Fleur-de-Links - Jan. 21st: Saints Offseason Remains Quiet

Based on the small number of Saints links I found today, I couldn't even think of a better title for this post. It'll pick up soon enough, though. The Q & A with Mickey Loomis is interesting if you like reading "I'm not going to comment on that at this time." Actually, that's not fair. For the most part, it is an interesting read.

We should start a pool on what will be the big, shocking bit of Saints news that's sure to smack us in the face in the next few weeks. You know something will probably happen. What will it be this time? Another Vicodin scandal? A player arrest? Sean Payton passing out drunk on Bourbon Street? Thomas Morstead abruptly leaves the team to pursue a career in the porn industry? He's got the perfect mustache for it! Compared to most other teams, we've got a great group of responsible players and coaches, so these examples are probably unlikely. Although, I could definitely see Jeremy Shockey getting crazy at some point and making the papers. He's a wildman!

What's your craziest guess for some breaking news involving our Saints?

TWEETS:

Thanks to all for the birthday well wishes. Didn't ask for anything this bday, but something came up that I need everyones help. Stay tuned

(video) After winning over the crowd in , Anthony Hargrove is returning to the Softball Showdown in Jupiter, FL.

Heath Evans
"@: Wife is home... 5k to warm up, now a bike ride, than a little swimming. She is dragging me along"U both r crazy!!

Heath Evans
What are the up too on Twitter?? -

Heath Evans
I just walked outside & see Naomi peeing in the yard! I told her, "babe u can't do that!" She said, "but the puppy does it!" !

No, Cajun Cannon wouldn't be able to limit himself to 140 characters RT @: @ is Bobby Hebert on Twitter?

Heath Evans
Naomi & I playing w/ Beths wigs! Look it's Joe Dirt as a little girl!!

jonathan goodwin
Gonna miss the grand opening of my first business venture. Oh well chaps come first.

Just finished a good lift. Bout to see what @ talkin bout wit this Captain Jack.

What's good world?!?! Its been a min since I checked on everyone...!

Brian McCarthy
by JasonLaCanfora
in case u missed it, list of players who've been granted special eligibility for '11 NFL Draft

jonathan goodwin
Somebody who will remain nameless. Talks loud on the phone with certain people. no matter what the convo is about.

Atlanta_Falcons
by JasonLaCanfora
Tony Gonzalez tells Jim Rome he will return for 2011 season:

 

SAINTS:

Q&A: Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis on offseason
"Let me say this,’’ Loomis said. "I’m a much better general manager for having gone through (Hurricane Katrina) than I would have ever been otherwise. Look, I wouldn’t trade our Super Bowl win for that win against Atlanta (when the Superdome re-opened Sept. 25, 2006). People say I’m crazy when I say that but I wouldn’t trade that moment. The only one I can equate it to is when your child is born and you’re there to witness it. That’s the closest.

Patriots have decisions to make on 14 free agents - BostonHerald.com

Drew Brees wins Bart Starr Award - NFC South Blog - ESPN

Heath Evans devoting time to foundation: New Orleans Saints links | NOLA.com
What the players are saying on Twitter

Pierre Thomas Holiday Dinner supporting Heath Evans Foundation | Facebook

New Orleans Saints reader comment: Team's handling of assistants' job prospects will lure talented coaches | NOLA.com
Highlighting comments from our readers

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Browns' Hillis opens up on team, Denver in radio interview - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com
"All kinds of stuff like that you hear on the field, but I use that to my advantage. I kind of soaked it in, ate it up a little bit, because I enjoyed it." Hillis has heard nicknames suggested right and left. Patrick said his favorite is "The Avalanche," to which Hillis responded: "I heard that one. I heard ‘White Rhino.’ I heard ... Chuck Norris.’"

NFL.com news: Ryan: Steelers' Super Bowl pedigree doesn't faze Jets

NFL.com news: What would be the ultimate matchup for Super Bowl XLV?

NFL Playoffs: New York Jets' Bart Scott gets attention of his hero, Hulk Hogan - ESPN New York
Bart Scott made quite an impression on millions of startled viewers with his postgame rant to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. Scott's childhood hero, Hulk Hogan, was among them.

 

NFC SOUTH:

Reviewing film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog - ESPN

Panthers add Mike Shula as QB coach - NFC South Blog - ESPN

NFC South MVP: Josh Freeman - NFC South Blog - ESPN

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