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12-26-11, 6:30pm, Countdown to Kickoff

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And welcome back and above I count down to take out outside a big -- and -- yeah. We don't have one wow look he got between the Saints and the Falcons. Let's go back in sadly don't -- things -- -- -- rookie guys on and the pre game in -- pool opens. All right thanks a lot -- in this thing it's freaky injury report is brought you by the noodling institute of -- medicine for the AF. -- in all of us now you're inactive for the Falcons will be John Parker Wilson. Kelvin Hayden Stephen Nicholas -- from our. Kirk Chambers Kerry Meier and cliff Matthews and according to the differently that we got there really aren't -- differently it is too. The -- happens. Starting lineup. And then for the -- here inactives are -- aren't Mark Ingram he'll be -- in that but it Garrard back in the main rotation want to run him back out thank you -- is William Robinson Michael Higgins a mean Arrington and Turk McBride and again. The Saints have no it's additions and deletions to the flip card and I think regain leader board brought -- -- that -- blame. It's to do a sports medicine for the athlete. -- -- and I hope you would you -- edit your reported felt like unbelievable wave that stands out that you have to say. No excuses both teams all hands on deck and Lance board not. Yeah I had an answer more active tonight yeah he is good they can get it right -- and -- be available right. I mean it you know I've read the name made urinary did some -- and the last three years that he's not active on game day that. It's almost like come look at that -- Mark -- be about the only guy but. -- -- C'mon -- -- Chris Ivory for mark having him operate that I yeah I mean what what I've seen with that young man over the last couple years. I'll take party to be part -- I think I'd rather have fear factor. All right and it's thanks to other and that's -- guys that will turn it over now for your pre game listening. -- have. Cool at all you have then. We got a new song tonight. And this -- called it dirty bird -- home. Monday night -- -- -- the -- and come to see my thanks. I'll pins they have well they think they can't but we know that they can. Teddy bear down home. -- the second time this year did it -- then home tonight. Charlie Sheen who. -- need. We got older and he's only the role in Pierre will -- And then there is -- he likes the score and now we've still got -- I am -- very. Yeah damn birds knocked him beat me going then home. Just like they'll look into. Now we got breathe and all that he needs just 300 and a few. I think you've hit the CDC. MVP but he's gonna -- in on you Eddie -- now. He's gonna knock you through your knees dirty birds now own. Another low record wardrobe bringing. It's Monday night in arm that -- don't you watch New Orleans win. Hold that against -- and coach tried that fourth and one again. We've got to knock him off there. You're declared there. -- -- -- Hey you know they have who had you let everybody get their due to. They peak this CD's available and all the all the Sabres face door residing approximate the Walgreens and you also get them online at www. Abdul -- make your background. Have you referred to two weeks that you get a base pitcher coming up that game if you go on YouTube and you you gorilla just search clock. LSU Alabama song I got a special LSU Alabama will not. That doesn't make it this way across YouTube right now all right it's a -- brother half. After they ask you to Abdul Duke saw at Duke thank you so much and thank you oh yeah all right -- all about being bad Mike series the idea of no this is about like ten. Feet. The only thing good as of late in his -- you know farm. We should stay that's come out good on Alabama's Roman Harper. Brother to Harvard you know we got the -- Pro Bowl Bulls on any safety who dat nation they'll -- they don't -- our beloved Sox not. And he breaks the record for a defensive back did not see this easy tonight either one boards little continuing. But I can't at a kickoff on the New Orleans Saints radio network. Hey Santana take a look at today's opponent than that in fact Atlanta Falcons welcome him to play by play voice of the Falcons Wes Durham. To our update west thank you so much for the time it. And once again west just like a year ago I don't know I come out right after Christmas again a lot of -- laughable fit man and walk tonight. Big Bobby ware Christmas happy new year you guys great to be with you again yeah I mean this is not a fun now be. Bobby solve this Davis a player -- -- talked about it earlier with our broadcast as well. Nationally athletic Atlanta New Orleans are getting their due. Because this is one of the best robberies of the National Football League that we it's always been good between the cities guys that. But now we got a team that backs up the ball but a little robbery and I think that's just makes for a very exciting contest and. And it out whereas if you look at them you always got to have luck would it be we just heard the injury report from Marco Padre hope you guys on that Billy. Any names out there that you recognize that fans may be more king -- the Saints have Chris Ivory and did not get in this crime beat the look at the profits get back Brent Grimes. He was a Pro Bowl alternate but the body is significant in the secondary. It can also love it looks like Julio Jones. Good particularly evident back where he was a non factor giving wouldn't have -- first game around. Bobby