KNOW YOUR OPPONENT


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:27:03 GMT
BY NICK UNDERHILL
nhunderhill@theadvocate.com

Joe Flacco will not be under center for the Ravens, but that doesn’t mean this game will be a cakewalk for the Saints defense. Backup Tyrod Taylor has pieced together a pretty impressive preseason.
The fourth-year quarterback out of Virginia Tech has com..

Calling for backup


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:22:04 GMT
BY NICK UNDERHILL
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

It’s time for the backup bowl.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh announced earlier this week that the Ravens will turn the fourth and final preseason game over to the backups. And while Saints coach Sean Payton has not publicly committed to a plan of action, ..

Brees welcomes baby daughter


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:02:49 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Drew Brees is now one child short of fielding his own offensive line.
The Saints quarterback and his wife, Brittany, welcomed a new baby girl Monday night at 7:43 p.m. The couple declined to share their daughter’s name since a birth certificate has not ye..

CAMP REPORT: Bailey hopes Saints succeed where Broncos fell short


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:29:04 GMT
BY GARY ESTWICK
Special to The Advocate

Broncos (2013) versus Saints (2014).
One team reached last season’s Super Bowl. And this season, the other hopes to do the same — albeit with an different outcome.
Cornerback Champ Bailey has played for both.
Bailey on Tuesday didn’t feel comfortable with..

Butler didn’t do it

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:14:34 GMTby ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.comLinebacker Victor Butler had assimilated himself with the Dallas Cowboys during his first four years in the NFL, but he yearned for much more than that. So he seized the oppor..

CAMP REPORT: Brees misses practice with wife expected to give birth soon


Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:58:23 GMT

It sounds like there will soon be a new member of the Brees family.
The Saints said Drew Brees was not at Monday’s practice to be with his pregnant wife, Brittany, who was expected to soon give birth to the couple’s fourth child.
Saints coach Sean Payton ..

Just ‘like old times’


Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:36:49 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

Walking away from the visitors’ locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday night, Jonathan Goodwin wouldn’t say whether he felt he had earned the starting job at center for the Saints after New Orleans’ 23-17 victory over the Colts.
He i..

Saints have a low-key Monday practice sans quarterback Drew Brees

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:10:03 GMTMonday’s training camp practice was relatively low key, but it generated a few moments of note:
– After picking off a pass in Saturday’s 23-17 win at Indianapolis, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro stripped running back Mark Ingr..

Analysis: Breaking down Saints’ backup QB battle

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:58:03 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comBased on the way the New Orleans Saints have used the players, there has been little to suggest that there is even a competition taking place for the backup quarterback spot.
Dur..

Filling up his roster bid


Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:01:30 GMT
by ramon antonio vargas
rvargas@theadvocate.com

INDIANAPOLIS — After the huddle broke Saturday night and he realized he’d be the top option on the ensuing passing play from 3 yards out of the Colts’ end zone, Saints fullback Austin Johnson couldn’t stop his mind from replaying what happened the last ti..