Dick Nolan, Maryland '54, has suspended Joe Campbell, Marlyand '77, for a week without pay and if you deduce the Saints ain't marchin' in step, you got it.
Campbell, the Terp defensive end drafted No. 1 by New Orleans three years ago and currently relegated to special teams and short-yardage-situation linebacker, got into a scuffle on the field during the third quarter Sunday as the Saints fell to Buffaloe, 35-26, and sank to 0-3. He argued with officials, shook off sideline attempts by teammates and coaches to calm him, then when sent back in, drew a 15-yard face mask call.
"We're just tired of that," Nolan said.
Nolan also is near the end of the rope with fullback Tony Galbreath, who walked out of training camp and held out through most of the exhibition season seeking greater remuneration -- a big loan, anyway -- based on his great 1979 season rushing, receiving, and blocking for 1,179-yard runner Chuck Muncie. Sunday, the Saints mustered all of 38 yards on the ground -- a net of two yards on six carries by Galbreath, who opened the campaign by totaling three yards on six runs against Chicago and has a season total of 35 on 21 rushes. Against the Bills, Nolan allowed, "I know this: Chuck ran hard, but he got nothing." Did Galbreath run hard? Nolan sat stonefaced and did not reply. And did Muncie get his customary lead blocking? On "some occasions," the coach said, no.