Saints News 6/25/13: After 2012 Season, Saints Defense Has Nowhere To Go But Up

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The people at Football Outsiders have found that the 2012 Saints defense was the unit most often burned by play-action. For those of us that watched the games, we already know the 2012 Saints D was most often burned by pretty much everything. This really isn't news to us, but there's little else Saints-related going on today. In other news, NOLA.com ranks Brian de la Puente as the Saints' no. 19 player and Adam 'Pacman' Jones gives NFL rookies a lesson in "keeping it real."

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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2012 Play-Action, Defense
The team that was most often burned by play-action in 2012 was the New Orleans Saints. Although the Saints already had a fairly poor pass defense (their 14.0% DVOA against regular passes would’ve ranked 24th), their 45.0% DVOA against play-action dropped their total pass defense down to 28th. A large factor in this league-worst DVOA was the 10.0 yards per play the Saints allowed on play-action, worst in the league by 12 percent.

Ranking the New Orleans Saints' players: No. 19, Brian de la Puente | NOLA.com
Center developed into reliable starter

New Orleans Saints question of the day: How much of a factor will Brian de la Puente be in the run game? | NOLA.com
Can Brian de la Puente be a big enough factor on the offensive line to help the Saints solidify the run game?

Zach Strief Addresses Graduates of Scenic Alternative High School
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2013 New Orleans Saints Wallpapers
Below are mobile, tablet and desktop New Orleans Saints Wallpapers

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When keeping it real goes wrong & other NFL news

Adam 'Pacman' Jones 'keeps it real' with rookies - NFL.com
Adam Jones looked like he finally had gotten away from his bad-boy persona, until an incident in early June. The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback spoke at the NFL Rookie Symposium to warn young players of what they will confront in their new careers.

NFL rookies learning life lessons at symposium - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
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Jim Kelly says no chemo, radiation necessary - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Jim Kelly says no chemo, radiation necessary Jim Kelly says no chemo, radiation necessary

Reality TV to pair T.O., Metta World Peace, of course | ProFootballTalk
Terrell Owens finally found someone who wants him. According to FoxSportsWest.com, Owens will team up with Lakers forward Metta World Peace (nee Ron Artest) for a reality television show. World Peace announced the move on his website, since he's obviously the brains of the operation.

Judge seals records in Odin Lloyd murder investigation | ProFootballTalk
As the pace of the Odin Lloyd murder investigation appears, from an external perspective, to have slowed, a judge has ensured that the public will continue to be in the dark. According to Christine McConville of the Boston Herald, the file has been sealed.

NFC South Top 25: No. 19 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
We continue my NFC South Top 25 with No. 19: Sean Weatherspoon, linebacker, Falcons What he did in 2012: Had 95 tackles, three sacks, an interceptio

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