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Fleur-de-Links: October 5, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Titans DC Jerry Gray uses disturbing, Gregg Williamsesque words to motivate his players. Will Goodell take action against him? Not bloody likely. He already has his patsies.

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Mr. will wear pink cleats Sunday for

Lmao. So absurd. RT : Here's story with Jerry Gray explanation. NFL reviewing tough talk of Titans

Lmao. So absurd. RT : Here's story with Jerry Gray explanation. NFL reviewing tough talk of Titans

Kromer: Saints can run against stout defenses, just haven't yet. Says it will happen.

Kromer said McBride (Ankle) Hawthorne (Hamstring), Moore (Hamstring), Cadet (Shoulder) are OUT for Sunday

CBA Appeals Panel issued its full opinion in the Bounty case this morning, clarifying & expanding on the reasoning from initial opinion

Appeals panel: NFLPA's argument that plyers were punished for on-field misconduct (thus not w/in commish authority) is "not well-founded."

Add'l note from NFL ruling: "Were commish to act unreasonably in applying [his powers],his decision would presumably be subject to review"

Brees can visit Payton if, and only if, he sets the record. What a great incentive to perform on the field and make plays.

More on Appeals Panel's final opinion reaffirming Goodell's authority to levy discipline in bounty case

Asked what kind of dunk he would do if he caught Brees’ record breaking TD, Graham joked "I am going to windmill dunk it or something crazy"

": um all good b. just tryna get healthy" same here bruh!

"The only discipline that lasts is SELF discipline"

When u have to be at work everyday at 6:30 you start to reevaluate your social life lol suddenly it doesn't seam so important

If your going to see the movie Taken 2 Don't... Its Hot garbage



Opinion: 2012 Saints deserve a pass from fans | New Orleans
The 2012 edition of the New Orleans Saints appears that it could be the worst in the ‘Sean Payton’ era. That’s not saying much, as he has set a high standard and anything under .500 would have been in contention for being the worst.

Saints still have confidence in run game in spite of problems so far | New Orleans
Brian de la Puente watches video of the New Orleans Saints’ first four games and can only shake his head. He sees Mark Ingram plow into the line and gain only two yards. He looks as Pierre Thomas can only wiggle for a few yards.

Saints will be without WR Lance Moore, 3 others against Chargers | New Orleans
In addition to Moore, running back Travaris Cadet (right shoulder), defensive end Turk McBride (left ankle) and linebacker David Hawthorne (right hamstring) were deemed out after not practicing at all this week.

Mickles: Brees says he gets along with Rivers | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Perception being what it is, it would be rather easy to think that Drew Brees and Philip Rivers have an adversarial relationship as two com…

Darren Sproles says he’ll do ‘whatever is needed’ | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — So, Saints fans. You say you still feel really rotten about Sunday’s 28-27 loss at Green Bay? Well, put yourself in Darren Sprol…

Saints lament lack of a pass rush | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Saints defensive end Junior Galette vowed Thursday to never again put himself in a position to have to answer questions about his lack of a pass rush -- starting with Sunday night's game against San Diego.

New Orleans Saints playmakers have been dropping the ball in 2012: First-and-10 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints columnist Mike Triplett offers his weekly observations on the New Orleans Saints

Damage control Week 5: New Orleans Saints vs. San Diego Chargers - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Taking a look at the injury report of the Saints, Chargers

New Orleans Saints face San Diego Chargers team that's off to a fast start: Friday links - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints hope to avoid 0-5 start



Brees seeks history, Saints seek first win against Chargers
Drew Brees is on the verge of history and Sean Payton will be there to see it.

Sean Payton will be only one in attendance for New Orleans Saints game this Sunday
Sean Payton will be only one in attendance for New Orleans Saints game this Sunday.



The NFL is reviewing comments made by Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray - ESPN
Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray would like to see his defense get more physical -- even to the point of being fined or seeing an opponent carted off.

Titans DC uses some disturbing words to motivate his players | ProFootballTalk
Jerry Gray used to work for Gregg Williams. And apparently he learned a thing or two about a turn of phrase from his old boss. The Titans defensive coordinator used some frankly disturbing language in reference to his team’s inability to stop passes across the middle of the field.

Appeals Panel reaffirms Roger Goodell's authority to levy sanctions in New Orleans Saints bounty scandal - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Panel's final opinion states Roger Goodell can issue discipline for detrimental conduct



New Orleans Saints and Hornets Contribute $250,000 to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
The gleaming new $21.7 million, 27,500-square foot building is scheduled for opening in the summer of 2013

Tony Dungy thinks New Orleans Saints can bounce back after 'death by inches' start: First-and-10 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Dungy said loss of Sean Payton is one of many reasons why Saints are 'not as consistent as I'm used to seeing the Saints'