Mar 08, 9:47 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Anthony Riccobono @tony_riccobono 03/08/19 AT 9:43 AM After it looked like the Pittsburgh Steelers had found a home for Antonio Brown, the wide receiver remains available. Trade talks between Pittsburgh and the Buffalo Bills ultimately fell through, adding another potential destination to the list of teams that are out of the race for the Pro Bowler.According to multiple reports, a potential deal fell through because Brown indicated he didn’t want to play in Buffalo. The Bills acknowledged their pursuit of Brown, claiming they are no longer trying to make a trade.“We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers,” Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane said in a statement Friday morning. “We had positive discussions, but ultimately it didn’t make sense for either side. As great a player as … [Read more...] about Antonio Brown Trade Rumors: Buffalo Bills Out Of Race, Joining New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans
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This is how Mitch Mathews likes to explain it. Because he knows, but admits that he doesn’t know the whole story. But he kind of does. He’s already seen it himself. When the New Orleans Saints signed Taysom Hill, they had tape on the former BYU quarterback, who could do plenty with the ball in his hands. They had tape on him from his short stint with the Green Bay Packers, too. But they hadn’t felt the Taysom Hill Experience first-hand. Not yet. So when Hill got out there in that No. 7 jersey, Mathews knows Saints coach Sean Payton and his staff were instantly mesmerized. That’s the adjective Mathews, the former BYU wide receiver, uses when explaining how Hill has become a one-man evolution in the NFL. “It causes you to be mesmerized. You’ve never seen anything like that. It makes you think, ‘Let me see what I can do with this guy. Let me see how far I can take this,’” Mathews explained. Payton, one of the preeminent … [Read more...] about The New Orleans Saints have a unique weapon as they open the NFL playoffs: Taysom Hill. The former BYU QB is the team’s everything man.
METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says he's hired Darren Rizzi as special teams coordinator. Rizzi, whose hiring was announced Monday, fills a vacancy that opened when former coordinator Bradford Banta was fired after this season, his second on the job. Rizzi has spent the past 10 seasons as an assistant with Miami and has 26 years of coaching experience at the professional and college levels. The Dolphins have been among the league leaders in blocked kicks during the past eight seasons 22 during that span, including 11 blocked punts.Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders made 90 percent of his field goal attempts (18 of 20) this season while Miami punter Matt Haack ranked fifth in the NFL in punts inside the 20-yard line with 35. The Dolphins' 10.5 yards per punt return ranked eighth.Rizzi's college coaching stops included Rutgers, Rhode Island and Northeastern.___For more AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints hire Darren Rizzi as special teams coach
Just about everyone knows what happened to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship. Whether you watched the game or just heard the legion of outraged Saints fans online, the specter of Nickell Robey-Coleman’s hit lingered over the Los Angeles Rams for many throughout the run-up to Super Bowl LIII.So, naturally, when the Rams went out and laid an egg on the biggest stage in sports with a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots, there was both catharsis and frustration for the Saints. And outright mockery from a small group of the team’s players.Saints have their fun with Rams’ Super Bowl lossIf you thought the Saints were just going to take the high road and leave one of the most controversial moments in NFL history alone, well, we’ve got bad news for you. First, Saints fans congregated in the French Quarter for a “Boycott Bowl,” then they and certain players took to Twitter as the Rams lost: 10 PHOTOS New Orleans Saints troll Rams after Super … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints players troll Rams after Super Bowl loss
Feb. 3 (UPI) — Thousands of New Orleans Saints fans took to the streets Sunday for a parade in protest of Super Bowl LIII and the missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game. Fans decked in black and gold had the opportunity to express their displeasure with the NFL’s officiating in the Saints’ 26-23 overtime loss against the Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 20.The festitives began in the morning and were expected to go into the night as Saints fans protest their team’s absence in the Super Bowl. Saints fans dressed in colorful outfits toted black and gold umbrellas and homemade signs through downtown New Orleans as music blared. In the NFC title game, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman made helmet-to-helmet contact with Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before a pass from quarterback Drew Breesarrived. Officials didn’t flag the play for an illegal hit or pass interference. The NFL later admitted a flag should … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints Fans Protest Super Bowl LIII with Huge Parade