New Orleans Saints’ Jimmy Graham and Ben Watson: “12 Personnel” Nightmares

New Orleans Saints’ Jahri Evans, Marques Colston miss Wednesday’s practice; Jason Smith cut

Having not played football since his senior year of high school, the fact that Graham could make somewhat of in impact was uncanny in my eyes. He definitely did the right thing by pursuing football when his basketball career ended. Prior to the 2010 draft, Graham blew up the scouting combine. His 4.56 40-yard dash, 10-foot broad jump and 38″ vertical leap would’ve been considered good for a much smaller player! All it would take was a forward-thinking offensive mind to mold this vat of coal into diamonds. And with the 95th pick in the third round, head coach Sean Payton and his New Orleans Saints were just the team/scheme to oversee the process. “12 Personnel” in the “Big Easy” Jimmy Graham’s first season in New Orleans coincided with veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey’s last.

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New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans (73) blocks for quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints. (Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune) View/Post Comments All-Pro guard Jahri Evans is the latest injured New Orleans Saints player. Evans missed Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed ailment, and wide receiver Marques Colston also sat out with a nagging foot injury after practicing the past two days. Fullback Jed Collins also missed practice Wednesday. Evans and Collins previously hadn’t missed any practice time in training camp. Payton never addressed any injuries during his post-practice press conference, but it’s certainly possible the three players could miss Sunday’s preseason game in Houston. Others who missed practice were linebackers Jonathan Vilma, Junior Galette, Will Herring and Chris Chamberlain. Wide receiver Joe Morgan and linebacker Victor Butler also didn’t practice as they recover from probable season-ending knee injuries. In a roster move, the Saints released offensive tackle Jason Smith.

New Orleans Saints Preseason 2013: Personnel Misfits

Will Smith in zone coverage against Chiefs in 2013 preseason

He has very good stamina and is a tough player. That stamina will come in handy for a position that will go a long way in helping the Saints become better against the run. New Orleans allowed the most rushing yards in the NFL a season ago as opponents averaged 147.6 yards per game on the ground against the Saints. Jordans job will Drew Brees Jersey largely entail holding up blockers to allow other defensive players to make plays. But hes not worried about suddenly becoming an afterthought in making plays happen for the defense. I definitely think that theres gonna be a lot of opportunities to make plays, Jordan said. Ive just got to capitalize on them. Theres still, of course, the dirty work that youre speaking of. And some plays Ill have to do that double gap and hold the tackle and the guard and let my outside linebacker, i.e.

‘Saints Row 4′ offers diverse, dumb fun


You get the feeling that if there were never another game made in the series, “IV” would make a fitting sendoff, occupying a space somewhere between reverence and exhausting fan service for a series that’s long since tossed off the shackles of being a “GTA” clone. If anything, “IV” shows how rote the open world formula can be and instead of muddling through with another gang vs. gang, goofy true crime scenario, it instead blows things up with superpowers. And it’s this twist to the existing formula that allows “Saints Row IV” its big innovation: simulation-breaking abilities for your nameless hero, who–though the course of the 20 or so campaign–will gain the ability to leap tall buildings, lob fireballs, and run at several times the speed of any vehicle in the game. Conceptually, it’s as though Volition looked at a debug version of one of the previous “Saints Row” titles and wondered what it would be like to allow players to break the game world. The collection of abilities offers ways to “break” the previous “Saints Row” experiences, and unless it’s required by a mission, you’ll rarely find yourself driving a car or any of the other vehicles in the game. Traversal is now handled by massive, upgradeable leaps and gliding, and when you’re not mixing it up with the terrestrial and alien arsenals, you’ll be freezing foes or flinging them around using telekinesis.

Saints’ Jordan becoming more comfortable with defensive changes

In addition, defensive end Kenyon Coleman was placed on injured reserve. Breaston and Crayton were brought in as insurance after Joe Morgan , who was ticketed for the third receiver spot, suffered a season-ending injury. But young wide receivers Nick Toon and Kenny Stills have fared well in training camp and the preseason, making the two veterans expendable. Wallace, who was competing with Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees , completed three of six passes for 32 yards in his five scoreless series of a preseason game against Oakland on Friday night. He also was intercepted and fumbled into the end zone, resulting in an Oakland touchdown. Coleman tore a pectoral muscle earlier this month.

Saints’ WR Colston cautious with foot injury as he seeks another productive season

“To be able to transition from practice to games is always good. It’s something I have been working on this whole offseason. To see it pay off is really good. “Whenever a free agent or anyone comes out (and) shows out like that, you feel confident going into the next game that you can do more. With that energy and that level, anything is possible.” Despite arriving in New Orleans with little to no fanfare, Foster leads the team with three sacks.

Play of New Orleans Saints undrafted rookie Glenn Foster a surprise of camp: notebook

Want to make your president a 300-pound black woman who speaks with a male voice and a British accent? Thats possible. Want to romance every crew member aboard your ship, no matter what gender your character is? Thats possible too. Nearly every element of your character is customizable, from his or her physical traits to his or her clothing. And, all of this can be changed even midway through the game. Want to change that 300-pound black woman to a sickly, skinny Caucasian man that speaks with a Russian womans accent?

Saints like the way ex-Cowboys DC Rob Ryan listens

“He’s just not one of the more flamboyant guys, but if you compare his stats to any of the other guys around the league over the last seven years, he’s right there in the top,” Moore added. “Hopefully we can get this guy to Hawaii.” Colston appreciates the thought, but said he never has any specific goals in terms of yardage or Pro Bowls. “I need another Super Bowl ring,” Colston said. “So more important to us is getting back on track in the wins and loss column.” Colston played through pain in his left foot last season, when New Orleans, mired in the bounty scandal, went 7-9. He has missed more than a dozen days of practice since 2013 training camp opened in late July, and said he is “really trying to be cautious and take my time, knowing that we’ve got a long season to play.” He added that he is “probably not” 100 percent at this point. “That’s OK,” Colston continued.

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32, Vaccaro, in the first game. Harper still remains in his normal strong safety position and is in man coverage with Oakland Raiders tight end David Ausberry. Vaccaro and No. 25, free safety Rafael Bush, are manning the back-end in zone coverage. Here’s a closer look at the matchup between Harper and Ausberry. Harper plays this one a little better initially. He rememberedmycoach telling him to not give up the inside so he plays it that way. Too bad this is a seam route. Harper is staying in his hip pocket and is doing fairly decent job at this point.(Although he is running kinda funny?!) This is where the bread is buttered.

Saints cut Breaston, Crayton, Wallace

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We, as teachers, as coaches, always want to have feedback, Payton said. That would be our philosophy. One of Robs strengths is his ability to communicate with a player and make them feel good about what theyre doing. The 50-year-old Ryan has run 3-4 schemes for years. He worked as a linebacker coach in such defenses in New England, where he was part of two Super Bowl-winning teams. He then spent five seasons as defensive coordinator in Oakland (2004-2008), followed by two seasons in Cleveland before moving to Dallas in 2011. Ryans players routinely praise his passionate, fun-loving and aggressive approach to coaching defense. Saints players also noted that Ryan has studied a number of blitzes the Saints ran well under former coordinator Gregg Williams from 2009-11, and brought elements of those plays back.


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