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Saints News, 1/8/15: Ryan Pace Interviews For Chicago Bears GM Position

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From The Advocate: Mickey Loomis said Tuesday that he believes Saints Player Personnel Director Ryan Pace is ready for the opportunity to be the general manager of an NFL team. Pace apparently believes the same of himself. The New Orleans Saints director of player personnel interviewed with the Chicago Bears Wednesday for the team’s open general manager position created by the firing of Phil Emery.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bears have confirmed they interviewed <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> director of player personnel Ryan Pace for GM job today, per <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs">@BradBiggs</a></p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/553008018124988416">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gary Gibbs won&#39;t be Jay Gruden&#39;s defensive coordinator <a href="http://t.co/yvDqoAocfL">http://t.co/yvDqoAocfL</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/553149826867953665">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bundle up New Orleans, it&#39;s chilly this morning. <a href="http://t.co/mV4zDjy73T">pic.twitter.com/mV4zDjy73T</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/553168856491900929">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>As Voltron said, &quot;I may disagree with what you say, but I will combine five robot lions into one to defend your right to say it&quot;</p>&mdash; Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) <a href="https://twitter.com/jessehawken/status/553037466631151618">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast">@SaintsForecast</a> pizza &amp; stuffed animals are good substitutes as well <a href="http://t.co/nRZU73lga6">pic.twitter.com/nRZU73lga6</a></p>&mdash; 2014 Football Sucked (@BourbonAndBeer) <a href="https://twitter.com/BourbonAndBeer/status/553043828672712704">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If it&#39;s too cold for you, it&#39;s too cold for them. Bring your Tauntauns inside <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/takecareofyourpets?src=hash">#takecareofyourpets</a> <a href="http://t.co/j3uoV7O8V0">pic.twitter.com/j3uoV7O8V0</a></p>&mdash; U of Iowa Police (@UIowa_Police) <a href="https://twitter.com/UIowa_Police/status/553026339364556800">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thrilled to meet <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson">@benjaminswatson</a> at Defend the Faith conference. Good brother in Christ. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/defend15?src=hash">#defend15</a> <a href="http://t.co/8vr7dZIFtA">pic.twitter.com/8vr7dZIFtA</a></p>&mdash; Bob Stewart (@DrBobStewart) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrBobStewart/status/553029381048655872">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jerry Jones avoids question about paying for Chris Christie&#39;s trip, embraces the orange-sweater mojo <a href="http://t.co/hgkaXenUds">http://t.co/hgkaXenUds</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/553005271388549121">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/MatthewBerryTMR">@MatthewBerryTMR</a> just got my reward from my fantasy lg. <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/t0EERvS1Ir">pic.twitter.com/t0EERvS1Ir</a></p>&mdash; Blake Bernier (@lac80) <a href="https://twitter.com/lac80/status/552935345214726145">January 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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