NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler ate Superdome turf six times, that's six sacks and that's not counting the times he was hit after letting the ball fly incomplete. Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wanted his players to come out and aggressively attack Cutler. They did just that.
Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins said, " It's just how we want to play. We always preach physicality we always want to get after the quarterback and that's what we did."
Cutler connected on only 19 of 45 passes for 186 yards. That's an average of 3.6 yards per completion.
Strong safety Roman Harper and defensive end Junior Galette each had 2 sacks, pounding Cutler time and time again. Galette... says thanks to the offense extending the Saints lead in the second half... all they had to do was pin their ears back and attack the quarterback.
Saints defensive end Junior Galette stated, "You have to do your job. Coach says you have to win your one-on-one. If you don't you don't belong in this league. That's what you do as a defensive end, you've got to win those one-on-ones on third down."
The New Orleans Saints defense had Jay Cutler frustrated and you could tell he wanted to get rid of the football quickly, because if he didn't, he would take a licking and he's wasn't clicking. Thanks to Drew Brees and the Saints offense, the Saints defensive assignment became a whole lot easier.
Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis said the key was Brees and company putting points on the board. He said, "Once you get to a certain point in a game and they're behind you know that they have to pass to get back into the game. So you want to bring your pressure as much as possible."
The New Orleans Saints dominated the Bears and they must now get ready for a big game in the Superdome next Sunday at high noon. It's rematch with the Houston Texans. The Texans embarrassed the Saints during the preseason, but that was preseason. You can bet the Saints will be prepared once the real bullets start flying.
Saints during the preseason.