Fleur-De-Links Sunday, October 24: Darren Sharper's Back!

Good morning, Who Dat Nation!!!

As we get ready for this afternoon's game against the Cleveland Browns, amidst the wonderings and rumblings of whether the offense can continue to shine as it did last week, and how will we do against THIS WEEK'S rookie starting QB, Colt McCoy, we received a big shot of sunshine in the jugular yesterday when we found out that Darren Sharper has been added to the active roster.

So, read all the final pre-game reports and previews that follow the jump, and get in on the poll below.  

It's Gameday Sunday and I feel ready to Rock Cleveland!!!


TylerLorenzen Big congrats to ISU for beating Dave Thomas's longhorns, I love it!
ivory_29 if we score this week do a dance or a leap????
ivory_29 to be honest i we get in there i have know idea just like in preseason lol i was lost
ivory_29 also keep in mind ya boy need a nickname!!!!!
miketripletttp Saints S Darren Sharper says he's back on the active roster and expecting to play Sunday.
miketripletttp Sharper: "I'm back and very excited to finally be able to do what I do best. Play football."
miketripletttp Honorary captain Lance Moore will be the one leading the Saints' pregame "Who Dat" cheer on Sunday.
HeathEvans Cam Newton for Heisman!! #fb
T_Porter22 LSU/Auburn tight one so far
T_Porter22 Well it was tight til Auburn just scored a 70 yd touchdown...Auburn's up 24-17
dmpressley Who has seen paranormal activity 2???? Reviews?????? Suggestions???
ivory_29 lets get 2 1000 followers
usama_young28 In the telly for the game. DVR'd it though RT @Dgreene11: Don't know what time the UFC fight starts but I know my homie @usama_young28 does!
usama_young28 Last bit of preparation, now it's time to knock out. Who Dat Nation, see y'all in the dome!
ChaseDaniel M-I-Z-Z-O-U. Let's go boys! Finish!
ChaseDaniel Love that my Mizzou boys are taking care of business!! Monumental win for us!! So proud of my guys!
ivory_29 aight yall time to rest up intell then goodnite!!!
HeathEvans To all my LSU fans-tuff loss but that 3hrs of SEC football proves why we have the #1Conf n college Football yr n & yr out! WhoDat!! #fb
ChaseDaniel RT @espn4d It's called the Show Me State. And Missouri showed the nation tonight. Couldn't agree more. Well said!! #Mizzou
Jmack37 Lesnar got his "Arse" whipped!!!
T_Porter22 I didn't reach my goal of 10k followers but I came awfully close. Soooooo I will probably send one out to a lucky ... http://tmi.me/2ws6j

Sharper's Return

New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper returns to active roster | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Sharper expects to play Sunday against Cleveland Browns.

Sharper activated, capping return from offseason knee surgery | nfl.com
Staff report cites the Times-Pic and a confirmation from a league source through Jason La Canfora.


Saints - Browns

Inside the game: New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns | NOLA.com
James Varney - Breaking down today's game.

Saints offense gets chance to take flight - SunHerald.com
Jim Mashek - The New Orleans Saints offense finally came unleashed in last week's 31-6 road trouncing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Saints find balance | 2theadvocate.com
Sheldon Mickles

moosedenied " Stairway to Cleveland
Grandmaster Wang - I always look forward to his commentary.  

New Orleans Saints say they're ready for physical play vs. AFC North teams | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Cleveland Browns their first challenge in that division.

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator says injuries won't cool his ardor for the blitz | NOLA.com
James Varney

New Orleans Saints DC Gregg Williams continues praise of Colt McCoy | NOLA.com
James Varney - McCoy is starting his second game this week, against the Saints.


Browns - Saints

Keys to the game: Browns vs. Saints | ohio.com
Nate Ulrich

Storylines: Browns vs. Saints | ohio.com
Nate Ulrich

Browns need replacement parts to up production | ohio.com
Nate Ulrich

Cleveland Browns boss Mike Holmgren on Colt McCoy: 'I'm very, very pleased' | cleveland.com
Mary Kay Cabot - The Browns president is cautiously optimistic that the team might have its quarterback of the future. HANSDAT note: Did she say "cautiously optimistic"? I thought so.

In The Spotlight: Saints WR Lance Moore | cleveland.com

Jodie Valade - Toledo product Lance Moore went from the practice squad to one of the best receivers for the Saints, a Super Bowl champion and one of quarterback Drew Brees' favorite targets.



New Orleans Saints' Chris Ivory drawing favorable comparisons | NOLA.com

Jeff Duncan - RB outruns injuries, unfortunate occurrences.

New Orleans Saints DC Gregg Williams takes partial blame for fine imposed on S Malcolm Jenkins | NOLA.com

James Varney - He said the Saints are taught to defend every blade of grass.

Illustrated look at how New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his teammates did last week | NOLA.com
Dan Swenson - Feelin' the Brees graphic.  Swensen's ice cream? Orange Julius Jones? I feel like I'm back at the Lakeside Mall circa 1981.

NFL's Anderson discusses illegal hits, and keeping officials accountable: NFL Insider | cleveland.com

Tony Grossi - NFL executive vice president Ray Anderson answers the most-asked questions about James Harrison's hits on Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi.

This Week in the NFL | 2theadvocate.com
Mickles' weekly look at the league.

NFL Week 7 score predictions | NOLA.com
Staff database of the Times-Picayune's experts and their picks.


V-Roll Roll Call


Drew Brees on facing 3-4 defense
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