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Saints News, 10/23/14: Drew Brees To Remain Positive Despite Criticism

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Drew was asked during his Wednesday presser if he hears the Saints criticism that is out there. He responded, "To be honest with you I only hear about it when I talk to you guys. These aren’t the most exciting times right now coming to talk to you guys. I’m just assuming, common sense will tell you that you are 2-4 and if they were criticizing you two to three weeks ago, there is probably even more criticism now. That is part of this game. That is part of this business. You are going to take your lumps at times but you have to remain confident and remain positive. Certainly that is what I am all about. I know that if we keep doing things the right way good things are going to happen and hopefully that is sooner rather than later.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>After getting over &quot;painful&quot; loss, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Drew Brees remains confident, excited for showdown with Aaron Rodgers <a href="http://t.co/iIdl1BSYxF">http://t.co/iIdl1BSYxF</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/525083371085381632">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> breh i heard u gotta put it in uncooked rice or somethin</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/525102158551986176">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Come back from dinner wit the fam and my car almost got towed <a href="https://twitter.com/djholt3">@djholt3</a> bro what&#39;s goin on!</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/525099637972426752">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDatNation?src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a>, ur invited to &quot;Sit Down w/ the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&quot; for a night of Football Family &amp; Faith! <a href="http://t.co/y3BDCvetF2">http://t.co/y3BDCvetF2</a> <a href="http://t.co/88BXZkubbe">pic.twitter.com/88BXZkubbe</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/525104639356596224">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I am confused: Direct TV is telling me not to be super creepy, but Dr. Peppers saying I need to be.... super creepy. &#10;-SG&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/consumerdilemma?src=hash">#consumerdilemma</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@TeamGleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason/status/525094130662514689">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The NFL never should have suspended Ray Rice indefinitely. No one was going to sign him. Now, Roger Goodell has to testify. Huge error.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/525091699123834880">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Judge Jones requires Goodell to testify in Rice appeal, and Robert Mueller should be very interested in what he says <a href="http://t.co/UW3eIKRvlM">http://t.co/UW3eIKRvlM</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/525089237507776512">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I doubt the Saints lose to the Packers. They&#39;re not gonna let us off the hook that easily this year.</p>&mdash; Reid (@ReidG75) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReidG75/status/525083231864225792">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What are you wearing to the game? The good guys wear all black this week! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/allblacksnf?src=hash">#allblacksnf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/whodat?src=hash">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/status/525080847058468864">October 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Worst graphic ever? 1) It&#39;s two planes to London. 2) That&#39;s not even London. 3) Just look at the UK. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> <a href="http://t.co/a3mK74Szej">pic.twitter.com/a3mK74Szej</a></p>&mdash; Matt Jones (@mr_mdjones) <a href="https://twitter.com/mr_mdjones/status/524874356879790080">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> owners Tom and Gayle Benson renewing their wedding vows in honor of their 10 yr anniversary. <a href="http://t.co/sU3vpibR0v">pic.twitter.com/sU3vpibR0v</a></p>&mdash; Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) <a href="https://twitter.com/JenHale504/status/525065241986867200">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nowadays I Got my Son With me laughing @ u Haters <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GUAPEDUP?src=hash">#GUAPEDUP</a> <a href="http://t.co/oFeypoHkL4">pic.twitter.com/oFeypoHkL4</a></p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/525061110765195265">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>thing with Toon &amp; Morgan, they aren&#39;t rookies so this isn&#39;t &#39;red shirt&#39; yr. at some point if guys aren&#39;t playing there is no point to them</p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast/status/525041456524709888">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Aright Who Dat Nation, we&#39;re back at home Sunday night and need y&#39;all to black out the Superdome!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AllBlackSNF?src=hash">#AllBlackSNF</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/525046652847927298">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats again to the winning team at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackAndGoldBowl?src=hash">#BlackAndGoldBowl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FlowYogaMandy">@FlowYogaMandy</a> &#10;Off-season flexibility starts here <a href="http://t.co/w04N30tDxJ">pic.twitter.com/w04N30tDxJ</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/525044425723232256">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Halloween Candy. "<a href="https://twitter.com/ChapsMcNealy">@ChapsMcNealy</a>: I Know What You Did Last Supper "RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SnottieDrippen">@SnottieDrippen</a>: &quot;Ice Scream&quot; <a href="http://t.co/TnvIEtf7qf">pic.twitter.com/TnvIEtf7qf</a>&quot;""</p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/status/525025051993985026">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;I&#39;m you from the future. Don&#39;t trust that Kim bitch&quot; <a href="http://t.co/AV0MlmLpDH">pic.twitter.com/AV0MlmLpDH</a></p>&mdash; TJ Hernandez (@TJHernandez) <a href="https://twitter.com/TJHernandez/status/523927533528834049">October 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees previews <a href="https://twitter.com/packers">@Packers</a> game (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/pqBubs2wbI">http://t.co/pqBubs2wbI</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBvsNO?src=hash">#GBvsNO</a> <a href="http://t.co/NmtxMQ5OEe">pic.twitter.com/NmtxMQ5OEe</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/525023349190053888">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>4 Saints and 4 Packers did not practice Wednesday. Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/Ah8dSV68nk">http://t.co/Ah8dSV68nk</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBvsNO?src=hash">#GBvsNO</a> <a href="http://t.co/SDSWESYUlt">pic.twitter.com/SDSWESYUlt</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/525016040020144128">October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints Prepare For Packers

Quotes from Drew Brees' Wednesday presser
Quotes from Drew Brees' press conference after practice on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Returning Eric Olsen relieved to learn he hadn’t merely imagined that the Saints liked him | Black and Gold

New Orleans Saints find roles for young defenders as injury list grows | NOLA.com
Vinnie Sunseri, Stanley Jean-Baptiste saw snaps in the red zone on Sunday

New Orleans Saints receiver Nick Toon, a Wisconsin native, has family ties to Packers | NOLA.com
Toon, who turns 26 in two weeks, admits that the wait for playing time has been frustrating.

