Dome From Home T-Shirt

Posted by | September 18, 2020.

This is a very different season for us Saints fans, in a bad way. As of the release of this article New Orleans is not allowing any fans inside the Superdome to watch the Saints play. They have also limited or even restricted watch parties in bars and similar venues. That leaves the only place you can count on being able to yell, dance, drink, eat, hang out with friends is none other that at home, hence the term “Dome From Home”. We found a Tshirt from Big Easy Apparel that just may be considered the “uniform” for watching the New Orleans Saints from the comfort of your home. These are a limited edition so make sure you order yours today.

Saints VIP Tailgate In Benson Tower

Posted by | September 11, 2020.

Bullseye Event Group is the Official Tailgate Partner of the New Orleans Saints. In 2005, Bullseye began building the hospitality side of our business. We have always offered hospitality, but in 2005 we had the vision to begin providing once-in-a-lifetime hospitality. Bullseye Event Group staked its claim as the premier hospitality provider for sporting events all around the world. From multiple NFL teams VIP Tailgates to Gate 6 Hospitality at the Masters and The Players Tailgate at the Super Bowl we are proud to be the industry leader in hospitality.

Inside the Tailgate Party:

Tailgating doesn’t get better than this. The Saints VIP tailgate opens three hours before kickoff and closes at opening kickoff for every Saints home game. Admission includes open premium bar for 3 hours and all you can eat incredible menu. Fleur De Lis is the official rental company of the Saints VIP Tailgate.

Menu for 2020:
Food Network celebrity chef Aaron May has been named head chef for the Saints VIP Tailgate. Touting a brand new menu created exclusively by celebrity chef extraordinaire May, A classically-trained chef and member of the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, May has been featured on signature Food Network staples such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Guy’s Big Bite and TLC’s Best Food Ever.

VIP Tailgate Features:

Located NEXT TO Mercedes Benz Superdome @ the Benson Tower (5th floor, overlooking Champions Square)

Home of WWL Radio Fans First Take live broadcast.

Open, top-shelf cocktail bar

Open beer and wine bars featuring bottled beer and bottled wine.

Open three hours prior to kickoff

Food Network Celebrity Chef Aaron May created premium buffet

Each home game Food Network Celebrity Chef Aaron May will collaborate with Scot Craig of NOLA’s restaurant favorite Katies & Francesca’s to collaborate an incredible food experience for your Saints game day experience.

Menu to include your favorite New Orleans foods, Gumbo, Etouffee, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, Po Boy’s.

Assorted hot sauce bar and hand tossed farmers market salads and passed entrees of gourmet cheeseburgers.

Minor menu changes periodically.

Brunch Station for morning games features cheesey egg scramble or frittata, gourmet waffle bar, bacon, sausage and breakfast pastries. Snack station with crispy tortilla strips, salsa, quest dip, soft pretzel bites, house made potato chips with carmelized onion dip. Southwest eggs and cheese croissant sliders. Buffalo, BBQ, and spicy garlic grilled wings. Roasted pork loin with mac and cheese, roasted vegetables and cheese and herb grits. Bloody Mary Bar with tajin, sriracha, worchestire, Slim Jim’s, olives, lemon and lime wedges, celery, pepperoncini and fresh jalapeño.

Refreshments from Coca-Cola.

All ages are welcome.

Visits from Saintsations and Saints Alumni.

Official tailgate to the Who Dat Nation Fan Club “The Big Easy Mafia

Climate controlled lounge seating with soft leather couches inside, outdoor patio overlooks Champions Square

ESPN broadcasts of NFL Gameday.

Live auction on amazing signed New Orleans Saints memorabilia.

Video Call With Saints Tackle Terron Armstead (Press Release)

Posted by | September 8, 2020.

New Orleans Saints Tackle Terron Armstead
Video Conference With New Orleans Media
Monday, September 7, 2020

How normal does this season feel for you and what are you doing to try to keep it as normal as possible?

