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The rest of the story on the Saints blitzing the Niners into oblivion

Jim Harbaugh,  Sean Payton AP

The Harbaugh brothers aren’t quite as loud as the Ryan twins.  (Then again, who is?)  But John and Jim Harbaugh are making a stir in the NFL.

And we like it.

Apart from John’s recent issue with the Chiefs, there’s more information about Jim’s “welcome to the NFL” experience with the Saints, when defensive coordinator Gregg Williams blitzed the bejeepers out of the Niners.

Saints radio broadcaster Jim Henderson recently told 1560 the Game in Houston that the onslaught resulted from the failure of Jim Harbaugh to call Sean Payton to talk shop before the two teams met.

“From what I heard from some people, Sean Payton sort of expected Harbaugh to call him throughout the week and kind of figure out a gentleman’s agreement as to how the game would be played,” Henderson said.  “When that didn’t occur, Sean just said to Gregg, ‘Let the dogs out.’  And they did.”

It’s hard to put the blame on Harbaugh for not kissing the ring (figuratively or literally) of Sean Payton.  We only wish that the Saints and 49ers were still in the same division.

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  1. bobulated says: Aug 20, 2011 12:13 PM

    I don’t think it was so much a “kiss the ring” thing as opposed to Harbaugh is a rookie coach and needs to learn the unwritten rules of the NFL coaching fraternity. That being said if Payton thought they needed to talk about the tone of the game he or one of his assistants could have picked up the phone too.

  2. Michael says: Aug 20, 2011 12:14 PM

    Payton can’t call Harbaugh, if it’s so important to him?

  3. melonnhead says: Aug 20, 2011 12:16 PM

    So whats wrong with Payton calling Harbaugh? Do the phone lines only work from west to east in New Orleans?

  4. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 20, 2011 12:18 PM

    You know you could (I don’t know) STOP THEM.

    “Oh they’re blitzing me, its not fair.”

    SUCK IT UP ITS FOOTBALL!

  5. thehighhat says: Aug 20, 2011 12:22 PM

    What a little baby move by Payton. He obviously has some personal issues he needs to work out with his shrink.

  6. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 20, 2011 12:22 PM

    coming from a family of coaches, one already with years in the league, its hard to understand why harbaugh didn’t put in the call. i’m sure his brother and andy reid spoke before their game last week.

    i guess the protocol is the junior coach call the more senior?

  7. rundmc20 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:23 PM

    Niners better get use to it cause with that o line and whatever qb is back there, they will be seeing that every week.

  8. depotnator says: Aug 20, 2011 12:24 PM

    Obviously neither Jim Harbaugh or this blogger understand the coaching rituals involved in the NFL. Hopefully, at least Harbaugh learned a lesson.

  9. FinFan68 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:24 PM

    Everybody knows that some phones can only receive calls and cannot initiate them.

    What a stupid premise. He didn’t call me so we are going to make them pay by blitzing in a preseason game. Teams should just do whatever they need to do to evaluate their players in game situations. That’s it, nothing more, nothing less. All the high school drama needs to go.

  10. vahawker says: Aug 20, 2011 12:25 PM

    What a bunch of hypersensitive teenage girls they have coaching now. Boo hoo did widdle Seany get his widdle feelings hurt? Maybe he and Haley can get together and compare the bruises on their fragile feelings.

  11. mrlynch33 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:25 PM

    Harbaugh will remember this…He’s probably laughing about how butt hurt the Scab was.

  12. arkadyrenko says: Aug 20, 2011 12:25 PM

    “It’s hard to put the blame on Harbaugh for not kissing the ring (figuratively or literally) of Sean Payton.”

    Where did you get that Payton wanted Harbaugh to kiss his ring? From the Henderson quote, it sounds like it might be common practice between head coaches to have a chat about how things are going to go before a preseason game.

  13. servegmo says: Aug 20, 2011 12:27 PM

    I like it! its going to be very cool when the niners and saints play again! I bet coach Harbaugh will not forget that blitzapalloza!!

