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Saints delay Gregg Williams' visit with the media

As the 2010 regular-season opener approaches, the most important coach involved with the Vikings-Saints game isn’t a head coach.  The key coaching figure for the rematch of the 2009 NFC title game will be Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

He designed in January a blitz-heavy defensive game plan that battered and bruised, badly, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.  Williams then vowed after the game to do the same thing to Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl.

More recently, Williams have promised to “send messages” to “every offense” regarding the physicality of the Saints’ defense — and that the messages “start[] with No. 4.”

Vikings coach Brad Childress teed off on the Saints on Sunday, complaining that some of the hits on Favre were dirty.  Per Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Williams was due to meet with the media on Monday, but the team delayed the session to Wednesday, citing a “scheduling change.”

Maybe Williams simply couldn’t talk due to a mouthful of sand, peanut butter, and/or crackers.

Talking instead on Monday was safety Darren Sharper, who won’t be playing in the game due to a lingering knee injury.  “I don’t think [Childress] knows how to do gamesmanship,” Sharper said, per Murphy.  “I
think it’s just someone that’s bitter because they lost a game they
wanted to win.”

Other Saints players denied trying to hurt Favre the last time they played. 

Still, with a growing perception that Favre is getting closer and closer to the point at which something on his body will break, we think that the Saints and every other team on the Minnesota schedule will try to be the team that ends Favre’s historic streak of consecutive starts — and that also ends the Super Bowl hopes of the 2010 Vikings.

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  1. joetoronto says: Sep 7, 2010 12:57 PM

    It’s obvious Florio gets paid by the hit.
    Hence all the Favre references.

  2. mwcarolina says: Sep 7, 2010 12:58 PM

    Gregg Williams is too busy preparing for the Vikings, The Saints won the Super Bowl for many reasons and he’s one of them. As much as Reggie Bush gets looked at, Gregg Williams is more of a reason the Saints are so good, he took a defense that was always whipped around and turned them into playmakers, hard hitters and of course an underrated defense. Williams is a great defensive coach, the Saints will continue to have a great defense with him here.

  3. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Sep 7, 2010 12:58 PM

    Ahhhhhh…….. there it is. Finally!
    Our first BrINT Farve related post of the day.
    I was getting worried there for a minute.

  4. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Sep 7, 2010 1:00 PM

    More recently, Williams have promised to “send messages”
    _________________________________
    Who really wrote this, Emmitt Smith?

  5. MuskyHunter2542 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:01 PM

    Vikings should hit New Orleans “like Katrina”

  6. Sarge says: Sep 7, 2010 1:05 PM

    Favre: tougher than Clint Eastwood’s toenail clippings.
    It behooves the Taints to hope their midget QB doesn’t get battered, beaten and broken.
    SKOAL wintergreen!

  7. Flvikesfan says: Sep 7, 2010 1:07 PM

    Let them blitz all day long, it will only leave sparse coverage on Harvin and Berrian, not to mention the velcro hands of Camarillo. You think the Vikings D backs are in flux, try taking a look at the Saints defenders. Favre DESTROYED them last year and will have another huge day if they bring 5 or 6 at him. GO VIKINGS!!!!

  8. Favrelous says: Sep 7, 2010 1:07 PM

    Jared and the DL will break Brees with Remember me Bitch hits.

  9. pacstud says: Sep 7, 2010 1:10 PM

    Gregg Williams has ALWAYS been a blitz happy DC. Any kindergartener with Google could look that up.
    It’s called research, and it’s something real journalists practice.

  10. lebowski says: Sep 7, 2010 1:10 PM

    Please let it be Clay Matthews who ends the streak.

  11. FireJerryJones says: Sep 7, 2010 1:11 PM

    Put a red jersey on him.

  12. buttondown says: Sep 7, 2010 1:12 PM

    OK, I have to say that I am a little confused about something.
    Let’s assume that the Vikings win on Thursday in a dominating fashion, lets say 56-0. They are 1-0, Saints are 0-1 with 15 games left to play.
    How, in the minds of Viking fans, is this any consolation at all for losing the NFC Championship game?
    Seriously, you would think this was the Super Bowl or something. If they meet again in the NFCCG, that would be big news. This Thursday is one game. That’s all. Diminish the hype and play football.

  13. Tim Tebow's Prayers says: Sep 7, 2010 1:16 PM

    Why couldn’t Williams just “send messages” via text? That’s how the best coaches do it these days.

  14. alobar26 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:17 PM

    The Vikings had 48 sacks last year. The Saints had 35. Does it really seem a good idea for the Saints to get into a “let’s hit the QB” contest with the Vikings?

