Bobby Hebert Talks About The Saints Loss To Tampa Bay

Posted by | January 23, 2021.

The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert speaks wisdom about what happened to the Saints and their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Brees Dream Foundation Selling Signed First To 80K Yards Helmets

Posted by | January 16, 2021.

Drew Brees and his foundation, “The Brees Dream Foundation” is selling a limited edition helmet signed by the man himself with an added saying “First To 80,000 Passing Yds”. They are limiting it to only 100 helmets. Each helmet is selling for for $2500 with all the proceeds benefiting the Brees Dream Foundation. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity and acknowledgment letter for tax purposes. Get one while they last.

The Brees Dream Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need.

The Saints Are Definitely Looking More Like Americas Team

Posted by | January 13, 2021.

Sunday’s game between the Bears and Saints was the most-watched game of wild-card weekend, according to CBS Sports. It drew 30.653 million viewers between CBS and Nickelodeon.

Not only that, it was the most-watched Sunday wild-card game on the network in seven years.

That Nickelodeon number exceeds what the executives expected. It is the most-viewed show on Nickelodeon in nearly four years.

Second Round For The Saints

Posted by | January 12, 2021.

The Saints advance to the second round of the 2020 playoffs to take on the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Grumpy Old Quarterbacks

Posted by | January 12, 2021.

Drew Brees agrees with Tom Bradys twitter post about the two grumpy old quarterbacks of the NFL.

The Athletes’ Corner & The Devoted Dreamers Foundation to Launch ‘Tackling Hunger with Demario Davis’ for The NFL Playoffs

Posted by | January 7, 2021.

Today, The Athletes’ Corner and The Devoted Dreamers Foundation announced that they will be launching ‘Tackling Hunger with Demario Davis’ for the NFL Playoffs. The campaign was created to fight hunger in the city of New Orleans, by linking meal-donations with the on-field performance of Demario Davis and the New Orleans Saints defense.

Here’s how it works:

The campaign will be active for every New Orleans Saints playoff game. For every tackle Demario Davis makes, The Athletes’ Corner and The Devoted Dreamers Foundation will provide 1,000 meals to a local food bank in New Orleans. For every sack the Saints defense records, they will provide 2,000 meals. In addition, the two foundations will donate 2,000 more meals for every turnover the Saints defense forces.

“A cornerstone of my faith is rooted in serving others. It embodies how I try to live my life and the work we do with Devoted Dreamers. Too many of our fellow New Orleanians are wondering where their next meal will come from and it’s a privilege to partner with Athletes Corner to help feed our neighbors.” – Demario Davis, Saints All-Pro, 2021 Bart Starr Award Winner, 2020 Saints Man of the Year and team nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year, and Co-Founder of the Devoted Dreamers Foundation

“For The Athletes’ Corner, everything goes back to our faith, and it’s no secret that Demario Davis embodies our core values. Demario is an amazing father, and he is constantly demonstrating what it means to be a true servant leader. As the NFL playoffs kick off, we could not be happier to support him and his foundation to fight hunger in the city of New Orleans! – Kelenna Azubuike, Co-Founder of The Athletes’ Corner and Golden State Warriors Color Commentator

The New Orleans Saints host the Chicago Bears this Sunday at 3:40pm CT during the NFC Wild Card Round. Be sure to tune in to see ‘Tackling Hunger with Demario Davis’ in Action.


Posted by | January 6, 2021.

In a vote by his teammates, New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead has been named the club’s 2020 Ed Block Courage Award winner, which is given annually to a player from each National Football League team who has persevered through adversity.

Armstead’s teammates voted him as the club’s winner based on his dedication to his teammates. Whenever he has suffered injuries or faced different challenges, he has oftentimes put his team and teammates ahead of himself and often returned as quickly as possible based on his dedication and work ethic, realizing his importance in manning one of the most important positions in the sport of football.