  14. 3octaveFart says: Aug 20, 2011 12:30 PM

    Suddenly, I like Sean Payton a lot more…

  15. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 20, 2011 12:30 PM

    “It’s hard to put the blame on Harbaugh for not kissing the ring (figuratively or literally) of Sean Payton. We only wish that the Saints and 49ers were still in the same division.”
    ———-
    Really. Couldn’t Payton just have called Harbaugh?

  16. dg0122 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:34 PM

    Whats your deal?
    No, whats YOUR deal!

  17. fancyleague says: Aug 20, 2011 12:37 PM

    So this is basically saying Sean Payton doesn’t know how to dial a phone?

  18. stadanko says: Aug 20, 2011 12:41 PM

    I love Jim Henderson, but I think he’s reaching on this one. I believe it was more about Gregg being an aggressive coach and this defense having a chip on it’s shoulder after the Seattle game.

  19. dmackdaddy says: Aug 20, 2011 12:41 PM

    I kind of figured that was the case. No way NO would blitz that much if it wasnt for a hazing or to mess with Harbs as a noob in the NFLizel. Lets see how our OLINE does today vs the Raiders. I’m sure Harbs and Jackson have chatted already.

  20. mike83ri says: Aug 20, 2011 12:42 PM

    I guess Sean Payton was too much of a dick to pick up the phone and call Jim.

  21. NFLJunkie says: Aug 20, 2011 12:46 PM

    Wait a minute….was Payton’s phone not working? Or was he miffed because Harbaugh didn’t call him back?

  22. blackheld says: Aug 20, 2011 12:47 PM

    Good thing Todd Haley doesn’t have a brother.

  23. trojanmaaaan says: Aug 20, 2011 12:49 PM

    The Harbaugh brothers aren’t quite as loud as the Ryan twins. (OR AS FAT!!!)

    …fixed it for ya

  24. juliusanonymous says: Aug 20, 2011 12:50 PM

    The Saints defense is just mad that they got debacled by the worst team in playoff history last time they played. Bullying the hapless 49ers doesn’t change that though.

  25. dirtyjersey9er says: Aug 20, 2011 12:53 PM

    I’d be more pissed about this story if one of the QBs got injured.

    But Jim is a rookie HC. Granted his brother is an NFL HC and could have told him but maybe John was too busy prepping for the Ravens game that week to go “Jim make sure to call their coach to go over what you want to do this game.” And that is even if that’s the case with all teams. Most teams might just assume it is an unspoken agreement to not blitz the other team into oblivion on Defnse and not go all out on Offense.

    Maybe Sean could have called him and told him and went over it considering the 49ers had to travel to New Orleans and all?

    Not trying to be as complainy as this sounds but he def could have also called Jim if he realized Jim hadn’t contacted him.

  26. Todd Haley's Temper says: Aug 20, 2011 12:56 PM

    How is game planning for a pre season game “kissing the ring?” You’re west virginia logic is mind boggling.

  27. red513 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:57 PM

    I know Payton is a great coach, but he sure sounds like a jerk (not just because of this story – there are many others out there). I’m really glad he and Todd Haley are not coaching my team. They both seem like pretty unlikeable people.

  28. southpaw79 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:57 PM

    what is wrong with a little coach hazing? Sean did us Niner fans a favor by giving us this beat down before the season starts, now we have at least a little time to fix it.

  29. snowpea84 says: Aug 20, 2011 1:00 PM

    Who cares.

  30. andyreidisfat says: Aug 20, 2011 1:01 PM

    This sounds like a load to me, but if it is true then Payton is one of the biggest A-holes in the history of sport.

    Payton could have taken it upon himself to call the ROOKIE head coach. But instead he decides to play a game like it was the superbowl after teams have only had a week of practice all off season because he didn’t get a call?? WTF is that. He not only put Niners players at risk, but his own players who are most likely still getting into shape.

