Fleur-de-Links: June 10, 2011

TWEETS:

@Mark_Ingram22 Mark Ingram Well since I'm back in Nola I think it's only appropriate to eat some #Gumbo for lunch lol
@alexbrown96 Alex James Brown Just landed in Vegas and waiting on my brothers to get here...

@camjordan97 cameron jordan Body is itching... Does that make me a hard work fiend... My body needs to run and do drills and lift Smh I have to go workout...

RT : friday gun day wit < Don't forget the abs homie!!!

SAINTS:

EOSB: Saints' o-line middle of the pack in pass protection in 2010 | wwltv.com New Orleans
Pro Football Focus has the Saints ranked lower in team pass protection rankings than you might think. But just how low?

AUDIO: Drew Brees Talks About Raffle, Lockout, Practice - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

''Fans First'' Petition Drive Picks Up Steam - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Archie Manning: No NFL Regular Season Games Will Be Missed in 2011
Audio

Brees says "we have to end this lockout" | ProFootballTalk
Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has been at the front lines of the media phase of the lockout even if not consistently at the bargaining table, has offered from time to time some potentially inflammatory comments.

Malcolm Jenkins mailbag: What's your take on Saints players not attending Tulane workouts? | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints safety answers your questions

NFC South links: What's Vilma's role? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones has been a regular at the Falcons' player-organized workouts since getting cleared by a foot specialist in Charlotte, acc

Some NFL Players Media Ready, Others Not So Much | Who Dat Dish
Editorial of how some NFL players will have a career in broadcasting while others are best suited for just football.

Team checklist: New Orleans Saints | ProFootballTalk
The Saints have already added some big pieces this offseason in Shaun Rogers to go with first round picks Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram. So what else does G.M. Mikey Loomis need to do when the lockout ends? 1. Set a reasonable price for Reggie Bush and stick to it.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Ndamukong Suh still talking about Lions going 16-0 | ProFootballTalk
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said in March that Detroit can go 16-0. Three months later, he's not backing down. "Like I said before, we can go 16-0," Suh told the Detroit News today. "One of the reasons I'm saying this is because we should shoot for the top.

Plaxico Burress says he’s a better pass catcher after prison | ProFootballTalk
The way Plaxico Burress figures it, he's a better receiver now than he was before he went to prison. After all, the degree of difficulty catching passes behind bars was higher. "There weren't a lot of guys throwing perfect spirals in there.

Woodley: Ravens won’t make Super Bowl in "this lifetime" | ProFootballTalk
If the football season starts on time, the Week One tilt between the Ravens and Steelers looks like the best game on the board following the season opening matchup between the Packers and Saints.

Not-so-secret talks expected to resume next week | ProFootballTalk
There were a lot of good signs to take from the latest round of not-so-secret talks between the NFL and the NFLPA* this week, which were capped off by a Manhattan dinner between Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith. (Let's hope Goodell didn't chose to eat at La Familigia.

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