  15. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 7, 2010 1:17 PM

    “As the 2010 regular-season opener approaches, the most important coach involved with the Vikings-Saints game isn’t a head coach. The key coaching figure for the rematch of the 2009 NFC title game will be Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams….”
    I beg to differ. I believe it will be Joe Vitt. He and Favre will be discussing the in and outs of scoring Vicodin.

  16. seaner44 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:17 PM

    Florio, i’m pretty sure there are 32 teams playing each weekend looking to get to the opposing QB, not just the teams playing the Vikes…

  17. scra22 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:20 PM

    Attention Vikings fans, please take note:
    “In the 2009 reg. season, Saints were flagged five times for roughing the passer/unn. roughness. Vikings flagged 12 times. Shut up, Chilly.” — Doug Farrar, Football Outsiders

  18. robert ethen says: Sep 7, 2010 1:20 PM

    The press meeting is delayed while they work with Williams on mastering those last few letters of the alphabet.

  19. Ravens Macg says: Sep 7, 2010 1:20 PM

    If Favre gets hurt it will be because the narcissist didn’t show…again.. at training camp to get into shape. Break em in half Saints!!!!

  20. JimmySmith says: Sep 7, 2010 1:23 PM

    Wait, is the point of this story that Williams is not going to drag his complaints to the media, he prefers to let the play of his team speak for itself on the field?
    What a novel concept, instead of being a crybaby bitch, worry more about the game where the results are all that matter. Maybe Chilly should take notes.

  21. Qoojo says: Sep 7, 2010 1:24 PM

    This reminds me why I always stop reading this site once the regular season starts, and there is plenty of other football coverage available elsewhere.

  22. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Sep 7, 2010 1:25 PM

    It doesn’t matter what Saints fans and Favre haters say, several of the hits on Favre in the championship were not only dirty, but illegal at any level of football, from high school to pro. The fact that most of those illegal hits were not called is testament to how the officiating went in that game. One needs to look no further than those cheap shots and the bogus pass interference call on Ben Leber in OT that basically handed the Saints a win they did not earn.

  23. Anarcho Purplism says: Sep 7, 2010 1:25 PM

    Chilly was just gamin’ the officials ala-Phil Jackson mid-playoff series.
    He expects the cheap shots, so point it out before it happens so that when it happens, the penalty gets called.
    It’s football. Defenses go after the QB
    Even if the Vikes win, it won’t be payback. Regular season games do not count the same as games in January

  24. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Sep 7, 2010 1:26 PM

    $16.5 million for one-half of football. Good investment, Zigi.

  25. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 7, 2010 1:28 PM

    First…Sharper,STFU! You just hate Chilly because he seen you as useless in MN!
    Squirrel Boy Payton put a muzzle on Williams because he knows the Vikings D line are bringing the “Boar’s Snout”, or “Swine Array” (svinfylka) a trick given to the Vikings by the wily God of War, Odin. The sheer weight and momentum of the charge could drive the wedge through an opposing shield wall(Saints O line), turning the battle and spreading panic through the enemy.

  26. BENCHTJACK says: Sep 7, 2010 1:28 PM

    Florio your lawyer persona is showing thru. Just can’t resist the easy money like the Ambulance chaser you are. Favre all day every day. I’m a Vikings fan and I know you are too but still you go for this salacious boloney. Like another posted said you must get paid by the hit on your web site? You bad mouth guys like Dan Hampton and giggle behind the scenes of all the comments and hits you get. Cut from the same cloth as Jonny Cockroach Cochran.

  27. nutnbutnet says: Sep 7, 2010 1:34 PM

    Good job Viking fans! Somebody’s got to at least talk tough for this team. Your coach whines like a little bitch. Oh wait, he is a little bitch, he’s Favre’s little bitch. LMAO. It’s on like Donkey Kong! Vikings 0-1. The wheels start coming of the wagon in two days, or did they start coming off in camp?
    “I’ll be good to go, don’t worry about me,” said Harvin ” I was faking to get out of two a days.”

  28. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 7, 2010 1:44 PM

    Greg Williams deserved the head coaching job in Washington a couple years ago…very intelligent coach.