    Again i doubt this is true but if it is PAyton is the most Bush league coach in the NFL and all the respect i had for the Saints is now gone.

  31. crunchyclam says: Aug 20, 2011 1:01 PM

    “From what I heard from some people, Sean Payton sort of expected Harbaugh to call him throughout the week and kind of figure out a gentleman’s agreement as to how the game would be played,”
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    This is a McMahon away from turning into The New Orleans Screwjob

  32. CKL says: Aug 20, 2011 1:16 PM

    juliusanonymous says: Aug 20, 2011 12:50 PM

    The Saints defense is just mad that they got debacled by the worst team in playoff history last time they played.
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    +1 for the Emmittism. :) That’s one of my all time favorite ones too.

  33. aldavisisthenfl says: Aug 20, 2011 1:19 PM

    you sure can tell Payton went to the “Parcells how to be a d-bag human being University”……………

  34. ceadderman says: Aug 20, 2011 1:19 PM

    I told you guys that was a Doosh move. There is nothing wrong with the occasional blitz but c’mon it looked to me and the rest of the knowledgeable fans like the Saints were out to hurt somebody.

    Newsflash Payton, what comes round goes round. Punkass.

  35. pmars64 says: Aug 20, 2011 1:22 PM

    The clash of egos… You’ve got to have your head up your arse if you don’t believe ego plays a huge role in all that happens on the football field. I have no doubt that Payton is a jerk, but I don’t care because he wins. Parcells is a jerk, Belichick is a jerk, and even Tony Dungy is a jerk even as he tries to play that he isn’t. From all reports, Harbaugh has walked in to SF like Charlie (the Lord) Weiss did at Notre Dame, and at Stanford, Harbaugh was known to enjoy rubbing it in so I’m not crying about this at all.

  36. halfcourthero says: Aug 20, 2011 1:28 PM

    Welcome to the league Jimbo… LMAOOOOOO

  37. JSpicoli says: Aug 20, 2011 1:36 PM

    Jim Harbaugh is going to create an interesting story as his NFL career progresses.

    He likes to be an ass.

  38. JSpicoli says: Aug 20, 2011 1:38 PM

    Haley vs. Harbaugh would be the Ballistic Bowl.

  39. kayotiicdat says: Aug 20, 2011 1:46 PM

    A rookie head coach should always make the call to a veteran coach, super bowl or not.. It’s just like the rookie players, and he didn’t do so.. and Payton made him pay for it. Saints defense will be disgusting this year. REMEMBER ME SHOTS ARE ON THE WAY! WHO DAT

  40. beastson says: Aug 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Peyton was too busy with his oxycontin to pick up the phone?

  41. jaydog76 says: Aug 20, 2011 2:00 PM

    Lol, ol Jimmy is already someone’s biatch

  42. dspohn55 says: Aug 20, 2011 2:15 PM

    How is Harbaugh supposed to know these traditions if it was his first game as a coach in the NFL?

    As a Niner fan I am very encouraged by the fact that they weren’t expecting all the blitzing because it was preseason, not because they were unprepared or physically incapable of pass protection.

  43. billb49 says: Aug 20, 2011 2:20 PM

    The only people who are not aware of the fact that the Saints coaching staff are a bunch of a-holes are Saints fans. That stunt was one of the biggest no-class moves I’ve ever seen in the pre-season. But, as a Niner fan, I’d like to thank the Saints coaching staff for being the big a-holes they are. They did the Niners a favor. Every single Niners O-lineman has a huge chip on his shoulder now. They’ve been concentrating on complex blitz protection schemes with a passion now that they’ve been humiliated. And, Harbaugh is a certified red-ass. He won’t forget. One of these days, he’s going to be calling long pass plays on top of a 20 point lead and blitzing like crazy with a couple minutes to go when the game is already decided and when they meet on the field after the whistle blows, Peyton is going to be tempted to say “What’s your deal?” But, Peyton won’t say that. He’ll just take his beating and shut up because he will also remember what it’s all about.

