Originally posted by D-NOTTE:
The saint officially have the worst defense in the league... Last against the run. 31st against the pass. Going against our def, we should win this handily. Kaep should be able to have his way with this.
Greetings...Visiting Saints fan and 28-year season ticket holder here. Should be an epic battle Sunday. Please tell Niners players not to take anything I may scream in their direction personally. LOL
I just wanted to point out that going into the San Diego, Tampa, Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Oakland games the Saints defense was "officially" the worst in the league. Each week, going into each game. It only turned out to matter one week--versus the Broncos and Peyton Manning at Denver. The other five games it apparently wasn't relevant where the NOLA defense ranked statistically. Now granted, the 49ers represent the most effective defense on the schedule, which is why I'm expecting such a memorable contest.
As an aside...you guys should get off that whole "bounty" BS. Just like most every other team in the league, but granted more organized that any other team exposed to date, the Saints had in place a "pay for performance" system, not a "pay for injury" system...wild-ass Gregg Williams' over-the-top pre game rhetoric aside. (Williams refused so far to testify on the league's behalf before Tagliabue, btw). As the old saying goes, the "proof is in the pudding", and thanks to the meticulous records that are kept for everything NFL and an intrepid Los Angeles Times (I think he was with the Times, anyway) reporter we've some fairly demonstrative pudding. In this case, the proof being that over the span of time the supposed "bounty" system was in place a review of opposing team injuries in games involving the Saints shows that Saints' opponents actually incurred the second lowest number of injuries in the league. Poor "evidence" for the existance of a system to reward inflicting injury on those very same teams' players.