  29. VikingsPrincess says: Sep 7, 2010 1:47 PM

    In his presser on Sunday, Favre recounted the opportunities the offense had and leveraged in the NFCCG due to the blitz-heavy approach used by the Saints. He’s looking forward to using those blitzes to generate big plays.
    The Vikings will be running the ball a lot as a complement to quick hits to Percy and Camarillo when the blitzes come. Both teams are preparing for this game. The Vikings know exactly what they need to do to beat the Saints: hold on to the ball. If the Vikings hadn’t fumbled twice inside the 10 yard line during the NFCCG, based on Favre’s #1 rating inside the red zone last year, they could have easily converted those to TD’s and it would have been a completely different game. But – they dropped the ball (literally).
    If the Vikings hang on to the ball and repeat what they did last year, the Vikings will win this game.

  30. awoods1906 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:49 PM

    Aaaah, while the game will probably be a good game and both teams are good enough to overcome their weaknesses/injury, I am so tired of hearing certain bloggers point to certain moral victories (yardage, etc.). I am going to take an opportunity to share the complete picture with those who understand football well enough to grasp the concept.
    -The Vikings manhandled the Saints in yardage 475 – 257!
    True if you think football is only a 2 phase game. So let’s see what happens when we add Special Teams and turnovers in.
    Saints vs. Vikes Punt Average = 49.1 – 39.0 ( All things held equally, the Vikes always started 10 yards farther away.
    Saints vs. Vikes Kickoffs (Number-In Endzone-Touchback) = 5-3-3 vs. 6-1-0
    Saints vs. Vikings Kickoff Return = 6-183 vs. 2-33
    Saints Vs. Vikings Int Yardage = 2-29 vs. 0-0
    All of that said, the original difference of 218 yards closes to 39 when you factor in the hidden factories of yardage. I know this may be too much info for some so I’ll say it this way. If each team scores a TD but one started on the 0 and the other on the 50 – the yardage difference is 50 yards but the score is tied and in fact neither Defense did anything exceptional. Add in several Turnovers and the game significantly swings in one teams favor.
    I can’t predict this weeks winner as both teams a re banged up, one team is hungry (we’ll see about the Saints), and this game means nothing if one of these teams doesn’t hoist the Lombardi at the end of the year. One thing we know is the Saints are World Champions and they did it by going 16-3, which even a hater should find impressive.

  31. Gautam says: Sep 7, 2010 1:53 PM

    the way to beat Gregg’s defense is to have a QB with exceptionally quick ball release(with good accuracy obviously lol) since he loves to blitz. I can think of very very few QBs who are really good at that. And unfortunately one of them plays for the Saints.

  32. dvdman says: Sep 7, 2010 1:54 PM

    I’m sure this game when turn out to be one the highest rated non-playoff NFL games this season if not ever.

  33. Sarge says: Sep 7, 2010 1:55 PM

    buttondown says:
    September 7, 2010 1:12 PM
    OK, I have to say that I am a little confused about something.
    Let’s assume that the Vikings win on Thursday in a dominating fashion, lets say 56-0. They are 1-0, Saints are 0-1 with 15 games left to play.
    How, in the minds of Viking fans, is this any consolation at all for losing the NFC Championship game?
    Seriously, you would think this was the Super Bowl or something. If they meet again in the NFCCG, that would be big news. This Thursday is one game. That’s all. Diminish the hype and play football.
    _____________________________
    Might go a long way to deciding who plays where in the playoffs, donchya think?
    Last time I checked, head to head is one of those tiebreakers.

  34. purpleguy says: Sep 7, 2010 1:55 PM

    First, Klink is working the refs via the media to give Lord Favre all the protection he can — his comments only have the added advantage of allowing football fans with half a brain the chance to spout off the “Childress is a classless whiner crap”. Second, why is this guy getting so much attention when the Saints’ offense is the real reason for the team’s success? We have to listen to all this “hit Favre” in the NFC championship game mumbo jumbo while everyone conveniently ignores the fact that the Viking offense racked up more than 450 yards and gave the game away with turnovers they caused as much as the Saints’ defense did. The Saints won fair and square, but come on, Williams isn’t a god. Third, Williams isn’t available because he has been assigned to guard the Saints vicodin cabinet.

  35. awoods1906 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:14 PM

    purpleguy – don’t agree with everything you said but good post.

  36. James Growl says: Sep 7, 2010 2:23 PM

    Pierre Thomas, a cheerleader for the Saints is going to be competing with Visanthe Shianco of the Vikings in the 60 second circle on NBC’s Minute to Win it tomorrow night at 8pm! Should be a good game!

  37. GBfanForever says: Sep 7, 2010 2:29 PM

    In the spirit of the recent Katrina comments;
    On Thursday the vikings will fail just like that bridge in Minneapolis a couple years ago!

