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Saints begin player-organized workouts today

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For a brief time last week, it appeared that the lockout would be off and coaches would run minicamps this week. Instead, the lockout is back on, and players are working out without their coaches.

For the New Orleans Saints, group workouts have been organized by quarterback Drew Brees, who’s also one of the most active players in the ongoing labor fight with the owners. Saints offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb told the New Orleans Times Picayune that getting together in the spring is necessary, even if the players are locked out.

“This is an opportunity for us to get quality work and continue to build the camaraderie and accountability that it takes to be champions,” Stinchcomb said. “This is the time of year where everybody’s putting in work. But we see this as a unique opportunity for us to be able to improve as a unit and not just individually. . . . This is for us. It’s not for show, it’s not for looking good for the fans or management. We want to make progress. We want to motivate each other. The guys can really push each other.”

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was more succinct on Twitter, writing, “Heading back to workouts wit my boys!! I dnt care wat they say, we’re playing fball this yr!

Let’s hope he’s right.

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6 Responses to “Saints begin player-organized workouts today”
  1. jasku880 says: May 3, 2011 8:03 AM

    I don’t care what you say. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  2. dickc82 says: May 3, 2011 9:31 AM

    OK what would happen if the lockout is still on in September and let’s Say Drew called Matty Ice and got a game going at a non NFL venue?

  3. thefiesty1 says: May 3, 2011 11:07 AM

    Then remove you name from the lawsuit and get it on.

  4. ilovefoolsball says: May 3, 2011 11:22 AM

    dickc82 says:
    May 3, 2011 9:31 AM
    OK what would happen if the lockout is still on in September and let’s Say Drew called Matty Ice and got a game going at a non NFL venue?
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    “Matty Ice” (a name which he is undeserving of now) would still choke and end up getting blown out by a superior team/QB.

  5. rad312 says: May 3, 2011 11:30 AM

    Let’s hope Drew focuses on the workouts and stays out of any future discussions with the owners and the retired players…..as his words / actions have done nothing but full the fuels the flames with both.

    A modern day Norma Rae is ain’t…..

  6. boisestatewhodat says: May 3, 2011 11:37 AM

    Totally agree with ilovefoolsball…his name is no longer Matty Ice…he will now go by Matty Melt, like a value meal at Sonic. I fully expect the Saints to go deep into the playoffs, especially with their outstanding draft selections! WHO DAT!! GEAUX SAINTS!!

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