"One of the things that we do that guys who are 6-5 end up being 5-5 when they get flipped over on their head. They didn’t say that the rules says that the ground couldn’t hurt their head. So we’ve got to find ways to make the ground be a part of it."
Stat of the Week
Noted New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has to be polishing up his drawing board this morning, figuring out what to draw on it. In the Saints' last two games, the defense has been awful. Against one struggling offensive team (Seattle, in the playoffs last year) and one superior one (Green Bay, on Thursday), here's how the Saints' defense fared in eight quarters combined:
Defensive points allowed: 76
Touchdowns allowed: 10
QB line: 49-of-70 (.700), 7 TD, 1 Int., 122.6 rating
Yards allowed: 814
Drew Brees is like that every day in practice.'' -Gregg Williams, in response to Peter King's desperate attempts to get him to admit that the Saints have no chance against the awesome Kurt Warner who throws more TD's than incompletions.
"He's the s---...That's what I have to say about him."
"I could care less if they're on the same page, quite honestly. They're going to have to catch up to us. We're going to practice our way. There won't be any referees out there, and we'll play them in the parking lot if they want to play in the parking lot. They'd better be ready, because we'll be ready."
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Even with added depth, they can't endure another season like last year. Payton ran the NFC South's most-intense camp last season and he may have learned from it.
"We've all got to pull together and be there for everyone that was close to him," Williams said. "We have to help each other out in these tough times."
We haven't put on the pads yet, but I can tell (Williams) has a pretty tough mindset," Young said. "He wants us to be physical, and he wants us to run to the ball because that's what causes turnovers. I hope we will be more aggressive. I can tell that guys don't want to carry on that reputation that we have a strong offense and a weak defense. We're ready to change that this season.