  38. NoRingsForYou says: Sep 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    No rings for you, Vikes!. I just had to get that in.

  39. James Growl says: Sep 7, 2010 2:38 PM

    Bernard Berrian and Visanthe Shianco are gonna be on some games show called Minute to Win it this week. I think it’s tonight and tomorrow at 8pm on NBC should be pretty funny. All the money is going to charity, they can play football but can they play some simple games?

  40. 'Boys 4ever says: Sep 7, 2010 2:43 PM

    What thin skin Chilly has!! Doesn’t he remember what they did to Tony Romo the week before? Quit crying!

  41. hrmlss says: Sep 7, 2010 2:46 PM

    Williams will announce that due to Brett’s bad ankle they are going to a defense built around sitting back and letting Brett throw to the target of his choice. Wait a minute, that might actually work!

  42. Boudin says: Sep 7, 2010 2:54 PM

    RagnarTheBloodAxe says:
    September 7, 2010 1:25 PM
    One needs to look no further than those cheap shots and the bogus pass interference call on Ben Leber in OT that basically handed the Saints a win they did not earn.
    —————————————————-
    listen closely, Ragnar…
    Ben Leber not only stepped on Saints TE Dave Thomas’ foot, he kicked it. all the while Dave was playing the ball in the air while Ben was not. The ball landed three yards away from Dave Thomas.
    therefore the correct call is Pass Interference. you’re as big a joke as the fans that compare offensive yards in the NFCCG and call it a blowout.
    one team forced punts, the other forced turnovers. the only difference is the purple team got to pad their offensive stats before having the ball taken away. the end result was a very evenly matched game with the score tied at the end of regulation..

  43. ViqueenTears says: Sep 7, 2010 3:02 PM

    I wonder how long we’ll keep hearing the persistent cries…don’t you viqueen goons have any pride at all? Do you know how ridiculous you look to the rest of the football watching world? I know the media loves the queens and their whinny ass fans but c’mon, childo (among a meriad of other lavender goons) consistently positions you and exposes you to laughable banter. YOU LOST THE DAMN GAME…GET OVER IT, MOVE ON and maybe one day you too, will have a championship banner…nahhh, dats just silly…nevermind.
    I never hated the Viqueens until after the game last January. I’ve always liked Favre, I respect Peterson’s talent, Jaren Allen is awesome and although you just cut him…Ian Johnson is great too. Its all the poo you goons fling…the viqueen defense was far more deliberate and unorthodox than that of the Saints defense all season. But because you lost…the saints cheated, the city of New Orleans is horrible, the NFL gave us the trophy…you all sound so very, very pathetic…DAT IS ALL!

  44. FavreGoBackToNY says: Sep 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    That sound you heard in the NFC Title Game last year was the Vikings’ window of opportunity being slammed shut. Get over it.
    What all you whiny Vikes fans should be worried about now is A-Rod and the Pack owning you for the next half-decade or so.
    Instead of bitching about Gregg Williams you need to be scheduling him for an interview. You could use a head coach with his own set of balls. Favre got Chilly’s in his latest contract.

  45. NOLArules says: Sep 7, 2010 3:05 PM

    Cry me an f—in river. What a sorry lot the Viqueens fans are. Excuses, excuses, excuses. You lost, deal with it. Your team has no titles, deal with it. Your wet dream of a QB will enter the HOF as your most hated rival (only having won one title, with them of course), deal with it. Your coach is a whiny little cry baby, deal with it. You can beat the saints by 50 points and you still will have no titles, deal with it. It is going to be one fun regular season game, but that is all it is. One regular season game.

  46. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 7, 2010 3:08 PM

    # MuskyHunter2542 says: September 7, 2010 1:01 PM
    Vikings should hit New Orleans “like Katrina”
    _________________________________
    Your lack of creativity is astounding…but what else do you expect from someone from Minnesota, a place with as little culture and soul as the arctic.

  47. FriarBob says: Sep 7, 2010 3:12 PM

    You know what’s REALLY funny about Chilly’s comments? He’s moaning about the Saints being dirty, when they were flagged for exactly FIVE roughing calls in 2009.
    Guess how many the Vikings were called for. Anybody know? Must have been like 1 or 2 for him to be getting on the high horse, right? Nope, try putting those two digits together. As in TWELVE.
    Pot, kettle, black.

