Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin runs with the ball after making a catch during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 4/19

The 2013 New Orleans Saints schedule has been released, and with it comes a plethora of news and analysis surrounding the team. If there is one thing that can overshadow the 2013 NFL draft, it’s the official schedule finally being put out to the public.

Outside of the schedule, we have plenty of analysis of the opponents, more Saints charity work and some interesting NFL draft news.

Read on, and stay safe out there.

 

Saints Official Schedule Finally Released, We List It Here:

Major matchups include:

Week 4: Monday, Sept. 30, Miami, 8:30 p.m.

Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 10, Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 21, at Atlanta, 8:25 p.m.

Week 13: Monday, Dec. 2, at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.

 

NOLA.com Lists 5 Players Who Will Give Saints Most Trouble in 2013:

The list is as follows:

RB Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons

QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots

WR Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

OLB Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers

CB Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

 

Saints Players to Play Charity Basketball Game Against Police, Firefighters:

Per the Saints official website:

Current and former Saints players will face local police officers, fire fighters and military members in the charity hoops contest.

WR Lance Moore, RB Perrie Thomas, DE Cameron Jordan, WR Joseph Morgan, P Thomas Morstead, S Malcolm Jenkins, S Isa Abdul-Quddus, RB Chris Ivory, WR Courtney Roby and former Saints Darren Sharper and Michael Lewis and Moore’s brother Nick (WR for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League) are expected to play in the game.

 

NOLA.com Wants to Know How You Would React if Saints Drafted WR Tavon Austin:

Per Larry Holder:

So much of the focus has been defense when the topic of the New Orleans Saints’ first-round pick arises considering the state of the 2012 defense and the construction of a 3-4 defensive scheme in 2013. Yet draft pundits and some Saints fans have been enamored with West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin, who is seemingly moving up draft boards with the NFL draft only one week away.

 

Steve Gleason to Announce Saints Third-Round Pick:

Per the Saints official website:

 The National Football League announced that 32 legendary NFL alumni, one representing each team, will announce live on Friday, April 26, second- and third-round Draft picks from Radio City Music Hall.

Former Saints Safety Steve Gleason will announce the team’s third round pick.

This continues a successful program that began in 2011 in which each selection in the second round is announced by a former player.

 

That’s all the Saints news and links for today, but sure to check in tomorrow as we’ll update you with the latest. In the meantime contact us on Twitter @whodatdish or on Facebook.

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