  44. itscompton says: Aug 20, 2011 2:24 PM

    In a normal year in which all the off season activities take place coaches don’t get together to scheme up a plan for preaseason games, so all the tools that keep talking about Harbaugh not knowing the “preseason coaching code” you can STFU now.

  45. saturn1111 says: Aug 20, 2011 2:30 PM

    Sean Payton is an arrogant, know-it-all, I’m-always-right prick. Greg Williams isn’t far behind.

    If they think they can hang their hats on Harbaugh’s lack of a phone call as justification for blitzing the 9ers into the stone age then they have thinner skin than my teenaged niece. And *she* cries at the sight of Justin Bieber.

  46. darrelb says: Aug 20, 2011 2:35 PM

    Payton should have called. Harbaugh might have been able to score some vicodin for him.

  47. Little Earthquake says: Aug 20, 2011 2:44 PM

    Usually it’s females who get upset when a guy doesn’t call – and usually they take it out in passive-aggressive ways.

  48. kerbs77 says: Aug 20, 2011 2:44 PM

    How rude of G Williams and Payton. They set back the developement of Alex Smith at least 4 years with all that blitzing(haha). This 9ers fan has seen as much Alex as he can tolerate for 2 lifetimes. Sure hope Jim can bring young Kaepernick along quickly.
    As well assuming Jim didn’t no he had to call and talk shop is very stupid. Harbaughs are coaches, Jim is beyond rookie status, and the smartest decision the 9ers have made since Mooch was run out of town. Man I miss Mooch.

  49. ejsjr says: Aug 20, 2011 2:45 PM

    The ring, or some part of Payton’s lower anatomy?

  50. depotnator says: Aug 20, 2011 3:10 PM

    Obviously most of the posters on this site never played a down of football in their life. All newcomers to the NFL fraternity are subject to hazing. Some coaches have tried to buck the trend by prohibiting it with players, but the coaching fraternity in the NFL is a very exclusive club that outsiders would never understand. Maybe the two Harbaughs should have discussed the issue of respect in the NFL. John seems to be a tad arrogant, and willing to insult entire franchises ( Bears ) with is opinions. I bet that didn’t sit too well with other GMs and coaches, and Jim will pay the price for it until he establishes his own reputation. If Jim thought the Saints were a handful, I would love to see the 49ers play the Pats.

  51. johnstofa says: Aug 20, 2011 3:16 PM

    “thefirstsmilergrogan says:
    Aug 20, 2011 12:22 PM
    coming from a family of coaches, one already with years in the league, its hard to understand why harbaugh didn’t put in the call. i’m sure his brother and andy reid spoke before their game last week.

    i guess the protocol is the junior coach call the more senior?”

    The protocal is if it matters that much to you pick up the phone. It’s a practice game, everyone knows the rules…you want the new guy to play by your rules, give him a call. Otherwise be viewed as a twit for blitzing in a preseason game.

    This from a Bengals fan…could care less about Harbaugh.

  52. billb49 says: Aug 20, 2011 3:21 PM

    saturn1111: “Sean Payton is an arrogant, know-it-all, I’m-always-right prick. Greg Williams isn’t far behind.”

    Right. And, it must really hurt a person like that to get his ass handed to him by a 7-9 team in the playoffs the year after winning it all. I would have thought that a powerhouse like the Saints would play a losing team like the Niners straight up and basically say “no tricks” and you can’t beat us man to man. That’s what a coach with class and a staff with confidence in their team would have done. What does that say about the Saints defense? What kind of victory is that?

    If I remember correctly, the first team Niner defense played the powerhouse Saints offense straight up without any blitzing at all and shut them down without their starting NT and a few other starters. Did Brees even get a first down?

    The Saints are ONE AND DONE, a one-shot wonder, a flash in the pan. It’s going to be a sad year for Saints fans…AGAIN.

