Details of the overturning of player suspensions due the bounty scandal reached the press yesterday, just days after the official start of the NFL season Wednesday. With that chapter now hopefully closed, the New Orleans Saints can look forward to Sunday’s game against the RGIII led Washington Redskins.
The New Orleans Saints have enjoyed tremendous success under Drew Brees‘ leadership, and this season looks like it will be a continuation of that. Who Dat Nation can almost forget the years upon years of suffering and looking up at everyone else in the NFC, hoping that somehow success would be bestowed upon them.
The success that has suddenly become synonymous with the New Orleans Saints is starting off on the right foot on Sunday. The once-suspended Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma will be joining the team in the Mercedes Benz Super Dome, as Robert Griffin III looks to just keep his team in the game.
The Washington Redskins do have some reason for optimism, seeing as how they added quite possibly the steal of the draft in RGIII. Pierre Garcon is a nice add too, and should provide some depth to a wideout corps that needed some serious help alongside Santana Moss and Fred Davis.
This is a very intriguing matchup, especially because Griffin is an unproven commodity in the NFL, seeing as how this is his first ever NFL start. That being the case, I think the Dome crowd will be far too much for him in his first game.
If perhaps he had some seasoning before such a tough matchup, results may be a bit different. I think the New Orleans Saints are much too energized by the overturned player suspensions and thought that they can finally put Bounty Gate behind them once and for all.