2. But Saints QB Drew Brees will tell us if that defense is legit or not. It’s easy for Houston fans to get excited by their teams 2-0 start and obvious improvements on defense. But keep in mind that Houston has not exactly faced Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana in their two games this season. Their victories have come over Kerry Collins’ Colts and Chad Henne’s Dolphins. It’s easy to look good against pedestrian passers.
Mock banners around the Superdome triggered speculation Friday that the famous building’s name may have, at long last and like so many other modern stadiums, been sold to the highest bidder.
If New Orleans middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who is listed as doubtful with a knee injury, isn’t ready to play Sunday, the Saints are more than confident in turning to Jo-Lonn Dunbar. He’s been a top backup at several spots and also is a regular contributor on special teams.
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will turn him loose Sunday with the sole purpose of getting to Schaub and slowing the Texans passing offense. As happy as the Saints are to have Smith back in the lineup, the defense will possibly be without another on of it’s leaders Sunday – middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
The second-year player out of Stillman has 2½ sacks. Though early in the season, that’s tied for fifth in the NFL. From his first day with the Saints until now, Galette said he has matured immensely in his understanding of the NFL game, yet another reason he has earned plays.
Fans and media watching and covering the Texans‘ game at New Orleans can’t wait to see the chess match played by defensive coordinators Wade Phillips and Gregg Williams. Phillips has devised a strategy for quarterback Drew Brees. Williams has developed a game plan for Matt Schaub.