Fleur-de-Links: February 24, 2012

TWEETS:

Just played bball for the first time in 2 years. Let's just say it wasn't pretty but hey u gotta start somewhere

": I remember whn y'all had y'all team "Man Down""we need to get Man Down back going. No one wanted to see us. we were the truth

I should not wake up and see all these "pro bloggers" saying where I will end up due to FA, but I needed the good laugh kmsl. Thanx guys!

Im da man You can b the man

Yo.... Lance when the next time you going to hoop cuz I want to run

I don't even know bruh. But I'm not even in new o lol

Lol ok Kool I will see u wen u get back

RT : Man, we want you to stay in the homestate, but you know we will always show you love. Be blessed

For some reason this guy wants to squat the house! Got my legs on jello and my lower back on fire!

Do the same thing and get the same results

We created some Saints Facebook Timeline photos: Use as you wish!

F*** yeah! I just discovered that "that song" is "I Chi Du Dou". Score!

Watch , creator of , talk about leveraging technology to power your network.

Thanks for the tremendous support for us & () in the Saints fans!

I know my boys bout ta go ham at this combine

Why am I waking up so early during the off season? Smh.....I won't complain tho, just gonna thank Him 4 allowing me to see this day.🙏

Wow I wish everyone could experience this weather in Rio.. Why is everyone talking about retirement?? Football season is in sep right

SAINTS:

Former Saints receiver Joe Horn takes on new venture | gulflive.com
Joe Horn is remaking himself as a barbecue-sauce entrepreneur.

Thanks to Steve Gleason, who is a true inspiration: A letter to the editor | NOLA.com

Film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Emmett (Hill Valley, CA): Any idea what is holding up Brees' contract talks? Pat Yasinskas: I think it's just both sides going through the negotiating process and waiting for someone to blink. I have no doubt it will get done.

Saints and Morstead’s Twitter Accounts Honored

Saints to play in Hall of Fame Game to open preseason | wwltv.com New Orleans
For the second time in the Sean Payton era, the Saints will play in the NFL’s first preseason game, the Aug. 5 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, an NFL source confirmed.

Brees 'very confident, very hopeful' about negotiations with Saints | wwltv.com New Orleans
Despite time running short for the Saints and Drew Brees to agree to a new deal before the he becomes an unrestricted free agent, the Saints quarterback believes a contract will still get done.

Rebuilding the Saints - Sports - Jackson Free Press: Jackson, Mississippi
The 2011-2012 season for the New Orleans Saints might be remembered as "the season that might have been."

Drew Brees at Metairie restaurant photos | NOLA.com
BRETT DUKE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Saints quarterback Drew Brees poses with fans at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches in Metairie where it was customer appreciation day Thursday, February 23, 2012.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Andrew Luck passes on throwing at NFL Scouting Combine, too - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He said he was advised not to throw

WalterFootball.com: 2012 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell
Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web, Power Rankings and Much More for the NFL and Other Sports.

NFL Scouting Combine gets under way - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
News and notes from Indianapolis

NFL sets first round for April's draft - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints do not have a first round pick

T.O. makes his IFL debut on Saturday night | ProFootballTalk
This weekend, a variety of activities not resembling football will occur at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. On Saturday night, an activity that more closely resembles football will take place at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.

Schiano starts to build the new Bucs | ProFootballTalk
Getting a coaching staff hired wasn't easy for new Bucs coach Greg Schiano. Now comes the really tough part. Schiano takes over a roster with a lot of youth and a lot of problems.

Dolphins, Chiefs win NFL draft coin tosses | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins won their coin toss with the Panthers, which means the Dolphins will select eighth and the Panthers will select ninth in the first round. The Chiefs won their coin toss with the Seahawks, which means the Chiefs will select 11th and the Seahawks will select 12th.

Manningham prepares to enter free agency | ProFootballTalk
One of the stars of Super Bowl XLVI, whose acrobatic sideline catch fueled the game-winning drive, we’re told that Manningham wants to be paid like a starter. With Hakeem Nicks already getting that kind of money and Victor Cruz wanting the same, Manningham becomes the odd man out.

Height not a problem for Robert Griffin III | ProFootballTalk
Robert Griffin III measures up just fine to be an NFL quarterback. Before the Scouting Combine some concerns were raised that Griffin, Baylor's Heisman-Trophy winning quarterback, was too short for the position.

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