  48. sand0 says: Sep 7, 2010 3:24 PM

    Saints players were diving at his ankles and throwing forarms up towards his head. They were hitting him late. It was a concerted team wide effort to make illegal hits to try and injure Favre because the Saints could see from how they were dominated, especially early, that they couldn’t win without cheating.
    The Vikings put up 500 some yards of offense anyways. But had they won the game, as they certainly should have, they may have been without their starting QB, which would have ruined the Superbowl basically. Vikes wouldn’t have beaten the Colts with TJack in there.
    The Saints have to defend their actions because the team would be heavily fined if the league proved they were intentionally bending the rules. Appologizing would be a step in that direction.
    What the Vikings are doing is making sure everyone is aware of the dirty hits, particularly the refs. If the refs had called the game properly, the Saints would have had to back out of the cheap game plan and would have lost the contest. The high lo hit came on a play where there was a pick. Calling it right could have been the difference in the game. It was late, a low shot, and a hi low shot. It was literally a personal foul three different ways. To this day it shocks the hell out of me that the refs would just let that slide. They saw the hit.
    If the Vikings say nothing and the Saints come out going for knees and ankles and the refs again let it go that would be a disaster. Also now that the Vikings are letting the Saints know how they view their game plan if they do continue to play illegally the Vikings won’t look like as big of ass hats when Ray Edwards rolls into the side of Drew’s knee 3-4 seconds after he throws the football, effectively ending the Saints season before it starts with an ugly play.
    Teams do not play dirty against the opponents QB for fear of retaliation. But for New Orleans they were up against really classy coaching crews in last year’s playoffs and they took advantage of it. Rex Ryan would have had a defender take out Brees between plays if their guys were diving at Sanchez’s knees late like that. Colts, Cards, and Vikes coaching staffs would be incapable of telling their players to disrespect the game.
    Most teams instruct their players to avoid the types of hits that the Saints take pride in. They are dirty and cheap and in an overt fashion. Until other teams defenses start punishing Brees for this it will continue. Part of why they get away with it is Brees really quick release. But at some point someone is just going to have to take the dude out.
    Pointing this out is fine to do by the Vikes. Denying it is fine by the Saints.
    Every other team, including the Packers, played the Vikes within the rules of the game so there is no reason to believe every team is going to decide to play dirty just because the Saints held the Vikings to a meager 2:1 yardage advantage using an overly aggressive and cheap game plan. Hitting Favre is something teams will do all year. That is fine to do. The problem is intentionally hitting him late and in the knees and ankles and head with the intention of causing an injury. That is what the Vikes are complaining about. Refs could have easily called 5 or 6 personal fouls in that game. It is hands down the dirtiest game plan I have ever seen a team pull off and I’m actually kind of pissed that the Vikes didn’t rip Brees head off in the game. But the Vikes D thoroughly dominated Brees led Saints offense so there was no need to cheat. Saints on the other hand…

  49. skimbell says: Sep 7, 2010 3:46 PM

    NoRingsForYou says:
    September 7, 2010 2:34 PM
    No rings for you, Vikes!. I just had to get that in.

    _____________________
    Yeah, but who cares? The queens beat the Pack twice-count ‘em, twice, last year!!!!!
    OH BOY OH BOY!!

  50. Alleged_Free says: Sep 7, 2010 3:53 PM

    I don’t understand why Darren Sharper keeps flapping has fat gums. This man had 7 ints in the first 7 games of last year and finished with 9, including the playoffs. This man keeps talking and talking and really showed me nothing. Maybe that’s why the Vikings DIDNT re-sign him. So your team won the Super Bowl, Congrats. But what did you do? You’re just talking and talking and talking.
    Maybe if you had done a little less talking this offseason, you’d be playing playing week 1. But you’re not. YOU’RE A BITCH. YOU TALK TO GOD DAMN MUCH AND NEED TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Maybe get back in shape and you could get on the field.

  51. shehawks + retardnals says: Sep 7, 2010 3:55 PM

    Spoken like a sad pathetic little boy Florio. We know you are a Vikings puta.
    Go Saints, from a displaced 4th Warder!

  52. VikingsPrincess says: Sep 7, 2010 3:56 PM

    @GBFanForever
    You said, “On Thursday the vikings will fail just like that bridge in Minneapolis a couple years ago!”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I had a friend that was severely injured in that bridge collapse. You are a classless piece of trash. It wasn’t a Vikings player or anyone associated with the Vikings organization who made that Katrina crack. I guess you thought you were being pretty nifty by using our bridge collapse as an analogy. Here’s a clue: your comment was just as stupid and outrageous as the Katrina quip was. Grow up.
    @ViqueenTears
    I haven’t responded to you before because your posts are practically incoherent. Your posts on this thread are as well, which is why I’m not addressing any of your repeated diatribe. For all of your comments about “whining”, did it ever occur to you that you’re the one who sounds like he’s whining?

