Congratulations, you made it through another week. Here’s some news on the New Orleans Saints and the NFL at large that you may have missed:
Agreed! I cut up the all-22 of all 8 targets when Lattimore was on Thielen earlier. Here they are: pic.twitter.com/jCE8nvXedL— Nick Olson (@NicholasJOlson) January 17, 2018
Just added up Marshon Lattimore's press #coverageproductivity score and it's absurdly good. In position on 69 of 87 routes (nice), 5 PDs, 2 INTs, 15 receptions on 32 targets (46.88%), average completion depth of 9 yds, 208 total yards allowed. Too good! pic.twitter.com/gsu353REvo— Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) January 18, 2018
The New Orleans Times-Picayune Saints covers from the 2017-18 season. Some great art and headlines! Enjoyed designing these thanks to @thedjbtweets and worked with a great team! Visit https://t.co/5aFSGlwLFV to see all photos. pic.twitter.com/sgC8kL6BF5— Tim Givens (@TGGivens) January 19, 2018
Per @pfref, #Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara debuted with 1,901 all-purpose yards (rushing + receiving + returns), breaking the franchise record set by George Rogers in 1981 (1,800 yards).#ROTY pic.twitter.com/W5eEOP1dsE— John Sigler (@john_siglerrr) January 1, 2018
Baylen, Bowen and Callen crushed the interview today!!— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) January 18, 2018
They will be joining the NFC team @NFLProBowl
When you wake up to $200K+ raised and then see this great video of gratitude from everyone at @childrensmn— Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) January 19, 2018
Can’t wait to get up to Minnesota!#WhoDat#Saints#Vikings https://t.co/ZA4oDobJKq https://t.co/eE8Yfafj4A
Imagine your soundcloud link bein in your bio for 7 years then BOOM, nobody clicks I️t https://t.co/iNdCw4yIbT— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) January 18, 2018
Le’Veon Bell skipped almost entire walk-through on Saturday before the #Jaguars game, showing up five minutes before practice ended, per @EdBouchette. He also showed up "much later than expected" for the game itself.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 19, 2018
Bell will be a free agent in the offseason, if not tagged.
The beard progression of Matt Patricia. (Slow sports night) pic.twitter.com/FxaJkHVB9f— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) January 17, 2018
Word on the Street
Saints' Alex Anzalone 'excited to get back and help out' in 2018 | NOLA.com
Anzalone spent majority on 2017 campaign on injured reserve
Saints' Hau'oli Kikaha: Expected back for OTAs - CBSSports.com
"I'm ready [for OTAs] right now," Kikaha said to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Despite leverage, Saints QB Drew Brees says he won't field offers from other teams | Saints | theadvocate.com
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees says he still expects to remain with the New Orleans Saints as long as they'll have him.
Saints punter's gutty performance earns respect, donations from Vikings fans - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
Vikings fans appreciated that Saints punter Thomas Morstead played through a painful rib injury and came back on the field to close out the game.
Reaching a new agreement might not be a smooth process for the 39-year-old quarterback
Eagles coach Doug Pederson faces challenge of fooling another defense | Bob Ford
What worked against Atlanta will need some tweaks against Minnesota in the NFC championship game.
Shaquem Griffin: One-handed UCF linebacker eyes NFL | SI.com
How did UCF's one-handed linebacker go from unrecruited to the defending conference defensive player of the year? One simple rule: no excuses.
Worst to first? A look at the climb ahead for Bears - Chicago Tribune
Can the Bears, coming off their fourth consecutive last-place finish in the NFC North, engineer a worst-to-first turnaround in 2018?
Bill Belichick and Nick Saban's Friendship | SI.com
A little more than 35 years ago, Bill Belichick was introduced to Nick Saban over dinner at the home of Belichick’s parents. How the two coaches — and their friendship — evolved as they conquered the highest levels of football
2018 Puppy Bowl starting lineup
The most important update on the tail-end of football season is here.
Shrine Game Scout Conversation - All Star Circuit - Rotoworld.com
Josh Norris elaborates on the differences between the Shrine and Senior Bowls, plus shares a conversation he had with a Director of College Scouting.