One of the club’s two third round draft picks (75th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Armstead, 6-5, 304, developed quickly and moved into the starting left tackle position in Week 16 of the regular season of his rookie campaign. He has played in 89 regular season games with 85 starts and has opened all seven of his postseason appearances. Selected to the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons, he joins Pro Football Hall of Fame left tackle William Roaf as only the second Saints tackle to be selected three times.

In November, Armstead both suffered the tragic loss of his brother in an accident whose automobile was struck by another while stopped waiting for a train to pass. He also tested positive for COVID-19. Despite the loss of family and physical challenge, he has been there for his teammates and community on and off the field. He has opened all 14 games for the NFL’s sixth-ranked rushing offense and fifth-ranked scoring team, which has set a franchise record with 30 rushing touchdowns, tied for the sixth-highest total in NFL record books.

Saints Sweep The NFC South 2020 Season

Posted by | January 4, 2021.

Saints Advance To The Wild Card Round

Posted by | January 4, 2021.

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Post Game Press Talk (Saints vs Chiefs)

Posted by | December 21, 2020.

On if Drew Brees started slowly due to missing several games: “Offensively, we didn’t start real well, so it’s hard to just, obviously, you can point to one position, but I felt like our third down numbers weren’t good enough today. I didn’t feel like we ran the ball efficiently when we tried. Give Kansas City credit. We battled back in the game, but you’ve got to be better on third down. When you’re not, you don’t have those attempts; you don’t have the snaps, the time of possession, all of the things you need against a good offense like that. We talk about time of possession in a game like this; and, that includes converting third downs. Overall, offensively, we weren’t very sharp.”

On Cam Jordan’s ejection: “We talk all of the time about playing with emotion, but not emotional. They are pushing back and forth. I see what the official saw. They viewed it as a blow or a punch to the head. We’ve just got to be smarter.”

On if the team took Taysom Hill out of some situations: “We took Taysom off punt return; we left him on punt. There was quite a bit of personnel where he was involved offensively, so we weren’t just going to not play him. I wasn’t going to do that. Certainly, we had to be mindful of how many snaps (he received today).”

On if he received an explanation on the reception by the Kansas City offensive lineman:
“A couple of things (on that play). Basically, I think they ruled it a forward pass. (It’s) a penalty, obviously, that can happen on fourth down. Had it been ruled a fumble, there is a chance that the ball would’ve been back where it occurred. Obviously, they didn’t charge the timeout. There was a pretty long delay just sorting it out. The ruling on the field was a forward pass. And, that can’t be on fourth down to an ineligible player like that, so it stayed fourth down. We wanted to challenge whether it was a fumble or not, we could’ve gotten the yards right there on fourth down, and they wouldn’t have been able to punt. We only had one little, quick snapshot of it.”

On the play of the defense: “I was proud of how we competed. I thought that we flew around. I thought guys (played well) against a really good offense. I thought we played our hearts out. It wasn’t good enough, obviously, but I’m proud of the effort. There will be things we look at. We have a short week here before we play on Friday. Again, tip your hats again to a really good Kansas City team.”

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Post Game Talks With New Orleans Media

Posted by | December 21, 2020.

How do you feel physically this morning? And the second part is, what is your quick assessment of the offense now that you’ve had a chance to kind of digest it a little bit more?
“I feel pretty good. All things considered, obviously, day after a game soreness and the normal stuff. As far as our performance yesterday, obviously, (there was) a lot more to be desired, (I) felt like, there were a lot of completions that we left out there, opportunities to keep drives going and possess the ball and try to get points. As I look at some of the key statistics from that game, obviously, the time of possession was pretty lopsided. So opportunities for us to possess the ball, you know, wear their defense down a little bit, go down and get points, and, obviously keep their offense off the field, I think would have been helpful. And then just, you know, some of the, I think, just the timing and the rhythm of the passing game. You know, a lot of yesterday was just kind of getting the feel back, you know, for me, honestly, especially to start that game. So, you know, there were times where we got rolling, there were times where we made some big plays, and did some good things, but just not quite enough.”

