Saints News, Halloween 2013: Malcolm Jenkins & Jahri Evans Miss 2nd Consecutive Practice

Karl Walter

Jenkins is nursing a knee injury and Evans is trying to get over a hip injury. In better news, Marques Colston (knee), Kenny Vaccaro (concussion/back), and Tyrunn Walker (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis after not practicing yesterday. Speaking of injuries, Coach Payton said today Jonathan Vilma is "doing well" in practice but was non-committal and evasive (as usual) on when/if he will be activated this year. He said Vilma is eligible to be activated as early as this Saturday and the team must make a decision on activating him or not by Monday, November 11th.



Saints Prepare For Jets

New Orleans Saints issue second injury report of Jets week
Malcolm Jenkins, Jahri Evans did not practice

Rob Ryan helps Saints find inner animal - ESPN
Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan endears himself to players by keeping things fun on and off the field

Drew Brees says Rex Ryan's 700-yards forecast a 'slight exaggeration' - ESPN
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Drew Brees laughed over the phone. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was asked Wednesday to respond to Rex Ryan's statement fr

Ryan twins share 50 years of passion for the game | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Jim Ryan still remembers the moment he and his younger brothers, twins Rob and Rex, adopted the sole rule that governed the backyard footba…

Playing Jets will be surreal for Saints WR Nick Toon | New Orleans
Nick Toon remembers walking around the field of the old Meadowlands stadium nearly 21 years ago, following his father Al on the sidelines.

Double Coverage: New Orleans Saints at New York Jets - ESPN
This hasn't been the best of weeks for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. His defense was embarrassed this past Sunday in a 40-point loss to the Cincinna

Week 9 Rankings - Goal Line Stand -
In theory, heading to the Meadowlands is an imposing matchup for Drew Brees. Whereas the Jets are getting shredded by the pass on the road — opposing QBs are 95-of-146 (65 percent) for 1,084 yards, 7.42 yards per attempt, 12 touchdowns and only one interception in four games — they’ve been a different unit at home, holding enemy passers to a 53.0 completion percentage, 6.34 YPA and 3:2 TD:INT ratio. The reality, however, is that they’ve yet to face anyone like Brees, instead shutting down the likes of Josh Freeman, E.J. Manuel, Ben Roethlisberger and a struggling Tom Brady. It’s no secret that the Saints are harder to stop in the Superdome, but a Jets pass defense that allowed five touchdowns to Andy Dalton in Week 8 isn’t going to be slowing Brees down, no matter the venue.

New Orleans Saints Morning Break
A look at what is being written about the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets

New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets connections
There are plenty of connections between the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets

Morning report: Not all blitzes created equal - NFC South Blog - ESPN
An interesting statistic from ESPN Stats & Information: The New Orleans Saints have blitzed at an identical rate from 2012 to 2013 (11.9 times per game). But this year, their blitzes have been way more effective.

New Orleans Saints Fact of the Day: October 31, 2013
The New Orleans Saints had four sacks on Sunday vs the Buffalo Bills

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, October 31
Payton will meet with the media around 1:30 p.m.


Jets Prepare For Saints

Drew Brees amazes defensive guru Rex Ryan | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
"Yikes. ... The dude is a surgeon. He just picks you apart," Ryan said. "He can make all the throws, all the protocols and things. (He’s) poised, sees the field, (he’s) accurate. "But he’s an amazing guy. … His numbers are historic that he puts up. Man, I was hoping he wasn’t going to make the trip."

Twin tweaks: Rex jabs brother Rob Ryan - New York Jets Blog - ESPN
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- This time, Rex Ryan didn't try to impersonate his brother by wearing a long-haired wig and stuffing a pillow beneath his shirt.

Chris Ivory is a better fit with Jets - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La – New York Jets running back Chris Ivory has said all week that he isn’t feeling any extra motivation to play against his for

Keys to Game 9: Jets vs. Saints - Gang Green Nation
The (4-4) New York Jets take on Drew Brees and the (6-1) New Orleans Saints. An in-depth look at the key players and match ups.

NFL: Jets' Dee Milliner gets his job back -
Lit up in Cincinnati, the rookie cornerback has Rex Ryan's support.

Report: Jets’ Jeff Cumberland To Miss Sunday’s Game With Concussion " CBS New York
The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder left Sunday's game against the Bengals in the third quarter with a head injury and never returned. He caught one pass for nine yards before departing.

