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Fleur-de-Links: August 21, 2012



lol tell ruud welcome to the team, ill c yall soon (hopefully)

I will. Man i Hope so too

Ruud is in his 8th NFL season. He entered the league in 2005 as a 2nd-round draft choice by the Buccaneers

During his career, Ruud has totaled 642 tackles (469 solo), 23 passes defensed, 7 INTs, 6 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries

Welcome my guy Barrett Ruud (former Nebraska blackshirt) to new Orleans saints. This is awesome ! (cont)

I don't like this cornhusker infestation

ha. We everywhere now!

lol this is madness

it's obvious the formula 4 success= having as many huskers as possible! Got crazy after that last game. Lbs Goin dn like flies

Just Met with My Pass Rushing Guru Wow I really Can't Wait To Show My Pass Rushing Ability!

RT : ready for the game on Sat with my new jersey!!!


Getting some sideline analysis in during the Hall of Fame game vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

Just saw a York Peppermint pattie commercial, In 27 years I've never seen one person eat um, or one empty wrapper layin around..have you?

When u find a good thing u start letting other things go that are clearly unimportant

putting the hurt on these guys in .. Best one yet. If u see me on the controller.. RUN!

Going to get the hunger games, so I can watch it tonight... Looks like a trip to best buy.. Yes!!!!

": Vitt on "In my opinion, he is the best fullback we have had since we got here in ’06."" agreed

": ": dude what about mike Karney he was good too" by 2 touchdowns" Hurricane Ditka by a field goal!

Ditka vs. a hurricane... BUT the hurricanes name... Is Ditka

Posted a pic

"If you're on a desert Island, don't bother writing SOS in the sand. The international sign of distress is in fact a triangle"

Busy day in our media work room: Vitt and Brees spoke earlier and HC Monty Williams was just at the mic

": I made this for the best DB " <---- that's tight!!!

Greg Camarillo said he worked out with Brees this offseason and that Drew put in a good word for him. "this is a great offense for any WR"

Brees thinks Ben Grubbs fits in perfectly with the O-line.

Brees on Cadet "He is a young player that is playing well in an offense that can be complicated at times. He is a naturally gifted athlete"

Brees on Toon "I feel for Toon because I thought he was really coming on & making some plays" before his injury



New Orleans Saints decimated at linebacker by injuries | New Orleans
In a matter of hours Friday night, the New Orleans Saints’ linebacker corps went from bulked up and fixed to decimated and questionable.

Handwerger: New Orleans Saints' trade for LB Barrett Ruud best, only option | New Orleans
The exhibition season can be both costly financially and, as Saints fans are finding out, physically for players.

Saints Acquire Veteran LB Barrett Ruud From Seattle Seahawks For Undisclosed Draft Pick
Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced that the club has acquired linebacker Barrett Ruud from the Seahawks in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.

New Orleans Saints acquire LB Barrett Ruud via trade with Seattle - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Injuries have hit the linebackers hard so this move wasn't unexpected

Saints acquire Barrett Ruud from Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
Linebackers have been dropping like flies in New Orleans, which caused the team to make a move to shore up the position on Monday. The Saints announced that they have acquired linebacker Barrett Ruud in a trade with the Seahawks. New Orleans gives up a future undisclosed draft pick in the deal.

Working out with Drew Brees pays off for New Orleans Saints WR Greg Camarillo - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
WR Greg Camarillo spent several months with Drew Brees working out in the weight room and on the field

Saints Make Roster Moves
Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the team has signed WR Greg Camarillo, placed LB Chris Chamberlain on Injured Reserve and waive/injured T Fenuki Tupou

Saints dealing with more injuries at linebacker | ProFootballTalk
Vitt suggested that the new turf at the Superdome might have played a role in mowing down his linebackers. The coach said he regretted not having a practice on that field before the game against the Jags.

More New Orleans Saints linebackers hurting as Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne sustain injuries - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Curtis Lofton (ankle), David Hawthorne (knee) will miss the next couple of weeks; Week 1 is in jeopardy

New Orleans Saints lose two more starting linebackers for rest of preseason
New Orleans Saints lose two more starting linebackers for rest of preseason.

