Grumps

Grumps

  • joined Jun 02, 2008
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I have been a Saints fan as long as I can remember. Have to say Deuce McAllister is my favourite Saint of all time as he is truly a class act on and off the field. Also have a soft spot for the San Diego Chargers (have to have an AFC team to root for if the unthinkable happens when it comes the playoffs). As for hockey, hometown team is the Winnipeg Jets (Version 2) so that is where my NHL allegiance lies. However, since my wife Bre has accepted the Saints as her football team, I returned the favour and have a soft spot for the Maple Leafs as my fallback NHL team. Baseball is without a doubt the most boring sport on the planet.

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  • NFL New Orleans Saints
  • NHL Winnipeg Jets
  • General San Diego Chargers, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Suh Suspended for Two Games

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Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has been suspended by the NFL for two games without pay. It's a well-deserved ban after Suh stomped on Packers right guard Evan Dietrich-Smith last Thursday. With nine personal fouls in 27 career NFL games, Suh earned the league's first multi-game ban since the Albert Haynesworth incident in 2006. Although he can appeal the ban and play against the Saints this Sunday, we're not expecting him to do so after apologizing to commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this week. Sammie Hill and first-round rookie Nick Fairley are candidates to fill in.
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Ask A Saints Fan

Hello Giants fans!  Grumps from Canal Street Chronicles here. Saints fans owe you an apology as we are apparently all a little slow in posting this over here.  Bye week boredom will do that to...

Tebow Time for Good in Denver?

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos have waived QB Kyle Orton. Rotoworld: Broncos waived QB Kyle Orton. Interesting. The Broncos weren't going back to Orton, so the hope is that a QB-needy team such as the Bears, Texans, or Chiefs will claim the remainder of his $7.4 million salary. The obvious dot-connecting is with the Bears and former coach Lovie Smith, though Mike Martz's offense is much different than the one Orton ran under Ron Turner from 2005-2008.

Saints - Lions Goes PrimeTime

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Colts versus Pats is bumped. Brees gets to shine on SNF. The NFL has flexed the Lions vs. Saints game to their featured Sunday Night game at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. Dec. 4. The game was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. start in New Orleans.

Bucs Claim Haynesworth

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Bucs claimed DT Albert Haynesworth off waivers from the Patriots. It's an ideal landing spot for Haynesworth, who should be in for big snaps immediately with Gerald McCoy out for the season. It's a curious move by the Bucs, however, who now have to pick up the remainder of Haynesworth's 2011 salary and will be sticking a clubhouse cancer in the middle of an extremely young locker room. If Bill Belichick couldn't get through to Haynesworth, it's unlikely Raheem Morris will.

2010 Saints 4th Round Pick Woods Released by Seahawks

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Slow news day. Depth potential? Anyone remember why he was waived?

Haynesworth Released by the Patriots.

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Patriots waived DT Albert Haynesworth. The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard pointed out Monday night that Haynesworth turned in three of the worst plays ever seen by a defensive tackle in Week 9. Haynesworth got "ragdolled easy," pancaked, and then fell down with a soft shove against the Giants, leading to a sideline confrontation with DL coach Pepper Johnson. Haynesworth still has the talent to excel, but his heart isn't it. It will be interesting to see if Eagles DL coach Jim Washburn, who had Haynesworth in Tennessee, will push for a waiver claim.

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Is it Officially time for concern regarding Ingram?

I don't know about anyone else, but I am beginning to wonder if some of the CSC faithful haven't been correct in questioning the severity of Mark Ingram's injury. As posted on Rotoworld: Mark...

Happy Birthday Darren Sharper!

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Happy Birthday Darren Sharper!

Charles Brown goes to IR - Saints sign Ray Willis

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Saints placed OT Charles Brown (hip flexor) on injured reserve, ending his season. It's a tough blow for Brown, who shined as the Saints' fill-in starter at right tackle with Zach Strief nursing an injury of his own. Coach Sean Payton revealed that Brown injured his hip flexor and will require surgery. He's been injury prone through two seasons, but should maintain a roster spot in 2012. Saints signed OT Ray Willis, formerly of the Dolphins. Willis, 29, was a fourth-round pick in the 2005 draft. The Florida State alum will provide right tackle depth with Charles Brown going on injured reserve.

