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Saints News 7/21/13: 2013 Training Camp Opens This Week!!

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So, previews abound!! Let's get ready for real preseason news, which has GOT to be better than real news in the offseason, right? ...right???

Look @ Photo Op going through security gate of Saints HQ from 2011!! Players will do this on Thursday for the start of training camp.
Look @ Photo Op going through security gate of Saints HQ from 2011!! Players will do this on Thursday for the start of training camp.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg">@saintsnationblg</a> RT? 50d until <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23kickoff2013&amp;src=hash">#kickoff2013</a> shout out 2 <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a> <a href="http://t.co/AgW2n9uUJt">http://t.co/AgW2n9uUJt</a> <a href="http://t.co/W6Jm9y1Ykh">pic.twitter.com/W6Jm9y1Ykh</a></p>&mdash; Howard Thomas (@MisplacedWhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/MisplacedWhodat/statuses/358615680960036866">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The rookie pay scale wasn&#39;t enough protection for teams? Now they&#39;re pushing for offset language? Unbelievable.</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/justRVB/statuses/358668748124729346">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>!! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/BenVolin">@BenVolin</a>: Like Tannehill RT <a href="https://twitter.com/caplannfl">@caplannfl</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/BenVolin">@BenVolin</a>: Was told they wouldn&#39;t budge. In fact, would let him sign late to get offset</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/justRVB/statuses/358669128355160064">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chi city baby!!! <a href="http://t.co/bK9ETFmqs8">http://t.co/bK9ETFmqs8</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/358687410541953024">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I wish Dixie would stop making paper plates with pink and green flowers on em. Stops me from buying em every time! Plain white please!!!</p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/358687608806703104">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>PHOTOS: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Rookies <a href="http://t.co/h6H9Bh0ZRg">http://t.co/h6H9Bh0ZRg</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/358688769265766400">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Idk y I&#39;m so mad right now .... But I am <a href="http://t.co/wBJndqVzeF">pic.twitter.com/wBJndqVzeF</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/358691220152786945">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

It's misplaced anger that should be directed at you and the 2012 Saints defense...quit worrying about paper plate design when you're just going to eat off it and then throw it away, and try to focus on textbook tackling, MFer!!!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>1 million 2 million 3 million 20 million oh I’m so good at math</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/358697168535687169">July 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I can’t decide: should I see Pacific Rim tonight, or just put a garbage can on my head and smash it with a hammer for 90 minutes?</p>&mdash; Conan O&#39;Brien (@ConanOBrien) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/statuses/358741249873809409">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&lt;-------- new avi so Swaggy!!!</p>&mdash; Terron Armstead (@OptimusPrime_72) <a href="https://twitter.com/OptimusPrime_72/statuses/358743547823931392">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Going tanning... <a href="http://t.co/6DQdjJ1Fvr">http://t.co/6DQdjJ1Fvr</a></p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/358746161823227904">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CalmDown&amp;src=hash">#CalmDown</a> June....</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/358752630643757056">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The thirst haha</p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/statuses/358760210870960128">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lane Johnson does have offset language in his deal, but got his whole signing bonus up front, avoiding deferred payments.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/358774931795873792">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsFans&amp;src=hash">#SaintsFans</a> = <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BestFans&amp;src=hash">#BestFans</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/358775643384717312">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
panderers

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;m a man of dreams who make things happen...<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23grindwithapurpose&amp;src=hash">#grindwithapurpose</a></p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/358782483803803648">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>WWLTV Local news: Kid falls to his death in Alabama. Lady falls to her death in Texas. Roof collapses in Vegas. Ride malfunctions in Ohio</p>&mdash; skooks (@skooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/skooks/statuses/358786516211867648">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/MilneMalbrough">@MilneMalbrough</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/bradhand">@bradhand</a> Yes but Spags is gone so I can&#39;t imagine what the disaster column could be about.</p>&mdash; skooks (@skooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/skooks/statuses/358788231577354240">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/skooks">@skooks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/bradhand">@bradhand</a> if u saw my email most of them regard any column written by me 2 b a disaster. People who take time 2 email mostly hate me</p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@MilneMalbrough) <a href="https://twitter.com/MilneMalbrough/statuses/358788875918905344">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints report to camp on Thursday. You have 5 days to set up that Twitter filter that screens out the word &quot;grinding&quot;</p>&mdash; skooks (@skooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/skooks/statuses/358790103293890560">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Report: Rams wanted 7th-rounder for Jackson <a href="http://t.co/Tc2Ko04Bnx">http://t.co/Tc2Ko04Bnx</a></p>&mdash; Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rotoworld_FB/statuses/358791703454429189">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

