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Saints News 5/23/13: Rob Ryan Coaching With A Chip On His Shoulder; Saints Waive Greg Romeus

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Ryan spoke with the NOLA media today for the first time since joining the Saints and said he hasn't felt this good about being with an organization since his days in New England.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When asked on how Payton is different this year, Brees joked "He's lost about 18 pounds - he's at his fighting weight"</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337665789521977344">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Mr. @<a href="https://twitter.com/markingram22">markingram22</a> back in his college jersey number <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsOTA">#SaintsOTA</a> <a href="http://t.co/HtBe9GD4kI" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/337663234821722112/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337663234821722112">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/justinschmitt09">justinschmitt09</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/juniorg93">juniorg93</a> yo junior how was OTAs?" <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Bodybags">#Bodybags</a> Lightwork</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/337662771074326528">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Come on Memphis do not let the spurs sweep take it to game six or seven</p>&mdash; Travaris Cadet (@TravarisCadet39) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39/status/337662366839877633">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Smith 1s, Armstead 2s. RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/cjmarshall3">cjmarshall3</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/larryholder">larryholder</a> who played with 1st and 2nd team OT today? And what was the pecking order for WRs?</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/337661052516958208">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Video: Bobby Hebert recaps Saints OTA's <a href="http://t.co/QAbl7BQh21" title="http://bit.ly/16cpX5t">bit.ly/16cpX5t</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/337659830988836864">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You heard right. RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/nola619">nola619</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/larryholder">larryholder</a> did I hear that right? Did Rob Ryan say he won a SB ring in "sweet live ass New Orleans"</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/337653483106861056">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> waive DE Greg Romeus. Too bad. Injuries destroyed a promising career with former <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Pitt">#Pitt</a> standout.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337653167909130241">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That gives the Saints 89 players. A new signing on the way, no doubt.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/337652970651013120">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> have waived DE Greg Romeus. Tough break. Came in injured and was never able to get healthy</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/337652162916143104">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Gotta get on the cover of sports illustrated like my boy @<a href="https://twitter.com/shelbymiller19">shelbymiller19</a></p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/status/337651234464997377">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/whodatdiva16">whodatdiva16</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">thomasmorstead</a> When is training camp?? Gotta schedule my days off of work! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WhoDat">#WhoDat</a>"July 25</p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/337639907470225411">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>More photos from today's <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsOTA">#SaintsOTA</a>: <a href="http://t.co/8zvGXk5JN8" title="http://on.fb.me/12ZVFg6">on.fb.me/12ZVFg6</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337625131360870400">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>1st week of OTA's finished, working towards the 1st game of season... <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whodat">#whodat</a> <a href="http://t.co/502ghHuQuH" title="http://instagram.com/p/ZqbM-rHzVo/">instagram.com/p/ZqbM-rHzVo/</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/337623644996001792">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rob Ryan said there is not set lineup on defense. Everyone is competing</p>&mdash; nakia hogan (@nakiahogan) <a href="https://twitter.com/nakiahogan/status/337619197616074753">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ryan speaking to the media following practice. <a href="http://t.co/A7to5KqSna" title="http://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/337618955806076928/photo/1">twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/st…</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/337618955806076928">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rob Ryan spoke for the first time. Made a crack about getting a job in five minutes.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/337619242209902593">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>DC Rob Ryan speaking with the media <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsOTA">#SaintsOTA</a> <a href="http://t.co/m51drGfqFm" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/337618692668010496/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337618692668010496">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>First-round pick @<a href="https://twitter.com/kennyvaccaro4">kennyvaccaro4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsOTA">#SaintsOTA</a> <a href="http://t.co/UMLazTc0EX" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/337617629831368705/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337617629831368705">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Payton not specific on Vilma, Hawthorne, Coleman. "We just didn't practice em." Said no significant injuries.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337617970350145536">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Payton on his energy level: Whether that's An extra red bull or not, I don't know ... Said players' 100%attendance is first for him.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337617463514632193">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Payton: QB Ryan Griffins understanding of offense is "noticeably different" than most rookies because he comes from similar system.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337616856997310465">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sean Payton meeting the media at today's <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsOTA">#SaintsOTA</a> <a href="https://t.co/bzHLVwfhPJ" title="https://vine.co/v/bVuu9IPJbZW">vine.co/v/bVuu9IPJbZW</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337616602277228545">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees at <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsOTA">#SaintsOTA</a> today <a href="http://t.co/Rde9Hlddd3" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/337616371112353793/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337616371112353793">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Keenan Lewis, Patrick Robinson took snaps with ones. Greer with twos. Payton said not to read anything into it. Players rotating constantly.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/337616004110761986">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Payton on Rob Ryan: it's been real good. Those guys on that side of the ball are working real hard. ... Obviously a transition.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337615340676739072">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Payton: Brown "working through little offseason injury from weightlifting. Nothing significant."</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337615022077382656">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sean Payton at <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsOTA">#SaintsOTA</a> today <a href="http://t.co/0m7OPI4aBP" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/337614731730886656/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/337614731730886656">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Starting <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> D: DE Jordan, Johnson; DT Bunkley; OLB Smith, Wilson; ILB Lofton, Herring; CB Lewis, Robinson; S Harper, Quddus.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337614641083584512">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Mostly incumbent players stayed with first string for <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a>, but new CB Keenan Lewis and P.Robinson started ahead of Greer.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/337614206775992320">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jason Smith lined up at LT with ones. Armstead with twos. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/337614127159713793">May 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints OTAs?

