Saints GM Loomis: Draft trades true to team philosophy

Football 04/27/19, 21:21

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton left no doubt about their willingness to give up multiple draft picks — in the present and future — to go after prospects they like.New Orleans began the draft not slated to pick until near the end of the second round ...

Roger Goodell, with Sean Payton’s help, gets it right

Sports 03/27/19, 01:33

Roger Goodell got it right.NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should.Many times, perhaps most of the time, the NFL commissioner is doing the bidding of the owners. That's led to plenty of criticism of Goodell when it's the guys who run the 32 franchises who deserve more ...

Saints’ Payton: ice cream, binge-watching, bring consolation

Football 01/30/19, 18:37

Saints coach Sean Payton turned to ice cream, binge-watching and seclusion after his team's football season game to an excruciating end.Payton was finally ready on Wednesday to stand in front of reporters for his NFL-mandated, end-of-season media availability, some 10 days after New Orleans' 26-23 overtime loss in an NFC ...

LA’s Cooks grabs 2nd shot at Super Bowl after Patriots trade

Sports 01/29/19, 16:26

In the past three NFL seasons alone, Brandin Cooks has caught passes from Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Jared Goff while playing for Sean Payton, Bill Belichick and Sean McVay."I guess I know how to pick 'em, right?" Cooks asked Tuesday with a laugh.Cooks has racked up 3,786 yards receiving ...

Rams’ Robey-Coleman will pay NFL fine for infamous hit

Sports 01/25/19, 21:10

Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman plans to pay an NFL fine for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game.The Rams' slot cornerback also hopes he can move past the drama around the infamous hit. No flag was thrown by the officials ...

sources: NFL to consider expanding replay reviews

Football 01/22/19, 14:40

Two people with direct knowledge of the NFL's plans tell The Associated Press that the league's competition committee will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference.The people, who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not publicly announced such plans, stressed that the ...

‘NFL bleaux it’: Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

Sports 01/22/19, 13:47

The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it."WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.New Orleans ...

Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

Sports 01/20/19, 20:17

Sean Payton was glassy-eyed, calm and shrugged his shoulders at times, seemingly resigned to New Orleans' bitter fate — as unfair as he thought it was.And the Saints coach said NFL executives he spoke with by phone after a 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams agreed with him ...

Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

Football 01/20/19, 18:34

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game Sunday.The stunning finish came after New Orleans got the ball first in the extra period. Under pressure, ...

Super Bowl berths on the line in conference title games

Football 01/20/19, 13:59

The Los Angeles Rams are back inside the stadium where they lost for the first time this season, looking for retribution and a Super Bowl berth as they face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game.The Superdome is coming alive for the last time this football season as ...

Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches

Football 01/18/19, 16:40

One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL.The ties between the ...

Soup’s off: Peters, Payton downplay gumbo beef in big game

Football 01/16/19, 20:55

Marcus Peters stood at a podium Wednesday and spoke about his respect for Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints. He insisted his feisty comments about the coach two months ago had been misinterpreted and blown out of proportion by controversy-hungry fans and media.And then his coach popped up in ...

Risk-taking Saints advance to host Rams for NFC title

Football 01/14/19, 03:10

Coach Sean Payton the New Orleans Saints are anything but risk averse.After all, Payton's Saints won a Super Bowl with the help of a surprise onside kick nine years ago, and now New Orleans is one home victory away from its first Super Bowl since then — thanks to a ...

Saints: Payton used Lombardi Trophy, cash, as motivation

Football 01/09/19, 21:49

The Lombardi Trophy, stacks of cash totaling more than $200,000 and a Super Bowl ring — flanked by armed guards — were among the sights Saints players saw when they showed up at team headquarters this week to prepare for their playoff opener.Several players said after practice Wednesday that coach ...

All 12 playoff coaches are tied to Bill Walsh or Parcells

Football 01/05/19, 02:39

There is no denying the impact on the coaching world that Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells have had. The hard evidence is apparent again as the NFL playoffs begin.All 12 of the coaches have some sort of tie-in to either three-time Super Bowl champion Walsh or two-time winner Parcells. Yes, ...

Payton harps on Saints’ ‘fundamentals’ as playoff approach

Football 12/31/18, 19:26

The irritation was evident in Saints coach Sean Payton's voice on Monday.The end of the regular season meant a number of his colleagues were getting fired .That meant clubs with new vacancies would be requesting interviews with assistants on the most successful teams, such as New Orleans, during the very ...

NFL head coaching positions a slippery ride

Football 12/31/18, 15:14

Sean Payton despises the term "Black Monday." And he's one of the coaches who always survives it.Six head coaches were fired as the NFL season concluded, four of them on Monday. Two, Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and Hue Jackson in Cleveland, didn't even make it that far.Saints coach Payton, ...

Allen thrives until injury, Panthers beat Brees-less Saints

Football 12/30/18, 16:25

Undrafted rookie Kyle Allen passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns before injuring his shoulder, and the Carolina Panthers cruised to a 33-14 victory over a Saints squad looking ahead to the playoffs.Allen, a third-stringer pressed into service with Cam Newton and backup Taylor Heinicke out, also ran for a ...

Saints’ Payton eyes history in finale vs. Panthers

Football 12/27/18, 18:31

Saints coach Sean Payton wants to make history this weekend.How badly remains to be seen. That will be judged in part by the players he tries to win with when the playoff-bound Saints (13-2) host the reeling Carolina Panthers (6-9) on Sunday.With the Saints having clinched the NFC's No. 1 ...

Saints’ Rankins has spun, shimmied way to a breakout season

Football 12/27/18, 02:49

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has become increasingly known for two moves this season: his spin and his shimmy.The spin, executed with a nimble quickness not entirely typical of 305-pound linemen, has helped Rankins disrupt quarterbacks the way the Saints hoped he would when they made him their ...

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