You mentioned some of the things you wanted to correct. A short week ahead to this next game, what are some of the adjustments you guys have to make to the schedule and routine in order to accomplish that, but also be prepared for the game?
“Yeah, listen, it’s a short week. So, there’s always the challenge of, how do you get basically seven days worth of preparation and recovery, squeezed down into five days. And so, everything’s just accelerated, you got to spend a lot more time with recovery on your body, doing all those things. So, I’ve already kind of mapped out a plan for myself, for this whole week as every guy. Also, as we approach practice, it’s, typically, you might be putting shoulder pads on one day a week, or what have you, you know, obviously, that’s not something you do on a short week like this. So, it’s how do you balance the recovery, but also getting the reps that you need in order to prepare yourself for the game. So we’ll have a good plan.”

When you were talking to Coach (Payton) about the desire to start this week, when did you start to feel your body was ready to go? In other words, when did you guys get those conversations going?
“So last week, building up to Philly, again, it was hard to anticipate the timeline. When I first got hurt, just because I never dealt with anything like that before and you understand just how important the healing process is for the ribs and the lung and that kind of thing. So it is tough, because my personality is one to be very, very proactive and try to get back out there as quickly as possible. And yet, you understand there’s healing that has to take place. And so, I was put on IR, so basically, I knew I was out for three games minimum and then immediately, I am thinking, hey, Philly, how do I get ready for Philly? Get ready for Philly. And it was very obvious during that Philly week that I was not ready. I couldn’t, you know, move or throw the ball the way that I wanted to, and just felt like the healing process was not, you know, even close to where it needed to be yet. But, when we got to Philly on game day, I told myself, I’m going to go out and do everything I would do pregame and kind of see where I’m at. And I felt good to the point where, you know, the game adrenaline was pumping, even during the pregame in Philly, even though knowing I was not going to play. And I felt like, man, I got this. Next week I got this, and so, I still kind of had some benchmarks I’d hit Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, just to make myself feel like, you know, I had enough. And I felt like I had enough.”

Michael Thomas Officially Ruled Out For Saints vs Chiefs Game

Posted by | December 19, 2020.

Saints WR Michael Thomas has been officially ruled out Friday for the matchup against the Chiefs after not practicing all week due to a lingering ankle injury. Thomas had played through the injury since returning to the lineup in Week 9.

Sean Payton: Keeping Jameis Winston on sideline ‘constantly weighs in your mind’

Posted by | December 19, 2020.

Sean Payton’s decision to start Taysom Hill over Jameis Winston in relief of the injured Drew Brees raised a lot of eyebrows around the New Orleans Saints’ orbit. Winston, signed as a free agent this year, was the proven commodity with extensive starting experience. Hill was seen as an undeveloped athlete.

But it’s mostly worked out so far, with the Saints going 3-1 under Hill’s game management. That doesn’t mean the offense hasn’t had its ups and downs with Hill at the helm. Payton explained how they got here on a recent episode of the “Huddle and Flow” podcast with NFL analysts Steve Wyche and Jim Trotter, saying that this was an opportunity Hill had earned after years of hard work in New Orleans.

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Drew Brees Will Be The Saints Starting QB Against The Chiefs On Sunday

Posted by | December 18, 2020.

It appears Drew Brees is back fully healthy and ready to lead the New Orleans Saints against the reigning Super Bowl champions. On Friday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Brees will be the Saints’ starting quarterback on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Schefter, the Saints believe he is fully healthy and doctors have cleared him to play.

Brees has not played since Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers, when he unfortunately suffered 11 broken ribs and a punctured lung. While Brees has missed the past four games, Taysom Hill has gone 3-1 as the starter in his absence. The versatile offensive weapon has completed 72.3% of his passes for 920 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions this season, while rushing for 395 yards and five touchdowns (5.4 yards per carry). Hill has rushed for multiple touchdowns in two of his four starts. This season, Brees has gone 7-2 as the starter while completing 73.5 percent of his passes for 2,196 yards, 18 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Drew Brees Weekly Experience

Posted by | December 18, 2020.

