Fleur-de-Links: October 9, 2012

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: The ball thrown by Brees to break Unitas's record arrives at Canton.

TWEETS:

The ball thrown by to break Johnny U's record has arrived in Canton.

Dude sits down in the middle seat shoulders wide as mine smelling like a fresh box of marlboro's yaaay imma have a headache

Got our first win, back home, its gonna be a good bye week

You can't go wrong w a chicken burrito or burrito bowl! RT : First time trying chipotle today! Any suggestions ?

I'm not allowed to retweet , but he totally just tweeted his 2013 Saints draft pick prediction TO Jeff Duncan.

"Think of a number. Double it. Add six. Half it. Take away the number you started with. Your answer is three."

The exercise bike strikes again lol

Nope I'm in the training room getting this hami right! RT : Are you in Columbus already?

Heading to Illinois after some whitetails with and my boy Josh. Stay tuned.

Rookie RV driver. 5 hrs down, 8 to go.

RT : 13.8% of the NY market watched Jets-Texans. 34.4% of Houston did...so thankful 2 play in a city where the fan base cares!!

Are these guys on actually trying to justify a fan/s cheering for a player who gets injured.

Good luck to the tonight in their preseason home opener against the Bobcats at the !

Brees has been nominated for the NFL’s FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award! Vote here:

Also, the Saints win vs the Chargers was nominated for the NFL’s Never Say Never Moment of the Week! Vote here:

": I thought your suspension was lifted. Why aren't you playing yet?" I'm on pup...means can't play the 1st 6wks

": Does the bye week count?" yes

Woke up thinking 1-4 sounds MUCH better than 0-5...still have to grind grind grind

Me and my boy headed to jersey.. My first trip there...

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MORE ON SAINTS GETTING THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON:

Saints’ Brees nominated for two weekly NFL awards | Black and Gold

Saints passing game rises to top of NFL rankings | Black and Gold

New Orleans Saints finally produce a pass rush, even when they weren't blitzing: Film study - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints blitzed on 13 of the Chargers' 51 drop-backs in 31-24 victory

New Orleans Saints play-by-play observations from Week 5: Film Study Part 2 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Highlights from Saints' 31-24 victory over San Diego Chargers

SaintsWin: Analysis & Opinion: Week Five, Chargers at Saints: Deus Ex Machina
With Sean Payton agonizingly and helplessly watching the game fall apart from the late second quarter to the early third, a gift suddenly appeared to alter the game's course: a lone penalty flag.

Handwerger: Hope kept Saints season alive and now there's more of it | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints offensive lineman Ben Grubbs once opined the only thing man is granted is hope. It’s not far-fetched to say that before Sunday night, that’s about all the Saints had to show for itself after an 0-4 start to this anything-but-normal season.

Saints TE Graham, CB Greer get medical checks Monday | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham spent part of his Monday going through a medical checkup to determine the severity of an ankle sprain, interim coach Aaron Kromer said.

Saints victory over Chargers much more than just a win | wwltv.com New Orleans
On Sept. 30, the New Orleans Saints were in position to steal a win at vaunted Lambeau Field.

Greetings From Belize - Who Dat Social Club

New Orleans Saints interim coach Aaron Kromer from Monday's press conference: replay - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Aaron Kromer goes over the Saints' plan for the bye week

Norv Turner has no problem with calls in Sunday night loss | ProFootballTalk
A trio of tough calls helped turn a potential win for the Chargers on Sunday night into a loss. After the game, however, San Diego coach Norv Turner wasn't inclined to complain about the officials.

Chargers Robert Meachem gets the welcome mat pulled out from the Saints
Chargers Robert Meachem gets the welcome mat pulled out from the Saints.

New Orleans Saints Steve Spagnuolo gets defensive for his secondary unit
New Orleans Saints Steve Spagnuolo gets defensive for his secondary unit.

Saints Fans Agree: 1-4 Never Felt So Good
Never in my million years as a Saints fan did I ever imagine I’d tear up watching my team win a regular season game. But last night, as the clock ticked down to zero and the Saints’ defense surprisingly came through against the Chargers, I could feel something strange happening.

Best and Worst of NFL Week 5
There were plenty of big story lines this week. SportsCenter will play all of them on repeat for the next 72 hours. But if you want to get the scoop and avoid seeing the "Discount Double Check" commercial 63 times (and not the good one with B.J. Raji), allow us to break down the highlights and low-lights of week 5, in a way that only the Chicks can. Let’s Hit it and Quit it, people!

Saints Nation: Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades vs. Chargers | October

Mickles: Win gives Saints much needed momentum | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
In sports, especially in the NFL, rarely does one win cure what ails you. But you would have had a difficult time telling that late Sunday …

Saints have week off to savor first victory | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — For the first time in five weeks, Saints defensive end Junior Galette was able to sleep Sunday night. After the team’s first fou…

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THE STREAK:

Brees’, DiMaggio’s streaks hard to compare | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — The comparison seems natural: Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak vs. Drew Brees’ touchdown streak. But to Bob Costas, trying to make …

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LAGNIAPPE:

NFL Draft: Top college defenders to watch for 2013
There are some solid defensive players in the 2013 draft, both seniors and underclassmen. Upgrading the defensive talent is a real need for the New Orleans Saints.

NFL Power Rankings -- Week 5 | wwltv.com New Orleans

New Orleans Saints re-sign cornerback Elbert Mack, release Barrett Ruud - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Mack adds insurance for injured CB Jabari Greer

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