Breakdown: This week at WDD was a buzz with draft news, now a little over two weeks away. The Saints focus was on the running backs bringing in first-rounder Mark Ingram and a fast riser in Syracuse’s Delone Carter. Quarterback Mark Brunell filed bankruptcy with a twist, the players may have gained some ground in their bid to block the lockout and the offensive line is broken down, all above.
Breakdown: Sporting news reported that Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem underwent a procedure to repair his ankle, an injury that he suffered through the majority of last season. It wasn’t a secret that Meachem’s production declined last year after a breakout performance in 2009. He is a valuable member of the Saints offense and when healthy is one of the better deep threat receivers playing in the league today. Whenever training camps starts, if it does, Meachem promises to be ready to hit the field running.
Breakdown: Yasinskas discusses a few topics including Drew Brees, the lockout and the potential return of running back Lynell Hamilton, who was in line to be the Saints third running back last season. Unfortunately Hamilton blew his knee out in the preseason bad enough to be placed on the injured reserve list. He is now slated to become a free agent once a new CBA is put in place, and coupled with the emergence of Chris Ivory, could mean his time with the team is over.
Breakdown: This yahoo sports article gives one writer’s opinion on the Saints top five draft busts of all time. There are some names that make sense, while others who seem to be deserving of the distinction are notably absent. (*cough* - Reggie Bush)
Breakdown: Middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma is just as important the Saints defense as is Drew Brees is to the offense. Vilma may have surpassed even the Saints expectations, when they traded a fourth round pick to the Jets three seasons ago, as since he has surpassed 100 tackles every year with the team. James Varney talks with the pro bowler to get his take on the lockout, Haiti and the teams direction in the upcoming draft.