Fleur-de-Links: July 30, 2012

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TWEETS:

Jonathan Vilma has filed a supplemental memorandum to buttress his case against the NFL and resolve Judge Berrigan's concerns.

Day off responsibility: Do what u gotta do to come back tomorrow ready to get back to work! &ColdTub

Praying for the Murdock and Titan family. Fellas we gotta stop being selfish and seek help for our demons. We all have them. Ask for help!

I keep waiting for the day I get used to the cold tub....

Hahahaha! Never!

": Hahahaha! Never!" Extra cold today...

I must be honest. I officially have the "training camp" itch. I miss the bond and chemistry built in training camp.

We have the day off... Feels good to relax and get off my feet... Back to the grind tomorrow.. Game next Sunday..

It's sad to see another bright soul took his life today!! These tweets are to give fans,family, players awareness on the subject of nfl

Days off are wonderful lol

": Like dat! - JV All Dat "niiice

Nonexistent player bounties get SI covers. Legitimately-problematic Oklahoma drills, they get live coverage on NFLN. FSMMFH

Aren't Oklahomas a little kill-the-head-y these days? I mean, y'know, concussions and player safety and things

I know you ready to. RT": just grinding my brother waiting on someone to take these chains off me and let me work"

Gotta go get a suit today.. I'm thinking of a grey skinny suit... What's y'all think?? I'll let y'all know when I get to the store

Just launched my all new website... Check it out.. Who Dat!

R.I.P O.J Murdock!!

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SAINTS CAMP:

Saints defiant in return to action after bounty scandal – USATODAY.com
Team prepares for season without coach Sean Payton but with plenty of motivation.

New Orleans Saints buying into Steve Spagnuolo's defense | wwltv.com New Orleans
Steve Spagnuolo’s accent is as thick as the air generally is during a New Orleans summer. But don’t think for once that New Orleans Saints defenders don’t know what he’s saying to them.

Mark Ingram wants more | ProFootballTalk
The problem for the Saints is that there’s only one football. Ingram wants his, Thomas wants his, Sproles wants his, and Ivory will take whatever scraps he can get.

Camp Confidential: New Orleans Saints - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Second-year pro Cameron Jordan might be a big factor. Yeah, I know that sounds like a stretch because Jordan had just one sack as a rookie, but he was a first-round pick and still has plenty of untapped potential. There’s more than that, though. Look at Spagnuolo’s past. When he became defensive coordinator for the New York Giants in 2007, Justin Tuck had gone through two NFL seasons with only one sack. In Spagnuolo’s first season, Tuck had 10 sacks. In 2008, Tuck recorded 12 sacks.

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"NOBODY TRUSTS ROGER GOODELL:"

Brees has strong words for Goodell - NFC South Blog - ESPN
He sent a very strong message when asked for his feelings about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who obviously has been public enemy No. 1 in New Orleans through all the bounty drama.

Drew Brees on Roger Goodell: 'Nobody trusts him' - NFL.com
The New Orleans Saints' displeasure with Roger Goodell has not been a secret throughout the bounty penalty appeals process. Drew Brees recently sounded off on the lack of trust players have for their commissioner.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has trust issues with Roger Goodell
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has trust issues with Roger Goodell.

Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, others talk about NFL training camps, 2012 NFL season - Peter King - SI.com
On NFL players' attitudes to Goodell: Brees got quiet and thought for a moment, then said: "Nobody trusts him. Nobody trusts him. I'm not talking about a DUI, or using a gun in a strip club, which are pretty clear violations. I think there're too many times where the league has come to its decision in a case before calling a guy in, and the interview is just a façade. I think now if a guy has to come in to talk to Roger, he'll be very hesitant because he'll think the conclusion has already been reached.''

League has no response to Brees’ criticism of Goodell | ProFootballTalk
Plenty of people have had strong words for Commissioner Roger Goodell in recent months. Few have been any stronger than the words coming from Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Peter King Says Forget Everything You Think You Know About 5-11ville | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Why have the Saints cut ties with PK? Is it because he’s awful? It should be because he’s awful. But there might another reason. Only one way to find out. READ ON.

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WILLIE ROAF:

Hall of Fame inductee Willie Roaf says Drew Brees is the best New Orleans Saint | wwltv.com New Orleans
Many regard Willie Roaf as the best player to ever don the black and gold. But mention that to him and it takes nanoseconds for him to refute that though.

Willie Roaf Hall of Fame Vignette

Drew Brees is the best New Orleans Saints player ever, Hall of Famer Willie Roaf says - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Roaf can't understand how it's even a discussion

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LAGNIAPPE:

Titans’ O.J. Murdock dead at 25, police say he committed suicide | ProFootballTalk
Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock committed suicide this morning in front of the Tampa high school he graduated from, according to the Tampa Police Department. He was 25 years old.

Tom Benson weighs in on possible Southland Conference expansion - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints owner a longtime supporter of Incarnate Word

The Greatest Moments in Saints History- No. 6
6. Saints Defeat Rams for First Playoff Victory

Whitner grasps irony of hit against Saints
Rarely does a day go by without somebody approaching Donte Whitner about the hit he delivered on Pierre Thomas in the playoffs last season.
Rewind: Ratto: Whitner KOs Thomas | Maiocco: Whitner sets tone

Falcons point to league for lack of logo on Saints statue | ProFootballTalk
In the "Rebirth" statue that was unveiled last week, former Saints safety Steve Gleason is cast in bronze, blocking the punt of a player with no markings on him. The play was against the Falcons, but there’s no way to know that from the artwork.

Jeremy Shockey sounds off on Goodell, concussions | ProFootballTalk
"The no it all Rog goodell lied to every player and told us concussions will not effect us in life that a LIE!" Shockey declares on Twitter.

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VIDEO:

Johnny Patrick's Interview 7/29/12

Joe Vitt's Interview 7/29/12

Jermon Bushrod's Interview 7/29/12

Devery Henderson's Interview 7/29/12

Greg McMahon's Interview 7/29/12

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