The New Orleans Saints (5-2) host the Atlanta Falcons (3-5) on Sunday afternoon. Who is on the call for this NFC South showdown?
That’s right — Former Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma will be part of the broadcast team for Sunday’s divisional showdown with the Falcons. Kenny Albert and Sara Walsh will also be calling the game.
This isn’t the first time we’ve had this broadcast team for a Saints game this season and it likely won’t be the last. Week 4 against the Giants is when we last had Albert, Vilma, and Walsh calling the game, and well — That one didn’t end up going in New Orleans’ favor, so hopefully, this one ends better for the black and gold.
Who is calling the New Orleans Saints game on Sunday?
Vilma was a first-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Miami and played for the Jets for four years before signing with the Saints in free agency in 2008. He went on to play the final six years of his career in the Big Easy and was on that 2009 Super Bowl team.
Vilma is easily one of the best free-agent signings in New Orleans Saints history and it’s always fun whenever he’s on the call for these games. Fans love Vilma and hearing what he has to say about the Saints when he’s a part of their games is a unique perspective because he knows the organization well. He also knows all too well what the Saints/Falcons rivalry is like, as he squared off against the Falcons 12 times in his Saints career.
Some people might not care as much about who is announcing the game each week but it says a lot about how the league views your respective game. With Albert/Vilma/Walsh, it’s clear the NFL respects the Saints/Falcons rivalry and wants the broadcast team to reflect that.