Aaron Rodgers sure had a heck of a time playing pitch and catch with his receivers against the Arizona Cardinals defense on Sunday. If his offense can put up 45 points in just 3 quarters…just imagine what the “Krewe de Drew” has in store for those desert pigeons.
You see, if there’s one team that can play and win the “shootout” game, it’s the New Orleans Saints. That’s just how our offense is built. And once coach Sean Payton gives the orders, you can count on Drew Brees to “get his Gilbert Arenas on.” He’s coming out guns blazing!
Sure you’d hate to see our corners getting torched, tossed, and trauamatized like Green Bay’s poor secondary but if it happens, it’s comforting to know the Saints’ offensive weapons have the potential to cause the Cardinals’ defense some serious fits. In fact, I’m prepared to make a bold playoff prediction: this will be Reggie Bush’s breakout game. I see slants, screens and plenty o’ scores in this lad’s future. He’ll be our secret weapon against a defense likely anticipating the deep ball from Drew early and often.
You’ve gotta be excited about this NFC match-up. It’s Warner the “Gran Pappy of the West” versus Drew Brees the “Stud of the South.” Gran pappy’s got all those old tricks up his sleeve but the stud’s got waaay more gas in his tank. Heck, Pappy Warner’s arm might still be tired come Saturday. There’s not enough epsom salt in the world to soak away the pain of that four hour air assault against the Pack.
I know what you’re thinking Saints fans: the Cardinals don’t need to air it out if we can’t stop the run. Yeah, I thought about that too. That means we’ll need our offense to scare the crap out of ’em early in the game, to knock their offense and defense off balance. The Saints have a great opportunity to take control of this game early, considering emotion willl be on their side in the fired up Superdome. They’d be wise to seize it. I basically want Pappy Kurt crapping in his Depends by the 2nd quarter.
Later in the week I’ll break down all the stat comparisons and official crap. But for now, let’s just stick with the fun trash talking stuff. You’re going down, Cardinals. Smackin’ the Pack on your turf is one thing, but we do things a little differently down on the Bayou. Prepare to be treated like backyard, Nutria. There’s a bounty on your head.