Biggs: Payton downplays comments made by Williams
Much too much is being made out of the “remember me” comments that Gregg Williams made to a radio station earlier this week.
That is what New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said on Friday. Plenty has been said about the remarks made by the defensive coordinator, particularly in light of the illegal hits the Saints made on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the NFC Championship Game. The league handed out four fines to the Saints, and three of them were for shots on Favre.
"This guy's got a great clock in his head," Williams told 104.5 The Zone earlier this week. "The big thing is that he throws the ball so early that we're going to have to do a good job of finding ways to get to him, and when we do get to him we're going to have to make sure he gets a couple 'remember me' shots when we get there."
Payton doesn’t think there is anything out of the ordinary.
"I think both defensive lines want to get to the quarterback," Payton said, according to the New Orleans Times Picayune. "That starts in training camp. So yeah, I think much is made of that. Obviously we want to have a good pass rush and get pressure on the quarterback. I think that's a great example of Super Bowl week."
Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner had the daylights knocked out of him by the Saints. Both of those playoff games were played in the Superdome. It is going to be a little more difficult for the Saints to generate that kind of pressure on the natural grass surface in Miami. But rest assured, Williams will have his defenders coming after Manning. You can bet on it.
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