  53. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 7, 2010 3:57 PM

    # sand0 says: September 7, 2010 3:24 PM
    blah blah blah blah blah
    __________________________
    does anyone actually read this dipshit’s comments after the first 3 words?
    HEY MORON, IT’S A FOOTBALL BLOG, NOT AN ESSAY CLASS.
    Not to say that there aren’t those who are intelligent enough to ingest the length of your endless comment, but content is king, and we all know there is only room for one king:
    LORD FAVRE!!!!

  54. Charles Wood says: Sep 7, 2010 4:00 PM

    If the Saints hadn’t employed a bunch of “cheap shots” in last year’s NFC title game…
    …and if “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts- we would all have a merry Christmas.
    I really don’t worry about either of these two teams. The Queens will suck with a shotty o-line, no Rice and #4′s bumb ankle. The Saints go back to being “Aints” after a SB hangover and TERRIBLE preseason.
    Go Pack… as in “your bags”. Green Bay is headed to Dallas.

  55. Charles Wood says: Sep 7, 2010 4:09 PM

    Sando… actually- Tracy Porter + 12 men on the field ruined your season. How did the Saints cheat you there??
    I can’t believe this little bitch just wrote a thesis on how the Vikings shoulda won. LIVE IN THE PRESENT YOU DOUCHE NOZZLE!

  56. GBfanForever says: Sep 7, 2010 4:17 PM

    @Sando-
    you wrote three full paragraphs that could have been boiled down to one word, “Wahhhh!”
    You have a truly selective football memory if you think that the saints treated favre worse than other physical defenses in the past. In favres prime I saw many 9ers, cowboys, and yes many many vikings go to favres head and ankles in big games. It caused him to leave several games in fact. Just get over the loss already and quit whining.

  57. MrHumble says: Sep 7, 2010 4:27 PM

    Who cares if Brees, Sean Payton, Saints players or fans don’t think the Saints play dirty……they are entitled to their twisted opinions. The facts are that the Saints were called for several late hits and roughing the passer, their were several more calls that should’ve been made that weren’t and I support this with the fact that the NFL saw fit to fine a couple of Saints players for dirty hits even when the officials (sic) didn’t call the penalties. Bottom line is that the facts don’t support the Saints twisted opinions. As far as I am concerned, it is water over the dam however I would like to have a Saints fan answer one question! What would you say if a cheap or dirty hit by the Vikings knocked Brees out for the year? I suspect your song and dance would change real fast……keep that in mind if it should by chance happen. Maybe it won’t be the Vikings but some other team that does it throughout the year, but if it should happen, I certainly hope we don’t hear one single saints fan complain……….not one!!

  58. Boudin says: Sep 7, 2010 4:28 PM

    hey Sando…
    so the game where Jared Allen took Matt Schaub out with two cheap shots at his knees wasn’t the dirtiest game you’ve ever seen?
    and…
    if the Vikes D thoroughly dominated the Saints offense, why was the score tied at the end of regulation?
    couple more question…
    if Courtney Roby returns a kick 61 yards, what is the maximum number of yards the Saints can get before scoring a touchdown?
    at the same time, if Percy Harvin returns a kick for 17 yards (he averaged 16 yards on two returns), what is the maximum number of yards the Vikings can get before scoring a touchdown?
    do you know where this is going? is one team clearly better than the other?
    perhaps if the Saints’ return game sucked, they would have been able to pad their stats, too.
    do you understand that hanging your hat on cherry picked stats makes you a loser when in reality the game was closely matched… so close the score was tied at the end of regulation. imagine that.

  59. MrHumble says: Sep 7, 2010 4:31 PM

    Rather simple why Williams call with media was postponed……..he has did his best “Rex Ryan” impression by trash talkin’ and the Saints don’t want to provide the officials with even more ammo to watch the game for saints style play. The Saints themselves know that their “blitzing packages” hurt them more than helped and that’s why they blitzed less and less as the nfc championship game went on as BF was making them pay. Any team/qb invites the blitz thus the huge disparity in yardage in that game. The vikings beat themselves with turnovers and while they beat the saints, they couldn’t beat the refs in overtime.

  60. Thorpie says: Sep 7, 2010 4:40 PM

    Wow, “sando” needs to get a life. This is a sports site comment board, not your personal memoir. I stopped reading after the first paragraph.
    Take notes from pervy, at least his whiny bitch rants are short and whitty. Granted, I’m only basing my comment on chapter 1 of the sando chronicles, but your post is just sad and pathetic.

