Childress: Saints Defense Presents “Myriad” Of Looks

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 20, 2010 – 1:07 pm

The Vikings and Saints will bring with them the NFL’s 2 highest scoring offenses from the regular season when they meet on Sunday evening in the NFC Championship Game. A couple of offensive-minded head coaches in Brad Childress and Sean Payton and then also a pair of high-profile and ultra-productive QBs in Brett Favre and Drew Brees are main impetus behind the Vikings and Saints offensive prowess.

While meeting with reporters at Winter Park on Wednesday, though, Childress’ mind was on defense – the Saints defense. Perhaps that’s the offensive side of him coming out – and focusing on the opposing defense – but it was still interesting to note that Childress spent more time talking defense than offense in his opening remarks.

“[I have] a little familiarity with (defensive coordinator) Greg (Williams) and that defense,” Childress said, “most recently with Jacksonville last year and then two years ago he was with the Redskins when they came in with Joe Gibbs, and then the years in the NFC East.”

During the regular season the Saints didn’t rate impressively in overall defense (25th) or scoring defense (20th), but they are a play-making bunch that have given opposing QBs trouble. In fact, the Saints allowed just 15 TD passes this season – 5th best in the NFL – and only 2 teams (Buffalo and Green Bay) intercepted more passes. Also, opposing QBs have a passer rating of just 68.6 against New Orleans, 3rd best in the NFL.

Childress indicated on Wednesday that the Saints defense is versatile in the looks it can show and is also an aggressive bunch. A prime example of that aggression and play-making mentality is S Darren Sharper, a former Viking, who tallied 9 INTs this year and took 3 of those back for scores.

“It’s a multiple defense and one that we’ve got to be ready (for),” Childress said. “They’re an attacking defense and you’ve got to be ready for a myriad of different looks.”

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19 Responses to “Childress: Saints Defense Presents “Myriad” Of Looks”

  1. By purple08 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    By purple08 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    It’s funny listening to Dallas fans calling the Vikes Cla ssless. You guys have won some rings, I’ll give you that but clas sy is one word I would never use to describe your organization. “South Americas Team” is more like it. Bunch of coke-heads accused of gang rape in the 80’s as I remember. Michael Irvin? T.O.? Jerry Jones? Cla ssy?? Gimme a break! Emmit Smith and Troy Aikman aside… you guys are brutal. To call out a team for running up the score in the playoffs? Playoffs? Playoffs? Put on your big girl panties and suck it up Cowboys! I guarantee you if the score was reversed, Vikes fans would be more upset at their own team rather tham whining about the other team not playing nice. Sc rew you guys… pu ssies!

  2. By CRIES PMK OFAK on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply


  3. By vikingsfan1955 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    the viking offense is peaking and so much is made of ap’s lack of yards come on ppl they are still stacking the box on him thats why rice and harin are taering teams apart.The passing game hasm’t been stopped and if a team does watch what ap does.Way to many weapons on offence to stop the vikes.The o line is awesome and the d is on top.The williams are killer again and there are to many defensive players to name that are doing graet.jared will be on brees all game.The offenses will be firing but the defense of the vikes will be the biggest part of this win the saints will score but we will win by 10.

  4. By rich on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    I have a feeling that AP is due and I have a feeling this will be his game.

  5. By paul on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Rich. He’s due, due to fumble.. 26 carries 63 yards

  6. By GABE FROM LC on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    VIKING FAN FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. By Viking-ology on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Het Paul is that all you have to say. You are a viking fan-right? I agree with the previous posts. Our D needs to keep the pressure, and Peterson will have a big day. 27-17 Vikings. C’mon lets send those positive vibes to the Vikes and all our negatives to the Saints. GO VIKINGS!!!!

  8. By SAINTS FOREVER on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Your team has a great history, Tarkenton, Capp, Marshall, “What a History”!! As a lifelong NFL fan, prior to the Saints beginning, I always liked the Vikes! Great uniforms!! I was there when Kramer and Wilson beat us in our first playoff appearence in the 80′s and watched Moss blow us away in the metrodome. I’ve always been concerned when the Vikes have come to town. I think this is going to be a great game Sunday. The Vikes are going to battling with a great NO Saints team, the best ever! and , they are going to be battling with the great “Who Dat Nation”. I truly believe that this is our year. May the best team win!!!

  9. By steven on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    paul if oyu notice sicne he was the cause of the los tin the bears game hes been holding the ball much tighter now to avoide fumbling

  10. By purple08 on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Viking-ology, I have a hard time beleiving that there will only be 44 pts cored in this game. 37-30 is more like it! Do not let Reggie Bush beat us! Let’s go special teams!

  11. By achilles01987 on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    AP is due for a great game! I think his fumbling woes after that Bears loss are behind him. The Saints run D has been suspect all season long. For the Cowgirls who still whine about the Vikes scoring that last TD, um, you all did the same thing to the Eagles… Twice… Stop crying and suck it up. It was the D’s job to stop them and they failed…

  12. By floyd on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Hey paul, AP is the most feared RB in the league. Other teams rather put 8 in the box and take a chance on farve beating them. Teams never use 4,5, or 6 in the box because he will take it to the house every time. Who cares if he fumbles? His big plays make up for them. Farve is having his best year at age 40 because of AP. Every team in the NFL would love to have him.

  13. By SkolVikings on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Man I’d love to see NO not put 8 men in the box… only 6 or 7? Let them defend the pass and we can run all day!!!

  14. By Bart on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    No doubt the Vikings can pull this game off with the win ,if 1: Believe in themself, 2: Do`nt make stupid mistakes that the saints can and will take advantage of the Vikings need to remember that in the past they have wound up beating themself by making to many mistakes.they can and will win BIG if they can do these 2 things

  15. By Stu on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Determination and preparation are what win regular season games. A zone like calm with a smoldering fire underneath are what it will take for the Vikes to win in the Superdome on Sunday. A don’t quit, refusal to be beaten is what’s required. Minnesota has more than enough fire power, now they need to show true grit! One slight perk going in is that Farve won a Superbowl in that dome, if I’m not mistaken. Go take it to’em Purple!

  16. By Who Dat Nation on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Who Dat!!!!!

    We Will Finish Strong!!!

    Black and Gold Superbowl!!

  17. By viks 2009 run on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    i think we are going to turn the table on the 98 season. we were favored to win that game and lost. the saints will be favored to win this time and we will win!

  18. By VikingsDefenseFan on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    @Who Dat Nation. A Black and gold colored team won the Super Bowl last year.. Not happening now in 2010.

  19. By MS....MN...BOY on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply


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