@GregRomeus91Too cheap to buy into the hype
@thomasmorsteadFood poisoning for 2nd time in 2 months…. Not fun
@LanceMoore16This Friday, Black n gold hoops challenge. Come check some of your who dats out on the hardwood at Brother Martin high
@JuniorG93110 degree heat in camp gone break a lot of boys out there but ME I was born N 115 degree heat right outside in da kitchen PORT AU PRINCE😡
@j_bushrod7475A little bit of sauna time to get me right… Good work today tho.. Stretch then lunch ya heard…
@moosedeniedBet Ozzie Guillen is thanking his lucky stars that he didn’t call anybody a slut and/or a nappy headed ho. Bullet dodged. Or something.
@moosedeniedIn other news, Ive got a 6 pack of Hollywood BBQ sauce on the way. High five! CajunGrocer needs to start carrying City Champ sausage, dammit
@moosedeniedThis smug dude who hosts “10 Things You Didn’t Know About…” could be a T-P columnist. He’s way too proud that “81% had no clue.”
@drewbreesWatch @michelleobama challenge the final 6 to help America get fit @ 8e/7c tonight on NBC! See preview: http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/video/week-15-preview/1394638 #BiggestLoser
@MalcolmJenkinsJust left the Dentist… No matter how old I get it still makes me nervous lol
@JeffDuncanTPWhen Payton was sidelined in 2011, the Saints divvied up Payton’s HC duties between Vitt, Carmichael & Kromer. Similar idea maybe for 2012.
Darren Sharper: No Saints players should be fined or suspended | ProFootballTalk
“I still don’t feel as though there is proof that guys received certain benefits from making dirty plays or making plays during the game,” Sharper said. “To say that you are going to fine guys because word of mouth or someone says or someone might speculate or someone might have a rumor out there saying that this guy came out and put a certain amount of money up to put a player out of a game, I don’t know the truth behind that and I don’t know if there is enough information to prove that.”
Saints Players to Participate in Inaugural Black and Gold Hoops Challenge
Among the players that are expected to attend are WR Lance Moore, DE Will Smith, S Roman Harper, S Malcolm Jenkins, WR Courtney Roby, RB Chris Ivory and Team Ambassador Michael Lewis.
Rams announce coaching staff with no defensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
The fact that the press releases declares that Fisher “finalizes” his coaching staff strongly suggests that Fisher has done all he plans to do, which means that there will indeed be no defensive coordinator in 2012.
Bill Parcells won’t coach New Orleans Saints in 2012 – Peter King – SI.com
It’s looking more and more as though the Saints will fill their interim head coaching job from within — and not with a big-name coach like Bill Parcells.
No Tuna For Bounty Town | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Anyway, those two are reporting that Bill Parcells won’t be taking the Saints interim coaching job. PK says neither will Tony Dungy. Not sure if anyone even thought The Dunge was in the running, but PK wanted everyone to know that HE KNOWS PEOPLE and can get quotes from Antonio Dungerson whenever needed.
Opinion: Saints still set up for success despite suspensions | wwltv.com New Orleans
For once, an NFL news release involving the Saints failed to have a shock factor accompanying it.
Reports: Bill Parcells will not coach New Orleans Saints next season – NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Multiple media reports citing unidentified sources say Bill Parcells is unlikely to become the Saints interim coach. Reports: Bill Parcells will not coach New Orleans Saints next season
Parcells out of mix for Saints’ interim coaching job – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Bill Parcells won’t leave retirement in South Florida to save the New Orleans Saints .
Bill Parcells unlikely to coach New Orleans Saints: report – New Orleans Saints Football NFL News – NOLA.com
Joe Vitt is the likely replacement
Short bios on New Orleans Saints assistants who could be the interim coach – New Orleans Saints Football NFL News – NOLA.com
The guys who could be in charge of the team in Payton’s absence
NFL Videos: Bill Parcells will not join the New Orleans Saints
Jason La Canfora reveals why Bill Parcells will not serve as interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
Andrew Juge of Saints Nation stops by to explain why Sean Pamphilon didn’t release the Gregg Williams tape for any other reason than to make a name for himself. Ralph explains why John Clayton’s theory about the Saints having a different head coach every week until Joe Vitt returns from suspension might be the best idea ever. Andrew and Ralph come up with fun ways that the Saints could pick the coach every week, like a giant wheel or Punch Out from the Price is Right. And Ralph figures out a scenario where his mom coaches Week 3! Also, they discuss how the Saints need to avoid the circus of Drew Brees missing OTAs.
