Good day, Who Dat faithful. The Saints continue preparations for their game against Arizona today, but while you're waiting for today's reports, how about we catch up on some news from Wednesday? Does that sound good? It sure does.
News came down that starting cornerback and Super Bowl hero Tracy Porter will miss 3-4 weeks with a knee injury. Meanwhile, 18 other players were listed on the most thorough injury report to date.
Drew Brees opened up about how he and his wife Brittany plan to deal with the arrival of Baby Brees 2. And lest you think this is not news, plenty of people have asked me about it.
The team brought in two safeties for workouts on Tuesday, but by Wednesday, neither were signed.
Watching the Carolina game for a second time proved one thing to me - the offense is close to breaking out.
Undrafted rookie free agent quarterback Max Hall will get the start against the Saints.
Our weekly listing of certain Saints rankings in the NFL. The good news, the numbers are improving.
Elsewhere around the state:
Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rouge Advocate writes that Usama Young's flexibility helped when he was thrust into an unfamiliar position against Carolina.
Brian Allee-Walsh of NewOrleans.com says Ladell Betts is taking advantage of his second chance.
Williams Taylor writes at NewOrleans.com the history of the Who Dat phrase.
T-P/NOLA.com ace Mike Triplett talked with some players who say they're looking for an offensive breakthrough this weekend.
Nakia Hogan of the T-P/NOLA.com syndicate writes about what Sean Payton and Drew Brees had to say about marketing agent Mike Ornstein's legal troubles. Ornstein is a fixture at the Saints facility for much of the season.
Speaking of Ornstein, Larry Holder of CBSsports.com wonders why he was ever involved with the Saints to begin with.
In the least surprising news of the day, Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com writes that the Saints have struggled with play-action plays this season. Don't you have to run the ball to begin with for that to be successful?
Matt Pitzer of USA Today says that Lance Moore could be a fantasy sleeper this week.
CBSsports.com previews Sunday's Saints-Cardinals game.
Barry Wilner of the Associated Press wonders if these are really the Saints and Cardinals.
And Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic (he covers the Cardinals) has the Saints ranked No. 1 in the NFL.