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  1. Lovie Smith in regular-season mode

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Since his arrival in January, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has been a media darling. He's been charming, funny and open. But Smith made it clear Monday that's about to change. The regular season is upon us and Smith is ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Lorig adds more versatility to offense

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- Erik Lorig's most defining trait? His versatility. The New Orleans Saints' new fullback actually began his career as a defensive end with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after playing both defensive end and tight end at Stanford. The 6-f...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. NFL Playoffs -- Pierre Thomas of New Orleans Saints misses practi...

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas missed practice for the second straight day Thursday with a chest injury.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  4. Saints morning report: Paytons Philly roots

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton grew up in Philadelphia. Twice. Payton was raised in nearby Newtown Square until he was in junior high, when his family moved to Naperville, Ill. Years later, Payton's first NFL job was as q...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. Saints morning report: Brees record intact?

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' NFL record for single-season passing yards was broken on Sunday by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Or was it? According to's Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold, the leag...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  6. Know the enemy: Saints on Mike Glennon

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense is practically unrecognizable compared to the last time the New Orleans Saints faced them - and that was just earlier this season. Since their first meeting in Week 2, the Bucs (4-11) have a new qua...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  7. Sean Payton says Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints is 'fine'

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees practiced fully on Thursday, and the knee injury that limited him in Wednesday's practice sounds like a non-issue heading into Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2013
  8. Saints have no problem with seed system

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. - If any team should have a problem with the NFL's playoff seeding system, it's the New Orleans Saints. Three years ago they had to go on the road as an 11-5 wild-card team and lost at Seattle, which had won the NFC West division with a...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  9. Saints focus on one thing they still control

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. - The emotions coming out of New Orleans Saints camp were still a bit mixed on Monday after a crushing 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. But the message was pretty universal: All the Saints (10-5) can control now is how they respo...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  10. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 16

    John Clayton

    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  11. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  12. Saints morning report: Tough road ahead

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints (9-2) will face their toughest matchup to date on Monday night when they play at the Seattle Seahawks (10-1). But the road doesn't get much easier after that. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the S...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  13. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  14. Saints start to turn page after first loss

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he hadn't quite gotten over Sunday's last-second 30-27 loss to the New England Patriots as of Monday afternoon. "No, it hasn't been 24 hours yet. So we're still angry," Brees said -- though he laughed...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  15. Tedy Bruschi's Breakdown -- New England Patriots vs. New Orleans ...

    Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss

    It all comes down to solid team defense this weekend against the Saints.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Saints 16, Buccaneers 14

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 16-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What it means: The Saints improve to 2-0. Since 1990, 63 percent of the teams that have started 2-0 have gone to the playoffs. Tampa Bay falls to 0-2...

    Blog | September 15, 2013