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Warning: explicit language and adult content.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton appealed his season-long suspension this week and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell denied the appeal, which means the Saints now need an interim coach. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, that interim coach will not be Bill Parcells.
Adam Schefter is now reporting “it’s looking more and more like” the Saints will be looking internally to assistant head coach Joe Vitt to fill the interim role. Of course, Vitt is facing a six-game suspension in the bounty scandal, which is scheduled to begin after the preseason. So choosing him as interim coach would mean the Saints would also need another interim coach for the first six games of the season.
Shortly after the Saints punishment was announced, reports surfaced that Payton had talked to Parcells about taking the job. Judging by what each side said, it seemed like Parcells coaching the Saints for one season was a legitimate possibility, but that apparently won’t be happening anymore.
Well, we can pretty much cross Parcells off of the list.
With the twelfth pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks (chosen by BASAINT) select…
Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
Pete Carroll will feel like he has died and woke up with a So Cal co-ed if Melvin Ingram falls to him here (wait…half of that has already happened)! Melvin Ingram, a defensive end from the University of South Carolina, comes in at 6 foot 1 and 264 lbs. He will be the best DL in the draft, in my opinion. A lot of people would like to see Quinton Coples out of North Carolina but I see him as a boom or bust type prospect. Many experts are scared that once he gets his guaranteed dollars he may lose his motivation.
I can guarantee that you won’t see that with Melvin Ingram. He has seen elite competition from playing in the SEC. The thing that stood out most to me about Ingram had to be his hands. I have heard the force that his hands come down with is comparable to the late great Reggie White. You have to admit, that is quite the compliment. Melvin Ingram has a first blow and a swim move that will put him with the elite pass rushers despite the fact he doesn’t have elite edge speed. While Ingram could stand to bulk up 20 pounds, the fact that he will only get stronger and his technique will only get better is scary.
The draft is full of decisions. Melvin Ingram vs. Quinton Coples will be a decision that will keep many people up at night. I could compare the two at a glance. Melvin Ingram obviously played with elite competition in the SEC. Quinton Coples was spotty at best during his time at North Carolina. Some experts questioned his motivation. I actually spoke with a North Carolina fan (yeah they actually exist) and he told me that Coples only plays hard when on television and even then he still take plays off. Melvin Ingram has durability issues and that could be a hamper. I can see an injury keeping Coples sidelined for awhile since he gives half effort even while healthy.
There is no argument that athletically Coples has Ingram beat hands down but the intangibles must go to Ingram and that is one of the reasons that Pete Carroll and his college co-eds must draft him here. Then again Pete Carroll sometimes thinks he is the ultimate motivator so it could go either way.
Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.
Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.
|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Indianapolis Colts||QB Andrew Luck – Stanford||Legatron Morstead||77%|
|2||Washington Redskins||QB Robert Griffin III – Baylor||VAsaintsfan||78%|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||OT Matt Kalil – USC||Hans Petersen||69%|
|4||Cleveland Browns||RB Trent Richardson – Alabama||Fan since the Aints||81%|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||CB Morris Claiborne – LSU||Alex Swift||50%|
|6||St. Louis Rams||WR Justin Blackmon – Oklahoma St.||GRIZZ||73%|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||WR Michael Floyd – Notre Dame||AcquiredPanic||51%|
|8||Miami Dolphins||WR Kendall Wright – Baylor||were gonna need a bigger boat|
|9||Carolina Panthers||DT Michael Brockers – LSU||DatFan|
|10||Buffalo Bills||OT Riley Reiff – Iowa||theprogrammerman|
|11||Kansas City Chiefs||G David DeCastro – Stanford||Jimbo03|
|12||Seattle Seahawks||DE Melvin Ingram – South Carolina||BASAINT|
Before you go running over there to check it out, let me just tell you that it’s no ordinary Saints blog. Who Dat Social Club is going to be good. Very good. How do I know? Because it happens to be the pet project of our very own MtnExile.
