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Fleur-de-Links: October 4, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Sean Payton to attend game Sunday night. Loomis & Vitt will not.

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Congrats! White jerseys, black pants RT taking my wife to 1st Saints game for our anniversary. What colors we rockin?

Saints HC Sean Payton will attend Sunday night's game SD-NO game. Saints GM Mickey Loomis and assistant Joe Vitt will not.

. on how he was as a college basketball player "I got a lot of fouls, dunked on people & got stuff started"

Former Saints DC Gregg Williams is planning to attend tonight's game in St. Louis between the Cardinals and Rams. NFL aware of it.

Graham on Gates "Without him, I wouldn't have been given this opportunity or to play in college. He paved the way for me"

Brees on the NFL granting his request to allow Payton, Loomis & Vitt at the game "I wanted them to be a part (cont)

Brees: "We have the opportunity to break the Johnny Unitas record, I say we because it is a team deal"

No, because content RT Is it just me or is the new SBNation way more Bleacher Reporty?

I might be in the minority but I really like SB Nation's new layout

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Can’t wait to see my Boilermakers in action this weekend against the Wolverines at home in Ross Ade stadium. Let’s get it!!!

Can't stop laughing at 's avatar in light of the fact Big Bird got fired by Romney last night

McMahon says Hartley is reacting well to missing kicks in two straight weeks. "Comes down to how you bounce back," McMahon said.

Suspended for the year but cleared to attend the saints game um lets just say suspension uplifted to just 8 games IM JUST SAYING!!!

For some reason, I keep imagining Sean Payton being rolled into the Superdome Hannibal Lecter-style on Sunday.



Saints WR Lance Moore sits for second straight day with hamstring injury | New Orleans
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METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, making it more and more doubtful that he’ll be available for Sunday night’s primetime game against the San Diego Chargers.

Former Saints WR Meachem still getting comfortable with Chargers | New Orleans
Robert Meachem came to the Saints a surprise first-round pick in the 2007 draft. He left New Orleans the same way, signing a surprising four-year, $25.9 million contract with the San Diego Chargers.

New Orleans Saints are bothered by their lack of pass rush - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints rank 26th in the NFL with six sacks

Aaron Kromer Discusses Defense, Playing in Primetime
Offensive Line/Running Game Coach Aaron Kromer met with the media following practice on Thursday to discuss the defense's pass rush and playing in primetime on Sunday night

Greg McMahon Talks About Performance of Special Teams Unit
Special Teams Coordinator Greg McMahon met with the media after practice on Thursday to discuss the kicking unit and last Sunday's game against the Packers

Jimmy Graham: "He Paved the Way for Me"
TE Jimmy Graham spoke with members of the media about Charger's tight end Antonio Gates and QB Drew Brees in the locker room on Thursday

Chargers QB Phillip Rivers has kind words for former teammates Drew Brees and Darren Sproles
Chargers QB Phillip Rivers has kind words for former teammates Drew Brees and Darren Sproles.

Saints RB Sproles makes point to learn, move on from dropped third-down pass | New Orleans
Darren Sproles turned to head up the field, wide open space the only thing in between the New Orleans Saints running back and the end zone. Only, he did it the same time the ball arrived at his fingers from quarterback Drew Brees.

Forecast: If Saints fall to 0-5 all hope will die | New Orleans
Every year the National Weather Service issues their hurricane season predictions. They say, "We think there will be 13 named storms." Then in the summer they revise it upward or downward depending on conditions.

Saints Nation: Scouting the Chargers | October

Several former New Orleans Saints return home for Sunday's game
Several former New Orleans Saints return home for Sunday's game.



Saints QB Brees: Payton, Vitt, Loomis ‘a part of’ TD pass streak | New Orleans
Sean Payton, Joe Vitt and Mickey Loomis might not have been around for the four games New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has thrown a touchdown this season.

New Orleans Saints coach Joe Vitt sees great similarities between Drew Brees and Johnny Unitas, both of whom have been close friends - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Vitt worked for Unitas at his bar during the 1970s and forged a close bond with him

Drew Brees says New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Joe Vitt deserve to be at Sunday's game - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Drew Brees says Gregg Williams' presence at last week's Rams game didn't play into his request

NFL grants request for Payton, Loomis and Vitt to attend Saints-Chargers game | New Orleans
With New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees attempting to break a 52-year-old NFL record, the league has granted a request by quarterback to allow coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt to attend Sunday’s game against t

Top suspended New Orleans Saints staff set to attend Chargers game due to Brees request
Top suspended New Orleans Saints staff set to attend Chargers game due to Brees request.

Drew brees’ streak breakdown | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
A game-by-game breakdown of the 47-game streak with a touchdown pass by Drew Brees, who Sunday equaled the NFL record set by Hall of Famer …

Sean Payton permitted to attend game | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — The NFL has granted permission for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, General Manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach …

Lenny Moore: Streak’s longevity impressive | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
To Lenny Moore, there’s no real disappointment that the NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass held by teammate and fellow …

Drew Brees going for Johnny Unitas’ record | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — If the New Orleans Saints weren’t 0-4 and one of only two winless teams in the NFL, Drew Brees would probably be able to enjoy t…



Gregg Williams will attend Rams-Cardinals game | ProFootballTalk
Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt aren't going to be the only notable names in attendance at an NFL game this week. Gregg Williams is going to be in attendance at another Rams game on Thursday night.



Ref on Monday night call: We ‘screwed it up’
Head referee Wayne Elliott admits his crew "screwed up" deciding Packers-Seahawks call.

" How Fan Are You? The Angry Who Dat

Steve Gleason, New Orleans Saints Players Expected At ALS Walk Saturday
Steve Gleason, New Orleans Saints Players Expected At ALS Walk Saturday.

Notebook: Raji won't contest fine from Saints altercation | Packersnews |
B.J. Raji knew he was lucky he didn’t get thrown out of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints for throwing a punch during a third-quarter altercation.

Derland Moore to Appear at Saints Hall of Fame Sunday
Former Saints defensive lineman will meet fans before Sunday night's game against the Chargers

Saints' Jonathan Casillas, Michael Lewis Attend Taste of the NFL Event
Saints linebacker and ambassador attended the event where over 100 children were fed at the NFL Youth Education Town



Aaron Kromer Interview 10/4/12

Drew Brees Interview 10/4/12

Jimmy Graham Interview 10/4/12

Roman Harper Joins 'Around the League'