Fleur-de-Links: November 16, 2011

TWEETS:

Jeff Duncan
Brees on the ' 0-11 coin flip streak: "It's kind of become a joke. ... I don't know. It's pretty weird."

Payton on the Saints being 0-11 on coin flips this year "I am not sure which player calls it, but I wouldn't want to go to Vegas with them."

This doesnt surprise me! RT : I'm watching Baylen on baby monitor waking up singing "Black and Gold, Super Bowl". Is that normal?

": The next pro athletic in the family my nephew Dee " I c u lil cuz

Anyone know whats on BET?

: "Sharper's Image" ep. 2 Segment 1 of 4 and I talk Penn State in Segment 1"

Darren Sharper
:Sharper's Image" ep 2 Segment 2 of 4 and I discuss NBA Lockout and injury to Matt Schaub"

Darren Sharper
: Sharper's Image" ep 2 Segment 3 of 4 and I talk about Lions Bears fight and Mike Smith 4 and in call"

Darren Sharper
: Sharper's Image" ep 2 Segment 4 of 4 and I talk Rex Ryan Pacquiao v Mayweather and Cal Ripkin"

Saints Sideline
Times-Picayune: Darren Sproles leads NFL in yards after catch: New Orleans Saints links

New Orleans Saints
Brees: "My goal, what I strive for & beat myself up over is I want to get a little better every year."

Jeff Duncan
Drew Brees said he feels his best FB is ahead of him. "I want to get a little bit better every year... I feel I've been able to do that."

New Orleans Saints
Brees on being on pace to break Marino’s season yd rec "I haven’t given it a whole lot of thought other than doing whatever it takes to win"

New Orleans Saints
Payton on Vilma "Optimistic goal would be game vs New York. He is doing well. Hopefully he can play in that game."

Thomas Morstead
Laziest day ever....

Lunch wit my dad then off to get me a good massage after

New Orleans Saints
Payton on Brees "He is very in tune to his preparation. He looks very closely at things he wants to improve on. He is his toughest critic."

Jermon Bushrod
I'm gonna need this weather to get better back home... Go away rain

It's coming!!....MMG foxholebar.com

New Orleans Saints
Brees' top target on 3rd down? Sproles. He leads the NFL in 3rd down receptions with 21 for 179 yds (8.5) & 1 TD

New Orleans Saints
Brees' 3rd down QB rtg (118.6) is the NFL's best. Stats: 70-98 (71.4%), 900 yds, 8 TDs, 2 INTs.

New Orleans Saints
The Saints also hold the NFL's best 3rd-down efficiency (72-135, 53.3%)

New Orleans Saints
The Saints are No. 1 in the NFL in total offense (436.9 yds per game) through Week 10

New Orleans Saints
. is raffling off 2 ticket/sideline passes for the Saints-Giants MNF game (Nov. 28)! Raffle tix just $2

Jeff Duncan
Very cool video & a nice honor for former standout Steve Gleason...

Just landed, Man it's cold as heck at the crib!! This hoodie ain't enough... I gotta get a winter hat n coat lol

Jonathan Vilma
Having no ambition is tragedy. Can't replace hard work

cameron jordan
Jack in the box ain happening I think somebody rani into my car what the heck !!!! Y?!!!


 

SAINTS:

Handwerger: Saints still hard to figure out at bye week | wwltv.com New Orleans
This hasn’t been a perfect Saints season. They’ve escaped some games with wins and stoned teams big for others.

Commentary: It's great to have Falcons fans second-guessing their team | wwltv.com New Orleans
The post game laments of Falcon fans Sunday were those of Saints fans in the ‘Bad Ole Days’ – "We abandoned the run too quickly, we got out-coached, we just can’t beat those guy."

NFL Power rankings week 10 | wwltv.com New Orleans
So, Green Bay is the top seed and may go wire-to-wire in the regular season and it's hard not to put the 49ers second, after all, no other team has just two losses - after that it's a mad dash.

