Biggs: Saints `wow' Childress

Brad Childress is well versed in the art of coachspeak.

It’s where an NFL coach opens his mouth and utters words, sometimes lots of them, but rarely actually says something. He fills up some time, some tape and a few notebooks, but doesn’t share a whole lot.

We’re focused on our next opponent. We’re taking them one at a time. Childress isn’t along. There is a whole fraternity of men in his line of work that do the same thing.

But Childress broke from that mold briefly on Wednesday when visiting with reporters to step back and admire the work of the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. The Saints demolished New England 38-17 to remain a perfect 11-0, one game better than the Vikings. The teams are vying for the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

“It was an explosive game,” Childress said. "Back and forth and there were a lot of plays made on both sides. I've seen New Orleans on tape a couple of times just out of curiosity, just to see what they're doing. I admire some of the things they do offensively and I think Sean (Payton, the Saints coach) is very creative. He always has been.

“It was a `Wow.’ It was a big wow. That's typically a very good, well-prepared New England team that goes on the road and can hang with you punch for punch. For them to win the way they did I think speaks for itself. Not a lot of other adjectives you can use.”

Not unless the Vikings and Saints meet up in what, from a distance, looks like it would be an entertaining NFC title game.

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