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Kristian Garic

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Kristian: Saints refocused, turn attention to the Panthers

Injury update: 

Saints linebacker Scott Shanle was limited in practice as the Saints prepare for the Panthers (leg).  DE Turk McBride (ankle), WR Devery Henderson (head), and DB Johnny Patrick (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.  Coach Aaron Kromer confirmed Henderson sustained a concussion in the loss the Redskins on Sunday.   DB Jabari Greer (groin) was listed as full participation after he missed the game still nursing a groin injury and offseason surgery.  The Saints also made a couple of roster moves.  They put WR Adrian Arrington (knee) on Injured Reserve.  Arrington is done for the season.  LB Barret Ruud went back on the active roster after his exemption expired this week.   Finally the Saints re-signed veteran WR Greg Camarillo to the active roster.
Little things: 

The Saints are working on the "little things" this week in practice as they prepare for their week 2 opponent in the Carolina Panthers.  "(We had) a lot of little mistakes; a lot of things that killed drives for us offensively, whether it was a penalty or a mental error or you just missed an opportunity.  We just had a lot of those, and they came at some pretty inopportune times (against the Redskins)," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. 

The feeling I've noticed in the locker room was that it's not OK to deal with losing, and the players are genuinely ready to atone for their week 1 mishap.
Divisional games: 

Players insist that division games count for 2 in the win/ loss column, and Brees expects a hostile game Sunday in Charlotte.  "I know how good of a team Carolina is.  I know what the game was like when we went there last year.  It took 60 minutes for us to pull that one out in the end.  I think we know what this team is all about.  They're healthy.  They're probably about as angry as we are right now after their week one loss, so we know what to expect."

The Saints swept the Panthers last year including a week 17 beat down 45 to 17 in the Superdome after the dramatic final minute win 30 to 27.

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09/13/2012 11:46AM
Kristian: Saints refocused, turn attention to the Panthers
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09/13/2012 12:14PM
The Non Calls
I just watched the Saints game, again. The Redskins strategy on offense was holding on every play. I do not mean their offensive line. Their WR's and TE's were holding Saints defenders on every screen and bubble screen. The big 88 yard TD was an illegal pick on two Saints defenders. On running plays, their WR's and TE's were just as blatant holding Saints defenders. It would not have been so bad, if the refs would have allowed both offenses the same leeway. The NFL knows how to market their new rookie stars. RG3 looked fantastic and will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come, but his played was magnified by all the non calls by the refs. The TV announcers are all gutless when calling these type of games, unless the calls go against a media or NFL darling.
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