Posts tagged New Orleans Saints

It’s All About Brett

Brett Favre

Yup. It’s all about Brett Favre leading up to the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints showdown for the NFC Championship. Should we have expected anything different? No. The media has always splooged all over themselves when it comes to Favre, and even more so in recent years. Because you know – “Brett Favre just […]

Did the Packers Choose Wisely in 2006?

Sean Payton

In 2006, the Green Bay Packers disposed of coach Mike Sherman. The team targeted several potential replacements, two of which are coaching against each other in the NFC Championship game this weekend. Those men are Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who were joined by Mike McCarthy, current Dallas […]

Hey Brett, No Pressure

Brett Favre

It’s debatable whether Brett Favre is an abject failure if the Minnesota Vikings don’t win the Super Bowl this season. In total, the evidence would suggest otherwise – individually he’s had one of his best seasons and he’s already taken a Brad Childress-coached Vikings team further than it’s ever been. Still, Favre supposedly went to […]

No Love For Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy got no love in the NFL Coach of the Year race, despite some speculation that he might. As we predicted, the Cincinnati Bengals’ Marvin Lewis ran away with the award. McCarthy finished… well, he didn’t get any votes, so he didn’t really finish anywhere. Oddly enough… or perhaps not […]

Woodson Picks Up Another Award And Rex Ryan Is a Douchebag

Charles Woodson

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday by a wide margin. On Wednesday, he picked up the Sporting News’ NFL defensive player of the year award, which is voted on by 636 players, coaches and executives. Woodson again finished first by a wide margin, receiving 241 […]

Woodson Wins Defensive Player of the Year By a Landslide

Charles Woodson

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson put the question to rest today. He’s the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and he won by a wide margin over New York Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis. Woodson received 28 votes to Revis’ 14. The Denver Broncos’ Elvis Dumervil and the New Orleans Saints’ Darren Sharper tied for […]

Packers Defensive Line Will Win Super Bowl

The statement alone is preposterous – the Green Bay Packers defensive line will lead the team to a Super Bowl title – but the statistics back it up. We’re talking about the Defensive Hog Index, developed by Cold Hard Football Facts. The Green Bay Packers rank first this season and that’s significant because, since it’s […]

McCarthy Coach of the Year Candidate?

Mike McCarthy

Those are the last words I ever thought I’d write in this space, but it appears, at least in some circles, that Green Bay Packers boss Mike McCarthy is a legitimate candidate for the NFL’s coach of the year. Personally, I’d think the Cincinnati Bengals Marvin Lewis is high on a lot of lists, as […]

It’s Not Just Mason Crosby – All NFL Kickers Suck

Its a good thing everyone else sucks, too.

We certainly take our share of shots at Green Bay Pacekers’ kicker Mason Crosby around here, but the New York Times did an interesting analysis that shows the NFL’s kickers as a whole pretty much suck. Last season, kickers made 84.5 percent of their field goals – an all-time high. So far this season, that […]

Should The Packers Bring In John Carney?

Its been a tough season for Packers kicker Mason Crosby.

The New Orleans Saints cut kicker John Carney loose Tuesday, begging the question of whether the Green Bay Packers should bring him in as competition for the struggling Mason Crosby. Carney, who ranks third in NFL history with 2,044 points scored, returned to the Saints this past summer after the team learned Garrett Hartley would […]

Jets’ Revis Woodson’s Main Competition For Defensive MVP

This cat is good

Around these parts it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Green Bay Packers’ Charles Woodson will be the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. We’ve looked at the competition and crunched the numbers. But we may have overlooked one guy – New York Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis. Previously, our discussion centered around the Minnesota […]

NFC Playoff Picture: Clearing Out the Trash

Eli Manning

While there are still eight teams vying for two wild card slots in the AFC, the NFC picture has become pretty clear after Sunday’s games. The Green Bay Packers currently hold the fifth seed, behind the division-leading New Orleans Saints (13-0, No. 1 seed), Minnesota Vikings (11-2, 2), Philadelphia Eagles (9-4, 3) and Arizona Cardinals […]

Woodson Defensive POM, And Why He Should Win Defensive POY

Charles Woodson is looking up at no one in this race.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month on Thursday, for the month of November. This is Woodson’s second such award this season, the first coming for his play in September. Additionally, Woodson has twice been named the NFC’s defensive player of the week, most recently for his […]

Five Reasons Not To Be Excited About The Green Bay Packers

Ryan Grant - going nowhere. Photo: Benny Sieu.

The Green Bay Packers have won three straight games after an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost derailed their season. The Packers sit at 7-4, in prime position for a wild card berth. There are a lot of things to like about the team, right now. But we’re pessimists and therefore, we can’t […]

Did Packers Get Right Defensive Coordinator?

When the Green Bay Packers fired defensive coordinator Bob Sanders in January, coach Mike McCarthy interviewed Gregg Williams, then the former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator, and Mike Nolan, then the former San Francisco 49ers coach. Williams’ story is well documented. He had interviewed with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton prior to visiting Green Bay. […]

After 10,001 Simulations, Packers Make the Playoffs

You remember football in January, dont you?

From the Take From This What You Will Department… After 10,001 simulations run on the remainder of the NFL schedule, the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs at 10-6. That is, if you believe What If Sports, which runs said simulations based on some sort of mumbo jumbo that isn’t terribly clear. From what I […]

The View to the West: A Look at the Minnesota Vikings

From Viking Underground

Since there has been minimal Green Bay Packers news for us to talk about or rumors to speculate about lately, we thought we’d take a look at our hated rivals to the west, the Minnesota Vikings, aka the Queens, and the idiotic moves they’ve been making this offseason. Last week the Queens lost former Packers […]

Saints Cut Mike McKenzie – Waaaaah Wah!

Mike McKenzie and his brother

Getting cut – it’s a reality for many veterans with high salary cap numbers this time of year. Yesterday, the New Orleans Saints released cornerback Mike McKenzie, and I must say, it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. McKenzie is 32 and would have had a salary cap number of $4.575 million this year. […]

Free Agency 2009: Day 2 Update

Chris Canty

The Green Bay Packers didn’t make a peep on day two of the free agency signing period and appear to be content waiting around for now, while trying to secure a visit from Dallas Cowboys defensive end, Chris Canty. Several players signed contracts today, and the most interesting news out of Green Bay was that […]

The White Elephant in the Room

Mike McCarthy

Most everyone is quick to point the finger at defensive coordinator Bob Sanders as the scapegoat in this dismal Green Bay Packers’ season. And the proverbial finger has good reason to be pointed in Sanders direction, especially after a disgusting 24-21 home loss to the Houston Texans, in which the defense was carved up for […]