seems about right for a gassed RB who won't play 10 games in 2013...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Someone&#39;s on Da <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HOTSEAT&amp;src=hash">#HOTSEAT</a>.....And it ain&#39;t the Kid Frm <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HAITI&amp;src=hash">#HAITI</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/358804276308475907">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Best owner in the history of the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23eddiedebartolojr&amp;src=hash">#eddiedebartolojr</a></p>&mdash; Mike Karney (@Karney44) <a href="https://twitter.com/Karney44/statuses/358809723526586368">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Late cant sleep......</p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/358861026948681728">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This just hit me....dont ever let your friends make decisions for you or give you false hope....</p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/358861581305659393">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@ The End of The Day....U ALL u Got...Don&#39;t believe Da Hype....FOH!</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/358884984582451200">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/MissTNaq">@MissTNaq</a>: He says, &quot;Aunt T, look I bought u ur boyfriend <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a>&quot; LOL <a href="http://t.co/HWTCuNiLIY">pic.twitter.com/HWTCuNiLIY</a>&quot; cute kid... im a Lego!!!!!!!</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/358965381571944448">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lefty! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TheOpen&amp;src=hash">#TheOpen</a></p>&mdash; Justin Drescher (@jdrescher88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jdrescher88/statuses/358978473815052288">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It&#39;s not what you see in life that matters, it&#39;s what you focus on that counts!&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BePositive&amp;src=hash">#BePositive</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/statuses/358985065209933824">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Headed back to New Orleans today</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/358986434310860800">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Oh man, this GIF ... before the Jets had the Butt Fumble, they had this <a href="http://t.co/6J2xzfI9vt">http://t.co/6J2xzfI9vt</a></p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/justRVB/statuses/358992253022248960">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

Sam Mills!! I remember that play in late-season game in December 1992!!!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Celebrating my girlfriends <a href="https://twitter.com/IamDONNIRAY">@iamdonniray</a> birthday at Eiffel last night! <a href="http://t.co/dypkd6aV8c">http://t.co/dypkd6aV8c</a></p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/358999049170468864">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Count your blessing today ... whether they are few or many we are all blessed!</p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/358958922192781312">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

Links

Curtis Lofton quickly emerges as New Orleans Saints leader, 'Who Dat' favorite | NOLA.com
Triplett - Lofton has embraced everything about his new home since defecting from the rival Atlanta Falcons last year.

Saints training camp preview | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles

Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Nose Tackles | thesaintsnation.com
Juge - ...a 3-4 defense works best with an anchor nose space eater.

Fight looming between Falcons, Trufant | ProFootballTalk
MF - As the Falcons prepare to head to training camp with a defense that may not be much better than the one that gave up 20-point and 17-point leads in the postseason last year, a key piece of the puzzle may not be under contract when practice begins.

Browns sign Barkevious Mingo | ProFootballTalk
Josh Alpers - The Browns announced that linebacker Barkevious Mingo has signed his deal.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Len Pasquarelli - Should NFL teams embrace social media policies for their players? That and much more in this week’s Blitz.

N.F.L. Discovers That a Year-Round Spotlight Can Have a Glare | NYTimes.com
Ken Belson - After last season was filled with compelling story lines like the return of Peyton Manning, and the emergence of Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick, the off-season has been marked by owners, front-office personnel and players having run-ins with the law.

48-Day NFL Warning: Von Miller's Top 10 of 2012 | Grantland
Robert Mays - In almost any other season, what Von Miller did in 2012 would’ve been enough to not just win Defensive Player of the Year, but win it unanimously.

Seahawks Fans To Really Stick it to 49ers By Paying $400 For a Rock | ProFootballMock.com
"What better way to spend four hundred bucks, right?"

White History Month - The Manning Family | Kissing Suzy Kolber
PFT Commenter (HansDat warning - PFTC is an acquired taste and reading his content may lower your IQ, so don't chase this link unless you're willing to put up with typos, grammatical errors and stupidity to get MAYBE a decent point or two out of it...)

Kommenter Draft: Controversial Magazine Covers | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Unsilent Majority

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