sproles effect


Tue, 17 Feb 2015 02:51:58 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Before looking at any numbers or film, you would think the impact of losing Darren Sproles from the offense would be obvious.
You would think the New Orleans Saints’ short-passing game suffered and Drew Brees threw more mid-range passes. You would think t..

Combine wish list: Here’s who could fit with the Saints


Sun, 15 Feb 2015 06:48:07 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

With the scouting combine set to begin Tuesday, the Saints likely already have an extensive shopping list of players they’d like to get a closer look at this week. The Advocate’s Nick Underhill takes a look at a handful of guys who could be on their list:..

The quarterback debate


Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:44:58 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Bill Walsh modernized the way many teams view the draft.
He changed the way people grade draft prospects, how they’re discussed, and put a premium on scouting the mental capabilities of players as well as their physical attributes. But one of his theories..

Loading up in free agency often perilous for NFL teams


Sat, 14 Feb 2015 01:22:04 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

It’s already being touted as the best free agent class in history before any players become eligible to negotiate with other teams.
The hype has created clamoring. The cries to load up or go after this target or that target have already begun in force.
M..

Saints name seven new assistants


Thu, 12 Feb 2015 02:18:31 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

During his news conference at the end of the season, Sean Payton stood at a microphone and let it be known he wasn’t going to accept the status quo.
He used the word change repeatedly. His team just finished a 7-9 season and he was well aware the standard..

Evans might still be Saints’ best option


Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:11:19 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Jahri Evans is too expensive, too old, too slow.
You’ve heard all these talking points if you’ve been paying attention to the New Orleans Saints. They say the guard was undeserving of his Pro Bowl spot and probably should be cut this offseason. His produc..

Where are they now?


Sat, 07 Feb 2015 07:28:57 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocte.com

WR Devery Henderson — Was released by the Washington Redskins last year and is currently out of the league.
LT Jermon Bushrod — Spent the 2014 season with the Chicago Bears.
LG Carl Nicks — Stepped away from football last summer following battle with MR..

Their fingerprints on the trophy

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:37:38 GMTby sheldon mickles | smickles@theadvocate.comIn the days leading up to the start of training camp in late July 2009, the New Orleans Saints were anything but a fashionable pick to win Super Bowl XLIV.
The Saints were com..