1. Top Five NFL Units: Quarterbacks

    The quarterback is the singular most important position in football. Period. Only about half of NFL teams are probably really confident in their starting quarterback situations...

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  2. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | 10 Predictions For the New Orleans Saints

    The Saints summer break is almost over. Training camp begins in less than three weeks. Optimism is oozing out of from every Saints' message board. People calling into sports talk radio shows across Louisiana are hoping for a Super Bowl parade...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 1,035 reads 8 comments

  3. Here's The Best NFL Team a Salary Cap Can Buy: Defense and Specialists

    It is the challenge of every NFL front office to draft and sign the best players and still remain under the salary cap. A team can usually only sign one or two highly priced free agents every year...

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  4. Ten NFL Men Facing the Most Pressure To Succeed in 2009

    Every player and coach in the NFL is under pressure to win. This is a "what have you done for me lately," league. It's not uncommon to see one-fourth of the league's coaches fired in one season...

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  5. Here's The Best NFL Team a Salary Cap Can Buy: Offense

    It is the challenge of every NFL front office to draft and sign the best players and still remain under the salary cap. A team can usually only sign one or two highly priced free agents every year...

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  6. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Saints Make Another Head-Scratching Roster Move

    Death, taxes, and Kevin Houser snapping the ball on special teams for the Saints. Now, you can forget about that last one. Yesterday, the New Orleans Saints announced that they parted ways with long snapper Kevin Houser...

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  7. Top Five Candidates for NFL Comeback Player of the Year

    Whether it's injuries or other circumstances, even some of the great players have down years. Of course, part of makes someone great is how they respond to adversity...

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  8. NFL Buy Or Sell: Investing In Each AFC Team's Playoff Hopes

    Six teams from each conference make the playoffs each year, and about half of them miss out the following year. Last season, only five playoff participants, and only one from the NFC, were also in the playoffs in 2007...

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  9. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Top Five Position Battles To Watch In Saints Camp

    It's 97 degrees in southern Louisiana and that means one thing: Saints training camp is just a little over a month away. As I gaze over the Saints' roster, there are a few positions that are already spoken for...

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  10. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Saints Window Of Opportunity Is T-Minus Three Years

    The term "window of opportunity" is often associated with either a sense of urgency or desperation. This term is often used when discussing talented teams or players who have yet to win a title...

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  11. A Warning To The New Orleans Saints: Potential Breeds Expectations

    The word "potential" can drive us nuts. The word "potential" gets people fired. The 2009 season is full of potential for the New Orleans Saints...

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  12. NFL Buy or Sell: Investing in Each NFC Team's Playoff Hopes

    Six teams from each conference make the playoffs each year, and about half of them miss out the following year. Last season, only five playoff participants, and only one from the NFC, were also in the playoffs in 2007...

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  13. Introducing The Poor Man's Version of The Jaguars' Maurice-Jones Drew

    Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the most popular players in the NFL and is arguably the face of the Jacksonville franchise. He exploded onto the scene as a rookie in 2006 as his 15 offensive touchdowns made him a fantasy steal...

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  14. 2009-10 NBA Prediction: LeBron, Cavs Will Do Less Pregame Celebrating

    LeBron and his Cavaliers gave us quite a show this season ―much of it before the game and on the sidelines. The Cavs postured and paraded on their way to the league's best record...

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  15. Enough Already: Why Debate over the NBA's Greatest Player Is Pointless

    I have noticed that there have been A LOT of articles lately debating on who is the greatest NBA player of all time. I have drawn two conclusions from these articles (and proceeding comments): 1...

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  16. Fleur-De-Lis Fever| No-Huddle In New Orleans: It Can Work For The Saints

    Perhaps there is no closer relationship in the NFL between an offensive-minded head coach and a quarterback than there is with Saints head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees...

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  17. Battle Of NFL Divisions: AFC East Vs. AFC West

    My quest to find the best division in the NFL continues. This is part four of my seven part, bracket-style series. I unexpectedly took a two week break from this series because my son was born early...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 238 reads 1 comments

  18. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | What If...Mike Vick In a New Orleans Saints Uniform

    Peter King of SI.com is one of the most respected NFL writers on the planet, and his column is always a must read. In an article he wrote last week http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/05/20/vick/index...

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  19. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Five Questions Surrounding the New Orleans Saints

    The NFL is full of optimism right now. All of the records and rankings have been wiped clean. Because of parity, many teams have a chance to compete for a Super Bowl title (right, Arizona?)...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 405 reads 7 comments

  20. Which NFL Division Is Best?: NFC East Vs. NFC West

    The journey continues to find the best division in the NFL. This is the third article in a seven part, bracket-style series that pits one division against another. Today, I'm going with the NFC East vs...

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  21. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Is The Saints Defense Cursed With Injuries?

    I imagine that very few New Orleans Saints fans know whose picture adorns this article. He's rookie linebacker Stanley Arnoux, the second of two fourth-round draft choices by the Saints, and, ...

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  22. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Why The Saints Should Back Off The Edge

    There have been numerous reports around the web and local radio that the New Orleans Saints are interested in adding Edgerrin James to their roster...

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  23. Which Division is Best?: AFC North vs. AFC South

    I continue my quest to find the best division. In part one of my series, I introduced my bracket-style tournament by pitting the NFC North against the NFC South. Now, I am looking at the AFC's version of the civil war...

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  24. Which NFL Division Is Best?: NFC North Vs NFC South

    It's time to settle the debate once and for all over which NFL division has the best collection of players. This is the first of a seven part series that pits one division against another...

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  25. NFL Power Rankings: Mini-Camp Edition

    The tidal wave of emotions of the draft has finally receded, and now it's mini-camp time. NFL depth charts look a little more clear than they did two weeks ago...

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