It’s a quiet Sunday in the NFL when it comes to New Orleans Saints news, rumors and links, better there are still some nuggets of information worth sifting through as you start your weekend.
Let’s take a look at some of the headlines floating around today.
Per Jeff Duncan:
Saints vice president of communications Greg Bensel said the team’s players are schooled annually on the positives and potential pitfalls of social media. He said the club encourages players to engage and interact with fans as often as possible.
“We cite Drew Brees, Jon Vilma, Will Smith (as examples of) how to do it right and how to interact with fans,” Bensel said. “If you follow their lead we won’t have issues, and we don’t.”
It helps that the Saints’ roster is largely devoid of lightning rods. The last real social media “crisis” occurred two years ago after Reggie Bush famously tweeted “It’s been fun New Orleans” after the Saints selected fellow running back Mark Ingram in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Otherwise, the Saints have avoided Twitter controversy.
Per Wallace Delery:
“As far as from an offensive perspective it’s a lot like what we did in New Orleans,” Bush said of the team he won a Super Bowl with in 2009. “It’s a lot of spread-open passing. Obviously we can attack downfield, and with the running game, a lot of screens, draws and stuff like that. Basically what I did in New Orleans, so running this offensive system has been pretty easy for me.”
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Per SB Nation’s Ryan Van Bibber via Twitter: