Fleur-de-Links: September 3, 2012

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TWEETS:

CB Jabari Greer sounded like someone who will play this week vs. Redskins. Said his body is feeling good coming off groin injury.

"The Saints & this city are going to fight together. No matter what is thrown at us, we are going to fight & stand tall,"

As the Running Game Coach, Kromer was asked if he ever thought he would have 5 RBs like they do now "You can dream can’t you?"

Aaron Kromer handling his duties addressing media on the first Monday of the regular season- not missing a beat.

RIP Mike Theis. lost someone special!

Got buns???

This may be my first time watching the home shopping network... Lol waiting to see model the new NFL gear... Check it out!

Houston, Detroit and N.Y. Giants are all roughly $700,000 over NFL's salary cap, according to league source. Houston c…

Sitting here in this good ol hot tub then to the bad ol cold tub..

Everything happens for a reason but still confused at something but I will never let anything get me discouraged..

Back in the cold tub after a good practice!! 😖😖😖😖

Sean Payton? Is that you? RT : Kromer doesn't want to talk injuries today.

Kromer on opening the reg. season Sunday in the "We have the best fans in football. It’s the loudest arena you can play in."

Kromer is very high on Offensive Line Assistant Coach Frank Smith. He said Smith can handle coaching the o-line when needed.

Kromer on his new role: "I am following the formula…we have a good plan here and I am following the plan."

They killin me out here too bra RT : They giving me hell about this Pitt- YSU game we gotta bounce back Thursday

GM Mickey Loomis, Interim Head Coach Joe Vitt, DE Will Smith, and LB Jon Vilma suspensions all officially start today.

So I guess we shouldn't bother playing the games. RT : Bill Polian: Falcons going to Super Bowl

The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you can seek your future 😉

I wonder what Santa Claus is doing right now?

Dear internet, DirecTV rain fade boned me last night 40 mins into Breaking Bad. So please STFU until this iTunes download finishes. Preesh.

The 2012 Saints Captains: , , , &

"It doesn't take talent to hustle" Just woke the weights up w/ Starting the year off right!

I am extremely humbled and honored to have been named a captain of this years squad. Truly one of the best...

Brees on being selected as a team captain: "It is always an honor...

So excited to be apart of the this team is extremely talented and hard to make. We are on a see y'all Sunday.

No matter how hard things get always believe and don't leave any situation with regrets...

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SAINTS:

Saints rookie WR Nick Toon likely to have surgery on injured foot | wwltv.com New Orleans
New Orleans Saints receiver Nick Toon’s rookie season took a turn he wasn’t hoping for early in training camp when he injured his left foot.

Kromer: WR Toon will endure surgery | Black and Gold blog | The Sun Herald
Rookie receiver Nick Toon, whom the Saints placed on injured reserve, will likely have foot surgery, intermim coach Aaron Kromer said during Monday afternoon's press conference.

New Orleans Saints songs keep coming, it's the 'Do Your Job' song - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
From 5-star

Breaking down the New Orleans Saints final roster - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The T-P's Mike Triplett on The Final Play

Kasay, Canfield among final camp casualties | wwltv.com New Orleans
The Saints have announced their roster moves to get down to 53 players, and among the cuts were kicker John Kasay and quarterback Sean Canfield.

New Orleans Saints Claim CB Jerome Murphy off of Waivers; Waive CB Elbert Mack

Jerico Nelson, Andy Tanner, Michael Higgins among eight named to New Orleans Saints practice squad - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Nelson played at Destrehan

Gridiron Gab Links – Week One Washington at New Orleans " NFL Gridiron Gab
The Redskins and Saints do battle in week one the regular season, and it promises to be a fun matchup with rookie RG3 going up against a Saints D that will look to lower the boom early on the 2nd overall pick.

Brees Thinks His 2012 Can Be Even Better Than His 2011 " Saints Gab
Drew Brees had a record setting 2011 season. But Brees believes he and the Saints’ offense can do even better this season, Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

New Orleans Saints 2012 Practice Squad Is Set : New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints announced their 2012 practice squad this past weekend. Wide receiver Andy Tanner headlines the practice squad.

New Orleans Saints claim cornerback Jerome Murphy, release Elbert Mack - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Murphy was third-round pick of St. Louis Rams in 2010

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis will begin serving suspension Monday - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Loomis, Joe Vitt and Will Smith all scheduled to begin suspensions Monday

Remaining Saints suspensions start Monday | ProFootballTalk
As early as Tuesday, Judge Helen G. Berrigan could issue a ruling in the pending bounty cases. She could either overturn the suspensions, or she could lift them while she ponders a final decision. Either way, it will be difficult if not impossible for the NFL to keep Smith, Vilma, and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita off the field by successfully appealing Judge Berrigan’s decision.

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THE REPLACEMENTS:

More proof that replacement officials can’t take the heat | ProFootballTalk
It's become increasingly clear in recent weeks that the replacement officials aren't ready for the biggest stage in the sport they've chosen. The problem seems to be that the junior junior varsity can't adjust to the pressure of making (or not making) calls at the NFL level.

Jason Garrett echoes Jerry Jones’s support for replacement refs | ProFootballTalk
Garrett knows the company line on the replacement refs. We’ll see after Wednesday night’s game whether Garrett still has such a positive view of the replacements.

Replacement ref making the jump from six-man football to the NFL | ProFootballTalk
One of the NFL's replacement officials isn't just adjusting to calling games involving bigger, stronger and faster players. He's also adjusting to a game with 22 players on the field, instead of 12.

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LAGNIAPPE:

Facebook photo of flooded family salvaging Brees jersey gets plenty of reaction | wwltv.com New Orleans
A picture on Facebook of a Braithwaite family, that has obviously suffered severe damage to their home, carrying out a large, signed Drew Brees jersey that was salvaged from their house, got tremendous reaction on WWLTV.com's Facebook page.

Daily Special, September 3, 2012 - Who Dat Social Club
Every year, the major media reminds us that every year five or six of last year’s playoff teams fail to make the postseason; and every year, they pick the same teams as last year to make the playoffs.

Tony Romo is tired of questions about windows | ProFootballTalk
"The Cowboys quarterback wouldn’t even let a Post reporter finish his question yesterday before slapping his knees, exclaiming, "That’s it!" and walking out in a huff from his regular weekly media session after just seven minutes," Hubbuch wrote.

Silverman: Giants Have All The Pieces In Place To Repeat " CBS New York
The Pats, Packers and Saints failed to win the championship. The Giants earned it when they at least had enough of a running game to give their offense balance.

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