The trash talking for the Super Bowl began yesterday. This time it was not a player, but a coach. Not even the head coach though. It was the Saint’s defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. In a radio interview, Williams made it publicly known that his players would place some “remember me” shots on League MVP Peyton Manning in Miami. The Colts have given no response to these comments.
Is this coach serious? I mean we all know that football is a brutal game. We all know that behind the scenes players look for the big shot against the other teams’ star players. But it is not becoming to have a coach talking like this to the media. You would think a coach would be a little more mature than this. Where is the sportsmanship? Where is the class?
Now I refuse to believe it when teams act as if they do not look to get in extra shots against opponents star players. But either way, it is not something you talk about to the media. Normally these are the type of remarks that the Joey Porter’s of the League make. Not the coaches. I mean who is he helping with these comments? You are not motivating your players by making these comments. Peyton Manning, a 4 time League MVP now and a former Super Bowl winner could care less about what you say. His offensive line though may have some extra incentive to protect their star even better than normal.
I think Gregg should be worried about scheming for the game. If his team did not luck into some unforced fumbles by the Vikings, they would have been handily defeated. People say the Saints have a very opportunistic defense that bends and doesn’t break. Well those turnovers they have been getting all year will most likely not happen against Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning is one of the top QB’s of all time for a reason. Also remember he has a whole two weeks to prepare for this game.
All I have to say is, Coach beware of the “remember me” shots that Peyton could lay on your defense come the 7th.
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.