|"Not so fast, bud. I'm a head coach."|
The Chiefs defense is not stout and should be picked on early and often. I know Drew Brees supposedly has trouble playing against a 3-4 defense, but I'm still clinging to hope that this is going to be the turnaround point for our offense. Feed the ball to any of our 3 active backs and control the clock. Wear the Chiefs down so that we can open up the play action passing game and get some one-on-one match ups when they have to honor the run. Everything the Saints haven't been doing this season is Football 101, and both you and I know it.
|"I'll be back. With bigger balls than ever. |
Bringin' some bitties with me too."
I'm not going to just throw up my hands and drop a tear in my beer because Payton is gone. Screw it. It happened. We've got to be able to rise above this putrid start. Honestly, heading into week 3, I can't help but feel that running with Vitt and Kromer as the interim and interim-interim head coaches was a rather large blunder. Seems like they (Benson, Loomis, whoever) did it this way so that there wouldn't be a huge disruption in coaching when Payton does come back, rather than in an effort to win football games this year. Seriously, how can you say that this coaching situation is anything other than a total clusterfuck? You can't. Look, I'm not piling on Kromer. He didn't ask for this. He is not Sean Payton. He's the offensive line coach and running game coordinator for a reason. Well, we're stuck with this situation and I don't think that Joe Vitt is magically going to fix things when he comes back after game 6. All I know is that, just like the defense, there's nowhere to go but up from here. Joe Vitt is a rah rah kinda guy and that's something that we can use during the game. I can't recall our coaches working the scab officials even once. How is that possible? What the fuck else is there to do when there are officials whose sole purpose, it seems, is to be worked over and taken advantage of? (Apparently, yelling at referees is now banned too in the NFL.)
Heading into the season I said that as long as we went 3-3 before Joe Vitt came back we'd be okay. I still believe that. Really, I just wish it wouldn't have started like this. Wouldn't have been so damn painful and ugly. I still have hopes for a good season that finishes in the dome with Goodell having to hand over the Lombardi to Tom Benson, who in turn says, "Nice try, Roger.". I still believe that Drew Brees is going too be in the discussion for MVP (and subsequently get snubbed). I still have faith in Steve Spagnuolo and what he can do for our defense, with the players we've got. (How awesome of him was it to move his press conference from Friday to Monday to face the music from the press following a dismal showing in Carolina? That takes balls.) We don't have to be world beaters on defense considering the potential of our offense. A few turnovers and three and outs would be satisfactory. Something. Anything.
All in all, heading into week 3, we couldn't ask for a better opponent than the Chiefs.
Who dat, y'all. We got this.