Fleur-De-Links: Saturday, April 23

In the Twitter section, Heath Evans grouses about seeing the new elephant movie with his wife, while self-promoting for "Husband of the Year". That just makes me LMAO! (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Welcome to your weekend walk through the Saints-a-bloomin' field of links, tweets, and even a T-P video featuring Mike Triplett and a tanned, rested, and ready James Varney dishing on the DEs in the 2011 Draft Pool!

You'll also find for your reading pleasure: lots of self-promotional tweets from players and Saints figures (surprise!), more coverage of the 2011 NFL schedule, a couple of labor pieces, a ranking of the 2010 draft picks, and an analysis of the NFC South draft history.

What are you waiting for? Make the jump!

Twitter

iWillSmith Let's Get It Hornets! BLUE DAT!!!
T_Porter22 Let's go #hornets
HeathEvans Husband of the yr award for me! I'm watching "Water for Elephants" w/ Beth! Let's just say, it's no longer Good Friday for me!!
alexbrown96 At the Rush game having a good time... http://plixi.com/p/94989177
reggie_bush At Lakers/Hornets game! The energy in here is crazy!!!!http://plixi.com/p/94996212
robyslyfe Remember that cartoon "Bobby's World"...tha boy wit the XXL head = Steve Blake, really how does his head band fit?!
jgoody76 A pageant in a club! #realllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy
T_Porter22 My #hornets had a tough one tonight. It's all good, still have an opportunity to shake back in front another packed house on Sunday!!
jgoody76 Self esteem is a great thing!
MalcolmJenkins Early bird catches the worm.... Gone Fishing
ltorrence24 Very funny Marissa! CBS local reporter @MarissaMike versus the wind http://bit.ly/hen7qZ.
HeathEvans "@Jennabenna10: @HeathEvans well...how was water for elephants? Other than the vampire getting the crap kicked out of him the whole movie.A-
ltorrence24 Only 1 day left on this Lenten Fast, Oh My!
ltorrence24 Shhh, Tricks of the trade! "@IAmBrittanyLyn: Saw this and thought of you, @ltorrence24  bit.ly/eb9FFC"
alexbrown96 At an egg hunt with the kids and friends... This shouldn't be too difficult.. http://plixi.com/p/95192880
alexbrown96 Another Easter pic... http://plixi.com/p/95200645
usama_young28 Gotta b the best part of Sam's club..... In this jount grubbinhttp://plixi.com/p/95200899
karimarbrown Proud daddy @alexbrown96 http://twitpic.com/4oje04
robyslyfe At the #Pacers vs. Bulls game..I got a feel'n that 2nites gonna be a good nite..!
reggie_bush So apparently I wasn't as good as I thought on Words with Friends! Some of you guys killed me! Gotta go practice!
robyslyfe Tha atmospere is crazy in here right now..!
alexbrown96 Does anyone know where I can get my PAC MAN machine fixed?
MalcolmJenkins Check out all the fish me and @bellameaux caught today.twitpic.com/4oklp1
alexbrown96 Damn!!! This kid is something else lmao WOW!!!
MalcolmJenkins This was my biggest one twitpic.com/4okndk
alexbrown96 Hilarious!!!! RT @jaejr: Off to the gym for some Back, Bi's, and cardio. Down to 231! 225 and ready for summer here I come.
alexbrown96 Thats how GATORS do my man.. It is what it is.. RT @JerryAzumah: Noah's Heart doesn't beat, it Pounds! I love his game!    

 

Saints/2011 Draft

New Orleans Saints' outlook at defensive end | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Position is high level of need for team.

Cameron Jordan heads bountiful class of defensive ends for 2011 NFL draft | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Part 8 of 9-part series: Defensive ends.

NFL draft 2011: A closer look at the defensive ends | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Missouri's Aldon Smith a raw prospect.

Saints could target pass rush with top pick | SunHerald.com
Brett Martel (AP) - Sean Payton's success in the NFL began with his ability to conceive of creative offensive schemes that pick defenses apart.

 

NFC South

NFC South draft flashback: The Saints have made drafting look easy | Philly.com
This is the sixth of eight breakdowns looking at the draft history of each division from 2001-2010. In the NFC South, the Saints have marched to the best beat while it has been a tale of two QBs for the Falcons.

Reviewing film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - The NFL draft, especially the future of Cam Newton with the Carolina Panthers, was the big topic in Friday's NFC South chat.

 

2011 NFL Schedule

NFL: Seven teams stuck with three straight road games on 2011 schedule | ESPN.com
Seven teams are stuck with three consecutive road games on the 2011 NFL schedule, John Clayton writes.

Must-know nuggets for 2011 NFL schedule - Stats & Info Blog | ESPN.com
Outside of the NFL Draft later this month, non-legal NFL talk will be at a premium, so you can't blame us if we wanted to share our best schedule-related nuggets.

NFL hasn't set deadline for games' cancellation | ESPN.com
ESPN.com news services - The NFL doesn't have a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.

 

Lockout/Decertification Blues

NFL Labor Pains: The Spending Problem | huffingtonpost.com
Andrew Brandt - Ultimately, all the legal wrangling and courtroom football of this lockout may defer to the core reality of a good number of players needing to start receiving their checks.

No separate lawyers for NFL players - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
(NewsCore) Reports earlier this week of a split between the players in the NFLs ongoing labor dispute appear to have been greatly exaggerated.

 

Lagniappe

Grading/Ranking the 2010 first-round picks - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Alex Marvez - 25. New Orleans cornerback Patrick Robinson (32nd): The early season injuries that wracked New Orleans' secondary pushed Robinson into the starting lineup for four games. Robinson was impressive enough that he may compete for the role on a full-time basis in 2011.

 


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