Weekly Zoom with Drew Brees & Win A Personalized Autographed Jersey

10 minute Zoom call with Drew Brees for the winner + 9 friends on the following Monday
Personalized autographed jersey from Drew Brees
Personalized football signed by Drew Brees for everyone on the Zoom call (10 total)
Prizes are good while supplies last and are subject to change
**You must donate/enter each week to be eligible for that week’s prize**
**Winning name can only be chosen once**

Personalized football signed by Drew Brees for everyone on the Zoom call (10 total)
Prizes are good while supplies last and are subject to change
**You must donate/enter each week to be eligible for that week’s prize**
**Winning name can only be chosen once**

Grand Prize

2 Super Bowl Tickets (tickets will be to a future Super Bowl if Covid-19 limits tickets to SBLV

**Winner will be picked from the same pool of names as the weekly raffle. All weekly winners are eligible for the Grand Prize
How to enter:

1 entry for a ten-dollar ($10) donation;
10 entries for a one-hundred-dollar ($100) donation
25 entries + a signed Drew Brees Picture for a two-hundred-fifty-dollar ($250) donation
75 entries + a signed Drew Brees full-size helmet for a seven-hundred-fifty-dollar ($750) donation
100 entries + a signed Drew Brees Jersey for a one-thousand-dollar ($1000) donation in the Promotion

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Demario Davis #56

Posted by | December 18, 2020.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact on his community.
This year the Saints have nominated Demario Davis #56 !

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Conference Call with New Orleans Media

Posted by | December 10, 2020.

Now that the Eagles have named Jalen Hurts the quarterback, are there specific things that they seem to like to do with him in the lineup?

“There’s an element of the running game that’s unique. And it’s not just zone read. Some of that you obviously saw with Carson (Wentz). Both those guys are athletic guys that can make plays out of the pocket. In fact, they’re both very good out of the pocket. But there is an element of the run game that will be important for us this week if we’re getting some design quarterback runs. So yeah, I mean, they’re different. And yet, we have to defend the defense that we see and then have good eyes and be smart enough to see what’s new that maybe we hadn’t seen.”

Is Hurts a guy that you that looked at in the draft process and if so what do you remember about him?

“We look at all these guys. I remember his college film, I remember going through the interview process. All of it, he’s someone that obviously won games. He transferred from Alabama and yeah, he was definitely one of the quarterbacks that we were paying attention to and making sure we researched and graded thoroughly.”

What are some of the things you see from their interior rush with Fletcher Cox and (Javon) Hargrave?

“Well, two things. Number one, they lead the league in sacks with just four man rushes, they lead the league in hurries, they lead the league in pressures and their way down at the bottom of the league relative to when they’re blitzing or dogging. So it’s a challenge when you can just run four and have that much success because you can play coverage behind it and now your throw’s got to come out of your hand a little quicker because of the pass rush, or going into coverage as opposed to just man to man. So it’s a really good front. They’re very athletic, they rush the passer extremely well and they present a lot of challenges.”

AK (Alvin Kamara) was a really big part of the passing game before Drew Brees’ rib injury. Why do you think that hasn’t been the case since?

“Well, some of it’s just been opponent driven. Some of it’s we’ve had two Atlanta games where I think at times his matchup goes inside and there’s some routes that we have called, but I’m not counting the Denver game. So I’m not particularly concerned.”

New Orleans Saints Safety Malcolm Jenkins Interview With New Orleans Media

Posted by | December 10, 2020.

How special is it just to be not only going back to Philadelphia but also going an hour away from Piscataway?