  61. Reggies jukemove says: Sep 7, 2010 4:56 PM

    Never have the saints ever been considered dirty. Now after seeing the reactions of other fans I’m glad we played a great game with a better gameplan. Farve always killed us through the years. It was bout time we gave him a lil payback. Vikes are just pissed because that was their closest chance to a superbowl and they know it.

  62. 12TimeWorldChamps says: Sep 7, 2010 5:15 PM

    I can’t believe the Vikings actually have fans. The only other fans they have anything in common with, are Cubs fans, LOL.
    Sorry losers. Always have been, always will be. Zero time world champs.

  63. mudduckswithnoringsarejealous says: Sep 7, 2010 5:31 PM

    look, i understand some of you feel a need to cry and moan after a loss, but just let it go. i thought we wouldn’t hear you people whine and cry anymore after you finally gave up the “gary anderson made us lose” bit but once again, you prove logic is extinct in mud duck land.
    its a new year and everyone (yes even you vikings fans) has an equal shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy this year.
    by the way, i can’t decide what was more memorable, seeing grown men cry after anderson shanked the gimme field goal or seeing your dreams of finally winning the game that counts after favre and peterson’s combined collosal meltdown this past year in the playoffs.

  64. Someone says: Sep 7, 2010 5:35 PM

    Williams have promised to “send messages” to “every offense” regarding the physicality of the Saints’ defense — and that the messages “starting with No. 4.”
    ————————
    I think a message like that is in very poor taste and a bad example of the NFL.
    If something cheap does happen to Favre that statement will seriously bite him on the ass.

  65. scra22 says: Sep 7, 2010 6:02 PM

    @Sando
    If the Saints are so much dirtier than the Vikings, why were the Vikings flagged more than TWICE the amount of times the Saints were for roughing the passer/unnecessary roughness in the 2009 season? 12 to 5.
    You all say stats don’t lie… there’s one. The Vikings “played outside the rules” and illegally hit a quarterback much more than the Saints did last year. What does Childress have to say about that? Get over yourselves and shut up.

  66. scra22 says: Sep 7, 2010 6:06 PM

    alobar26 says:
    September 7, 2010 1:17 PM
    The Vikings had 48 sacks last year. The Saints had 35. Does it really seem a good idea for the Saints to get into a “let’s hit the QB” contest with the Vikings?
    ===================
    Saints O-Line > Vikings O-Line and it’s not even close. How many of those sacks came against the Packers again?

  67. mikemcsaint says: Sep 7, 2010 6:13 PM

    Hey Mrs Teve, have you had your nails painted purple and gold for the game Thursday. You call us fair weather. Read the post on this site earlier about the Vikings being one of the teams that may not sell out all their games because of lack of support. You’re just another pussy who doesn’t know shit about football. Now get off your mom’s lap and go study so your opinions make sense.
    And MrHumble, I answered your question already. We’d be pissed as hell if someone DELIBERATELY took out our QB but it is football and shit happens. We wouldn’t still be crying 7 months later. You and every other ass wipe like sando who thinks that the Saints played dirty simply haven’t watched football. This is a man’s game. That’s hard for you softy’s to figure out.

  68. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 7, 2010 6:17 PM

    Yep, Saints are the world champs. Just don’t cry when you are dethroned by the Vi-Kings Thursday…not even Voodoo can save your asses…

  69. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 7, 2010 6:50 PM

    Yeah beating the Saints in week 1 will dethrone them as champs. Gotcha!

  70. mikemcsaint says: Sep 7, 2010 7:30 PM

    Yeah, Perv’s got a source. The Vikings GM told him they were going to win. Boy, I thought he’d say they were going to lose. What a source. Man Perv, you’re right up there with Mort, Schefter, and Clayton. RETARD

  71. DaBadGuy says: Sep 7, 2010 7:36 PM

    mikemcsaint says: September 7, 2010 6:13 PM
    Hey Mrs Teve, have you had your nails painted purple and gold for the game Thursday. You call us fair weather. Read the post on this site earlier about the Vikings being one of the teams that may not sell out all their games because of lack of support. You’re just another pussy who doesn’t know shit about football. Now get off your mom’s lap and go study so your opinions make sense.
    ——————————————–
    Says the man whose teams get money from the state of Louisana to keep the team there.
    See below:
    In a just-filed U.S. Tax Court lawsuit, the partnership owning the Saints acknowledges that it didn’t treat an $8.5 million annual payment from the state of Louisiana as income and therefore didn’t pay taxes on the sum. Rather, the team said the money was an addition to “working capital” and a nontaxable transaction.
    According to the lawsuit, the $8.5 million was one of a series of “inducement payments” starting in 2001 for 10 years to keep the National Football League team in New Orleans. The lawsuit says, the money was to be used, among other things, to “acquire additional and higher-priced player contacts” to make the team “more competitive in the NFL.”
    Oh, and the team apparently cheats the IRS as well in not reporting the money correctly — guess it is just par for the course down there…

