Thursday, November 25, 2010

Malcolm, I need that ball. Get me the ball.

The New Orleans Saints season might very well have been saved by the heady play of defensive back Malcolm Jenkins. After squandering a 17-0 lead, the Saints found themselves down 27-23 late in the 4th quarter with the Cowboys facing a crucial 3rd and 6 from their own 42. Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna hit a wide open Roy Williams in stride and Williams took the ball all the way inside the Saints 15. Enter Malcolm Jenkins, the Saints 2009 first round draft pick out of Ohio State. It was like something out of a movie. In fact, it was pretty much straight out of The Replacements. Jenkins was able to chase down Williams and rip the ball out of his hands a la Danny Bateman giving the Saints the ball and totally swining the momentum of the game.

Danny, get me the ball

Malcolm Jenkins saves the Saints

If Jenkins doesn't make this play, the Cowboys are looking at a first and ten inside the 15 with about 3 minutes to go and a 4 point lead. At WORST, they come away from this drive up 7. Instead they get no points, lose possession and Brees takes the Saints the length of the field and the Saints come away with a big win. WHO DAT indeed.

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