Fleur-de-Links: SighofReliefday, July 14



Thomas MorsteadI'm a little disappointed that Twitter did NOT crash yesterday when Drew signed his contract... #WHODAT

J Wilbanks@thomasmorstead it's part of the antiSaints conspiracy. We'll crash it after the Dome Field SB victory. #geauxdat

Garland GillenAfter Brees new contract announcement there was no change in Super Bowl Odds or week #1 line (-9.5 over Redskins). (via @Johnny_Detroit)

Grandmaster WangDrew signed, camp in <2 weeks. Time to get stupid loose: http://wp.me/pe2Nq-1jb

skooks@moosedenied I am laughing too hard at the graphic to read the post

Garland GillenGlad Brees and Gordon contracts done. Now time to focus on #SEC Football Media. They start Tuesday in Hoover.

skooks @moosedenied Also now I'm kind of sad that ANTHONY WRIGHT, B******! never got to see the light of day.

The Angry Who DatThis was NOT a waste of time http://wp.me/pe2Nq-1jb via @moosedenied

Jermon BushrodView from the course http://instagr.am/p/NE6ryAGzNj/

Jonathan Vilma "@ackerst: @JonVilma51 nexr time u talk to Goodell, ask him about this. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/13/chiefs-preached-kill-the-head-and-the-body-will-die-too/#comments"tweet him and ask him. Tell me wat he says

Jimmy Graham"@DarrenSproles: Hahahaha RT @DarrenSproles and @TheJimmyGraham cant wait to see y'all on that field http://lockerz.com/s/225000924"That's hilarious"

MIfoundationThe first day of The Mark Ingram Football Camp with all the kids. #WINNING http://pic.twitter.com/cl3wvKIx

Mark Ingram "@MIfoundation1: The next possible @TheJimmyGraham at the Mark Ingram Football Camp? http://pic.twitter.com/ncMciDyW" found Lil Jimmy!!

MIfoundationCoach @Mark_Ingram28 and the kids at camp. http://pic.twitter.com/bKvIBvL7

Reid G. Can't think of any reason why I shouldn't celebrate again tonight.

Johnny PatrickI wouldn't change who I am or who I became if I could...

Jimmy Graham@Mark_Ingram28 don't hate on Gingers...We are taking over the world...Blake Griffin and Sean White.

Saints Nation BlogHe's at it again folks RT: @roddywhitetv I guess mattie man icee gettin $105 mil cuz he better then Brees, ya heard? #rappin #realtalk

The Angry Who DatBack to normal http://j.mp/AWD_001


Didja Hear? Drew Brees Signed!!

Stone Cole Crazy | moosedenied.com
GMW - Never underestimate the ability of a total dips*** to pull some kind of utterly inane, completely baseless, deliberately contrarian "point" right out of his a**, and then construct a 1000-word "argument" expounding on the aforementioned utterly inane point based on "reasoning" even world-renowned critical thinker Roddy White would consider specious.

A Taste of Normal | The Angry Who Dat
Yesterday was a beautiful day, wasn’t it? I don’t have to tell you that. It was magical, exhiliarating, normal.

Daily Special, July 14, 2012 | Who Dat Social Club

Saints Nation: Brees Deal Spells Relief in a Trying Offseason | thesaintsnation.com
Andrew JUGE!!!!!!!!

Drew Brees' $100 million deal was a win for all involved | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - New Orleans Saints, fans, star quarterback all get what they want.

Brees Deal Is Rare Good News for Saints | NYTimes.com
Zach Berman - An agreement on a five-year deal worth $100 million for Drew Brees, the star quarterback, arrives as the Saints are coming off an off-season of scandal and suspension.

NFL32OT Video: Drew Brees' deal done | ESPN.com
Sara Walsh and Antonio Pierce discuss Drew Brees' new contract with the New Orleans Saints; Jerry Rice breaks down Matt Forte's contract situation; and the NFL32 crew discusses the Jacksonville Jaguars' offseason moves and Maurice Jones-Drew.

Video: Impact of Drew Brees signing | nfl.com
Warren Sapp says the Saints are breathing a sigh of relief knowing that they finally have stability with Drew Brees back at the helm.

