After a good showing where most issues from the Patriots game (besides special teams play) were corrected, the Saints play the Chargers tonight.
Therapists in the New Orleans area really need to start handing out more Xanax prescriptions. Yes, the first team defense couldn’t tackle Gary Coleman (R.I.P.). But alas, it was Week 1 of the preseason. By preseason, I mean that coaches did not watch film on the Patriots, the dynamic duo of Sean Payton and Gregg Williams did not install any elaborate game plans, and the defensive players had not done any legitimate tackling since the Super Bowl.
I’m not sure that the fact that the Saints won on Sunday has really sunk in yet. When the Dolphins took a 21-3 lead, some labeled this performance “the return of the ‘aints”, others just figured they’d spare themselves the pain of sitting through such a pathetic performance that they turned off the TV, and a few others (I’m part of this last group) just wondered what the f— was going on.
I would love to have heard the conversations on the New York Football Giants’ flight back to New Jersey.