Fleur-de-Links: October 5, 2011

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Saints RapidReports
Rivera impressed with Saints' Brees-Sproles connection

WWL-TV Sports
INJ report: DNP TE Shockey (head), C Hangartner (back), TE Otah (back). Full CB Gamble (head)

 

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on Graham: ""I really think he has only scratched the surface of what he can do and how he can assimilate into this offense.

Larry Holder
Drew Brees said he was in touch with Darren Sproles just about every day during the offseason in trying to woo him to New Orleans.

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on Sproles: "I didn’t know what was going to happen with Reggie. I told him if Reggie is not going to be here, he’ll be here."

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on Sproles: "Sproles has got unbelievable spirit and just that competitive fire. You can see it in little things."

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on Cam: "How do I size him up? He towers over me, I know that."

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on Cam: "I don’t think anybody could have predicted what he has done statistically. Certainly have to gi… (cont)

WWL-TV Sports
Drew Brees: ""For us to put 500 yards of total offense, you just shake your head because that should be more points."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton: "That turnover thing is something we have to better out, offensively and defensively."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on D Thomas' lingering concussion injury: "It’s something we would never hurry."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on Mercedes-Benz Deal: "I’m not a business major. I couldn’t’ do math. A business like that putting the… (cont)

WWL-TV Sports
Payton once again points out Mobile's Captain Munnerlyn. Says he's having a breakout season. Compares him to ATLs Grimes last season.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on WR Smith: "He’s healthy. He’s running well. He’s playing with a ton of confidence."

Mike Triplett
Payton on special teams coverage guys who have stood out: Korey Hall got game ball last week; also Jonathon Amaya, Courtney Roby.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton when asked if QB Daniel's stature hurts in simulating Cam Newton: ""we can’t go sign a 6-6 practice squad (QB)."

Larry Holder
Sean Payton said the roles of Marques Colston and Tracy Porter should increase vs. Carolina.

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moosedenied " Blog Archive " Sproles In Your Holes -or- One In The Pink
CSC's boldest member is back, and he wants to talk about how awesome it is that the Saints "only" won by 13.

Scouting report on the Carolina Panthers, Sunday's New Orleans Saints opponent - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Stopping QB Cam Newton will be top priority

The Sporting News ranks New Orleans behind Atlanta, Miami on list of best sports cities in America - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
What was the magazine thinking?

Saints QB Brees a model for Panthers rookie QB Newton | wwltv.com New Orleans
For the first time in his career, Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton will get a chance to watch Saints quarterback Drew Brees up close and personal.

Saints still missing two on OL, TE Thomas for practice | wwltv.com New Orleans
Two Saints offensive linemen continue their stay on the injured list Wednesday, missing their fourth straight practice after injuring their knees in New Orleans’ third game of the season.

Big Chief’s NFL Rankings Week #5 - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera conference call with New Orleans Media
SportsNOLA.com IS New Orleans Sports and beyond. We cover the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton conference call with New Orleans media
SportsNOLA.com IS New Orleans Sports and beyond. We cover the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Saints-Panthers Injury Reports (Wednesday, Oct. 5)
SportsNOLA.com IS New Orleans Sports and beyond. We cover the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Week 4 Film Review: Cam Newton Rising - NYTimes.com
There are still plenty of reason for Panthers fans to be excited about despite a loss. Cam Newton looks like the real deal.

Saints Nation: Saints Must Run the Ball @ Panthers | October

Man who ripped off New Orleans Saints players, coaches in tax-credit scheme gets 4 years | NOLA.com
A total of 27 coaches, players and other Saints personnel were victimized

Ron Rivera: Jabari Greer underrated - NFC South Blog - ESPN
I’ve said many times in the last year or so that I think New Orleans’ Jabari Greer is the best cornerback in the NFC South. I’ve als

New Orleans Saints RT Zach Strief To Miss More Time
New Orleans Saints right tackle Zach Strief to miss more time with knee injury

Poll: NFC South popularity fading - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Despite fast starts by the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFC South is fading in popularity. That’s according to the annual H

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