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  1. Saints not ignoring 7-8 record over past 15

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints remain confident after their 0-2 start. But they aren't ignoring the very real problems that need to be corrected. Coach Sean Payton highlighted on Wednesday the Saints' last 15 games (including playoffs), i...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Saints aim to get road game on track

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints made some light of their struggles on the road last season, changing the Gatorade flavors, in-flight meals and travel sweat suits heading into the playoffs. They also maintained their confidence despite a 3-...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  3. Brooks reflects on polarizing perception

    Mike Triplett

    It took several years for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks to be inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame, since his career was filled with so many highs and lows. He led the Saints to their first-ever playoff victory in 2000 and po...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. DeMaurice Smith hints that proposed Louisiana workers' comp bill ...

    Mike Triplett

    The NFL Players Association is backing up its promise to engage in a "massive effort" to fight a proposed workers' compensation bill being pushed by the New Orleans Saints in the state of Louisiana.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  5. Bush wins appeal on fine (finally)

    Mike Triplett

    Although it took more than two months, New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush won his appeal of a $21,000 fine he received for his playoff hit against Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin. Bush's agent Brian Anderson confirmed the news after Bush...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  6. Morning report: Banning Graham's dunks?

    Mike Triplett

    The NFL's annual league meetings kick off today in Orlando. There will be plenty of proposed rule changes on the agenda -- including some significant tweaks to instant replay and the extra point, and possibly even expanding the number of playoff team...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  7. Saints Loomis favors playoff expansion

    Mike Triplett

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Count New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis among the proponents for NFL playoff expansion. (And it sure seems like he'll get his wish with the league leaning toward adding a seventh team in each conference). Loomis has ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  8. Defense's one big regret: Lack of turnovers

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- By almost every possible measure, the New Orleans Saints defense was outstanding in 2013. It wasn't just a complement to the offense but a driving force behind the team's success, from Week 1 all the way through the playoffs. Howe...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  9. Rafael Bush of New Orleans Saints fined $21,000 for hit

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush was fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit against Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin during the first quarter of their divisional-round playoff game, the NFL confirmed Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  10. Film study: Reviewing Saints defense

    Mike Triplett

    There was a lot to like about the New Orleans Saints' defense in their 23-15 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. They held Seattle to 277 yards, 103 passing yards and just 13 first downs. I was particularly impressed by defensive end Cameron Jordan...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  11. Film study: Reviewing Saints' offense

    Mike Triplett

    I took a few extra days before getting to this week's film study because we had so much postseason reviewing and offseason previewing to do. So apologies if anyone was already trying to move on from the New Orleans Saints' season-ending 23-15 loss to...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  12. New Orleans Saints say final play was planned

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and wide receiver Marques Colston both clarified Monday that the ill-fated forward pass that ended Saturday's 23-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks was, in fact, a designed play that went awry.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  13. Saints' snap counts: Divisional round

    Mike Triplett

    A look at the New Orleans Saints' snap counts from Saturday's 23-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs: OFFENSE (76 snaps) Quarterback: Drew Brees 76 Tight end: Jimmy Graham 55, Benjamin Watson 36, Josh Hill 28 ...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  14. Saints will pick 27th in draft

    Mike Triplett

    The New Orleans Saints will have the 27th pick in Round 1 of the NFL draft -- one spot ahead of the division rival Carolina Panthers. The top 28 slots were officially set after the divisional round of the playoffs. Here's a look at the entire firs...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  15. Seahawks silence Graham, then rip him

    Mike Triplett

    SEATTLE -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and the Seattle Seahawks got into a couple of shouting matches before Saturday's playoff game. But the Seahawks got the last word, holding Graham to one catch for eight yards in the final seconds o...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: New Orleans Saints

    Mike Triplett

    SEATTLE -- A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' season-ending 23-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game. What it means: There's no coming back from this one. The Saints' season officially ended in the seco...

    Blog | January 11, 2014