“It definitely has had it’s differences throughout the camp. Once we got rolling though into practice, (our) normal A schedule and all that good stuff, it actually had a lot more of a normal feel. So we were able to get into some usual routines. Yeah, I think it’s important to try to get, to kind of, the most normal feel or the most routine that we possibly can, leading up to this game. Right now, being a bonus Monday, that’s how every season starts. So, I think we’ve got a good start to the season.”

Kind of related to that, are you almost surprised at how well things have gone NFL wide where there’s not a lot of guys in the COVID list right now and you guys have been able to keep it pretty well contained?

“Yeah, yeah, I think it’s been a great job by the NFL with the procedures and protocols that they put in place. Great job by the home team, the way that the Saints have handled everything. We’re doing everything by the rulebook, everything by the codes to make sure everybody is as safe as possible. And it’s been smooth.”

Now that you can wear names and have different slogans on your helmets, have you decided what name or slogan you want to wear for week one?

“We’re still deciding exactly how we want to approach you know, everything dealing with awareness with the movement and inspiring change. So we’ve got a group of leaders on the team and we’ve just been in this thing for a month or two now, trying to figure out exactly what we want to do and what we want our team to look like. It’s important, and it’s extremely impactful. So we don’t want to try to dilute that at all. We want to take some time and put some thought into it before we roll out our plan for the season.”

What stands out to you about the Bucs defense especially with returning essentially the core group last year?

“Extremely active. They fly around, play hard every snap, every game. You go back and watch them on film, they’re flying around. Their linebacking core with the two rush guys and the two guys (on interior) are exceptional, for sure some really good players and we’ll be looking forward to that challenge. A tall test to start the season, and it’ll be fun. It’ll be a great day on Sunday.”
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Video Call With Linebacker Demario Davis (Press Release)

Posted by | September 8, 2020.

New Orleans Saints Linebacker Demario Davis
Video Call with New Orleans Media
Monday, September 7, 2020

What is special about Leonard Fournette when you watch him.
“(He’s a) really good back. Really runs the ball hard, can get in and out of his breaks, can do different things in the passing game as well. Just a force to be reckoned with in the game. He can handle a load of 20, 30 carries a game and can absorb a lot of blows and keep running hard. Those are tough backs to deal with.”

Would you describe him as sort of an old school kind of running back or a throwback kind of running back just because of exactly what you just said? There’s not a lot of guys like him. Would you agree with that?
“I don’t know about that. You have generally had, for the length of the game, you have had guys that were more power backs, speed backs, more receiving backs, some all-around backs. Just because he’s big, I think a lot of people would think that he’s just a power back, but he’s much more in line with an all-around back.”

Just considering that you used to be in the division with him, what’s the most difficult thing about going up against a Tom Brady led offense?
“One thing about Tom is his preparation is just second to none. The attention to detail, the knowing different formations, knowing different tendencies, knowing how to get his offense in the right play at the right time, knowing how to stay poised. It’s no accident he’s one of the best ever do it. And you can tell that goes from his preparation, how he takes care of himself. How he stays poised under pressure. Just being able to see the game and having so much experience in the game, you’re not going to really surprise him with too much stuff.”

Have you decided on a name or a slogan that you’re going to put on your helmet for week one?
“Yeah, I kind of know what I’m planning to do. We have got something kind of planned as a team. We’re going to kind of keep that under the radar for now until you’re ready to roll it out.”

I was also going to ask you about Tom Brady, but could you just add to that what’s maybe a specific example of one of the most impressive things you’ve ever seen him do on the field while you were going against him?
“I don’t think I’ve seen anything unique that nobody else has not seen. The thing you give him the most credit for is what he does in those fourth quarters when the game is on the line. Walking to the line of scrimmage, being able to get his team in the right play, best play call for their offense, having a good understanding of and anticipation of what the defense is going to do. Going against a quarterback that can see the field that well, has that much awareness, that much experience is always going to be a challenge. Fortunately, we get to go against somebody just as good at doing that in our preparation and so I think we get as good a look of it as a defense that anybody else can get.”
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Saints Make Some Additions To The Practice Squad

Posted by | September 6, 2020.

