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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Orleans Saints Preseason Kicks Off Thursday

With the 2015 NFL Season approaching the New Orleans Saints kickoff their pre-season this Thursday evening against the Baltimore Ravens.

After a long offseason, the start of the 2015 NFL Season has been much anticipated by many. For the Who Dat Nation it has been a agonizing wait after shocking trades, players cut, and new players signed. There have been some great additions and some questionable trades, but this week we finally get to see them in action. 

We have all been anxious to see all the new guys in action this season and see what they can do.

The addition of Max Unger at Center should help shore up the offensive line allowing Drew Brees more protection in the pocket. Additionally Unger is a great run blocker. Marshawn Lynch ran for an average under 4 yards per carry when Unger was not in and over 5 yards per carry when he was in to block. 

C.J. Spiller, a new Saint this year, will be a great addition to the running game and passing game. Word is he has looked very good during training camp and is grateful to be a part of the Saints team. His running style is different than that of Mark Ingram so it will be exciting to see how does at real game speed this week.

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Other notables have been linebacker Stephone Anthony and cornerback P.J. Williams, whom are both rookies. Having been looked at a little more closely than others, due to the fact they are in key positions where the Saints needed to fill a void, but both are performing very well. It has been said of Anthony that he looks like a veteran and not a rookie. 

This Thursday is the first time many will see how all the players on the Saints Roster will play. Of course we all want to see if the veterans of the team have knocked off the dust and put last season behind them, but to see how the new guys perform is really what preseason is all about. 

We put together the below poll with this question - What New Saints Player Are You Most Looking Forward to Seeing?  We put the four players we talked about here, but feel free to give your own answer or leave a comment below. Just remember it has to be a new addition to the Saints this year.

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