Let's start with the good news. P.J. Williams injury is nowhere near as devastating as it once appeared. Obviously his health is more important than his ability to play football, and with the way he left the field Sunday his general well-being was very much up in the air. Not to overstate things, but - considering the chilling visual of him laying lifeless on the grass - finding out that he was moving, speaking, and alert was quite the relief.
Now let's get to the bad news. P.J. Williams injury has annihilated whatever slim hopes the Saints had at putting a disappointing start to their season in the rearview. That's now two starting corners indefinitely sidelined in two weeks. Credit to the guys that admirably replaced them against the Giants, but a guy that was picked up off the scrap heap and two rookie undrafted free agents have a lot of growing pains in their future. Growing pains that - unfortunately - the rest of their team is in no position to tend to. The job done by Sterling Moore, Devante Harris, and Ken Crawley couldn't have been more encouraging....and three Giants wideouts STILL had over 85 yards receiving. Granted, they were able to hold them out of the end zone for the entirety of the afternoon, but the PTSD I have obtained from investing myself in Saints football has me doubtful of a +3 turnover ratio and a pair of goal line stands becoming a weekly occurrence. Call me crazy, but I'm not exactly hopeful for an encore performance of their best defensive effort since the release of the iPhone4. Not with the amount of talent that has already been carted off the field.
I'm glad that P.J. Williams will be okay, but - with him joining Delvin Breaux on the IR - I simply can't say the same about the Saints already dwindling playoff hopes.