RB Khiry Robinson among several Saints battling injuries
Khiry Robinson, Jimmy Graham and Pierre Thomas are just a few Saints that were limited or missed practice altogether.

Sean Payton talks about roster moves, facing Aaron Rodgers
Quotes from Coach Payton's press conference after practice on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Rookie Watch: How Is the 2014 Saints' Draft Class Doing?
We're almost midway through the season and we have enough material for a first evaluation of the rookie players the Saints elected to pick bak in May.

Travaris Cadet Now Up to Bat For the New Orleans Saints Passing Game
With Pierre Thomas sidelined for the next few weeks, it's time for New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet to step up as a receiver out of the backfield.

New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers: Connections

Sean Payton announces transactions after Wednesday’s practice
The New Orleans Saints announced four transactions on Wednesday

New Orleans Saints release first injury report of Green Bay Packers week
Jimmy Graham and Pierre Thomas are on Wednesday's injury report

New Orleans Saints home success should concern Green Bay Packers - ESPN
A primetime home game on Sunday might be what the New Orleans Saints need, as the Saints have won 13 in a row and 16 of 17 dating back to 2008.

Drew Brees is least of Saints' worries - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett says star quarterback Drew Brees has been uncharacteristically bad at times, especially when under duress. But Bre

Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson held out of practice; Jimmy Graham limited - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints’ offense is a little banged up heading into a potential Sunday shootout with the Green Bay Packers. Runn

Saints clinging to hope as big game looms
Drew Brees says it's not a must-win game

Center Eric Olsen happy to be back for 2nd stint with New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
In 2012, Olsen played in 16 games for the Saints, starting four. He was placed on the injured reserve in 2013 and ultimately waived with an injury settlement.

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Packers Prepare For Saints

Rodgers reflects on "R-E-L-A-X" remarks | ProFootballTalk
After the Packers slipped to 1-2 following a miserable loss to the Lions in Detroit, Aaron Rodgers had some advice for antsy Cheeseheads. "Five letters.  R-E-L-A-X.  Relax.  We’re going to be fine," Rodgers said. Fine they've been.

Green Bay Packers remember Superdome as loud, tough environment | NOLA.com
Packers coach Mike McCarthy was the Saints offensive coordinator from 2000-2004.

Green Bay Packers' team stats check: Week 8 - ESPN
Here's a look at where the Packers (5-2) rank in some of the major statistical categories heading into Sunday's game at the New Orleans Saints (2-4):

Green Bay Packers' individual stats check: Week 8 - ESPN
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Here's a look at where some of the Green Bay Packers players rank in the major statistical categories heading into Sunday’s g

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers named player of the week again - ESPN
Since 2010, no player has captured one of the NFL's player-of-the-week awards more often than Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Four key Green Bay Packers sitting out practice - ESPN
Maybe the Green Bay Packers' bye is coming a week too late.

Bye won't factor in Sam Shields' status - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
The upcoming bye week won't factor into whether Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields will play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Wes' chat: What's wrong with the Saints?
Wes will take your Packers questions and comments Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

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Other Saints News

How the NFC South became the NFL’s worst division | Q
A look at what's gone wrong for the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers this season.

New Orleans Saints celebrated 16th annual United-Way Hometown Huddle
By Connor Tarter

Film study: Reviewing New Orleans Saints' defense, following Week 7 - ESPN
Here are some observations after reviewing the tape of the Saints' Week 7 loss to Detroit.

Giving offense good field position twice in Detroit, Saints defense focused on ‘Operation: Feed Drew’ | Black and Gold

New Orleans Saints' search for second starting cornerback failed from the start: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
Faulty evaluation process have Saints in a hole at cornerback in 2014

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NFL News

Roger Goodell will testify in Ray Rice appeal hearing | ProFootballTalk
Ray Rice 1, NFL 0. The first skirmish in the Ray Rice appeal hearing has resulted in a big victory for Rice and the NFL Players Association -- and a potentially costly loss for the league office and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

West says Jaguars simply wanted it more than the Browns | ProFootballTalk
So how did the previously 0-6 Jaguars upend the previously 3-2 Browns by a score of 24-6?  Chalk it up to good, old-fashioned motivation. "They wanted it more than we did," rookie running back Terrance West said Tuesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Forte, Bradshaw flirting with running back receiving records | ProFootballTalk
DeMarco Murray isn't the only NFL running back on a record pace this season. Murray, the Cowboys running back who is threatening the NFL's single-season records for carries and yards, is having the best season of any back in football.

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Video

VIDEO: Kenny Vaccaro on the Packers' offense
New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro met with reporters following practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Alex Retrepo video)

VIDEO: Vinnie Sunseri talks about playing Green Bay
New Orleans Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri met with reporters following practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Video by Alex Restrepo)

VIDEO: Tim Lelito talks about playing center
New Orleans Saints center Tim Lelito met with the media following practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Video by Alex Restrepo)