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with the following players on practice squad contracts it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis: LB Joe Bachie, LB Anthony Chickillo, LB Andrew Dowell, WR Bennie Fowler III, TE Garrett Griffin, CB Kemon Hall, WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey, DL Margus Hunt, WR Juwan Johnson, RB Tony Jones Jr., OL John Leglue, TE Tommy Stevens, OL Calvin Throckmorton, G/C Cameron Tom and DB Keith Washington II.

 

  • Bachie, 6-2, 231, was signed by New Orleans after the 2020 NFL Draft out of Michigan State. Bachie was a four-year letterman and two-time team captain for the Spartans. The Berea, Ohio native was a three-year starting middle linebacker, playing in 40 career games with 34 starts, recording 285 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, five interceptions, 11 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. As a senior in 2019, he was a third-team All-Big Ten (media) selection, as he ranked fifth on the team with 71 tackles in eight games, all starts, adding 8.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four passes defensed and one interception and was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award and quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy
  • Chickillo, 6-3, 255, was signed by New Orleans in the offseason and participated in training camp after originally being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami (Fla.) and spending his first five seasons in Pittsburgh. In 2019, he played in 11 games for the Steelers and notched 11 tackles (five solo), one split sack and six special teams stops. The Tampa, Fla. native has appeared in 65 regular season games with nine starts, while also being a core contributor on special teams for Pittsburgh. He has recorded 67 tackles (40 solo), 7.5 sacks for loss of 59.5 yards, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 28 special teams stops, a coverage forced fumble, two special teams fumble recoveries and a recovery of a blocked punt for a touchdown.
  • Dowell, 6-1, 225, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in 2019 and after going to training camp with the Cowboys, spent the final five weeks of the regular season and preseason week one on the Black and Gold practice squad. The Lakewood, Ohio native was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at linebacker for the Spartans, posting 260 tackles, including 15 for losses with 5.5 sacks, 16 breakups, three fumble was recoveries, two forced fumbles and an interception.
  • Fowler, 6-1, 218, was originally signed by Denver as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Michigan State. Fowler has appeared in 63 regular season contests and started 12 games for Denver (2015-17) and the New York Giants (2018-19), posting career totals of 95 receptions for 1,090 yards with six touchdowns, signing with New Orleans in the 2020 offseason. 
  • Griffin, 6-4, 242, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the Air Force Academy in 2016. He made a four-yard reception in the 2017 regular season finale and recorded two receptions for 12 yards, including a five-yard touchdown in the 2018 NFC Championship game before spending his last campaign on Injured Reserve.
  • Hall, 5-11, 190, was originally signed as a college free agent by the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019 out of North Texas, posting eight tackles in the preseason. After stints on both the Chargers and Vikings practice squad, the Calhoun City, Miss. native signed with New Orleans midway through 2020 training camp.
  • Humphrey, 6-4, 225, originally signed with Orleans as an undrafted free agent 2019 out of Texas, making four grabs for 103 yards and one touchdown in the 2019 preseason. He played in five regular season games with one start and one postseason contest as a rookie in 2019. In three seasons for the Longhorns, he played in 36 games with 18 starts and finished his college career with 125 catches for 1,622 yards and ten touchdowns.
  • Hunt, 6-8, 295, was signed by New Orleans in the 2020 offseason and participated in training camp. Originally selected by the Bengals in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Southern Methodist, the Karksi-Nuia, Estonia native has appeared in 91 career games with 25 starts, totaling 101 tackles (68 solo), 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed for the Bengals and Colts. In 2019, he appeared in all 16 games with five starts on the interior for the Colts, posting 17 tackles (14 solo).
  • Johnson, 6-4, 231, was signed by New Orleans following the 2020 NFL Draft out of Oregon, where he played in 2019 as a graduate transfer after spending his first three seasons at Penn State. In four college seasons,he played in 47 games and recorded 111 receptions for 1,590 yards and six touchdowns. In 2019, he played in the final ten games for the Ducks after missing the first four with a calf injury and recorded 30 receptions for 467 yards (15.6 avg.) and six touchdowns, finishing second on team with eight grabs over 20 yards.
  • Jones, 5-11, 224, signed with New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame in 2020, for whom he was a four-year letterman. In 2019 he started 12 games on the season, rushing for 857 yards and six touchdowns as he became the tenth player in school history with five or more 100-yard rushing games in one season.
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The Big Easy Mafia Challenge Coin

