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  1. Saints sign wide receiver Simmie Cobbs off Washington’s practice squad Updated 11:25 AM; Posted 11:25 AM The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints have added another receiver to their roster, but this one doesn’t have the name recognition of their additions from last month. The Saints signed rookie Simmie Cobbs Jr. off Washington’s practice squad on Friday, according to a league source. The 6-foot-3 Cobbs went undrafted this year out of Indiana. Cobbs will presumably take the roster spot of tight end Erik Swoope, whom the Saints are reportedly cutting after claiming him off waivers on Wednesday. The Saints last month added veterans Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall, but neither of them played a game. It’s unclear whether Cobbs could contribute this year, or if this is a signing for the future. link
  2. and boom goes the dynamite?!?
  3. We were all up in our feelings around cutdown day and folks were unhappy with how many drafts picks we were left with. Some of us said it was the quality across the board, time and others teams now know what we knew then, we're loaded with talent across the board. Look at our rotations in games and look how our depth has contributed to our current record. That's an impressive list of starters across the league who first set foot in a Saints uniform. I must echo Faceman, Mrs. B, whatever you need to do to keep Jeff and his scouting team, be Nike, and just do it.
  4. Ginn's progress must be good enough that they felt they could make this call.
  5. Seems the team decided to forget him too:
  6. How talented are the 2018 Saints? The rest of the NFL has the answer Updated 12:25 PM; Posted 7:46 AM Link The Times-Picayune How talented are the 2018 New Orleans Saints? You can get a good indication by checking out other NFL rosters. As of Wednesday, 17 players released or traded by the Saints during training camp are on the rosters of other NFL teams, including 12 who were part of the Saints final roster cuts in September. One other, defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence, was traded to the Cleveland Browns on the day of final cuts. The latest export was running back Boston Scott, a sixth-round pick of the Saints in the 2018 draft who was signed Monday by the Philadelphia Eagles from the Saints practice squad. This revelation tells us a few things: One, the Saints roster is loaded with talent and depth. There have been years in the past when the Saints didn’t have 53 legitimate NFL talents on the roster. The Saints would cut players and they would eventually be forced to abandon their NFL dreams for a business career in the real world. No one wanted the Saints' cast-offs. Things have changed dramatically on Airline Drive. NFL coaches preach all the time in camp about how they will cut players on their roster that will play for other NFL teams. In Sean Payton’s case, it wasn’t just coach speak. This year’s Saints were so deep they released or traded 17 players during camp that were good enough to play in the league. That’s the definition of quality depth. It’s also a credit to the acumen and diligence of the Saints’ personnel department, led by assistant general manager Jeff Ireland and director of pro personnel Terry Fontenot. The overhaul of the club’s personnel department in 2015 has paid off. Ireland’s last three drafts have yielded nine starters -- Alex Anzalone, Vonn Bell, Alvin Kamara, Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk, Sheldon Rankins, Tre’Quan Smith, Michael Thomas and Marcus Williams – and three key reserves -- Marcus Davenport, Trey Hendrickson David Onyemata -- a 12-man core that figures to keep the Saints in the playoff/championship mix for the foreseeable future. The Saints were so deep this year they elected to cut four picks from their seven-man 2018 draft class. All four have landed on other NFL rosters. What’s more, two former Saints who were with the team during the 2018 offseason – linebacker Adam Bighill and cornerback Delvin Breaux – recently were named all-stars in the Canadian Football League. One other side note: Cornerbacks are difficult to find. Six of the cornerbacks cut by the Saints in camp are playing for other NFL teams now, including 2018 draft picks Natrell Jamerson (Packers) and Kamrin Moore (Giants). A look at the former Saints current on other NFL rosters, as of Wednesday: Where Are They Now? 2018 New Orleans Saints in the NFL Pos. player Current team Roster status RB Trey Edmunds Steelers Actve WR Michael Floyd Redskins Active CB De'Vante Harris Buccaneers Active CB Natrell Jamerson Packers Active DT Devaroe Lawrence Browns Practice squad OT Rick Leonard Cardinals Practice squad/injured CB Kamrin Moore Giants Active DE Al-Quadin Muhammad Colts Active CB Sharrod Neasman Falcons Active TE John Phillips Cardinals Active QB Tom Savage Bengals Active RB Boston Scott Eagles Active CB Linden Stephens Broncos Practice squad LB Nate Stupar Giants Active RB Jonathan Williams Colts Active CB Marcus Williams Bears Active TE Deon Yelder Chiefs Active NFL