Drew Brees rejuvenated by New Orleans Saints deal | NFL.com
Marc Sessier - Six years ago, Drew Brees languished in a hospital room. Coming off surgery to repair the torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, the former San Diego Chargers quarterback was at a crossroads. (Includes video interview with Mike Triplett.)

Drew Brees will earn more than entire Saints offense | NFL.com
Brian McIntyre - How big is Drew Brees' haul this season? If he really wanted, the quarterback could foot the bill of all of the salaries the Saints will pay offensive starters in 2012, minus his own, of course.

Drew Brees' deal allows Saints to refocus on football | NFL.com
Drew Brees and the Saints finally ended their contract squabbles Friday. Following a tumultuous offseason, Marc Sessler writes that the Saints took a big step towards normalcy with the signing.

Brees surpasses Brady in annual salary | ESPN.com
James Walker - There is a new sheriff in town – at least monetarily.

Breaking down Drew Brees' deal | ESPN.com
Andrew Brandt - The deal is finally done. After two years of haggling, the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees have reached common ground.

New Orleans Saints and QB Drew Brees Agree to Terms on a 5-Year Deal | neworleanssaints.com
In 2011, Brees was named the Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year, FedEx Air Player of the Year and earned his sixth trip to the Pro Bowl.

Brees gets 5-year deal | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - After a distraction-filled offseason, the New Orleans Saints and their anxious fans figured the team was due for some good news.

Brees: I Couldn’t Be Happier | neworleanssaints.com
QB Drew Brees spoke with WWL Radio’s Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic and Saints OT Zach Strief about his new deal with the Saints Friday night.

Mickles: Brees finally gets deal | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - I wish I had $100 for every time I was asked over the past 51/2 months when Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints were going to get together on a new contract.

Teammates happy Brees’ deal completed | The Advocate
New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead couldn’t help but think about the irony of the date after star quarterback Drew Brees agreed Friday to a five-year, $100 million contract to remain with the team.

Brees on WWL 870 AM: 'Can't wait to get back to work' | wwltv.com
Drew Brees went on WWL AM 870 hours after signing the NFL's largest annual contract in history.

Brees excited by surreal $100-million deal | wwltv.com
Tania Dall - The Drew Brees saga is finally over, to the tune of $100 million dollars. The 33-year old quarterback reached a long-term deal with the Saints Friday.

Brees' Signing Marks First Saints 'Win' Of Tumultuous 2012 | sportsnola.com
Brian Allee-Walsh - The 2012 NFL regular season hasn't started and already the New Orleans Saints are in the win column.

Drew Brees 'deserves to be the highest paid player in the league,' says New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Loomis makes statement on Brees' new five-year, $100 million deal.

Drew Brees' $100 million deal best in NFL but far from tops in pro sports | NOLA.com
Ryan Jones - NBA, MLB players all earn more.

New Orleans Saints fans, teammates can breathe easy now that Drew Brees is signed | NOLA.com
Alex Cassara - Quarterback is first NFL player to exceed $20 million per season.

Drew Brees ready to work now that contract saga ended with $100 million deal | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - 'The season cannot start fast enough' for New Orleans Saints quarterback.


Everything Else

Sean Payton coaches sixth-graders after Saints fallout | NFL.com
Marc Sessier - Sean Payton will be on a sideline this season after all -- it just won't be in the NFL. The suspended Saints coach will be working with his son's sixth-grade football team.

Film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - It’s a good thing we started Friday’s NFC South chat a little early because we had to end it a little early. That was due to the fact that Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints agreed to a contract about 45 minutes into the chat and I had to jump out to get to work on my column.

Around the NFC South (Drew Brees edition) - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - Let’s take a look at the Saturday morning headlines from around the NFC South. But let’s be clear up front this is mostly about New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and his new contract because that’s one of the biggest offseason stories of the year.

Saints Questions: Can Marques Colston earn a Pro Bowl berth finally? | wwltv.com
Marques Colston came into the NFL in the seventh round of the 2006 draft. Ever since, he has been one of the NFL’s most underrated and undervalued players.

New Orleans Saints top 25 countdown: Curtis Lofton, No. 12 | NOLA.com
Expect good season from new linebacker.

Ex-New Orleans Saints coordinator Gregg Williams resolute during suspension | NOLA.com
Golf fundraiser shows who Williams really is, his friends say.


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