Kristian Quick Hits: Saints turn attention to Atlanta
24 hour rule:
The Saints typically abide by the 24 hour rule after a victory or defeat, they are allowed to savor the win or reflect on the loss for 24 hours. This week it's more like a 24 minute rule. The Black and Gold had to flush the victory over the 49ers right away and prepare for a three day turnaround before they take on the Atlanta Falcons Thursday night in the Georgia Dome. The Saints are sitting atop the NFC south at 8 and 2, and the Falcons are an abysmal 2 and 8.
Saints defensive back Jabari Greer suffered what appears to be a gruesome leg injury in the win over San Francisco. Greer left the game on a cart and spent time in the hospital after the game. "I'll probably have more information tomorrow (Tuesday)," said Saints coach Sean Payton. Greer was in good spirits when Payton spoke to him at the hospital. Shortly after Payton spoke, the Saints announced they had signed another defensive back. Click here to read more about Trevin Wade…
With less than three days to prepare for the Atlanta Falcons, the Saints will take in more mental reps than physical practice reps this week. The big challenge is playing a game in short turnaround, the toll on the players (physically) is challenging, and the Saints will not have padded practices ahead of Thursday night. The good news for both teams; they're so familiar with one another that makes the game planning a little easier.