New Orleans Saints S Malcolm Jenkins Conference Call (Nov, 16, 2011)
"There are times when they put me down in the box and I get to move around a little bit it's all about our defensive scheme and usually when I am making those tackles, those aren't the tackles I am supposed to be making but it is what it is."

moosedenied " Blog Archive " ‘Til disaster comes along, I’m satisfied…
Aaaaah. There's not a whole lot more satisfying than strutting into the Georgia Dome, bending Roddy White over, and shoving something unpleasant right up his ass. Am I right, Ray Edwards? High five!

Final Day to Bid on Mississippi State Saints License Plates

Mike Smith's approval rating tumbles - NFC South Blog - ESPN
New Orleans’ Sean Payton is the only NFC South coach with an approval rating above 50 percent. Payton is tied for No. 6 in the NFL at 82 percent.

New Orleans Saints set up nicely for stretch run - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Team took over NFC South lead before bye week

John Fox, Mike Smith, Rex Ryan in-game decisions may prove costly - The League - The Washington Post
Three NFL coaches made decisions on Sunday that could threaten their long-term career prospects with their current teams.

Harper picks up defensive player honors for Falcons game play - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
The New Orleans Saints announced today that safety Roman Harper is the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Saints, 26-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

NFC South Stock Watch - NFC South Blog - ESPN
2. Will Smith and Shaun Rogers, Saints defensive linemen. They’re the two players who were the first to get to Michael Turner on the infamous fourth-down play that won the game in overtime for the Saints. Rogers hasn’t had a huge impact most of the season. But he seemed to get a good jump on the snap count and moved right into the hole where Turner was supposed to go.

NFL Power Rankings: Saints No. 3 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
After defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime Sunday, the Saints moved up from No. 4 to No. 3. They are behind only the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers as NFC teams now hold the first three spots in the rankings.

Darren Sproles leads NFL in YAC - NFC South Blog - ESPN
New Orleans running back Darren Sproles has moved into the league lead in yards after the catch (YAC), according to ESPN Stats & Information. Spro

'Stonewall' Jenkins was the impenetrable force for the New Orleans Saints: Film study - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan's weekly breakdown of the Saints game

New Orleans Saints player ramp up charitable work during bye week - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Several New Orleans Saints players are taking advantage of their team's bye week to get involved in various charitable activities. The Saints return to action Nov. 28 in a Monday night game against the New York Giants in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For example, defensive end Will Smith joined the Bridge House/Grace House at the New Orleans Marriott for an...

Saints Featured on NFL Turning Point on Versus Wednesday at 10pm " Saints Gab

Saints Nation: In Depth Look at the NFC Playoff Picture | November

Saints hit the bye in great position for division crown | ProFootballTalk
PFT is checking in on each team during their bye week. The last four teams are up this week, starting with the Saints. Great Position The Saints have been an uneven team, but the end result through ten weeks is a 7-3 record and terrific position in the NFC South.

Brees Nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week

New Orleans Saints Active In The Community Throughout Bye Week

Falcons have gained 18 yards on screens - NFC South Blog - ESPN
New Orleans’ Drew Brees is fourth in screen yardage (233). Brees has completed 37 of 40 screens with one touchdown.

 

LAGNIAPPE:

No, Peyton Manning will not be the next head coach at Ole Miss | ProFootballTalk
"I’ve gotten about 20 or 25 e-mails from people in that regard," Archie Manning said, via the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "I passed that on to Peyton. He said, ‘Just tell them that I’m 0-10 as an assistant for Indianapolis.’"

Kolb was calling out Eagles’ plays to Arizona defense | ProFootballTalk
"During the two-minute drill, you almost feel guilty," Kolb said. "Mike’s sitting there giving the signals, and I’m standing there on our sidelines, screaming at our corners, ‘Hey it’s a go ball, hey he’s running a screen, hey he’s running a slant.’"

 

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