Posts Tagged ‘Tom Benson’

My story: Sean Gilbert, the last man to take a year-long stand, backs Saints QB Drew Brees

There are so few people who can understand what Drew Brees is going through. The Saints franchise quarterback is without a contract for 2012, and he doesn’t want to sign his franchise tag that provides no long-term security. A contract drama that has played out in public may result in Brees missing mandatory mini-camp, some of training camp, and then who knows? The possibilities are chilling and endless. To gain some perspective, I spoke to the one person who can understand what Brees is going through and what his options are — Former Pro Bowl DT Sean Gilbert. Still the last player to sit out the entire season in protest of the franchise tag, Gilbert took the one stand so […]

Will Payton’s move have repercussions?

When news broke Monday that Sean Payton intended to relocate to Dallas and commute to New Orleans for his job as coach of the Saints, it seemed an awful lot like a non-story. Quite frankly, it still does.

Obama: Payton’s onside kick call ‘took some guts’

The New Orleans Saints visited President Obama at the White House on Monday, and some of the video has landed in the NFL newsroom.

Take your hat off for Jackson

Rickey Jackson brought a little “ring-a-ding-ding” to the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies by rocking a fedora. With plenty of style.

Presenters for HOF Class of 2010 announced

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the presenters for the Class of 2010 this week, a group that includes two family members, two coaches, two NFL club owners and a former owner for the seven-member class.

Roundup: Bucs GM not hampered by restraints

Buccaneers fans may be growing a little anxious over some perceived inaction by the team’s front office. But general manager Mark Dominik is preaching patience.

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Saints receive Vince Lombardi Trophy

A look back at commissioner Roger Goodell’s presentation of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Saints owner Tom Benson.

Goodell delivers league views at news conference

The annual commissioner’s news conference on Friday of Super Bowl week serves as a state of the union address for the NFL.

Moneyball, NFL style

Take a look at how much each NFL team has spent over the past five years in raw dollars.

Benson confident in bringing SB back to Nola

The significance for Nola landing the Super Bowl in 2013 cannot be understated. Saints owner Tom Benson was very confident — as if trying to will the other NFL owners to award Super Bowl XLVII to his home town.

Saints owner Benson pitches for 2013 Super Bowl

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson held a breakfast gathering with the media Tuesday morning at the annual NFL Spring Meeting to push his region’s bid for the 2013 Super Bowl.

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