Articles tagged "Saints"

Rob Ryan, New Orleans Saints Patch Up Porous Run Defense

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 30, 2013

The 2012 New Orleans Saints fielded one of the worst defenses in NFL history, especially against the run. New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is charged with stitching together a much tougher unit.



Saints-Texans, Vikings-49ers Highlight Nationally Televised Sunday Slate

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 24, 2013

The NFL serves up a pair of nationally televised preseason games Sunday afternoon and evening featuring top talent and Super Bowl contenders from each conference.



NFL Today: The Golden Age Of The Ground Game

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 9, 2013

Teams have never passed the ball more often than they do in the modern NFL. But all those aerials have softened up defenses underneath for running backs to exploit. The 2011 and 2012 seasons were the most explosive for ball carriers in NFL history.



Sieves: The Worst Run Defenses In NFL History

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 9, 2013

It's never been easier to run the ball in the NFL. Conversely, it's never been tougher to play run defense. The list of worst run defenses in NFL history is littered with recent teams, including the 2012 Saints and Colts.



The New Orleans Saints, BountyGate And History’s First 7,000-Yard Defense

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 6, 2013

The New Orleans Saints defense was overrun last year like the Mexican-American border before harvest season. The pressure is on Drew Brees to continue his world-class play and on rookie first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro to make an immediate and much-needed impact in the secondary.



Chiefs Fans cheer injury to Matt Cassel; Eric Winston channels his inner Jim Mora

Cold, Hard Football Facts for October 7, 2012

Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston has some poignant words for the Chiefs fans cheering the injury to quarterback Matt Cassel.



Jamaal Charles chases 'unbreakable' Jim Brown record

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 26, 2012

Jamaal Charles chases 'unbreakable' Jim Brown record



Clash of the 5,000-yard quarterbacks

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 8, 2012

History unfolds Thursday night when the New Orleans Saints visit the New England Patriots in pre-season football. It will mark the first and probably only time this year two 5,000-yard QBs take the field together.



Naughty Nurse: New Orleans Saints hormonally imbalanced

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 10, 2012

CHFF's Russian mail-order Naughty Nurse checks the statistical vital signs of the New Orleans Saints and finds a hormonally imbalanced NFC juggernaut whose locker room transgressions may have cost them another division crown in 2012.



Can Saints survive without Payton?

Cold, Hard Football Facts for March 27, 2012

The New Orleans Saints were largely an embarrassment in their first 39 years as an NFL franchise. Sean Payton arrived in 2006, transforming the 'Aints into the Saints. Can the team survive a year without him?



 



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