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May 23, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan during organized team activities at the Saints training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 5/26

The aftermath of the Roman Harper restructure is now fully known for the New Orleans Saints, which means we can go on to a few different topics today that are also important.

Today we’ll look at the roster, Rob Ryan and more Saints in charity.

Let’s take a look.


Canal Street Chronicles Asks if There is an Indispensable Roster Member

Per Hans Petersen:

 Could it be Jahri Evans, the elite guard who, since 2006, has expertly protected one side of the pocket into which Brees steps to avoid the pass rush?

Or maybe you’d identify that player as TE Jimmy Graham, whose injury-impacted 2012 performance dropped off significantly from his impressive 2011 season? There was absolutely no one behind him on the depth chart last year to pick up the slack when he was a bit off his game.

Perhaps jack-of-all-trades spark plug mighty mite Darren Sproles is your man for this role.

Hey, Thomas Morstead made the Pro Bowl with his team record-setting season and he not only punts, but kicks off, too! And with the turnover at backup QB, he might even find himself holding on place kicks this year.


Roman Harper to Host “Sainted Weekend”


 “The goal of my Sainted weekend is to help raise money for my foundation, ‘Harpers Hope 4*1′,” Harper said in a news release from the organization. “I love bringing in my teammates and fellow friends to my hometown to show them where I grew up and let them enjoy the great hospitality of Prattville, Ala. The golf tournament is a great time with friends and fellow golfers to get out, enjoy and play on an amazing course at the Robert Trent Jones of Prattville!”

According to the foundation’s website the mission of the Harper’s Hope 4*1 is to strengthen families and enhance their emotional, social and spiritual health through programs, enrichment activities, and economic development.


Malcolm Jenkins Says Rob Ryan is Like Gregg Williams

Per Profootballtalk’s Michael David Smith:

“Personality-wise they are very similar,” Jenkins told the Associated Press. “They’re cut from the same cloth in that they know that players and matchups are what defense is all about and they have a lot of personality and they’re aggressive in their play-calling.”

Williams was an assistant to Rob’s dad, Buddy Ryan, and both Williams and Rob Ryan have said many times that Buddy Ryan’s influence was extremely important.

“They’re all from the same school, the Buddy Ryan defense, so there are a lot of similarities between what Gregg was running and what Rob is bringing,” Jenkins said. “But I think Rob has a few more wrinkles with the 3-4 and everything, and I think we’re going to have fun.”


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