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A look back at the Saints and Vikings and what we learned

A look back at the Saints and Vikings and what we learned

A loss turned into a big learning opportunity.

The New Orleans Saints Week 10 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings was one that some people want to forget. I don’t blame them; it was a tough loss, but I think also think that it might’ve been the team’s biggest learning opportunity.

Minnesota would receive the ball first, and they would end their first drive with three points. New Orleans’ first drive ended in a punt. It wasn’t a three-and-out, but it wouldn’t even end with points. The biggest play by the Saints that drive would be Derek Carr throwing a short...

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Saints set for joint practice against the 49ers

Saints set for joint practice against the 49ers

The practice will be held on August 15th.

The New Orleans Saints will host the San Francisco 49ers in a joint practice at the University of California, Irvine. This practice will be three days before the nationally televised preseason game between these two teams.

The interesting aspect of this joint practice is that both teams will face each other three days later. Teams holding a joint practice days before their preseason matchup is not new, but it will be interesting to see how the practice will affect the game. The joint practice will be the first time that new Saints...

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Brian Asks: What questions do you have going into Panthers training camp?

Brian Asks: What questions do you have going into Panthers training camp?

The Panthers will be kicking the off-season into overdrive soon. Come have your questions answered by the CSR staff!

Good morning Panthers fans, and welcome to this week’s edition of Brian Asks, a Carolina Panthers mailbag for everyone! We kicked off this weekly segment a few weeks ago, and so far I love the participation! To recap, Brian Asks is a weekly post where you can comment with your questions, and later in the week, we’ll have some answers for you in the corresponding Brian Answers edition of the mailbag.

Last week, we fielded a ton of questions about the...

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Fleur-de-Links, July 16: Rookies report to training camp

Fleur-de-Links, July 16: Rookies report to training camp

Here are your daily New Orleans Saints links.

Three rookies that could start-Canal St Chronicles

There have been a few rookies that were taken late in the draft or even UDFAs that have made quite the impact in their first offseason.

Free Agency update-Saints News Network

Let’s look at a couple free agents that the New Orleans Saints would be willing to sign.

The Saints O-Line has to be better-CSC

Voted as the worst offensive line in the league, the Saints know that they’ll have to be better up front in order to have success in 2024.

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Panthers 2024 season opener countdown: 54 days to go

Panthers 2024 season opener countdown: 54 days to go

We’re counting down the days until the Panthers kick off the 2024 season.

We’re officially 54 days away from the Carolina Panthers kicking off the 2024 NFL season against the New Orleans Saints. It will be their second consecutive road opener. Now it’s time for our annual roster countdown to highlight the players on the Panthers’ roster. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the player who is once again wearing the No. 54 jersey — linebacker Shaq Thompson.

That’s right, Thompson is back in the No. 54 jersey. He selected that jersey number his rookie year, 2015, when the...

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Falcons cornerback and safety preview: Who will start opposite A.J. Terrell?

Falcons cornerback and safety preview: Who will start opposite A.J. Terrell?

Who will start at cornerback opposite A.J Terrell, and who wins the second safety job across from Jessie Bates III? Host Kevin Knight is joined by Allen Strk to discuss the Falcons’ cornerback and safety depth charts heading into training camp.

Fellow Falcoholics, welcome to another episode of the Dirty Birds and Brews podcast! Who will start at cornerback opposite A.J Terrell, and who wins the second safety job across from Jessie Bates III? Host Kevin Knight is joined by Allen Strk to discuss the Atlanta Falcons’ cornerback and safety depth charts heading into training camp.

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Three Saints rookies who could become starters in 2024

Three Saints rookies who could become starters in 2024

Surprises might be coming to the depth chart.

The New Orleans Saints rookies are reporting to training camp next week, and there are many players to watch. There is only one sure-thing starter from this rookie class, and that is Taliese Fuaga. The rest of the rookies will have to fight for their roster spots, and while doing that, a few could even jump to starters.

Bub Means

Being drafted in the fifth-round does not bring high year-one expectations. Bub Means has the potential to rise high above the expectations set on him in 2024. Going into the [NFL...

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Why the Saints offensive line must improve in 2024

Why the Saints offensive line must improve in 2024

And how they might already be on their way to do so...

Let’s just grab the cat out of the bag. The offensive line for the New Orleans Saints did not perform well in 2023.

Average at best, with the entire season in perspective they were near the bottom of the league. 35 sacks would be allowed - which wouldn’t actually be pretty far from the bottom - but they only had 1,742 rushing yards, which shoots them down the latter in terms of efficiency. Also, the sack numbers were a little surprising to me. It seems that the o-line...

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Fleur-de-Links, July 15: Where should the pulse of the Saints be?

Fleur-de-Links, July 15: Where should the pulse of the Saints be?

Here are your daily New Orleans Saints links.

The pulse of the fanbase heading into 2024-Saints News Network

After three straight seasons of missing the playoffs, how should fans of the New Orleans Saints feel heading into the 2024 season?

Which UDFA makes the roster?-Canal St Chronicles

We asked you which undrafted free agents have the best chance of making the roster. We have the results from that poll question right here.

Should the Saints add a safety?-NOLA.com

One group that could benefit from depth, especially younger depth, is the safety spot. Should the Black and Gold...

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Panthers 2024 season opener countdown: 55 days to go

Panthers 2024 season opener countdown: 55 days to go

We’re counting down the days until the Panthers kick off the 2024 season.

We’re officially 55 days away from the Carolina Panthers kicking off the 2024 NFL season and it’s time for our annual roster countdown to highlight the players on the Panthers’ roster. Today, we’re taking a closer look at No. 55 — defensive end Kenny Dyson.

Dyson played his college ball at Bryant University and was signed by the Panthers this offseason as an undrafted rookie free agent. According to Bryant’s team website, the 6-foot-3, 235 pounder had a solid senior season in 2023 with 36 tackles, nine...

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The Scratching Post: 7/15-7/19

The Scratching Post: 7/15-7/19

Here’s this week’s open thread.

Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post.

Feel free to use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football sports, you name it. As long as it’s allowed by the site’s ToS, it’s fair game here.

You know the drill.

This is now an open thread!

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Buccaneers' quarterback Baker Mayfield talks about being ‘embraced’ in Tampa Bay

Buccaneers' quarterback Baker Mayfield talks about being ‘embraced’ in Tampa Bay

Baker Mayfield was asked about his time in Tampa Bay so far and gave Bucs' fans a humorous response.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback Baker Mayfield, on the Mike Calta show, was asked how much fun he had last season and if he was able to feel the support of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' community. Mayfield's response was a highly quotable one— saying, "You're having a lot more fun when you're not getting shipped off to different places like a dirty piece of laundry."

After the chuckles of Mayfield comparing himself to unwashed clothing subsided, he addressed how the support from...

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