Washington Redskins: The New Orleans Saints Have Started Preparing For Week 1's Match-up

By Emmanual Benton

On September 9th the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints will kickoff their season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in a match-up that has previously been highly competitive.

Of course, the Saints went through a lot of turmoil this off-season with the bounty scandal that led NFL commissioner  Roger Goodell to lay the hammer on their team. Not only is New Orleans’ head coach – Sean Peyton suspended for the season, but the interim coach – Joe Vitt is suspended for the first 6 games of the season.

Vitt is still uncertain on who will replace him during his time away from the team – “We’re in the process of evaluating this team,” he said. “We’re in the process of making sure we’re putting the right people in the right places and getting the proper number or reps. The time will come for (general manager) Mickey (Loomis) and (owner) Mr. (Tom) Benson to call me in and even ask my opinion on such a move, but that time has not come yet.”

The Saints realize the season is drawing near and on Monday they began preparing for their Week 1 match-up against the Redskins. Brees said in his presser today that it’s appropriate to prepare for the Redskins now, since Coach Vitt will be out of the building in a week and a half.

If you’re wondering how they are preparing for Robert Griffin III, it was made known on Monday when backup quarterback Chase Daniel played RGIII on scout team – even running a few option plays. Coach Vitt says the team started scouting Robert the week after Washington drafted him.

The Saints and Redskins seem to always facilitate great games and this match-up definitely doesn’t lack headline stories.

Emmanual Benton is a featured Washington Redskins columnist for Rantsports.com. If you enjoy talking Redskins and all things NFL, follow Emmanual on Twitter: 

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