Fleur-de-Links: July 24, 2012

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TWEETS:

Brees "I have all the confidence in the world in our entire offensive coaching staff."

Brees on Vitt "You know what you are going to get out of him. You are going to get an honest answer whether you like it or not."

Check out our full camp schedule to see when you can join us at practice!

Vitt "Preseason games do not count but they do matter." Stressed importance of showing improvement individually & as a team

"What a great, pleasant surprise this player's been. He's just been outstanding," Vitt says of new LB Curtis Lofton.

Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu will be out for the year with a torn pectoral.

": Who is this Jonathon in the Saints media guide? "oh that's me

Vitt said the "us against the world" mentality will be "out the door" once the ball is kicked off during the regular season.

Vitt said DE Akeim Hicks would miss the first few days of camp while mending from his hand injury. Otherwise the team is healthy.

The placed Jon Vilma on the reserve-suspended list.

Hey Followers whats your true definition of PATIENCE!!! Tonight i will give my definition and enlighten u all! Ill post about 9pm

Vitt, Brees & Harper will speak with the media this afternoon starting at 3:30 pm CT. We will post a link to watch it live.

Wassup saints fan and tweet nation Thot 4 2day: Hate is not the first enemy of love. Fear is. It destroys your ability to trust.

Like that! RT : I think this shirt was created with in mind.

NOLA is hot & training camp is a work out. Wouldn’t mind a cold refreshing "Drew Brees" to cool down

My 20 month old is sitting in his high chair asking for the IPad. Kids these days, I tell you what….

2012 Saints Training Camp Presented by starts today! First practice is Thursday.

Looking forward to the intro...great group of guys and the very talented Faith Hill

I definatly enjoyed seeing all of my family and friends over this past month but it's time too get back too business, N.O. Here I come!!

Here we go!!

Our path to SB47 begins today! RT: : Training camp opens today for the New Orleans Saints.

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TRAINING CAMP BEGINS TODAY:

Training Camp: Brees to speak for one of the first times since inking deal | wwltv.com New Orleans
Tuesday is the day Saints fans have been waiting for. Training camp kicked off with an added bonus - quarterback Drew Brees will be there.

Forecast: History says losing coach not fatal to Saints season | wwltv.com New Orleans
Real football is almost here. Thank whatever higher power you believe in for it.

Saints Questions: How much can this year's draft class contribute? | wwltv.com New Orleans
No. 4: The Saints were docked a second-round picks in this past April’s NFL draft as part of the league’s punishment for an alleged three-year bounty program

Saints Camp Watch - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Three thoughts as training camps open around the NFL: One thing I’m certain of: The New Orleans Saints will be coming to camp on a mission. The

NFL Training Camp Preview: Bengals, Chiefs, and Saints | NFL Articles

Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III on my training camp radar - Peter King - SI.com
SATCH NOTE: "Hi, I'm Peter King and I'm so delusional that I think everyone in the world is hanging on my every word."

Saints Nation: Saints Defense Opens Camp Without Vilma | July

Saints Questions: Can Mark Ingram reach expectations in his second year? | wwltv.com New Orleans
No. 5: As soon as the Saints moved up in the 2011 draft to grab running back Mark Ingram, there was going to be pressure on the college standout.

New Orleans Saints are reporting to training camp today - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

Daily Special, July 24, 2012 - Who Dat Social Club
Today’s the day. And even though actual practices on actual fields don’t start for a couple days yet, this is OFFICIALLY (because I so declare it) the end of the Saints’ off-offseason. Now starts the on-offseason, if you know what I mean.

Can Drew Brees carry New Orleans Saints sans Sean Payton? - NFL.com
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.

New Orleans Saints top 25 countdown, Jimmy Graham, No. 2 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Young tight end had breakout performance in 2011

Saints confident as camp opens | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
Even with coach Sean Payton banished from the NFL for the season, along with linebacker Jonathan Vilma, the New Orleans Saints expect to make a run at playing in a Super Bowl on their home field next February.

New Orleans Saints open training camp today; Vilma on reserve/suspended list
New Orleans Saints open training camp today; Vilma on reserve/suspended list.

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LAGNIAPPE:

Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey still in search of a team - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Early this morning former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey thought he might have a chance at landing a job, but it looks like he'll continue

Another Top 5 Draft Pick gets signed - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Three nights before training camp and all through the town, not a creature was stirring; except for the Browns. The team was finally able to ink a deal

What the New Atlanta Falcons Defense Might Look Like with Asante Samuel
When the Falcons traded for Asante Samuel in a pre-draft deal in April, it was a move that was widely overlooked outside of Philadelphia and Atlanta. The addition is a move that should put the rest of the league,

Morstead and Verizon Team Up for Super Bowl XLVII Raffle
Thomas Morstead announced a new charitable venture with Verizon that includes opportunities to win tickets to Super Bowl XLVII hosted in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Saints Punter announced Monday night.

Ricky Williams Foundation has a new, controversial connection | ProFootballTalk
Some call it a cult. Whatever it is, it’s unconventional at best, downright bizarre at worst. And if their methods are being taught to underprivileged children, those children eventually could be persuaded to accept what seems to be a warped set of beliefs.

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