Saints Preseason News 8/9/13: Saints Defense Hopes To 'Break Bad' Against Chiefs Tonight In Preseason Action

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The Saints will face the Chiefs at 8:00 ET tonight in the Superdome. I'm excited to finally see Sean Payton back on the Saints' sideline complete with visor and headset after a year and a half away in forced exile. I'm even more excited for the premiere of the last eight episodes of a certain totally awesome TV drama Sunday night. Beware Heisenberg and his Blue Sky!

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Who dat talkin' 'bout the Saints and their preseason Game 1?

He's BAAAACK. 'Bless Ya, Boys: Redempt-SEAN' to be presented by Shine Productions in September in Kenner | NOLA.com
The show runs Sept. 12-14 and Sept. 19- 20 at 8 p.m. Admission is $25. For tickets call 504.287.470 or go to castle501.com

Sean Payton plans to give Saints starters 14 to 16 snaps | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Saints coach Sean Payton said he hopes to play his starters about 14 to 16 plays during Friday night’s preseason opener with the Kansas Cit…

Sean Payton ready to return to New Orleans Saints after year-long suspension - ESPN
"It was one of the toughest years professionally in my short career that I've been through," Daniel said. "It's hard when you lose your rock and your head coach like Sean Payton is down there. I think Drew put a little extra pressure on himself to fill the player and the head coach void. "

What the national media are saying about the New Orleans Saints and the NFL | NOLA.com
SATCH NOTE: The cool pic on this page of Vaccaro and Sweeting getting hazed is worth the click.

Jay Richardson, Baraka Atkins have chance to end NFL droughts with New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Both veterans were drafted in 2007 but have struggled to crack a NFL roster in recent years

New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs Broadcast Information
The New Orleans Saints' preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs will be regionally televised by Cox Sports Television, as well as locally on WVUE-FOX8

New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet has to prove himself all over again | NOLA.com
Travaris Cadet enters tonight's preseason opener against Kansas City in a unique situation

New Orleans Saints Host Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 Preseason Opener
The New Orleans Saints host the Kansas City Chiefs in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome tonight to kickoff the 2013 preseason!

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Friday, Aug. 9
Saints will host the Kansas City Chiefs tonight at 7 p.m. to open the preseason

Drew Brees, Chase Daniel continue rivalry Friday night
Former teammates eager to square off in preseason opener

The Saints' luckiest player, Drew Brees' advice, LSU RB Jeremy Hill's apology, and more highlight the week | NOLA.com
The week's best quotes and observations from NOLA.com's Sports stories.

New Orleans Saints: Four Things To Watch In Preseason Opener
July 29, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Charles Brown (71) works with the blocking sled during a training camp practice at t

Saalim Hakim, The Next Joe Morgan? - Who Dat Dish
Jul 29, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Saalim Hakim (18) catches a pass ahead of defensive back Rafael Bush (25) during a m

2013 Saints Schedule Breakdown: Week 10-11 - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The following four games are tough, to say the least. That's what they call the (2013) moment of truth: four weeks to show if you are for real. Cowboys, 4

New Orleans Saints rookie report: Kevin Reddick
Kevin Reddick met with NewOrleansSaint.com after Thursday afternoon's practice.

Bag check: Saints revise safety policy, ban more containers | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Be warned — just because you could bring it to New Orleans Saints games last year doesn’t mean you’ll be able to bring it this year. As par…

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The View from the Other Side

Chiefs’ Reid will have eyes on Fisher, rookies in opener - KansasCity.com
Chiefs coach Andy Reid didn’t hesitate when asked which players he was eager to see in Friday night’s preseason opener against the Saints at the Superdome in New Orleans (7 p.m. on KCTV Channel 5): The Chiefs’ eight draft picks, including No. 1 tackle Eric Fisher, and particularly the four who are challenging for playing time.

Chiefs’ Rodney Hudson returns to site of season-ending injury in 2012 - KansasCity.com
The Chiefs’ overtime victory at New Orleans last year provided one of the few good moments from the easily forgotten 2012 season. But not for center Rodney Hudson, who suffered a broken leg early in the game.

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Around the League

Inside the Panthers: Newton to play 10-15 snaps vs. Bears

Some good, some bad in Bucs preseason loss | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPASomewhere between the ball-denying defense against Ravens Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco — that wasn't confetti raining down on him Thursday night — and pathetic play of the special teams, Bucs coach Greg Schiano had reason to be pleased and perturbed by his team's performance in the first preseason game. By the time a torrential downpour arrived at the end of the first half, the mood was completely dampened for the Bucs in a 44-16 loss before an announced crowd of 47,599 at Raymond James Stadium.

Falcons look sluggish in exhibition-opener loss | www.ajc.com
In perhaps the most anticipated season in Falcons history, the team showed it needs much improvement to legitimize its status as a Super Bowl contender.

Vargas: Morten Andersen, not a Hall of Famer? That’s a kick in the teeth | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Someday soon, while wearing a gold jacket, former New Orleans Saints kicker Morten Andersen should deliver an induction speech at the Pro F…

Bernard Pollard gets personal foul 5 minutes into the preseason | ProFootballTalk
It took Bernard Pollard only five minutes into the preseason to get his first personal foul as a Tennessee Titan. Early in the first quarter of Thursday night's game, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins hit receiver Aldrick Robinson for 15 yards along the sideline.

Brian Banks on debut: It was out of control | ProFootballTalk
Many of the players who came onto the field in the final minutes of Thursday night's preseason games are camp fodder whose identities were a mystery to even hardcore fans. That's not the case for Falcons linebacker Brian Banks.

Bengals crush Falcons, Ravens rip Bucs in preseason openers | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
ATLANTA — Giovani Bernard ran for a touchdown, Josh Johnson directed two second-quarter touchdown drives and the Cincinnati Bengals cruised…

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Video

Video: As preseason opens, the Saints’ Luke McCown steps forward | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
After bouncing around the NFL for nine years, Luke McCown could be the poster boy for athletes whose hopes and dreams of playing profession…

VIDEO: Play of the Day: Ryan Griffin to Josh Hill
New Orleans Saints QB Ryan Griffin connects with TE Josh Hill for today's play of the day.

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