Fleur-de-Links: March 8, 2012

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TWEETS:

I'm bout to start another countdown... 5 days until free agency starts!

Heh. RT : Remember when used to whine about the not getting any attention from the national press?

nfl: Report: Eli Manning restructures contract, saves Giants $6.75 mill...

": Cali!" I'm in San Diego right now

nfl: Hargrove: Hit on Favre a 'mistake,' but no payment involved: http://t

had fun practice today...met a bunch of the guys, ready for the game tmro!

Jamal givin me some pointers...appreciate ya

goaaaallllllll!!!!!

Sorry LSU fans to offend with my tweet. Here's the real numbers. Nic Saban-3BCS titles "the hat"-1. LSU 3 nat championships. Alabama 14. RTR

I cheated on my FEARS , broke up with my DOUBTS , got engaged with FAITH , and now I'm marrying my DREAMS. <3 Liked this...

Happy Birthday to !

Saints stripped off their title??? Can someone come clean this BS off my TL???

Official 2012 salary cap numbers set to be released to teams by Friday and possibly by end of day today. Will be close to the $120M from '11

Workout time and 4 days till I'm back in Miami.. Then going to to few workouts in the sand.....

It'd be a sad thing but it needs to happen. RT : If Vilma does get cut, how many are fine with it & how many would be upset?

Finally...freedom!!

Freedom from these crutches...relax lol

Everyone please sign the bully petition

C.M.M.C. Continue Mission until Mission Complete! If you don't know what Kony means check out this video:

Looks like the Saints will begin offseason workouts on April 17. Key question: Will franchise-tagged QB Drew Brees attend?

It's hard 2 fit 2 weeks worth of clothes/gear n 1 bag! I got it done! Dubai & Africa 4 the next 2 weeks! Can't wait!

To be the best, you must have the Self Drive & Motivation that nothing will stop you; even when you try to stop yourself..

Gotta work before you eat. Grinding every morning bc your boy is still hungry!!!

MORE ON HOW THE SAINTS ARE EVIL MONSTERS (BWAH, HA, HA, HAAAAA):

Ex-Saint Hargrove: I hit Favre late, but never intended to injure | wwltv.com New Orleans
Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, singled out as one of the players who delivered a late hit to Brett Favre in the NFC Championship.

Saints LB Vilma tweets freedom is his, says it's about getting off crutches | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sent Saints nation abuzz Thursday morning with a tweet. While it wasn't about getting cut, would fans care if it was?

Anthony Hargrove speaks on Favre hit - NFC South Blog - ESPN
We’ve got a new development in the story about the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program. Former New Orleans defensive lineman Anthony Hargr

NFLPA to conduct investigation into Saints bounty system - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
The Associated Press reported that the NFL Players Association will do its own investigation of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty system and asked the league to help set up interviews with the team’s coaches and front-office staff.

Sid Hartman: Grant says officials deserve blame, not Saints | StarTribune.com
Longtime Vikings coach Bud Grant, still one of the sharpest judges of the NFL game, can't understand why league administration didn't look to punish the officiating crew that worked the 2010 NFC Championship Game between the Vikings and Saints, whose responsibility it is to control the physical nature of the game.

Sportsmanship is becoming less relevant: A letter to the editor | NOLA.com

New Orleans Saints fans were cheering loudly when opponents were hit: A letter to the editor | NOLA.com
Re: "Saints players paid to hurt opponents," Page A1, March 3. Football is a sport where men are motivated by money, ego and pride. For those fans who are whining about bad sportsmanship, just don't be a hypocrite and forget when you sat in the Superdome screaming "hit em ... kill em ... get em!" Geaux Saints! Who Dat! I think we will come back stronger! Kathleen Hodgins River Ridge

NFL Videos: NFLPA to review Saints' violations
Steve Wyche reports that the NFL Players Association is set to begin a comprehensive review of the reported violations of the New Orleans Saints.

DREW BREES:

Drew Brees surprises with selfish turn - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
New Orleans Saints will be hurt by Drew Brees selfish turn Drew Brees surprises with selfish turn

Drew Brees throws his support behind petition to change R-rating on anti-bullying documentary | NOLA.com
Saints QB urges Twitter followers to sign petition to persuade MPAA to reconsider

LAGNIAPPE:

Saints TE Graham to host youth football camp | wwltv.com New Orleans
Jimmy Graham continues to find ways to make himself beloved in the New Orleans area.

Leading Off: The Classy Goodbye - NYTimes.com
Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Colts' owner, Jim Irsay, managed to be honest and humble as they went their separate ways.

Saints Nation: Brian De La Puente Returns to Saints To Play... Guard? | March

Salary cap mystery an issue for the New Orleans Saints
The unofficial salary cap number could be the cause of some of the problems for working out contracts for the New Orleans Saints.

Free agency math not in New Orleans Saints' favor - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Team soon must decide whom it will bring back, cut loose

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

New Orleans Saints re-sign center Brian de la Puente - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
de la Puente was exclusive rights free agent

Top 30 free agents: New sheriff in town, a certain QB at No. 1 - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
You knew Peyton Manning was gonna be No. 1. Pete Prisco reminds us that DE Mario Williams and CB Brandon Carr at Nos. 2-3 remind of us of the state of the NFL.

MOST RIDICULOUS ITEM OF THE DAY:

New Orleans Saints Should Trade Drew Brees and Build for the Future | Bleacher Report
Sounds crazy, right? Not really. The reason Drew Brees hasn't signed his offer is due to greed. The team offered Brees more than $18.5 million per season and a $30 million signing bonus...

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