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From our buddy Ralph Malbrough at WWLTV.com: For Brees, he's got to hope Rob Ryan can coax good play from the kids on defense, while he breaks in a bunch of young receivers on offense, before Father Time comes knocking on his door.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Successful surgery time to get this thing right glad it’s a chest and not a knee rehab should be easy</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/644606939788349440">September 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> need to earn back the Superdome mojo they lost last year <a href="http://t.co/giwPpkqbHO">http://t.co/giwPpkqbHO</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/644848736334675968">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Peyton Manning becomes the second <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> player to reach 70,000 career yards: <a href="http://t.co/r5MptZOjQc">http://t.co/r5MptZOjQc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TNF?src=hash">#TNF</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DENvKC?src=hash">#DENvKC</a> <a href="http://t.co/tuGMyNp89p">pic.twitter.com/tuGMyNp89p</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/644754451551625216">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> exclusive: WR Coleman - &quot;&quot;I want to be the most versatile receiver on the field&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsTB?src=hash">#NOvsTB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WHODAT?src=hash">#WHODAT</a> <a href="http://t.co/P68hJv2mXK">http://t.co/P68hJv2mXK</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/644741524694110209">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great end to a spectacular game. Let&#39;s be honest this Isn&#39;t the first time Peyton did that! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Broncos?src=hash">#Broncos</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chiefs?src=hash">#Chiefs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThursdayNightFootball?src=hash">#ThursdayNightFootball</a></p>&mdash; akiem hicks (@The_Dream99) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Dream99/status/644731179896168448">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I swear Peyton&#39;s forehead is getting bigger. Jebus,</p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC/status/644721396958892038">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Peyton ain&#39;t dead <a href="http://t.co/IWy7NT2E4j">pic.twitter.com/IWy7NT2E4j</a></p>&mdash; Ande Wall (@AndeWall) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndeWall/status/644718734985195520">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This loss for KC rivals many a Saints heartbreaker! Glad I&#39;m not a Chiefs fan tonight!</p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC/status/644719863047434240">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Time to apply the pressure!</p>&mdash; Stephone Anthony (@stephoneanthony) <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony/status/644690874304081920">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="no" dir="ltr">RB dinner! <a href="https://twitter.com/CJSPILLER">@CJSPILLER</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/_numberthreeRB">@_numberthreeRB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mmurphy6">@mmurphy6</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AustinJ40">@AustinJ40</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TheKidToben">@TheKidToben</a> <a href="http://t.co/ePIDHEQJZ1">pic.twitter.com/ePIDHEQJZ1</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/status/644682162831163392">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> WR <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16">@B_Cole16</a> supporting the Got Our Troops on today <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM">@WWLAMFM</a> &quot;Saints Players Show&quot;. <a href="http://t.co/fGvWMJn5Fu">pic.twitter.com/fGvWMJn5Fu</a></p>&mdash; Got Our Troops (@gotourtroops) <a href="https://twitter.com/gotourtroops/status/644658509053693952">September 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Live at Hooters in Metry w Brandon Coleman! Follow him <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16">@B_Cole16</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WHODAT?src=hash">#WHODAT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ad?src=hash">#ad</a> <a href="http://t.co/UnLbi04C7M">pic.twitter.com/UnLbi04C7M</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/644653650573262848">September 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank everybody for the calls text messages greatly appreciate time to get these 3 months out the way</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/644634670823399424">September 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

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