Posted by | June 29, 2020.

The History Of The Challenge Coin

There are many examples of traditions that build camaraderie in the military, but few are as well-respected as the practice of carrying a challenge coin—a small medallion or token that signifies a person is a member of an organization. Even though challenge coins have broken into the civilian population, they’re still a bit of a mystery for those outside the armed forces.

What Do Challenge Coins Look Like?

Typically, challenge coins are around 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter, and about 1/10-inch thick, but the styles and sizes vary wildly—some even come in unusual shapes like shields, pentagons, arrowheads, and dog tags. The coins are generally made of pewter, copper, or nickel, with a variety of finishes available (some limited edition coins are plated in gold). The designs can be simple—an engraving of the organization’s insignia and motto—or have enamel highlights, multi-dimensional designs, and cut outs.

Challenge Coin Origins

It’s nearly impossible to definitively know why and where the tradition of challenge coins began. One thing is certain: Coins and military service go back a lot farther than our modern age.

One of the earliest known examples of an enlisted soldier being monetarily rewarded for valor took place in Ancient Rome. If a soldier performed well in battle that day, he would receive his typical day’s pay, and a separate coin as a bonus. Some accounts say that the coin was specially minted with a mark of the legion from which it came, prompting some men to hold on to their coins as a memento, rather than spend them on women and wine.

Today, the use of coins in the military is much more nuanced. While many coins are still handed out as tokens of appreciation for a job well done, especially for those serving as part of a military operation, some administrators exchange them almost like business cards or autographs they can add to a collection. There are also coins that a soldier can use like an ID badge to prove they served with a particular unit. Still other coins are handed out to civilians for publicity, or even sold as a fund-raising tool.
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New Orleans Saints 2020 Schedule

Posted by | May 9, 2020.


Certified Who Dat License And Member Sticker For Free!

Posted by | April 24, 2020.



We are giving away our famous “Certified Who Dat License” along with a Big Easy Mafia Member sticker, yes for FREE!

We’re trying to keep the Saints football hype up and do something positive for The Who Dat Nation when everyone’s going through trying times. “This Too Shall Pass”

All you need to do to receive one is send a stamped self addressed envelope to:
817 Lake Borgne Ct
Slidell La 70461

And make sure you LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and pass this on to other #Saints fans. We want everyone to receive one.

New Orleans Saints Activity Book

Posted by | April 3, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Saints Coloring & Activity Book

To help pass the time during quarantine, the New Orleans Saints have released an activity book! Download the Saints activity book as a .PDF and print it out for Saints-themed fun for the entire family!

Top 30 Blogs In New Orleans

Posted by | February 18, 2020.

Big Easy Mafia was recently listed as one of the top 30 blogs in New Orleans according to Feedspot. Feedspot has a team of over 25 experts whose goal is to rank blogs, podcasts and youtube channels in several niche categories. Publishers submit their blogs or podcasts on Feedspot using the form at the top of this page.

Their expert editorial team reviews and adds them to a relevant category list. Ranking is based on relevancy, blog post frequency(freshness), social metrics, domain authority, traffic and many other parameters. They routinely remove inactive blogs and those which are no longer relevant to a given list. List is updated as we receive new blog submissions and re-ranked every few weeks.

If you have a blog make sure you submit it to Feedspot and see if it makes it on the top 25 blogs in New Orleans.

