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Smack Talk


Bernard Berrian thinks the Saints are pushovers on defense, and that the Vikings can gash them.  “Their offense gets big plays, but they give up a lot of big plays as well,” the wideout said.  “There’s a lot of big holes in their [defense]. We just have to make sure we attack them and we get up early so that makes it even easier to attack.”  “Get up early” seems to be the Vikings’ new mantra.  It would be really nice too – unfortunately, this doesn’t seem like a very fast-starting offense.  Has there been a game this year where we’ve looked even halfway decent on offense until late in the first half?

I don’t know what Berrian thinks is going to change.  I do know that it’s probably not a great idea to smack talk that much when you’re 1-3.  Berrian isn’t letting that whole bad record thing stop him though.  He went after the Saints’ defensive scheme, saying, “…the way they play, the way they cover. They try and pressure you with their D-ends. After that it gets weaker and weaker as it goes.”  He also got personal with Saints CB Mike McKenzie.  “I think I’ve played against him two or three times. He’s an old veteran. He’s going to be a smart player but I don’t think the skill is there as much as it used to be.”

Yeah, good idea…give them bulletin board material when it’s a home game for them and you’re staring right at 1-4 if you lose.  Could someone serve Bernard a big class of STFU, at least until he starts showing he was worth all that money we gave him?

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  • AustinVike

    It almost seems like the jibber-jabber from this week is baiting the New Orleans offense into throwing more passes just to prove a point.

    Although Jared Allen & Bernard Berrian are great players, I don’t think shit talking when you’re on a 1-3 team is helpful, ever, even if only to jitter an opponent.

    It usually leads to “foot-in-mouth”, and that’s never a good thing.