Saints remain defiant after post-bounty loss

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 10, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Tracy Porter #22 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with teamates Malcolm Jenkins #27 and Scott Shanle # 58 after retuning a interception for touchdown against of the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
New Orleans defensive captain Malcolm Jenkins says he appreciates that the Saints did nothing to change the minds of those who suspect the bounty scandal and related suspensions will derail their season. He also points out that previous playoff seasons included setbacks that looked a lot like their sloppy, out-of-synch, penalty-ridden loss to Washington in Sunday's season opener. Jenkins says the reality of the NFL is that most teams lose at some point. He says he'd rather lose early, so the Saints can find out what they're about, identify weaknesses and correct them. Interim head coach Aaron Kromer says some players tried to do too much against the Redskins, and need to trust their teammates and focus on their own assignments heading into next Sunday's game at Carolina.
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