Episodes
New Orleans Saints safety Tyrann Mathieu said it best, the Saints are only 4 weeks into a 17-round bout. However, the team feels a lot further away. One of the main reasons why has centers around self-inflicted wounds. Until the team can repair those issues, turnovers and penalties, no matter if he quarterback is Andy Dalton or Jameis Winston or if weapons like Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara are on the field, it’s going to be a tough go as the Eason rolls along and the schedule gets...
Published 10/02/22
New Orleans Saints could get it done in London with Andy Dalton at the helm. While there were good moments on offense from Latavius Murray, Chris Olave and Taysom Hill, the Saints' third-straight loss will weigh heavily on the team and season. Can the Saints bounce back and start turning the corner? No Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Jameis Winston begs the question of what the Saints will look like next week if they get healthier. But it will quickly become too late as Tyrann Mathieu...
Published 10/02/22
New Orleans Saints Andy Dalton looks prepared to start for the injured Jameis Winston against the Minnesota Vikings in London. He'll be without at least one key weapon in Michael Thomas, but the remaining pieces like Jarvis Landry and Alvin Kamara (should they play) along with Chris Olave and other pass-catchers can help the Saints and Dalton capitalize on high-percentage passing approaches and a balanced offensive game. Limiting Dalvin Cook is a must if the New Orleans Saints want to win in...
Published 09/30/22
If the New Orleans Saints are going to keep rolling as is this offseason with Jameis Winston still at the helm of the offense, they'll need to find a way to get right vs. the Minnesota Vikings in London this week. Some want the Saints to turn the page to Andy Dalton while Winston heals up from his back injuries, others want to see the Saints ride it out. But in either case, fixing the issues around whoever the signal caller is will be imperative. Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry are nursing...
Published 09/29/22
New Orleans Saints Alvin Kamara has not been deployed the his usual utilization to start the 2022 NFL Season. Some of it is on Jameis Winston for taking what's in front of hi a bit less than last year, some is on the playcalling some is on protection needs. There are a lot of factors, but one way or another, Alvin Kamara needs to see more touches particularly in the passing game.  Peter Carmichael, Jameis Winston, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave perfectly executed a core concept in the Saints...
Published 09/28/22
New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Chris Olave has been a stud so far this season and has added a new element and layer to the Saints offense. Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry and Taysom Hill are dealing with injuries and Olave is leading the way for the receiving corps with Jameis Winston throwing. Cameron Jordan is a top-10 run stopping edge rusher through Week 3 of the NFL season, but should we be concerned about the pass rush. Why signs of life against the Carolina Panthers and stout...
Published 09/27/22
The New Orleans Saints offense and Jameis Winston have bigger issues to open the season than just the signal caller himself. Going to Andy Dalton may be a fan-favorite suggestion, but will that really improve the Saints offense? Penalties, uncharacteristic fumbles, and procedural issues have plagued the Saints early and it all feels conspicuously more complicated than just quarterback. Chris Olave and Pete Werner have been bright spots on the Saints team thus far this season. How the young...
Published 09/26/22
The New Orleans Saints are not looking like who we thought they would be through the first three games of the NFL season. Some think a change at quarterback from Jameis Winston to Andy Dalton will solve all of the problems, but the team's miscues run deeper than just one position. With injuries mounting like Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry and others, it's important for the Saints to turn things around quickly while there's still time. Find and follow Locked On Saints on your favorite podcast...
Published 09/26/22
New Orleans Saints may have Alvin Kamara back this weekend, but shouldn’t shy away from taking shot with Jameis Winston in the passing game. Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave are a top wide receiver trio and should continue to get opportunities to affect every contest they’re a part of.  While Baker Mayfield has Christian McCaffrey to lean on, the Panthers weakness is their passing game. Which plays right into the strength of the Saints defense. Also, contact fumbles will be...
Published 09/23/22
New Orlean Saints quarterback Jameis Winston will look to establish rhythm with Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, Jarvis Landry and hopefully a healthy Alvin Kamara. The Carolina Panthers are 0-2 and Baker Mayfield is struggling. Can the Saints defense continue to keep him uncomfortable in Charlotte? And will the New Orleans offense be able to separate early? Matchups like Demario Davis and Pete Werner vs. Christian McCaffrey and Jaycee Horn vs. Michael Thomas will decide this contest. Find and...
Published 09/22/22
The New Orleans Saints are finding unique and interesting ways to deploy their revamped wide receiver group of Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave. The Saints secondary gave up two explosive plays, here's how they happened to Mike Evans and Breshad Perriman. Dennis Allen breaks down Alontae Taylor's performance and what he hopes to see from the rookie in his future. Find and follow Locked On Saints on your favorite podcast platforms: 🎧 Apple https://apple.co/3tzKxZe 🎧 Spotify...
Published 09/21/22
The New Orleans Saints wide receiver trio of Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave are finding their rhythm even though the offense hasn't fully found its. But if Jameis Winston and the offensive line can continue improvements, the wide receiver room is ready to burst with production. Marshon Lattimore is exactly who he should be going up against top talent and that's phenomenal news for the Saints who hope to add Paulson Adebo to what has been an impressive passing defense thus...
