Archive for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ Category

Do you want to be the Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive coordinator? They can’t seem to land one

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

It's Valentine's Day, and all the NFL teams have the key spots on their coaching staffs filled. The Cincinnati Bengals don't have a defensive coordinator. The latest setback is that University of Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said no to the Bengals, according to Harrison Tenzer of and confirmed by others.  Then the New Orleans Saints blocked the Bengals from interviewing secondary coach Aaron Glenn, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Monday Sports in Brief

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Hunt was in his second season with Kansas City and was one of the team's best players. He led the NFL in rushing as a rookie in 2017. The Browns are now giving the 23-year-old, who is from Cleveland, a chance to restart his career.

Governor releases NFL head’s response about missed penalty

Monday, February 11th, 2019

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told Louisiana's governor there was an error in the officiating that helped the Los Angeles Rams go to the Super Bowl instead of the New Orleans Saints, but there's nothing he can do about it. Goodell wrote to Gov. John Bel Edwards saying a penalty should have been called. But reiterating earlier comments, Goodell said he's not authorized to overturn game results because of an officiating error, and clubs haven't supported replays to review penalty calls or non-calls.

Roger Goodell sent letter to Louisiana governor, says NFL will review officiating procedures

Monday, February 11th, 2019

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was upset over a non-call in the NFC championship game. Nothing Roger Goodell could ever say will make New Orleans Saints feel better. The Saints feel they were robbed of a spot in Super Bowl LIII due to a non-call on an obvious pass interference by the Los Angeles Rams.

Saints hire Rizzi as special teams coordinator

Monday, February 11th, 2019

The New Orleans Saints have hired Darren Rizzi as special teams coordinator, head coach Sean Payton announced Monday. Rizzi, 48, has 26 years of college and NFL coaching experience, most recently with the Miami Dolphins from 2009-18. He spent his final two years with the Dolphins as associate head coach/special teams coordinator.

Vitt-Williams reunion on Jets staff brings Saints bounty case back to light

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

When the Jets announced new head coach Adam Gase's full coaching staff, we noted that the presence of senior defensive assistant Joe Vitt and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could make things interesting, considering that Vitt and Williams were both involved in Bountygate as assistant coaches in New Orleans, and Vitt said during the NFL's investigation that Williams had lied about the bounty case. Larry Holder of The Athletic has published what Vitt told the NFL's investigators, and it really is remarkable that these two men will now be working together. When Vitt was being questioned in the NFL investigation, he was asked about Williams' claim that Williams wanted to stop the Saints' bounty program and Vitt kept it going.

Gase fills out Jets staff with Cooter, Jefferson among hires

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Adam Gase's coaching staff with the New York Jets has youth, experience, family ties and plenty of personalities. The team announced that Gase filled out his staff Friday, including hiring Jim Bob Cooter as running backs coach, Shawn Jefferson as assistant head coach-offense/wide receivers and Frank Bush as assistant head coach-defense/inside linebackers. Gase also reunited two of the central figures from the New Orleans Saints' ''Bountygate'' scandal in 2012, adding Joe Vitt as a senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach to work under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

Monday, February 4th, 2019

The New England Patriots' competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football's annual spectacle in a decade. A boycott by disgruntled New Orleans Saints fans, a campaign by fans of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and a game with only one touchdown combined to shrink the audience. Since reaching a peak of 114.4 million viewers for the Patriots' 2015 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, the Super Bowl audience has slipped each year since.

Super Bowl LIII: New Orleans Saints Triumph Over Chiefs in the Unforgettable Super Bowl America Deserved

Monday, February 4th, 2019

In one of those emotionally exhausting, once-in-a-generation, where-were-you-when-it-you-saw-it games that will assuredly be the subject of its own breathless 30 for 30 by Labor Day, the New Orleans Saints beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday, 40-34. After two weeks of hearing pundits relentlessly warble about the matchup between 12-time Pro Bowler Drew Brees and second-year quarterbacking wunderkind (and reigning MVP) Patrick Mahomes, more than a few fans nervously wondered whether the final product could ever live up to the relentless hype. Today, it can be said unequivocally: This Super Bowl did not suck.

Here’s How a Lot of New Orleans Saints Fans Trolled the Super Bowl

Monday, February 4th, 2019

After the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53, some New Orleans Saints fans —and even a few players — couldn't resist mocking the low-scoring game. Ahead of Sunday night's matchup, many Saints supporters still had a bad taste in their mouths from a controversial pass interference no-call late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship that they saw as the cause of their team's loss. So it's no surprise that NOLA had a few things to say about the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever.