Saints Open as Underdog Against Lions; Khiry Robinson’s Amazing Story


Oct 5, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (23) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) in the first quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

I trust you had a great weekend and enjoyed some football yesterday, Who Dat Nation. We’re back again with The Gumbo Gazette, which searches the mass reaches of the interwebs to bring you New Orleans Saints news and notes that are sure to pique your interest right in one centralized location! Why The Gumbo Gazette? Because it’s N’awlins after all!

The big news from this weekend lies with the Saints being without the services of tight end Jimmy Graham for possibly three weeks. Graham suffered a sprained shoulder, and could likely miss the game against the Detroit Lions and prime time showdown with the Green Bay Packers. Obviously, this is a report, and we will just have to see how Jimmy heals.

Ramon Antonio Vargas | The Advocate | To help him escape his troubles off the field, the Saints’ Khiry Robinson keeps running

"Robinson avoided prison by accepting a two-year probation term from Texas’ 426th District Court. But, quite suddenly, the scholarship talk from Baylor and Tech vanished, and Robinson realized his best bet at continuing his football career was embarking on a winding, small-college route.“That whole incident — it really turned my life upside-down,” Robinson recalls of a chain of events that began Oct. 13, 2007. “After a while, it was kind of depressing — like, ‘Man, what am I supposed to do now?’ ”"

If you don’t click on anything else today, be sure to read this story on Khiry Robinson. It’s a brilliant piece, and will just go down as just another amazing story for a New Orleans Saints undrafted player.

Amos Morale III | Times-Picayune | New Orleans Saints open as underdog against Detroit Lions

"Fresh off a win against the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions opened this week as a favorite at home against the New Orleans Saints.The Saints are coming off a bye week. Their last action was an overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

You can’t really be shocked by the Saints starting as an underdog. The road woes have long been documented dating back to last season, and with the team likely to be without the services of Jimmy Graham, and the Lions to regain Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson and Reggie Bush, it is tough to say that the Saints are favored at all.

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