Throwback Thursday: New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints: Last Meeting - The Jet Press - A New York Jets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandator

Some Early Thoughts on New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints - The Jet Press - A New York Jets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) against the Buffalo Bills prior to a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Man

Jeremy Kerley returns to the Jets after missed practice on Wednesday |
Plenty of fluids helped ease New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley back onto the practice field on Thursday, giving the team a true playmaker on offense.

New York Jets running back Chris Ivory talks about facing his former team
Jet running back Chris Ivory spoke with New Orleans media via conference call on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jets vs. Saints: A Look at New Orleans' Tells - Gang Green Nation
Introducing the John B Ratio.


Other Saints News

moosedenied " Blog Archive " A Nightmare That You’ll Never Be Discovering
WORST 35-17 WIN TO IMPROVE TO 6-1 ON THE SEASON EVER! They're gonna get their asses kicked if they play like that in Tuscaloosa!

SaintsWin: Opinion & Analysis: Ascending The Peak (an alternate route)
The 2013 Saints have steadily, consistently revealed themselves to be a team distinct from the mold of their 2009-2011 predecessors. This is a team that is less offensively dominant, but more defensively sound. In the end, they appear to be equally capable of making a run at the Super Bowl this year. It's just unfolding in a different way.

Keenan Lewis adds one missing skill: interceptions - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Suddenly New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis is an interception magnet. After intercepting just one pass during his first fou

Forecast: What I got right, wrong and really wrong in preseason Saints predictions | New Orleans
Since the Saints are nearly at the halfway point of the 2013 season it’s time to look back at some of my preseason predictions. Where I was right, where I was wrong, and where I was really, really wrong. Let’s go.

Saints know sack numbers need to come down | New Orleans
In Drew Brees’ first seven years with the Saints, he was sacked on average 20 times per season. Just seven games into the 2013 season, he’s two away from that number.

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees statistics on par with 2012 start, but perception has changed |
Brees has thrown for 19 touchdowns to five interceptions this season

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Calais Campbell and Cameron Jordan
Jordan and Campbell play the game differently, but do many of the same things. Jordan is shorter, standing at 6-foot-4, and lighter, officially listed as 287 pounds, with a very different frame. However, Jordan is a well-rounded defensive end who can't be targeted in the running game, has enough quickness to beat offensive tackles and has the strength to beat double teams. Just like Campbell, he also moves around the formation and can attack the quarterback from a variety of positions.

Cameron Jordan Mic'd Up! - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Cameron Jordan on 'Sound FX'


Around the NFL

Former S Hamza Abdullah blasts NFL for not protecting players -
Former NFL safety Hamza Abdullah went on an extended rant on Twitter in which he blasted the NFL and the commissioner.

Ron Rivera on crowded backfield: We can’t worry about touches for everyone | ProFootballTalk
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has declared himself ready to make his return to game action from his long absence after offseason ankle surgeries, which will make for a crowded situation in the team's backfield.

The Notebook: What's wrong with the Buccaneers? -
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a disappointing 0-7 and surrounded by controversy. Retired Buccaneers defensive end Stephen White puts his old team under the microscope to understand what's gone wrong.

NFL to reportedly consider negating touchdowns for taunting penalties | SI Wire

Jay Ratliff visits Chiefs, Bears | ProFootballTalk
As free agent defensive tackle Jay Ratliff prepares for a legal battle with his old team, he's also in the process of finding a new team. Ratliff, who was cut by the Cowboys two weeks ago, has visited the Chiefs and Bears, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.

Calvin Johnson is October’s offensive player of the month | ProFootballTalk
October isn't quite over yet, but the NFL has decided to go ahead and hand out the NFC offensive player of the month award anyway. The recipient is a guy who had a month's worth of yardage in one game last Sunday.

Haynesworth says RG3 will learn about "conniving" Shanahan | ProFootballTalk
Albert Haynesworth never saw eye to eye with Mike Shanahan during their time together in Washington. Haynesworth predicts that a day is coming when Robert Griffin III will clash with Shanahan, too.

Rolando McClain: I felt like I wanted to kill somebody | ProFootballTalk
It's been five months since linebacker Rolando McClain told Baltimore Ravens president Ozzie Newsome he was retiring from the NFL. McClain had been given a second opportunity by the Ravens just a month earlier when the team signed him to a contract following his release from the Oakland Raiders.



VIDEO Sean Payton: "Jonathan Vilma is doing well"
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton speaks with reporters on Thursday, October 31, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Sean Payton talks about the New York Jets
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton speaks with reporters on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Roman Harper?s Progressive Recycling Message
New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper's gives a message to the schools involved in the New Orleans Saints/Progressive Recycling program. (New Orleans Saints video)

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