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Saints News 2/24/13: 2013 NFL Combine Drills - Day Two

Your daily collection of Saints/NFL-related news, analysis, commentary, opinion, and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: LSU's Mingo, Montgomery, Honey Badger address the media.

You just don't see enough "jazz hands!" at the combine.
You just don't see enough "jazz hands!" at the combine.
Joe Robbins

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Every football player thinks they can play basketball, I wonder does a basketball player think they can play football? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23pondering">#pondering</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/305523546455674881">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Everybody writing about Montgomery, make sure you're following @<a href="https://twitter.com/matthewfairburn">matthewfairburn</a> who asked the questions.</p>&mdash; Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) <a href="https://twitter.com/MockingTheDraft/status/305524314155909120">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Went to sleep early RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/russtkd1">russtkd1</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/juniorg93">juniorg93</a> why are you up so early?</p>&mdash; JUNIOR GALETTE (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/305648309073227776">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I predict that I wont even break a sweat or be out of breath today in the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rnrnola">#rnrnola</a> race-SG</p>&mdash; team gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/status/305654195820838912">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That awkward moment when u rip one n the elevator... And u start mean muggin the person next to u!!Lol <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23gotem">#gotem</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/305656368784883713">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lol funny moment... We're drivin home my boy knocks out mid sentence then we make a turn n he immediately starts drooling 😶🚿<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ohdj">#ohdj</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/305659792129671168">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With the Dolphins unlikely to bring back Reggie Bush, how about a San Diego homecoming? <a href="http://t.co/95cnQNPrnP" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-7oMJ">wp.me/p14QSB-7oMJ</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/305664947420004352">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Former <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Chargers">#Chargers</a> GM A.J. Smith is in Indianapolis this week (presumably to find work). Various NFL execs saw him last night.</p>&mdash; Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/305682058011889664">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tavon Austin didn't run sub 4.4. He ran sub 4.3. - hand-timed at 4.25! Almost got to Chris Johnson's 4:24 Combine 40 time.<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23wow">#wow</a></p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/305682954208829442">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Texas WR Marquise Goodwin clocks 4.25, tying Austin. A track athlete.</p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/305684822662189056">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Welcome to sure fire first-round status, Tavon Austin</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/justRVB/status/305687964397219841">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>On the hunt for notable combine results? <a href="http://t.co/RpT0hDC77w" title="http://bit.ly/YOdNao">bit.ly/YOdNao</a></p>&mdash; Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) <a href="https://twitter.com/MockingTheDraft/status/305689948827303939">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It will take you longer to relive Tavon Austin's 40-yard dash than it took him to run it. <a href="http://t.co/vmcUWReM7m" title="http://sbn.to/UXpw8F">sbn.to/UXpw8F</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation Football (@sbnfootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/sbnfootball/status/305690657660473345">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2013 NFL Combine: Bjoern Werner's journey intrigues NFL teams <a href="http://t.co/gXeg05bj7h" title="http://sbn.to/15cJNsS">sbn.to/15cJNsS</a></p>&mdash; Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) <a href="https://twitter.com/MockingTheDraft/status/305699082050076673">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2013 NFL Combine: Denard Robinson on making the transition to WR <a href="http://t.co/KyEua0yKGh" title="http://sbn.to/15cLlmE">sbn.to/15cLlmE</a></p>&mdash; Jason Garrison (@JGarrisonSBN) <a href="https://twitter.com/JGarrisonSBN/status/305704202921988096">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Georgia's Jarvis Jones did get favorable review on neck (stenosis) from Dr. Craig Brigham (neck, spine specialist), per various teams</p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/305706840665239552">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Te'o measured 6-1 and weighed 240.He's not rocked up like a Patrick Willis. He's a 3-4 ILB or consideration at OLB by some teams</p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/305714671057506304">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Specialist golf tourney been a blast... Sawgrass is kicking my butt tho. <a href="http://t.co/Z1oTq2v3Ok" title="http://twitter.com/jdrescher88/status/305715328086843394/photo/1">twitter.com/jdrescher88/st…</a></p>&mdash; Justin Drescher (@jdrescher88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jdrescher88/status/305715328086843394">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>USC safety T.J. McDonald confident that he's the best safety in this year's draft class</p>&mdash; Jason Garrison (@JGarrisonSBN) <a href="https://twitter.com/JGarrisonSBN/status/305715795827232768">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Back from Indy but have more coming from my interviews the last few days. Follow @<a href="https://twitter.com/jgarrisonsbn">jgarrisonsbn</a> and @<a href="https://twitter.com/mockingthedraft">mockingthedraft</a> who are still in Indy.</p>&mdash; Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) <a href="https://twitter.com/MatthewFairburn/status/305720710293237760">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu addresses a big crowd at the combine. Said he's been through rehab <a href="http://t.co/j7ACvW6Yy6" title="http://twitter.com/JGarrisonSBN/status/305724088662503424/photo/1">twitter.com/JGarrisonSBN/s…</a></p>&mdash; Jason Garrison (@JGarrisonSBN) <a href="https://twitter.com/JGarrisonSBN/status/305724088662503424">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tyrann Mathieu: "My best friend right now is honesty" <a href="http://t.co/LJh1ePs6r2" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-7p3j">wp.me/p14QSB-7p3j</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/305727446613913600">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Swearinger says he's the best safety in this year's draft class. That makes three best safeties so far.</p>&mdash; Jason Garrison (@JGarrisonSBN) <a href="https://twitter.com/JGarrisonSBN/status/305737591939022849">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2013 NFL Combine: Tyrann Mathieu's new best friend is 'honesty' not Honey Badger <a href="http://t.co/1FC619ntAV" title="http://sbn.to/15cZFvA">sbn.to/15cZFvA</a></p>&mdash; Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) <a href="https://twitter.com/MockingTheDraft/status/305742107618967553">February 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saturday's Combine Combo

