Aug 11, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New Orleans Saints center Marcus Henry (61) at the line of scrimmage during a during a preseason NFL against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
For the majority of Saints fans throughout the Who Dat Nation, yesterday was like Christmas morning; because they simply couldn’t wait to see what was in store for 2016.
The New Orleans Saints took the field for the first time since their 20-17 defeat of the Atlanta Falcons in Week #17 of 2015, and looked like a completely new team with over 40% of the roster being new faces.
However the first snap of the game involved two familiar faces, with Brees hitting WR Brandin Cooks for 37 yards.
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Though the game also included new faces like TommyLee Lewis, De’vante Harris, and Craig Robertson, we still saw a combination of some big mistakes and great plays, made by veteran players that led to last year’s 7-9 finish.
Saints head coach Sean Payton’s first comments included his disappointment from turnovers (4), and penalties (9), though he gave his team credit for effort and energy.
But it seemed as if Sean expected more out of his guys, and that he will continue to expect nothing but the best.
Nevertheless, there were more than a few positives that came out of last night’s loss, and here are my 5 observations from last night’s contest.
Starting with this one…..
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