this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Anyone here remember Horn firing up the Falcon defense with his mouth ??? Here we go again .............. CHARLOTTE ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Â Less than three weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints lost 19-13 to the Carolina Panthers. But that didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t stop Saints ...
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Anyone here remember Horn firing up the Falcon defense with his mouth ???
Here we go again ..............
CHARLOTTE ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Â Less than three weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints lost 19-13 to the Carolina Panthers. But that didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t stop Saints wide receiver Joe Horn from taking a few verbal jabs at one of his all-time favorite targets ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Â the PanthersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ secondary.
After the game Horn told reporters that CarolinaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s secondary was ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“vulnerableÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? and would be exposed at some point during the season.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Every year itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s something with him,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? Panthers cornerback Terry Cousin said shaking his head in disbelief. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“No matter what we do it will always be something. He feels one way about us and heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s never going to change. So weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ll take care of that on Sunday.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
The Panthers werenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t about to get caught up in a war of words with Horn.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“We arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t going to worry about Joe Horn,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? cornerback Reggie Howard said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“WeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ll take care of him when we go down to New Orleans. That is all I have to say about it.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
Said strong safety Minter: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ll just say this: HeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s got us (in the secondary) fired up.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
Cousin said he was ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“shockedÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? by HornÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s comments, and suggested that they probably came out of frustration after the loss.
But that doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t mean heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s going to let the three-time Pro Bowl receiver off the hook.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“You never forget things like that, so weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢re going to see what happens on Sunday,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? Cousin said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“He has to go out there and stand behind his word. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢m pretty sure us four in the back will hold him accountable.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
Added free safety Deon Grant: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“When thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s a guy talking about you, it becomes personal because heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s trying you as a football player and as a man. You have to go out there and show that player up. When a guy is talking trash it makes you turn your game up.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
This isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t the first time Horn has become a pre-game story line because of his comments, nor will it be the last ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Â even though heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s not currently speaking with the media.
HornÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s act appears to have grown a little tiresome for Saints head coach Jim Haslett.
When asked Wednesday on a conference call about HornÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s comments, Haslett responded, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Whatever Joe said, just ignore. Sometimes he talks without thinking.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
Ironically, all four starting Carolina defensive backs said Horn is not much of a trash talker on the field.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Honestly, he doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t talk a lot ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Â unless he makes a big play,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? Grant said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“If he doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t make a big play then heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s buddy-buddy with you.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
After New OrleansÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ 34-24 win over the Panthers last season, Horn said after the game he could see ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“fear in the eyesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? of CarolinaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s defensive backs as the Saints drove 95 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute.
That became bulletin board material for the Panthers, who got revenge when they prevented the Saints from reaching the NFC playoffs with a 10-6 win last December in the regular season finale at the Superdome.
Howard said HornÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s comments would probably find their way to a locker room wall on Sunday. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“It definitely pumps you up for a guy to say what heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s saying,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬? Howard said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“I donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t know why he keeps wanting to add fuel to the fire.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
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