The Saints should bring a “Remember the Titans” mentality against the Chiefs
By Dean Mullen
The New Orleans Saints have absolutely nothing to lose on Sunday. Everyone and their Mama has pretty much written off the Saints this year. After an 0-3 start though, the Saints have a pulse. They might as well go full out today.
This clip pretty much sums it up. Furthermore, there is no tomorrow for the New Orleans Saints. The last few weeks really doesn’t matter. This game against the Chiefs should be the Saints’ Super Bowl. There’s certainly no one outside the locker room that would’ve believed the Saints would even be 2-3 after three straight losses.
If I was Sean Payton, the Saints should go on full scale attack against the Chiefs every single down, with the intensity of a full blown locomotive. Why leave anything in the tank? Release the hounds on defense. The Black and Gold should be free to go ahead and leave every single ounce of manhood on the field Sunday.
Look for Cam Jordan to lead this defense in pressuring QB Alex Smith all day long. The crowd will surely be ready at Arrowhead Stadium in just a few hours. The Saints will need to make plays early on to drown out the crowd noise. Hopefully, the Saints will win the coin toss and actually defer to the Chiefs. If the Saints’ defense can come in and start hitting and causing havoc, the offense will have its way for the rest of the way.
The 2-3 record won’t mean anything without this road win. The Saints may never get another shot again to break .500 before the mid season break. This is it. Special Teams has also gotta be ready to do some damage. If TommyLee Lewis is allowed to run back kicks, then it’s on!
Consequently, even the local media has been reluctant to give much of a chance to the Saints long term. The fact of the matter is, that the only thing that matters is when the ball is kicked off on noon Sunday. Who Dat Nation can only watch from afar at that point.
I will say this going on gut feeling alone. Look for the Saints to bring the lumber today, because this game will prove one way or another if the Saints are contenders or pretenders. There is something brewing for this team. Look for a big win today. I’m guessing that I may be the only one predicting a dominating performance today. Look out…
Saints 33 Chiefs 14 Final