Fleur-de-Links: September 21, 2011

TWEETS:

WWL-TV Sports
RT : The Texans have not trailed at any point in their last 3 games. That is the NFL's longest current streak w/o trailing.

WWL-TV Sports
Tidbit from locker room: Roman Harper said NFL head of officials called Saints to tell them the penalty against Harper was called wrong.

Larry Holder
RB Joique Bell was in the locker room as he's waiting to see his future: practice squad or another team.

WWL-TV Sports
Saints will wear black jerseys this week. Pants color still unknown.
Will Smith said "it was a lonely 2 weeks" to start the season. Said he focused on staying in shape & just glad to be back

Garland Gillen
Jimmy Graham said Jeremy Shockey always told him to play with "his heart on his sleeve". Meaning on-field intensity is here to stay.

New Orleans Saints
Full court press for Jenkins

New Orleans Saints
Ingram talks with the media

Garland Gillen
Over/Under on Saints-Texans game is an eye-popping 53 points.

Saints RapidReports
Saints Payton sending confusing signals to Texans?

Garland Gillen
Brees remembers the passing yardage for the first two games last year, recalled outcomes also. He's sharp on any topic.

Garland Gillen
Brees says Mario Williams doing the same things as last year, only difference is standing up now in 3-4 defense.

Garland Gillen
Brees giving high praise to Texans DC Wade Phillips. Says QBs around the league have a lot of respect for him.

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on ' red zone efficiency (Started 1 of 5, 3 of 9 now): "We’re starting to turn that number around but it needs to improve."

Garland Gillen
Reporter noted to Brees he has 6 TDs, no INTs. Brees knocked on the table right after the statement was made.

New Orleans Saints
When a reporter reminded Brees he hasn't thrown a INT this season, Brees knocked on presser table

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on Texans: I do know that they’re a team that feels like they have a great opp., this year maybe more than any, to make a run at it.

Larry Holder
When asked if he's on a hot streak, Drew Brees said there was still plenty left out on the field and his game still isn't where it should be

WWL-TV Sports
Brees on 3-4 D: "Typically what comes w/ that is a diff. front & a lot more press., just the way they’re able 2 bring it with everybody."

WWL-TV Sports
Payton says Roman Harper got a game ball for his play on defense against the Bears.

Garland Gillen
Payton said Brees is playing at a "high level". Great deep ball so far.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on Brees: ""I’d say he’s playing at a very high level. You start with protecting the ball. He’s doing that very well."

Garland Gillen
Payton playing the "one game at a time" card with Texans game, not even thinking about three road games coming up. Focusing on home turf.

WWL-TV Sports
Payton on Houston: "They’ve gotten off to a real good start and are playing with a lot of confidence, deservedly so."

New Orleans Saints
Payton said Colston is "on schedule if not ahead of schedule" in his rehab

Mike Triplett
Payton said team feels LBs Vilma and Casillas can practice some on Thursday.

Mike Triplett
Payton said Marques Colston did a lot of work on practice field today, aside from team drills. Says he's on schedule, if not ahead.

Garland Gillen
Payton says Patrick Robinson learning curve is increasing very rapidly since training camp.

Mike Triplett
coach Sean Payton formally announced that RB Joique Bell was released. Said team has less freedom since it has to keep two kickers.

New Orleans Saints
Payton on Will Smith "I think he had one of his better training camps. He is in really good shape."

Kevin Spain
Sean Canfield released by ... again


LINKS:

Nothing imminent in contract talks between Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
No deadline has been set, but pace of talks appears to have slowed

NFL Memo Warns Teams On Faking Injuries - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Saints Cut Bell To Bring Smith Back - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Saints / Bears Remix - 'BOOM!' - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

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

Reports: Saints activate DE Will Smith, drop RB Joique Bell
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.

moosedenied " Blog Archive " The Truth and Other Lies
This just in: Jimmy Graham is a monster. PFF has him ranked 2nd in the league overall, behind only Tony Gonzalez. Here's the interesting part though: PFF only has him ranked 5th in receiving. His #2 overall ranking is due to his being ranked 1st in the league in...

Saints Nation: Will Smith Can Put StarCaps Behind Him | September

RB Joique Bell in limbo, Will Smith returns - NFC South Blog - ESPN
As expected, New Orleans defensive end Will Smith returned to practice Wednesday after serving a two-game suspension. Getting their top pass rusher b

Saints safety Roman Harper named NFC Defensive Player of the Week " Saints Gab
The Definitive New Orleans Saints Blog!

NFL sends memo after New York Giants players fake injury (Video)
The comical moment happened early in the game as the Rams were just outside the redzone when two Giants players -- safety Deon Grant and linebacker Jacquain Williams -- dropped to the turf nearly simultaneously.

Several key defensive players miss practice for New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
CB Tracy Porter, S Roman Harper and LBs Jonathan Vilma, Jonathan Casillas all sidelined with injuries

Romo, Harper, Hanson tabbed as NFC's best for Week 2 - Football Wires - MiamiHerald.com
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper and Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson have been chosen as the NFC's top players for Week 2 of the NFL season.

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