Fleur-de-Links: July 25, 2012

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TWEETS:

. in his new Saints uniform

Colston at the photo shoot

Can't wait to see our fans tomorrow out at camp... Best fans a team could ever ask for HANDS DOWN!

Here are the preseason Power Rankings. Got it right.

Shame your credibility is for s** & nobody listened RT : Been telling you for weeks Jags have no intention of giving MJD new deal

"Salmon" a color invented so wives/ girlfriends could get their men to wear pink

Henderson & at the .photo shoot

neworleanssaints's photo

I got a 90 min break so I get to come home to this

Just finished the conditioning test this morning..3 300 yard shuttles. It's not the running that's hard, it's the anxiety and anticipation

anxiety and anticipation??? You run them in 45 seconds...

Just finished up some morning meetings and the conditioning test (I passed 😊) bout to take a little break then were back at it.

. in the photo shoot

2nd day of training camp & episode #4- looks like the competition is on

Mr. .

Donta Walker and myself are About to speak to a prestigious group of athletes Mississippi's football dandy dozen

Players are taking their photos for . Here is !

Staying up on my tunes during training camp with my new special edition headphones from .

fans it's here.. Camp starts tomorrow.. I miss football... All the negative people and things are out the way...

The Saints gloves for this season!

300 Yard Shuttle conditioning test! Looks pretty good from the sideline with &

You could win Super Bowl tickets by just cutting your hair or a raffle RT Win my tickets

Try winning division first. ": Panthers player took an ad out in today's paper saying the team will win the Super Bowl."

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SAINTS TRAINING CAMP

Joe Vitt: "There's No Place I Would Rather Be"

Drew Brees Says He is Excited About the Unknown

Roman Harper Talks About the New Defense

Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to change scheme, not style | wwltv.com New Orleans
Roman Harper sees the hiring of Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator less an indictment on how the New Orleans Saints played defense lately and more as a way to freshen up the scheme.

Saints Questions: What will Jimmy Graham do in his third year? | wwltv.com New Orleans
No. 3: You always hear about a sophomore slump, a second-year meltdown in the NFL. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham didn’t have that.

Sean Payton has set up team for success in absence | wwltv.com New Orleans
For the first time in his career with the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Drew Brees walked into the team’s Metairie headquarters and didn’t see Sean Payton.

CBA isn’t inhibiting Saints from installing defense, scouting rookies | wwltv.com New Orleans
When the New Orleans Saints released their training camp schedule, the one thing that stood out more than any other was the lack of two-a-days.

Saints questions: What do the Saints do at place kicker in 2012? | wwltv.com New Orleans
As we wind down the hours now until the Saints' first practice of the 2012 season, we're finishing up our series of 20 Saints questions.

Saints still pondering next coach - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
It sounds as if players won’t be the only ones competing for positions in the New Orleans Saints' training camp.

Worst weather camps in NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Weather Channel has its list of the "worst weather NFL training camps’’ and the NFC South dominates the top 10. No surprise. It

Drew Brees gives the New Orleans Saints hope to boldly go where no NFL team has gone before - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
More than ever, this is his team

Drew Brees eager to face 'the unknown' with 2012 New Orleans Saints after bounty scandal - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Drew Brees says hes excited about the unknown as the New Orleans Saints look to bounce back from the bounty scandal. Drew Brees eager to face the unknown with 2012 New Orleans Saints after bounty scandal

Discussions on Vitt’s replacement in "infantile" stages | ProFootballTalk
With Saints coach Sean Payton suspended for the season, Joe Vitt will serve as the interim head coach. With Vitt due to start a six-game suspension once the regular-season begins, the Saints will need an interim interim head coach.

Saints Make Roster Moves

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is up to the task in more ways than one - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
On-field challenges are only a small part of the picture

Saints Nation: Saints Finally Add Depth at Tight End in Time for Camp | July

Several New Orleans Saints players receive a golden opportunity for conditioning test today
Several New Orleans Saints players receive a golden opportunity for conditioning test today.

Diaper-changing Drew Brees brings stability to Saints camp | ProFootballTalk
What the New Orleans Saints need for the next few months is a little normal. And quarterback Drew Brees can certainly tell them what that’s like. After signing a five-year, $100 million contract recently, Brees celebrated by doing some laundry and changing diapers.

New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt will testify Thursday on Jonathan Vilma's behalf - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Drew Brees praises Vilma, but has no intention of testifying

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees excited to be in camp - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
His main goal is to simply become a better quarterback

Video: Issues facing Saints - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Merril Hoge and Herm Edwards discuss the issues facing the Saints as they begin training camp.

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LAGNIAPPE:

Carolina Panthers Ryan Kalil makes a bold prediction - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It is no secret that as long as the Carolina Panthers have Cam Newton under center, the team is only going to get better with time. Panthers center Rya

Center Ryan Kalil says Panthers will win Super Bowl XLVII | NFL Football | The Sun Herald
Dear Carolina Panthers fans: Get ready for a Super Bowl season.

Jonathan Vilma counsel anticipates calling six to eight witnesses at Thursday hearing - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Vilma's attorneys will introduce approximately 10 exhibits

Mike Pereira: NFL, officiating impasse threatens integrity of game - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
There are officials with high school experience only. There are officials who were dropped from their college conference. Three officials from the Pac-12 Conference that were not rehired this season for performance reasons are now going to work NFL games.

Ex-Saint Rich Mauti says the way NCAA handled Penn State is unfair - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Father of Nittany Lions linebacker says NCAA should have conducted its own investigation

Bristolmetrics: Herm Edwards Loses His Grip On Reality
Perhaps because the NFL is in a dead period, SportsCenter had Herm deliver motivational speeches to the Jets, Saints, and Patriots, as if he were the head coach. Here's where it gets really bizarre: Edwards did these speeches in an empty locker room, meaning he was talking to no one but a bemused cameraman.

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