Fleur-de-Links: September 4, 2012

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TWEETS:

The FOX broadcast team for the Saints-Redskins game: , &

Saints undrafted Rookie RB Travaris Cadet led the NFL in receptions (30), rec. yds (246) & all-purpose yds (660) in the preseason

Week 1...let's get it!!

Curtis Lofton on the Redskins game "I am playing. I will be out there – can’t wait." (VIDEO)

Preseason NFL rankings are about as useful as College football preseason rankings.

Willie Roaf will be 1 of 32 NFL alumni to take part in the pregame celebration in NYC tomorrow as part of the 2012 NFL Kickoff Show

I really don't get how u fail the league substance abuse test when u only take it 1 time a year and u know around what months u can b tested

LIVE today on purpose!

Off day? I think not get some work in now to do work on Sunday! Time to bring back that

Rise and grind!

Well it's official I'm up maybe it's time to go get a workout in

Does anyone know what was the cause of the passing of Michael Clarke duncan?

All I wanted was some dang!! Vanilla frozen yogurt! Pink berry !! ain got it tutti frutti out of it!!! Y!!!!!

": Steve Gleason & seem to be everywhere in Nola! . "

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SAINTS:

Saints have deep history of finding little-known talent
Since their inception in 1967, the Saints organization has been a haven for the underdog, the late-round draft picks and undrafted free agents that have rewarded the team by blossoming in Black and Gold attire.

Five questions for Saints' season opener | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- These are five things to look for Sunday when the Saints host the Washington Redskins.

SaintsWin: Analysis & Opinion: The 2012 Who Dat Manifesto
Jeffri, you and your buddies can take whatever angles you choose, no matter how silly. Just remember there's a delicate balance between your quest for pageviews and your credibility. Then again, you work for ESPN. Credibility doesn't appear to be in the mission statement over there. So hack away, I guess.

Daily Special, September 4, 2012 - Who Dat Social Club
It seems that the dream of Drew Brees humiliating Roger Goodell on the trophy podium in February is near-universal among Saints fans.

Saints MLB Curtis Lofton, WR Adrian Arrington promise they’re ready to play | wwltv.com New Orleans
The Saints should get back plenty of players for the season opener after they were injured during the preseason.

New Orleans Saints made a tough choice to keep seven running backs - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Drew Brees, Zach Strief, Roman Harper, Malcolm Jenkins, Courtney Roby named captains

New Orleans Saints receiver Adrian Arrington was a bit nervous on cut day - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He said he'll be ready to play against Redskins

NFC South Stock Watch - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Steve Spagnuolo, defensive coordinator, Saints. Although he wasn’t chosen as the interim-interim head coach, Spagnuolo obviously is carrying a lot of clout right now.

Saints Nation: Saints New Defense Mixes a Little New with Mostly Old | September

Finally, FINALLY…Football
I saw a promo for Wednesday’s NFL opener featuring the Giants and Cowboys and I’m pretty sure it made me want to make out with somebody. (Don’t flatter yourself, Tony Romo. This isn’t about you.)

Saints Nation: Thoughts On Saints' Captains | September

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SAINTS INTERIM HEAD COACH AARON KROMER:

Kromer: 5 (RBs) better than 4 | Black and Gold blog | The Sun Herald
On Monday, we talked to Aaron Kromer as he debuted as interim coach. Perhaps his best answer during the post-practice press conference: He was asked how prepared he felt he would be for something that goes "off script."

Kromer formally takes charge of Saints | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- On the eve of Sunday's regular-season opener against Washington, Aaron Kromer became the Saints' third head coach of the year.

Kromer Discusses New Role, Previews Season Opener
Offensive Line/Running Game Coach Aaron Kromer met with the media and discussed his new role, facing the Washington Redskins in week one and the Saints' relationship with the Gulf Coast.

Interim head coach Aaron Kromer simply "following the formula" for the New Orleans Saints
Interim head coach Aaron Kromer simply "following the formula" for the New Orleans Saints.

Aaron Kromer moves full speed ahead in becoming New Orleans Saints coach - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Aaron Kromer tells Saints not to view suspensions as adversity, but a chance to step up

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POWER RANKINGS & AND THOSE WHO TRY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE:

Crystal Ball: Saints will win NFC South, face road woes in 2012
I don't see the Black and Gold going "Back to the Benz'' for Super Bowl XLVII. Then again, I picked the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, so what do I know?

NFL Power Rankings: NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Atlanta Falcons are No. 10, the New Orleans Saints are No. 11 and the Carolina Panthers are No. 22.

Defending champion New York Giants top power rankings; New Orleans Saints rank eighth - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Tell us how you'd rank the teams

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LAGNIAPPE:

Saints players ready to give support back to fans after Hurricane Isaac | wwltv.com New Orleans
Malcolm Jenkins and his New Orleans Saints teammates sat at their hotel in Cincinnati on Tuesday night and Wednesday, watching as Hurricane Isaac slowly destroyed parts of southeast Louisiana.

Former New Orleans Saint Heath Evans to raffle Super Bowl ring - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
He's trying to raise money for the Celebration Hope Center

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VIDEO:

Pierre Thomas' Interview 9/3/12

Zach Strief's Interview 9/3/12

Curtis Lofton's Interview 9/3/12

Adrian Arrington's Interview 9/3/12

David Hawthorne's Interview 9/3/12


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