NEW ORLEANS -- For the most part, the Saints and Dolphins were respectful of one another following New Orleans’ 38-17 drubbing of Miami on “Monday Night Football.” But there was one wild card in the Saints' locker room.
Outspoken New Orleans linebacker Junior Galette took Miami’s offensive line to task after the Saints registered four sacks and forced four turnovers. Galette had a sack and second-half hit on Ryan Tannehill's arm that forced one of his three interceptions.
Apparently, that was enough for Galette to rip Miami's offensive linemen afterward.
“We got some turnovers and got the offense going and just fueled off each other,” Galette told Saints reporters Monday night. “Up front we just kept taking advantage of their weak tackles and their inside guys. I wish we could play them again so we could tee off on them again.”
But Galette did not stop there.
“It was a nice win, but I don’t think that team was as good as everybody was saying,” he said. “We just abused their offensive line all game.”
According to Galette, the Dolphins (3-1) were “talking so much trash while we were up by 25.” That may have had something to due with his postgame comments.
Although Galette may have embellished a bit, the Saints did win the battle in the trenches. That is becoming a disturbing trend for Miami's offense. The Dolphins have allowed more quarterback sacks (18) than any other team, and that has to change sooner rather than later.