Published 09/20/22
New Orleans Saints Jameis Winston might have thrown three interceptions, but it doesn't mean the Saints will be ready to got o Andy Dalton immediately short of injury concerns. However, concerns around Winston's play on Sunday aren't unfounded beyond the easy jokes around interceptions. Chris Olave's deep game took preference over Michael Thomas' intermediate game, something that can't happen in the New Orleans offense. Big plays should come second to the right plays, those concerns are more...
Published 09/19/22
New Orleans Saints Jameis Winston and the offense sputter while defense holds strong for as long as it can. Saints couldn't do enough to ward off penalities, ejections, and miscues against Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Is it time to hit the panic button? No. But Dennis Allen will have to figure out how to get the offensive going quickly before it's too late. Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave can't find the rhythm they found in the fourth quarter last weekend. Marshon Lattimore and Mike...
Published 09/19/22
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was downgraded at Thursday's practice and is now in question to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But recent history shows that the Saints have the requisite talent to still produce on the ground when he's not available. Plus, the additions of Michael Thomas, Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry make it even more reasonable an ask for the Saints offense. Tom Brady has let the Saints defense get under his skin before. How Cameron Jordan, Marcus...
Published 09/16/22
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston has another chance to get his revenge against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after unceremoniously moving on from him. But he'll have to leap the mental hurdle of last year's injury in New Orleans against the Bucs first. This year, he's got Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave to throw to. Not to mention Alvin Kamara in the backfield.  Marshon Lattimore and Mike Evans are set to go at it again. Lattimore owns the matchup, but if the Bucs can't...
Published 09/15/22
New Orleans Saints Alvin Kamara couldn't get going against the Atlanta Falcons once the team had to abandon the run game. But against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they'll need to establish him as a threat early. Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave make it tough for Todd Bowles and the Bucs to stack the box against Kamara, who only saw 1 such snap in Week 1. That's something the team will need to take advantage of in NFL Week 2. Lartavius Murray makes his return to the Big Easy after...
Published 09/14/22
New Orleans Saints wide receivers accounted for the biggest moments during the team's fourth-quarter comeback. Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave helped lift Jameis Winston and the offense's heroics to new heights with the franchise's largest closed deficit in a win.  How the Saints made up for the loss of C.J. Gardner-Johnson with Justin Evans and a game-impacting play by Pete Werner. Getting Alvin Kamara going in Week 2 will be a must. Find and follow Locked On Saints on your...
Published 09/13/22
New Orleans Saints, Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas, Taysom Hill, and other key performers eek out a win against the rival Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. But the whole story of the game must include necessary adjustments that need to be made before Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town. Dennis Allen said this team would be gritty, tough, and competitive, which they were. But it was almost too late when they were able to finally get it going. Credit to Wil Lutz and others for their...
Published 09/12/22
New Orleans Saints storm back with a near-perfect fourth quarter from quarterback Jameis Winston to take the Atlanta Falcons down in their home stadium. Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave show why upgrading the receiving corps has its perks. The Saints defense, led by big moments from Demario Davis, Marcus Maye, Tyrann Mathieu, and Pete Werner do what they do best. And Payton Turner bring it all home. A stunner in Atlanta starts the 2022 NFL season 1-0 for the Saints. Find and...
Published 09/11/22
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is not the same QB he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Trevor Sikkema helps to break down the evolution and maturation of Winston and why New Orleans has been a great landing spot for the former first overall selection. Michael Thomas returns, Jarvis Landry is added, and Chris Olave is drafted. How the Saints wide receiver corps was completely revamped over the offseason and it means for Dennis Allen, the Saints, and Jameis Winston. Why the...
Published 09/09/22
New Orleans Saints center Erik McCoy is one of the Saints' best players on the roster. Agreeing upon a five-year deal to keep him in the Big Easy is a home run move. And it gives some clarity as to why the Saints wouldn't go up in price to match C.J. Gardner-Johnson's asks. Michael Thomas is again limited, but there's no need to worry as it's essentially what should have been expected. Paulson Adebo is trending in the wrong direction, but thankfully Bradley Roby awaits in the wings. Find and...
Published 09/09/22
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, running back Alvin Kamara and quarterback Jameis Winston haven't played together since 2020. That could change this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons who hope that star wideout draft pick Drake London will be available, which could be a challenge for New Orleans if Paulson Adebo isn't able to go. Cameron Jordan will look to feast on the Atlanta offensive line and make life difficult for Marcus Mariota. Can the Saints defensive line, arme...
Published 09/08/22
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas may have been limited in Wednesday's practice, but there should be optimism around his availability against the Flacons. How Michael Thomas' demeanor and the temperature around the Saints facility seems to indicated good things for the All-Pro Receiver. Paulson Adebo missed practice but the Saints are uniquely built to make up for any missed time he could possibly have. With Tre'Quan Smith and Dwayne Washington missing practice as well, Kirk...
Published 09/08/22