I agree with you on Julio I think if you the last couple weeks he's really been impressive. It went against Carolina certainly you know we could go Thursday night against Jacksonville. -- just brings back some steadiness of the corner position they haven't had possesses to be honest now I do think the once over lining is that. Christopher Owens came into play very well -- also rookie free agent Tilden -- -- they are there are walls. Vilma did some nice things for but all of a hole you'd much rather have rounds he's only got one interception but -- had a really nice year. In terms of just being a contest of against passes have against anybody in this league but in particular if somebody is lethal was the reason. And all these great -- receivers. You need all your weapons and clearly -- and help tonight. No matter who's not quite a 100% anywhere near a 100% he's going to be a help but it's these guys. Now whereas looking at the past four games. Saints Falcons have been decided by three point and you look at the Saints have as of late. And they've been dominant at home they've won three of the last fourteen bombarded the 25. Fourteen and 22 points as at this early -- of kind of spread the college you know their biggest pass instead of an NFL. But did not you look at at the Falcons and how it's come down -- You know whoever had the ball last had a chance kick a field goal -- look at that one area and to think that it's pretty impressive. Would you look at time of possession they've had three -- four play drive that you don't close the double digit drive but then you look at the flip side. The Saints are fifth in the NFL but -- that's our number three time of possession if you meet I don't care what kind of team you're against. This takes office. The best defense might be. Just drove the ball and have this thing start and honestly don't start it over and we ended durable margin good recruiter -- have the ball in his hands. -- -- -- Bobby it's a little bit like a basketball game I've used that analogy now probably the last three or four times these clothes and got together. I think in order for Atlanta to be successful it's got to be a low possession game. You know you can't go have. 1450 possession game with your Atlanta and hope to be successful tonight. Or fourteen to fifty possessions for the world you got to minimize it CPP did it it's not attempt possessions maybe even less about it. But which -- got to be careful with your Atlanta. To not miss your chance now I mean you're gonna build -- drive you need to build it gets up that probably you can't be anything from a at least you need to turn the field over and though there were a couple times of the ball game back to in Atlanta where they they failed to do that quite frankly. Bobby they've got to find a way to do that tonight if they don't. -- to be a lot of trouble what goes in this building did you sit. I mean the sights -- it's ridiculous a major -- donors -- -- like a presidential administration or something so. But it's been like fifty days since he's don't pick it's it's got to change. And Atlanta's got to do some things tonight if they're gonna try it went here here. Now where he talked about faith that Falcons though winning again now how crazy is this. We did -- -- student full we've still got next week after this game. But it played basically two weeks. You know my week -- and national championship game you can have the Falcons. Faceoff against the Saints again. I don't know missed out to take dance step up I don't know if we could have LSU Alabama home Monday night at Atlanta -- new volatile Sunday. I just don't know that this -- -- walls could hold of Bobby to be honest every. You tell me how commerce in this town would could -- a week at that they'll get better right and yet unbelievable. -- BI believe -- not tell you what. I know about the Saints fans Falcons fan you know what omnipresent awareness and it -- I appreciate. And -- it's all about the ratings but to show you how relevant this faith that Falcons are. -- -- pulled that out Monday Night Football it's got -- right flex schedule Sunday night no this game is on Monday night because both teams are relevant. That that's what I'm both depressed who would you look at the whole NFL -- -- has become its like getting any better as far as -- -- dealing. What are -- partly lately winning teams. Bottle disagree at all I think it's. I think it's it's a frightful moment for the two organizations. But it also as you know point -- Dave speaks to this and maybe file to problems talk about it last week with me. The fact that this game has become such a national landscape game of the National Football League. Speaks to the passion of the fan bases in both cities speaks to the cities themselves and -- speaks to the -- trip to the organization Sean May date nears the head coach in 2000 -- -- six they might have been around. 