Flashback: Saints hired Jim Haslett 15 years ago today

Jim Haslett, who led the Saints through the disastrous 3-13 Katrina season in 2005, was hired on this day in 2000.

Flashback: Mike Ditka fired by the Saints 15 years ago today

It was a disastrous hire from the beginning. Mike Ditka, who was 60-years-old when the Saints fired him on January 5, 2000, had a 15-33 record in his three years with the team.

Photos: “Saints on 6” behind the scenes

Former Saints Jabari Greer and Will Smith were part of our in-studio coverage. Fletcher Mackel, Sharief Ishaq and former Saints head coach Jim Mora were in Chicago.

Saints’ inconsistent play leaves everyone befuddled

The Saints play the Bears Monday night and I have no idea what will happen. No one does. We’ve all been consistently and pathetically wrong about this team since the opening kickoff.

A few thoughts on Panthers/Saints (Updated)

I’ve gone on record as liking the Saints to win their second straight, 34-17 over the Panthers. Here’s why.

Saints wooing Who Dat Nation after lackluster season

We are being seduced. And we’re falling for it again. Just when we were about to walk away, the Saints have come crawling back to us, begging us to stay.

Video: “The NFC South sucks!”

Former Saints head coach Jim Mora sounds off during the WDSU ‘Saints on 6’ pregame broadcast Monday night.

Saints defense continues getting slapped, but it’ll find the upper hand

At times, the Saints defense reminds me of that old Spike and Chester cartoon.

Saints fans should embrace Aaron Brooks

Today is a day for Saints fans to cheer loudly for Aaron Brooks when his induction into the Saints Hall of Fame is recognized on the field.

Carpe Diem… and get off Drew Brees’ back

Remember now. Enjoy now. Treasure now. Win or lose, a Hall-of-Famer is quarterbacking the franchise with which the Who Dat Nation lives and dies.

Saints’ defense steps up in Carolina, now back to ‘Dome, Sweet Dome’

The monkey is off their collective backs. The Saints won a regular season game on the road, halting a seven-game skid. Everyone can r-e-l-a-x. Relax.

Saints will roll over Panthers

With five of the Saints final eight games at home in the Dome, hitting the 4-4 mark on Thursday is critical. This game is for first place in the underwhelming NFC South and I think the Saints will get it done.

Packers will slip by Saints (Reverse Psychology!)

The Packers are the hottest team in the NFL, winners of four straight. It’s tough to find another quarterback playing better than Aaron Rodgers. The defense will be challenged yet again.

Saints offensive line will be key to victory over Lions

They’re back from the bye week and the Saints will emerge as a new team, right? They’ll be the team everyone expected them to be coming out of training camp — a Super Bowl contender, right?

Week five wrap: After hard-fought win, Saints season still has a pulse

The time had come to pronounce the Saints’ 2014 season dead, but then something mysterious happened.