Fleur-de-Links: October 20, 2011

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We had another great day of practice..... Make sure u are there Sunday night....

deuce mcallister
Sometimes u got to lose the battle to win the war. Understand that u are just a piece to the puzzle not The Puzzle.

 

": . Haven't seen many tweets from ya today. You out fighting crime AGAIN?!?" just putting in work for
Larry Holder
Jimmy Graham did walk briefly into locker room, saw media, walked back into training room. Didn't speak about injury. He did walk at least.

Saints RapidReports
Payton thinks playcalling from the booth will be smooth

Larry Holder
RT : Seven Saints miss Thursday's practice

WWL-TV Sports
They're moving the chair back to its normal spot. Payton will still be speaking. Just from behind a desk/curtain.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on the podium.

WWL-TV Sports
INJ: DNP: Strief (rt knee), Herring (lt hamstring), Vilma (lt knee), Ellis (rt ankle), McBride (rt shoulder), Graham (rt ankle),

WWL-TV Sports
INJ: Limited: D Thomas (concussion), Gilmore (neck/shoulder)

WWL-TV Sports
Payton said Graham was held because he had some soreness in his ankle after yesterday's practice.

Payton - "It was good for me to get back and see everyone and to work through the logistics."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton said they have a joke around the facility that involves a china doll, an object that's fragile and often breaks.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton said he got to the facility on Wed night and found a lot of notes and well wishes.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton said, "A lot of cookies & balloons and a lot of cool stuff. There was a china doll on my desk w/ a note that said return to sender."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton: ""Don’t think for a second it wasn’t coincidental that I waited for you guys to leave before I got out there."

Mike Triplett
Also out ofr : LB Will Herring, OT Zach Strief, C Olin Kreutz (for non-football personal reasons).TEs D.Thomas and J.Gilmore limited.

New Orleans Saints
Payton said he was there for walk through at practice, stayed back from individual & stretch periods and came back for team drills."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton: It's times like this when you recognize you have a good stafff.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton: "The football stuff is what you miss right away.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton says he'll make use of the iPad to stay abreast of film and game-planning.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on situation: "You go from having a lot of control to all of a sudden sitting in a hospital bed to where you have very little."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on run game: "We think it’s an important element to winning."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton says what will help in play-calling is that Drew Brees knows the calls already & knows what he wants when it's halfway out of mouth.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on prax today: ""I went out three different times with my foot elevated on the golf cart"

WWL-TV Sports
Payton: ""Tomorrow there’ll be a point where Mickey and I go over and we’ll look at the logistics of the seating area"

WWL-TV Sports
Payton: ""I think it’s much more challenging for the every day person who has a job 9-to-5 and then travel to a rehab facility."

Fletcher Mackel
Payton says he will not go up and down from booth at halftime. He will remain in booth from start to stop.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on empathy w/ players now: "A little bit. There’s a lot of little steps in the process. It’s very detailed oriented. "

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on Vilma's absence: "Payton on Vilma: ""Typical. We’re hoping that the arrow beings to move upwards.""

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on Vitt's experience: Joe clearly understands what has been our M.O. the past couple of years.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton leaves the news conference.

James Varney
Saints LB Jon Vilma still nursing a knee banged up against Houston in week 3. Sean Payton says no setbacks, but team hoping "arrow starts up

James Varney
Saints C Sean Payton seems to think poor rush attack v T.B. was a one-off; largely attributable to "snap count"

Mike Triplett
CB Tracy Porter got revenge on behalf of the players against Coach Sean Payton. Apparently Payton has passed around a china doll ...

Mike Triplett
... to injured players for years. Porter still had it from training camp and put it back on his desk marked "Return to Sender."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton said he found the china doll on his desk that he hands out to players occasionally. That player who put it on his desk, marking ....

WWL-TV Sports
...it "return to sender" -- CB , who said Payton passed him in the building and said only, "Touche."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton had given Porter the china doll in the preseason when Porter missed time with injury.

WWL-TV Sports
Jabari Greer said facing the w/out Manning allows the DBs to focus on the Indy offense, the routes, the scheme. In Super Bowl XLIV...

WWL-TV Sports
... Greer said the focus was more on Manning and how he runs the Indy offense.

WWL-TV Sports
About turnovers, Scott Shanle said 1 of the problems is when they begin over-thinking that they're not getting turnovers.

LINKS:

New Orleans Saints injuries: Tight end Jimmy Graham joins lenghty list - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

Brees: "Sunday Night Football vs the Colts. This is What it’s All About."

Forecast: Next two weeks key for Saints defense | wwltv.com New Orleans
In two weeks we’ll know if the Saints can’t win the Super Bowl. The Saints next two opponents are the winless Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams.

Brees continues record-setting career | wwltv.com New Orleans
For New Orleans (4-2), Sunday presents an opportunity they couldn’t have scripted before the season

Saints TE Graham misses practice with sore ankle | wwltv.com New Orleans
METAIRIE, La. – Tight end Jimmy Graham was a no-go for practice Thursday, the first session he has missed all season.

The second-year standout, who leads the team in receptions and receiving yards, had a sore right ankle after Wednesday’s practice and the coaching staff wanted to rest him to make sure he didn’t injure it any furter.

WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Saints Taking Their Time With Ivory's Return

WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Payton Doesn't Want To Be ''stubborn Or Foolish''

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Data Points: Brees getting picked more often "
NFL Blogs on NFL.com is the only official NFL blog destination for the latest NFL news, NFL fantasy football news, NFL player news, NFL team news, and NFL breaking news.

Chapter 7: Saints vs. Colts…Memba Us?

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton returns to practice field - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Payton oversees portions of practice with leg elevated on golf cart

Sean Payton back to work - NFC South Blog - ESPN
New Orleans coach Sean Payton met with the media Thursday for the first time since having knee surgery Monday. Payton also was able to observe his te

NFL Videos: Week 7: Colts vs. Saints Preview
After a collision last week injured his knee and left leg, Sean Payton won't be on the sidelines for Sunday night's Super Bowl XLIV rematch, while Peyton Manning won't be on the field once again for the winless Colts.

New Orleans Saints: David Thomas, Chris Ivory, and Sean Payton
Thomas though finally made progress last week according to head coach Sean Payton, and today did return to practice in a limited capacity.

Colts to get reacquainted with Sproles - 13 WTHR
The Colts will face one of their greatest postseason tormentors Sunday night when they try to catch New Orleans Saints do-everything back Darren Sproles.

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