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Saints Training Camp Recap, Day 12: Is Anyone Really Blaming Kenny Vaccaro For Joe Morgan's Knee Injury?

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There are several internet articles out today saying don't blame S Kenny Vaccaro for WR Joe Morgan's season-ending knee injury. I find this odd. Joe Morgan apparently got this going when he tweeted the same shortly after he was injured in Saturday's scrimmage. Soon after, other Saints players said the same thing. Who's blaming Vaccaro? Were there Saints fans there that booed Vaccaro after the play? We didn't even know Vaccaro was involved until Morgan tweeted to not blame him and, as far as we know, Vaccaro made a clean tackle with no intent to injure. The Saints' most recent first round draft selection endured some criticism last week for getting into a little heated exchange with TE Jimmy Graham during practice, but that doesn't make him a reckless trouble-maker. As far as I know, most Saints fans appreciate Vaccaro's enthusiasm and look forward to him injecting some spark into a defense that was the worst ever last season. Are any Who Dats truly upset with Vaccaro over this?

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; Thomas, Galette sit out Thursday morning&#39;s walk-through. <a href="http://t.co/gkp95CqeRT">http://t.co/gkp95CqeRT</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/365567265690755074">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thanking God in Advance This Year is MINE </p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/365558607288344577">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Nah, for practice tonight RT <a href="https://twitter.com/dunnedm">@dunnedm</a>: Just saw <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> come though Cane&#39;s for lunch. Fueling up for the game tomorrow</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/365549824608698370">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pierre Thomas, Junior Galette sit out Thursday morning&#39;s walkthrough: <a href="http://t.co/R6EHyVnrXz">http://t.co/R6EHyVnrXz</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/365519266092556288">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> photos from 2013 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Training Camp presented by <a href="https://twitter.com/Verizon">@Verizon</a>: <a href="http://t.co/q3KP0kWqJw">http://t.co/q3KP0kWqJw</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365527356917559296">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/TimBrando">@TimBrando</a> and former Saints Pro Bowl OT Jon Stinchcomb will call tomorrow&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> game for <a href="https://twitter.com/CoxSportsTV">@CoxSportsTV</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365520687596716032">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kenny Stills says Joe Morgan&#39;s injury doesn&#39;t change anything for him. He knows he still has to earn his job (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/jwN2QBxxIX">http://t.co/jwN2QBxxIX</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365519513178996736">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chris Ivory can say all he wants that he is not injury prone, but has played in 12 total games over the past 2 seasons due to injury. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Jets&amp;src=hash">#Jets</a></p>&mdash; Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/LRiddickESPN/statuses/365475658257809409">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The many wonderful things that God has revealed will help us to forsake sin and work to minimize its consequences in the world.</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/365456611331948544">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tomorrow: Saints open the preseason vs the Chiefs &#10;A Month From Today: Saints open the regular season vs the Falcons &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365452478789074944">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That Sean Payton life. "<a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a>: Sorry fans can&#39;t discuss injuries through social networks&quot;</p>&mdash; Adam West (@askmetostay323) <a href="https://twitter.com/askmetostay323/statuses/365315039521030144">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> special-teams ace Courtney Roby knows his role <a href="http://t.co/m6bPTcjPnn">http://t.co/m6bPTcjPnn</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365415261513334784">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Joe Morgan: Don&#39;t blame Kenny Vaccaro for season-ending injury <a href="http://t.co/8ZmYrnTZyV">http://t.co/8ZmYrnTZyV</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/365334301337849859">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sorry fans can&#39;t discuss injuries through social networks y&#39;all will find out soon but I will BE FINE GOD IS GOOD <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GOODNIGHT&amp;src=hash">#GOODNIGHT</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/365314804249935872">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout Saints camp?

Joe Morgan: Don’t blame Kenny Vaccaro for season-ending injury | ProFootballTalk
The rash of season-ending injuries making their way through NFL training camps struck the New Orleans Saints twice this week as receiver Joe Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman went down with injuries.

