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Fleur-de-Links: July 31, 2012



One person familiar w/ contract talks between NFL and locked-out officials said, "I'm 99.9 percent sure replacements will work in Canton.

RT Whisenhunt said that QB Kevin Kolb will start the game against the on Sunday

Thanks to all our fans who joined us at practice today! Wednesday's practice is open as well (8:50-11:30 a.m.)

Donte Whitner: Good defenses don’t need bounties guy needs to shut his mouth and mind his own business. Don't remember them winning the superbowl. U still ringless. We got one and working on two now. Try to keep up

With Greer, Robinson banged up, receive a better look at their CB depth, which is an important camp battle

": are u playing this year???"only with myself. Lol

Rita Benson LeBlanc at Olympic Village in London! SATCH NOTE: Rita sure looks good in this pic!

Alright 49ers fans its been fun but I got 2 get back 2 work. That's something we do in Louisiana so our state isn't bankrupt. Im outta here

Makes u proud to be an American when you see leading the medal count...21!!

Heard that RT : Being single doesn't always mean lonely, just like being in a relationship doesn't always mean happy.

I love he's my guy, but there is no denying his caveman status right now

": big thanks for the autograph and doing it in the 1000 degree weather ;)" Thanks for coming out

I have no idea how has not made pro bowl watching him boom punts that air traffic controllers have to redirect

Everybody has a goal but It's too many of us committed to wanting vs committed to having. vs. Wants

Brees signing autographs after practice

Charles Brown's T-shirt boasts the ' unofficial mission statement this season:

LB joked he has been a "assistant LBs coach" since he has been in Spags system before. Said it's made him popular among young LBs

Joe Vitt said Cb Pat Robinson will miss a couole of days with his shoulder injury. CB Jabari Greer has a groin injury. Unclear how serious.



Saints Camp Q&A: Joe Vitt, Adrian Arrington, Chris Chamberlain, David Hawthorne, Turk McBride (July 31)
Transcripts from morning interviews

New Orleans Saints sit cornerbacks Patrick Robinson, Jabari Greer with injuries | New Orleans
New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Patrick Robinson and Jabari Greer were held out of practice Tuesday. Tight end David Thomas returned.

New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Greer and Robinson injured; severity unknown
New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Greer and Robinson injured; severity unknown.

New Orleans Saints show no rust in first week of training camp | New Orleans
It’s easy, thanks to human nature, to think that the New Orleans Saints would have come into training camp and not been sharp.

New Orleans Saints WR Morgan steals interception for play of the day | New Orleans
Joe Morgan had not one but two spectacular plays Tuesday, eye-opening enough that they caused instant tweets by those in attendance.

New Orleans Saints linebackers Chris Chamberlain and David Hawthorne enjoy their roles in the new defense - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
They say they're getting more comfortable every day

New Orleans Saints defense wins practice battle on Tuesday - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Linebacker David Hawthorne said the defense tried to "scheme it up"

New Orleans Saints position breakdown: running backs - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Saints have crowded backfield in 2012

New Orleans Saints S Abdul-Quddus feels like a rookie again | New Orleans
Isa Abdul-Quddus came to New Orleans as an unknown entity as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011 and quietly earned his way into becoming a Gregg Williams favorite.

New Orleans Saints Announce Time Changes for 2012 Training Camp Presented by Verizon

This week's New Orleans Saints training camp practices have been moved to mornings - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Later training camp sessions in Metairie move to mornings as well

Spagnuolo has Saints defenders trying new roles | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- When Steve Spagnuolo came to New Orleans this year, he brought a philosophy that includes asking players to do things they've never done, as long as he believes they can do them.

New Orleans Saints training camp updates, 07.31.12 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
From the practice facility in Metairie

Saints Nation: Malcolm Jenkins Could Stand to Benefit Most from New Defense | July



Saints Continue to Fire Verbally at Goodell
Tom Benson, while remaining silent publicly, has expressed his disgust with the NFL to Vilma by phone, according to Vilma. Benson has also sent a message with his installation of a huge photo of Sean Payton at the team's indoor practice facility with the glare of Payton overseeing the practice field with the statement, "Do Your Job."

The Greatest Moments in Saints History- No. 5
5. Tom Benson Purchases the Saints

Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Leigh Torrence signs with Jacksonville Jaguars
Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Leigh Torrence signs with Jacksonville Jaguars.

NFL Training Camp 2012 -- 49ers again look like Super Bowl contenders - Peter King -
Despite the fact that everyone involved steadfastly has denied the 'bounty' bit, you still don't seem inclined to seriously question Goodell about his evidence or his motives. It certainly makes me think that the real 'cost of doing business' in the modern NFL is that media don't think they can question Goodell and coaches would be foolish to 'trust' that they would get a fair shake.''

Drew Brees is the Best Because He Does Things Like This | The Big Lead
Solid dude, that Drew Brees.

Tell us: Do you agree with Brees that nobody trusts Goodell?
Everybody talks about Roger Goodell. Nobody seems to be able to do anything about him.



Joe Vitt's Interview 7/31/12