  53. johnstofa says: Aug 20, 2011 3:27 PM

    depotnator says:
    Aug 20, 2011 3:10 PM
    Obviously most of the posters on this site never played a down of football in their life. All newcomers to the NFL fraternity are subject to hazing. Some coaches have tried to buck the trend by prohibiting it with players, but the coaching fraternity in the NFL is a very exclusive club that outsiders would never understand. Maybe the two Harbaughs should have discussed the issue of respect in the NFL. John seems to be a tad arrogant, and willing to insult entire franchises ( Bears ) with is opinions. I bet that didn’t sit too well with other GMs and coaches, and Jim will pay the price for it until he establishes his own reputation. If Jim thought the Saints were a handful, I would love to see the 49ers play the Pats.

    __________________________________

    dep….I’d be willing to bet I’ve lined it up as many times as you have.

    It was a twit move by Payton..don’t play his passive aggressive game by insulting people because their opinion differs from yours.

  54. 1phd says: Aug 20, 2011 3:28 PM

    Dozens of comments and not one wonders or asks is it not strange that opposing coaches call each other at all before they are about to play? Smacks of collusion and even if not that, it takes the spontaneity out of the match up. What’s the point? I sure hope this doesn’t go on in the regular season too. Calling each other AFTER the game is one thing, discussing how you’re gonna play it with each other before a game sounds fishy, especially if you have mutual enemies in other teams.

  55. willcool21 says: Aug 20, 2011 3:34 PM

    what’s the big deal, Alex smith usually plays his best ball under pressure, no?

  56. mdd913 says: Aug 20, 2011 3:39 PM

    What does that say about the Saints defense? What kind of victory is that?

    ————————————————–

    If you knew anything about Sean Payton or Gregg Williams you’d know they don’t give two flying craps about what “kind” of victory it is. As long as it is one.

    Winningest team in the NFC since Payton took over…they must be doing something right.

  57. seneca1ss says: Aug 20, 2011 3:39 PM

    A BUCS fan here but that was an awesome move by Payton

  58. mdd913 says: Aug 20, 2011 3:52 PM

    One of these days, he’s going to be calling long pass plays on top of a 20 point lead and blitzing like crazy with a couple minutes to go when the game is already decided and when they meet on the field after the whistle blows, Peyton is going to be tempted to say “What’s your deal?” But, Peyton won’t say that. He’ll just take his beating and shut up because he will also remember what it’s all about.

    —————————————————–

    The problem with your whole scenario is that it requires the 49ers to be capable of blowing out an NFL team. Much less one of the elite teams.

  59. saturn1111 says: Aug 20, 2011 3:52 PM

    @1phd: the reason why nobody’s asking if it’s strange for coaches to talk before a preseason game is because it isn’t.

  60. souldogdave says: Aug 20, 2011 3:56 PM

    They did us a favor, by showing us our weaknesses.Including the delusions of our “wonder-coach”.Get real, Harbaugh.The Raiders will tear you a new one later today .The o-line isn’t good, and the qb’s aren’t either.Crabtree sucks and Edwards is your only real receiver besides the tight end.Gore can only last so long…Get ready for a season of heartache, because the owners were too cheap to get a real quarterback. End of story/season.

  61. whichiwhichwawa says: Aug 20, 2011 3:58 PM

    HURRICANE KATRINA happend to ‘em folks…THEY ENTITLED till the end of time!!! haha

  62. peanutbutter&jelly says: Aug 20, 2011 4:05 PM

    to me i dont think the call is harbaugh’s biggest problem. i think he needs to understand that he’s coaching in the nfl and if he can’t put together a game plan or adjust his game plan to stop the blitz or off set it then he won’t be around that long.as for payton to me he did the right thing,how many times has teams kept doing something untill the other team stops it?it happens all the time. welcome to the nfl mr. harbaugh

