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Fleur-de-Links: October 2, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Saints work out five receivers.

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Saints coach Sean Payton asked if he'd ever like to be the coach of the Dallas Cowboys. His response: "I'd rather answer a bounty question."

Aaaand we're off! Just experienced my first 2012 Christmas ad.

This hot fudge brownie sundae from Basket n Robbins is something serious..

Correction.. Baskin Robbins

Thought it was gone be pretty chilly this wk but I guess I was wrong.. I'm actually ready for a winter

Then when winter hits I'll be complaining again

Saints worked out 5 WRs today- Robiskie, Deon Butler, Preston Parker, Rasheed Davis, Jason Hill

The national anthem for the Saints-Chargers game this Sunday will be performed by !

NFC West teams have 11 wins, most by division in . At this point last year, NFC West had 5 wins

Just Leaving work... As hard as it is putting the past behind you it's a must in order to succeed in the future. Looking forward to Sunday!

Dude musta had raisin balls. RT : ..plea deal in the Alabama case. Sexual Battery dismissed, plea to obscenity.

Damn, Goodell gave the teabagger 2 years? He's out of control.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be lit pink for Sunday’s game to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Its easy to say your all in when things are going good! But how strong are u when things are going bad,Sticking together. Alot of fball left

I don't see why Payton can't lead the Who Dat chant like Vilma did. Just zoom in on him in the suite. Problem solved.

just Got done talkin at riverdale middle school, with jerico Nelson, we schooled the 8th graders on energy efficiency

Drew Brees thinking about having Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis at historic game Sunday. Precedent with SP allowed HOF and GW last weekend

Thank you to Joe Unitas, son of Johnny Unitas, for the very kind letter. I’m honored & humbled to continue the legacy he established for all

The Chargers returned some of their allotment of tickets for Sunday night’s game! They're available here:

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. ~ C. S. Lewis

"Thoughts become words Words become actions" Thinking about going #1-0 this week

Who has the NFL’s best yds per catch avg. since ‘06 (min. 120 recs)? Devery Henderson & SteelersMike Wallace are tied at 18.3

F*** yo couch, Roger! ": Is YOUR team poised to make the playoffs? "

Callen sleeping on my chest as we watch Monday Night Football. Not sure if it gets any better. Puts it all in perspective



Barry Sanders surprised by New Orleans Saints' slow start - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"They've caught a few bad breaks, a lot of turmoil in the offseason," Sanders said. "Sometimes you can't just focus on playing a game; most of the other teams -- it might not seem like a big deal at the time -- but they can just focus on preparing for the season, whereas the Saints had a lot of things they were dealing with."

New Orleans Saints' non-existent pass rush remains most disturbing trend of 2012 season: Film study - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints tried some new things but still got barely any pressure on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

New Orleans Saints Film Study Part 2: Play-by-play observations - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Passing game was great, run game non-existent

Mickles: 'Positives' not enough for Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
GREEN BAY, Wis. — As they stood in the visitors’ locker room at Lambeau Field late Sunday afternoon, the New Orleans Saints didn’t want to …

Kromer sees progress in winless New Orleans Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — The Saints are close to becoming a lame-duck team before assistant head coach Joe Vitt returns from his six-game suspension. Eve…

Saints kicker Hartley says being iced didn't affect his kick | New Orleans
Garrett Hartley stood in front of his locker at Lambeau Field on Sunday, answering every question tossed his way. For the 26-year-old kicker, it wasn’t how he wanted to leave the historic Wisconsin venue.

Tweaks made by Spagnuolo still providing no pass rush for Saints D | New Orleans
On Sunday, when Aaron Rodgers became the latest quarterback to spend time picking apart the Saints defense with hardly anyone in a New Orleans uniform in his face, the drum beat for answers grew louder.

" The Loss That Almost Got Away The Angry Who Dat
It’s time for what may well become a weekly segment here at the Angry Who Dat: "S*** I Enjoyed About Last Sunday’s Nightmare".

