Archive for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ Category

Saints, Raiders and Eagles have the most difficult NFL schedules in 2019

Friday, April 19th, 2019

The full 2019 NFL schedule was released to the public on Wednesday night and some teams aren't thrilled with the hand they've been dealt for the upcoming season. Most notably, the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles have the most difficult schedules, according to NFL Network analysts. The most difficult part of the Saints' season, says Maurice Jones-Drew, will be the first four weeks, putting pressure on the team to start strong – otherwise, their hopes of making the playoffs could be crushed from the get-go.

Saints’ 2019 draft options limited by past deals

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center - which is why three of their top four 2019 draft slots have already been traded away. The Saints aren't slated to pick until late in the second round - 62nd overall - because they largely mortgaged the top of this year's draft in hopes of winning it all last season. New Orleans traded this year's first-round pick last year in order to move up and select defensive end Marcus Davenport.

Just forget you saw that: Cardinals re-cut schedule video – and this time Josh Rosen’s in it

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The NFL released the 2019 regular-season schedule on Wednesday night, and each of the league's 32 teams did their best to creatively present their respective schedule on social media. Some were better than others. And the New Orleans Saints might still be cooking a way to get revenge on the Atlanta Falcons for their savage swipes. The Arizona Cardinals, of course, had their own video, but there was something a little...off.

Jaguars’ Tom Coughlin unclear what ‘voluntary’ means, wants Jalen Ramsey at offseason program

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Phase One is strictly conditioning and strength work and rehab. Key word in the above sentence: voluntary. Tom Coughlin unclear on 'voluntary' But at their annual “State of the Franchise” event on Thursday morning, Jacksonville Jaguars vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin noted that the team doesn't have perfect attendance this week.

Falcons’ schedule video trolls Saints over bad call in NFC title game

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Plenty of teams spent plenty of time putting together excellent schedule-release videos. The Falcons' excellent effort contains a not-so-subtle slap at the misfortune experienced in January by their biggest rival. In a segment that mimics the opening animation from HBO's Game of Thrones, the Falcons take the viewer through the various cities where the team's games will be played.

How the Bears’ schedule stacks up against the rest of the NFC North

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

How the Bears' schedule stacks up against the rest of the NFC North originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com We've known who the Bears will play in the 2019 regular season since New Year's Eve 2018, and have known where they'll play those opponents for even longer. That always makes the NFL's schedule reveal sort of an odd phenomenon, especially because most of it gets leaked long before primetime shows air on NFL Network and ESPN. Additionally: Do we really know how good anyone is going to be in 2019, the Bears included?

Bears-Packers, Patriots-Steelers, Texans-Saints highlight Week 1

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

We already knew most of Kickoff Weekend. The Packers and Bears — and not the defending champion Patriots — begin the 2019 regular season to showcase the NFL's oldest rivalry in the 100th season. That's the Thursday night, Sept.

Bears TE Zach Miller, who suffered horrific leg injury, announces retirement

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Give Zach Miller credit for trying to make it back from one ofthe worst leg injuries the NFL has seen in recent years. Miller, in the middle of a late-career breakout with the Chicago Bears in 2017, injured his leg trying to haul in a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. The injury was so bad, he almost lost his leg.

Revisiting Saints trading entire draft for Ricky Williams and the deals that almost happened

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Two decades ago Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints made one of the craziest trades in NFL history. They traded all six 1999 draft choices and their first-round and third-round picks in 2000—eight draft choices in all—to Washington to move up seven spots in the first round of the '99 draft to pick Texas running back Ricky Williams. Twenty years ago—that's crazy,” the Washington coach at the time, Norv Turner, said Friday.

Arthur Blank: Falcons still looking to address trenches

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Even with the return of Adrian Clayborn to Atlanta in free agency, Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes his team still needs more help along the offensive and defensive lines. I think the needs in the draft are exactly the same as going into free agency: I think we've got to get younger on the offensive line,” Blank said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. We made some improvements, in that regard, in free agency, but we're looking at that in the draft.