  63. richm2256 says: Aug 20, 2011 4:08 PM

    depotnator says:
    Obviously most of the posters on this site never played a down of football in their life. All newcomers to the NFL fraternity are subject to hazing. Some coaches have tried to buck the trend by prohibiting it with players, but the coaching fraternity in the NFL is a very exclusive club that outsiders would never understand. Maybe the two Harbaughs should have discussed the issue of respect in the NFL. John seems to be a tad arrogant, and willing to insult entire franchises ( Bears ) with is opinions. I bet that didn’t sit too well with other GMs and coaches, and Jim will pay the price for it until he establishes his own reputation. If Jim thought the Saints were a handful, I would love to see the 49ers play the Pats.
    ——————————————————–
    Please, oh enlightened one, tell us which NFL team you’ve Head Coached for?

    What’s that, you haven’t?

    Well then, which NFL team have you played for?

    Surely, the way you have talked down to the masses here, you MUST have NFL experience, right?

    Or are you just another loud-mouthed, know-it-all jacka$$ ….. ?

    Thought so.

  64. dkeyser says: Aug 20, 2011 4:14 PM

    billb49 …Does it hurt to know that your wonderful 49ers fisnished 3rd behind that 7-9 playoff team??
    They may have lost to a 7-9 team but at least they made the postseason. Whens the last time the 49ers can claim that? ohhh yeah 2002..Maybe you can call up Jeff Garcia, i hear he’s available..would be a nice fist seeing how he was the last qb to take them to the playoffs

  65. arnoldziffel says: Aug 20, 2011 4:15 PM

    Okay, so the Saints blitzed …

    It’s preseason – big deal.

    Now you get to work on your blitz pickups – that’s certainly not all bad, is it?

    As long as they’re not lining up with 12 or 13 players, it shouldn’t be that much of an issue. But if it bothers you that much well … then blitz them back. And if you’re really honked off … make it a little more interesting … put a bounty on Brees.

  66. billb49 says: Aug 20, 2011 4:22 PM

    mdd913: “The problem with your whole scenario is that it requires the 49ers to be capable of blowing out an NFL team. Much less one of the elite teams.”

    Things change, cuz. I still remember an 18-year run when the Niners were yearly favorites and people like you had bags on your heads. And, I remember an earlier time when the Niners were playing in Championship games in the late 60′s and early 70′s and you guys had bags on your heads then as well. All teams go up and down. Remember, the Saints were once up and then went down…. oh wait, that’s right, the last few years are your only up. And, you’re already heading down. It’s really not that easy being an elite team that everyone guns for, is it. But, you wouldn’t really know much about that. You’re a Saints fan and this is your first time.

  67. robolundgren says: Aug 20, 2011 4:25 PM

    “Sean just said to Gregg, ‘Let the dogs out.’” Finally, after all these years, we know who let the dogs out.

  68. billb49 says: Aug 20, 2011 4:26 PM

    dkeyser: “Does it hurt to know that your wonderful 49ers fisnished 3rd behind that 7-9 playoff team??”

    Fair enough, but for someone who has been watching the team for 50 years, it doesn’t hurt as badly as you might think. I’ve seen them way up, way down and in between. I’m luckier than most fans because I’ve seen them win it all five times and never lose a Superbowl. And, you know what? I’ll see them win a Superbowl again. Sure, it won’t be this year and probably not next year, but they’ll be up there again one of these years.

  69. mikemcsaint says: Aug 20, 2011 4:28 PM

    yes whichiwhichwawa, and you’re entitled to live in your mom’s basement forever taking shots when you don’t have the spine to say that to somebodys face. Your ignorance is bewildering.

  70. billb49 says: Aug 20, 2011 4:35 PM

    Hey Saints fans. The difference between someone like me and you is that when the Saints played their Superbowl, I rooted for them. I like New Orleans and after seeing the Niners break your hearts so many times for so many years, I wanted you to win. I wanted you to win because I remember the great Saints defenses that sent their entire linebacking group to the Pro Bowl. I remember the brutal two games a season the Niners used to have to play that defense and I remember that if it wasn’t for the Niners, the Saints would have been to maybe another three or four playoffs. So, I understand why so many of you are bitter about the Niners and love to see them down and out. I get it. People feel that way about the Cowboys too. All great franchises are hated and people always celebrate when the great franchises are down.

