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Don’t Write off Will Smith’s Career Quite Yet

Don’t Write off Will Smith’s Career Quite Yet

Well that sucks. I was at the Saints home preseason game against the Chiefs and I distinctly remember cringing as Will Smith tried to cover a running back in the flat, and thinking what a disaster he would be at his new position this year. But then he got marginally better and, despite everything, I’m pretty broken up about his season-ending injury (whatever it is, exactly).
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Welcome to the 2013 New Orleans Saints Season

Welcome to the 2013 New Orleans Saints Season

Enjoying the Silence Here I sit, a year after an offseason that threatened to crush the New Orleans Saints and their fans. It was a loud, drawn-out, demoralizing summer, one during which we raged, pleaded, bargained, and despite all signs of our impending demise, hoped. It was delusional, that hope, sure, but I’m proud of the 12 wins I predicted for the 2012 Saints. Not because it was anywhere close to accurate, but because I wasn’t the only Saints fan who truly believed we would overcome. In the end, everyone (players, fans, media, coaches) invested too heavily in the offseason
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The Saints Bounty Scandal

Volume whatever The thing is, I don’t even care about this bounty scandal any more. I had this very angry blog post all worked out in my head and I was going to renew my crusade against the tyranny of Roger Goodell, but I can’t actually do that. Not because yesterday’s news changed anything. Not that I’m suddenly convinced by Roger or his case. But I’m just tired of all of the noise. I know the Saints don’t come out of this smelling like roses after this offseason, and frankly I’m not even all that bothered if we committed the
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The Art of Choosing a New Orleans Saints Jersey 2012

What does your jersey say about you? A year ago we brought you our inaugural “Art of Choosing a Jersey” column. It focused on the very quaint problem of how to distinguish yourself from bandwagon fans. After 2009, the New Orleans Saints underwent the Pink Hat Effect. Bandwagon fans came out of every swamp and creek bed donning spiffy new jerseys and an unabashed ignorance of Saints history. In their minds, the Saints had always been winners and Drew Brees was the quarterback when the team began. Now I don’t mean to bash the bandwagon—we all have to start somewhere—but
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