clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cardinals @ Saints Fleur-de-Links: Sunday, August 5

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.



New Orleans SaintsTonight's game will air on @NFLNetwork. Coverage begins at 4 pm CT. (Game will also air locally on @WVUEFOX8)

New Orleans SaintsTonight's broadcast crew: Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (color analyst) & @StaceyDales (sideline)

Larry Holder#Saints injury reminder. CB Jabari Greer (groin), CB Patrick Robinson (shoulder), WR Nick Toon (foot) won't play tonight.

New Orleans SaintsFor fans interested in NFL Preseason Live package, tonight's game(all nationally televised games)will not be live online but on-demand later.

cameron jordanAppreciate it! RT @LewisSalgadoNYC: @camjordan94 Have a great game tonight. Year 2, let's get it. God bless. Your fam in NYC.

Held OverBy BBC standards, Bobby Hebert would fit right in. S***, I'd have done the same damn thing.


Jedidiah CollinsExcited for the game tonight. More excited for the Rookies on our team to join the brotherhood of the NFL #WHODAT

Nate BUSSEYGame time.... Coming to you Live from Canton Ohio.... Dreams come to Reality #WhoDatNation #showouuuuuuuut (roscoe dash voice)

Lance MooreGame day swag is all the way back!!! Can't wait till tonight! #WHODAT

Held Over"@AdamStBear: Every 4 years I get pumped for Olympic wrestling, and every 4 years I get reminded how stupid Greco is." No folding chairs.

Johnny PatrickWoke up with a lot of energy this morning... So ready for this game tonight...

Will SmithGame Day! #whodat

Ed WerderSean Payton committed no violations of suspension by embracing Drew Brees, interacting with Saints at HOF. League officials reviewed tape.

Held OverI hope #Saints score on first play tonight then stare up at Goodell's box. Hope defense looks up there too if they deliver a big LEGAL hit.

Reid G."League officials reviewed the tape." What a f****** joke. Goodell's probably trying to induce Payton into violation.

Held OverJeff Duncan says otherwise... "@Edwerderespn: Payton committed no violations of by embracing Brees, interacting with Saints at HOF."

Held OverThe boys are really into tennis this morning cause they think the humans' names are Dog-er Federer and Andy Pupp-ay.

Courtney RobyGame day!!

Chase DanielGameday today. Excited, but I'm crushed by news of Garrett Reid. Take a moment to say a prayer for the Reid family. This is devastating.

Brian de la Puente"@Tritonfootball: @BriandelaPuente Best of luck tonight as the season begins! #WHODAT" thanks coach!

Jermon BushrodPlease pray for Andy Reid and his family... My heart goes out to them in this time of need

Thomas MorsteadHere is the Superbowl trophy for this coming season.... Let's get this!!! #whodat

Thomas Morstead"@jayfeely: No question, with gloves on! RT @thomasmorstead @jayfeely See you on the field..." Yes, I know how you roll Jay haha

GambitGus Kattengell joins Gambit as sports correspondent: As Saints season gets underway, we're pleased to announce ...

Jonathan Vilma"@_dolemite_:Goodell"intent to injure" but Robert Pash"intent is never part of our disciplinary process"Add conflicting languag 2 suit?on it

Chris ChamberlainOur obstacles in life don't dictate our destiny but our choices do!

JUNIOR GALETTEWhat Once Was An Obstacle Is Now An Opportunity....Wow Thank You Father God...

New Orleans Saints Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eagles HC Andy Reid, his wife Tammy and their entire family at this most difficult time

Will HerringGreat message in chapel: Our destination is determined by the choices we make, not the obstacles we face. Mark 10:46

Saints Nation BlogSo Goodell split town before the game. Jeff Duncan must be devastated. Anyone know if he's ok?

Ralph Malbrough@hakimdropsball Canes>Chick-fil-A that is a fact my friend. Waffle fries more overrated than Matt Ryan

Held OverThey must be fun at parties. "@TeresaKopec: Fox News - Gabby Douglas hates America because she wore a pink leotard."

Held Over@MilneMalbrough boom! And it. Circles back around. FOOTBALL! Thank Vishnu!

New Orleans SaintsLove the support! RT @JmeRobin @Saints my little who dats are ready!!

Lance MooreNice! RT @LesleyMag: My nephew is in 10th grade, playing hs ball, WR & got # 16 !!! He gonna ball out like you!

Lance MooreThis RT @JedCollins45: Excited for the game tonight. More excited for the Rookies on our team to join the brotherhood of the NFL #WHODAT

SUPERDEFORMEDBased solely off his tweets, @jmthegreat should make the Saint's roster.

Johnny PatrickGod grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can an the wisdom to know the difference


From the Saints Sideline

After trying offseason, football finally here for Saints, fans |
Bradley Handwerger - This was definitely the offseason of discontent for the Saints and their fans. Now it's time to concentrate on football.

