| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Joe Vitt went directly from the football field at Towson State to his first job in the NFL as the strength coach of the Baltimore Colts in 1979.
A little more than 30 years later, Vitt finds himself in the middle of one of the biggest stories in the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The New England Patriots weren't the only team to video an opponent's hand signals. But the Patriots paid the price for Spygate.
The New Orleans Saints didn't invent the concept of paying cash bonuses for huge hits. But Bountygate set that franchise...
| Oct 4, 2013
In February 2007, Marc Trestman was an unemployed football coach teaching for an on-line sports training company when he arrived at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis for a corporate speaking engagement.
Trestman did more profound listening than...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:25 PM
MOBILE, Ala. — If you are expecting Aaron Kromer to turn J'Marcus Webb into Jermon Bushrod, you probably are dreaming.
But Kromer did turn Bushrod, a fourth-round draft pick from Towson, into a two-time Pro Bowl tackle for the Saints.
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:57 PM
The New Orleans Saints announced Saturday that coach Sean Payton and the team have an agreement in principle to a multi-year contract extension.
The deal is for five years, according to multiple reports.
ESPN.com reported that the contract will pay...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Winning is everything" is just a slogan, something the NFL just taught the New Orleans Saints in a very costly lesson....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 8:51 PM
From memory, I still can recite the start of Saints coach Sean Payton's stirring pregame speech to his alma mater's football team before a 2009 Naperville Central football game.
"Twenty-seven years ago, I sat in this locker room just like you guys, on...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:04 PM
UPDATE: Statement From the New Orleans Saints:
Today, Commissioner Goodell apprised us of the severe penalties facing our club, as proposed by the NFL.
We recognize our fans’ concerns and we regret the uncertainty this episode has created for...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:55 PM
So it is a weekend in March with "March Madness" having the equivalent of their semifinals for the NCAA men's basketball championships. Countless millions of folks across the country, some of whom never watch a college game, have filled out brackets...
| Mar 26, 2012
Saints head coach Sean Payton arrived in Palm Beach for the annual NFL meetings, days before his scheduled season long suspension is to take place. Payton arrived via police escort about 8:45 this morning and was whisked to the back of the Breakers Hotel,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:57 AM
NEW YORK -- After meeting with a top Democratic senator, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday steps the league is taking to prevent the paying of bounties to players to intentionally injure their opponents, including the...