Following Their Coaches' Lead, The Saints Receivers And Defensive Backs Spent The Day Chirping Each Other
Swagger? Cockiness? Who the hell are those guys in the black jerseys, and what the hell has Defensive Backs Coach Aaron Glenn done with the New Orleans Saints' actual secondary?
Look, I don't know if being encouraged to spike the ball right in the offense's stupid face after pass breakups is the motivation the defense needs to do to inject some confidence into their game, but I'll be damned if I'm not enjoying the intensity being displayed on both sides of the ball nonetheless. Curtis Johnson all-too-predictably already has a group of receivers that were a bit of a question mark as of a week ago outperforming expectations. If stopping them requires a little shit talking and some unsportsmanlike braggadocio then all the power to the corners and safeties whose improvement is absolutely necessary if the Saints want to be worth a damn this season.
Honestly, I can't tell which position group is benefiting more from the definitive, conscious effort to spark the competitive flames. However, I can say it's making for some entertaining clips that are nothing but encouraging to a fanbase that has become far too accustomed to watching defensive backs hang their heads in shame after failing to turn them the fuck around to locate the ball. The only thing that's more fun than a good chirp is earning the right to use it, and it appears that's exactly the mindset that Aaron Glenn is passionately trying to instill in his unit.
P.S. Michael Thomas...still very, very good...