Fleur-de-Links: October 12, 2011

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Another game week has begun. The day started early and will go late. Who Dat!

Back on the grind this morning. Gotta get better. Hope everyone has a great day!

Crunch time

WWL-TV Sports
Brees says he has seen the effect of Graham & Sproles in coverage. Says Graham gives him a target to throw the ball.
Jeff Duncan
Payton said he considers both Patrick Robinson and Tracy Porter as starters. Starting spot determined by opponent, matchups, etc.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on CB rotation: "It’s the discussion w/ receiver, w/ runner. We’ve got all these guys that we feel confident in."

Jeff Duncan
No surprise, but looks like Kreutz will inherit his starting center spot now that he's healthy. Brian de la Puente returns to reserve role.

WWL-TV Sports
Re: RB rotation, coach Payton says he has to make sure sometimes that he's not putting a different RB in on every play.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton said one of the big things about the past 2 weeks is it has given de la Puente game snaps & is now experienced as backup.

Kevin Spain
Sounds like kreutz will start at center if he comes back this week ahead of de la puente who has been good 4

WWL-TV Sports
Payton says the C job is Kreutz's still, but they'll pay attention to how the veteran feels coming off the knee injury.

Kevin Spain
Andy tanner re-signed by . Swanson miller cut

Jeff Duncan
Payton on injury report: D.Henderson (calf), Z.Strief (knee), D.Thomas (concussion), DNP. Wilson, Kreutz returned to practice, full.

WWL-TV Sports
. has beennamed the U.S. Nat'l Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme, the team said Wednesday.

WWL-TV Sports
Morris: "What Jimmy Graham has been able 2 do this year is unbelievable. He has been physical. He has been fast. He has been violent."

WWL-TV Sports
Morris: "It’s a really good opponent for us to go & try to compare ourselves to in order to compete and be the best in the NFC South."

WWL-TV Sports
coach Raheem Morris on offense: "There’s not a person on that offense that you don’t know first name and last name. "

Jeff Duncan
The are trying to accomplish a rare feat this week: Win three consecutive road games. Last time it happened: 1987, Weeks 7-9.

Jeff Duncan
Drew Brees said he expects opponents to start game-planning more & more to try to stop TE Jimmy Graham w/scheme, personnel.

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Drew Brees makes NFL Players Poll: Nicest Player - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News
Get the latest New Orleans Saints football news, schedules, rumors, pictures and more. Comment on the news and join the Saints forum at NOLA.com.

New Orleans Saints scouting report: Young Bucs will be angry after blowout loss - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The Saints take on Tampa Bay Sunday at 3:15 p.m.

Dean Kleinschmidt again on hand to witness another team's rebirth in the NFL - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He was once with the Saints, now with the Lions

Bucs coach Morris effusive in praise for Saints offense | wwltv.com New Orleans
You can check off Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris as another person impressed with New Orleans’ offense.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Raheem Morris and QB Josh Freeman Conference Call With New Orleans Media
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris and quarterback Josh Freeman answer questions from New Orleans media.

New Orleans Saints defense has room for improvement
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are off to a 4-1 start and are currently leading the NFC South division.

Week Six NFL power rankings, Green Bay Packers still on top
The top five teams heading into week six of the 2011 NFL season; Packers, Lions, Saints, Bills, Ravens.

Brees Named US National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme

Bucs would miss Blount's force - NFC South Blog - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. -- If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can’t use injured running back LeGarrette Blount in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saint

New Orleans Saints injury report: Henderson, Thomas, Strief don't practice - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints getting healthier as they approach game with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints: Top news and video clips
There was a time when I thought the NFC South title would come down to the Dec. 26 game between the Falcons and Saints. That still could happen, but it would require the Saints stumbling a bit and the Falcons suddenly finding themselves and go on a roll. If things continue going the way they are, the Saints will win the NFC South with ease.

Bucs can turn to 'What's his name?' - NFC South Blog - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. -- Apparently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ready to take the "next man up’’ theory to a new level, even if they don&rsq

 

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