Saints News 4/5/13: ESPN's John Barr Unhappy With Rutgers Students Over Waterballoon

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John Barr is the ESPN Outside the Lines "reporter" who came to New Orleans last year at the height of Bountyfarce looking for dirt on the Saints. He's the troll who wrote the erroneous story saying Saints GM Mickey Loomis had the ability to spy on opposing teams. His outrage is my amusement.

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Not much happening with the Saints today, so I'm rolling with this lead article simply because it amuses me.

John Barr of ESPN Wasn’t Happy His Photographer Got Hit with a Water Ballon on the Rutgers Campus [VIDEO] | The Big Lead
John Barr = Douchebag

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

NFL on FOX announces schedule for preseason games - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
The NFL on FOX preseason slate wraps up with the return of head coach Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints visiting the defending AFC South Champion Houston Texans on Sunday, Aug. 25 (4:00 PM ET). The 2013 NFL on FOX regular-season schedule is to be released at a later date.

Why We Love Football, and Why We Hate Goodell - Who Dat Social Club
Roger Goodell should serve as an unanesthetized test subject for urinary surgery: because he destroyed our season last year. And because this year he seems to have his eye on the entire NFL.

NFC power rankings: New Orleans Saints will be back in playoff mix in 2013 | NOLA.com
Saints have done as much to improve this offseason as any other NFC team, starting with return of Coach Sean Payton

HBO Hard Knocks: New Orleans Saints Would be Perfect Candidate for 2013 Edition - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Think about it—Fresh off of the Bountygate scandal with head coach Sean Payton finally back from his suspension, the Saints have all of the drama, characters and intrigue to make for some darn good television.

Saints’ preseason opponents announced | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The New Orleans Saints’ 2013 exhibition schedule, released Thursday by the NFL, is highlighted by a nationally televised Sunday afternoon g…

Texans won’t practice against Saints in preseason
"Sean and I talked," Kubiak said Thursday at Reliant Stadium. "We would’ve loved to have practice against each other, but because it’s our third game, we both kind of prepare our teams the same way from a standpoint of using that as the regular season preparation game. We’ll stay away from each other from a practice standpoint, but I’m sure it’ll be a very good football game."

New Orleans Saints Rumors: Mike Jenkins drawing Interest from Saints

Mike Jenkins could be on the Saints radar as they are in dire need of some cornerback depth.

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The Draft & Those Who Mock It

2013 NFL Draft: Ziggy Ansah, Dion Jordan are top pass rushers - NFL.com
Pass rushers take on two forms in today's NFL: traditional ends and 3-4 outside linebackers. Josh Norris picks the top players in each grouping and has LSU's Barkevious Mingo among the best.

Mocking with Todd McShay - NFC South Blog - ESPN
McShay has the New Orleans Saints taking Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree. That’s entirely possible. But I think Ogletree’s college teammate, linebacker Jarvis Jones, also could be a possibility for the Saints.

Finding a consensus opinion on NFL mock drafts. | SportsonEarth.com : Mike Tanier Article

15. New Orleans Saints: Jarvis Jones, Pass Rusher, Georgia

Mocking NFC South with Mel Kiper Jr. - NFC South Blog - ESPN

At No. 15, Kiper has the Saints taking Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. He’d be a great fit in the 3-4 scheme. But I wonder if the Saints would take a defensive tackle if Lotulelei or Richardson is still available.

NFL draft is ultimate character study - ESPN

When it comes to testing an NFL prospect's personality, teams will go to any length necessary, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

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Other NFL News

Aaron Ross on his season with Jaguars: ‘It was a nice paid vacation to Florida’
"It was a nice paid vacation to Florida," Ross told "NFL AM" on Friday morning when asked about last season, via Pro Football Talk. "I had to think about the family, setting us up long term, so of course the money comes to mind," Ross said. "But winning is everything, man. It takes the joy away when you’re losing, and the only thing to get you through it is the paycheck when you’re losing. So yeah, I’m very happy to be back with the Giants."

NFLPA asks players for any concerns about cameras in locker rooms | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this week, the NFL announced that home teams will be required to put cameras in the locker room for pregame and halftime images (and possibly sound) that will be displayed on video boards and/or smartphone apps.

Charles Woodson: I’m considered ancient, teams aren’t calling me | ProFootballTalk
"I’m 36, so of course I’m considered ancient in the game right now, and teams are looking for younger players and trying to make their rosters younger," Woodson said on NFL AM. "If you’re an older guy they kind of push you to the side, and they’ll maybe look at you much later on down the road, when I guess they figure they can get you much cheaper."

Charles Woodson: I'm 'waiting around' for NFL interest - NFL.com
Charles Woodson might be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day. But he's having a hard time finding a job this offseason after getting cut by the Green Bay Packers.

Gonzalez says he’s 100 percent sure 2013 is his last year | ProFootballTalk
Last year, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez consistently said that he was 95-percent certain that 2012 would be his final NFL season. It wasn't. Appearing today on PFT Live, Gonzalez said that he's now 100-percent sure that 2013 will be his last year in football.

Coughlin blames lack of third title on Burress | ProFootballTalk
The Giants have won a pair of Super Bowls under Tom Coughlin, but he said it would have been three if not for Plaxico Burress. During a taping of CenterStage for the YES Network (via the Newark Star-Ledger), Coughlin touched on a number of topics, but pointed the blame for the lack of a Lombardi ...

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