Saints' Williams plans to have defense attack Manning

From Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com:

My plan for the week includes a look at how Gregg Williams’ defenses have fared against Peyton Manning in the past.

But I couldn’t save this until then.

Williams visited with a new midday sports talk show called “3 Hour Lunch” in Nashville Tuesday afternoon. The connection? One of the hosts is Blaine Bishop, the former Titans safety who was a key to the first defense Williams coordinated. (Full disclosure, it’s on the same station, 104.5 The Zone, that I am on three mornings a week.)

Here’s what Williams had to say about Manning:

“This guy’s got a great clock in his head. 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 ...”

“Every game is different and every series is different. I do believe that the more information you’re able to collect on styles of offenses, on people, and all those years of going against him [are] helpful for me. But more importantly, I can reduce the clutter for our players, because you don’t chase ghosts. Because I understand what he is and what he wants to do. It’s really pretty easy in theory; it’s hard in application.”

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