Saints defense getting ready for Warner

By Jason Belk - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The New Orleans Saints defense is getting ready for a quarterback, who even at the age of 38, is playing some of the best football of his career.

Kurt Warner torched the Green Bay Packers secondary last week for 379 yards and 5 touchdowns, while only throwing four incompletions.

The Saints secondary has been focused all week on slowing the former two-time MVP down this Saturday.

"He's a guy that you know where he's going to be in the pocket. But while he's in the pocket, he can still make all of the throws. So you want to get in his face and make him make decisions quicker than he'd like to make," said safety Darren Sharper.

For the Saints to advance to the NFC Championship, slowing Warner down is going to key.

"I've played against him a couple of times. And I know what he likes to do. He's a smart quarterback. But it's always a chess match," said Sharper.

Kick-off for the Saints and Cardinals is set for this Saturday at 3:30.

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