Saints Linkage: Parts aren't interchangeable as offense looks for spark

Saints Linkage: Parts aren't interchangeable as offense looks for spark

Saints Linkage: Parts aren't interchangeable as offense looks for spark

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by Bradley Handwerger / Eyewitness Sports

wwltv.com

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 4 at 8:28 AM

EOSB

Well, Sunday was fun, right? If you're saying no, just think back seven days ago to how you were feeling. Because you want to relive all of Sunday's glory - or at least read about your Saints - here's a little list I've compiled of stories. We like to call it Saints Linkage.

The hobbled Saints clawed their way to a 16-14 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Ladell Betts and Chris Ivory weren't exactly household names in the Saints community in July. Now most fans know exactly who they are and both aided in a decent run game Sunday.

Heading into the season, Usama Young was battling for a roster spot. Against the Panthers, he turned in a heck of a performance after being thrown into the fire.

John Carney was signed by the Saints on Wednesday. Four days later, he was kicking the Saints to victory.

Wondering what they were saying in the locker rom after the game? Here are some pullout quotes from the Saints.

Elsewhere around the web:
Friend of the EOSB Brian Allee-Walsh writes at NewOrleans.com that the Saints' 3-1 start rings hollow thanks to last season's lightning in a bottle start.

Les East, putting on his NewOrleans.com hat, writes that the Saints are backing up their coach, who says that each season and each team are different.

Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rouge Advocate writes that the Saints eked out a victory with one last defensive stop.

East, wearing his Advocate hat, says that the offense has put up just enough points to win.

Roy Lang III of the Shreveport Times thinks that the Saints aren't built of interchangeable parts.

Kevin Foote of the Lafayette Advertiser writes that high-scoring is still elusive for the Saints.

Mike Herndon of the Mobile Press Register and friend of the EOSB puts together a notebook from Sunday's game, including a note on Drew Brees' ranking with the Saints.

Jim Mashek of the Biloxi Sun Herald  says that offense is still searching for a spark.

Rick Cleveland of the Jackson Clarion Ledger says the Saints plugged a leak and found a way to win.

Jeff Duncan of the T-P/NOLA.com syndicate says Saints fans aren't smelling greatness.

Mike Triplett of the T-P/NOLA.com conglomerate grades the Saints.

Nationally speaking
Larry Holder, friend of the EOSB, writes at CBSsports.com that the Saints could just as easiliy be 0-4 right now as 4-0.

Pat Yasinskas, another friend of the EOSB, says at ESPN.com that the Saints' mettle is something to be proud of and something that will help in the long run.

Jim Corbitt of USA Today writes about John Carney's journey back to New Orleans.

David Elfin of AOL Fanhouse says the Saints lived dangerously on Sunday.

Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer writes that the Panthers defense played well Sunday.

And Joseph Person of the Charlotte Herald says that the Panthers played their best game and yet, the Saints still won.

 

 

 

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