The Saints are starting to be grittier instead of prettier, and the new identity suits them. They can be the more black-and-blue-like team here as they go for a third straight win over an NFC North foe. Mitchell Trubisky and John Fox won’t get away with zero passing offense against Drew Brees on the other side.
From a coaching perspective, what is the process like trying to take a great player and get him to that superstar level where he’s doing it every night?
I think it comes down to listening, trust and his ability to work. And he has all those components, so it makes it really easy to be around and coach [him].
“The last three races have been pretty tough, and I knew that we needed to come out here with a good run,” Sauter said. “We got some points, I guess. I just really wanted to get that win and get it out of the way. … We just didn’t execute.”
Remember when music was awesome and scary, when you could read lyrics from an album and literally open up a gate to the demon world? Turek used variations of Iron Maiden’s mascot, Eddie, on his masks, including this one on which heavy metal met the Blues.
Nabokov’s masks would feature snarling, evil skeletons next to great white sharks, which made them doubly scary. Most famous for having inspired the SyFy original movie “Sharkeleton,” starring Tara Reid.
The sophomore’s evolution in Rich Rodriguez’s offense is going to be a lot of fun to watch. A while back, I spoke with Tate’s coach at Junipero Serra (Calif.) High, Scott Altenberg, who said Tate probably could be an NFL wide receiver if he wanted and that he might be the most competitive guy he’s ever had. Notable recent Serra products include Adoree’ Jackson, Marqise Lee and Robert Woods.