THOUSAND OAKS – NFL playoff trash-talking is underway, in Week 10. The Rams want to see New Orleans again, and cornerback Marcus Peters really wants to greet Saints Coach Sean Payton.
“Tell Sean Payton to keep talking that (stuff),” Peters said after Thursday’s practice. “We’re going to see him soon. You feel me? Because I like what he was saying on the sidelines, too. So tell him to keep talking that (expletive), and I hope you see me soon. We’re going to have a nice little bowl of gumbo together.”
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In an entertaining, showcase game last Sunday, the Saints beat the Rams 45-35 and New Orleans receiver Michael Thomas topped 200 yards, the majority of which came in matchups with Peters. The Saints clinched that game with a 72-yard touchdown, a play on which Thomas beat Peters deep.
“They were going to travel Marcus (in coverage) to him, and that was fine by us,” Payton said. “We thought we liked that matchup. A lot.”
Payton apparently wasn’t alone. After the game, Thomas told reporters, “I liked the matchup. I was telling Sean all week, ‘This isn’t a matchup I don’t like.’”
It seems Peters only heard about Payton’s comments, and didn’t sit particularly well with him, and perhaps other Rams. As Peters issued his boxing-promoter challenge to Payton, teammates and neighboring lockers – who usually ignore others’ interviews – perked up, turned their heads toward Peters and nodded and grinned.
So, look out for that Rams-Saints playoff rematch in January, but first the Rams have to finish out the regular season strong. That starts with Sunday’s game against Seattle at the Coliseum, and the Rams will need better defense than they played against the Saints, and that starts with Peters.
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