Fleur-de-Links - Jan. 12th: Pierre Thomas Regrets Not Resting Injured Ankle Earlier

ATLANTA GA - DECEMBER 27: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints fights off Atlanta Falcons defender Thomas DeCoud #28 in the first half during their game at the Georgia Dome on December 27 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Not much happening today, but I did find this little quote from Pierre Thomas on his injured ankle and how he seems to regret not resting it after it was first injured:

"In the beginning, if I would've stayed off my feet right after the injury, earlier in the season, I think I would've been back" to full strength, Thomas said. "I would've played in the playoffs."

I can't fault Thomas for having the heart to want to get back on the field and play. Ever since he injured this infamous ankle in our first matchup against Atlanta, one could probably assume he worsened the injury when he went back in during OT and continued to play. It looked pretty serious when he was down on the turf just before regulation ended. I was shocked to see him back on the field shortly thereafter. Not sure what happened, but it seems the majority of fault should rest with the training crew for allowing him to go back into that game. In hindsight (always 20/20), they should have hid his helmet and told him his day was done. It still isn't clear what went down and why he wasn't forced to "stay off his feet" in the beginning. Was an initial misdiagnosis to blame? I guess we'll never know. We sure could have used him in Seattle.

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PLAYERS SPEAK:

Pierre Thomas has no hard feelings with the New Orleans Saints as he looks to future | NOLA.com
"In the beginning, if I would've stayed off my feet right after the injury, earlier in the season, I think I would've been back" to full strength, Thomas said. "I would've played in the playoffs."

Drew Brees eyeing contract extension with Saints - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com
"I think every player's always looking for an extension aren't they? That goes for you guys too," Brees told reporters, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I've got one year left. And discussions have been ongoing. So we'll see how it plays out."

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees turns his attention to NFL labor situation | NOLA.com
"It's a serious concern, it's definitely a concern, when you look at every move that ownership has made in regard to the negotiation of their TV contracts and the league with the networks they're set to get paid even if we don't play so there's revenue streams in place for ownership to make money even if we don't play games. Which would let you (say) that they're preparing for (a lockout) to happen," Brees said.

Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas ponder their futures with the New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
"At this point I can only say I wish I knew where I'd be at and knew what team I'll be with," Thomas said. "So hopefully everything works out. But who knows?"

 

GREGG WILLIAMS:

UPDATED: New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams comments on decision to withdraw name from Denver Broncos coaching search | NOLA.com
"I feel this is the right thing to do at this time," Williams said. "I can't stand in front of the defensive team in a team meeting (Tuesday) morning and say the things we need to do to win another Super Bowl and then get on a plane tomorrow afternoon to interview at Denver. I would not have a clear conscience."

 

SAINTS BEGIN OFFSEASON:

Short-term failure doesn’t diminish Saints long-term success

Saints to part ways with many futures undetermined

2theadvocate.com | Saints | Saints facing offseason of uncertainty — Baton Rouge, LA

Uneven year for Saints | shreveporttimes.com | Shreveport Times
There was no "two dat," no repeat Super Bowl championship for the New Orleans Saints.

Offseason might be right time for new conract for Brees | National Football Post

Saints, Colts strong in New York Life Protection Index, but dreams of Super Bowl return end early - NFL - SI.com
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (STATS) - The New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts did an excellent job protecting their respective Pro Bowl quarterbacks this season.

 

MORE ON THE SEATTLE DEBACLE:

Seattle's win against the New Orleans Saints was no fluke: film study | NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan's breakdown of the Saints game

 

NFC SOUTH:

Rivera brings open mind about offense - NFC South Blog - ESPN

Bucs lose special teams coach - NFC South Blog - ESPN

Falcons-Packers by the numbers - NFC South Blog - ESPN

Atlanta's playoff run depends on Turner - NFC South Blog - ESPN

What should Panthers do with top pick? - NFC South Blog - ESPN

 

LAGNIAPPE:

Sentencing delayed for ex-movie studio head who sold tax credits to New Orleans Saints players | NOLA.com

 

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