Fleur-De-Links: Saturday, September 24

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Official_Saints  5 Years Ago: "This gameball is going to the city of New Orleans!"twitpic.com/6pwmgm

Official_Saints Full photo gallery from the Saints-Falcons game to reopen the Dome 5 years ago - bit.ly/NOATLpix #NOLA

Mark_Ingram28  Got my #BAMA shirt on today, reppin my school!! Everybody hatin too lol, I love it!! #ROLLTIDEROLL

ChaseDaniel Happy birthday to the one and only @Englishscope24 ....have a great one buddy.

thomasmorstead Thankyou everyone who entered the contest. I give everyone a thumbs up :) Winner announced in 5 minutes #whodat ...say.ly/rQnKHY

T_Porter22  "@JFayson: Gotta love Roscoe's chicken and waffles.twitpic.com/6pxbb7" get ya boi a sunrise #thanks

thomasmorstead Thanks for all the great posts... Keep up with me as I will try to do many more #saints ticket giveaways this season

thomasmorstead  And the winner is..... Tracy Melbourne. Congrats! Please message me to claim. #theleg say.ly/irpKI9

JohnnyPatrick32  At Marcus party.... Jax twitpic.com/6pxyv8

kspainTP check out who our guys think will win #lsu and #tulane games:nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/... #duke #westvirginia

thomasmorstead  The winning quote was..... We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. This...fb.me/19WBIt4f6

Official_Saints  Great video: @NFLFilms' feature on the '06 Saints vs Falcons game to Reopen the Dome (22 mins) hulu.com/w/3pe4

Mark_Ingram28 Just picked momma up from the airport where's @Flintsbadguy@my_ingram134 @Lea_Lele21??!

camjordan94  Cal on the field in two hrs leggo!!!Reppin that cali shirt #gobearslockerz.com/s/141605102

JohnnyPatrick32  Bout to take me a pretty good nap real soon....

Official_Saints Still a few tickets from the Texans allotment left for tomorrow's game - tickets start at $60! bit.ly/NOTX925

Mark_Ingram28 EVERYBODY BLEEDS CRIMSON!! #ROLLTIDE

ChaseDaniel Get Ready! I'm doing another TICKET GIVEAWAY for tomorrow's game! Tweet me a pic in your best #Saints Swag and the most creative wins!

 

From the Saints Sideline

Jonathan Vilma looks like a no-go for the New Orleans Saints vs. the Houston Texans - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Triplett - Dunbar will be thrown into things pretty quickly.

Saints have confidence in Dunbar - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - If New Orleans middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who is listed as doubtful with a knee injury, isn’t ready to play Sunday, the Saints are more than confident in turning to Jo-Lonn Dunbar.

Saints search for ways to slow down Houston’s run game | wwltv.com New Orleans
Handwerger - Gregg Williams wants you to know one thing about the Saints’ preseason game against Houston this year, the one in which the Texans galloped to 208 yards on the ground in their zone-blocking scheme.

Saints LB Jonathan Vilma doubtful, CB Tracy Porter questionable | wwltv.com
Handwerger - The Saints are likely going into Sunday’s noon showdown with Houston with only one true middle linebacker.

Texans RB Foster a game-time decision | sportsnola.com
(Sports Network) - Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans because of a hamstring injury.

Saints DE Junior Galette earning snaps on field, praise | wwltv.com
Handwerger - Before Junior Galette even earned a snap for the Saints during preseason game, let alone a regular season game, New Orleans’ rabid fan base had jumped on his bandwagon, taking the express train wherever he was heading.

Saints’ DE Galette disrupting force | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - If second-year defensive end Junior Galette continues his disruptive ways, he could be promoted to a senior partner in the well-established New Orleans Saints’ pass-rush rotation.

No surprise: Brees going at high level | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - After throwing a career-high 22 interceptions in 2010, Drew Brees would be the first to tell you that he didn’t play up to the high standards he has set for himself in his first 10 NFL seasons.

 

Texans Toast

Five things to watch: Texans at Saints | houstontexans.com
Nick Scurfield

Defense Rising | houstontexans.com
Michael A. Lutz

Week 3 matchups: Texans vs. Saints | Chron.com
John McClain

Texans notes: Jones, Walter healthy enough to play | Houston Chronicle
Dale Robertson - Running back Arian Foster might be "a game-time decision" Sunday.

With Foster in doubt, Tate might put Texans in record books | Houston Chronicle
Dale Robertson - Informed that Foster's recurring hamstring issues might give him a shot at a piece of NFL history in New Orleans on Sunday, Tate sounded nonplused.

Video: Accuscore on Texans-Saints - AFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Posted by Paul Kuharsky - AccuScore runs through the scenarios for Houston at New Orleans.

Dilfer a fan of Houston play-calling - AFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Paul Kuharsky - There is no AFC South representation in Trent Dilfer’s list of three play-callers who are not getting enough credit.

Final Word: AFC South - AFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Paul Kuharsky - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3.

 

Dome Reopening Anniversary

Payton reflects on return to Superdome - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Sunday marks the five-year anniversary of the New Orleans Saints returning to the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina.

Five Years Later: Reopening of the Superdome | neworleanssaints.com
Alex Restrepo

Superdome's destruction, aftermath made for emotional return for workers | NOLA.com
Jimmy Smith - Images are seared into the recesses of Mike Foster's memory: water cascading through gaping holes in the roof, visages of anguish and desperation, hunger and thirst, extreme temperatures exacerbated by the collection of people in refuge from a disaster both natural and man made.

 

Lagniappe

Commentary: Saints bullied Bears but Saints fans were gracious | wwltv.com
Jim Henderson - (HansDat note: Never saw this as a Fanshot or in an F-D-L) Saints fans let their team's work do the talking and were much more hospitable than the Bears' fans had been in recent wins in Chicago.

Terence Blanchard will perform the National Anthem Sunday | nola.com
Mark Lorando

Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Time for a look at the Saturday headlines from around the NFC South.

Checking the injuries that matter most - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - The final injury reports are out, so let's check on the most significant injuries around the NFC South.

Reviewing film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - As usual, we covered all sorts of ground in Friday's NFC South chat.

Final Word: NFC South - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3.

Sunday's NFC South game plan - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Here's my plan for Week 3 Sunday for the NFC South.

Report: Bucs fined for lockout violations - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
The NFL hasn't formally announced any fine against the Buccaneers for having prohibited contact with their players during the lockout. But the league’s official website is reporting that the Bucs have been fined. 

 

V-Roll Roll Call

 


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