In Quick Slants, former NFL team executive Joe Banner provides a unique perspective each week on the NFL, its players and coaches. This week, he takes on multiple topics, including: >> The imbalance of power between the AFC and NFC >> The Colts’ unimaginative offensive play-calling >> Why teams shouldn’t use the run as a […]
The New Orleans Saints have some new faces on both sides of the ball this year. The Falcons made some moves of their own this offseason. However, when The 33rd Team contributor Rick Spielman looks at several points in the matchup between the Saints and Falcons, he sees New Orleans as the team with the edge.
The former NFL general manager breaks down why he sees the Saints having the advantage despite going on the road. He cites some of their new acquisitions, the coaching staff and some interesting historical figures in his argument.
The best years of Saints football were overseen by recently retired head coach Sean Payton. They were driven by quarterback Drew Brees, who called it a career two years ago. New Orleans has elevated their defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen, to replace Payton as head coach. Jameis Winston, who missed ten games last season due to […]