Fleur-de-Links: September 19, 2012

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TWEETS:

Saints worked out veteran DEs Tim Crowder and James Hall. Neither signed.

"Inches make Champions" - Lombardi. Back to work on finding those inches

Deadline for our Hurricane Isaac Relief Raffle is at 10 am CT. 20 suite tickets/pregame field passes for Sunday's game!

"We have to move forward. No excuses just results. That’s the business we are in," Jabari Greer (VIDEO)

spent time at Concordia Lutheran School yesterday for a Literacy visit

After two weeks, the ESPN Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: Who are your top five?

Jerry Jones saying majority complaining about officials r from losing teams is wrong. It's been universal gripe & not just past week

Rise & Grind...back to work, gotta make this thing right

Up early it's time to grind and it ain't no stopping me.....

Wish I could say I was surprised. RT : Six years after getting $26 million guar, Vince Young is broke

My friend Shawn Phillips had the perfect description of the late Steve Sabol. Phillips called Steve Sabol "the Steve Jobs of sports."

There was no pay to injure program except when allegedly waved around 10 stacks? That doesn't seem to make ANY SENSE

": " maybe you guys should work for the nfl

Comes a time when u gotta know what's real in your life,Focus on what's important, drama free and a positive people are good to have around.

Funny how Goodell is scrambling for evidence he supposedly had to issue suspensions months ago Retweeted by

": This is why is THE MAN!!! " who said that. I haven't told too many people that

As I said on TA, not only was former prosecutor Mary Jo White involved w/the Hargrove/Smith/Vilma meetings, she was the 1 asking most ?s.

... And with all three of these cases, what I've heard is the bounty meetings went off more like depositions than hearings.

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WEEK 3: CHIEFS @ SAINTS:

Saints’ Travaris Cadet working with receivers this week | wwltv.com New Orleans
Travaris Cadet’s taste of the NFL is taking on a different feel this week. After making the New Orleans Saints’ roster as a running back, the coaching staff appears to be taking advantage of his versatility, working him with the receivers this week.

Saints QB Drew Brees listed as full in practice injury report | wwltv.com New Orleans
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was listed on the team’s practice report Wednesday, the first time his name has appeared on the list since the 2010 season.

New Orleans Saints injury report: Drew Brees practices fully - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
While the Saints have been relatively unscathed, the Chiefs injury report continues to grow longer. The Chiefs, who were scheduled to practice in pads today, pushed that back to Thursday to give the injured players more time to heal.

Saints defense ready to face a more traditional offense - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has 45 rushing yards this season

Here's why getting Henderson back is important | Black and Gold blog | The Sun Herald
From 2006 to present, WR Devery Henderson has the highest receiving yards average in the NFL at 18.5 yards.

Saints-Chiefs scouting report | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
WHEN: Noon Sunday. WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. TV/RADIO: CBS/WTGE-FM, 100.7. RECORDS: Both teams are 0-2. LAST WEEK C…

New Orleans Saints Press Conference Wednesday, September 19 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Join the Times-Picayune/NOLA.com Saints coverage team as the send live updates from the New Orleans Saints press conference featuring Interim Coach Aaron Kromer and quarterback Drew Brees

Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel sees similarities between Chiefs, New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Both teams have given up 75 points this season

Crennel, Cassel Preview Sunday's Contest in New Orleans
Chiefs' Head Coach Romeo Crennel and Quarterback Matt Cassel spoke with the New Orleans media on Wednesday on a conference call

Saints first two opponents not helping Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Sunday | wwltv.com New Orleans
The New Orleans Saints troubles stopping the read option in the opening two weeks is fairly well documented by now, what with both Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton guiding the Redskins and Panthers to a combined 922 total yards.

Kansas City coming to town beat up - literally | Black and Gold blog | The Sun Herald
Sure, we're still four days away from Sunday's Saints/Chiefs game at the Superdome... But for the Chiefs, this certainly isn't a good start to the week - according to the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs opted to spend Wednesday's practice out of pads because of their numerous injuries.

Saints re-sign CB Elbert Mack, release WR Adrian Arrington from IR | wwltv.com New Orleans
The Saints signed cornerback Elbert Mack one day after releasing Jerome Murphy, beefing up a secondary that has yet to be at full strength this season.

New Orleans Saints hoping to respond to the non-believers | wwltv.com New Orleans
"I know the statistics don’t stack up well for teams that are 0-2," Shanle said. "But at the same time, we’ve done a lot of things around here that have never been done before. I think if there’s one thing this team does is it rises to challenges.

New Orleans Saints sign CB Elbert Mack, release WR Adrian Arrington off IR - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Saints bring back cornerback Elbert Mack after releasing him shortly after training camp ended

New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs: Week 3 scouting report - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Both defenses rank last statistically in NFL

Cornerback Elbert Mack returns to Saints; Adrian Arrington released off injured reserve
Cornerback Elbert Mack returns to Saints; Adrian Arrington released off injured reserve.

