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Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub: New Orleans Saints 'a team we know really well'

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This game coming in you have a win streak. It's early, but the Saints won a Super Bowl a couple years ago. Is this a barometer game? "Yes, I think first off, every week in this league is a barometer ...

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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This game coming in you have a win streak. It's early, but the Saints won a Super Bowl a couple years ago. Is this a barometer game?

"Yes, I think first off, every week in this league is a barometer game as you progress through. Each week when you're doing good things it's a tough test, but none bigger than this week for us. I think this is a big game for both teams. You go through each week and for each team it gets bigger and bigger, but to go on the road in the tough environment against a team that like you said were the champs a few years ago, it's a great test for us and we're excited about. It's a team we know really well and they know us really well. I don't think either team is going to shy away from that having played against each other in the preseason for a few years now and having practiced against each other for the past few years. We know each other real well."

How much do you rely on the familiarity factor when you go up against a team, since typically you go up against an AFC team only once every four years?

"It's hard to rely too much on it because obviously in the preseason you don't show your whole playbook, you do your base stuff, play ball and I think that's true for both teams. You rely on the fact that you know each other's personnel. Obviously your base stuff and the things you like to do the most, you get to see that a little bit, but when you go into a gameplan in the regular season, both sides of the ball, you're going to have things you put in there specifically for each game, so you have to be prepared to see scouted looks and be ready for them."

How excited are you about your defense and what they're doing?

"It's been exciting to watch them. Once we got to the regular season to see them go out in live situations and get after it a little bit. We saw it all through camp. We knew they had the potential to be real good, to be great. So far they've been playing extremely well. At times where the offense hasn't gotten it done, having to punt the ball or not converting on third down and putting them on the field, they go out there, get a third and out or get a turnover and get it right back to us. It's been great to see them play and go cut it loose, because we knew what we had going into the season having gone against them in training camp."

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