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Monday, February 1, 2010
Waiting for Saints to march into Davie

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

DAVIE, Fla. -- Just had a very adventurous ride from Miami up to Fort Lauderdale and over to Davie. We’re having some heavy rain in South Florida and I don’t think the speedometer got above 30 mph on the ride.

Anyway, I have set up in the media room at the Miami Dolphins facility. The Saints haven’t arrived yet, but they should soon and will get some work in the indoor bubble this afternoon before meeting with the media. A league official said the Saints currently are dressing at the University of Miami and will be getting on buses to come up here in a few minutes.

This practice and media session originally was scheduled for the University of Miami, but the rain has forced the Saints to move indoors. League officials and veteran Dolphins PR guru Harvey Greene are scrambling right now to get set up for the news conferences. It’s a tough situation, but Greene is one of the best in the business and he and his staff (which, today, includes Brian Cearns of the Atlanta Falcons) are working frantically with the league to get things set up.

The interview sessions initially were scheduled for 3:45 p.m. I’ve been told they’ll be pushed back somewhat, but not sure how long. As of right now, coach Sean Payton, quarterback Drew Brees, running back Reggie Bush, guard Jahri Evans, safety Darren Sharper, defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma are scheduled to be available to the media today.