Fleur-De-Links - Tuesday, October 26: Sending Out An S.O.S.

With all this talk of soul searching and looking for answers, a number of musical connections come to mind, but I went with The Police for the headline.  

We've got English Beat with Sole Salvation (ok, it's a homonym - live with it).  Special Beat Service is some kind of FANTASTIC album, by the way.   SKA rules!  We could also go down under and check out our Cargo to figure out our team's true identity by asking Men At Work the question Who Can It Be Now? 

And now that I'm out of connections you can join in on the fun by using the comment section to match up the Saints' current situation with a song and link to the video.

In Saints news, Reggie has been cleared to practice, PT is a malingering layabout (or is he?) and Sean Payton needs to shut his piehole about it, no one really knows how to fix what's wrong with the Saints, but we have plenty of indicators of what we're doing wrong.  And guess what? The 5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers are coming to town.

Make the jump to fill your brain with the latest scoop from the Saints and Steelers respective camps...and give us some musical connections - I know there are plenty of musical geniuses out there!


usama_young28 Great way to watch the gamehttp://plixi.com/p/52926871
dmpressley Paranormal 2!!!!!
JonVilma51 thanks for the support my die hard Who Dats!! just couldnt take the fake fans anymore so glad they're off the wagon!!
drewbrees All we know how to do is stay positive and come back stronger. I am excited about our team and our opportunity this week. Who Dat! #fb
reggie_bush In either game of life or football the margin for error is extremely small! It's a game of inches! Fight, kick, scratch, & die 4 that inch!
reggie_bush Give everything you got for that inch! Because that's gonna make the difference between winning and losing the game of life or football
jgoody76 This is what my niece and nephew wore to school in Pittsburgh today. #whodat http://yfrog.com/mgdxxvj
jgoody76 My brother is an assistant for the steelers. It looks like they are rooting for their favorite uncle this week.
dmpressley We have some TRUE leaders on this team... Some things you just CAN'T teach...
T_Porter22 What good twitter world and #whodats
Jmack37 Heat or celtics?
Jmack37 Im liking the heat folks!!!
alexbrown96 Here at cheesecake bistro with @karimarbrownhaving lunch. This cheesecake is way too good!!
jeffduncantp Great news for the alma mater! RT @AdamZagoria:Gorgui Dieng has been cleared by the NCAA to play at Louisville effective immediately.
TylerLorenzen What is everyone being for Halloween?
usama_young28 Another good Tuesday... Great times at KIPP Central City with @MalcolmJenkins. Talked to the class of 2016 and 2022. They're on their way!
MalcolmJenkins I've never seen kids that are as focused and enthusiastic about their futures as the kids at KIPP central city
LanceMoore16 Gonna get this thing going in the right direction. Its a must!!!
LanceMoore16 And sorry to all that have been wishing me a happy bday today. I just retweeted my boy earlier. Its his bday, not mine lol
sharper42 Also wanna thank @jonvilma51 @malcolmjenkins@usama_young @ltorrence24 & all my other teammates who came out 2 help support w @Unitedwaynola
LanceMoore16 Gonna get this thing going in the right direction. Its a must!!!    

From the Saints Sideline


Cleveland's coaches came up with a creative game plan against the New Orleans Saints: Film study | NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan - They call him Man-Genius and now we know why. 


Turnovers are holding the New Orleans Saints back | NOLA.com
Doug Tatum - Team is seventh in offense, third in defense but tied for 25th in turnover margin.

Inconsistency, turnovers plaguing Saints | 2theadvocate.com USE THIS ONE
Les East

New Orleans Saints are looking for answers | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - They're aware of the 'Super Bowl hangover'

Drew Brees proves to be human after all for the New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan - Even a savior needs to be saved now and then.

New Orleans Saints players say they are their own worst enemy | NOLA.com
James Varney - Penalties are costing the team.

Saints say they're not denying reality after watching film | wwltv.com | WWL Sports
Bradley Handwerger - For much of this season, Drew Brees has spoken of a play here or a play there standing in the way of the Saints being undefeated instead of sitting at 4-3 nearly midway through the season. (HansNote - this is "woulda coulda shoulda" talk and I wouldn't mind if we reeled off 9 wins in a row after this like we did when Mora said it originally in 1987, but it's highly unlikely.)

Commentary: A stunning reminder of the bad days | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Jim Henderson - If you want a couple of jarringly contrasting images of where the Saints were, where they are now, and where they might be heading, contrast these...

Saints need to find quick turnaround | 2theadvocate.com
Sheldon Mickles

If Sean Payton has a problem with Pierre Thomas, it should have stayed between them | NOLA.com
John DeShazier - Payton didn't deny saying it to reporters who cover the team every day.

Deke: Time To Tighten Up Black & Gold - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3
Sing it, Deke! Lots of glittering generalities there, but not much that is helpful.

Bush cleared for practice, will assess leg this week | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Bradley Handwerger - Saints running back Reggie Bush has been given the go ahead to test out his broken right leg this week for the first time since injuring it in New Orleans’ Sept. 20 game at San Francisco.

New Orleans Saints drop in Power Rankings, while Pittsburgh Steelers remain No.1 | NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan


Steelers' Wheels

Roethlisberger must carry heavier load | post-gazette.com
Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Steelers' Smith undergoes surgery on torn tricep tendon | post-gazette.com
Gerry Dulac

On the Steelers: Time for Hood to step up | post-gazette.com
Ed Bouchette

Still hope for Aaron Smith to return | steelers.com
Teresa Varley

Aaron Smith out for 'extended period' - AFC North Blog - ESPN
James Walker - The Pittsburgh Steelers have not ruled out defensive end Aaron Smith for the 2010 season. 

Ward keeps on rolling | steelers.com
Teresa Varley

AFC North Power Rankings analysis - AFC North Blog - ESPN
James Walker - Three AFC North teams won this past weekend, which improved the division's standing overall in ESPN.com's Power Rankings.

Seven-step drop: Losing Aaron Smith - AFC North Blog - ESPN
James Walker - Here are seven notes and observations from Week 7.



Steelers bring fear to fans, help charities | steelers.com
Teresa Varley

Chain gang crew member recovering from collision with Saints player Courtney Roby | NOLA.com
Mark Waller - He's raring to get back to coaching his students, East Jefferson principal says.

NFL official remains in local hospital after sustaining head injury during game | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Bradley Handwerger - Al Nastasi Jr. remains in a local hospital’s neurological intensive care unit after suffering a "closed head injury" during the Saints’ game against the Browns at the Superdome on Sunday.

When the New Orleans Saints play Dallas on Thanksgiving, Tony Romo will be out | NOLA.com
Staff report.

The offensive line needs to play better: New Orleans Saints mailbag | NOLA.com
The T-P's Jeff Duncan answers your Saints questions.

How I See It: NFC South Stock Watch - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Y. says the Saints are falling and the rest of the NFC South is rising.  


Students at Lake Harbor Middle School get workout from Saints personnel | NOLA.com
Jim Derry - There was a different sort of physical education class at Lake Harbor Middle School on Tuesday, one many students had been looking forward to for quite a while. 


V-Roll Roll Call

Tomlin's Tuesday Press Conference | steelers.com
Mike Tomlin spoke with the media Tuesday afternoon at his weekly press conference at the South Side facility.

Pierre Thomas says he's working to get back on the field

Sean Payton on effort every week

Drew Brees on overcoming Super Bowl hangover

Reggie Bush is hopeful to get back on the field

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