For the second consecutive year I'm taking a stab at ranking each team's trigger man starter going into the season. I was proud of my compilation last year looking back as so many of my assertions and predictions turned out to be true. There are a number of changes this year, with many quarterbacks moving down and some moving up. Matt Stafford doesn't belong in the top 4, that's for sure. Here's how I rank them:no comments
The Saints landed another big body in Isaako Aaitui, who is 6'4" and 315lbs, to create depth behind Brodrick Bunkley and John Jenkins at nose tackle. He has signed a 2 year contract with the Saints for what I can only assume is the minimum. Aaitui has never played in a regular season NFL game after signing with the Dolphins as an undrafted rookie free agent out of UNLV.no comments
Every time this discussion comes up, I feel it is accompanied by the caveat that we hope this player will never get to see the field. If he does, the season has no hope. The Saints' chance at success starts and ends with Drew Brees' health. But while any hope at a second Super Bowl hinges on him playing, there's a reason the Saints keep two quarterbacks on the roster and with Chase Daniel bolting for Kansas City there's a lot of uncertainty with who will win the backup job for the first time in a while.no comments
It's very sad that I've followed the Saints long enough that a lot of my long time heroes are starting to pass away. Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, Sam Mills, Frank Warren, Dave Waymer and Norman Hand are just a few that have left us way too young. Today former Saint running back Chuck Muncie died at the age of 60 from a heart attack. May he rest in peace, and God bless his family.no comments
The Saints' roster is now set at 90 after they officially announced moves this morning. Signed are DE Baraka Atkins (4th round pick of Seahawks in 2007), WR Brent Leonard (undrafted rookie from UL-Monroe), CB Korey Lindsey (7th round pick of Bengals in 2011), K Jose Maltos (undrafted rookie from Mexico), RB Khiry Robinson (undrafted rookie from West Texas A&M) and G Jeremiah Warren (undrafted 1 year vet out of South Florida, was briefly on Patriots and Cardinals).no comments
The Saints wrapped up the rookie mini camp over the weekend, and presumably signed tryout players based on the weekend to round out their roster to the allowed 90. The roster was at 87 prior to that camp. Two players signed are known and both are local(ish) products. WR Brent Leonard of UL-Monroe, pictured, and CB Korey Lindsey of Southern Illinois, who is from Baton Rouge, are your newest members of the black and gold. I'm assuming there's a third guy that's yet to be named. Leonard is an undrafted rookie, and Lindsey is a third year pro that was originally taken by the Bengals in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL draft. Liam Neeson had very little to do with it.
What's interesting is that...no comments
Like with Jenkins I also reached out to an Oklahoma blogger, this time right here on the Bloguin Network, to get a little info on our job Kenny Stills. Allen Kenney of Blatant Homerism was nice enough to give me a little input on the Saints' new receiver. Make sure you check this guy out on twitter too. I didn't get his input on this ridiculous picture of Stills that you've probably heard me reference at some point, but here's what he had to say about the player:no comments