Sat, 26 Dec 2015 23:32:02 GMTBy Nick Underhill

Into the fire?

Sat, 26 Dec 2015 01:48:13 GMT
By Nick Underhill

A typical practice for Garrett Grayson consists of him standing behind the line of scrimmage and trying to see things through Drew Brees’ eyes.
He’ll watch and mimic how Brees goes through the reads, leads the huddle and calls plays. Grayson joked that th..

No defense for how the Saints have fared

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:54:01 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

Fourteen games into the season, the New Orleans Saints have tried everything to fix one of the league’s worst defenses.
New Orleans overhauled the talent in the offseason (both through the draft and free agency), simplified the scheme and finally made the..

Peat could lose starting spot at guard

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 17:40:43 GMT
By Nick Underhill

Heading into the final two weeks of the season, the Saints still aren’t satisfied with what they have at guard.
After shuffling the deck a few weeks ago to get Andrus Peat, a natural tackle, into the lineup at left guard, the rookie was yanked from last ..

Allen still ‘pleased’ despite Kikaha’s quiet second half

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 07:19:02 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

Hau’oli Kikaha opened his rookie season on a tear.
Kikaha, a second-round pick from Washington, had 38 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles in the season’s first half.
Then Kikaha suffered an ankle injury against the New York Giants, and he has ..

Jerry Romig, Longtime voice of Saints, dies

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:36:27 GMT
By Trey Iles
Special to The Advocate

It’s hard to say who, through the many years of New Orleans Saints football, would be considered the organization’s face.
But there’s no doubt who the voice is: Jerry Romig.
Romig, who was the Saints’ public-address announcer for 44 years (from 1969 to 20..

Awaiting second opinion

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:04:51 GMTBy Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.comThe New Orleans Saints are still waiting for a second opinion on the torn plantar fascia Drew Brees suffered in his right foot Monday.
But if Brees can play without the risk of..

Whither Brees in ’16?

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 01:30:33 GMT
By Nick Underhill

It feels too soon to consider the end.
Eighteen losses to date over the past two seasons feels a little bit like it’s temporary. Look close enough, and you can talk your way into seeing an escape path from perdition. It looks like it’s there, waiting to l..

Payton again brushes off rumors of his leaving Saints

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 01:24:02 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson
Advocate sportswriters

While it seems each day there’s a new report about Sean Payton leaving for a different team, the Saints coach has not given credence to the speculation.
During a conference call with the Jacksonville media Wednesday, Payton said he sees himself remaining ..

first look: Jaguars at Saints

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:29:02 GMT

The nuts and bolts

WHEN: 3:05 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
RADIO: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KMDL-FM, 97.3; WDGL-FM, 98.1
RECORDS: New Orleans 5-9, Jacksonville 5-9
COACHES: Saints’ Sean Payton, 10th season (85-57); Jagu..