New Orleans Saints not blaming Kenny Vaccaro for his practice tackle that injured teammate Joe Morgan | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: Young players want to impress coaches and teammates by being aggressive in practice, but you never want to injure a player on your own team. But by practicing full throttle all the time, you can put your teammates in harm's …

Saints' Joe Morgan Begins Road to Recovery, Says Don't Blame Kenny Vaccaro - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Sept 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan (13) grabs a 80-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees (9) (not pi

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New Orleans Saints' Joe Morgan does not want anyone blamed for his season-ending injury.

Saints' impact of season-ending injuries, Kenny Stills emerging, and more: Black and Gold Today - Video | NOLA.com
Sports writer Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Larry Holder discuss the loss of Joe Morgan, Victor Butler and Kenyon Coleman for the year and your comments and tweets on this edition of "Black and Gold Today." Tune in each day for your snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas, Junior Galette sit out Thursday morning walkthrough | NOLA.com
Both players left practice early Wednesday

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This afternoons practice will be closed to the public.

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Vince Lombardi once said, "Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication & respect for authority." It also takes contingency planning.

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Personally, I've grown quite fond of "Beard Al Gankabitch" but I'm not quite fool enough to think that'll actually stick. Unfortunately. Because it's goddamned awesome.

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Chiefs vs. Saints tomorrow night!

Former Saints RT Jon Stinchcomb ready to be team's TV analyst for preseason | wwltv.com New Orleans
"I think he has a good handle on this team," Payton said. "He’s a smart guy. I think he’s well-spoken and a guy that, being from the University of Georgia and his whole career being with the Saints, I think he’ll add a key element for us." "He has great access to Sean, all of our players, knows our system, he’s a smart guy, loquacious, good speaker," said Greg Bensel, the team’s Senior Vice-President of Communications. "I said, ‘Come on man. Let’s do it.’ Took a little encouraging but he’s excited."

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There were four players in the NFL last season who made at least seven interceptions.

Former Saints running back Aaron Stecker's daughter to perform national anthem at Friday's game
Skylar Stecker will perform the national anthem prior to Friday's New Orleans Saints vs. Kansas City Chiefs game

New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs Gameday Entertainment
The 610 Stompers will perform at halftime of Friday night's game

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Sage Rosenfels on Vikings vs. Saints 2009 NFC title game

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On the atmosphere that night in the Dome, Rosenfels wrote, "I talked to some friends who were at the game. All of them said it was, without a doubt, the most amazing sporting event they had witnessed. The atmosphere during the game, the intensity on the field and in the stands with celebratory tears flowing, and the all-night party in the French Quarter were unforgettable. For those who were in the Superdome that night, the experience was incredible."

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Around the League

Falcons' Mike Johnson suffered a dislocated left ankle and... | Atlanta Falcons | www.ajc.com
Atlanta Falcons right tackle Mike Johnson suffered a dislocated left ankle and fibula fracture during Tuesday’s practice, according to Head Coach Mike Smith.

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The Atlanta Falcons have positioned running back Steven Jackson all over the formation in training camp. They plan to make the veteran a focal point of the passing game.

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From Yahoo! Sports: TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Darrelle Revis isn't predicting if he'll be ready to play in Tampa Bay's season opener, however the Buccaneers remain optimistic he will.

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera understands exactly where he stands, and what he has to do this year. Rivera, who is 13-19 in two seasons with a pair of 2-8 starts, actually laughed when asked by Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer if he was tired of hearing about being on the hot seat.

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It's something MDS mentioned the other day, but it's worth repeating when it comes to the new emphasis on the modern plague otherwise known as spinning the football.

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In our view, this is about coming up with a path to an expanded regular season, which the players and many fans and media members have resisted. The NFL needs the players to want more regular-season games. That likely won’t happen until the league exercises its right under the labor deal to cut the preseason in half, which could then get the union to run the numbers regarding the impact of a reduced preseason on the shared revenues and volunteer swapping two weeks of far more lucrative games (especially from a TV standpoint) for half of the games that don’t count.

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Lagniappe

Saintsation rookie lands the cover of swimsuit calendar
SATCH NOTE: WOW!!! She is smoking hot!

Tom Benson to be inducted into University of the Incarnate Word's Athletic Hall of Fame
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Video

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