I checked out today's chat at nola.com/Times-Pic and saw a post that I'd like to expand upon.
Posted by 78chevymalib on 09/18/08 at 12:21PM
Why can't the Saints corners line up closer to the receivers and jam them at the line of scrimmage? That's what happened to Shockey, throwing him out of rhythm...
I believe it was Joe Montana who was quoted before this last Giants/Patriots superbowl. I can only paraphrase here, I don't have the quote, but he said there was only one way he knew to beat undefeated New England. Running downfield with Randy Moss hoping either he or Brady makes a mistake is hopeless. You HAVE to get physical with both of them. Hit Moss at the line on the snap, and I mean hit his ass hard. Screw up his route timing (yes, I think Moss actually runs routes, or he is supposed to anyway). And hit Tom Brady hard. Knock him down. Hurry his throws. If you sack him, that's a bonus. But rough his ass up. Easier said than done, and hard to do for 4 quarters. But that is exactly what the Giants did, for 4 quarters, and it was enough for a win. We need some more BADASSES on the Saints. Vilma is, and the Dunbar kid appears to be. McKenzie can be, but we need more. I want to see somebody get jacked up. COME ON!!!!