Found November 10, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has made it clear that he’s ready to get off the “pitch count” that his coaches have put him on, so he can make a bigger impact by being on the field more. “I told him he needs to take that pitch count off me, ASAP,” Vilma told USA TODAY Sports on Friday. “I’m ready to go. I’m always ready to go.” Vilma was on the field for 84 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps against the Broncos, but interim head coach Joe Vitt like that was too heavy of a workload. “Really, last week was like his third preseason game,” Vitt said. “Now Jonathan Vilma moved better in the game last week. He’s getting his conditioning. Really, his legs feel good. It’s all about angles and timing.” Vitt feels like Vitt is ready to have his best game of the season on Sunday. “He expects and we expect he will have one of his better games of the year this week, which we’re going to need,” Vitt said.   var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
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