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  1. You can rationalize this loss all you want. Bottom line is this game was taken away with that non-call and no one will convince me otherwise. I never thought I'd see the day that I would turn my back on the NFL, but that day has come. What hurts the most is knowing the blood, sweat and tears those players and coaches put into this season only to have it ripped away. I know how crappy if feels as a fan, I can't imagine how they must feel. I will always be a fan of the New Orleans Saints and the Whodatzone and I'm sure I will lurk here from time to time, but the NFL is no longer worth my time, energy or $$.
  2. Saints' Super Bowl takeover in Atlanta would extend to Falcons facility, locker room: report
  3. I'm all for going after them in the run game as well. They are undersized, so we should have the advantage. Suh and Donald might prove problematic when trying to get to the 2nd level, however.
  4. I expect a heavy dose of Kamara this game. I think Payton will try to get the ball out quickly and get him isolated one on one with the Rams linebackers. This will enable them to attack their weakness, while at the same time mitigating the pass rush from Suh and Donald. I expect the Rams to focus a lot of their attention on Thomas, so Ginn and Co. need to step up. And as always, they need to RUN THE BALL to keep the Rams Offense on the sideline and open up the play action.
  5. Home-field is usually good for 3 pts. So basically its a pick-em game.
  6. Fwiw, neither team gave up a sack in the first game. After divisional weekend this is the vibe from the talking heads that seems to be out there for each team.... Kansas City Chiefs: They have a defense now to go with their mvp quarterback. Look out. New England Patriots: Everyone left them for dead and forgot how dominant they are. Los Angeles Rams: Resurgent running game and defense is much improved. New Orleans Saints: Most vulnerable team left. O-line sucks. Offense out of sync. It was nothing the Saints did, Philly made too many mistakes.
  7. linkage Foles underthrew the ball a little, opening a door that the Saints would moonwalk through. From there, Lattimore said, the game “changed tremendously”, and he wasn’t kidding. Consider the before and after: Pre-pick Eagles 20 plays, 169 yards Saints 10 plays, 21 yards Eagles 14, Saints 0 Post-pick Eagles 27 plays, 81 yards Saints 61 plays 399 yards Saints 20, Eagles 0
  8. I wear my "black-n-gold colored glasses" proudly when I say, I hope this team wins the Super Bowl this year. Because it seems the individual awards aren't really in the cards this year. Obviously, the guys on the other teams that are getting the recognition, are very talent players in their own right. But if this team, with this record, was in New York, LA , Dallas or Chicago the narrative would be vastly different.
  9. The regular season ends with a resounding thud. Lookin' at Seahawks, Cowboys or Eagles. Seahawks struggled to beat Arizona, Cowboys gave up 35 to the Giants and the Eagles may be down to QB#3. The Bears D is down right scary. That being said, time for a 3 game win streak. Sunday, Jan. 13 NFC No. 4/5/6 at New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)
  10. linkage It's Teddy time in New Orleans. With the New Orleans Saints already locking up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will start over Drew Brees in Sunday's regular-season finaleagainst the Carolina Panthers, coach Sean Payton said. LATEST ANALYSIS ▶ Game picks: Colts beat Titans ▶ Vikings' plan to stop Mack ▶ Mariota among those with most at stake ▶ Previewing offseason QB market ▶ MJD: Ranking top 5 rushing tandems ▶ Coach candidates: Names to know ▶ Five rookies who landed in best spots ▶ Power Rankings: Bears up to No. 2 ▶ Nine guys who need change of scenery Brees hinted at the move earlier this week when he told reporters he expected Bridgewater to see significant playing time against the Panthers. After suffering a devastating knee injury before the 2016 season, Bridgewater has attempted just three passes in two years. The 26-year-old isn't worried about the long break from meaningful action. "I never turned it off," Bridgewater said Wednesday, per Nick Underhill of The Advocate. "Being in the position that I'm in you always have to stay ready. That's been my mindset since I arrived here. Approach each day with the same mindset that your opportunity can come within a blink of an eye." Bridgewater has appeared in four games for the Saints since being acquired in a trade with the New York Jets in August. He has only attempted one pass in a Saints uniform, but Sunday's start will give him a chance to show what he can accomplish in a regular-season game. With Bridgewater set to hit free agency this offseason, his start against the Panthers could draw plenty of attention from QB-hungry general managers. He put in a few very strong performances for the Jetsduring the preseason and there's a chance that a strong game on Sunday could lead to a potential starting job somewhere else in the league.
  11. That is correct.
  12. Need to establish the run game. Behind a makeshift O-line Teddy may be under pressure a bit more than usual.
  13. Couple the mid-season Saints offense with the late season Saints defense and you have what you seek. If that happens come playoff time. Game over.