2008 with the Falcons took top most of the traffic to speak to the success but both ownership so mad and that the -- of the passionate fan bases of it as well. Well that's one of the things. Early Owens did the Falcons -- like the really struggled tonight -- -- offensively. A lot of it was looked -- along the offensive line -- Todd McClure. Since this nights game this offensive line has really played well. And I think that's been a real key to their success but early on it looked to be that there was struggling just finding. Almost like put the square peg in the round hole it would fit right. All of a sudden -- Clark comes back offensive line plays well and I think as much as you wanna say about how hot Roddy -- been good Dallas Julio Jones. They're offensive line has been really be huge heated -- that's the last few weeks. Mike they have played well -- given -- top to make the throws -- would go through some of his progression things like that. In order for Atlanta be successful tonight they've got to do one thing we're talking about a ball to go again possessed the football and do some things with -- that's one of the things that. Now I think they're cognizant of as they move forward is the ability to run the football is going to be critical here tonight. They've been Abbas possession but you're right with the exceptional right guard they've had some trouble at right guard not truth. Saints coaches have spoken -- the different personnel two weeks ago at Charlotte David try to play Sam Baker right guard. You know but it's it's an area where they've got to focus on there today to shore up for early on what Ryan was getting hit way too much. And it looks like they've at least got to not feel what they wanna try and accomplish that. Wes -- the voice of the Atlanta Falcons west thank you so much for the time we appreciate. Have a great call tonight. Aren't guys thanks very much happy new year around western US all right we will continue with above -- count down to kick off on the New Orleans Saints are you. And welcome back though to get after the game he is the point out to a -- deviate eating seafood a difference one way tonight and and that the union agreement that. Outside of the season streak to sixteen and -- points we will perform well at that point on the point after. And it's quail quail given the opportunity is -- and likes to see what you do would you -- the opportunity a young man came out of nowhere. -- -- -- And made a big contribution to this team easily easily have -- -- do so there -- things out of for the Christie Garrett caught up with -- it. To get his thoughts on the big showdown tonight with the Falcons in the -- K do you. Guy's face in the Atlanta Falcons is this money night and they want you guys. Maybe special teams an area where you excel might be a difference might make a difference in this game. He's definitely has 100 main goals as we've got to make a -- as a team because they're so good on offense and defense -- you can have just as the team's. What's this year been like for you coming in undrafted out of Fordham. Now I guess a dark horse guys and maybe. -- was the odds were stacked against you make this team with so much depth and so much talent. It would have been like for -- it's been amazing they really embraced me and their veterans really got immune. Some -- that went out and doing everything has been great I was blessed to be on a good team until. When you -- about signing a free agent contract somewhere it didn't mean did you you know when that whole process was playing out. And they called to say is called we were you at all apprehensive about it because there was so much talent only Alice Alice -- fight because they. I know how to make this team has some great plays him. But then after awhile my agent -- Francis -- the best situation for me. And then say just if you gave I think can't be getting more more snaps defensively and he just talk about some of the keys Afghanistan is still starting Liz and Michael Turner at the running back position you know they have some weapons on the outside Harry Douglas Julio Jones and Tony -- You deafening them wanting it to stop the running game so so we can get them make them one dimensional and you know so we have to be a stomach -- he's definitely our running they also have a lot of both threats and outside Julio Jones in right way and Tony Gonzales and his size. The -- -- do you ever being a rookie and -- the storytelling from do you ever sit back and go. While this is -- is pretty cool me you know as a kid this is what to aspire to do the everything is second in this -- -- Many NFL. Oh yeah when I'm when I'm home sometime this event like wow I was confident when things like that it's like a dream come true you know is like great experience some haven't. What interaction in the head with a sand based and it. On it and agree I'd get a radio so that last week and used in the return on agree in the embraced me who's. -- do any of seeing daylight then before you know a fan base that is this a -- -- with with a football team -- on everything in sight in one McConnell. What -- was the somebody says that it. Maybe the thing is though knows it is hobbies interest are you an artist they realize that music what do you annihilate reading and Reed Johnson when queried. Malcolm -- was like excitement about psychology of Reading this book called blink and another -- lives. So I'm able to -- redwoods in your lifetime bests pride took over a hundred. Easily room acknowledges -- -- -- and yes himself educate yourself can't tell until the end cause since I'm out of school now -- keep myself on playing those. If you were playing -- poll would you be don't. I'll -- being account and that's about -- of the Green. Now I feel like number actually what about the turnover numbers there's a number it's not as high as you guys would like is that. Somebody does talk about is definite problem yet to fix those can be fixed us some Saints 67 due to -- thanks for the time we appreciate you look insulin I -- -- thinking. How wide open -- usually it's time 34 minutes 34 minutes to kickoff between the Saints and the Falcons took them a sound that's it. It's about the Saints radio network