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Fleur-de-Links: January 24, 2012


The is re-airing the 2005 Pro Bowl Skills Challenge. Check out a young

Lance Moore
Had a great time at franklinton jr high speaking and hanging out w the kids. Great job fuel up to play 60

Jeff Duncan
Congrats to ' O-Line. RT : Entire NO OL to be honored at SB: Madden Most Valuable Protector Award.
Johnny Patrick
Make sure u depend on the right people in life....

Mark Ingram
Set the standards high, sit the Chevy low...

Johnny Patrick
S/o to American airline for leaving on time and getting me here 15 min earlier then expected.. And a smooth flight...

Jeff Duncan
As expected.... RT : Rams to hire Blake Williams, son of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Blake may work with linebackers.

Jeff Duncan
Two former defensive assistants are frontrunners for Raiders HC gig:

Adam Schefter
Should Oakland hire Dennis Allen, as many expect, the Broncos would be looking for their seventh defensive coordinator in the past 7 years.

Jeff Duncan
ICYMI, here's the full transcript from this afternoons' chat session:

New Orleans Saints
The 2012 Men's Final Four, which will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, is 67 days away!

cameron jordan
Got in this taxi and the guy said ur cameron Jordan, you've got a wikipedia page... Thanks lol

New Orleans Saints
FYI: We are now - Please RT and help spread the word!

Jeremy Shockey
Just another great day miami

Johnny Patrick
We fly so much as a team I almost forgot how the flight stuff go lol

Thomas Morstead
I just watched highlight video at

New Orleans Saints
En route to Pro Bowl RT Landed at the Dallas airport, 8 1/2 more hours till I touch down in Hawaii

Garrett Hartley
Our fans and our city is what makes this so special. Thank y'all for the memories.Coming back stronger than ever 2012

Garrett Hartley
Can't wait to be back next year with the guys.. Always a chance when you have . Congrats again to you& Brittany on number 3

Garrett Hartley
two years ago today, a city overlooked as the boys in black&gold saw their 1st super bowl birth! My favorite memory so far as being a Saint

New Orleans Saints
"This is for the city of New Orleans!" - Payton 2 years ago today

Jonathan Vilma
Wen is this Mayan thing supposed to happen?? Should I even get ready for next season?


Saints GM says he’d probably be out of a job if Brees isn’t re-signed | New Orleans
Mickey Loomis sat on the metal stands at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, drops of rain slowly wetting his dark-colored sweater as some of the best college seniors practiced on the turf in front of him.

League says Nike deal won’t lead to dramatic jersey design changes | ProFootballTalk
So, apparently, the jerseys will look the same, barring any changes that would be made in the ordinary course of changing jerseys. Of course, the shift to Nike could cause some teams to decide to make the change.

All-NFC South team: Special teams - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Punter: Thomas Morstead, Saints. If San Francisco’s Andy Lee didn’t have one of the best seasons ever by a punter, Morstead probably would have been in the Pro Bowl. He also does a nice job kicking off.

All-NFC South team: Defense - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Defense wasn’t a strength in the NFC South in the 2011 season.

All-NFC South team: Offense - NFC South Blog - ESPN
It was a big year for offense in the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints set all sorts of records.

Dennis Allen is the leading candidate in Oakland | ProFootballTalk
Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is the leading candidate to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report that the Raiders have identified Allen as their top choice, although there are still some "final steps" that need to be taken c...

Fans tossed from New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers game - NFL -
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco police say they arrested 29 people at Sunday's NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park -- and tossed out another 110 people for unruly behavior.

Saints re-signing Brees, Colston, Nicks could cost pricey veterans their jobs
The 2012 NFL free agency period may not be the kindest to the New Orleans Saints as they have 13 unrestricted free agents

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis hits the ground running for the 2012 season - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
He says this isn't the first year with several free agents

LSU tight end DeAngelo Peterson still trying to forget BCS disaster - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Peterson is in Mobile, Ala. hoping to catch a pro scout's eye

Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Time for a look at the top Tuesday morning headlines from around the division. Although there still is a lot of work ahead, New Orleans general manag