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BOUNTYFARCE:

Notes from the Mike Cerullo sworn statement | ProFootballTalk
Over the years, it’s become obvious that the Saints have a problem with disgruntled employees who are motivated to take action against the team. The Saints also have a problem, in our view, in the legal department. The Saints never should have let Cerullo leave without ensuring that he wouldn’t be able to blab later, and the lesson for the Saints and every other NFL team (and every other employer) is to be sure that procedures are in place to spot those employees who know enough to cause trouble later — and to ensure that they legally can share that knowledge only if legally required to do so.

Taking a look back at Gregg Williams' comments on New Orleans Saints defense - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Former defensive coordinator was blunt about having hard-hitting defense

Report: Contradiction in statements by former Saints coaches | wwltv.com New Orleans
Affidavits signed by former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former assistant defensive assistant Mike Cerullo surfaced Tuesday in a story for USA TODAY by Mike Garafolo.

Judge grants NFLPA request to withdraw temporary injunctive relief motion | wwltv.com New Orleans
A federal judge in New Orleans has granted a request by the NFL Players Association to withdraw its motion for Temporary Injunctive Relief.

Former New Orleans Saints assistant Mike Cerullo taking center stage in bounty controversy - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
NFL defends assistant while Vilma's counsel paints him as unreliable source

New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal: Who Is Telling The Truth?
New Orleans Saints bounty scandal: Jonathan Vilma, Gregg Williams, and Mike Cerullo all have something to say but who is telling the truth?

Browns Notes: Scott Fujita’s meeting canceled with NFL on Saints’ bounty case - Browns - Ohio
Cleveland Browns news, scores, schedules, rosters, photos, analysis, and more from the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com.

A conversation with Scott Fujita
The Browns linebacker talks about what has been a tumultuous and rewarding year

D.J. Williams files appeal of his suspension with U.S. Supreme Court | ProFootballTalk
Lawyer Peter Ginsberg has been a busy man. One day after he accompanied temporarily unsuspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Ginsberg filed on behalf of suspended Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams an appeal to the U.S.

NFL says Mike Cerullo should be "commended" for coming forward | ProFootballTalk
Before Monday, the NFL refused to disclose the name of Saints bounty whistleblower Mike Cerullo, keeping his name concealed despite relying on the evidence he provided in suspending four players.

Smith, Hargrove met with NFL on Tuesday, but not Fujita | ProFootballTalk
Since the Browns play the Ravens next Thursday night, Fujita likely won’t be making the trip next Tuesday, either. The next question becomes whether the NFL will delay the eventual appeal hearings before Commissioner Roger Goodell so that all of them can be done at once. If that happens, this dispute may not land back on the bench of Judge Helen G. Berrigan until mid-October, at the earliest.

NFL circles the wagons around bounty whistleblower Mike Cerullo
NFL circles the wagons around bounty whistleblower Mike Cerullo.

Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for bounty talk | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
NEW YORK -- Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the Saints bounty scandal and Scott Fujita's meeting was postponed.

Browns' Scott Fujita's meeting postponed with NFL on Saints' bounty case - Football Wires - MiamiHerald.com
Browns linebacker Scott Fujita was scheduled to discuss the New Orleans Saints' bounty case Tuesday with the NFL, but the meeting was postponed.

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REPLACEMENT ZEBRAS GETTING EATEN ALIVE:

NFL shames its game by continuing with replacement officials
My guess is the NFL's lockout of regular game officials will end soon. That is, if the league itself can quickly come to its senses.

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LAGNIAPPE:

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas often unheralded - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Thomas had 110 rushing yards against the Carolina Panthers

From the Coach’s Office: Saints-Panthers Analysis
The difference between success and failure is so minute that even slow motion instant replay cannot always tell you what happened.

NFL Films President Steve Sabol Dies at Age 69

The New Orleans Saintsations to Offer "Spirit Award" Scholarship
Deadline to send application is Dec. 1, 2012

NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: San Francisco 49ers stay on top - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
21. (16) New Orleans Saints The Saints should get their first win this week with the lowly Chiefs coming to town.

Turner’s DUI, other injuries concern Falcons | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
BC-FBN—Falcons-Survival Instinct, 1st Ld-Writethru,723 Turner’s DUI, other injuries concern Falcons AP Photo GAMS140, GAMS104, GAMS110 reld…

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VIDEO:

Aaron Kromer’s Interview 9/19/12

Drew Brees' Interview 9/19/12

Cameron Jordan's Interview 9/17/12

Roman Harper’s Interview 9/19/12

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