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Saints News, 9/25/14: Saints Have Been Short On Deep Passes

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From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: "The New Orleans Saints are well aware that they haven’t hit on many deep passes this season. No one appreciates the value of a “shot play” more than quarterback Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton. At the same time, neither is too concerned about it because the Saints have done such an effective job of taking what the defense gives them. In fact, the Saints have had the most efficient offense in the NFL this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information"

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> have been short on deep passes -- but have NFLs most efficient offense <a href="http://t.co/zA7awunOiq">http://t.co/zA7awunOiq</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/515225732016914432">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former New Orleans <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> RB Fred McAfee among 2015 induction class into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FastFreddie?src=hash">#FastFreddie</a></p>&mdash; Rod Walker (@rwalkeradvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/rwalkeradvocate/status/515208577347493888">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> TE Benjamin Watson returns to practice on lim. basis. Ingram, Goodwin, Hawthorne, Lorig, Ball remain out of team drills. Lofton lim.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/515231160134565890">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tony Romo took Wednesday off to get back treatment, that&#39;s the Cowboys norm. Romo a full participant in Thursday&#39;s practice.</p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/status/515231878417506304">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Arredondo: Weather should be fine in Dallas for Saints game. Roof should be open. <a href="http://t.co/KEtLYK9u7L">pic.twitter.com/KEtLYK9u7L</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/515208442030481409">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>One perk of the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> Store in the Airport? We get to watch them win SBXLIV almost every day! <a href="http://t.co/QmBjCd0z9g">pic.twitter.com/QmBjCd0z9g</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Airport (@NO_Airport) <a href="https://twitter.com/NO_Airport/status/515205221732339712">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jim Henderson previews the Saints-Cowboys game on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast <a href="http://t.co/BnJdF8R0Ol">http://t.co/BnJdF8R0Ol</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDAL?src=hash">#NOvsDAL</a> <a href="http://t.co/bXZ5k2iDpp">pic.twitter.com/bXZ5k2iDpp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/515191219765260288">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ten beautiful seconds. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSSports">@CBSSports</a>: Devon Still&#39;s pep talk to daughter before cancer surgery <a href="http://t.co/aHljdtgUqh">http://t.co/aHljdtgUqh</a> <a href="http://t.co/yoWte6OYnW">pic.twitter.com/yoWte6OYnW</a></p>&mdash; Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/GreggDoyelCBS/status/515172258445524992">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> will wear black jerseys and black pants on Sunday! <a href="http://t.co/8LCGKVTgMJ">http://t.co/8LCGKVTgMJ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDAL?src=hash">#NOvsDAL</a> <a href="http://t.co/g0zWGSn5wl">pic.twitter.com/g0zWGSn5wl</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/515170844536872960">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> locker room sound from yesterday: Brees, Lofton, Vaccaro &amp; Galette <a href="http://t.co/dildhwRms6">http://t.co/dildhwRms6</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDAL?src=hash">#NOvsDAL</a> <a href="http://t.co/5zpiwvqs8f">pic.twitter.com/5zpiwvqs8f</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/515157970200440835">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Deuce talks Saints first win, Cowboys and Ole Miss <a href="http://t.co/rGe6qqS276">http://t.co/rGe6qqS276</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/515150628033953792">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> video highlights from the Saints return to the <a href="https://twitter.com/MBSuperdome">@MBSuperdome</a> game (8 years ago today) <a href="http://t.co/OquxlwT55c">http://t.co/OquxlwT55c</a> <a href="http://t.co/msYCOwYPKB">pic.twitter.com/msYCOwYPKB</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/515139745798582272">September 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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