Podcast: The Saints would be wise not to play Drew Brees against Titans

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, center, watches the NFL preseason football game between the Saints and the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) ORG XMIT: MOMH110

Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to practice on Tuesday after missing more than a week with a strained oblique. Should Brees play in the team's preseason home opener against the Tennessee Titans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday? Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and John DeShazier, senior writer of neworleanssaints.com examine that question and preview the … Continue reading →

Podcast: Isiah Thomas says Pelicans one of the most improved teams

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps welcomes center Omer Asik to the team from after signing and trading him from the Houston Rockets  in Metairie, La. Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas, who won two NBA championships during his playing career with the Detroit Pistons, told Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff on Tuesday that he loves he aggressive moves the New Orleans Pelicans have been making to their roster this summer. The Pelicans finally announced their trade for Houston's Omer Asik … Continue reading →

Podcast: ESPN's Mortensen expects lengthy Graham contract resolution

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From left, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Archie Manning, Cooper Manning, ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Jonathan Kraft speak at the 19th annual Manning Academy held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Friday, July 11, 2014.

ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen gives his thoughts about the contract situation involving the New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham. Mortensen expects it to be a long time before Graham and the Saints come together on a new contract after Graham lost a grievance against the team asking to be paid as a wide receiver instead … Continue reading →


Podcast: The Pelicans face plenty of questions in the NBA draft

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams contemplates a play in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans don't have a pick in Thursday's NBA draft, but they are rumored to be looking for ways to get a first-round selection? What will it take? How can the team improve in the offseason? Who should be the first pick in the NBA draft? Click here to listen to the podcast.Continue reading →