For the Saints, offensive line cohesion is key By KSkiver35  The New Orleans Saints are in a position that is simultaneously enviable and miserable. They simply have too much talent to keep on the roster (without some crazy Mickey Loomis magic). Ryan Ramczyk was extended on Wednesday, much to the surprise of some fans, for a cool $96 million that freed up some money in the short term. That leaves a few major players for the Saints who need to be addressed sooner than later. Some major players — Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara specifically — have already been addressed....

ESPN: Former New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy doesn't think Zion Williamson had anything to do with exit

Andrew Lopez ESPN Former New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy made his first public comments since his split with the organization, and he made it clear he doesn't think Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram or any other player had anything to do with his departure. "I hate when it gets put on players that players are getting coaches fired and things like that. I think that makes players look bad and I don't think that's fair," Van Gundy said on the "Stupodity" podcast. "Players certainly have the right to express their opinion to people and things like that but...

Walker: Monty Williams' class, perseverance makes former Pelicans coach easy to cheer

BY ROD WALKER | STAFF WRITER  JUL 5, 2021  Monty Williams told us this would happen. He didn't specifically say he would be in the NBA Finals someday, but he knew good things were in store for him somewhere down the road. He had just been fired after five seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans that May morning in 2015.  As former colleague Ted Lewis and I stood on the porch of Williams' home in Metairie, he didn't want to talk about his dismissal. Instead, he wanted to talk about his faith. He quoted a Bible verse and assured us he would bounce back.Continue Reading...
PUBLISHED JUL 29, 2021 AT 10:15 PM | UPDATED JUL 30, 2021 AT 9:22 AM With the 17th pick in Thursday's draft, the New Orleans Pelicans chose Trey Murphy out of Virginia. Eighteen spots later, they took another wing who spent multiple years in the college ranks: Alabama's Herb Jones.
Jon Gruden frequently used misogynistic and anti-gay language in numerous emails during the seven-year period before he was hired as coach of the Raiders in 2018, The New York Times reported Monday night, saying it has reviewed the emails. The NFL sent the Raiders additional Gruden emails to review, on top of the one about NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith that surfaced last week, and others Gruden recently confirmed to ESPN, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday. According to The Times, Gruden sent emails to Bruce Allen, then the president of the Washington Football...
As LSU searches for its next football head coach, Geaux Nation will bring you perspective on the prominent names being discussed for the job. First up: Michigan State’s Mel Tucker — a Nick Saban disciple with NFL & SEC experience. Earlier this week the Spartans coach overtook as the odds-on favorite in offshore betting markets to be the next head man in Baton Rouge.  Read More
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have reunited their dynamic running back duo of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram by acquiring Ingram in a trade with the Houston Texans, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal includes a swap of late-round picks, the source said. NFL Network first reported the trade, the second in two months between the Saints and Texans after New Orleans acquired veteran cornerback Bradley Roby in Week 1. The Saints desperately needed running back depth after releasing veteran Latavius Murray in September and losing backup Tony...
Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn't their year. The Atlanta Braves dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August.  Yet out of nowhere, suddenly, these Atlanta Braves transformed themselves and took off. Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman and the Braves breezed to their first World Series championship since 1995, hammering the Houston Astros 7-0 Tuesday night in Game 6. Max Fried threw six shutout innings in the signature pitching performance of the Series. Soler,...

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