Bus Stops: Saints playing like a team that mailed in training camp
The defense could also be boosted by an offensive resurgence. The Saints "D" is a bend-but-don't-break unit and has been for years. It's not built to hold people to 10 points. Rather, it's built to not let opponents score more than the Saints offense. So if the offense isn't scoring, the defense is on its heels.
Credit Williams, but don't forget to applaud
The situation is very similar to what
Teammates rally around that (we went 10-5-1 despite the QB change in 2002), and the Seahawks have a great opportunity to take hold of the NFC West if they can play well on the road. At the same time, you have to look at the team that drafted Williams, the Detroit Lions, and wonder why he didn't develop out of the gate.
I've been hyping No. 1 overall pick
--I'm pleased the NFL did not make a knee-jerk rules change regarding helmet-to-helmet hits. The rules are already in place; all you have to do is police them. That's what they've done in terms of fines. It still would have been nice for a point-of-emphasis memo to come out before the fines were handed down. Nevertheless, the point has gone over loud and clear with the players.
--The game I'm looking forward to the most in Week 8 is Houston at Indianapolis on Monday night. If the Texans are really ready to take control of that division, they need to beat the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Both teams are coming off bye weeks, but the Colts have a slew of injuries to overcome, espcially the loss of tight end Dallas Clark.
--The Browns giving defensive coordinator