulldozers and backhoes arrived this week and have already turned one of the &#8230

Ryan just following orders


Sat, 06 Dec 2014 04:24:21 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Sean Payton can yell at Rob Ryan all he wants. He can say things that aren’t fit for print both on the sidelines and behind the scenes, and it won’t change how he feels.
Ryan has the utmost respect for the Saints head coach and nothing he says or does wil..

Graham says shoulder is still holding him back – (Profootball Talk)

The injury report suggests his shoulder is fine.  The player says it isn’t. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham contends that the injury sustained way back in Week Five still bothers him. Via Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Graham says the pain in the shoulder is still bothering him “every day.” “At times this&#8230

Saints’ Payton, Ryan dismiss sideline spats

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton wonders what people would say about his relationship with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan if they saw the Saints coaches digging candy out of a jar in Ryan’s office while reviewing game video

Graham continues to play through pain of shoulder injury


Sat, 06 Dec 2014 01:13:44 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Given his performance in recent weeks, the shoulder injury Jimmy Graham dealt with earlier this season might feel like a distant memory for those observing games.
But for the man they’re observing, the shoulder is still very much an issue.
The Saints tigh..