 

 

The Big Easy Mafia Brand Now Available Through Big Easy Apparel

Posted by | January 9, 2020.

We are proud to have formed a partnership with Big Easy Apparel and now the Big Easy Mafia branded merchandise will be also available for purchase on their website as well as their store locations. Please take the time to visit them at www.BigEasyApparel.com

New Orleans Saints Anthem

Posted by | December 22, 2019.



The Big Easy Mafia song AKA The Official New Orleans Saints Anthem was released back in 2015. Recently the black and gold have been bumping it in the locker rooms and in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. You can download the Saints Anthem for free and add it to your Saints party playlist.

In New Orleans For A Saints Game, What To Do?

Posted by | December 7, 2019.

You have finally made it to New Orleans for a Saints game. Now you are looking for something to do while waiting for Saints Game Day right?

We know that raw oysters, po-boys piled high with fried seafood, fluffy beignets and classic cocktails carried in to-go-cups down Bourbon Street are on the top of any newcomer’s bucket list, but there is more than eating at delectable restaurants, drinking at awesome local bars and browsing through attractions: get ready to dance in the streets, hit antique shops, walk through the French Quarter, ride a streetcar at least once during your stay here.

French Quarter

What is it: The oldest and most famous neighborhood in New Orleans has much more to offer than the neon debauchery of Bourbon Street—although everyone should walk down Bourbon Street with a to-go cup in hand at one point.

Why go: The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré, has been the heart of New Orleans for all 300 years of its existence, built on the banks of the Mississippi River on higher ground. Today, Bourbon Street anchors the party and food scene, while the other elegant streets house galleries, shops and music clubs, so wander around and take it all in. Be sure to stop into one of the city’s oldest restaurants here, Antoine’s, where the oysters Rockefeller dish was first invented. Also don’t miss Preservation Hall, the venerable hole-in-the-wall jazz club.

World War II Museum

What is it: This world-class museum is a treasure trove of World War II information and insight. Expect to browse through memorabilia from the terrible conflict on display here.

Why go: Founded on the 56th anniversary of D-Day in 2000, this museum has drawn visitors from around the world to learn about the war from the American point of view. The museum is located in New Orleans because of Andrew Higgins, who was based here, contributed to the Allied victory by inventing the flat-bottomed Higgins boats that allowed the forces to storm the beaches at Normandy. The collection includes those boats and much more, from documents, uniforms and weapons to fully restored period aircraft. Don’t miss the dramatic 4D theater experience, complete with simulated gunfire and artillery explosions, all narrated by Tom Hanks.
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10 Of The Best New Orleans Saints Songs: Game Day Hype Music

Posted by | December 3, 2019.



Here’s 10 of the best New Orleans Saints songs guaranteed to get you hyped on Black and Gold Game Day

1) ‘Halftime’ (‘Stand Up and Get Crunk’)

The 2004 club anthem by Atlanta rap duo the Ying Yang Twins was the call-to-arms during the Saints magical 2009 season, which culminated in a 31-17 Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. But did you know it was almost dropped from the Superdome repertoire? It wasn’t used at all in the Superdome during the 2013 preseason, and only on “special occasions,” at least initially, during the regular season. Saints fans weren’t having that – more than 80 percent of respondents to an offseason survey of Saints season ticket holders opted to keep “Crunk” in the mix.

2) ‘Who Dat Black and Gold Superbowl’

Midway through the 2009 NFL season, New Orleans rapper K. Gates grafted new, Saints-specific lyrics to the instrumental track from the Ying Yang Twins’ “Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk).” The result went viral across the Who Dat Nation.

3) ‘The Saints Are Coming’

After the Superdome reopened in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, “The Saints are Coming” by U2 and Green Day would become inextricably linked to New Orleans and the team. U2 and Green Day performed as part of the pre-game festivities Sept. 25 before the Saints played the first game back against the Falcons on Monday Night Football.

