Saints Camp Day 7: Defense stymies offense in two-minute drills

Sounds like it was a frustrating day for Drew and Co. See second link after the jump.

Drew Brees ripped down on his chin strap and tore off his helmet, yelling at himself for whoever was around to hear. The Saints all-world quarterback wasn’t exactly happy. Somewhere in New Orleans’ indoor facility, the defensive coordinator was likely smiling.

Be sure to also check out all of the many great "Rickey Jackson to Canton" articles that have been posted lately to commemorate his induction into the Hall of Fame this Saturday. If he was before your time as a Saints fan, they provide a great opportunity to learn more about him and the much-heralded Dome Patrol. CHA-CHING!

TRAINING CAMP AUGUST 5th:

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MUST SEE! An exclusive look at the New Orleans Saints gear up for another Super Bowl run in 2010. MUST SEE!

Two minutes to glory: Saints defense stymies offense | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
METAIRIE, La. ― Drew Brees ripped down on his chin strap and tore off his helmet, yelling at himself for whoever was around to hear. The Saints all-world quarterback wasn’t exactly happy. Somewhere in New Orleans’ indoor facility, the defensive coordinator was likely smiling.

New Orleans Saints defense gets the best of offense in two-minute drills | NOLA.com
Drew Brees is stopped; Patrick Ramsey throws interception; Chase Daniel throws controversial TD pass to Jimmy Graham

Practice Observations: Defense wins 2-minute drill; Hartley drills 60-yarder | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Bradley Handwerger was at the Saints' Thursday morning practice. Here's what he saw.

Hartley drills 60-yard field goal in practice, wasn’t supposed to | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
METAIRIE, La. ― When Garrett Hartley laid his foot into the ball at the 50-yard line, he knew the kick had a chance. When it sailed cleanly over the crossbar, he knew it was a special kick. But it was when special teams coach Greg McMahon ran onto the field like the kick had just won the Super Bowl that you knew the kick was good. And then Hartley’s coach jokingly scolded him.

Kicker Garrett Hartley shows off his leg with 60-yard field goal | NOLA.com
Saints were actually working on field-goal return drill when he nailed it

Saints August 5 Practice Notes

New Orleans Saints black and gold scrimmage will be 11 a.m. Saturday | NOLA.com
The New Orleans Saints black and gold scrimmage has been moved to 11 a.m. on Saturday, up from the previously scheduled 2:50 p.m. The scrimmage will be at the outdoor fields at the team's facility on Airline Drive.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey returns to practice | NOLA.com
Players who sat out Thursday's lone practice include cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Patrick Robinson.

Saints TE Shockey back at practice | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Jeremy Shockey returned to practice Thursday morning for the first time since missing the afternoon session five days ago.

Will Smith: Underrated - But Not Underappreciated By The Who Dat Nation - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

New Orleans Saints Jonathan Vilma is a master at making the calls on defense | NOLA.com
He makes defensive adjustments before the play begins

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas was able to shake off the wrist injury | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas sat out of practice Wednesday morning after injuring his left wrist in red-zone drills Tuesday, but he was back in pads in the afternoon, ahead of Coach Sean Payton's estimated timetable. Payton said X-rays on Thomas showed no damage, and the coach predicted a return of "within the next couple of days."...

Saints RB Hamilton playing for increased role | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
With Mike Bell leaving New Orleans for Philadelphia this offseason, it would be natural to see Lynell Hamilton step into Bell’s relief and short-yardage role. That’s at least how Hamilton’s job is being couched – this year’s Mike Bell.

Deke: Thursday Morning Practice In The Books - WWL

Legendary o-line coach Howard Mudd even more impressed with New Orleans Saints now than when they won Super Bowl XLIV | NOLA.com
Offensive line coach Howard Mudd, whose 11 years with the Indianapolis Colts made him the longest serving assistant coach in the NFL until he retired after Super Bowl XLIV, served as a consultant at the New Orleans Saints training camp and said the experience was an eye opener. 

Saints will focus on their run defense | shreveporttimes.com | Shreveport Times
METAIRIE — The defense stuffed the running game in the New Orleans Saints' first live tackling drill of training camp. The next step is translating that success into the season.

Saints RB P.J. Hill’s day improves after changing number | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
P.J. Hill did not have things go his way during Wednesday morning’s practice at the Saints’ Metairie facility. Hence, he did what anybody would do in his situation. He went incognito.

Behind The Facemask: Matt Tennant

2theadvocate.com | Saints | Roby, Harper seize opportunities — Baton Rouge, LA

Camp 2Dat: New Orleans Saints secondary competition highlighted by free safety battle

SIRIUS NFL Radio's Solomon Wilcots and Adam Schein at Saints Training Camp Friday

RICKEY JACKSON TO CANTON:

Rickey Jackson - Hall of Famer | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Tough as nails, but saddled on a Saints team that never won a playoff game, Rickey Jackson will finally get his due this weekend.

After football, former New Orleans Saints linebacker Rickey Jackson learned from his mistakes | NOLA.com
He has corrected his child support issues

Rickey Jackson 'heart and soul of Saints' - NFC South Blog - ESPN

For Saints, Jackson, wait for HOF finally over

Rickey Jackson to Canton, Part Three: Making them black & blue in Black & Gold

New Orleans Saints trivia and tidbits: Rickey Jackson, Pro Football Hall of Famer

Rice, Smith headline Hall inductions

DEFCON FAVRE 2010:

Tired of the Favre saga | HoumaToday.com
After years of the same old "Will he retire?" or "Will he come back?" rumors, I have also become tired of hearing about the Favre talk. Please keep in mind that this is coming from a guy who used to wear Favre’s Green Bay Packers jersey religiously as a kid. After all the nonstop rumors, even a diehard fan like myself cannot take anymore Favre talk.

Saints D-coordinator promises to light Favre up. Again. - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
Gregg Williams, the man in charge of the reigning Super Bowl champion defense, likes to let opposing quarterbacks know ahead of time that they're in for a pounding.

VIDEO:

Saints coach Sean Payton on the two-minute drill
New Orleans Saints video: Breaking the numbers game on defense

New Orleans Saints video: Searching for diamonds in the rough

Defense wins first two-minute drill of camp


Ramsey starting to look more comfortable


 

 


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