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Saints News, New Years Day 2015: Brees Isn't The Problem With Saints

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From Kevin Foote at WWLTV.com: "Some are wondering if Brees is getting close to washed up. Some are actually asking if it's time for the Saints to move on. Some have been wanting the Saints to draft his successor for two or three years now. What do I think about it? I think pretty much what I imagine Belichick thought back in week 4. It's a giant load of hogwash."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy New Year&#39;s Day! Go Big Ten. Represent</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/550702823873445890">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Redskins?src=hash">#Redskins</a> have permission to interview <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/49ers?src=hash">#49ers</a> DBs coach Ed Donatell for their DC job. That’s big. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> were denied that 2 years ago</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/550707140180987905">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lions think they&#39;ll lose defensive coordinator Teryl Austin to a head-coaching job <a href="http://t.co/PRfLAdkZYO">http://t.co/PRfLAdkZYO</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/550708718644772864">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So &quot;winning with class&quot; means interviewing a coach who has been fined $225,000 for &quot;F&quot; bombs and middle fingers?</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/550697356338143232">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy new year to everyone! Have a blessed new year! Now lets get this W today. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OnWisconsin?src=hash">#OnWisconsin</a></p>&mdash; Nick Toon (@Nick2oon) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nick2oon/status/550697105648812032">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> WR Marques Colston announced he&#39;s suspending operations for Harrisburg Stampede, the minor-league arena team he owns in hometown.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/550692828679258112">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here&#39;s the link to Colston&#39;s announcement on Harrisburg Stampede: <a href="http://t.co/r8jqreZSPo">http://t.co/r8jqreZSPo</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/550692913110609921">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Share with someone about how Christ impacted you in 2014, and talk about how you are going to lean on him more this year.Let&#39;s be consistent</p>&mdash; Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks/status/550690085071749120">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>May God be with you through New Year and fill your life with comfort, love and cheer!</p>&mdash; Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks/status/550688913241960449">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sacks count for minus in team yards RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Superbabineaux">@Superbabineaux</a>: How can QB to be tied for first in passing yards yet the team finish 3rd in passing?</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/550689278557040641">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>One factor that helps Rex Ryan with the 49ers: He loves Colin Kaepernick.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/550688237669593088">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas">@Pierre_Thomas</a> looking mighty dapper in our custom shaw lapel dinner jacket for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nye?src=hash">#nye</a>. <a href="http://t.co/bHnlHBFVPN">pic.twitter.com/bHnlHBFVPN</a></p>&mdash; FELLOW (@FELLOWSUITS) <a href="https://twitter.com/FELLOWSUITS/status/550686879214239745">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Where <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> ranked in 2014: Offense was No. 1 in NFL -- but not really <a href="http://t.co/GCjC3J7DNU">http://t.co/GCjC3J7DNU</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/550667139133104132">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy New Year!!!!</p>&mdash; Keenan Lewis (@KGLewis28) <a href="https://twitter.com/KGLewis28/status/550536224629194752">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy New Year from Times Square! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tbt?src=hash">#tbt</a> 2009 <a href="http://t.co/LQhPPw7b7g">http://t.co/LQhPPw7b7g</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/550534273393246209">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy New Year! We blessed to see another one! <a href="http://t.co/nN2b516ST9">pic.twitter.com/nN2b516ST9</a></p>&mdash; Khiry Robinson (@_numberthreeRB) <a href="https://twitter.com/_numberthreeRB/status/550521618024239104">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

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NFL News

Washington, Haslett have a "mutual parting" | ProFootballTalk
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Washington to interview Vic Fangio for coordinator post | ProFootballTalk
Washington coach Jay Gruden isn't wasting time lining up a replacement for fired defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Washington is lining up interviews with 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell and Chargers lineback...

Report: Frank Reich "top target" in Buffalo | ProFootballTalk
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Former Saints offensive coordinator Doug Marrone steps down as coach of Bills  | NOLA.com
Bills owner Terry Pegula said Wednesday that Marrone exercised the opt-out clause in his contract.

Bills needed Marrone opt-out clause to get deal done in 2013 | ProFootballTalk
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Rex Ryan slated to interview with 49ers on Sunday | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers just parted ways with a coach from a famous football family and they'll be speaking to a member of another one on Sunday about replacing him.

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Dolphins didn’t offer Rex Ryan defensive coordinator job | ProFootballTalk
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