Fleur-de-Links: January 11, 2012

TWEETS:

Jeff Duncan
injury report: S Roman Harper (ankle), TE John Gilmore (toe) & WR Lance Moore (hammy), did not practice.

Jeff Duncan
RT : Limited at Wed. practice for N.O were LB Vilma (knee), LB Casillas (knee). WR Meachem (knee) was full participation.

Jeff Duncan
The injury to Roman Harper is a new one and its significant. Don't remember seeing him get injured vs. DET. Harper is key to run D.

Jeff Duncan
Harper is a tough hombre. I'll be surprised if he doesn't play thru the injury. But it could undoubtedly affect him on the field.
We're workin hard ovr here...

I love sticking up for his QB

This nydn.us/xnShGZ by is false. If "unnamed sources" want to attack Mark, man up and put your name to it

Jonathan Vilma
We're workin hard ovr here...

. talks about playoffs, the yards record & his sons' Christmas gifts on

Who Dat Nation! Don't Talk About It! Be About IT! Back the boys and give back! TCYNOW.ORG

Saints Sideline
Times-Picayune: St. Louis Rams will interview New Orleans Saints line coach Aaron Kromer: report

Jeff Duncan
Everybody loves a winner: being raided for coaching/front office talent. CJ to Tulane; Kromer, Reiprish interviews w/Rams, Colts.

Only if this passport could talk.. I'll be in Cuba in 30 be fishing in 17hrs.

New Orleans Saints
Brees' press conference

New Orleans Saints
. drew a media crowd yesterday

Lance Moore
Hope everyone has a great hump day haha, take that however you'd like lol




SAINTS @ 49ers:

New Orleans Saints' Lance Moore, Roman Harper hope to play against San Francisco 49ers - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Both players participated in individual position drills Wednesday

49ers' Harbaugh, Smith Discuss Saturday's Game

New Orleans Saints injury report: Lance Moore, Roman Harper, John Gilmore don't practice - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Jonathan Vilma, Jonathan Casillas are limited

Payton: "Harbaugh is Coach of the Year and There’s Not a Close Second."

Brees Anxious to Play on the West Coast

49ers Up for Saints Attack

Thomas fresh for Saints' playoff run - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
NEW ORLEANS -- One of Pierre Thomas’ teammates referred to him as "an animal" after the Saints’ playoff opening triumph over Detroit.

View from the trenches: how 49ers can beat Saints | PressDemocrat.com
SANTA CLARA — To continue its playoff coverage, The Press Democrat sat down with a member of the current 49ers organization to break down the upcoming matchup with the New Orleans Saints.

Crew of Drew: Brees leads Saints on and off field - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
METAIRIE -- Drew Brees has clearly established himself as an elite NFL quarterback with New Orleans.

San Francisco 49ers notebook: Alex Smith wants to outscore Drew Brees, not outpass him - Inside Bay Area
S.F. wont changeoffense vs. Saints, quarterback says

San Francisco 49ers legends discuss the present -- and reminisce about The Catch - Inside Bay Area
"Their defense is scary," Montana said, speaking of the current team. "I'm not sure anyone wants to line up against them right now. The Saints are playing really well, but I guarantee you, in their mind, they're thinking about that defense."

Saints coach says slight over phone call is 'bogus' - Sacramento Sports - Kings, 49ers, Raiders, High School Sports | Sacramento Bee
Get Sacramento sports scores on the Sacramento Kings, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Sacramento high school sports at The Sacramento Bee

Alex Smith: I don’t care how my yardage compares to Drew Brees | ProFootballTalk
San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith was asked this week whether he has any hope of passing for as many yards as New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees when the teams meet on Saturday. Smith said he's not the least bit worried about that. "I don't care," Smith said. "I really don't care.

Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Let's take a look at the top Wednesday morning headlines from around the NFC South. Jacksonville’s hiring of Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike

Coaches downplay lingering grudges in upcoming playoff game between New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Both coaches were on their best behavior this week

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh refute report on preseason phone call, blitzes - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Some of the 49ers said they were surprised the Saints blitzed so much

Drew Brees ready to stand up to fierce foe on the road - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints quarterback says 49ers provide a hostile environment

Former New Orleans Saints center Jonathan Goodwin helps bolster San Francisco 49ers' offensive line - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He said the 49ers need to learn from the mistakes in that preseason game

NFL playoff brackets, game dates and times - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

LAGNIAPPE:

Rams to interview Saints assistant Aaron Kromer | ProFootballTalk
With reports swirling that Jeff Fisher will decide his destination soon, the St. Louis Rams are not acting like a team that has its coach in place. Instead, the Rams are interviewing other candidates, and next in line is Saints offensive line coach and running game coordinator Aaron Kromer.

St. Louis Rams will interview New Orleans Saints line coach Aaron Kromer - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The New Orleans Saints have given permission to the St. Louis Rams to interview offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for their head coaching vacancy, according to various reports and league sources. It's unclear when that interview will take place, though FOX's Jay Glazer reported it may happen in San Francisco. The Saints will travel to San Francisco Thursday in...

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers the best possible Super Bowl XLVI matchup - Don Banks - SI.com
4. Saints-Patriots -- Drew Brees vs. Brady, with an undercard of offensive guru Sean Payton matching wits with noted defensive savant (not this year) Belichick would be fun. You'd also have the two best young tight ends in the NFL -- Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham -- competing to see who could be the first MVP-winning tight end in Super Bowl history.

Looking back at 2011 NFL draft - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Kiper gave the Saints a C+. Based simply on this year’s production from defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram, I’d say that’s fair. But this is kind of like Atlanta. The Saints gave up their 2012 first-round pick to get Ingram. Let’s see how his career plays out over the next couple of years before making any calls on this one.

New Orleans Saints may brace for cold early if facing Packers in NFC Championship - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Reports surfaced Tuesday on the Internet that, should the Saints and the Packers win their divisional playoff games this weekend, New Orleans would shift its operations north to prepare for the game in Green Bay. No Saints official would confirm or comment on such reports. However, a source familiar with negotiations the team has held with various locations said...

Jack Del Rio replacing Gregg Williams as DC of the New Orleans Saints?
The possibility of Williams leaving the Saints has nothing to do with his coaching abilities, or because he has fallen out favor with head coach Sean Payton.

Lions offense could look a lot like the Saints' with a healthy Best and Leshoure

Drew Brees' passing game against the Detroit Lions: Graphic - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 45-28 playoff win over the Detroit Lions last Saturday.

VIDEO:

HC Sean Payton's Press Conference 1/10/12

QB Drew Brees' Press Conference 1/10/12

HC Sean Payton's Press Conference 1/11/12


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