...from the media. This time, Gregg Easterbrook. And this time, it might be worth considering.
Williams nearly blitzed New Orleans out of the Super Bowl. The Vikings had nine expected-passing downs in the second half: second-and-long or third-and-long. Williams called big blitzes on seven, and the result was one incompletion, six first downs and 125 yards gained by Minnesota. On two of the long-yardage downs, Williams called a conventional four-man rush. The result was Favre's two interceptions. If the Saints blitz to excess against Indianapolis, outside the confines of their noise cone, they will be doomed.
Personally, I trust Gregg Williams to know this. I'm sure he'll watch the film and say, "Damn! That didn't work out too well. Better not try it against Peyton!" But just in case...if anyone has G-Dub's phone number, why not give him a call and put a bug in his ear about this?