Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. The New Orleans Saints are struggling in the absence of their head coach Sean Payton (pictured above).
By Wesley Kaminsky
After two straight losses to non-playoff teams from a season ago, the New Orleans Saints look like a different team from 2011. That offense, which was so unstoppable under Sean Payton, is out of sync, and the defense is struggling without Gregg Williams. In an improved NFC, the Saints appear to be in trouble. Payton was that important to this team and it’s showing.
In this weeks power rankings, the Eagles and the Dolphins made the biggest leap, jumping seven spots, while the Bears and Redskins had the biggest fall, tumbling six spots. The Falcons cracked the top five, and the 49ers maintained their number one ranking.
Enough of me spoiling it, time for you to find out for yourself where your favorite team ranks. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Drew Brees (pictured above) will be in New Orleans for at least five more years. Who Dat Nation can finally breathe again.
By Josh Kramer
For the first time in a long time, there is some good news for Saints’ fans. After what has been the most tumultuous off-season in franchise history, a deal has been made. The franchise player has been signed, sealed, and delivered. Now there is assurance that there will be a “Cool Brees” in New Orleans for at least another five years. Any NFL team feeling sorry for themselves this off-season should be thankful that they are not the Saints. Things have been that bad. Until yesterday of course.
The general manager (Mickey Loomis) is out for half of the season. The head coach (Sean Payton is done for the year. The interim head coach (and assistant head coach) (Joe Vitt) is out six games.. The former defensive-coordinator (Gregg Williams) is out of football. Key players (Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith) are suspended. Draft picks have been lost. Fines have been issued. But at least now, the most important part of the franchise is ready to go to work. Drew Brees is not only one of the elite players on-the-field, he is also one of the best players off-the-field. I cannot think of someone more deserving of the largest guaranteed contract in NFL history.
A record-breaking deal for a record-breaking player. Do the math. Continue reading
Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. In a wild day for the NFL, New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton (pictured above) has been suspended for the entire 2012 season.
By Josh Kramer
I always was under the impression that March Madness only applied to college hoops. I was wrong. The past couple of days have been simply ludicrous in regards to America’s favorite sports league, the NFL. Let’s recap.
Peyton Manning signs with the Denver Broncos
-I fully understand this mega-signing. There are many appealing factors to the Mile High City and the Broncos organization. Namely, they are a team who plays in a weak division and they have John Elway. Elway can act as a mentor to Peyton and help him become the unquestioned GOAT (Greatest-Of-All-Time) in terms of NFL quarterbacks. If I were Peyton, I would have signed with the 49ers. San Francisco is a Super Bowl contender in 2012 with or without Peyton Manning. They also play in a very weak division. Not to mention they have arguably the best coach in the NFL today, Jim Harbaugh. 5 years and 96 million though may be enough to get me to settle on Denver over San Francisco though.
Goodell shakes up New Orleans Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Could Danny Ainge and the Celtics really trade Rajon Rondo (pictured above) after watching the show he put on against the Knicks on Sunday?
By Josh Kramer
Trade me? You must be crazy.
This Sunday was definitely a “Fun Day” in the NBA. Not only were there great matchups though, there were memorable performances. Deron Williams dropped 57 as he continues to make his ploy for Dwight Howard to join him in Brooklyn (New Jersey heads to Brooklyn next year). Kobe Bryant put on a heck of a show in which he scored 18 points in the first quarter to set the tone as LA handled Miami 93 to 83. And of course there was the exceptional performance put on by the Celtics point guard, Rajon Rondo.
I seem to remember heavy gossip about a possible trade of a certain Celtic’s point guard before the March 15th trade deadline. Well after watching the show that Rondo put on yesterday against the Knicks, could you really imagine trading this guy? Three numbers sum everything up.
18, 17, and 20. Continue reading
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