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Fleur-de-Links: November 1, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Darren Sproles held out of practice with hand injury.

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Saints will be in black jerseys, black pants RT What color jersey in the Dome Monday night?

Drew Brees: we're a 30-40 point offense. Regardless of what defense does, that needs to be our standard. It's not pressure, it's who we are.

Brees said Baylen picks his Halloween costume, that’s why they both went as Iron Man last night

What up world, been away for a while concentrating & work'n on get'n this shoulder better! I appreciate all the prayers & concerns..

I made the top 4? that's a great pic of the hair hang time. Starting to compete w/ haha

Sproles (Hand) & Roby (Shoulder) did not practice today

Saints at practice today

Vitt said the Saints signed WR Greg Camarillo & waived TE Daniel Graham

Vitt said his biggest nightmare with Michael Vick was in ’04 playoffs when he was coaching w/Rams. Vick ran for 119 yds on 8 carries

I agree that a college team couldn't beat a pro team ... But I will never understand some fans bashing the college game.

NFC Players of Month – QB Aaron Rodgers, GB; CB Charles Tillman, Chi; K Lawrence Tynes, NYG

The footballs teams will be using in November as a in honor of our military!

. HC Andy Reid held a conference call with NOLA media members to preview Monday night’s game (AUDIO)

When the Saints were born 46 years ago today, current Times-Pic Columnist Peter Finney wrote the story

I had this idea in my head that the Saints defense was getting to third down a lot and not getting off the field. Anyone else?

Saints defense is actually 11th in the league at getting off the field on 1st down.

Meanwhile, they allow 1st downs on 2nd down more often than 30 other teams. They allow a 1st on 1st 28.9% of the time. 32nd, of course.

Just got pulled over... 120 in a 70 cop said sir do u know why I pulled u over .. I replied, it's Halloween And I'm a racer car driver

Just so every one knows I was joking about the tweet from last night.. Trying to bring some laughter .. Hope y'all had a great night

46 years ago today, New Orleans was awarded the 16th NFL franchise and the were born!

Best halloween costume of the night! Ill wear mine on monday. Goodnight everybody

": The winner of our Pumpkin contest on : "Graham Reaper" " that's awesome!



Saints hold Darren Sproles out of practice with hand injury | New Orleans
Running back Darren Sproles was one of two Saints player to not practice Thursday, New Orleans’ first day session since the Denver throttling and initial practice ahead of Monday night’s home game against Philadelphia.

New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles, receiver Courtney Roby miss Thursday's practice - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints linebacker David Hawthorne, receiver Joe Morgan practice fully

New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory is not surprised to still be a Saint - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"No it wasn't surprising," Ivory said. "Whatever was going to happen was going to happen. It was going to be out of my hands, so I was going to be ready for whatever, whether I was here. And I'm still here today, so I'm here. But if I were to have to be somewhere else I would be fine with that."

New Orleans Saints bring back Greg Camarillo for another stint - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints release veteran TE Daniel Graham

Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints - NFL Videos
NFL Films previews the Week 9 matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Saints live updates from Joe Vitt, Drew Brees press conferences - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Vitt, Brees talk about Monday night matchup with Philadelphia Eagles



Philadelphia Eagles trying to rally around Coach Andy Reid - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Veteran coach's job could be in jeopardy after three consecutive losses

Andy Reid: Michael Vick will continue to be our quarterback | ProFootballTalk
Eagles coach Andy Reid would like to put a stop to the weekly guessing games about the identity of his starting quarterback. Reid used Thursday's press conference to put forth a more forceful message about his decision to stick with Michael Vick after plenty of speculation that he would hand the ...

Eagles resort to players-only meeting | ProFootballTalk
McLane described the sessions as having a "mostly positive vibe." Though individual players weren’t named, McLane says there was "some calling out of the effort of players."

Philadelphia Eagles: Secondary Must Bend, Not Break vs. QB Drew Brees
See why the Philadelphia Eagles' secondary must abide by the 'bend, don't break' philosophy when taking on QB Drew Brees on Monday night.

Eagles by the Numbers: The only positive stat
Hoping to provide a break from the negativity, we searched for Eagles' silver linings ... and found only one positive stat, care of Alex Henery.

Vick text: "It’s great to know that I have the support of my coach" | ProFootballTalk
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said Sunday he thought he might get benched. Wednesday, the team finally got around to sending out word that he wouldn’t, via a mass text from the team’s PR department. And at least in a message he typed with his thumbs, Vick seems OK with that.

The Delaware County Daily Times Blogs: Eagles Blogger Room: Mission Impossible: End Brees' 50-game TD streak
Delaware County Pennsylvania daily newspaper covering local, regional, and national news including local sports, video and multimedia coverage, and classified advertising.

Andy Reid deserves to at least finish out the season as Philadelphia Eagles coach |
Reid has done too much for the franchise to be handed a pink slip in the middle of the season.

Andy Reid Says He Never Thought About Benching Michael Vick - Bleeding Green Nation
When Andy Reid said after the Eagles loss to the Atlanta Falcons that was going to "evaluate" the quarterback position, many felt it was a sign that Michael Vick could be headed to the bench. Not so...

Eagles Week 9 storylines: Foles watch
Andy Reid is sticking with Michael Vick as his starting QB, but if he struggles against the Saints on Monday, watch for a switch to rookie Nick Foles.

Jason Babin said Eagles fan chants were "vile" and personal | ProFootballTalk
Philadelphia fans are notoriously vocal, but Eagles defensive end Jason Babin said some of them crossed the line during last week’s loss to the Falcons. Since he was rotating more with Brandon Graham, he spent more time on the sidelines than usual, and what he heard repulsed him.



Drew Brees Gets Into The Halloween Spirit Dressed As Iron Man
Drew Brees dressed up as Iron Man yesterday for Halloween. Find out why Brees and Iron Man are more alike than you think.

Richard Dent still blames Ditka, Flutie for Bears’ playoff failure | ProFootballTalk
Hall of Fame former Bears defensive end Richard Dent was the MVP of Super Bowl XX, but it still bugs him, nearly three decades later, that that was the only Super Bowl he ever played in. And Dent blames two men for that: Mike Ditka and Doug Flutie.

Forecast: 25 years ago Jim Mora changed the Saints forever | New Orleans
Jim Mora, in his second year as head coach, got asked in the post game press conference something about if losing a close game to the 49ers proved the Saints were a quality team and had a shot at the playoffs. What happened next is easily one of the most important moments in team history.

Vilma goes to court with former coach's email | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
NEW ORLEANS -- The attorney for New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed a court brief in the bounties case with an email from a former assistant coach who called the Saints a "dirty organization."

Saints owner Benson honored at Super Bowl Committee luncheon | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
NEW ORLEANS — Over the years, Bobby Hebert has had some uncomplimentary things to say about Tom Benson. But Wednesday, the ex-Saints quarte…



Joe Vitt's Press Conference 11/1/12
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Drew Brees Interview 11/1/12
QB Drew Brees speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, November 1, 2012.