  72. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 7, 2010 7:45 PM

    Thorpie says: Years from now, when people look back on his stellar career, Minny will be nothing more than a minor footnote. People will say “oh yeah, I forgot he played a couple years in Minny”. Brett with the Vikes is like Emmitt Smith with the Cards, just a sad ending to a great career.
    ————————————————–
    Emmitt was done with the Cards. Favre had his statistically best season ever last year. Try again Gorpie…

  73. Route36West says: Sep 7, 2010 7:58 PM

    Vikings coach Brad Childress teed off on the Saints on Sunday, complaining that some of the hits on Favre were dirty
    Didnt you say after that story came out that you didnt want to or wouldnt bring up anymore stories about dirty hits?

  74. Mrsteve says: Sep 7, 2010 8:36 PM

    Mcstain
    You are so gay for me. Commenting on me all the time.
    Swinging on my nuts.

  75. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 7, 2010 8:50 PM

    Charles Wood says:
    September 7, 2010 4:00 PM
    The Saints go back to being “Aints” after a SB hangover and TERRIBLE preseason.
    ————————————————
    You OBVIOUSLY haven’t been watching any of the Saints preseason games…so you’re just talking out of your ass.

  76. mikemcsaint says: Sep 7, 2010 9:14 PM

    mrs Teve, you’re a woman. How can I be gay for you? Plus you post the same mindless, immature drivel every time. You are a turd in a punch bowl of cowardly viking fans.

  77. whodaywhodat says: Sep 7, 2010 9:15 PM

    “………a blitz-heavy defensive game plan that battered and bruised, badly, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.” Can’t disagree with you anymore Florio!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncPSbDPpYwY
    Still feel bad for Favre???

  78. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 7, 2010 10:09 PM

    Maybe Minnesota should give the Vikings some dough to stay…or at least build a new stadium instead of building one for the University of Minnesota.
    Hilarious.

  79. c.carterhof says: Sep 7, 2010 10:30 PM

    The Saints seem to be the ones doing all the talkin’.
    Maybe Payton pulled Gregggg aside and told him to shut his pie hole, or else risk losing Brees for the season. Smart move, the Vikes have plenty reason to bust him up. No need to give them, or any other team, another.

  80. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 7, 2010 11:20 PM

    # c.carterhof says: September 7, 2010 10:30 PM
    The Saints seem to be the ones doing all the talkin’.
    Maybe Payton pulled Gregggg aside and told him to shut his pie hole, or else risk losing Brees for the season. Smart move, the Vikes have plenty reason to bust him up. No need to give them, or any other team, another.
    ————————————————–
    Umm…yeah…the same Vikings who didn’t come close to touching him in the Champ. game.
    If the Vikings are so concerned with “busting” Brees up and getting “revenge”, then this game will get out of hand for them early and the Saints win in a rout.
    Oh…and the dirty Vikings drew 12 roughing the passing penalties last season.

  81. cusoman says: Sep 7, 2010 11:48 PM

    PurplePeopleBeaters says: September 7, 2010 10:09 PM
    Maybe Minnesota should give the Vikings some dough to stay…or at least build a new stadium instead of building one for the University of Minnesota.
    —————
    Maybe MN is fiscally responsible and actually wants to get out of their $6 billion debt. Excuse us if we want to fix our state’s monetary problems before we go build a new stadium for a billionaire so he can make even more money.
    MN is the 9th least state in debt, because we care. Meanwhile WI and LA (which I assume you hail from either since you’re bashing the Vikings and it’s trendy for Saints and Packer fans to do this) are in the top 25 of MOST debt laden states. Get your priorities straight guys, if the roads you take to the stadium are drivable, what’s the point?

  82. kartell says: Sep 8, 2010 1:08 AM

    I had no idea that the source of the Mississippi River came from Viking fan tears.

  83. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 8, 2010 5:41 AM

    Okay right cusoman…usual Vikings fan excuses. Just don’t cry when they move to Los Angeles.

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