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  1. Film study: Reviewing Saints' defense

    Mike Triplett

    One of football's classic sayings is that the film is never as bad or good as you think it's going to be. The New Orleans Saints' defensive performance in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns was a perfect example. For much of this game, th...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Film study: Reviewing Saints defense

    Mike Triplett

    My two biggest takeaways after reviewing the tape of the New Orleans Saints' defense: The tackling was just as bad as advertised, but the cornerback play wasn't as glaring a concern as one might expect. The Saints allowed a franchise-record 445 pa...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. Saints' defense a stunning disappointment

    Mike Triplett

    ATLANTA -- This is supposed to be the best defense the New Orleans Saints have fielded in the Sean Payton-Drew Brees era. So it was absolutely flabbergasting to see the Saints post one of the worst defensive performances in franchise history on Su...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Know the enemy: Saints on Julio Jones

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- The Atlanta Falcons' offense took on another dimension when they traded up 21 spots to draft receiver Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick in 2011. It's one of the main reasons why the Falcons won 23 games over the next two season...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  5. Saints on Hard Knocks, emergency QB

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. - This was a jam-packed week for New Orleans Saints news. So I wanted to make sure some of the week's interesting notes and quotes didn't get left on the cutting-room floor. Here's some of the best of the rest: Scouting Hard Knocks? ...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  6. NFL defenses now thinking safeties first -- Adam Schefter's Blitz...

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter's Blitz: When constructing a title-contending defense, NFL teams are now thinking safeties first.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  7. Scouting the Saints with Jabari Greer

    Mike Triplett

    Jabari Greer's career with the New Orleans Saints was cut short last year by a major knee injury. He's still keeping close tabs on the team, and he has agreed to join me on occasion to share his thoughts on the Saints -- unless, of course, the right ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. Game-changer: Byrd is Saints' new 'shark'

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- Jairus Byrd isn't just the proverbial "last guy on the field" after practice. The New Orleans Saints safety is the last guy on the field, on his knees, catching balls one-handed from the JUGS machine. That's how you get to beco...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. 2014 NFL Player Rankings Defense -- 20-11

    ESPN.com NFL Player Rankings, Defense: 20-11

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  10. Champ Bailey talks Lewis, health and more

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- Count Champ Bailey among those who believe New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis is too under-appreciated. When asked where he thinks Lewis fits in with other elite corners in the league, Bailey said, "He's up there. It just ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  11. Bailey back, knows he has to prove self

    Mike Triplett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Champ Bailey is a future Hall of Famer. But he's also a realist. So the New Orleans Saints cornerback knows full well that he has to show his new team enough reason to put him in the lineup on Week 1. Bailey hopes he finally st...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  12. W2W4: New Orleans Saints

    Mike Triplett

    The New Orleans Saints (2-0) and Indianapolis Colts (0-2) will meet in the third preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight, with the game televised nationally on CBS. Here's What 2 Watch 4: 1. Look at the stars: Tonight's game will be much close...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  13. Saints Camp Report: Day 20

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New Orleans Saints training camp: The Saints transitioned out of "camp mode" on Thursday with a glorified walk-through practice that was mostly dedicated to preparation for Saturday ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. Byrd, Saints secondary starting to soar

    Mike Triplett

    MANDEVILLE, La. -- Injuries have delayed the true unveiling this summer. But the highly-touted New Orleans Saints secondary is finally starting to take shape. Safety Jairus Byrd was the star of Wednesday night's practice in just his second day of ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  15. Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints to play Saturday against Indiana...

    Mike Triplett

    Drew Brees doesn't appear to be showing any rust after his two-week hiatus to rest a strained oblique.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  16. Saints Camp Report: Day 19

    Mike Triplett

    MANDEVILLE, La. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New Orleans Saints training camp: It didn't take long for safety Jairus Byrd to start living up to his reputation as a ball hawk. In just his second practice doing full team drills...

    Blog | August 21, 2014