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Kristian Garic

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Kristian Quick Hits: Saints should win despite Moore hobbled


Justifying a Saints win these days is as hard as solving a Rubik's Cube, but I think the Saints will beat the Chargers and here is why:

1.    Drew Brees record-setting day:  The atmosphere in the Dome will be electric with the potential for Brees to shatter one of the oldest records in the books, Johnny Unitas' consecutive games with a TD pass. 

2.    Sean Payton  in the House:  You don't think the Saints are going to lay an egg with their suspended coach looking on inside the Dome do you?  No chance!

No Show:

Saints GM Mickey Loomis and Assistant Coach Joe Vitt will not be at the game Sunday night in the Superdome.  While the NFL said they could attend, Loomis and Vitt say they don't want to be a distraction as Brees goes for the record, and will not be there.

Injury report:

WR Lance Moore (hamstring,) defensive end Turk McBride (ankle,) Linebacker David Hawthorne (hamstring,) and RB Travaris Cadet (shoulder) all did not practice this week.  Defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley also missed practice (illness.) Safety Roman Haper was limited.   With Moore missing practice this week, Interim Coach Aaron Kromer said, "Guys have to step up and we have to adjust what we're doing.  It's hard to replace a guy like Lance Moore." The re-signing of veteran wide receiver Greg Camarillo makes more sense now.  Moore has a history of hamstring issues.  He missed a few games last year because of a sore hamstring.

Pass rush: 
The Saints haven't been able to generate a consistent pass rush from their front four this season.  "A lot of times it comes when you are up in a game, and teams are playing catch up. So that's when guys can pin their ears back and get a great pass rush.  We're improving, and we have to keep working on it," Kromer explained.  The Black and Gold defense has totaled just 6 sacks through the first four games of the season.

Photo courtesy the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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10/05/2012 7:41AM
Kristian Quick Hits: Saints should win despite Moore hobbled
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10/05/2012 8:33AM
bunny in headligjts
Let's hope drew doesn't have the bunny in the headlights look he's had Sunday that he's had the last 4 weeks, o line needs to step big
10/05/2012 3:01PM
Drew just has to throw 6 touchdowns per game
Drew just has to throw 6 touchdowns per game to offset the defenses lack of ability and we are off to the Superbowl! If anybody can force it, its Drew!
10/06/2012 5:43AM
who-dat nation resurrects Breesus
Sunday night, Saints begin 10-game winning streak who-dat nation resurrects Breesus Sean Payton calls 2 critical plays telepathically
10/06/2012 3:49PM
play 4 pay
offenseive linemen beware: either block or the back-door will be unlocked for ur departure. u2 strieff
10/06/2012 6:40PM
10/06/2012 7:17PM
Garic has become friends with players
He cannot look at the game as an unbiased reporter. He is caught up in the spin. Thus he has been wrong week after week.
10/06/2012 10:34PM
Of course, he is a Homer
I don't want read about how bad the Saints are! That's what nfl.com is for.
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