Jimmy Graham - ACL

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And by ACL I refer to him as the Astounding Catch Leader for all NFL Tight Ends with 45 receptions. Good on you Jimmy. And if you thought ACL meant anything else...hopefully that livened up your Friday. GO SAINTS!

Mark Ingram Officially Out

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As seen on Rotoworld: The Saints have ruled out Mark Ingram (heel) for Week 8 at St. Louis. Ingram didn't get on the practice field this week, even though the Saints are calling him "day to day." We have a sneaking suspicion that this is a multi-week injury. Look for Pierre Thomas to handle the majority of inside carries against the Rams, with Darren Sproles as the best bet for red-zone touches and all passing-game work, as usual. Chris Ivory may be active for the game, but has just three practices under his belt since coming off PUP.

Winnipeg Jets Sign Andrew Ladd - 5 Year Extension

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The Winnipeg Jets have signed captain Andrew Ladd to a five-year contract extension. Ladd, the Jets captain, was a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. The deal is worth $22 over five years, with Ladd earning $4 million in the first season and $4.5 in the final four seasons, which would have been unrestricted years.

Rotoworld Gives Saints Draft a Crappy C

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Evan Silva thinks Mickey drafted like a Porcelain floater. Personally i think Evan Silva is a moron if he thinks the Vikings and Seahawks (to name a few) drafts were better than ours. And on closer look, according to him only the Rams and the Panthers had worse drafts according to his grade. Rotoworld credibility has just been found floating in the porcelain bowl. Overview: G.M. Mickey Loomis' draft has been praised in most circles. It won't get that treatment here. The Saints need pass rush up front, and while Jordan was a fine value at 24, that's not an area in which he excels. He's a run-stopping end. Trading up for Ingram cost Loomis his 56th pick this year and next year's first-rounder. That's a ton to surrender for any running back, let alone one with 4.62 speed at 5'9/212. Wilson is a workout freak, but he doesn't play to his athleticism. Patrick might be a playmaking nickel back. Romeus was worth a shot.

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Who is your fall-back second string team

Contrary to the most hated teams posting that seems to be making its way to many of the various SB Nation team sites, CP suggested a post about who your other favorite teams may be.  Well since it...

No More Guarantees - Revenge4Favre Terminated

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Perusing some other SB Nation sites and have come across the news that apparently over the course of the weekend, that prognosticator of prognosticators, Revenge4Favre has apparently pissed off enough people as to wipe him off the face of the planet. Or at the very least SB Nation. I don't know the full gist of what transpired but suffice to say, there will no longer be any GUARANTEES floating around. A Packer perspective if you care to read it. Good for Ted for manning up on his part of the blow-up. Kind of wish i knew what the hubbub was all about.

Tiki Barber un-retires - Saints RB situation is saved

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Tiki Barber just announced he's filed papers to come out of retirement. This guy answers all of our issues. Sign him to a 4 year deal, $5 Milly a year would be a steal. Just rested up for four years to save the Saints and get back to the Super Bowl. Kidding about everything but the "un-retiring" part.

Garret Hartley Contract Terms

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Per Rotoworld: Garrett Hartley's new five-year deal with the Saints has a $10.3 million base value, with roughly $3 million guaranteed. There's another $2.7M in incentives. Hartley has a great leg when his mind is right, but his biggest plus has always been Sean Payton's support. In a dome and high-flying offense, he'll remain an elite fantasy kicker in 2011. And Hartley now has job security, the lack of which made him risky in previous years.

Shockey's Contract Terminated?

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From Rotoworld: Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Saints are terminating the contract of Jeremy Shockey. No shocker here. The Saints were never going to shell out $4.2 million for an injury-prone blocking specialist who can no longer make plays after the catch. Shockey failed to top 30 yards in a game after early October, and it soon became obvious that rookie Jimmy Graham offered far more playmaking ability. Turning 31 this August, Shockey's days as a fantasy starter are over. Graham, on the other hand, has a shot to be the breakout fantasy star at tight end next season.

