Found December 23, 2011 on Blogging Dirty:
This week we had a chance to talk with Andrew Juge of Saints – Nation. Who was kind enough to have a sit down with us to discuss the upcoming NFC South battle between the Falcons and Saints. Be sure to check out Saints Nation and follow them on Twitter. BD – The Saints are looking pretty darn good right now. What if anything has changed about your team, since the first time we met up 6 weeks ago? SN – I’d say Brees has caught fire and he’s operating on an even higher level of efficiency. He’s had no picks in 5 straight games now, so the offense is gaining tons of yards and scoring in bunches. He’s currently in that “zone” you’ll see elite quarterbacks get in sometimes where they just can’t be stopped. … [visit site to read more] Falcons vs Saints – A Q&A With Saints Nation - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - An Atlanta Falcons Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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