and Bobby give me opportunity you know -- -- did it make you believe the the we have paid off but the Saints have keep you. And if you look at special teams tackles in his contribution he's like -- young pierce and ray -- I -- look at his production. This the reason why -- on the team he's been outstanding. He has kid total tackles he's only second behind Courtney -- that's another reason why -- scored there'll be around. He's their third serviceable relievers -- fifth receiver. He's not only a kick returners that ever happened to Sproles. But he's been outstanding at that daughter but you look at a punt coverage our kick off coverage had an outstanding game I'll tell Mike to tell me against the -- did you have. You don't to tackle that almost great three is great policy yet for -- -- -- -- bundled against the Titans. With Courtney Roby has eleven. Better teams tackles -- -- is right. Behind. When we look within. Now what he's done -- didn't do anything else now the ball hasn't bounced our way he's forced two fumbles on special teams. Who knows that might come into play in the end in the playoffs where -- -- of almost festive season the ball box -- way. But the -- news has been outstanding Mike and considering Eddie's -- what -- -- he majored in accounting. -- Well I think I'm Ivy League type player when you go to Fordham. And yeah I'm done you know getting -- there would -- spot problems lies are gonna beat up a you gotta be a pretty Smart attack the one thing I will say about him more more you see him back into coverage. And in nickel dime sets so Gregg Williams trustee of the right because he understands. Where did beat and what to do. That's the one thing with Greg he's always put great emphasis on. Other guys got maybe better talent but if you know what to do what I don't know if you would be trusted. He's gonna put you out there and cadences got the job done we seeing more and more now opium minnows nickel and -- said. You know Mike like you said it's all about deck truss fact that we Gregg Williams then that you want young players to work out you got to take advantage of the opportunity. Both -- dues that you -- -- and Jonathan Mayo. You know we all know my is that my idea yeah we elbow -- to Reggie Bush street. But it golf but he's also recruited as -- offensive teams tackle so it is unbelievable how these young guys that stepped up. And it's all about a they wanna get in their regular defense Gregg Williams has to trust them. And and and be involved with a lot of coverages different packages. The more you can do so we'll see more of hate Jews and apply it down the road got -- yeah. Never think to Bob as we bring it up every some of the last year about how this team legitimately is not the service. They give a free -- a legitimate shot to make this football team. And he took advantage of that players feel that way and agents know that's -- the fact that the Cubs didn't think more than the player the agent knows that and he wants that got to make a football team so. The Saints have become a squad where you've seen guys go to market Jonathan can see yes. Who could have signed with the number of different teams and ended up in you wallets Saudi young rookie he got hurt with the the -- L pre season. But you know he was able to make an impact he probably would've made the 53 man squad he has to receiver kick return guy. Market yet Barcelona bargain. And so you see all those agents understand that is just not lip service is just not like Jim Haslett the sale -- give somebody an opportunity in double make it. I think if Pierre Thomas situation is a great example you used it a bit round pick on a running back he didn't pan out you kept Pierre is there anyone. The job and he wanted job and -- you know what I'll look at -- coming into it -- -- -- can make it different it's always what have you done for me lately. I don't club ever seemed as you look at both Al safeties now Roman Harper had more well. Did any safety in the league. As far Pro Bowl both number one in the entire NFL. But that's unbelievable to be able to Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins has zero innocent citizens that's almost as possible. As I did more global wolves -- -- -- I -- you know again you look at this you see with those guys have done has been unbelievable. And again that sack record could well -- now tonight you have Roman Harper with seven and a half sacks he leads the State's Will Smith has six and happened Roman. All you blitz a linebacker Roman have the -- Saturday for a total tackles he's pleaded unassisted tackles with 69. But seven and a half sacks and it is not by far if you look at passes defended he only has one -- Patrick Robinson leads the team with three but 22. Pass defended Mike if you look at it you got to go the second guys Patrick Robinson with twelve -- to bikers still our best cornerback. But I would just like to see there we have. That photo packets on the back in -- the difference. The -- sort of snowballed with Derek harper was doing he would catch the football better opportunity. Awfully tonight Roman Harper. Make a big this time around more important Patrick Robinson -- you don't -- you really don't take I don't vehicle that was. Alright -- about -- making -- UT let's Boston's that's postings identification on the New Orleans Saints radio network. All right it's -- -- -- -- to kick -- carried it down to 48 minutes a kick up between the Saints and the Falcons here on New Orleans Saints radio network. Those other big contest for you guys -- wind down the stretch