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SmashMouth 01-09-2012 12:46 PM

A Little Tidbit on the Whiners Game
Looking ahead to Saturday's Saints-49ers glamour NFC divisional-round pairing in San Francisco, get ready to hear more than a little bit about the teams' somewhat testy meeting in New Orleans in Week 1 of the preseason, when Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams surprised the 49ers and rookie head coach Jim Harbaugh by calling for a bevy of first-half blitzes -- which is not routinely done in the relatively meaningless environment of the preseason.
The reason, in case you've forgotten, was a curious one. According to Saints radio announcer Jim Henderson, New Orleans came after 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and Co. because Harbaugh failed to contact Saints head coach Sean Payton the week of the game to discuss how the game would be approached in terms of blitzing. The result was Williams called 18 blitzes in the first half, sacking the 49ers quarterbacks five times and forcing two fumbles in the 24-3 New Orleans win.
"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 gentlemen's agreement as to how the game would be played,'' Henderson was reported to have said. "When that didn't occur, Sean just said to Gregg, 'Let the dogs out.' And they did.''
That should add a little spice to Saints-49ers, and I'm pretty sure Payton and Harbaugh won't be talking on the phone this week either.

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Interesting ....

SAINTstunna 01-09-2012 12:49 PM

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW????????? next time pick up the dam phone

|Mitch| 01-09-2012 12:55 PM


But with the exception of the Saints at 49ers, I like all the home teams next weekend.

ScottF 01-09-2012 02:30 PM

I'm sure this has happened with rookie coaches before. No big deal.
and as been said, many times, if a team actually needs incentive in a PO game, they don't deserve to be there

lumm0x 01-09-2012 04:41 PM

Payton needs to high five him and slap his ass at conclusion of the game.

AlaskaSaints 01-09-2012 04:48 PM

Dial it up!!! But have the corners take the inside initially to fend off the quick pass.


UK_WhoDat 01-09-2012 05:16 PM

Seer1 01-09-2012 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by UK_WhoDat (Post 366362)

That would be me.

RaginCajun83 01-09-2012 05:32 PM

So Sean/Greg added more fuel to this old rivalry, so what they blitzed the whole first half in preseason, if anything it foreshadowed that fact the Saints were going to be aggressive no matter what all season long

homerj07 01-09-2012 08:28 PM

DOnt care dont care dont care....


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