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Ranking the players, "best-of/worst-of" lists, and schedule previews. That's about all we've got until training camp...unless a scandal breaks, of course. But nobody wants to see that.

Holder ranked me #11??? Wa-hoo!!!!
Holder ranked me #11??? Wa-hoo!!!!
Kevin C. Cox

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Where r the BEST Fireworks in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NewOrleans&amp;src=hash">#NewOrleans</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/352968048958910465">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just went FED at the fireworks store!!! &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/O_Charles80">@o_charles80</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/neilharrell97">@neilharrell97</a> <a href="http://t.co/fElYKOMbNp">pic.twitter.com/fElYKOMbNp</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/352961906966933504">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rumors tonight! Funk flex!! Let&#39;s get it!!</p>&mdash; Andrew Tiller (@BigTill66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66/statuses/352977227996078081">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/kaitlynburris">@kaitlynburris</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> Fans since your Purdue days!! <a href="https://twitter.com/tilleyak">@tilleyak</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/morgantilleyy">@morgantilleyy</a> <a href="http://t.co/VQMDhbzBB1">pic.twitter.com/VQMDhbzBB1</a>" Love those old Purdue jerseys!</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/352996228784603136">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy 4th from my fam to yours!!! <a href="http://t.co/0gO9VxAKps">http://t.co/0gO9VxAKps</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/352996620641648641">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And I giveth u fire !!! Happy Independence Day!!! Az to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23populardemandla&amp;src=hash">#populardemandla</a> style <a href="http://t.co/dT7yIlW2ed">http://t.co/dT7yIlW2ed</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/352997388660637696">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Standing on the balcony watching fireworks in about five different directions. I love the 4th of July. God Bless America!</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/353002723265888256">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What a great day! Love my country, our freedom, and appreciate those that have sacrificed for us all! Happy 4th!!! </p>&mdash; Chris Chamberlain (@Chambo57) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chambo57/statuses/353002872415330306">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy 4th from the G family...&#10;-SG&#10; <a href="http://t.co/FZWN4nGQoR">http://t.co/FZWN4nGQoR</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/statuses/353030108677812224">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Future so bright....past so dark</p>&mdash; Isa Abdul-Quddus (@iamisa1) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamisa1/statuses/353052681813753857">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I had a good night</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/353073740155854848">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Beautiful scene last night down at the harbor! <a href="http://t.co/Zmeljqfg2I">pic.twitter.com/Zmeljqfg2I</a></p>&mdash; Ben Grubbs (@BenGrubbs66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenGrubbs66/statuses/353106696152969216">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Opposite of Independence Day for RGIII: He gets married tonight in Denver.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/353126088630747136">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Check that: Opposite of Independence Day for RGIII comes Saturday night, his wedding night.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/353132161802575875">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Top NFL insider now providing coverage of a player&#39;s wedding.</p>&mdash; Reid G. (@ReidG75) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReidG75/statuses/353132783805284354">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GM&amp;src=hash">#GM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WHODAT&amp;src=hash">#WHODAT</a> fans hard work pays off just wait &amp; See!!!</p>&mdash; Martez Wilson (@MartezWilson95) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/statuses/353137586610511872">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thoughtful and provocative column by <a href="https://twitter.com/hbryant42">@hbryant42</a> on the forced role of patriotism in sports <a href="http://t.co/kwc2uAPxdq">http://t.co/kwc2uAPxdq</a></p>&mdash; Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) <a href="https://twitter.com/jemelehill/statuses/353135588167258112">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Beautiful shots of July 4th fireworks in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nola&amp;src=hash">#Nola</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisgranger">@ChrisGranger</a>: <a href="http://t.co/u2RQmvjpHq">http://t.co/u2RQmvjpHq</a> <a href="http://t.co/ScCngPRgEb">pic.twitter.com/ScCngPRgEb</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffDuncan_/statuses/353150256348807168">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When visiting my parents, it starts off with talk about grand kids and then turns into this: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23protections&amp;src=hash">#protections</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gapplays&amp;src=hash">#gapplays</a> <a href="http://t.co/zgrHYH9EPx">pic.twitter.com/zgrHYH9EPx</a></p>&mdash; Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceZierlein/statuses/353157529733308417">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I can&#39;t stop this grind mane!! Friday puttin in that work!</p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/353206323007066112">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/Bee_NOLA">@Bee_NOLA</a>: Umm so the Black and Gold Shop doesn&#39;t carry <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> jerseys. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23boycott&amp;src=hash">#boycott</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23needmeamorsteadjersey&amp;src=hash">#needmeamorsteadjersey</a>"&#10;&#10;I gotta get better...</p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/353209498401382400">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pride Cost Me A Lot In my life but I was never too blind to c what was real and what I had to do to make up for the Pride</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/353210167447400449">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>How come whenever an athlete or &quot;celebrity&quot; is dating someone that person is automatically called a groupie</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/353210316999491584">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You learn from the past. What&#39;s meant to be will be. What&#39;s not meant to be you learn from.</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/353210664845717506">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>There are 3 sides to every story. Some people only see one side, cast judgement then become angry and bitter</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/353211056845361152">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

