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Will the New Orleans Saints be active at the NFL’s trade deadline?

The NFL trading deadline line is approaching, specifically on Tuesday, October 30th at 4pm eastern time. The 4-1 New Orleans Saints are on their bye week, so of course it’s time to engage in rumors that will almost certainly not happen. Some whispers throughout the league have Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on the market, and others have suggested that Oakland Raiders corner Gareon Conley might be available. Barring anything unusual, New Orleans probably lack the resources to get a player like Peterson, who is still one of the league’s better corners.

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Saints bye week review:

The New Orleans Saints have settled their secondary and haven’t had many coverage busts since playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener, which has been more palatable for the coaching staff.

But one of the reasons for the better organization has been a slight shift in philosophy for the secondary. While the team still uses single-high safety coverages regularly, the defense has mixed in more Tampa 2 looks to help settle the defense.

The coverage is a variant of Cover 2, which features two deep safeties covering a zone. In Tampa 2, the middle linebacker is asked to cover the deep middle area of the field.

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Escape from New York: Alvin Kamara’s third TD clinches Saints’ third straight play

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Alvin Kamara might finally get a breather when backfield mate Mark Ingram returns from his four-game suspension next week.

But the New Orleans Saints sure are fortunate that he lived up to his leading-man role when they kept needing him in September.

Kamara’s 49-yard touchdown run with 2 minutes, 6 seconds remaining finally sent the New York Giants fans flooding for the exits as the Saints held on for a sometimes-sloppy 33-18 victory on Sunday.

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Alvin Kamara, Saquon Barkley lead new breed of ‘do-it-all’ backs

METAIRIE, La. — Alvin Kamara’s advice to Saquon Barkley might not have been too insightful. But so far, it has been perfectly accurate.

The two dynamic running backs — who might wind up winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award in back-to-back seasons if Barkley can fend off this year’s loaded quarterback crop — met for the first time in January. Kamara was making his Pro Bowl debut and Barkley was training for pre-draft workouts in Orlando, Florida.

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Nobody saw this coming: Saints dealt worst opening loss of Payton-Brees era

No one saw this coming.

I didn’t. You didn’t. The experts predicting a New Orleans Super Bowl run didn’t. And safe to say, the Saints didn’t.

A 48-40 setback. To the Tampa Bay Bucs. At home.

Losses don’t get much worse than this.

It wasn’t so much what the Bucs did as how they did it that made this setback so dispiriting for the Saints and their legion of loyal fans. They embarrassed the Saints and stunned a sellout crowd by piling up 529 yards and a franchise-record-tying 48 points.

It was the second most points ever allowed by the Saints in an opening game and tied for the seventh most allowed in the history of the franchise.

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Saints, Drew Brees don’t have time to waste another season with a slow start

METAIRIE, La. — Coach Sean Payton didn’t need to hear the end of the question.

When a reporter started to mention the New Orleans Saints haven’t won a season opener since …

“It’s been a while,” Payton interrupted. “We just went through the numbers [in a team meeting].”

Specifically, it has been five years since the Saints last won a season opener in 2013. And, yes, players said, it was a big talking point during Payton’s first meeting with the team this week — with a whole power-point display and everything.

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Marcus Williams’ future too bright to dwell on ‘Minnesota Miracle’

  • Mike Triplett    ESPN Staff Writer

METAIRIE, La. — Marcus Williams would rather let his play do the talking as he tries to move past the “Minnesota Miracle.”

If Friday’s practice is any indication, that should work.

The New Orleans Saints’ second-year safety broke up a pair of Drew Brees passes on back-to-back plays during full-team drills on the second day of training camp — again flashing the type of playmaking ability that he demonstrated throughout his breakout rookie season.

But Williams knew that wasn’t what he would be asked about most after Friday’s practice.

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Saints Hall of Fame 2018 ~

Hey Who Dat Nation !

As you know the Saints Hall of Fame picked Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas to be introduced into the 2018 Saints Hall of Fame class.  The pair will be inducted Sept. 14 and recognized two days later on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at halftime of New Orleans’ game against Cleveland.

As we know, the museum is a non-profit museum, the Hall of Fame is always looking to help raise monies to finance the museum and items needed.  They are looking for help this year finding a sponsor for the portraits for both guys, if you know anybody who would want to help the Hall of Fame and sponsor the portrait of Pierre and Lance please contact Ken Trahan at saintshalloffame@yahoo.com and let him know you saw the story here on WhoDatNation.com

Just so you know this is what the sponsor gets !

**Portraits hang in the Saints Hall of Fame Museum permanently
**Sponsor receives an engraved name mention at the bottom of each portrait
**Sponsor receives mention and logo in Saints Hall of Fame induction/gala program (This year’s event is Friday, Sept. 14 from 7-11 p.m. at Club XLIV at Champions Square)
**Sponsor will be allowed to speak for 2-3 minutes on honoree at induction
**Sponsor will be allowed to help unveil the portrait at the event
**Sponsor will receive six tickets to the induction/gala event (Sept. 14, 2018)
**Sponsor will receive six tickets to Saints Hall of Fame annual reception/auction in Biloxi (June, 2019)


Come on Who Dat Nation I know we know somebody who can help out with an amazing cause and also be part of the
Saints Hall of Fame !



Saints’ draft class is about depth, development and Marcus Davenport

The 2017 draft will go down in history as one of the best in New Orleans Saints history.

The seven-man haul featured five eventual starters, including the offensive and defensive rookies of the year in Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore.

The class played a big role in the Saints’ vault from 7-9 to 11-5 and the NFC South championship last season. It’s already being compared to the Saints’ famed 2006 draft class, widely considered the best in club history.

It would be unfair to compare the Saints’ seven-man draft class this year with the 2017 bunch. It would be almost impossible for this year’s group to match its predecessor in terms of impact or production.

This draft was less about stars and starters than it was about depth and development.

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Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner and self-made billionaire, dies at 90

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