Fleur-de-Links: January 20, 2012

TWEETS:

Jeff Duncan
Drew Brees on the hiring of DC Steve Spagnuolo: "I think it’s awesome. I couldn’t be happier. "

Welp....see u soon Vegas!

Jeff Duncan
Here it is... RT : Many factors contributed to loss to . Film study by
Ahhh.. refreshing! Haha

Chris Ivory
Bout to smash this..

Chris Ivory
Call me chef Ivory!

Brees' Conference Call: Audio - Quotes -

cameron jordan
RT : Cancer men... Are some of the best to ever walk this place called earth

Jeff Duncan
QB Drew Brees (perhaps you've heard of him) would be "beyond stunned" if new contract isn't worked out:

Jeff Duncan
Brees on potential cap ramifications: "Put it this way--I’m not worried 1 bit about my contract or our ability to keep guys @ key positions"

Jeff Duncan
Brees: "My No. 1 priority is keeping our team together & making sure we have the rt guys in rt positions to make a run @ this 4 a long time"

Jeff Duncan
Brees said he would like to sign his contract before FA: "The fact is we’re all very confident that a deal will get done sooner than later.

Jeff Duncan
Brees on Gregg Williams: "I think he did a tremendous job with our defense, helping to create an attitude and just kind of this mentality."

Feelin good, livin better

Jeff Duncan
More Brees: "& we’re better for having Coach Williams here for 3 yrs. I like to think he’s a better coach for having been here for 3 yrs.

Jeff Duncan
Drew Brees on Gregg Williams' departure: "Just like in anything, there’s a time maybe when, you know, it’s kind of run its course."

Jeff Duncan
Finally finished -49ers film study. I took extra time & went into more detail than normal on this one. Should be up on Nola.com soon.

New Orleans Saints
Brees: "Each & every day I think about what can I do today to make my team better & this city better. That is my mentality."

hey man when you ready to take on the golf course....

Garrett Hartley
what a morning.... first time sleeping in till 10 in i dont know how long.. redbull to jump start it and HERE...WE...GO!!

Homemade blueberry/banana oatmeal pancakes for brunch! Not too bad at all!!

New Orleans Saints
Brees on records/awards "I haven’t been able to enjoy it yet. I have tried not to turn on the TV. I have been full-time daddy this week."

New Orleans Saints
Brees credited Payton, Loomis & scouting department for always filling holes on staff & roster with "the right type of people."

New Orleans Saints
Brees on Saints coaches taking new jobs"All you can be is happy for those guys because it’s the next stage in their life."

New Orleans Saints
Brees said this was the hardest year to let go "Maybe it gets harder as u get older because u don’t know how many opportunities u will have"

cameron jordan
Pondering how long would I take to grow a good sized afro... Maybe it's time to start now

Chase Daniel
Vegas this afternoon! Can't wait for a fun weekend. Gonna be a blast!

Greg Romeus
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results


SpagNOLAmania:

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thinks Steve Spagnuolo hire is "awesome" - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Brees praises departed defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and replacement Spagnuolo

Saints had stability over Eagles in Spags watch
If the Eagles were in fact in the hunt for Steve Spagnuolo to be their defensive coordinator, the New Orleans Saints had one trump card: Stability.

Steve Spagnuolo Swaps Places With Gregg Williams, Becomes New Orleans Defensive Coordinator | The Big Lead
Steve Spagnuolo designed a defense to beat the Saints this year, and now gets a chance to help them to the Super Bowl next year.

The Saints Hire Steve Spagnuolo As Defensive Coordinator " NFL Gridiron Gab
Are you ready for some football?

New Orleans Saints reportedly will hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He would replace Gregg Williams

What do you think of the New Orleans Saints hiring of Steve Spagnuola? Poll - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Vote and then tell us your thoughts

Steve Spagnuolo the right man at the right time for the New Orleans Saints defense - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
New defensive coordinator brings sterling reputation, track record of success

Steve Spagnuolo reportedly set to become New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Ex-Rams coach's defenses largely built around a 4-3 formation

Spagnuolo agrees to take over Saints’ D - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
METAIRIE -- Former St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has reached an agreement to become the defensive coordinator for the Saints.

S.O.S. to Spagnuolo: Save Our Saints!!
Chicks in the Huddle

Three thoughts: Spags, Castillo and the 'D' | Philly | 01/20/2012
Taking a step back, it's not difficult to see why Spagnuolo found the Saints' job attractive.

LAGNIAPPE:

Former New Orleans Saints assistant John Bonamego leaves for job with Jacksonville Jaguars - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Bonamego was assistant special teams coach

Brees will be "beyond stunned" if he and the Saints don’t make a deal | ProFootballTalk
Saints coach Sean Payton said this week that soon-to-be free agent quarterback Drew Brees will be back with the team. Today Brees said he agrees with that sentiment completely.

Brees: "My No. 1 Priority is Keeping Our Team Together"

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Keeping Up With the Smiths
Saturday's Saints-49ers game was one of those rare games that is enjoyable both while watching it live and when rewatching it for article research. This game was incredibly physical and featured a ridiculously fast defense flying all over the field. It was everything the SEC claims to be, but with the added sprinkle of actual offensive execution.

Should Giants Fans Worry About Safety at Candlestick? - NYTimes.com
It has been a special season for the 49ers, but the city, the team and its fans are answering questions about unruly behavior at Candlestick Park.

Drew Brees optimistic about contract - NFC South Blog - ESPN
In a conference call with the New Orleans media Friday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he’d be "beyond stunned if he doesn’t re

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram will host a youth camp - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The camp will be at Tulane on May 5 and 6

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees would be 'beyond stunned' if new contract isn't worked out - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Brees said his No. 1 priority this offseason is keeping the team together

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees still feels 'sting' of playoff loss - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Brees said he's tried to avoid the TV all week but expects to 'decompress' soon

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