run here guess Atlanta team that. You guys historically when these two teams meet goes down right to the wire last four games decided by three points. I would imagine you guys are expect another one that's gonna come right down to the last possession. Well I I think you're absolutely right and -- both teams are playing real good football and and both teams have been at the top of the division or near the top the division recent years. This takes on even more meeting with with what's at stake you know we have a chance to. -- to play to win the division -- you know those are your goals when you start the season very beginning the first goal you know we always talk about as you know winning your division. And to have that opportunity here. At this point in the season Monday night at home I mean it's it's it's all the things that you work hard foreign. Atlanta has played real well late in. You know we know that. The way these games have been they've always been decided by field goal or possession of the team that hadn't you know has the ball last in. I'm sure this this game will be no different as an offensively Atlanta Falcons to scored 72 points our last two ball games -- started their stride. Julio Jones a little healthier than when she saw him earlier but. Does that make him move him. It's more difficult to defend also Harry Douglas and makes absolutely. I think. You're you're seen as Julio is healthy in didn't he wasn't an argument and he wasn't able. Play the snaps that he would have liked to him and Harris are -- well and when when you start factoring in -- at the receiver skill and and then. Inside with Tony Gonzales he's having another great year Michael Turner that there's. There's a lot of elements to defend in this one of the reasons why they're so good on offense is still start though -- on -- Michael -- you tell -- you don't yeah I mean I think that that's Paramount. You know it's it's it's tough to winning game when the other team is able to run the football and control a game and that doesn't mean you can't do it it's just harder to do and so. I think both teams defensively what would like to see the offenses become one dimensional and their defense. They got some pass rushers on -- -- in the John Abraham who has been do it has given you guys fits in the past to talk about the challenges they present. Well they're they're very talented they've got real good speed their. You know when you look at John Abraham he -- his his consistency over the years has been really amazing I think it's a real good young linebacker corps that runs well their physical. And they're playing well on the back and so that. Defensively they're one of the top top eight or nine teams against the run. Statistically. They're getting healthy and doing -- Brent coming back so. You know again with the division games -- certain things that you can expect you know good the opponent fairly well just as they do us. And now it's about the execution and it's about the details -- good luck thanks for -- right thank you. And of course coming down to the final moments now -- -- badly as -- here tonight. And have both teams play all around but Mike this is not a big one here you know once he can -- the division that'll -- -- to lie. The guy like this place tonight won seven money I think it's going to be a record shattering performance but breeze somewhere late in the third quarter to do it. But I think that defense comes up would have -- latest -- win here 4718. Sites over Atlanta. Hey you know they're -- -- very Paula might if you look at it. Something has to give the Saints have been running the ball. Unbelievable level we pass the ball. I mean all the plan and off the charts you don't. Acknowledged the running game but we're not making the league for the Falcons are double quarter run defense they stopped -- the first time around. Do you think he keep their Falcons team that's all ballots. Obviously always turnabout the turnover ratio. The foul with a plus five reminds me for the season but as of late. We taking care of the football we've been outstanding with a great -- we're plus one. I don't see how the Falcons could be used and it if you look at Drew Brees like Mike said an opportunity to eclipse the record of Dan Marino. That back in 1984. He needs mercker five yards and hopefully that'll be the case would you look at the whole MVP talk. Brees already had the most -- yards gave him his season. He's on pace to break their passing directed by Marino also completion percentage complete within the season. I think that just goes on and on about Drew Brees still argued that they shouldn't fans out there. They had their chin who'd like Drew -- the problems and and as soon as he does break that record read all the units and I think -- -- Can't -- it and -- DM VM VP MVP -- this the national stage it doesn't get any better this every 1 o'clock did. All -- AP photos I know Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers has the air right now. But you never know might you might end up being the coal MVP. Of breeds can have an -- one outstanding game tonight that I think -- -- -- watch tonight this football -- only given up. Touchdowns in the last six games in the first half. You squeeze teams in need of kick field goals I think that's important. Yet not the dominant over Dixon -- six point 7218. Ominous goal I don't know broke Coverville went 181 record. I don't fix it is New Orleans and Atlanta Chris again Coke guys out of the -- Saints Jimmy Anderson right here. All the New Orleans Saints radio network.