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Fleur-de-Links: October 30, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Saints take today and tomorrow off to help recover from Denver ass-whoopin' before facing Eagles on Monday night.



Tampa Bay Bucs' Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks placed on injured reserve due to a toe ailment.

I want so bad for Star Wars Episodes 7-9 to be animated. With Will Ferrell and Mila Kunis voicing Han Solo and The Princess

Akiem Hicks () will be at in Gretna (50 Westbank Expressway) from 5-7 tonight to host a free football clinic!

Big shout out to Fantastic job taking 2 kids at MJH 2day! We were honored 2 spend time w/ such a classy guy!! Thank you!

I will be on the North Shore at Sam’s Club today from 5-7pm. 69630 Stirling Boulevard, in Covington

Woke up this morning, voted, watched some film and now getting ready to take some pics w/ . Ain't even ate yet smh bout to faint

LMAO RT : Nothing like a hurricane in the Northeast to make everyone on the Gulf Coast SMUG AS F***.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone on the East Coast as you all recover from the hurricane. Stay strong!!!

Can't help but wonder how Cerullo felt Sunday night. Everyone dreams of f***ing over the people who fired them. Cerullo did. Spectacularly.

"Yep, they fired me. But I got one of them fired from everyone forever, the other lost 6 million dollars."

"Oh, I almost forgot. Millions of people watched them humiliate themselves on TV weekly for four months. I even got credit for everything."

Kudos to for speaking to students at Mandeville Junior High today!

Out the sauna to the cold tub.. burrr

What used to be entrance to our backyard:

Our street....

Will take days, if not weeks, to recover from this. Just hope that as many people as possible are unharmed and safe.

Saints fan here: that's just nuts. ": Stuart Scott just introduced Steve Young as the greatest QB in 49ers history."

Jon Gruden: "I don't like stats for quarterbacks." Proceeds to list a bunch of statistics to explain why Alex Smith is outstanding. Sigh.



" All Day To Throw The Angry Who Dat
In their last game of October 2011, the Saints fell to the Rams in an absolute debacle. The Who Dat Nation cringed at the Rams’ outplaying of a (supposedly) superior team from New Orleans. They began to lose faith, and many questioned the playoff chances of a team who could drop a game like that in such embarrassing fashion.

SaintsWin: Opinion & Analysis: Week 8, Saints at Broncos: A Graying Promise
When we look back on the disappointment that is 2012 Saints' football, when we accept a reality that's birthed a suddenness of irreversible mediocrity, we'll look back on this game as a signpost in the post-BountyGate, Payton-less Saints.

Son of a bitch bastards! - Who Dat Social Club

Forecast: 2012 Saints hit bottom | New Orleans
Pathetic. I thought the Saints would play their best game of the year in primetime in Denver. Instead for Joe Vitt’s return they played perhaps their worst game of the Drew Brees Era. Please Lord let this be the Saints bottoming out.

New Orleans Saints defense got outplayed, outsmarted by Denver Broncos: Film study - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints didn't adjust well to Broncos' scheme change in 34-14 blowout Sunday night

New Orleans Saints going nowhere because of defensive, offensive lines - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Both units were outclassed in loss to Denver Broncos

Saints grapple with defensive woes | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints spent Monday recovering from the previous night's 34-14 loss at Denver, a rout which exposed their numerous deficiencies to a nationally-televised audience.

Joe Vitt shoulders blame for Saints loss | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — A week ago, Saints interim coach Joe Vitt spent a sleepless first night on the job. That was by design so that he could get hims…

Steve Spagnuolo says there’s no magic fix for the Saints’ defense | ProFootballTalk
The Saints' secondary was lit up by Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday night, and New Orleans is giving up 475 yards a game in total offense, the worst in the NFL by more than 50 yards a game. So something needs to get fixed with the Saints' defense in a hurry.



Roman Harper Sustains A Concussion; Status For Week Nine Is Uncertain
New Orleans Saints SS Roman Harper sustained a concussion in the Saints' loss to the Denver Broncos. Will he be available for week nine?

Saints take NFL's worst defense into Eagles' contest | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
The Saints (2-5) enter Monday's game against Philadelphia with the worst defense in league history through the first seven games of a season. The offense is completely dependent on the passing game, despite two proven running backs in Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles and former first-round pick Mark Ingram. Still, the Eagles (3-4) have their share of issues, making this a winnable game at the Superdome.

Game against Saints could be Vick's final chance
With Michael Vick seeming more deflated after each game, Monday night's matchup against New Orleans could be his final shot this season.

New Orleans Saints will take next two days off in preparation for Monday night game against Philadelphia Eagles - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
What they're saying about the Saints



Latest Vilma brief attaches whistleblower email from Cerullo | ProFootballTalk
"So I have info on Saints Joe Vitt Lying to your NFL Investigators on Bounties from 2010, along with proof!!! I was there, in the cover up meetings, with players and Joe, I love the NFL and want to work there again, but I am afraid if I tell thge [sic] truth I will never coach again in NFL, But I was fired for a situation that the Saints encourage. All I want is a Job back in the NFL as a QC Coach anywhere, so If talking to you jepodizes [sic] that I will have to get back to you, but The Saints are a Dirty Organization. Contact me."

No developments on Tagliabue hearing | ProFootballTalk
With the hearing previously set for today canceled and Hurricane Sandy disrupting pretty much everything in New York and Washington and all points in between, the parties are still waiting to hear when, and if, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will take up the question of whether the player suspen...



Tony Gonzalez: "If I Don't Get A Super Ring, Someone's Getting Shot" |
NFL football humor parody satire sports

Demaryius Thomas dressed as a replacement ref for Halloween (Picture)
Anyone who pays attention to sports had to know that replacement referee costumes would be popular this Halloween. However, you would have to be pretty bold to be an NFL star and go down that road, but Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas clearly had no problem doing that recently.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants secure at No. 1 and No. 2 spots - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
25. (20) New Orleans Saints 2-5 Take away the No. 1 passing offense and things get ugly quick. They just can't contend with that defense.

NFL Power Rankings: Falcons firm at No. 1 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The latest Power Rankings are out and the Atlanta Falcons remain in the top spot for the third straight week.