That’s right. You’ve rec’d his comments and FanPosts here at Canal Street Chronicles for years. Now, M-E has his very own platform to call his own, where his photoshop acumen blends seamlessly with his Saints-loving, anti-establishment ranting.
@mortreport Payton”s incentives to not bend commissioner discipline by coaching from home – reinstatement, financial reduction and 2013 draft pick.
@adbrandt As expected, Saints’ discipline is upheld on appeal. And as per Goodell model, “carrots” in place for reduced financial penalties.
@CharleyCasserly If NO has poor year and 2nd Rd draft choice is a high second rounder, NFL may revisit severity of fining them a high 2nd rd draft pick
@judybattista Asked Parcells if he has had further talks with Saints about the job. “Absolutely none”, he said.
@AdamSchefterNFL could modify Saints’ loss of 2013 2nd-rd pick. But Saints still will lose at least one pick, just maybe a less valuable pick or picks.
@JeffDuncanTPSo basically, if the Saints keep their noses clean & cooperate, they might get their 2012 second-round draft pick back.
@AdamSchefterSean Payton’s entire discipline stands, but Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt’s financial penalties could be reduced.
@JeffDuncanTPSaints appeals fail. But file this one under the “better to regret something you did than something you didn’t do” dept. for Saints.
NFL’s Roger Goodell cares more for cash than safety – Dan Le Batard – MiamiHerald.com
It really has been fascinating to watch the flames climb on this New Orleans Saints story, the emperor of a very violent business feeding a howling and eager media one crumb at a time, keeping this dirty story in front of the eyes of his customers for more than a month now.
Brian Frederick: Saints Fans Are Being Unfairly Punished by the NFL
It’s extremely hypocritical for Goodell to be so harsh on bounties while continuing to claim that fans would prefer an 18-game season, which would lead to more injuries. (Most fans don’t want 18 games, they would rather not have to pay regular price for 4 preseason games, but the NFL intentionally ignores a 16-2 option that would reduce player injuries and fan costs.)
New Orleans Saints, Gregg Williams and Sean Payton, architects of Bountygate and leaked audio tape, only give America what it craves – NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Journalists, the guardians of democracy, have mastered the art of ignoring authentic injustice and writing safe narratives that enhance their Twitter followings and/or ingratiate them with the sources they cover. Consider this: No sport has more “heavyweight” sports journalists covering it than the NFL, but commissioner Roger Goodell “broke” the Saints bounty scandal. Goodell is our editor.
Saints Penalties Upheld – ESPN Video – ESPN
ESPN Video: Roger Goodell upholds discipline imposed on Saints for bounty program after hearing appeals.
NFL Videos: Fallout of New Orleans Saints’ failed appeals
Michael Lombardi chimes in on the NFL’s decision to deny the Saints’ appeals and what that means for coach Sean Payton.
NFL statement on New Orleans Saints penalties – New Orleans Saints Football NFL News – NOLA.com
‘At the conclusion of the suspensions, the commissioner will review’
The New Orleans Saints’ appeal to the NFL could bear fruit – New Orleans Saints Football NFL News – NOLA.com
If they cooperate they could have some things ‘modified’
Bill Parcells tells New York reporters he hasn’t spoken with New Orleans Saints in six days – New Orleans Saints Football NFL News – NOLA.com
Parcells knows ‘absolutely nothing’ on coaching situation
Peter King Is Neither Rat Nor Hero, But One Word: Sad | Kissing Suzy Kolber
When we last left chess-piecing sentence builder, Peter King, he learned the starling news that shooting ranges exist just hours away from where Trayvon
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Studying “The Asterisk”
The Saints begin the game with consecutive partial rolls. The first one takes place on first-and-10 with 9:27 in the opening quarter. The Saints offense has the ball at the far hash with the line occupying the narrow side of the field.
New Orleans Saints lose appeals to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell – New Orleans Saints Football NFL News – NOLA.com
Suspensions will go as first handed down
NFL.com news: Ex-Packer Butler ‘not surprised’ by ‘bounty’ scandal
“I have probably heard the exact same speech since I was in ninth grade, without the targeting of guys’ specific body parts,” Butler told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That was kind of crazy. But I’m not surprised. People are surprised by this, to me, they have always turned a blind eye to football.”