  7. Saints film room: How New Orleans secondary confused, dominated Buccaneers BY NICK UNDERHILL | NUNDERHILL@THEADVOCATE.COM DEC 11, 2018 - 1:56 PM Facebook Twitter Email New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) intercepts the ball on the final series for Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW FacebookTwitter Email Prin Nick Underhill Adam Humphries had a hard time figuring out what the New Orleans Saints were doing Sunday afternoon. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent a week preparing for their opponent, just as they always do. But instead of seeing the things they prepared for, they were caught off guard by the way New Orleans defended throughout its 28-14 victory. “Two-man, you’re usually getting inside leverage, and the out routes are easier,” Humphries told reporters after the game. “They were disguising some coverages that it was hard for me to tell what it was.” Humphries was right to be surprised. Forget about the leverage for a minute. The Saints don’t play a lot of Cover-2 man looks. Outside of an occasional snap here or there, the only time it showed up with any consistency was when they used it for four snaps against Vikings on Oct. 28. The Saints deployed it for five passing plays Sunday, which isn’t a mind-blowing number, but it is only the second time this year the look has been part of their plan. Even going back to last year, the only time New Orleans exceeded that number was when it used the coverage seven times against the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints further kept Tampa Bay off-balance by using seven Cover 2 zone looks, which is about as high as that number gets for this team except for a Week 7 game against Baltimore, when it was a primary coverage for the defense. So while playing with two deep safeties caught Tampa Bay off guard, the leverage, which forced plays inside, also caused some issues. One snap during the first quarter illustrated what Humphries was talking about when Marshon Lattimore's leverage disrupted the timing of a Mike Evans' out route. Jameis Winston had to look off of Evans and threw an incomplete pass to Humphries over the middle. Can't see video below? Click here.rogress: 0% Remaining Time-0:54 Ful Lattimore and cornerback Eli Apple used the same technique on an incomplete pass to Chris Godwin during the fourth quarter while operating out of a Cover-2 man look. Lattimore and cornerback Eli Apple used the same technique on an incomplete pass to Chris Godwin during the fourth quarter while operating out of a Cover-2 man look. But it wasn’t just those few coverage looks or the leverage used. The New Orleans cornerbacks dominated this game. They protected the boundaries and forced Winston to come inside with his throws, regardless of the leverage. The Tampa Bay quarterback only attempted six passes outside the numbers, completing two. Much of that success rate had to do with Apple, who easily played the best game of his tenure with New Orleans. The Buccaneers set out looking to test Apple early by taking some deep shots on him after seeing the cornerback give up a couple catches to Dallas wide receiver Michael Gallup last week. Apple had no issues. He was targeted seven times while in coverage of Godwin and did not surrender a single catch. The only reception Apple allowed was to Mike Evans late in the game while in prevent defense. That play hardly even counts. Lattimore also played a game worthy of praise. After having a rough performance against Evans in that Week 1 48-40 loss to the Bucs, the cornerback bounced back and did a good job of shutting down the receiver. Evans caught a 36-yard pass on Lattimore to start the game, but he only added one more reception with the cornerback in coverage the rest of the way. Lattimore continues to round into form. The smothering coverage enticed Winston to tuck the ball and run a handful of times, which caused issues. The overall approach of rushing Winston wasn't poor. Three of his runs were the result of missed tackles, though New Orleans did do a better job of keeping him contained to the pocket during the second half. The Saints also kept Tampa Bay guessing by often dropping defensive linemen into coverage. Cam Jordan had an impressive rep covering an underneath route, and Sheldon Rankins put himself in position to nearly intercepting a pass. Several other defensive linemen also dropped back at various points. The wrinkle often draws the ire of fans, but it worked and played a role in the overall success of the defense this week. As for the secondary, it's starting to have more good games than bad games. They still have consistency issues and need to clean them up, but the defensive backs are playing well more often than not. The defense just needs to maintain the momentum down the stretch. Link
  8. Apple deserves serious praise, they tested him early and found out quickly he was not Ken Crawley. He shut down Goodwin for the most part and that's no easy task, ask Mr. Crawley about that. Credit the coaches and the other players for getting him up to speed, they knew he was going to be tested and he was ready, unlike Crawley.
  9. Derek Newton signs with Saints, two years after tearing patellar tendons 5:36 PM PT Mike TriplettESPN Staff Writer Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print METAIRIE, La. -- Derek Newton is one step closer to making a remarkable recovery from tearing both of his patellar tendons in 2016 with the Houston Texans. The veteran offensive lineman signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday to give them added depth after they placed veteran backup offensive lineman Michael Ola on injured reserve. Newton has not played since suffering the catastrophic injury. The Texans released him in April after he spent the entire 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list. View image on Twitter 55 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Newton, 31, started 68 games for the Texans, primarily as their right tackle, after being drafted in the seventh round out of Arkansas State in 2011. The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder was injured in Week 7 of the 2016 season during a Monday Night Football game while blocking Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller. Link
  10. When Armstead returns the offensive slide will all but disappear. They've also accumulated 24 sacks in 5 games which puts us at 41 for the season and currently ranks 3rd in the nfl.
  11. What looked unthinkable in the first half of the TB game is now a reality. 1st Seed and Division Title Can I get a WHO DAT!
  12. 2018 NFC South Standings TEAM W L T PCT PF PA New Orleans 11 2 0 .846 447 283 Carolina 6 7 0 .462 324 332 Tampa Bay 5 8 0 .385 332 383 Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 316 367