New Orleans Saints excited to get preseason started with game against Arizona Cardinals |
Larry Holder - Player evaluation will be the main thing tonight. (HansDat note: not sure if this means anything, but he's tagged as a "contributing sports writer" on this post - could he have already been demoted or resigned from beat writer?)

Saints' WR Adrian Arrington knows he's on the bubble | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - Though brimming with confidence after a promising start to training camp, third-year wide receiver Adrian Arrington knows exactly where he stands in the pecking order to make the New Orleans Saints’ 53-man roster.

Four things to know about the Arizona Cardinals |
Larry Holder - Quarterback position is unsettled.

Saints to play first game without Payton | The Sun Herald
Joe Kay - The Saints haven't seemed all that far removed from suspended coach Sean Payton.


From the Cardinal's Beak

Cardinals Get Game At Hall Of Fame |
Darren Urban - If any team dominated the NFL’s offseason landscape, it was the New Orleans Saints, and to have them as the opponent in the Hall of Fame game Sunday in Canton, Ohio would seem a recipe to drown out the Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals' Ken Whisenhunt: Team will bring 'energy' to preseason opener |
Sarah McLellan - The Cardinals concluded their first full week of camp on Friday and even though signs of progress have been encouraging for coach Ken Whisenhunt, he isn't sure what to expect on Sunday when the Cardinals meet the New Orleans Saints to open their preseason schedule.

Arizona Cardinals hoping to take over spotlight |
Bob McManaman - If the Cardinals have any desire to use Sunday's Pro Football Hall of Fame Game as a platform to capture some national attention and show the NFL world what they're about, they may have to do something extraordinary.

Cards Daily Video - Hall of Fame Game Preview |

Humble Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald running route to Hall of Fame |
Paola Bolvin - The Cardinals wide receiver wanted to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which he did Saturday night, but he doesn't want to talk about his potential inclusion there.


Big Willie's Big Night at the Hall of Fame

Former Saint Willie Roaf Inducted Into the Pro Football Hall of Fame |
Matt Mendelson

Former New Orleans Saints OT Willie Roaf is inducted into the Hall of Fame |
James Varney - Includes "Willie Roaf enshrined in Canton" photo gallery.

Saints Nation: Willie Roaf Enshrined Into Hall of Fame |
Andrew Juge - It's been an amazing weekend for me so far in Canton. (Includes link to his Twitter feed with pictures!)

HOF12: Willie Roaf leads off Hall program - NFC South Blog |
Mike Sando - Welcome to Fawcett Stadium for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony.

HOF12: Roaf made 'em crawl off field - NFC South Blog | ESPN
Mike Sando - The video presentation for Willie Roaf was packed with emotion, especially when Clifton Roaf, his jaw quivering with emotion, called his son his hero.

Video: Best of Willie Roaf HOF speech |
Willie Roaf reflects on his father's influence and love for him, which helped propel him to become a Hall of Famer.

Photo Gallery: Sean Payton Greets the Saints At Canton |
Michael DeMocker

Video: Sean Payton surprises Saints with brief visit |
Suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton made a surprise, if brief visit to see his team Saturday amid the Hall of Fame activities.

Video: Drew Brees, Sean Payton embrace at Hall of Fame |
After receiving permission for the NFL, New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton attends the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony and sees some old friends.

HOF12: Saints players file out after Roaf - NFC South Blog |
Mike Sando - New Orleans Saints players gave Cortez Kennedy a standing ovation early in the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement program Saturday. They won't be sticking around for Kennedy's speech, however.

The Saints Nation's (Pic)Tweets From Canton

Me with the Great Dane Morten Andersen!

Main stage

Me & Joe Vitt

Fred McAfee

Jonathan Casillas

Tom Benson

Drew Brees

Nola media literally look like hawks when Sean Payton came up to players to say hi. Sprinting to get money shot. Haha

Saints great La'Roi Glover

Willie Roaf getting introduced

Jeff Duncan is the absolute worst. All Saints fans should unfollow him immediately. What an experience at HOF. So happy for big Willie!



Roger Goodell sees no gray area, no room for semantics debate in New Orleans Saints bounty investigation |
Mike Triplett - Goodell: When you reward players for injuring other opponents, that's a bounty.

The New Orleans Saints have only themselves to blame for the bounty scandal |
Jeff Duncan - So you thought Roger Goodell was backpedaling on the bounty scandal?

Roger Goodell: I think Saints want to move on |
Marc Sessier - Commissioner Roger Goodell is a busy man, especially here at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where everyone wants a moment with the game's high king.

Video: Roger Goodell from Hall of Fame - NFC South Blog | ESPN
Ed Werder talks to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the Saints, player safety and replacement officials from the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.



Drew Brees just visiting now, but he'll earn permanent place in Pro Football Hall of Fame one day |
Mike Triplett - New Orleans Saints tour Hall of Fame museum Saturday night in Canton, Ohio. Includes "Saints @ HOF" photo gallery.

Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Time for a look at the top Sunday morning headlines from around the division

NFC South programming notes - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - The next stop on the NFC South tour of training camps will be Spartanburg, S.C. and the Carolina Panthers.