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Fleur-de-Links: Saturday, February 26, 2011

You're in the right place for links to Saints and NFL'll find them, along with tweets and some videos from the Combine, after the jump.


jgoody76 Twitter lol RT @donaldppage: @jgoody76 you ever find a hobby?
alexbrown96 Lol i second that one RT @jgoody76: Twitter lol RT @donaldppage: @jgoody76 you ever find a hobby?
alexbrown96 Anyone know what's up with these "finger shoes"??? I want some but I'm not sold just yet... Anyone have them? What do u think of em?
drewbrees Indy is a good midwest town. I think they will do a great job hosting the Super Bowl next year. Can't be any colder than Dallas this year
drewbrees The shrimp cocktail at St Elmos will burn a hole thru your sinus. "It hurts so good" (John Cougar Mellencamp)
drewbrees I feel sorry for people that can't sleep on airplanes. What do you do for those 3 or 4 hours otherwise? I would go crazy
LanceMoore16 Up early on a saturday lol, lots to do today. U only get one of these per wk, so let's all make it worth it!
jeffduncantp It's Groundhog Day at the NFL Combine in Indy. Day 3: DL & LBs scheduled to meet press today. Oh, and some guy named Cam Newton.
jeffduncantp If you named your kid Cameron 19 years ago, the odds were pretty good he'd become an NFL prospect: Cam Newton, Jordan, Heyward & Graham here
LanceMoore16 My blackberry is trippin!!!
jeffduncantp Congrats, Rick! Well-deserved. RT @APSE_sportmedia: Rick Cleveland of Clarion-Ledger honored for literary excellence.
 pdomo Help Wanted: scouting position with Rams. Job requirement: ability to use indoor plumbing.
jeffduncantp Interesting RT @McShay13: DT Nick Fairley 2" shorter (6'3) & about 9 pounds lighter (291). Marcell Dareus same height, nearly 30 lbs bigger
miketripletttp Def. ends are rolling through the media room today at NFL combine. Many scouting analysts agree this is the best DE class they can remember.
miketripletttp I was particularly impressed by Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward, son of 'Ironhead.' Both his physique and the way he carries himself.
miketripletttp Heyward is one of a handful of guys who could be an awfully good fit for the Saints with the 24th pick. That'll be focus of my Sunday story.
LanceMoore16 Ok people I do have an iPhone. I also own a blackberry that is very near and dear to me lol. I can't get rid of bbm
reggie_bush Our birthdays are a few days apart. My little bro's is today and mine is Wednesday! Gonna be 26 aaahhh I'm getting old!
T_Porter22 What's good my tweeps. I been a way for a while and had a lot to deal with. I'm back whats gucci?


Combine Coverage

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers a perfect fit? Not so fast |
Jeff Duncan - NFL officials see as many questions as answers regarding QB.

LSU running back Stevan Ridley hopes to show NFL teams at combine he has improved his speed |
Jeff Duncan - Stevan Ridley said his decision to turn pro before his senior season at LSU was complicated by one factor: The chance to win a national title. 

Prospects get first chance to show if they measure up |
Pat Kirwan tells us what he gets out of the Combine.

Blog Archive Pick Six: Combine drills we’d like to see |
Adam Rank

NFL Combine: A look back at Day 2 |
Frank Tadych


Saints/NFC South

Running back a position for New Orleans Saints to mull for the NFL draft |
Mike Triplett - Team's method for finding gems at position tried and true.

Reviewing film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Let's take a look at some of the highlights from Friday's NFC South chat. I'll throw out one question per team here. (Includes link to entire chat transcript.)

Payton's Play it Forward Foundation to Host Fundraiser in Lafayette |
Saints Head Coach Sean Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation, Feed the Children and Protect the Coastline will team up for a fundraiser in Lafayette on Saturday, March 19th.


Labor Pains

More takes from the agents meeting | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - When more than one person witness the same incident, chances are that more than one version of what was witnessed will emerge. When the audience is in the hundreds, there's a good chance that the perceptions will span the entire spectrum. (HansDat note: It's good to understand that memory is very elastic, as well.)

What Do Fans Want in a New NFL Labor Agreement? |
Brian Frederick (Executive Director, Sports Fans Coalition) - If you were seated at the negotiating table with the NFL and NFLPA, what would you want to see included in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement?

The NFL Labor Mediations: How We Got Here and a Peek Inside |
Andrew Brandt (President, National Football Post) - As mediation meetings between the NFL and the NFLPA enter their sixth straight day, there is a growing sense of optimism that the gloom and doom surrounding these negotiations may be delayed or even averted.

NFL Labor Negotiations: Are We Headed for the Doomsday Scenario? |
Gabriel Feldman (Law Professor; Director, Tulane Sports Law Program) - As we get closer to the expiration of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, the great unanswered questions remain: Will there be a work stoppage? And, if so, how long will it last?

Who faces bad field position from a lockout? | Yahoo! Sports
Michael Silver - A look at all 32 teams to find out who's sitting pretty and who's begging for a quick resolution in the labor battle.


NFL Announces New NFL Sideline Concussion Assessment Protocol |
Official league news release.

Rams scout arrested in Indy for public intoxication, public nudity | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - (HansDat note: This is a shameless "rubbernecking" link to a story of someone's bad choices @ the Combine in Indy. You have my apologies - I couldn't resist posting it. I'll also be poking the hornet's nest by sending the link of this story to my wife's family in St. Louis.)

Saturday morning one-liners | ProFootballTalk
Evan Silva - Quicklinks to NFL stories.


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