New Orleans Saints have an available roster spot to fill; not many options in free agency
New Orleans Saints have an available roster spot to fill; not many options in free agency.

Saints Nation: Greg Camarillo Comes to Saints With a Real Shot of Making Roster | August



New Orleans Saints receiver Adrian Arrington hoping to be back by Week 1 | New Orleans
New Orleans Saints receiver Adrian Arrington awoke on Friday, Aug. 3 and knew there was something wrong with his right knee. But he still practiced. Hours later, an MRI revealed the pain was far from normal.

Drew Brees Looks Ahead
Saints QB said he is pleased, but not satisfied with offense’s progress

New Orleans Saints spend part of practice focusing on Washington Redskins - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Joe Vitt and the Saints coaching staff began scouting RGIII one week after the draft

Drew Brees and New Orleans Saints offense poised to show progress Saturday against Houston Texans - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -

Joe Vitt Says the New Orleans Saints Are in "Regular Season Mode"
The Saints Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt spoke with reporters after Monday's practice

Drew Brees: "I Like the Team's Mindset Going Into This Week"
New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Post-Practice Media Availability Monday, August 20, 2012

Review of New Orleans Saints' Tyrunn Walker through first three preseason games
Review of New Orleans Saints' Tyrunn Walker through first three preseason games.



Steve Gleason says his comments about Gregg Williams' speech have been misrepresented - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
"I feel I was misquoted," Gleason said late Monday night. "I don't know if they misunderstood me because I don't speak that clearly or what, but they misquoted me."

Gleason says he was misquoted by HBO | ProFootballTalk
Gleason also adds in his email this observation regarding the Williams speech: “In my opinion, speeches like the one given by Gregg Williams are not the cause of increased rate of brain disease in the NFL population. The increased rate of brain disease In the NFL population is caused by the way the game is played within the rules.”

Blake Williams emerges in St. Louis | ProFootballTalk
Despite the fact that the Rams have three former NFL defensive coordinators on the coaching staff, the 27-year-old son of their exiled defensive coordinator continue to inch toward possibly taking the reins of the defense. As Peter King of SI.



Honesty tea experiment shows New Orleanians are mostly trustworthy |
Locals had a 91 percent honesty rate, tying with San Antonio, Atlanta and Atlantic City

Sapp still "sticks by [his] source" on Shockey | ProFootballTalk
The NFL still won't say who provided anonymous information to the league office in connection with the bounty investigation. Not long after the story first landed, the network owned by the NFL had analyst Warren Sapp repeat on the air his Twitter speculation/report that former Saints tight end Jer...

moosedenied " Blog Archive " The Things That Are Absurd
Our friend Dave at CSC expressed just such a sentiment during the most recent (over-the-top hilarious) Chronic Podcast. When Ralph asked him if he'd be pissed, should the Saints eventually lose a game because these scab officials haven't the slightest clue what they're doing out there, Dave suggested that ultimately he'd put the blame on the team because "they shouldn't have been in that position to begin with." Love ya, Dave. But with all due respect… bulls***.

Jabari Greer's annual VooDoo Masquerade Ball is 08.31.12 - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -

It's fantasy time: A monologue by Manuel Torres |
Any decent -- OK, obsessed -- fantasy football owner knows that the NFL's offseason is where many fantasy championships are born

Area youth leagues benefitting from NFL program for safer football helmets - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
League is providing 13,000 helmets to youth teams around the country

NFC South Preseason Stock Watch - NFC South Blog - ESPN
FALLING: Steve Spanuolo, defensive coordinator, Saints.

The $5 million (and over) club - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Drew Brees, quarterback, Saints: $20 million.

NFC South's top bargains - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Jimmy Graham, tight end, Saints: $613,785



Joe Vitt's Interview 8/20/12

Greg Camarillo's Interview 8/20/12

Malcolm Jenkins' Interview 8/20/12

Jonathan Casillas' Interview 8/20/12

Lance Moore's Interview 8/20/12

Ramon Humber's Interview 8/20/12

Chase Daniel's Interview 8/20/12