  14. linkage Congress votes to award Steve Gleason highest honor Print By Around The NFL staff NFL.com Published: Dec. 20, 2018 at 02:50 p.m. Updated: Dec. 20, 2018 at 05:07 p.m. Former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason has inspired countless people worldwide throughout his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and his work in the areas of research associated with the disease. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to award Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal -- the highest honor Congress can bestow upon a civilian -- for his efforts. The U.S. Senate unanimously endorsed the award for Gleason in June, and now the final step is for President Trump to sign the legislation. "It is a true honor to witness Steve Gleason become the first New Orleanian and former NFL Legend to receive the Congressional Gold Medal," Saints owner Gayle Benson said in a statement. "Along with his wife, Michel, and everyone at Team Gleason, they have unfailingly confronted ALS with a courageous and unwavering determination. Their tireless work to provide crucial assistance and the latest in technology and services has improved countless people's quality of living. Steve is leaving a truly indelible mark in American history and we are honored to call him a true New Orleans Saint." Gleason would be the first NFL player ever honored with the Congressional Gold Medal. Legislation to award Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal initially was introduced in the Senate and House back in April by Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). "Through his work to help others who are disabled, Steve Gleason has changed so many lives for the better," Cassidy said in a statement Thursday. "As more members of Congress heard about Steve's work, the support for this bill only grew. Steve is a hero to many and I'm proud we got this done to honor a great American." Gleason spent seven years as a defensive back and special teams star for the Saints and has battled ALS since 2011. Gleason memorably helped organize the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, which raised awareness and generated more than $100 million to fight the disease. Previous recipients include Orville and Wilbur Wright, Thomas Edison, Jonas Salk, Irving Berlin, Robert Frost, Bob Hope, Walt Disney, Roberto Clemente, Sir Winston Churchill, John Wayne, the 1980 U.S. Summer Olympic Team, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Ruth and Billy Graham, Frank Sinatra, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus.
  15. something to think about when scarfing down that next hamburger Are cows the cause of global warming? A cow does on overage release between 70 and 120 kg of Methane per year. Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2). But the negative effect on the climate of Methane is 23 times higher than the effect of CO2. Therefore the release of about 100 kg Methane per year for each cow is equivalent to about 2'300 kg CO2 per year. Let's compare this value of 2'300 kg CO2: The same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) is generated by burning 1'000 liters of petrol. With a car using 8 liters of petrol per 100 km, you could drive 12'500 km per year (7'800 miles per year). World-wide, there are about 1.5 billion cows and bulls. All ruminants (animals which regurgitates food and re-chews it) on the world emit about two billion metric tons of CO2-equivalents per year. In addition, clearing of tropical forests and rain forests to get more grazing land and farm land is responsible for an extra 2.8 billion metric tons of CO2 emission per year! According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) agriculture is responsible for 18% of the total release of greenhouse gases world-wide (this is more than the whole transportation sector). Cattle-breeding is taking a major factor for these greenhouse gas emissions according to FAO. Says Henning Steinfeld, Chief of FAO's Livestock Information and Policy Branch and senior author of the report: "Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation." Livestock now use 30 percent of the earth's entire land surface, mostly permanent pasture but also including 33 percent of the global arable land used to producing feed for livestock, the report notes. As forests are cleared to create new pastures, it is a major driver of deforestation, especially in Latin America where, for example, some 70 percent of former forests in the Amazon have been turned over to grazing.
  16. It's probably the cost of Roger Goodell's vaginal enhancement procedure.
  17. Green Bay Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after loss to Cardinals 6:06 PM CT ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy following Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The defeat dropped the Packers to 4-7-1 on the season. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will take over as interim coach. "The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately," team president Mark Murphy said in a statement. "Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers link
  18. You are correct.
  19. link Cowboys address mystery man on Saints sideline Posted by Mike Florio on December 1, 2018, 12:54 PM EST In the aftermath of a Saints-Cowboys game during which the home team stymied one of the most potent offensive in football, suspicions have emerged in connection with images showing a person in Cowboys gear with a headset (and apparently a cell phone) on the New Orleans sideline. And, yes, the Saints are suspicious. The Cowboys have explained the issue in this way: “It’s a member of the game day entertainment staff. He stands next to the ‘green hat’ who is the network TV person who works with the officials to coordinate TV timeouts. His job is to communicate to our internal video board people when a TV time out is coming and how much time is left in that timeout as they come out of a break. He does not stand in the team bench area. They stand just outside the bench area on that side of the field.” The image that was tweeted shows the person close to Saints coach Sean Payton, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the person was in the bench area. The Cowboys insist that the employee would never enter the bench area, toward the middle of the sideline. Whether the Cowboys’ explanation satisfies the Saints’ suspicions remains to be seen. If the Cowboys were going to be engaged in any type of spy operation, it definitely would be unusual for the guy to be wearing a polo shirt bearing the Cowboys logo. The NFL has not responded to a request for comment regarding the situation. A similar incident occurred in 2015, when the Jets instigated a sideline interrogation of Kraft Sports employees during a game against the Patriots. Those employees were also responsible for in-stadium entertainment, and one was responsible for providing batteries to the referee’s wireless microphone. The easiest way to avoid these situations would be to require the employees of a given team to do whatever they have to do from the sideline of the team they work for. That would completely eliminate any possible allegations of shenanigans.