SaintsWin: Analysis & Opinion: Week 4, Packers at Saints: A Step Behind
The weird thing is that the Saints have lost by only 8, 8, 3, and 1 point(s). No matter how sloppily and disjointed they've consistently played, they've been in every game at some point in the 4th quarter. They may have played poorly, but they haven't given up. Nor should we.

New Orleans Saints Kicker Garrett Hartley Succumbs To Unintentional "Icing The Kicker"
Saints kicker Garrett Hartley missed a potential game-winning field goal against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Find out why it was not his fault.

Saints Packers NFL Week 4 Recap

Mike Vandermause column: Freefalling Packers find way to right ship, season | Packersnews |
In light of the final 10 minutes of Sunday’s game, all is forgiven.



Saints kick tires on five receivers | ProFootballTalk
A league source says the Saints worked out Brian Robiskie, Deon Butler, Jason Hill, Rasheed Davis, and Preston Parker.

New Orleans Saints Look To Add Depth At Wide Receiver; Work Out Two
It appears the New Orleans Saints are looking to add depth at the wide receiver. Find out which two players they have been working out.

New Orleans Saints-San Diego Chargers scouting report - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Chargers are 2-0 on the road

New Orleans Saints Roman Harper could see more time at linebacker
New Orleans Saints Roman Harper could see more time at linebacker.

Chargers eye Brees | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
SAN DIEGO — After taking advantage of six turnovers to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers turned their attention to former…

Is New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory on the chopping block or the trading block?
Is New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory on the chopping block or the trading block?



Unitas family supports Brees’ effort to break record | ProFootballTalk
"Drew, I wanted to take a minute to congratulate you on tying my father’s record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. I’ve been follow your pursuit of the record since last season. I’m a big fan of yours, and wish you the best Sunday night against San Diego as you try to break the record. My father always said that records were meant to be broken. I know that if he was still with us that he would wish you the best as well.

Johnny Unitas' son sends well wishes to Drew Brees for possible TD record - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Drew Brees can pass Johnny Unitas for most consecutive games with a TD pass this Sunday vs. San Diego



Alabama fan pleads guilty, but sports fanaticism still on trial: Jarvis DeBerry |
Tuesday morning Brian Downing, a 33-year-old Alabama football fan, pleaded guilty to two counts of obscenity for putting his bare testicles on the neck of a young LSU fan who was passed out drunk after the Jan. 9 BCS Championship Game. Downing will serve two years in prison.



Sean Payton won’t ask NFL to let him attend Saints game | ProFootballTalk
And so, if Brees throws a touchdown pass for the 48th straight game on Sunday night, Payton will settle for watching on TV.

Suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton doesn't plan on asking permission to attend Chargers game - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"No, no," Payton told Times-Picayune when asked Tuesday morning about his possible attendance. "I've kind of got a full plate here. A handful of people texted me that. Right now, I'll be able to watch it, and shoot, just being able to watch it on TV is no different than being there in person. It's just an honor to be connected to this."

Mixed signals on Gregg Williams’ ability to attend games | ProFootballTalk
Either way, suspended Saints coach Sean Payton should be demanding the ability to attend Sunday night’s game between the Chargers and the Saints — and if the league says no, he should be demanding an explanation.

Legal teams for New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell file memos concerning subpoenas - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Each side state their case on whether or not Vilma's lawyer can subpoena witness in defamation lawsuit



Mike Pereira: NFL referees show rust in return to action - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
NFL referees show rust in return to action Mike Pereira: NFL referees show rust in return to action

Replacement ref: "There’s a lot more rules in the NFL" | ProFootballTalk
Jerry Hughes, one of the league’s replacement referees, told CBS News that the difference between the rule book he has when he works college games and the rule book the NFL gave him is like the difference between a pamphlet and a phone book.

Victoria's Secret opens in Cowboys Stadium
The Cowboys opened a Victoria's Secret PINK store inside Cowboys Stadium before Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears.

Texans, Falcons on pace to clinch divisions early | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
By Thanksgiving, maybe even sooner, the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons could be division champs. Perfect through one-fourth of the sche…