“I wish fans were allowed. We’ve been locked away here for a long time. It’s been a minute since I’ve seen my family so to be that close to home (and) not be able to touch and feel your family is a little tough, but I’m excited man. Obviously, accomplished a lot in that building, I’ve got a lot of friends that’ll be on the other side. I’m really looking forward to opportunity to compete.”

I wanted to ask you about not just the Eagles, but the city itself. What does that city mean to you?
“Man, I love that city. I call it home in the offseason. I’ve given myself, everything I’ve got into that community, invested a lot into that community and it’s given the same love back to me so that city holds a special place in my heart.”

If you look at that last play of the Falcons game on Sunday, the Hail Mary pass, it looks like Calvin Ridley makes no play for the ball and goes right at C.J. Gardner Johnson. Is that common on a Hail Mary to have one receiver just try to take defensive backs out? Or did that strike you as unusual that he took that opportunity to take a shot at C.J.? Does that make sense?

“Yeah, I didn’t see that. I was more focused on the ball. And even when I watched the tape, I really didn’t notice that. But for us, it’s about how do we win the down. So if a receiver wants to abandon the football, then better for us, we’ve got more numbers. I do not really have a comment on that. I didn’t notice it until you just said it.”

When it comes to C.J. it seems like almost every game we see somebody literally lose their mind at him. Is it among NFL players? Look, I know there’s a lot of talking, but is he like the Michael Jordan of talking on the field? Is he elite at that?

“Well, I think like anything, you create a reputation, right? Guys approach you based on what they’ve heard or seen on tape. So a lot of times, we’ll play teams and you can just tell that guys have that attitude coming into it that they’re not going to be the one to, I don’t know, take any of his crap, and they end up getting out of their our own game and he’s not even doing anything. So whatever he’s doing is effective. So I always tell him, live on the edge, play on the edge, just don’t hurt the team. I think he does a good job of that, really walking that line of being tough, in your face, but really never putting himself in a position where he hurts us as a unit. So I think that’s a positive.”

Do you think there’s any correlation between building depth like you guys have in the locker room culture, establishing a good locker room culture?

“100 percent. Luckily for me, I have been in two good locker rooms where you always preach depth and availability being huge factors in the type of players you put in a locker room. You want guys who are going to be committed to preparing like a starter, even though the chances of them playing are not there because we know in this league injuries happen, crazy things happen, especially now with COVID, the ability for people to step in and play without having to drop off is how you win consistently throughout a season. I think it is one of the things that obviously has helped us, especially on the back end over the last few weeks with guys kind of going in and out. We’ve been able to just plug in a new guy and keep our planning and production the same.”

Is there something to the culture of maybe guys wanting to come and play there in terms of if you’re a free agent or whatever?

“Yeah, I think we’ve got really some of the best backups in the league. I think Patrick Robinson is a great example of that, somebody who is a first round pick, played a lot of football in this league and really could start on the majority of teams in this league, but he is a backup for us and comes in and I think he has got just as much ball production as any of the corners we have. So that helps us obviously, when we’re trying to, and especially with the defense we have, we play a lot of man and man (looks). We need guys that can go up and cover and so when we lose somebody, having backups like that, that can come in and not lose a step is key to what we do.”

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Taysom Hill Interview With New Orleans Media

Posted by | December 10, 2020.

Now that you’ve watched the film from last week, what stands out to you that maybe wasn’t immediately at the forefront of your mind coming off of that one?

“Man, I felt we, I felt like we played really well, at every position. I felt like our O-line did a great job up front in the run game and in the pass game. And man, especially early, we were really good on third down. So I was really, really happy with that. Certainly there are some things that, you know, we could clean up as a whole, there are certain things that I could have done better. But overall, I thought we played pretty well.”

If Drew (Brees) is ready to come back and play, and if your three games as a starting quarterback are done for now, are you okay with the tape that you put out there with what you were able to show?

