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Fleur-de-Links: October 13, 2011


Greg Romeus
Never ask for more than u work for

Larry Holder
RT : Ingram taking the majority of RB snaps

WWL-TV Sports
on rookie year: "Nothing has been frustrating. The transition has been real smooth."

Jeff Duncan
Payton: referees have hardest jobs on game days outside of the players playing "because of the speed of the game. They work their tails off"
Jeff Duncan
Payton said he doesn't forsee Saints being involved in any trades w/deadline approaching. "That's no certainty but that would be my take."

Jeff Duncan
Payton said the Saints staff saw intelligence & instincts in Mark Ingram early in training camp. "The first impression was, 'He's ready.'"

WWL-TV Sports
(1/2) Payton on Ingram: "He’s very smart and I think we’re just going to continue to see more and more good things from him. ..."

WWL-TV Sports
(2/2) Payton contd: "...Really it’s just giving him those opp.. Sometimes I don’t give him enough b/c we’re in another personnel grouping."

cool outfits! RT : Champions square for the Texans game!

Jeff Duncan
RT : Bucs confirm what I'd warned you about - Grade II MCL sprain for LaGarrette Blount, out more than just this week.

Jeff Duncan
RT : Ron Jaworski on offense: "What jumps out is Jimmy Graham. He is an added dimension that no one has been able to stop"


Why can't Brees get paid? -- Gerry V |
The numbers don't lie

Only Thomas, Strief, Herring remain out on New Orleans Saints' shrinking injury report - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Vilma, Henderson practice fully

Saints center Olin Kreutz makes SI's 'Meanest Player' list - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News
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Brees: "We Expect Our Best Performance in the Fourth Quarter"

Saints owning third downs, leading the NFL | New Orleans
The first thing Drew Brees does when he’s handed the post-game statistical booklet is turn to page three where he searches for third-down conversions.

Saints offense blistering the NFL | New Orleans
New Orleans’ game Sunday at Tampa Bay has what some kids would call ginormous ramifications.

Saints WR Henderson returns to practice | New Orleans
Bradley Handwerger / Sports Reporter
METAIRIE, La. – Receiver Devery Henderson returned to practice on a full basis Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s session.

Henderson originally injured his left calf on Oct.

Saints having problems taking the ball away | New Orleans
When the Saints jettisoned Gary Gibbs following the 2008 season, one of the reasons was clear to anyone watching New Orleans’ professional football team play defense.

Brees, Mannings Among Thirty-Nine NFF National Scholar-Athletes Playing in the NFL provides news on all New Orleans aports including the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Saints-Buccaneers Injury Reports (Thursday, Oct. 13) provides news on all New Orleans aports including the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between.

Catching the Brees - New Orleans Saints -
METAIRIE -- Saints players know by now that with Drew Brees at quarterback, one doesn’t have to play receiver to rack up a lot of receptions.

Week 6: Saints vs. Buccaneers Preview

Checking the injuries that matter most - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Let’s take a look at the latest news on the NFC South’s most significant injuries. Carolina added Charles Johnson to the injury report Th

Report: LeGarrette Blount to miss several weeks with MCL sprain | ProFootballTalk
The Bucs have kept a pretty tight lid on the status of running back LeGarrette Blount.  And that approach is fully within the rules; all any team has to disclose about its players is injured whether and to what extent they practice on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (or Thursday, Friday, and Saturd...

Sunday's Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints game will be blacked out - St. Petersburg Times
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one and done in the sellout department.

Saints’ Roman Harper fined $15,000 for hit on Panthers WR Steve Smith and has no regrets - The Washington Post
METAIRIE, La. — Saints safety Roman Harper says he does not regret a late hit on Carolina receiver Steve Smith that drew a $15,000 fine from the NFL this week.