2013 NFL Combine: Arthur Brown says he can play any linebacker position | SBNation.com
Jason Garrison - While addressing the media at the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown said that he has the ability to play any linebacker position.

2013 NFL Combine Diary Day 3: Te'o Media Swarm | Cincy Jungle
Jason Garrison - The focus of the 2013 NFL Combine switched from coaches and team personnel to almost exclusively players on Saturday as linebackers and defensive linemen addressed the media.

2013 NFL Combine Saturday winners and losers | SBNation.com
Dan Kadar - There were WINNERS and LOSERS both on the field and off. It's so staggeringly important that both words were capitalized.

Terron Armstead, Lane Johnson head banner day for O-linemen | NFL.com
Daniel Jeremiah - Offensive line is one of the deepest areas of the 2013 NFL Draft, and the position group certainly didn't disappoint in field drills on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LSU DEs Sam Montgomery, Barkevious Mingo take competing into the NFL draft: Combine notebook | NOLA.com
Jim Kleinpeter - Montgomery and Mingo have a bet on who will be drafted first.

LSU's Sam Montgomery admits he didn't always play full speed for Tigers | NOLA.com
Jim Kleinpeter - Montgomery seemed comfortable admitting that he didn't always play hard during his college days, depending on the opponent.

Former LSU football players have lofty goals | The Advocate
George Bremer - Barkevious Mingo was addressing reporters Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine when a voice in the crowd asked whether the former LSU defensive end was going to miss playing alongside the guy sitting next to him.

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Meetings | walterfootball.com
An alphabetical team-by-team list of 2013 draft prospects who have met with individual NFL teams.




Hmmmm. Jim Kleinpeter (above, with Nakia Hogan) looks like he's partied with Rob Ryan a few times...because they have shaggy hair and goatees. Hey, I'm in that group, too, then!!

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Saints Stuff

Draft prospects the New Orleans Saints have met with prior to NFL Scouting Combine | whodatdish.com
Gene Higginbotham

New Orleans Saints could covet college defensive ends making switch to outside linebacker | NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan - LSU's Barkevious Mingo among list of players to get work at OLB at combine.

Could Tracy Porter be headed back to the New Orleans Saints? | whodatdish.com
Gene Higginbotham

Top 5 Saints' Playmakers Ever | thesaintsnation.com
Holden Blake

...and one 'former Saint' Stuff

Reggie Bush unlikely to re-sign with Miami Dolphins | NFL.com
Dan Hanzus - It appears we've reached the end of the road for Reggie Bush and the Miami Dolphins.