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Saints News 5/15/13: Drew Brees Says Saints Players Are 'Chomping at the Bit' For 2013 Season

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In a WWL Radio interview with Deke and Bobby yesterday, Brees said this is the first 'normal' offseason the Saints have had since 2009. According to Drew, offseason workouts have gone great so far and players are eager to 'get back and get rolling.' TWO DAT, MOTHERBLEEPERS! Let the Sean Payton Revenge Tour begin!!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees: "our mindset is to score every time we touch the ball and score 40 plus" <a href="http://t.co/hODmLUqqCB" title="http://bit.ly/129PuFv">bit.ly/129PuFv</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/334732188098650113">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Had a blast at sneak preview of <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23STARTREK">#STARTREK</a> Into Darkness last night. My fingers don't bend quite like The Vulcans! <a href="http://t.co/q0uqLyTjPL" title="http://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/334760254359347200/photo/1">twitter.com/drewbrees/stat…</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/334760254359347200">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tom benson answers questions about the Pelicans facility <a href="http://t.co/Em0hcPE0pO" title="http://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/334763894767759361/photo/1">twitter.com/wwltvsports/st…</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/334763894767759361">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23pelicans">#pelicans</a> facility is located on the same campus as the saints.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/334764051794116608">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Monty Williams says it'll be beneficial to the team to see Brees, Colston, Graham walking around bc they're the best of the best.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/334765426082988033">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bernard Pollard won't accompany Ravens to White House:"I just don't want to be in the room with certain people" <a href="http://t.co/suPulnNKph" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-8WbZ">wp.me/p14QSB-8WbZ</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/334764380023566338">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If you put in the work, the results will come. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23GetToIt">#GetToIt</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/334762930006528000">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Text DREAM to 80088 to donate $10 to @<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">drewbrees</a> Dream Fndn &amp; my @<a href="https://twitter.com/jklivinfndn">jklivinfndn</a> to help expand our programs in NOLA. Msg&amp;data rates May Apply.</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/334761882684641280">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If you are in Nola tonight don’t miss our teammate Ben Grubbs Charity Softball game 6 pm at Zephyr field. Buy tix at the gate! See u there</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/334758287335632899">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Looking forward to @<a href="https://twitter.com/bengrubbs66">bengrubbs66</a> charity softball game and home run derby! 6pm at Zephry field. Come support your local Boys &amp; Girls Clubs!</p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/status/334757479252627458">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>For the home run derby tonight, what should @<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">drewbrees</a>' at-bat song be?</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/334751396958179328">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/qurewater">qurewater</a> thanks again!We are all hydrated@<a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94">camjordan94</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/markingram22">markingram22</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/curtislofton50">curtislofton50</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/darrensproles">darrensproles</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WhoDat">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/BAl13SHzUM" title="http://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/334746917139542016/photo/1">twitter.com/thomasmorstead…</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/334746917139542016">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">drewbrees</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54">wherring54</a> I think I can hit a few over2night! @<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> nation get your tix! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WhoDat">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/3ipmyeTVnr" title="http://twitter.com/BenGrubbs66/status/334732177889718272/photo/1">twitter.com/BenGrubbs66/st…</a></p>&mdash; Ben Grubbs (@BenGrubbs66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenGrubbs66/status/334732177889718272">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> home run derby/softball game tonight at @<a href="https://twitter.com/zephyrsbaseball">zephyrsbaseball</a> field to support @<a href="https://twitter.com/bengrubbs66">bengrubbs66</a>’s foundation! Tickets: <a href="http://t.co/oY9ZnjY6Vu" title="http://bit.ly/13eoeF9">bit.ly/13eoeF9</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/334707517575815169">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Think about one person, possession or ability in your life that you sometimes take for granted and thank God for it.</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/334703941256351747">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/getchecked1">getchecked1</a>: Check out pics and video fro the Black &amp; Gold Hoops Challenge <a href="http://t.co/IZy4jiBpeC" title="http://www.westandasone.org/Events.php">westandasone.org/Events.php</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whodat">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/status/334700673310523392">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Coach Payton taping a segment w @<a href="https://twitter.com/jimrome">jimrome</a> - one of our favorites- airs at 5 pm CT on CBS Sports <a href="http://t.co/a8lcdSLJ4u" title="http://twitter.com/GregBensel/status/334769546210713602/photo/1">twitter.com/GregBensel/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Greg Bensel (@GregBensel) <a href="https://twitter.com/GregBensel/status/334769546210713602">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.@<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> coach Sean Payton today on ROME, 6pm ET on @<a href="https://twitter.com/cbssportsnet">cbssportsnet</a>. DirecTV: 613, Dish: 158, Cable: <a href="http://t.co/EThn60OL6l" title="http://on.fb.me/z1yZTb">on.fb.me/z1yZTb</a></p>&mdash; Jim Rome (@jimrome) <a href="https://twitter.com/jimrome/status/334681298557865984">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whodat">#whodat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> ... Urgency and Mark Ingram --or-- Mending an Obstruction <a href="http://t.co/uVHdbIanP3" title="http://www.saintswin.com/2013/05/urgency-and-mark-ingram-or-mending.html?spref=tw">saintswin.com/2013/05/urgenc…</a></p>&mdash; Reid G. (@ReidG75) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReidG75/status/334657785105092608">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Lagniappe

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