“Yeah, I mean, look, it is what it is. So, the tape doesn’t lie. I felt like, overall, I was happy, I was happy with what we did. And then at the end of the day, the statistic that you care about is wins and losses. And we won three games. And so, overall, I was really happy about that. And I feel like as a quarterback early in his career, certainly early in my career starting and everything else, I felt like managing and handling that overall, I was really happy with, knowing there are a lot of places that I could get better. But, it’s nice knowing that we were winning football games and still feeling like you could get better.”

I think you’re completing like 85% of your passes on third down? What about, you know, what has allowed you or what have you been focusing on to kind of have that success?

“Well, Coach (Payton) talks all the time, third down is a money down. We’ve got to be good on third down, keep drives alive, so we score touchdowns and not kick field goals. So that’s been an area of emphasis throughout the season. And I’d say that, as we step into tomorrow as our third down day, there has been a big emphasis on that, making sure that as a quarterback, I am comfortable with what we are trying to do, my reads and thought process, each individual play is clean and they’ve done a really good job about that, to where as I get the call, on third down, I know exactly what my thought process is. So part of it is coaches have done a great job. And then it’s nice when you have guys like Mike (Thomas) and Emmanuel (Sanders), Alvin (Kamara) and Jared (Cook) to get the ball to.”

You’ve been a part of now, a team that’s won three different NFC South titles. So, I was curious what this locker room looks like, how you think this group of guys is doing and how it compares to some of the teams you’ve been on in the past?

“Good question. I think the nice thing, at least since I’ve been here, this is obviously my fourth year, the leadership has really not changed. As you look at some of the captains that we’ve had, obviously Drew’s (Brees) been a consistent captain, Terron’s (Armstead) been consistent over the last couple years. And then, defensively Cam (Jordan) has been consistent. Demario (Davis) has been consistent. And so, I think the leadership’s set the expectation, the expectation is to win football games. This is an organization where we win football games. And Coach talked about it today, that as we step onto the facility onto the grounds, day one training camp, the number one goal is, and the first goal is to win the division. We certainly have goals that reach higher than that, but that’s the expectation. I think having consistent leadership has been really big.”

New Orleans Saints Defensive Tackle Sheldon Rankins Conference Call with New Orleans Media

Posted by | December 7, 2020.

What was it like to be back out there on the field?
“It felt good, obviously I’ve had my fair share of injuries and setbacks, so just being able to overcome something again and get back out there. Just trying to help this team, help the defense continue to do what they’ve been doing. We’re just playing great ball. Definitely, extremely rusty, but that’ll work itself out the more I get those live reps.”

While you’ve been watching defense, what are the things that you’ve noticed over this last period of time?
“They’re playing to the standard we’ve always held ourselves to. I think since I’ve been here and been a part of this defense, this culture, we have always held ourselves to a standard and not necessarily always going out and playing that way. In spurts. I think we’re just finally hitting that level of consistency where the preparation and the mental aspect is meeting the physical tools and the physical abilities that we know the players on this defense have. So, you’re seeing guys going out and playing, playing the right way, playing with effort, playing with energy. Guys know their assignments and guys are just flying around. There’s no thinking, there’s no hesitating, guys are just playing ball the right way and you see the results.”

When you got hurt, were you worried it was going to be a lot worse than it was, it just sounded like it was really painful when it happened?
“Absolutely. I’m pretty honest about, you know, everything with you guys. So I would be lying if I sat here and said I knew it was going be X amount of weeks out or whatever. No, when it happened I immediately thought the worst. Obviously because things I have already went through. But, just the initial shock, just the initial pain, I felt it was pretty excruciating. So no, I definitely initially thought it would be a lot worse than it was. But I am glad it wasn’t and I’m glad I was able to, to be able to rebound pretty quickly and be able to get back out there and get back to what I love doing.”

When you said you were rusty, do you feel health wise, I mean, do you feel like you’re at 100%, as far as the actual recovery from the injury?
“Yeah, I don’t feel like the injury held me back at all. There’s only certain feels and certain things you can receive in a live game, live full speed reps going against somebody else.”