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Fleur-de-Links: October 11, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Drew Brees makes the TV rounds, calls Goodell's Bountyfarce suspensions a sham. Surprisingly, no one in media challenges him on it. Most agree. Has the tide completely turned against Darth Roger?

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Drew Brees supports Scott Fujita, questions Roger Goodell and sidesteps Terry Bradshaw...

": Nobody enjoys gameday more than " Haha Love it!!

can I take your order!!! Lol

OC Brad Childress on Saints bounty scandal: I just look at it in the rear-view mirror.

It's a beautiful day in VA

This World Sight Day prevent sports related eye injuries & wear safety glasses. Visit eye care pro & for more info!

What is one reason you love your life today? Think about that all day & see your mood change

The truth shall set u free... Or get u suspended for one game by a face-saving, floundering commissioner

BOOM. ": Drew Brees, once again, with critical comments for Goodell, bounty scandal "

Hahaaaaa ": girls on instagram post shit like: "Sweat pants, hair tied, chillin' with no make-up on "

Slept in finally! Time to figure out what to do with my day. Has anyone been to the scary house here in New Orleans? O btw love all u guys!

And for fans asking for video of the Saints pregame huddle, it's at the :30 mark ->

. was mic'd up for the Chargers game - WATCH:

A warm welcome to Frank Caliendo, who is joining ESPN's Sunday Countdown as a contributor (want to see his Chris Berman imitation).


What a smart guy. Goodell put himself in a position where he will have to call his own alleged whistleblower a liar.

It's really starting to bother me. How can the NFL continue to say I told them about Bounty & they interviewed me? THIS DID NOT HAPPEN!

A memo sent to ALL 32 Teams, Stating I Snitched & said something about N.O bounty program. How can I do that as a VIKING?

This Sucks! I NEVER interviewed with anyone from , No NFL Security, Not Goodell, NO ONE!

My Integrity & Character means the world to me. I respect this game & my fellow players. I have always been a loyal Friend & Teammate.

It bothers me that the respect of my Peers & Coaches is in Jeopardy because of this. So for the last time, I NEVER INTERVIEWED WITH THE NFL!


If y'all aren't listening to the Dome Patrol Podcast regularly, you should be. Fun stuff.

Early day at the office. Getting some work on the hami, in the weight room and on the field. Then to the airport. Be cool everybody

Brees "I feel like each week we have gotten better"



Former Vikings DL Jimmy Kennedy denies claims NFL says he made in New Orleans Saints bounty scandal - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"It's really starting to bother me. How can the NFL continue to say I told them about Bounty & they interviewed me? THIS DID NOT HAPPEN!"

League outs Jimmy Kennedy as 2010 whistleblower, Kennedy denies it | ProFootballTalk
As NFL owners prepare to gather in Chicago for their first full meeting since a string of embarrassments smacked against the shield like repeated pecan pies in the face, the gratuitous outing of a whistleblower who never became a witness can be added to the list of things for which the owners could be demanding a full and complete explanation.

Jimmy Kennedy sounds off on NFL over bounty role
The former NFL defensive tackle disputes the NFL's claim that he blew the whistle on Saints scandal.



Drew Brees: Bounty Case Is A Sham - NFL Spin Zone - A General NFL Blog providing you all the NFL News, Rumors, Updates, and National Football League News.
August 17, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of a preseason

Podcast: Drew Brees on Mike & Mike - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Saints QB Drew Brees talks about his record-breaking performances, New Orleans' 1-4 start, the absence of Sean Payton, the changes to the bounty susp

Brees agrees with Fujita about Goodell, calls bounty case a "sham" | ProFootballTalk
Scott Fujita lashed out at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday, saying that Goodell's actions in the Saints bounty case have been detrimental to the league. Now Saints quarterback Drew Brees has weighed in, saying he feels the same way.

Drew Brees adds to New Orleans Saints bounty scandal fire with critical comments - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"This could go on for a while, because, certainly, our players are not satisfied with some of the things that Commissioner Goodell has claimed or said. It seems like so much of his suspensions have been based upon speculation and rhetoric and maybe the testimony of some pretty unreliable sources. So that's the unfortunate thing. It seems like his decision changes quite a bit, or at least the reasoning behind what his decision is. So that's the disappointing part of it for all of us. Now that we're in the middle of the season, we just want to play football, we want to focus on winning games. It's been a tough road, but we're really just trying to compartmentalize this, block it out so we can focus on the season."

Brees lashes out at Goodell over latest on bounty scandal | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
NEW ORLEANS -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees, frustrated with the re-suspensions of current and former defensive teammates connected to the Saints bounty scandal, lashed out at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday morning, calling his powers overreaching and his new evidence "speculation and rhetoric."

Drew Brees supports Scott Fujita, questions Roger Goodell and sidesteps Terry Bradshaw
Saints QB sides with ex-mate while further questioning Goodell in new round of Bountygate.

Brees backs Fujita’s criticism of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell -
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reiterated his denunciation of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s recent reaffirmation of the suspensions for players involved in the Saints bounty scandal on Thursday.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees expects suspended players will continue to fight - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Brees said Goodell based ruling on rhetoric, unreliable sources

Brees agrees with Fujita that Goodell is abusing his power | New Orleans
While saying the bounty fallout is no excuse for the Saints’ tepid 1-4 season, quarterback Drew Brees told the NFL Network he agrees with his former teammate Scott Fujita’s statement on Roger Goodell, that he is abusing his power as commissioner.

Bradshaw slams Saints for Unitas record celebration; Brees responds to criticism & bounty suspensions
There is no Louisiana love coming from Terry Bradshaw for the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees right now.



From the Coach’s Office: Saints-Chargers Analysis
Oh, how our outlook changes after a victory. The sun seems brighter and the sky bluer. Your wife looks prettier, your kids are more obedient and your boss is tolerable. The world is simply a better place after a win.

'Sound FX': Saints vs Chargers



Forecast: Spagnuolo faces no-win situation | New Orleans
Ralph Malbrough / Contributing Writer

NEW ORLEANS -- I wonder what Steve Spagnuolo thinks during Saints games as he watches one of the worst defenses since the NFL merger in 1970? It’s probably something along the lines of, "I hope the defense I just called is a lucky guess and works out

Lofton is bright spot for Saints' defense | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE -- Middle linebacker Curtis Lofton signed with the Saints during the offseason to experience moments like Sunday night's 31-24 victory against San Diego.

Damage Control Week 6: The bye week - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Tackles in pro football are like cars colliding



Former NFL player turned actor Alex Karras dies - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Former NFL player turned actor Alex Karras died Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to a CNN report, citing a family spokesman. Former NFL player turned actor Alex Karras dies