Bob Sanders released from the Colts

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Colts released SS Bob Sanders. The only surprise is that the two sides couldn't come to a mutual agreement on a restructured deal. Sanders, having played just nine games in the past three years, was never going to see the $12.5 million over the final two years of his deal. The two-time All-Pro has undergone multiple knee operations plus surgery to both biceps, a shoulder, and an elbow since winning the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year award. He's going to have to accept an incentive-laden contract with very little guaranteed money on his next contract. The Colts haven't ruled out bringing him back after he explores the free agent market.

Kevin Williams - Starcaps Suspension Looming.

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The Minnesota State Court of Appeals has sided with the NFL in the 2008 StarCaps case against Vikings DT Kevin Williams, among others. The NFL never gave up on the three-year case, and Williams may now be on the hook for a four-game suspension. StarCaps was a dietary supplement Williams took that was later found to be banned under league policy. Other players impacted were Charles Grant, Will Smith, Pat Williams and Grady Jackson. Jackson and Grant are now out of football, and Williams is a free agent. Smith could join Kevin Williams on the reserve/suspended list in 2011.

Will Smith to Possibly face Starcaps Suspension?

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From Rotoworld: The Minnesota State Court of Appeals has sided with the NFL in the 2008 StarCaps case against Vikings DT Kevin Williams, among others. The NFL never gave up on the three-year case, and Williams may now be on the hook for a four-game suspension. StarCaps was a dietary supplement Williams took that was later found to be banned under league policy. Other players impacted were Charles Grant, Will Smith, Pat Williams and Grady Jackson. Jackson and Grant are now out of football, and Williams is a free agent. Smith could join Kevin Williams on the reserve/suspended list in 2011.

Bears to potentially cut Chester Taylor - Should the Saints take a look?

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The Bears will cut Chester Taylor, a source tells CSNChicago.com. Taylor is heading into the second season of a four-year, $12.5 million contract. The Bears have already paid him a $2 million signing bonus and a $4 million roster bonus, so cutting him now would be curious timing. Still, Taylor averaged just 7.0 carries per game in his first season as a Bear and proved to be nothing more than Matt Forte's caddy. Taylor will turn 32 in September.

Williams to interview for Titans HC Job

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The Titans will interview Saints DC Gregg Williams for their head coaching vacancy on Thursday. It's worth noting that the Titans have yet to satisfy the Rooney Rule. Williams is a longtime pal of Jeff Fisher, so he must've gotten Fisher's blessing to interview for the gig. It's possible Titans owner Bud Adams was less than thrilled with OL coach Mike Munchak's Monday interview, because Adams now appears to be strongly considering making an out-of-house hire.

Brees to get extended, Bush the way of the Dodo?

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Whereas Saints GM Mickey Loomis was adamant Wednesday that Drew Brees would get an offseason extension, Loomis was vague when asked if Reggie Bush will be back with New Orleans. Bush is owed $11.8M in 2011, and isn't worth half that. "We've talked a lot about the (running back) position (internally) because we had a lot of injuries," Loomis said. "It's pretty difficult to prognosticate injuries." Bush, of course, hasn't made it through a 16-game season in five years, and has missed 10 of the Saints' last 23 regular season affairs. If Loomis is looking for a durable tailback, Bush isn't it.

Who Dat? Jaime Edmondson. Firing up the Saints faithful.

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Who Dat? Jaime Edmondson. Firing up the Saints faithful.

Colston to have multiple surgeries

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Marques Colston will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both his knee and wrist this offseason. He could miss OTAs, if there are any. The concern is that these will be Colston's fifth and sixth known surgeries since March of 2008, and the knee operation is the fifth of Colston's NFL career. Colston enters a contract year in 2011. He's certainly still playing well enough to be more than worth his $3 million salary, but it's definitely something to think about long term.

Saints lose their Secondary Coach to the Broncos

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Broncos hired Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen as defensive coordinator. News broke last week of the Eagles' interest in Allen, and the Broncos suddenly had interest and went out and signed him. It's an odd fit, since Allen worked only with 4-3 defenses and the Broncos have had a 3-4 for the past two years. Their best defender -- Elvis Dumervil -- is best suited to play in a 3-4. Denver now appears likely to change back to a 4-3 system. While Allen may be a fine coach, it's hard to imagine a smooth transition.

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