The Saints’ 31-6 victory over the Bucs is being described as Chris Ivory’s coming-out party.
Saints S Malcolm Jenkins on the skirmish that broke out in the fourth quarter: “They said I punched somebody. . . . I just know I got rushed by about seven people and pushed somebody off me, and they threw another flag on me. So I don’t know. . . . I’ve never seen anybody get a 30-yard penalty.”
Saints K Garrett Hartley made his first field goal since his two-week demotion when he hit a 27-yarder in the second quarter, but he also missed a 33-yarder in the third quarter.
Saints CB Jabari Greer exited with a left shoulder injury in the third quarter, but it didn’t appear too serious.
Some in New Orleans watched the game and thought the Saints showed off their 2009 form.
Said Bucs rookie DT Gerald McCoy, “I am so worried about playing the thing the right way instead of just making the play, it’s slowing me down. I’ve just got to get out of it.”
Bucs QB Josh Freeman had a game to forget.
Said Bucs coach Raheem Morris, “Today they exposed us running the football on us. . . . That is one of those things you deal with and you get better and better as you go.”
Bucs RB Cadillac Williams says the team’s running game is invisible.