1. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | The Saints Five Most Vital Players Not Named Brees

    The Saints have done a wonderful job acquiring new talent to bolster the offense, defense, and special teams. General manager Mickey Loomis has been forced to be creative with limited cap space...

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  2. Fleur-De-Lis-Fever | New Orleans Saints Offseason Recap

    A quick review of last season would reveal the obvious: the Saints' defensive depth chart lacked quality, versatile players...

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  3. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Saints Pick Defense And... A Punter?!

    It was obvious to most Saints fans. New Orleans needed to address defense in the draft, especially with their first pick...

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  4. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | The Saints All-Time Best Draft Picks: Offense

    While the New Orleans Saints have had more than their share of bad draft picks over the years, they have also netted some fantastic players. The Saints have drafted numerous all-pro selections and a couple of potential hall-of-famers...

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  5. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | The Saints' Worst Drafts in the Past 15 Years

    The New Orleans Saints have had so many poor drafts that it would be difficult to narrow down the worst list without first setting some parameters. First, I decided to narrow down the list to the past 15 years...

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  6. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Which Is the Best Draft Class in Saints' History?

    Much of the New Orleans Saints' success (or lack thereof) in their history can be attributed to their results in the draft. The Saints did not have a playoff game until 1987, their 21st season in the NFL...

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  7. Breaking Down the NFC South Schedules

    From top to bottom, the NFC South was the best division in the NFL last season. They sent two teams to the playoffs, and no team finished below .500. Part of the NFC South's success was dictated by a fairly easy non-division schedule...

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  8. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Will NFL Schedule Maker Screw the New Orleans Saints Again?

    Tuesday at 6 p.m. Central Time, the NFL will release its 2009 schedule. Fans across the country and the world will be watching with great anticipation to see how many prime time games their ...

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  9. Fleur-De-Lis Fever | Grading the Reggie Bush Draft

    2005 was a disastrous year for New Orleans in football and in life. The Saints' 3-13 nomadic season was insignificant in comparison to the devastating effects of hurricane season on the city and surrounding areas...

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  10. Grading the 2006 NFL Draft Class: NFC West

    It is said that NFL teams are built through the draft. It is also said that a draft class shouldn't be judged until after three years...

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  11. Fleur-de-Lis Fever | Ten Years Later, How Ricky Williams Affected New Orleans

    There has been a trade... New Orleans is now on the clock. These words put die-hard Who Dats and casual Saints fans alike on the edge of their seats...

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  12. Where Does UNC Tarheels' Roy Williams Rank Among Elite Coaches?

    Rewind to April 7, 2003. The Syracuse Orangemen, led by Carmelo Anthony, celebrated at half-court as the Kansas Jayhawks dejectedly walked off the court. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim was basking in the glory of his first national title...

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  13. Jay Cutler Trade Review: Broncos Fleeced Da Bears

    Somewhere in his Dove Valley office building Pat Bowlen is grinning from ear to ear, and toasting Josh McDaniels with a drink. The Denver Broncos robbed the Chicago Bears blind...

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  14. Saints Hoping Small Ripples In Free Agency Pool Create Tidal Wave Of Success

    While the Washington Redskins (Albert Haynesworth), New York Jets (Bart Scott), and Seattle Seahawks, (T.J. Houshmandzadeh) among other teams have spent their resources luring high-priced free ...

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  15. NFL Adopts New Rules: Quarterbacks To Wear Dresses

    On Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting, league owners passed several new rules to go into effect at the start of the 2009 season...

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  16. New Orleans Saints Add a Little Spice(r) to the Defense

    The New Orleans Saints have added former Jacksonville Jaguar defensive end Paul Spicer to their retooling defense. Spicer is the second former Jaguar defensive end the Saints have signed in as many seasons...

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  17. New Orleans Saints Re-Sign Jonathan Vilma; Now What?

    The sound that you heard Friday afternoon from the Gulf Coast was a collective sigh of relief from Saints fans over the re-signing of middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma...

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  18. New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview: Secondary

    The words "beat deep" and "heart-breaking" have been often used to describe the Saints secondary over the past two seasons...

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  19. New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview: Linebackers

    The start of free agency is just a few days away, and it is time to take a look at the linebackers. Linebacker has been a position of weakness for the Saints for over a decade. The days of the Dome Patrol are long gone...

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  20. Thanks For The Memories: A Tribute To Deuce McAllister

    Often times the term "class act" gets thrown around too much. I think that with all of the shady characters and poor examples of sportsmanship in athletics today, Americans are desperately looking for positive role models to lead today's youth...

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  21. New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview: Defensive Line

    After covering each unit of the offense, it's now time to move onto the defense. While the offensive line is traditionally an anonymous group, their defensive counterparts are far from anonymity...

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  22. New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview: Offensive Line

    I wrap up my offseason look at the Saints' offensive units by taking a look at the offensive line. Offensive linemen are often the most anonymous, but most important, players on the team...

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  23. New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

    My overview of the New Orleans Saints' offseason continues with a look at the receivers. I earlier led off this series with a look at the quarterbacks and then the running backs...

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  24. New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview: Running Backs

    On Sunday, I began my New Orleans Saints offseason preview by discussing the quarterback position. Today, I want to focus in on the running backs...

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  25. New Orleans Saints Offseason Overview: Quarterbacks

    Over the next several weeks, I will be taking a position-by-position look at the New Orleans Saints. I will be highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each position and will give my take as to how the Saints can improve...

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