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Fleur-de-Links: December 4, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Sean Payton runs in Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon.

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Andy Lyons


A criterion RT : : I've covered the NFL for 15 years and have never heard anyone use catch % as a criteria.

Times-Picayune: Paul Tagliabue is taking the approach Roger Goodell never did in Saints bounty case

Jabari Greer: "We are playing more aggressive football on defense" (VIDEO)

FOX’s broadcast team for the Saints-Giants game: Joe , & Pam Oliver

These playoff chases are like fantasy football, they make me care about games I really, really hate that I have to care about

Best wishes to coach Dennis Allen. Really a terrific guy.

Condolences to Raiders coach Dennis Allen on passing of father, Grady, former NFL player with Falcons. Allen plans to coach Thursday's game

New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins visited the WRBH studios today. He is a participant in the WRBH New...

": Jed Thank you so much for coming to read at! We enjoyed having U & stories U read sound GREAT!" It was fun, Thank U

The Saints 28-13 win vs the Eagles (Nov. 5) was cable’s most-viewed sporting event of November at 12.9 million viewers

ESPN's NFL Power Rankings: 49ers, Ravens and Bears all drop within top 10.

Former Falcons/Vikings DE Ray Edwards worked out for the 49ers yesterday.

I Renamed the Hornets

NFL suicide rate is six times national average. That's the story not whether Costas "should have said anything" about guns.

Congrats to Lusher Charter School In New Orleans for winning our 3rd annual Trust Your Crazy Ideas Entrepreneurship Challenge last night

Back on the regular routine. Huge game this wknd, no time to waste. I'm working

Thank you to The City of Jackson(Tn) for allowing me the honor of being Grand Marshall of the Christmas parade. I am truly thankful for you.

Long term happiness will NOT be decided by your external world but by how YOU perceive your world.

Good morning world!!! Do not let your ways of yesterday dictate your ways for today.. !!!!

Hold your loved ones tight and tell them u love them because u just never know the last time.Arguments just apologize and live WOOD

": Have you heard?" Bird bird bird...the bird is the word!

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So here's how today's hearing went...oh wait family guy's back on, ask Paul gota go!



Saints understand defense has turned things around, but not satisfied | New Orleans
Steve Spagnuolo saw the statistics from Thursday night. Heck. He saw the game from the sideline. So he knows just how well his much-maligned defense played.

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo: facing New York Giants like playing 'a brother' |
Spagnuolo said he had fond memories of coaching in Giants Stadium

Steve Spagnuolo: "I Have A Lot of Respect and Admiration for the New York Giants"
Saints Defensive Coordinator won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2007

Rested Saints get back to work | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — After a weekend off to recharge the batteries following Thursday night’s 23-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Sain…

Saints prepare game plan for Manning | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said Monday afternoon he considers former Ole Miss standout Eli Manning one of the elite quarterbacks of the NFL. It's a compliment Spagnuolo doesn't give to many of his offensive counterparts.



Paul Tagliabue is taking the approach Roger Goodell never did in Saints bounty case |
Both sides seem to appreciate former commissioner's handling of case

Jonathan Vilma, Joe Vitt, Brad Childress testify at New Orleans Saints bounty hearing |
It's up to Paul Tagliabue to issue a ruling now

Saints coach Vitt, LB Vilmas appear at bounty hearings | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
NEW ORLEANS — Hearings in the NFL bounty probe of the Saints resumed with witness appearances by former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childr…

Paul Tagliabue wraps up latest round of bounty hearings
Ex-commish could rule soon after talking to Vilma, others.



Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton runs in Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon |
Suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton took his running talents to Sin City on Sunday night. Payton ran in the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon, finishing in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 32 seconds.

Marques Colston Quietly Stormed His Way to the Top of the New Orleans Saints Record Book
Saints’ 2006 seventh round pick is the team’s all-time career touchdown leader

New Orleans Saints Dropped Passes Are Not A Big Issue
The New Orleans Saints are among the league leaders in dropped passes. The dropped passes are not a big issue at all, find out why.

Father of Oakland Raiders Coach Dennis Allen has died |
Allen is a former New Orleans Saints assistant

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram hopes he'll be busy during BCS national championship game |
Ingram still hopeful Saints can make the playoffs

NFL Rumors: Devery Henderson Moving Down On The New Orleans Saints Pecking Order
NFL Rumors: Devery Henderson could be moving down on the New Orleans Saints depth chart. Find out why and how Henderson can turn it around.

NBC Sports network to profile Earl Campbell in new documentary |
'Still Standing: The Earl Campbell Story' airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 4).

New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer one of three finalists for Boston College job, according to reports |
He was team's interim coach for first six games this season

Drew Brees, Idea Village host high school entrepreneurship teams in pitch contest seeking inspiring ideas |
The heralded entrepreneurship scene of post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans extended to the high school population on Monday when teams from four campuses pitched ideas for sparking inspirational movements in their school communities and vied for $10,000 in prize money from the Brees Dream Foundation.