  71. billb49 says: Aug 20, 2011 4:50 PM

    mikemcsaint, don’t worry about that a-hole. The vast majority of us, no matter where we live or what team we normally root for, were rooting for your Saints largely because of the pain you all went through with Katrina. There are Niner, Cowboys, Packers, Raiders, Eagles, Giants, etc. etc. fans all over the country who love New Orleans.

  72. melikefootball says: Aug 20, 2011 5:20 PM

    Was bad enough seeing one brother whining, now there is two. Kleenex stock should go up with these two crying every week.

  73. mikemcsaint says: Aug 20, 2011 5:23 PM

    billb49, as a Saints fan I have great respect fot the legacy of teams like the 49ers, Steelers, Packers, etc. Some of the people whining on this site are ignorant of how the game works though. Would someone have asked the 49ers of the 80′s to not run the West Coast Offense during the preseason? If the Saints plan on being blitzing D during the season, they should practice during the preseason. I always rooted for the 9ers when they made it to the SuperBowl because they represented the old NFC West. I’d root for the Falcons, Bucs, or Panthers if they made it.

  74. mdd913 says: Aug 20, 2011 5:37 PM

    So, I understand why so many of you are bitter about the Niners and love to see them down and out.

    ——————————————————

    I could care less about the Niners. They are an afterthought these days.

    You see, billb49, the problem is not the team you root for. The problem is you.

  75. 504in860 says: Aug 20, 2011 6:05 PM

    Wow, that whiny 49ers fan is back crying about the same thing she was crying about during the first week of preseason.

    Newsflash: The 49ers are not a great organization anymore.

  76. billb49 says: Aug 20, 2011 6:43 PM

    mdd913, if you’re not bitter and don’t think about the Niners, you just haven’t been around very long. That’s fine, but the more aware a given fan is of history, the smarter he is. If you enjoy being stupid, that’s your right. And, if I’m your problem, you need to get a life.

    504in860, if you weren’t lazy and stupid, you may have read my first post in which I made it clear that I am grateful to the a-hole Saints coaching staff for slapping the Niners in the face and putting a huge chip on the shoulders of every Niner O-lineman. They needed that. Now, if you want to call that “whining,” all I can say is get a dictionary and bone up on your English language skills.

  77. marcsasharc says: Aug 20, 2011 6:45 PM

    lol i love how some posters are acting like Harbaugh did anything wrong here. i question the validity of this story because i seem to think Payton is an intelligent coach who shows respect. but if this is indeed true, hes a douche bag.

  78. whichiwhichwawa says: Aug 20, 2011 6:50 PM

    mikemcsaint says:
    Aug 20, 2011 4:28 PM
    yes whichiwhichwawa, and you’re entitled to live in your mom’s basement forever taking shots when you don’t have the spine to say that to somebodys face. Your ignorance is bewildering.
    ================================================

    Hottdiggity mike your response literally made me laugh out loud…till my mom said ‘keep it down there in the basement’
    All good bro…we in it to win it!!!

  79. juliusanonymous says: Aug 20, 2011 6:50 PM

    All Seahawks fans laugh and laugh and laugh when we hear Saints fans talking smack.

    Newsflash: it isn’t hard to beat the Saints because they have a soft defense and we proved that to the entire NFL. Saints are on the decline…

  80. goldrush94 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:04 PM

    Big deal Harbaugh didn’t call. And big deal Saints blitzed. At least Harbaugh knows now his O-line sucks.

  81. mdd913 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:33 PM

    mdd913, if you’re not bitter and don’t think about the Niners, you just haven’t been around very long.

    —————————————————–

    Oh beleive me, I’ve been around. I even rooted for the 9ers in that last second drive against the Bengals.

    The thing is, unlike yourself, I don’t live in the distant past.

