That plan is now on hold as Butler suffered what is likely a season-ending torn ACL on Tuesday, Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune reports. According to Holder, the injury occurred when Butler collided with running back Mark Ingram , who had hauled in a swing pass during a team drill during Tuesday’s practice. Butler’s injury stings even more as this is the last week of offseason practices for the Saints, who canceled Wednesday’s practice as the team is taking a field trip. The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Butler was a fourth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009. In 63 games in largely a part-time role, Butler recorded 11 sacks with four forced fumbles. In two seasons with Ryan as his defensive coordinator, Butler had six sacks and 12 quarterbacks hits while playing in just 516 of 2,046 defensive snaps (25.2 percent). Butler drew interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns during free agency before reuniting with Ryan by signing with the Saints. According to a source with knowledge of Butler’s contract, he received a $750,000 signing bonus and his $750,000 base salary in 2013 is fully guaranteed. Butler could have voided the second season of the contract and become an unrestricted free agent (with the Saints retaining the “right of first refusal”) by playing in 57.5 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps or by recording 6.5 sacks this season, but neither of those scenarios will play out as Butler is expected to be placed on injured reserve.
With Victor Butler likely out for the year, Johnson will play a crucial role in adding depth to a unit already in a transitional phase. But again, it’s hard to imagine the sixth-rounder settling in to an expanded role, especially with plenty of time for Loomis to reach out to available outside linebackers on the free-agent market. In all, it was a very good draft class for the Saints, who filled positional needs and exploited value throughout the first three rounds. With only five picks to put it all together, Loomis did an admirable job and deserves a lot of credit for his efforts. Tackling Left Tackle Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports As much as Sean Payton would like to mix in a balanced offensive attack, the Saints’ offense will be predicated on an explosive aerial assault as long as Drew Brees is under center. In 2012, the Saints posted just 370 rushing attempts for a 4.3 yards-per-carry average—the former ranking 29th in the league and the latter 13th. But regardless of the volume of rushing attempts we’re likely to see this year, New Orleans has to find a way to get a little more out of its offensive line in that facet of the game. Pass-protection wasn’t an issue last season, but there’s room for improvement in the running game. According to Football Outsiders , the Saints’ offensive line ranked 17th in the league in run-blocking last season, while posting an impressive No.
Royals versus Saints . Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle Nev Madsen SAINTS showed they are frontrunners for the Toowoomba Touch men’s A grade title after their 13-3 victory over Lions in Sunday’s Presidents Cup at Kearneys Spring Sporting Complex. Lions had no answer to the Saints attack with the victors putting on a show of some classic team touchdowns. Saints welcomed back Sam Carmody in his first game of the season after not being available due to a shoulder injury and his return just added more attacking ability to an already formidable unit. As well as Carmody, Saints captain Andrew Ryan and Tom Quinlivan played strongly in a good team effort. In the women’s A grade President’s Cup, the Saints women gave the club the double after beating Roosters 4-2. The two teams went into the half-time break locked up at 2-2 and the score remained the same until 10 minutes before full-time. Saints were able to break the deadlock and from there Roosters could not make the deficit. Saints were best served by the experienced pair of Megan Lynch and Jodie Pitt while for Roosters Amber Mutch played strongly.
“Second, the ability to view the school cameras can help our dispatchers determine what type of problem exists and where to direct our officers upon arrival at the school.” The security system also has components such as an outdoor wireless system with four lockdown transmitters, and it gives school personnel the ability to control perimeter doors. Strausbaugh said All Saints always has a locked-door system when students, teachers and others are in the building, but the new security controls add another layer of protection and could prove critical to giving police access to the interior when they arrive. Safer school “The time element is crucial because these kinds of (school violence) incidents don’t last very long,” Wellman said. Strausbaugh said school personnel feel safer with the system, especially considering the school office is situated in the middle of the building rather than close to a main entrance. All Saints is leasing the security system for $30,000 a year. “It’s reassuring to the staff to know we have that immediate response,” Strausbaugh said. Students have been taught there would be consequences if they pull alarms to perform pranks. They would likely be caught on security camera, then disciplined. When scenes such as the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut happen, there are inevitably stories that arise of heroes who risk their own lives — and sometimes are killed — as they shield children.
Ware (sixth with 420 snaps as a pass rusher) and Spencer (eighth with 299 snaps as a pass rusher) were more effective, however, overshadowing the third starter-caliber outside linebacker on the roster. Wilson also managed three sacks last season, but did so on 70 more snaps as a pass rusher between defensive end and outside linebacker in the Saints’ 4-3 scheme. Galette was much better, notching five sacks in 205 pass rushing snaps at defensive end, but he hasn’t played extensively out of a two-point stance. Smith, as Saints blog Canal Street Chronicles points out, was the worse pass rusher among all four players last season , and doesn’t figure to improve as a somewhat oversized veteran linebacker. Butler is the only Saints pass rusher who has had proven success as a linebacker in a 3-4 defense, and he’s now out for the year. Why the Saints are just fine Of course, selective pass rushing stats are just that. In reality, Wilson and Smith had been running with the first-team defense ahead of Butler during OTAs . That doesn’t mean that Butler wouldn’t have run out onto the field with the starters for the season opener, but the Saints appeared on track to feature a heavy rotation of players at the two outside linebacker spots. Favoritism wasn’t at play.
Either way, it ends up with Mr. President sitting in a twin-cannon turret, kicking Zin ships off the White House lawn. One crash-lands, and that’s my chance to put a bullet in Zinyak, leader of the Zin. Too bad he’s 10 feet tall and a technologically superior douchebag. It doesn’t go well. After that, Saints Row IV opens up the sandbox. The Zin tend to conquer through a mix of force and indoctrination. Kidnapees, which now included the president, get thrown into The Matrix until they’re more Zin-positive. And because you’re The One, you break the simulation’s laws and have superpowers.
“It’s not common at all,” he said. “I don’t have a single one, and I don’t know a priest who does. … I don’t know of a church that has more than one or two.” That statement sheds some light on the historical value of the gift Brown bestowed on the church. Schneider and Brown grew very close, and during the time before his death from cancer, Brown told his friend that he wished to leave his collection of relics to All Saints. All are special, Schneider said. But several are especially impressive, including that of Saint Joseph, a carpenter and foster father of Jesus. He was a descendant from David the King of Israel. Another is of Saint Elizabeth, the wife of Zachariah, the mother of St. John the Baptist and cousin to Mary.