Williams is promising a very physical game when the Saints play the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL season opener in September. The defensive coordinator singled out Favre: "We have to send messages to every offense about how physical it's going to be when they play us. Those messages are out there, starting with No. 4," he said, alluding to Favre's jersey number.
Vikings players, specifically defensive end Jared Allen, shrugged off Williams' comments.
"Those are just meathead comments. You know what, it is what it is. People trying to get their team fired up," Allen said. "At the end of the day people are going to talk with their pads and we'll see how things happen down in New Orleans."
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