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says he got 'lucky' to land with New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
"It's awesome. I got lucky," Ryan said in his first interview session with the New Orleans media Thursday. "I'm fortunate enough to be with a great program like the Saints, led by Sean Payton. I haven't felt this way since I was in New England with Bill Belichick. So I'm working for the best and I hope to be a small part of our success."

"These guys have been well-coached before. They're smart. They're just ready to win," Ryan said. "I think we all have a chip on our shoulder after last season. I don't like getting fired. I knew I'd have a job in five minutes (his infamous quote right after the Dallas firing), so it was no big deal. I know I got my feelings hurt and so did our players. We're looking to do something about it. ...

"I just feel like a sense of urgency. I can't wait to give everything I have to this organization. I know everybody is on the same path. That big sign that used to be up there - 'Do Your Job' - I've heard those words before. I plan on doing it. I've got two Super Bowl rings, one of them won out here in sweet, live ass New Orleans in a great part of an organization."

Saints DC Ryan coaching with a chip on his shoulder | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes he’s in his best situation as a defensive coordinator since coached as an assistant with the New England Patriots, where he won two Super Bowls under Bill Belichick.

METAIRIE: Ryan's ready for defensive challenges | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
Rob Ryan walked slowly until he reached the middle of a cluster of reporters Thursday afternoon, eager to hear his first comments since being named Saints defensive coordinator in February.

Saints waive defensive end Greg Romeus | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has waived defensive end Greg Romeus, a 2011 draft choice who never played because of injuries.

Saints T Charles Brown sits out OTA with undisclosed injury | wwltv.com New Orleans
When asked about elaborating on how Brown injured himself, Payton said, "I don’t really want to talk about injuries until fall."

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Charles Brown held out of practice Thursday | NOLA.com
Payton said Brown sustained an injury in the weight room

Keenan Lewis, Patrick Robinson, Martez Wilson practice with New Orleans Saints first-string defense on Thursday | NOLA.com
Saints Coach Sean Payton cautioned not to read too much into depth chart since guys will rotate on daily basis

Saints need holdover 4-3 pieces to translate to 3-4 | Audibles - SI.com
The New Orleans Saints highlighted last week one of the reasons teams often are hesitant to undertake scheme shifts on defense. Saints GM Mickey Loomis said, according to Larry Holder of NOLA.

New Orleans Saints: Analyzing 2013 NFL Win Totals, Other Odds
Are the New Orleans Saints over or undervalued by Vegas?

Saints Nation: A Quiet Offseason is a Welcomed Change | May | 2013 Articles

Does Sean Payton Deserve to be America's Highest Paid Coach? - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Dec 18, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton takes off his cap as his team plays the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome.

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Almost every article that has been published in the 24 hours since Brian Urlacher announced his retirement has included the words "future Hall of Famer." But one veteran NFL personnel man says he's not so sure about that. Former Colts and Giants G.M.

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Guy who got his ass kicked by Bruce Lee really likes Tim Tebow

Chuck Norris fully backs Tim Tebow, says Jaguars should pick him up - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Not a lot is going Tim Tebow’s way right now. But hey, Chuck Norris has his back. The ‘80s action star wrote in his blog that Tebow is the "ultimate clutch player" and that the Jaguars should get him — now.

Ex-NFL QB Ron Jaworski serious about Tim Tebow in Arena Football League - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Philadelphia Soul part owner Ron Jaworski said on Wednesday he was serious about his offer to former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to join the AFL team. Ex-NFL QB Ron Jaworski serious about Tim Tebow in Arena Football League

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton: Good First Week of OTAs
New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton talks about the first week of Organized Team Activities on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Rob Ryan: Everybody is Competing on Defense
New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan talks with media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Kenny Vaccaro Discusses First OTAs
Rookie Kenny Vaccaro talks to media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Drew Brees: "Great to be in a Normal Offseason"
QB Drew Brees talks with media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Roman Harper Talks OTAs
S Roman Harper speaks with media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.