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Fleur-de-Links: October 17, 2011


Thomas Morstead
Tough loss yesterday Bout to watch some film and make some corrections

Lance Moore
Tough loss yesterday. Correcting our mistakes today and moving on. Gonna be better this wk.

Greg Bensel
Coach Payton 3hrs of surgery to repair fractured tibia and miniscus tear, Dr. Deryk Jones said it went very well 3 to 6 months recovery

Sedrick Ellis
Regroup ...and come harder next week ....
Sedrick Ellis
I'm all good

WWL-TV Sports
. With some help from a good pal here's the answ: are 5-3 under Payton in games against winless teams (Game 1 excluded)

WWL-TV Sports
14 seconds in, coach Raheem Morris shows why he's all class. Video -

Larry Holder
Joe Vitt on having to fill in for Sean Payton at this morning's presser: "I’m having the time of my life." And I was actually nice today.

Garland Gillen
RT : Miles on Sean Payton: I don't know how you avoid that risk entirely. I will certainly be paying better attention.

Garland Gillen
Vitt: "I'm just a spoke in the wheel, we all have a part in preparation".

WWL-TV Sports
Vitt: Payton wanted to be with team on flight home, wanted to be with players today.

Vitt on Payton coaching in the booth "He is going to adapt to the situation & people around him. That's what make him an elite coach."

WWL-TV Sports
Vitt says what's impressive about Payton is his ability to go from HC to OC to knowing game scenario.

WWL-TV Sports
Vitt: We're getting hands on balls, but it's not good enough to knock the ball down. We've got to take it away.

WWL-TV Sports
Vitt: We still need to continue to take theball away. We didn't do that yesterday and that's a staple of our defense.

WWL-TV Sports
Vitt, asst HC, also said having Brees helps, as does a staff that has largely remained intact.


The going gets tougher for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Graham says Tampa Bay Buccaneers were more aggressive against him than teams in past

New Orleans Saints receiver Robert Meachem was wide open, but not an option, on fourth-down play - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Quarterback Drew Brees said he didn't consider looking across the field for deep throw in final minutes against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA is reportedly out of a job - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
He was in New Orleans two weeks ago for naming rights announcement

Statement on Coach Payton's Surgery

WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - AUDIO: Payton Talks About His Injury

Forecast: Saints couldn't have done much more wrong yet still had chance to win | New Orleans
Watching the Saints misfire on offense as they did in the first half against Tampa is sort of like biting into a piece of pizza and then spitting it out. You just never expect a piece of pizza to be so bad you literally won’t eat it.

Payton has three-hour surgery; recovery time 3-6 months | New Orleans
Orthopedic surgeons spent three hours repairing the meniscus and a left tibial plateau of Saints coach Sean Payton on Monday morning, a procedure the operating physician said went well.

WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Monday Morning Quarterback With Drew Brees
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WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Payton Out Of Surgery, Saints Getting Ready For Colts

Freeman directs Bucs to upset of Saints - New Orleans Saints -
TAMPA, Fla. -- A week after his team lost by 45 points, Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman showed he’s still very much a player to watch.

Vitt Recaps Bucs Game

Morris, Bucs Players Discuss 26-20 Win Over Saints-Pewter Report: Your source for inside and breaking news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saints' Payton undergoes surgery | Football | Sports | London Free Press
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton underwent successful surgery on Monday to repair a left tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscal tear, the team announced.

Bucs following Saints' route to London - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport sometime this afternoon. The early arrival is a major change from when

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Recap: NFC South Race Gets Tight at the Top, Plus Video of Sean Payton Injury | National Football Authority