Fleur-de-Links: Halloween 2012

Wesley Hitt

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Vick remains starting QB for Eagles. Will most likely light up scoreboard against Saints' pathetic defense.

TWEETS:

6 Batmobiles Will be on Display at the this Monday

The Saints have won 7 straight Monday Night Football games. The Saints are 9-2 on Monday night since 2006

The Eagles returned some of their allotment of tickets for Monday night’s game! They're available here:

Candy corn is sumn terrible.. Eeww 😩

The worst Halloween candy ever

Our guest of honor Mr. Tom Benson and his lovely wife Gayle, at the luncheon taking pictures with guests!

Happy Halloween from my baby boy!!!

O snaps!!! Halloween time!!! Lets go! Who's dressin up

How perfect would it be to learn from a mistake and then forget the mistake but remember the lesson?

It's Halloween! What's everybody dressing up as and send a pic!

Good luck to the tonight as they open the regular season at home vs the Spurs!

Happy Halloween! Just left my house and have already seen people in costumes lol. Have a great day everybody

Happy Halloween!

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WEEK 9: EAGLES @ SAINTS:

Vitt: Saints have long road ahead of them | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — Saints interim coach Joe Vitt and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said they have loads of hard work ahead of them after th…

Philadelphia Eagles depth chart: Fletcher Cox takes over starting job - Bleeding Green Nation
Despite being just a rookie, Fletcher Cox has arguably already been the Eagles best defensive lineman in 2012 and it seemed like just a matter of time before he took the starting DT job from Derek...

PFT Live: Eagles searching for answers | ProFootballTalk
Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia joins Mike Florio to discuss the 3-4 Eagles. Should Michael Vick be benched? And will the trade deadline bring any moves? Find out these answers and more.

Andy Reid could be fired by Philadelphia Eagles at season's end - Don Banks - SI.com
He is the NFL's longest-tenured head coach and easily the most successful in Eagles franchise history, and yet, as we have seen happen in other football-crazed towns, it's the weight of all that history that seems to be bearing down on Andy Reid in Philadelphia these days.

For Andy Reid, staying with Michael Vick is staying in character
Andy Reid felt it necessary to pop his head out of the bunker on Wednesday morning and say that Michael Vick is still his starting quarterback.

Delay Suggests Make-or-Break for Vick
The Philadelphia Daily News - Eagles Blog

Reid: Vick still starting QB | Wing Tips
Eagles talk with News Journal reporter Martin Frank

Vick remains the starter in Philly, for now | ProFootballTalk
If Eagles coach Andy Reid has decided to switch from Mike Vick to Nick Foles at quarterback, Reid hasn't told anyone else yet. As pointed out earlier today by Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles released an updated depth chart on Tuesday.

Reid announces Vick will remain starter | ProFootballTalk
Eagles coach Andy Reid isn't scheduled to meet with the media until Thursday. But he opted not to wait another day to put to rest, for now, the question of whether a change will be made at the starting quarterback position.

Eagles at Saints Scouting Report | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans TV/RADIO: ESPN/WTGE (100.7-FM), WWL-AM (870-AM, 105.3-FM) RECORDS: Ea…

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MORE ON THE DEBACLE IN DENVER:

moosedenied » Blog Archive » When Corrections Fail -or- Considering The Compassionate Option
Let's get one thing out of the way right off the bat. If you're of the opinion that what we've been seeing from the 2012 Saints defense in any way even vaguely resembles acceptable, excusable or understandable, then we have nothing to discuss and you might as well go ahead and stop reading now.

Saints simply 'defenseless' in battles these days
In a nutshell, the defensive performance against the AFC West-leading Broncos was atrocious, a primetime nightmare for all the world to see, including the top two men in the Saints' football operations, suspended General Manager Mickey Loomis and suspended head coach Sean Payton.

From the Coach’s Office: Saints–Broncos Analysis
This was the worst example of tackling I can remember witnessing in an NFL game. Tackling can be improved through coaching and repetition. The Saints are failing at both.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Scramble for the Ball: Phantoms
The Saints were great in Adjusted Line Yards last year in every direction except right tackle, where they were still average. This year, things have changed. A higher percentage of runs are going up the middle, 69 percent instead of 58 percent. And the Saints have gone from 4.94 ALY on runs up middle, which was first in the league, to 3.77, which ranks 24th.

Drew Brees' passing game against the Denver Broncos: Graphic - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 34-14 loss to the Denver Broncos

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LAGNIAPPE:

The Batmobile Tour Comes to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Monday
Six cars from the Batman franchise will be on display for fans to see Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

NFL: Kicker Nate Kaeding released by San Diego Chargers off injured reserve, now a free agent - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
NFL: Kicker Nate Kaeding released by San Diego Chargers off injured reserve, now a free agent. NFL: Kicker Nate Kaeding released by San Diego Chargers off injured reserve, now a free agent

NFL midseason grades: Did your favorite team get an A? FOXSports.coms Alex Marvez hands 'em out
The offseason bounty scandal set the tone for what was to come on the field. The Saints are hopeless on defense and rudderless without suspended head coach Sean Payton in the fold.

Steve Spurrier: Alabama could compete in the NFL | ProFootballTalk
Spurrier said on the Dan Patrick Show that he believes this year’s Alabama team is good enough that it could beat some of the weaker teams in the NFL.

Bucs place Carl Nicks on IR
Nicks has been playing with a toe injury for most of the season but apparently the issue has become severe enough to end his year. He is scheduled to have surgery for the ailment -- a torn plantar plate.

Buccaneers s RB Doug Martin, New Orleans Saints lead NFL in drops - ESPN
Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin is tied for the league lead in dropped passes and the New Orleans Saints are tied for the league lead in team drops.

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson confirms Tulane stadium donation | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson talks about donating to Tulane's on-campus football stadium

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