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Fleur-de-Links: September 20, 2012



"Anytime I touch the football I want to make it count,"

"I know my running style is ugly, but it works for me,"

Saints Injury Report continued- Full: Brees (ankle), Harper (wrist), Patrick (thigh), Henderson (concussion)

Today’s Saints Injury Report- Did Not Practice: McBride (ankle), Limited: Casillas (knee); Colston (foot)

": You may or may not answer. But what was it like for the first time,coming out of the tunnel at the superdome?" It felt great

Saints at practice

a special THANK YOU to the New Orleans city council for starting my induction weekend off with a proclamation from the city truly blessed

Kromer of a Lonely Heart! RT : time for a Kromer theme song.

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel talks about facing the & how he likes the "Stand Up & Get Crunk" song (AUDIO)

Deuce McAllister will be meeting with fans at the Saints Hall of Fame before Sunday's game against the Chiefs:

A few tickets remain from the allotment returned by the Chiefs for Sunday’s game! They're available here:

"We have great, strong guys in here, great character guys and we’ll continue to improve," - Curtis Lofton

Did you guys know Gregg Williams' son is calling the Rams' defense? And RGIII whined last week that they were "unprofessional" and "dirty"



Saints’ Travaris Cadet working with receivers this week | New Orleans
Travaris Cadet’s taste of the NFL is taking on a different feel this week. After making the New Orleans Saints’ roster as a running back, the coaching staff appears to be taking advantage of his versatility, working him with the receivers this week.

New Orleans Saints injury report - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Strong safety Roman Harper (wrist), receiver Devery Henderson (concussion), and cornerback Johnny Patrick (thigh) were also listed as full participants, according interim Saints coach Aaron Kromer.

Saints WR Marques Colston remains limited in practice by ankle injury | New Orleans
Defensive end Turk McBride (left ankle) was the only player who didn’t practice for the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.

Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-NO - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Chiefs-Saints

Romeo Crennel will continue double duty - AFC West Blog - ESPN
We knew this was coming. Kansas City Chiefs coach and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is being put on the hot seat. After being promoted from in

Chiefs Vs. Saints Odds: Kansas City Opens As 10 Point Underdogs - SB Nation Kansas City
Despite playing one of the only other 0-2 teams in the NFL, the Chiefs opened Week 3 as the biggest underdog in the league.

Saints QB Drew Brees embracing challenge of improving on field, as leader | New Orleans
Drew Brees isn’t going to apologize for playing aggressively. Nor is he going to change the way he approaches leading the New Orleans Saints in spite of a four-interception, two-loss start to the 2012 season.

Brees: "We call it aggressively smart" | Black and Gold blog | The Sun Herald
"When you’re confident, you play aggressive within the system," Brees said. "We call it aggressively smart.

Struggling defenses face off when Chiefs visit Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — Through the first two games of the season, the defenses of the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs have been mirror images…

Drew Brees wants to turn Saints’ losing ways around | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — As can be expected, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is taking his team’s winless start hard as he and his teammates lo…

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel looking forward to Superdome’s ‘Crunk’ atmosphere | New Orleans
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel isn’t such a fan of the Ying Yang Twins. But he is a fan of "Stand Up and Get Crunk."

Saints Nation: Scouting the Chiefs | September

The New Orleans Saints offense and defense should get a boost this Sunday
The New Orleans Saints offense and defense should get a boost this Sunday.

Drew Brees: "We Can Get This Thing Back on Track Very Quickly"
Drew Brees says the Saints will focus on the process and preparation heading into Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs

Curtis Lofton Says New Orleans Saints Defense Will Continue to Improve
Curtis Lofton stresses defense is focused on improving in all areas

Foot injury hindering Colston’s performance | ProFootballTalk
"They’re all fixable," Brees said. "I’m not going to change my mentality, my aggressiveness, my approach, my preparation. But I do understand how important it is to take care of the football and I understand that my mistake with that interception return for a touchdown, even though it was in the first quarter last week, was a critical mistake. And I can’t do that."



Forecast: Fear the replacement referees | New Orleans
The replacement referees scare me to death. Why? They are going to cost some team a game and probably ruin someone’s season. It’s just a matter of time.



Deuce McAllister to appear at Saints Hall of Fame before Chiefs game Sunday
Former New Orleans Saints great Deuce McAllister will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum at Gate B on the Plaza Level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, September 23 from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. to sign autographs

Death Threats Against Redskins' Morgan: Get a Grip

New Orleans Saints fans should be careful about riding the "New York Giants Train"
New Orleans Saints fans should be careful about riding the "New York Giants Train".

Steve Sabol made history putting microphone on Hank Stram during Super Bowl IV - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
'Everything was a one-liner,' Sabol said

Proud University of Mississippi Ties With Black And Gold To Be On Exhibit Sunday
Former Ole Miss/Saints RB Deuce McAllister will be honored at halftime for being inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame

Copeland’s/Saints Host Third-Annual Kid’s Club Kickoff
Children spent Saturday afternoon playing football with Saints’ mascots at the Copeland’s location in Kenner

Eli, Vick are on pace to break Brees’ record | ProFootballTalk
With 723 yards passing in two weeks, Eli Manning is on track to throw for 5,784 yards.

Martez Wilson, Rotolo's Team Up for Literacy Visit
Saints LB stressed the importance of education

Ruth's Chris Hosts Monday Night Football Viewing
P Thomas Morstead and T Charles Brown met with fans and talked football at Ruth's Chris

Break It Down: Saints’ defense fails to learn from Week 1 mistakes | Audibles
A breakdown of the Saints' week 2 defensive failures.

New Orleans Saints Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: 2010 NFL Draft
Looking at choices the New Orleans Saints could or should have made in the 2010 NFL Draft.



Aaron Kromer’s Interview 9/20/12