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Saints could return to Louisiana for training camp

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The two-year West Virginia experiment for the Saints could be over.

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Saints are considering returning to their team headquarters in Louisiana for training camp in 2016, after spending 2014 and 2015 at The Greenbrier.

That’s consistent with chatter from the Scouting Combine last week, and it’s not a surprise given that the team has gone 7-9 during each of the two years with training camp being held several hundred miles from home.

It’s hard not to wonder whether the deliberations are influenced by the possibility that the Saints will be given the Hard Knocks assignment against the team’s wishes. If being at The Greenbrier makes the Saints more attractive to HBO and NFL Films, not going to The Greenbrier could be a way to avoid being drafted to fulfill the Hard Knocks obligation.

Whatever the decision, The Greenbrier has proven that it can provide a first-rate experience for any NFL team, and a franchise seeking a relatively isolated experience in a climate that avoids the high heat and humidity of late July and early August could decide to replace the Saints at some point down the road. Last year, for example, the Cardinals spent a week at The Greenbrier between road games at Detroit and Pittsburgh.

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13 Responses to “Saints could return to Louisiana for training camp”
  1. ariani1985 says: Mar 2, 2016 10:21 AM

    Relocation gate!

  2. 87hollywoodhorn says: Mar 2, 2016 10:25 AM

    good they werent even doing it for real, they were bouncing back to new orleans every few weeks. hard to really get in a productive mindset like that.

    they need to make these training camps the real deal tho, bring back two a days and full contact. this is why teres so much talented guys without work ethic flaming out. they need that ish taught to them through a rigorous training camp

  3. floratiotime says: Mar 2, 2016 10:26 AM

    They have so save wherever they can now that Drew is getting all the money.

  4. grndizzle says: Mar 2, 2016 10:41 AM

    I guess payton’s fling in WV is over.

  5. sb44champs says: Mar 2, 2016 10:56 AM

    Vikings always stink gate!

  6. captainwhodat says: Mar 2, 2016 11:01 AM

    great, I knew there was reason for their consecutive 7-9 seasons…

  7. crawfish2011 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:08 AM

    They need to go back to Metairie and deal with that Louisiana heat and humidity. That country club in West Virginia made them soft the last two seasons. Also, I know a good hourly motel on Airline highway that Sean Payton can have his thot stay in during two a day practices in case he wants to get a nooner in.

  8. ravensfan says: Mar 2, 2016 11:17 AM

    crawfish2011 says:
    Mar 2, 2016 11:08 AM
    They need to go back to Metairie and deal with that Louisiana heat and humidity. That country club in West Virginia made them soft the last two seasons. Also, I know a good hourly motel on Airline highway that Sean Payton can have his thot stay in during two a day practices in case he wants to get a nooner in.

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    Deal with Louisiana heat and humidity? Why? they are soft and play in a dome.

  9. Straight Cash Homie says: Mar 2, 2016 11:55 AM

    Just so some of you know just because you add gate to the end of something it doesn’t make it, or you funny. It actually makes you look unoriginal.

    And just so you know sb44champs, that’s not for you. It really is just amazing how us Saints fans can still relive and enjoy that victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game almost every single day, or at least every Saints article anyways. Although it has been some time since 2009 their fans find still find ways to bring joy to many in the Who Dat Nation through their constant crying and poor attempts at humor on every Saints article. Their heartbreak and tears still make it all worth it.

    -“This is not Detroit man! This is the Super Bowl.”

    Now that is something that will be funny forever!

  10. flexx91 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:56 AM

    Vikings always choke gate!

  11. redstar504 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:04 PM

    crawfish2011 says:
    Mar 2, 2016 11:08 AM
    They need to go back to Metairie and deal with that Louisiana heat and humidity. That country club in West Virginia made them soft the last two seasons. Also, I know a good hourly motel on Airline highway that Sean Payton can have his thot stay in during two a day practices in case he wants to get a nooner in.
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    They have also avoided major injuries last few years. That’s not saying they didn’t happen it is just they occurred less often in camp. We didn’t have guys blowing ACL’s dropping out with heat issues (except for Andrus Peat who is going to likely be six feet under after 2 practices in NOLA in July when it’s 94 degrees, 100% humidity and a heat index of 118 degrees)

  12. flexx91 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:11 PM

    Straight Cash Homie, as a Saints fan and season ticket , don’t get offended by the “gate” responses. It is all fun and shouldn’t irritate you. These types responses are typical of fans who have yet to experience the feel of winning which is the reason fans of other team such as the Pats, Steelers, Broncos, etc. never respond in this matter. You only get that from perennial “losers”…..

  13. flipola says: Mar 2, 2016 12:59 PM

    Sean Payton must have broken it off with his side chick in WV.

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