Thursday, September 09, 2004

Saints Come Marching

Jim Haslett has changed the tone around the Superdome. The Saints are not going to play around this season. It is time to get down to business.
"That's the nature of this business," Haslett said. "If you don't win, you're going to be in the hot seat."

In the offseason the coaches and players met and set up a new, more businesslike atmosphere and environment. Before training camp began, the tables where players spent their time between practice and meetings playing dominoes and cards were gone from the locker room.

Cell phones, which last year provided an almost constant background of rings and chatter, were banned from the locker rooms. So were boom boxes and video games.

"It's a more professional approach," said general manager Mickey Loomis. "We just want the players to be thinking about football the minute they come through the gate."

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Ready for Fridays Game Against Miami

Last friday on 8/27 the Saints won against the Chicago Bears 17-13.

Devery Henderson showed why the Saints made him a second-round draft pick, beating two defenders to a pass and setting up New Orleans' winning touchdown Friday night.

``We were taking a shot down field. We know Devery can run well, he's a playmaker and I gave him an opportunity,'' third-team quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan said.

``He went up and made a great play on the ball and gave us a chance to win the game.''

The 48-yard O'Sullivan-to-Henderson pass in the fourth quarter set up O'Sullivan's 1-yard run as the Saints beat the Chicago Bears 17-13 in a penalty-filled third preseason game.
The 3 1/2 -hour game featured 30 penalties, including 18 for 136 yards on the Bears and 12 for 82 on New Orleans.

The Saints next game is tomorrow night 9/3 against the Chicago Bears. The last time that the Saints have met with the Bears was August 28, 2003 where the Bears won 24-10. But after last weeks game, our team seems very pumped up and excited about tomorrow's meeting. GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!1