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Fleur-De-Links Saturday, September 25: No Soup For You!!

Come and get it!!  Soup's on.  Well, not really soup.  More like the soup bowl full of the latest in links, tweets, and videos for the Saints.  Is that the soup you're wanting to bury your face in?  Then you're in the right place.

If you're tired of this soup metaphor, then just go ahead and make the jump.  If you enjoy this metaphor, then you're out of luck, because I don't have anything else for it.

Today's edition features lots of college football tweets, contrasting views on Tusk, scouting reports, previews, and a feature story on Malcolm Jenkins, among other nuggets of news for the Saints fans.  Enjoy!!

A little birdie told me that Dave C, our fearless leader, is dropping into Tiger Stadium for the LSU - West Virginia game tonight - what a weekend of FOOTBALL!!! 


T_Porter22 Home alone bc my wifey had to go be in someone's wedding :"-(. #whatamItodo
JeremyShockey "Action is the real measure of intelligence." -Napoleon Hill
reggie_bush "Boardwalk Empire" might be my new favorite TV Series!
ChaseDaniel Sad to see SMU lose at home last night, I like TCU but my Dad went to SMU. Glad 2 see Southlake QB alum doing well including Bama's McElroy!
Jmack37 Rise and grind... Give god the glory
Jmack37 Big test today for my temple owls vs penn state!!!!! But hey David slew Goliath....lets go Owls!!!
ChaseDaniel Mizzou fans please tell me how I can get the game down here in New Orleans!?
dmpressley MAN!!! Having a good day @PackFootball is working GA tech right now 10-0. had a great walk through! Now going to spend time wit special k
dmpressley RT @PackFootball: Gerogai Tech entered today's game averaging 9.3 points in first quarter. Today? ZERO!
jgoody76 I thought u guys were saying bgsu was winning RT @MGoTalk: TD - BGSU 21-7 Michigan
JeremyShockey With the Family cant wait to see my Niece!! How time flies...
dmpressley RT @PackFootball: Pack defense has forced four fumbles already today (recovered two of them).
ChaseDaniel Just left best buy and somehow spent way too much money when the original plan was to just look around!
jgoody76 How do u have 428 yards in the first half and only lead 28 - 14
JonVilma51 start the countdown Saints fans, its going to be a good game tomm!!
dmpressley RT @PackFootball: 17-7 Wolfpack at the half.
T_Porter22 just got home from it's time to chill til I check into the hotel....btw the haircut for sunday's game is one of my favs
dmpressley RT @PackFootball: 31-14 Wolfpack!
dmpressley My teammate Anthony Hargrove is a Ga Tech Alumni... I now i cant get him to answer the phone... Smh
dmpressley RT @kristi_carlin: 4-0!!!!! #NCState RT @dmpressley: PACK...RT @kristi_carlin: @dmpressleyWOLF......
dmpressley RT @msobert: @dmpressley poor Hargrove...
jgoody76 Another win. #goblue
jgoody76 Let's see if our old QB can beat bama
jgoody76 Wow great start for Arkansas. 2 plays 2 wide open receivers.
ChaseDaniel Wow Arkansas! Can't start much better then that! Oh yah..Mallet is from Texas!!

Saints-Falcons Run-Up

Saints’ offense isn’t worried about early season output | | Eye on Black and Gold
Handwerger - For three out of Sean Payton’s first four years at the helm of the Saints’ ship, his offense has been hard to stop and, in fact, has led the league.

Deke: Saints Should Beat Falcons In A Close One - WWL - AM870
Big Chief - The Saints are glad to be back on a regular schedule and this is a very big game.

Saints' Ivory may get his chance Sunday |
Glenn Guilbeau - The most exciting Saints player of the summer may get his chance to be among the men of fall when New Orleans hosts Atlanta at noon Sunday in the Louisiana Superdome.

Back at it again: Saints defense has forced 5 turnovers in 2 games |
Les East focuses on the "D" and then has two practice notes from Friday.  But some editor screwed up the headline, though - I can just hear Gregg Williams (and M-E) now "don't call them %$&*ing turnovers...they are g*&%#@$# takeaways, g&*-d#$%it!!!" Oooh, the dirty mouth on those guys!

BLACK AND GOLD BUZZ: New Orleans Saints set to host rival Atlanta Falcons |
B A-W's Friday notebook.

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons scouting report |
Nakia Hogan - Breaking down the Saints' next foe.

New Orleans Saints-Atlanta Falcons is NFL game of the week -
Kerry J. Byrne breaks down Sunday's Atlanta at New Orleans game.

NFL Preview - Atlanta (1-1) at New Orleans (2-0) |

I believe this is an AP or some other syndicated news service report.

The Hand Off: Worrying about the run game, run defense | Eye on Black and Gold

Handwerger's mailbag - We’re less than 24 hours to kickoff between the Saints and the Falcons, one of the NFL’s biggest and most underrated rivalries. So, I figured why not answer a few questions about New Orleans.

View from the Other Side: If consistent, Falcons could be special | | Eye on the Saints

Handwerger Q &A - This week we welcome back Darryl Ledbetter, who works for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and is always willing to help the EOSB in a pinch.

 Saints-Falcons Connections |

Justin Macione lets us know that we have much more in common with our mortal archenemies than we'd think. Maybe we're star-crossed lovers after all.



A Look Back at the Reopening of the Dome |
Alex Restrepo

Michael Vick looking good on, off the field |
John DeShazier - Philadelphia Eagles QB capitalizing on second chance.

New Orleans Saints license plate design approved |
Ed Anderson - Some colors were off in the first version. TWSS.

The Sky Is The Limit - Breakthru Media
Feature story on Malcolm Jenkins in an on-line magazine format.

Boom or Bust - FOX Sports on MSN

Adam Schein has the Saints doing ok without Bush. This and 8 other Boom/Bust scenarios for Week 3.

On the road to New Orleans - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Read this so you'll know the latest on Pat's whereabouts. He's traveling with some whacky partners....Chris Tucker and Tracy Morgan!!! (actually, just John Clayton)


V-Roll Roll Call

Courtney Roby says special teams success has come from hard work

Matt Ryan is a Big Challenge -


Black and Gold Report: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons



Saints Vlog: September 24 - Injury impact on Saints-Falcons |
B A-W and Les East in a video clip not allowing for embedding.  These guys often appear together on these vlogs - are they like Greenie and Golic or something?