Saints head coach Sean Payton is among the best in the leasgue when it comes to game planning for an opposing defense and finding those extremely important match-ups that he can win.
His talents have propelled the Saints’ offense to leading the league in passing and points scored nearly every season since he took over in 2006, but there is one thing that Payton can’t plan for — injuries.
While not offering specifics, Loomis said Wednesday that a contract extension will ultimately be finalized with Brees. The Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIV is entering the final year of a six-year, $60 million deal he signed in 2006. Brees is set to earn $7.4 million in base salary in 2011. — Alex Marvez
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could emerge as a possible candidate for the Tennessee Titans’ head coaching job to replace Jeff Fisher because of Williams’ ties to the organization. But it’s unclear if he would be interested in the job. — Mike Triplett
The Saints started the 2010 season a bit sluggish, but rebounded after the slow start to make the playoffs with an 11-5 record. A surprising defeat to the Seattle Seahawks ended the Saints season prematurely, but New Orleans has all the tools to rebound in 2011. — Larry Seely
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 36-year-old Louisiana Superdome is getting its biggest overhaul since Hurricane Katrina tore away a lot of the roof and flooded the arena with millions of gallons of water. — Mary Foster
In this case, I see Vincent Brown as Lance Moore 2.0. As much as I love Lance, I feel as if he may be too costly to keep. — Will Osgood