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
I was able to catch up with two very good Georgia bloggers earlier this week to get the scoop on John Jenkins and they both had interesting things to say so I wanted to share this with you.no comments
Nose tackle John Jenkins was the last of the five rookies to not have a contract after four of them signed yesterday, but that was taken care of in short order as Jenkins now has a 4 year deal of his own.
Here is the tweet, courtesy of Larry Holder:
#Saints sign third rounder John Jenkins. Four-year deal. No summer rookie contract drama this offseason.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) May 10, 2013
The Saints were busy last night concluding deals for four of their five rookies. Kenny Vaccaro, Terron Armstead, Kenny Stills and Rufus Johnson are now all under contract on 4 year deals each and only John Jenkins remains as the lone un-signed rookie. I'm sure his deal will be done in short order as well. These deals came in place prior to the rookie camp which starts today. This is massive difference from last year when the Saints first signed a draftee on 6/27 with Akiem Hicks and finalized the process with Nick Toon on 7/17. So Mickey Loomis is literally taking care of this almost 50 days ahead of last year's pace.no comments
Andrew, Dave and Kevin join Ralph to discuss Pro Football Focus ranking Drew Brees the 79th best player in 2012. Kevin tells Ralph to take his stat based logic and shove it because Brees isn't the 79th ranked anything. Dave explains how an article he wrote about Malcolm Jenkins' job being in jeopardy went sideways in the comment section. Andrew explains what all three safeties on the field at once might look like. Kevin explains why he is interested in Kenny Stills fashion sense. Andrew asks Dave if he still believes Devery Henderson will still be on the team in 2013 then asks who gets a job in the NFL first; Tim Tebow or Devery?
Dave tries to explain Reggie Bush's desire to wait for his child to be born before he gets married because of religious reasons. Kevin then discusses the legal precedent for getting an engagement ring back after someone calls off the wedding. The boys wrap up the show getting an update on Kevin's flourishing pro wrestling career and discussing off season arrest scenarios they'd like to see.
After reading Andrew's article, I decided to come up with a list of my own. I have highlighted several players that CAN be valuable to the team, but need to step it up in 2013 if they have any hope of sticking with the team in the future.no comments