Fleur-de-Links: October 13, 2012

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY's HEADLINE: Drew Brees has more strong words for Goodell in TIME.com interview.

NOT SURE IF THIS IS FUNNY OR JUST PLAIN SAD:

Pic of me belting out the latest hit with Harry and the guys from One Direction. Think I'll stick to my day job for now

OTHER LESS CRAZY TWEETS:

Bucs announce CB Aqib Talib has been suspended for taking Adderrall. Schiano: "He knows that he made a poor decision that let our team down"

Bucs CB Aqib Talib has been suspended four games, starting Sunday vs. KC, for using Adderall. Talib does not plan to appeal his suspension.

Adderall is a stimulant, specifically an amphetamine. That is why it is banned as a performance enhancing drug.

If anyone wants to know why a drug like Adderall is banned by the NFL, can be traced back to ephedra & the death of Korey Stringer in 2001.

Attention NFL players: If you're partying, and someone hands you a blue pill for a pick-me-up, it could lead to a four-game suspension.

See the bag over the shoulder?! Swaggin

Here's your token horrible bye week joke: I guarantee the Saints won't lose this weekend.

Just saw Northwestern knock the decal off a running backs helmet... True story... The whole decal

": He'll never wash his hands again after shaking hands with " me neither. Cool dude.

Great mornin , nice lol run now it's time to wait in this cal game!!! Legs go fellas! Start a winning streak!

Thinking bout the Red River Shootout, this is my favorite memory! What's urs?

Good morning Saints fans! What are your plans for the bye weekend?

Friday 10 Spot on Saturday: unbeaten Texans have become the farm team for other NFL teams.

Last day out here with at Illinois Trophy Whitetails. Time to defy the elements w/

One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast. ~Robert Brault

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STILL DON'T BELIEVE GOODELL THINKS YOU'RE STUPID? PLEASE READ THIS:

SaintsWin: Opinion & Analysis: The Many Lies of BountyGate
Let's take a short moment to review the cascade of bulls*** that's rained down on us since BountyGate's inception. There's a whole lotta lying going on these days.

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BOUNTYFARCE 2.0:

Drew Brees Talks About Breaking Johnny Unitas’ Record, Roger Goodell | Keeping Score | TIME.com
And so, how that went down, I wrote an email to Roger, to Commissioner Goodell, early in the week, requesting that they be there, and requesting the opportunity to see them afterwards to celebrate the historic moment, if and when we were able to accomplish it. He said he’d get back to me. Next thing you know it was a big media thing.

Drew Brees laments "abuse of power" by league office | ProFootballTalk
"Just the fact that, these unilateral decisions can be made without any kind of oversight, just seems like there’s — and I’m not talking about the decisions that are made when a guy gets a DUI, or when a guy gets a weapons charge, or gets caught making bad decision in that regard," Brees tells Sean Gregory of TIME.com. "You know, it seems like there’s just this abuse of power in a lot of ways when it comes to things like certainly the bounty allegations and accusations."

Players lash out at new bounty discipline - SFGate
Vilma said on Twitter that the new ruling "is not news to me pride won't let him admit he's wrong." Smith issued a statement saying he will continue to explore his appeal options.

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SAINTS LOOKING AHEAD/ BUCS LOSE CB FOR SAINTS GAME:

Saints foresee much more winning after bye week | The News Star | thenewsstar.com
"We got this first win," Brees said in reference to a 31-24 triumph over San Diego last weekend. "It's the best we've played. We've steadily improved each and every week. Even though some of those earlier games didn't result in wins, we feel like we're progressing the way we want to.

Aqib Talib suspended four games, blames Adderall | ProFootballTalk
Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended four games for what he says was using the prescription drug Adderall without a prescription.

New Orleans Saints head into bye with hope for turnaround | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — If the New Orleans Saints can salvage this season, they may look back at their second-half performance against the San Diego Cha…

New Orleans Saints: The Big Picture | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Drew Brees and Marques Colston got their records. The Saints got their first win. Now they’re on a break. What happens next? Was Sunday’s …

After bye, rested Tampa Bay Buccaneers focus on Kansas City Chiefs | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are rested and eager to start playing football again. Coaches and players have reconvened following…

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LAGNIAPPE:

Saints Nation: Is a Chris Ivory Trade in the Works? | October

Chargers Melvin Ingram receives fine for hit on Saints Drew Brees
Chargers Melvin Ingram receives fine for hit on Saints Drew Brees.

Former Purdue QB Drew Brees laments how bad the Big Ten is while living in SEC Country - NFL.com
"You know what? I’m so disappointed… especially because I live in New Orleans and it’s SEC country, and all I hear is SEC football this and that, and I can’t talk," Brees told me. "I can’t say anything because the Big Ten just has not represented well, especially when we play SEC schools, we just get smashed. But, you know? And I don’t want to sound like, ‘Hey, back when I played…’ (old man voice) I felt like, man, late 90s. When I look at some of those (teams, it was impressive)."

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