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June 28, 2012
ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
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June 28, 2012

New Orleans Saints

SEPTEMBER

9 WASHINGTON

1 PM

16 AT CAROLINA

1 PM

23 KANSAS CITY

1 PM

30 AT GREEN BAY

4:15 PM

OCTOBER

7 SAN DIEGO

8:20 PM

14 BYE WEEK

21 AT TAMPA BAY

1 PM

28 AT DENVER

8:20 PM

NOVEMBER

5 PHILADELPHIA

8:30 PM

11 ATLANTA

1 PM

18 AT OAKLAND

4:05 PM

25 SAN FRANCISCO

4:15 PM

29 AT ATLANTA

8:20 PM

DECEMBER

9 AT NEW YORK GIANTS

4:15 PM

16 TAMPA BAY

1 PM

23 AT DALLAS

1 PM

30 CAROLINA

1 PM

ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS

"NEW ORLEANS plays with so much rhythm offensively, but that's attributable to Sean Payton. Can the Saints have the same rhythm with Payton suspended for the season? I think they can, but it's not going to be an easy transition.

Assuming he has not been affected by his contract dispute, Drew Brees will have another great year and be close to breaking the passing-yards record again. He will need to be sharp if the Saints hope to be any good without Payton.

Jimmy Graham is an absolute beast. He's a heck of a tight end, and he's still getting better. He'll be their best pass catcher again.

Marques Colston is a nice receiver, but he excels only because of Brees. He'll have similar numbers to 2011, as will Lance Moore, who's a slot guy who was hurt a bit last year.

The Saints aren't going to miss Robert Meachem. He's not that good. They're just going to plug Devery Henderson into Meachem's spot. These two are basically the same one-dimensional receiver: speed guys.... I don't expect rookie Nick Toon to contribute right away.

The one thing New Orleans can do now is run the ball, and I'll be shocked if this is not Mark Ingram's breakout year. He was hurt last season and still led the team in carries. Think what he can do if he's healthy.

Darren Sproles is a nightmare of a matchup. He'll play on third downs.... Pierre Thomas will be a backup."

2012 schedule GAMES WEEK TO WEEK

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