4) ‘I Believe’ (‘Saints Go All the Way’)

This oldie by Harrison Avenue is one of our favorites. Try not to clap along — it’s impossible. Sing it, Angela Bell.

5) ‘Big Easy Mafia’

Created in 2014 by local rap artists 5-Star and Tbone, this New Orleans Saints Anthem is guaranteed to have your head bobbing and feet moving. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular songs played at tailgate parties and was even played inside the Superdome during player warmups on game day.

6) ‘Let’s Go Get ‘Em’

You gotta have some brass band music at the Saints party. By Rebirth Brass Band, Bo Dollis and Monk Boudreaux.

7) ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’

New Orleans’ favorite son Louis Armstrong performs the song that would become the perfect classic for the New Orleans Saints.

8) ‘Bring ‘Em to the Dome’

Dee-1 & Shamarr Allen sample Armstrong’s classic and throw in some Who Dat. “Bring ’em to the Dome, we gonna get it on.”

9) ‘Choppa Style’

Originally released in 2003 “Choppa Style,” has seemingly taken hold of every member of Who Dat nation.

10) ‘A Saints Christmas’

Kermit Ruffins sings “All I Want for Christmas is the Saints in the Super Bowl” in this December 2009 cut.

Who Dat Quiz #3

Posted by | May 20, 2016.

New Orleans Saints Quiz

You Call Yourself A Who Dat Huh? Take The New Orleans Saints Quiz

The Official “Pledge Of The New Orleans Saints”

Posted by | May 14, 2016.

The Official “Pledge of the New Orleans Saints” has been released and available for you to print for Free!

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New Orleans Saints Pledge**

The Who Dat Fan Club, Also Known As The Big Easy Mafia Premier Saints Fan Club

Posted by | March 16, 2016.

Who Dat Fan Club

The Who Dat Fan Club  is a name commonly used to reference the Big Easy Mafia premier Saints fan club.  You might hear Saints fans mention “Who Dat Fan Club” in their conversation and we wanted to clarify that they are ultimately talking about the “Big Easy Mafia Fan Club” You can check it out by visiting www.WhoDatFanClub.com.

 

The website is in no way is associated with Who Dat inc.

Former Member Of The “Dome Patrol” Is Not Getting The Credit He Deserves

Posted by | August 5, 2015.

sam mills dome patrol


Former linebacker Sam Mills isn’t in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In fact, he’s never been nominated as a finalist or as a semifinalist. While I understand this, I also understand this is the Pro Football Hall of Fame … not the NFL Hall of Fame.

So what? So Sam Mills deserves to be discussed as one of its candidates, and I don’t think I need to draw you a picture. Not only was he a standout linebacker in the NFL; he was so good in the USFL that people tell me he was one of that league’s two best defensive players.

And the other? Reggie White, who is in the Hall of Fame.

An undersized linebacker, Mills went unwanted until former Philadelphia Stars’ defensive coordinator Vince Tobin lobbied then-coach Jim Mora to give him a shot. It was good advice. Mills went on to become a three-time All-USFL choice, a two-time league champion and a member of the all-USFL team.

Then Mills followed Mora to the NFL Saints, ,where he became a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro as part of the “Dome Patrol” defense that put New Orleans on the map.

Rickey Jackson was part of that defense, too, and he’s in the Hall of Fame. Jackson was a six-time Pro Bowler; Mills went to Honolulu five times. So he’s at least in the conversation. But throw in those three All-NFL choices, combine them with three All-USFL nominations, and we have something to talk about.

No, we have someone. Sam Mills.
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BEM Interview With WGNO News With A Twist

Posted by | July 30, 2015.


BEM Interview With WGNO News With A Twist

Drew Brees To Seek Politics After Football

Posted by | July 20, 2015.

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Drew Brees isn’t ready to start putting too much effort into thinking about life after football.

Preparing for his 15th season at 36 years old, the Saints quarterback knows his drop backs are numbered, but it’s not worth worrying about just yet
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