Fleur-de-Links: March 6, 2012

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TWEETS:

If you ever doubted the Evans family loyalty to the , check out my twin!

Great work out... And met the new coaches today... Feeling good...

It's a beautiful day here in the one and only NAPtown..finally we can sit outside and enjoy the best burgers around!!

Saints HC Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis release statement accepting responsibility for the NFL violations. Vow it'll never happen again

For those trying to connect BountyGate to concussion litigation: Talk of bounties as "part of the game" is obviously problem for NFL(1 of 2)

1 of NFL's defenses in concussion litigation is assumption of risk. Players don't assume risk where there was intent to harm. (2 of 2)

Bout to throw the first pitch at my high school... Feeling real blessed!... Go VIKINGS! NSHS

Gettin some PHO before I go to the crib... Good day of getting better...

I'm leaving Thursday for Africa in conjunction with the foundation Pro's For Africa to help with different water projects and hearing aids!

Training...

Have y'all every had...."shoe box, no shoes in em'."

Gregg Easterbrook thinks the Saints are to blame for something a high school coach said "a few years ago." Clearly all Greggs are idiots.

Tournament time is a great time of yr. always games on. Love that.

I don't think we know yet. Not sure we ever will. RT : I thought Bobby McCray was the snitch.

Only one word to describe new commercial - Reminds me on the SB 44 emotions

Heh. He could very well be the snitch though. Who does he play for now? Yep. RT : Was Ayodele paid bounty for peeing on Falcons logo?

Well I forgive ya, Mickey. Damn glad the old man does too. RT : Loomis admitted, "I could have done more. I let Mr. Benson down."

New Orleans Saints are showing how they mean to do business:

Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman said the Saints took cheap shots:

New York Giants talk about hits they took against the Saints:

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Game (Saints-Cardinals) go on sale a week from today at Tickets are priced at $52/ $62/$67

Gregg Williams wasn't alone in the New Orleans Saints bounty issue:

MORE ON "IF ALL THIS WAS GOING ON, WHY DID THE SAINTS D STILL SUCK?-GATE"

Selective outrage about NFL bounties is misplaced - ESPN
The increased attention on player safety, and thus the changing game, would be much easier to accept if it wasn't steeped in hypocrisy. That's why I've tuned out the moral outrage being directed toward the Saints, writes Jemele Hill.

The Real Outrage Of The Saints Bounty Scandal
This is an offseason edition of the NFL roundtable, a partnership between Deadspin and Slate. For more roundtable goodness, go back and read every entry from the 2011 season, from the preseason to the Super Bowl.

Ray's Mailbag: Reaction to Saints' bounties
Answering your questions and commenting on your comments, here is today’s dip into the mailbag. This time, it is an all-bounty edition.

Double Coverage: Bounty overreaction? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Gregg Williams is in the principal's office, Sean Payton has gone underground with Mickey Loomis and the New Orleans Saints have resorted to working o

Gregg Williams' bounty scandal with New Orleans Saints has big ramifications - Don Banks - SI.com

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Sapp: No problem with ‘gas money’ "
"There’s a big difference between a ‘bounty’ — that means putting a price on someone’s head to be taken out of a football game — and gas money. I don’t have any problem with gas money," Sapp said on "NFL Total Access" on Monday. "Because on Saturday night before a game, I’m in a special teams meeting, I’ll tell my L4 and my L5: ‘A tackle inside the 20, that’s $200. You get him inside the 15, I’ll give you $400.’ That’s gas money

One missed call in Saints-Vikings game could have shaped Super Bowl XLIV - Peter King - SI.com
Peter King is a douche.

Scott Fujita says he paid teammates, but not for causing injuries | ProFootballTalk
"Over the years I’ve paid out a lot of money for big plays like interceptions, sacks and special teams tackles inside the 20," Fujita told Peter King of Sports Illustrated. "But I’ve never made a payment for intentionally injuring another player."

Rams will take wait-and-see approach with Gregg Williams | ProFootballTalk
Rams G.M. Les Snead joined PFT Live on Monday for a spot that was scheduled before the news broke regarding the bounty system administered by Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams when he was with the Saints.

Romanowski thinks Saints’ bounty program is being overblown | ProFootballTalk
"I want to press to calm down a little bit and realize and take a look at the sport of football, and realize that it’s a violent sport," Romanowski told 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. "You’re paid, on defense, to knock the living daylights out of people. The harder you hit people, the more you are paid. The more you are respected, the more you are liked, the more you are cheered. It’s a reality."

RANDY MOSS WOWS DURING WORKOUT:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Can Randy Moss help or hurt a well oiled machine? "
NFL Blogs on NFL.com is the only official NFL blog destination for the latest NFL news, NFL fantasy football news, NFL player news, NFL team news, and NFL breaking news.

Randy Moss could fit with Saints - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The news that Randy Moss is working out for the New Orleans Saints is big, simply because names don’t come much bigger when it comes to wide re

Moss workout with Saints "couldn’t have gone better" | ProFootballTalk
The Randy Moss Unretirement Tour officially has begun, with the 35-year-old receiver blowing away the Saints. A league source tells PFT the workout "couldn't have gone better." Moss got in and out of his breaks quickly, and he showed great football intelligence.

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout - CBSSports.com
Eye on Football - Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

LAGNIAPPE:

New Orleans Saints free agency spotlight: Defensive ends - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
First in a five-part series on target positions for the Saints

New Orleans Saints reportedly saved $4.78 million in cap space by altering Will Smith's contract - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints are an estimated $6 million to $7 million under the salary cap

Will Smith deal cleared $4.78 million for cap - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have saved $4.78 million in salary cap space by restructuring the contract of veteran defensive end Will Smith, according to nu

Report: Brees 'livid' about franchise tag - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Just when it looked like things in New Orleans couldn’t get any more bizarre, they have. New Orleans radio station WIST-AM is reporting that Dr

Tim Tebow, Will You Accept This Rose?
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