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I Believe: The Optimistic New Orleans Saints Fan Guide to December

If you have some optimism left in the tank for the Saints, here’s how to cope with the rest of December. What’s up Who Dats! We’re in Week 14 of the 2016 NFL season and the New Orleans Saints are 5-7 with four games remaining on the schedule. The team was once again on the brink of pulling to a .500 record, but fell flat against a tough Detroit Lions team. Who Dat Nation and...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
1 hour ago

Saints News, 12/8/16: Despite Struggles, Saints’ Run Defense Continues to Stymie Opponents

With Sheldon Rankins back in the lineup, the Saints’ run defense has remained fairly stout, and has been even more impressive with him. They’ll hope to continue their success on Sunday, as they face off against Doug Martin, Charles Sims and the potent Buccaneers’ offense. Four Saints are currently in the top 10 of their respective #ProBowlVote position groups:Drew BreesJohn...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
2 hours ago

Saints vs. Bucs: Five brave predictions

The New Orleans Saints travel to Tampa Bay this Sunday to face the Buccaneers. After a disappointing loss to Detroit, the Saints season is virtually over. But they’re technically still alive. It’s not actually so outlandish to think that the Saints have a playoff shot. So let’s do this guys. Don’t hang our heads yet. […] Saints vs. Bucs: Five brave predictions - Who Dat...
Via Who Dat Dish
10 hours ago

The Sheldon Rankins Effect: Saints Rookie Film Study

We take a closer look at the impact Sheldon Rankins is providing for the Saints. The defensive tackle position for the Saints has been one of ups and downs, with more downs than ups. Most have chosen to err on the side of caution when it comes to predicting what Sheldon Rankins will do in a black and gold uniform (and in the case of the above picture, a gorgeous color rush uniform...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
12 hours ago

New Orleans Saints: Cracks starting to appear in Black and Gold locker room

Until the Saints’ collapse in a loss to the Detroit Lions, one thing you could say about this young team was that it seemed everybody had each others’ backs. Player comments recently have shown some strain in the chemistry. It wasn’t one or two plays against the Lions. Last Sunday the entire team seemed to […] New Orleans Saints: Cracks starting to appear in Black and Gold...
Via Who Dat Dish
22 hours ago

Former Saints running back describes Smith shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas told a jury Wednesday that he thought a heated argument between retired Saints star Will Smith and an irate driver had cooled - but then he heard gunshots and turned to see his friend being gunned down. ''After the shooting stopped I stood there in shock. Telling myself that didn't happen,'' Thomas said, his...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Correction: Saints-Will Smith Shot story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) In a story Dec. 6 about the trial of Cardell Hayes, who is charged in the shooting death of former NFL star Will Smith, The Associated Press reported erroneously that lawyers said a toxicology report indicated Hayes was legally drunk on the night of the shooting. The report said Smith was drunk, not Hayes. A corrected version of the story is below: Will Smith's...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Racquel Smith, Former Saints enter court Wednesday

Will Smith's widow Racquel and former Saints players D
Via NOLA.com
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New Orleans Saints: Will Smith trial begins

One of the biggest trials has begun this week in Saints’ history. Will Smith was shot and killed by Cardell Hayes in a very popular uptown area. This is the information that is out there now. There is plenty of information out there, and perhaps this may at least give some background on what happened […] New Orleans Saints: Will Smith trial begins - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
1 day ago

Brees, Gleason among those in court for Will Smith trial

Drew Brees and Steve Gleason were among those in attendance Tuesday to support Will Smith’s wife as she testifies against the man who shot her husband this year. ESPN’s Mike Triplett was on hand at the trial and passed along the following information: “Saints QB Drew Brees, Steve Gleason and their wives have joined some of Will Smith’s other former teammates at courthouse...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The best dramas of 2016

2016's been a great year for film dramas. As we approach Oscar season, we'd like to point out what we think have been the best dramas of the year. In no particular order, and since we still haven't seen a lot of the December releases, these are the must-see dramas of 2016 so far.  
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions troll ESPN analysts for picking against them

The Detroit Lions are quietly putting together a fantastic season and have a great chance to win the NFC North, but a lot of people haven’t seemed to notice. The team’s official Twitter account took advantage of the opportunity to troll some of those people on Sunday. After Detroit defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road in convincing fashion, the person in charge of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said after the team's loss to the Detroit Lions

Saints quarterback Drew Brees addresses the
Via NOLA.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hear what New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said after the loss to Detroit

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton gives a terse press conference following the Saints lackluster loss to
Via NOLA.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fairley appears to take cheap shot at Stafford

With the Detroit Lions in town, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley established on Sunday that he will not play favorites to his old team. Matthew Stafford was on the ground and without the ball, yet Fairley decided to give his ex-teammate a shot — just for good measure. Nick Fairley with a cheap shot on Matthew Stafford, who was on the ground. https://t.co/z6eoaXa3RE...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton unhappy about Brandin Cooks trade rumors

It isn’t often one gets to peer into the mind of an NFL coach and see how he feels about trade rumors. This might have happened Sunday with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who retweeted a fan blasting NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport over the Brandin Cooks trade rumors. The Tweet Payton retweeted: @RapSheet @NFL plz research JUST A LITTLE BIT instead of closing your eyes...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 13 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the New Orleans Saints. Why the Saints? Frankly, we could have just as easily gone with New Orleans’ Week 13 opponent, Detroit. The real point of interest is the matchup between an impossible-to-ignore, heart-stopping Lions team...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton addresses report about star WR being unhappy

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks surprisingly did not have a single pass thrown his way in his team’s 49-point scoring bonanza against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but Sean Payton insists that was not by design. On Wednesday, Payton was asked about a report claiming Cooks is unhappy with his role in the Saints’ offense. The head coach downplayed it. “I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cooks frustrated with role in Saints offense

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been used as more of a big-play threat than a No. 1 receiver this season, and that is apparently not a role he is satisfied with. Cooks was not targeted in his team’s convincing 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. While ideally the third-year pro would just be happy that his team got the win, Cooks raised some eyebrows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saints score on trick play late in blowout win

Trick plays are as American as Apple Pie and Uncle Sam. The New Orleans Saints pulled one off in Sunday's blowout over the Los Angeles Rams. While it could be considered disrespectful in coaching circles, the play was fun nonetheless and was well received by non-Rams fans across the nation. .@DrewBreesTo @Willie_Snead4GTo @Tim_Hightower.TOUCHDOWN!!!@Saints TRICKERY in NOLA ...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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