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Paul Tagliabue Overturns Suspensions of Saints Players

It took some time, but Saints players are off the hook today – thanks in part to former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Tags today overturned the suspensions of four current and former Saints players in the league’s bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue did state that he found that the players’ conduct was detrimental to […]

Suspensions of Four Saints Players Involved in “Bounty Program” Overturned

All along the four players that were suspended for their involvement in “bounty gate” have stated that they were innocent. Friday, at least three people agreed with them. Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove all had their suspensions overturned for their involvement in the Saints “bounty” program. The suspensions were overturned by […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Upholds Player Bounty Suspensions

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove. In his letter to the players, Commissioner Goodell noted that: “Throughout this entire process, including your appeals, and despite repeated invitations and encouragement to do so, none of you has offered any evidence that would warrant reconsideration […]

Smith Back with the Saints Fresh and Confident

As pleased as Will Smith was to be back at practice on Wednesday, he seemed even happier that he no longer has to worry about the specter of a suspension that has weighed on him for three seasons. “I’m just glad to put it behind me,” said Smith, who in 2008 tested positive for a […]

DE Will Smith Suspended for First Two Games of 2011

The National Football League has suspended Saints defensive end Will Smith for the first two games of the 2011 regular season. Additionally, Smith will be fined two game checks. Smith’s suspension stems from his positive test for StarCaps, a banned diuretic, during the 2008 season. Smith, former teammate Charles Grant, and Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles […]

Can the Saints Defense Have a Repeat Performance in 2010?

Last year, the New Orleans Saints Defense shocked the football world. Not since the reign of the infamous Dome Patrol has there been anything close to resembling a valid defensive unit as a whole in New Orleans. Teams literally dominated the black and gold’s D, torching the corners and bulldozing the defensive front at will. […]

2010 All-NFC South Squad

Offense QB: Drew Brees – Needs no introduction.  So let’s take a quick peak at his competition: Matt Ryan – quite average, easily overrated.  Jimmy Clausen – promising, yet outside of Steve Smith, who else is there?  Josh Freeman – reminds me of a more talented, athletic version of Byron Leftwich, but who is at […]

Will Saints Defense Respond In ‘08?

For the past several years the Saints defense has been the point of most concern:A far cry from the 90’s when the defense was so dominant. For the most part, the offense has carried the team the past two years and was not able to overcome all the big plays the defense allowed throughout the […]