    Joe Montana ain’t comin’ back, man. time to get over yourselves, because its’ true: you are an afterthought.

  82. mdd913 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:34 PM

    All Seahawks fans laugh and laugh and laugh when we hear Saints fans talking smack.

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    and everyone laughs at the Seahawks for, well, being the Seahawks. Enjoy your slew of 2-14 seasons in the next decade, cuz hey, at least you won a 1st-round playoff game against an injury-decimated team. Whoohoo, 12th man, blah blah blah

  83. mdd913 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:36 PM

    it isn’t hard to beat the Saints because they have a soft defense

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    4th ranked D in the NFL last year. Given the evidence (AKA the rest of the entire season) I’m going to go ahead and say that Seahawks game was a fluke.

  84. 504in860 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:05 PM

    …and she continues to cry. This is hilarious. Look, the 49ers will never be good again. Get over it.

  85. 8whodat8 says: Aug 20, 2011 10:50 PM

    Funny how morons keep bringing up Katrina when there is a Saints thread. I lived it and went through that horrible event and I pray that no one ever experiences anything of that nature.

    This is football and friendly trash-talking. No need for such personal jabs.

    As for the 9ers, I always had an admiration for them because of some of the great players/coaches they were able to put together with a few exceptions (Deion, T.O. and Merton Hanks’ neck) just to name a few.

    I get it, its preseason, but we still have to work on the things that we do when the games count. Its not classless, its smart. Other teams blitz and nothing gets said or no one’s feelings get hurt. It’s football. Maybe Payton called and either didnt get an answer or left a message and never received a call back. You don’t know.

    You have to find out what you can do, and what you need to work on so I don’t see how it does anything but benefit both teams.

  86. billb49 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:06 AM

    504in860, let me break this to you because you clearly need help. It is the sign of an adolescent mind with limited intelligence and even less class that you keep referring to me as “she” as if this is some kind of “cut.” As a man who does not have a problem with his manhood, I don’t take offense at something so juvenile. And, if you have such a problem with the opposite sex that you see it as a great cut to refer to someone that way, good luck in life. You’re going to need it.

    Now, I’ll say it again. As a Niner fan, I’d like to again thank the Saints coaching staff for being such a-holes. After watching the Niner offense almost completely dominate a blitzing Raiders team with a very nasty and overpowering Niner offensive line, I’m encouraged. I understand that the Raiders are not a “powerhouse” like the Saints, but I’m encouraged and I think the Saints did the Niners a favor.

  87. billb49 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:50 AM

    mdd913: “at least you won a 1st-round playoff game against an injury-decimated team”

    Now who’s the whiner making lame excuses about injuries!

    mdd913: “that Seahawks game was a fluke.”

    Careful, Saints fan. The current Saints team might be a one-and-done passing fancy. Because a “powerhouse” doesn’t follow a Superbowl by getting their asses kicked in the first round by a 7-9 team. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saints don’t even make the playoffs this year and you end up watching the Niners in January. I wouldn’t bet on it either, because the Saints are still very good – just not as good as you think they are. But, that’s the fun part. We’ll see.

  88. 504in860 says: Aug 21, 2011 6:58 AM

    Yep, still crying. You have a serious problem. Maybe you should be more concerned about how crappy the 49ers are, and those 2 shootings that occurred outside of Candlestick Park after that Raiders game.

  89. 504in860 says: Aug 21, 2011 7:00 AM

    …oh and I would much rather refer to you as something derogatory (because that’s what you’re acting like), but this site is censored.

  90. mdd913 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:45 AM

    Now who’s the whiner making lame excuses about injuries!

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    It’s not an excuse, it’s a reason. I would say the same for any team that happened to be missing half their starters. And it’s hardly whining….I would think you guys knew the difference, seeing as how you practically pioneered the behavior.

    Although, it’s quite a relief we aren’t in the same division anymore. Granted, it would be a cakewalk, but at least I don’t have to worry about getting shot.

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