Gregg Williams Says Brett Favre Surely Recalls Those "Remember Me" Shots

Randy SavoieAnalyst IIJuly 19, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings grabs the back of his right leg as he sits on the turf after getting knocked down on a play against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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If anyone thought New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was going to "tone down" his style after creating a national controversy before the Super Bowl last year, in the words of Judas Priest, "You've Got Another Thing Coming."

Said Williams about Peyton Manning to a Nashville radio station before the matchup with the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV:

"This guy's got a great clock in his head. The big thing is that he throws the ball so early that we're going to have to do a good job of finding ways to get to him and when we do get to him we're going to have to make sure he gets a couple 'remember me' shots when we get there."

Good luck Williams. Manning is going to torch you fools!!!everyone already knows Gregg Williams is scum of the earth!!!

Yeah, he made more than a few fans angry all right.

In January, the NFL slapped former Saints defensive end Bobby McCray with a $20,000 fine for two incidents involving unnecessary roughness against Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre. McCray delivered a couple of "remember me" shots on the Favre in the game's first and third quarters.

The Super Bowl champion Saints host the Vikings in the NFL season opener, a rematch of their thrilling NFC Championship Game decided in overtime.

That nationally televised game will be Thursday night, Sept. 9. New Orleans won its first conference title by beating Minnesota 31-28 on a 40-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley 4:45 into overtime.

On Monday night, Williams wasted little time firing the first shot across the bow. He told WWL Radio in New Orleans that he is sure Brett Favre still recalls the Saints' nasty streak in last year's NFC Championship Game.

They don't call him Dial-a-Quote for nothing you know.

On Brett Favre: "I've been a Brett Favre fan for a long time and I'm sure as he looks back on the game (NFC Championship) that we had a chance to play last year- I made the comment after the ball game, "Remember Me." Well, I'm sure he remembers me and I'm sure he remembers all of us (the Saints defense.)"

On the Saints physical style against the Vikings: "Our guys played very physical. I played quarterback too and when the quarterback is worried more about defending himself, you've got a chance of getting the football and we did that game."

On the Vikings six turnovers: "Not only Brett (Favre), we stripped receivers, we stripped running backs. They (the Vikings) put the ball on the ground six times via fumbles in that game. We recovered an awful lot of them and, you know what, we needed every single one of them."

On the "Me" generation: "That's (creating turnovers) is how you have a chance to win the game. I get sick and tired of this "me generation." This me, me,me, me, me. You've got to do it with a team and Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis have done a great job, way before I got here, of establishing a good team in that locker room."

On difficult people: "I get way too much credit for X's and O's. My specialty is dealing with people and especially difficult people. And, what I try to do is speed up the game, make the game tougher, make the game nastier."