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METAIRIE, La. Dejounte Murray Jersey . - New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro expects to look back on this week as a turning point in his career.For now, though, hes adjusting to an apparent demotion and a dose of humility.With the Saints still in the playoff picture but coming off a stunning 41-10 loss to Carolina, Vaccaro said Thursday that hed been called into a meeting with coach Sean Payton this week and told he needed to perform better.Hes right, Vaccaro said of his coach. Ive made too many costly mistakes this year that Ive got to get corrected.Vaccaro, a 2013 first-round draft choice who has started every game at strong safety this season, also said his role in the defence is changing, though he wouldnt say precisely how.Payton, likewise, was vague in discussing how the Saints would deploy Vaccaro against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.Listen, you have a game like the one we just had, theres a ton of things (to re-evaluate), not just in his play, but in a number of guys, Payton said. But were going to need him to play and play well. He is going to obviously be a huge factor for us in this game.Earlier this week, Payton said he would not rule out any lineup changes after the Saints not only lost for the fourth time in five games, but were not even competitive against a Panthers squad that came into the Superdome on a six-game losing streak.Payton also made roster moves, cutting fourth-year receiver Joe Morgan on Tuesday and promoting receiver Seantavius Jones from the practice squad.Everybody knows coach is serious. Weve all got to play better, Vaccaro said. We have such a winning tradition around here that weve got to uphold. And hes made that very clear.Payton said that he also worked out four kickers, including former Saints place kicker Garrett Hartley, on Wednesday. The Saints have not made a change from current place kicker Shayne Graham, who was brought in to replace Hartley around the same time last season. Graham has made 18 of 20 field goal attempts this season, with both misses coming from beyond 40 yards.However, one of those misses came in the Superdome on Sunday.You can be unhappy off the last performance, and yet — look — I pay close attention to his numbers, Payton said. We wanted to look at what was available. ... Shayne, hes going to respond no different than the rest of these guys were challenging. Theyll respond.Vaccaro said he was one of a lot of guys who met individually with Payton, but did not name the others.Payton spoke of a sense of urgency to improve a lot of things, but declined to provide details on meetings with the team or individual players.Although Vaccaro was drafted as a safety, he spent his rookie season primarily covering slot receivers out of the nickel cornerback position.This season, he has been in on 66 tackles, including a sack, and has two interceptions.Still, he said his transition to strong safety this season has not gone as smoothly as hed hoped and wouldnt be surprised if his role shifts back to more of what it was last season.All this stuffs new. But Ive got to be better, man. Ive got to be better for the team, Vaccaro added. Theyre getting the plan together. If Im better at nickel right now, if I can help the team win at nickel, then Im playing nickel. I dont care if its first, second or third down. If thats what they want me to do. It looked good last year. That might be where they want me to be.Vaccaro, wearing a fresh, close-cropped haircut, said Payton was fair in that he was both critical and encouraging, reminding the second-year safety that coaches still see him as a player with Pro Bowl potential, and that the goal remains to let Vaccaro work toward fulfilling that.It kind of gives me new life. Ive got a new cut and everything. It kind of put a reset on everything, Vaccaro said of his meeting with Payton. When I shook his hand, I felt like it changed my career.Notes: Pass-rushing outside linebacker Junior Galette (knee) and starting left tackle Terron Armstead (neck) were both held out of practice on Thursday. ... Linebacker David Hawthorne (hip) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) were limited.___AP NFL website: and David Lee Jersey .ca MLB Power Rankings, the third consecutive week that the As have held top spot and the third straight week that they have been one ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. Danny Green Jersey . Raonic, the mens No. 8 seed from Thornhill, Ont., needed more than three hours to overcome Frenchman Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 and become the first Canadian man into the fourth round at Roland Garros. .com) - Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar and New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo were named the NHLs players of the week on Monday.The Montreal Canadiens host a surging New York Islanders team that has been busy making statements lately tonight. Montreal (27-13-3) is in a 1-2-1 stretch after winning nine of 10 and is coming off Thursdays 4-1 loss at Ottawa. Max Pacioretty was again a bright spot, scoring a goal in a sixth straight game with seven total in that span. Hes bidding to become the first Canadien with goals in seven consecutive contests since Denis Savards nine-game run from Feb. 7-March 1, 1991. Pacioretty was held without a point in last months win over the Islanders, but has eight goals and three assists in his past 12 matchups. Montreal coach Michel Therrien will want to see a more complete effort from his team after seven forwards failed to even register a shot Thursday. We need contributions from more than one line, Therrien said. Right now, we only have contributions from one line and thats not good enough. After Pacioretty, Montreals most effective player lately has been goaltender Carey Price, who has a 1.67 goals-against average in his last 12 starts. However, Price did not face the Senators and could sit out again with an upper-body injury. Joey MacDonald was called up from Hamilton of the AHL on Friday, likely to back up Dustin Tokarski. Former Canadien Jaroslav Halak stopped 21 shots against the Penguins and tied Anaheims Frederik Andersen for second in the league with 24 wins. Chad Johnson, though, could get the start in the second half of this back-to-back. The Canadiens have won four of five against the Islanders and are 8-1-4 in the last 13 meetings at the Bell Centre. Just reaching the playoffs wouldve been a good way tto send out Nassau Coliseum in the Islanders last season there before moving to Brooklyn, but the team seems intent on doing much more. Dennis Rodman Jersey. With the midpoint of the season having just passed, the Islanders (30-13-1) find themselves in very unfamiliar territory. They lead the East by one point over Tampa Bay and their 30 wins are tied for the most in the NHL. Were in first place now, but that can change real quick, captain John Tavares said. All these wins are big wins, but youve got to go out there and continue that. After road victories over New Jersey and Columbus on back-to-back nights, the Islanders headed to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday to face a Rangers team that had won 13 of 14. All the Islanders did in that game was post a 3-0 shutout and register 44 shots against a club that hadnt allowed more than 38 all season. Their latest victory was just as impressive. Entering the third period down one against Pittsburgh on Friday, the Islanders scored four goals - three from Kyle Okposo after he tallied in the first - and rallied for a 6-3 victory. Tavares had three assists to help New York open a three-point lead over the Penguins atop the Metropolitan Division. To score four is pretty special, said Okposo. The atmosphere - it was awesome out there. I havent really heard it that loud since we played these guys in the (2013) playoffs. The Islanders outshot an opponent for the 15th consecutive contest and lowered their league-best total to 26.8 shots allowed per game. Theyll now try to improve to 6-1-0 on the second game of back-to-backs and avenge a 3-1 home loss to the Canadiens on Dec. 23. [url=http://www.cheapchargersjerseysauthe

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