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Fleur-de-Links: December 7, 2011

Ingram missed practice today due to turf toe. We'll probably see Ivory this week.
Ingram missed practice today due to turf toe. We'll probably see Ivory this week.


Jeff Duncan
Payton said he's been teased frequently by staff/players that the off. is "rolling right along" since he was injured & stopped calling plays

Payton on Jimmy Graham: "We have seen rapid growth in a short period of time. He has a great skill set."

New Orleans Saints
Brees on Titans game: "They are right in the hunt of the AFC playoff picture. We both have a lot to play for."
Jeff Duncan
Payton said the Titans Oline is playing very well. Defensive pursuit is a top priority this week, he said, b/c of his ability to find seams

Jeff Duncan
Payton said Mark Ingram has a turf toe injury on his right foot.

New Orleans Saints
Payton on RB Chris Johnson "He has the speed and burst to score from anywhere on the field."

Jeff Duncan
B/c haven't played a game outside since mid-October, club will leave early on Saturday & practice at the stadium.

New Orleans Saints
Payton announced today’s practice report: Did Not Practice – Ingram (toe), Casillas (knee), McBride (ankle)

New Orleans Saints
Continued: Ellis and Shanle were limited. Vilma was full.

Adam Schefter
Packers have signed QB Graham Harrell and placed TE Andrew Quarless on injured reserve.

New Orleans Saints
. ranks 2nd in the NFL in receptions (75) & 4th in yards (1,046)

Ian R. Rapoport
I asked Belichick about the TV battle for the Tebow game. : "I don't really care about the Broncos game (this week)"

New Orleans Saints
The Saints rank No. 1 in the NFL in total offense (448.7), No. 1 in passing (325.3) & No. 8 in rushing (123.3)

Jeff Duncan
Former fullback Heath Evans tells a Miami radio show a revealing & disturbing story about Nick Saban:


New Orleans Saints tailback Mark Ingram misses practice with injury - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Linebacker Jonathan Casillas, defensive end Turk McBride also miss practice for Saints

Saints know there’s plenty to work on despite 4-game win streak | New Orleans
The Saints have racked up four straight wins after dispatching with the Lions 31-17. They’ve increased their lead in the NFC South to 2½ games. They’re fighting tooth and nail to somehow capture the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Saints have been offensive juggernaut since 2006 | New Orleans
When the Saints play at Tennessee on Sunday, they’ll get to remember what playing on sod feels like and have a chance to remember how the elements can affect a game.

Titans glad to be playing at home and not in the Superdome | New Orleans
The Titans have faced Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Cincinnati. They’ve faced Cam Newton, Steve Smith and Carolina. And now they’ll face Drew Brees and his bevy of receivers and options.

Talking Saints with WR Robert Meachem | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio talks to New Orleans WR Robert Meachem about his role in a win over Detroit, the team dynamic heading as the Saints make their playoff push, and how it would feel to help QB Drew Brees shatter single season QB records.

moosedenied " Blog Archive " Strap on your boots tight and you might be alright.

Detroit Lions' Brandon Pettigrew apologizes for personal foul vs. Saints | Detroit Free Press |
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew issued a statement today apologizing for his personal foul in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to New Orleans. Pettigrew was flagged for unnecessary roughness with 4:07 left and the Lions down 14 points when he shoved a defender and made contact with an official after dropping a pass.

New Orleans Saints' 'Sunday Night Football' ratings show New Orleans leads all markets in viewership |
WDSU doubles rating for Detroit's NBC affiliate.

Great week for Detroit's Matt Stafford in loss to the New Orleans Saints |
STAT BASED GLORY by Chris Lee, Fake Football Expert Gritty win for the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome against the Detroit Lions this week. And despite Matt Stafford's eye-popping yardage - 31/44 for 408 yards - he still only threw for one TD. In fact, the story of this game was the Saints defense, which racked up 3 sacks,...

We’ve Seen These Saints Before…

Saints Nation: Saints' Defensive Line is Not Pulling their Weight | December

Moore to Host Football Camp

Harper Hosts Gatorade Junior Training Camp

Former New Orleans Saints fullback Heath Evans on a training camp incident with Nick Saban - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Former New Orleans Saints fullback Heath Evans was on a Miami radio show this morning and the subject of Nick Saban with the Dolphins came up. Evans was in training camp with the team while Saban was there and related a disturbing story. Here's the link

New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans, quick notes - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
This is the 13th meeting between the franchises

Tennessee Titans Coach Mike Munchak has nothing but praise for the New Orleans Saints offense - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
He coached with Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in Nashville a few years back