...three sides??? Stu's going to love this!!!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can&#39;t chill w goblin ever again</p>&mdash; Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS/statuses/353211502255280129">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great catching up with <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@markingram22</a> in South Florida. Preparing for a great season! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MeasureUp&amp;src=hash">#MeasureUp</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/XpertEval">@XpertEval</a> <a href="http://t.co/qsh3JpqFos">pic.twitter.com/qsh3JpqFos</a></p>&mdash; Jamal Lewis (@Jamal31Lewis) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jamal31Lewis/statuses/353153168114343936">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;m addicted to this grind! Starving out chea!!</p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/353214233888038913">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Positive thoughts don&#39;t always work, sadly negative thoughts usually do. &#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ThinkPositive&amp;src=hash">#ThinkPositive</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/statuses/353218572568375296">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Me and my lil man Eli!! <a href="http://t.co/J8QZB3hk5A">http://t.co/J8QZB3hk5A</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Tiller (@BigTill66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66/statuses/353218924592107521">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Still putting $5 in the tank</p>&mdash; Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS/statuses/353222799646666753">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If Snowden finds out where Dwight is going and unveils it now to save us all this BS, I&#39;ll call him a national hero.</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/353226581474426880">July 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

Saints Stuff

Ranking the New Orleans Saints' players: No. 11, Jabari Greer | NOLA.com
Greer primed for bounce-back season.

New Orleans Saints question of the day: Can Jabari Greer still keep up with elite receivers? | NOLA.com
How much does Greer have left?

Most compelling games on the New Orleans Saints' schedule: No. 11, vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | NOLA.com
Larry Holder - Bucs improved secondary with aim at Saints.

New Orleans Saints schedule question of the day: Who wins battle between Drew Brees and Darrelle Revis? | NOLA.com
One of the league's top quarterbacks against one of the league's top cornerbacks.

Most compelling games on the New Orleans Saints' schedule: No. 12, at St. Louis Rams | NOLA.com
Larry Holder - Rams could be better under Jeff Fisher.

New Orleans Saints schedule question of the day: Best matchup in Saints vs St. Louis Rams game? | NOLA.com
Which matchup plays the biggest factor in the game?

25 Reasons to Get Excited about 2013 Saints Training Camp No. 21: Martez Wilson | neworleanssaints.com
Alex Restrepo

The All Time Worst Saints Players in Team History (Offense, Part 1) | thesaintsnation.com
Juge - I present to you the starting lineup for the all time awful Saints team, starting with offense...

Like Watt, Jordan can be disruptive in 3-4 defense | Who Dat Dish
Ian-Mitchell Dear - Two years ago there were two big names at defensive end in the 2011 NFL Draft: J.J. Watt and Cameron Jordan.

2013 Preview: Saints score, allow points by bushel | ESPN.com
Eddie Matz - Payton-Brees reunion will set off fireworks, but so will historically bad defense.

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Lagniappe

What the national media are saying about the New Orleans Saints and the NFL | NOLA.com
Nola.com's "Fleur-de-Links" features two CSC stories - Sean Payton goes old school and Saints QBs 2012 vs. 2013.

NFC South Top 25: No. 11 | ESPN.com
Ryan Kalil, center, Panthers.

Just in Case You Forgot Which Day It Was | uni-watch.com
MLB players wear patriotic s***.

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