CST Saints – 08/07/15

CST Saints – 08/07/15


♪♪>>>THE FIRST WEEK PLUS HERE IN SAINTS CAMP, WE HEARD AN AWFUL LOT OF PAYTON POSITIVITY FROM THE HEAD COACH. ON THIS FRIDAY, THAT TONE CHANGED QUITE A BIT. GOOD EVENING. I’M MIKE NABORS CONTINUING CST’S COVERAGE OF SAINTS TRAINING CAMP 2015. TODAY OF COURSE THE BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE, NOTABLE ABSENCES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FOOTBALL. ON OFFENSE, NO C.J. SPILLER, OR ARMSTEAD OR MOLITO AND ON DEFENSE, NO NIX. UNFORTUNATELY WE WEREN’T ABLE TO SHOOT ANY OF THE BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE AS THE SAINTS WOULDN’T ALLOW US TO TURN THE CAMERAS ON AT ALL. IF WE HAD, YOU WOULD HAVE SAW, WELL, A LOT OF SLOPPINESS, A LOT OF BAD SUBSTITUTIONS, GUYS LINING UP WRONG AND AS A RESULT, SEAN PAYTON NOT HAPPY AT ALL.>>WE’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE SUBSTITUTIONS BETTER. THAT’S ONE THING FOR SURE. THOSE ARE DETAIL THINGS AND THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WILL GET CORRECTED. WE GO OUT THERE TODAY, WE GOT 12, WE GOT 12, WE GOT 10. THAT’S GOT TO BE CLEANED UP. NO, NO, NO, THAT’S ALL OF IT. THAT’S NOT JUST PLAYERS. DON’T GET ME STARTED, ALL RIGHT? IT WILL GET CORRECTED.>>IT SEEMS LIKE YOU TELL THE SAME STORY EVERY YEAR. IT’S SLOPPY, I THINK GUYS ARE REALLY TRYING TO DO WELL, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THEY TELL YOU THIS IS JUST LIKE PRACTICE, IT JUST DOESN’T FEEL LIKE IT’S JUST PRACTICE.3éJF AS SOON AS YOU TAG IT WITH THE NAME SCRIMMAGE, I THINK GUYS ARE KIND OF AMPED UP A LITTLE BIT.>>WE WEREN’T AS SHARP AS WE NEED TO BE. I THINK THERE WERE SOME GOOD INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS AS WE WATCHED THE TAPE, ALL THAT STUFF WILL KIND OF SHOW ITSELF. BUT JUST SHOWS WE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO.>>DREW BREES AND THE ONES LOOKED GOOD IN THIS BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE. HE LED A TOUCHDOWN DRIVE. OUT OF THE FOUR QUARTERBACKS, GRIFFIN WAS THE ONLY QUARTERBACK NOT TO LEAD A TOUCHDOWN DRIVE. THE QUARTERBACK GETTING THE MOST ACTION, HOW ABOUT THE NEWBIE, GARRETT GRAYSON. HE HAD HIS UPS LEADING A TOUCHDOWN DRIVE BUT ALSO HAD HIS DOWNS, AN INTERCEPTION ON TO BACKUP SAFETY. A TYPICAL FIRST SCRIMMAGE FOR THE FIRST YEAR SIGNAL CALLER.>>LIKE ANY YOUNG QUARTERBACK THERE’S GOING TO BE STRUGGLES. HE HAS A LOT THROWN AT HIM AT THIS POINT, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE OFFENSE AND ALL THAT WE’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION. YOU GOT A LOT RUNNING THROUGH YOUR MIND. OVERALL I THOUGHT HE HANDLED IT WELL.>>THE ROOK WILL CONTINUE TO LEARN FROM STARS IN TODAY’S BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE. HOW ABOUT BEN WATSON WHO CONTINUES TO HAVE A GREAT CAMP. MARK INGRAM, SOLID RUNS AND HE REALLY SHOWED OFF HIS WHOLE RESUME CATCHING A TOUCHDOWN PASS AS WELL. WE CAN’T LEAVE OUT THE VETERAN WIDE RECEIVER, MARQUES COLSTON. HE’S GETTING MORE AND MORE COMFORTABLE EACH AND EVERY PRACTICE, TODAY CATCHING A TOUCHDOWN FROM DREW BREES.>>I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET MORE AND MORE TEAM REPS AND OBVIOUSLY IT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN JUST RUNNING ROUTES ON AIR. SO TIMING IS COMING BACK AND CONDITIONING IS GETTING WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.>>PROGRESS HAS BEEN STEADY. WE HAVE BEEN SMART AND THE WEIGHT’S RIGHT WHERE WE WANT IT. I THINK HIS CONDITIONING LEVEL’S GOOD. HE GOT SOME WORK TODAY. THAT WAS THE PLAN. AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO BE SMART AS WE WORK THROUGH THIS.>>IT’S QUIET OUT HERE NOW BUT IF YOU WERE HERE A COUPLE HOURS AGO YOU WOULD HAVE HEARD AN AWFUL LOT FROM ROB RYAN. WE WILL KEEP THIS A FAMILY SHOW SO I CAN’T PASS ON WHAT HE WAS SAYING, BUT HE WASN’T HAPPY WITH HIS SAFETIES, ESPECIALLY MANY OF THE YOUNG PLAYERS WHO WEREN’T LINING UP CORRECTLY. OF COURSE, THIS SAINTS DEFENSE HAS ANOTHER SET OF EYES THIS YEAR, A DIFFERENT HIERARCHY, SO TO SPEAK. ROB RYAN IS THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR BUT DENNIS ALLEN IS SENIOR ASSISTANT, TWO GUYS WORKING TOGETHER TO TRY TO TURN THIS UNIT AROUND FROM AN AWFUL 2014 CAMPAIGN.>>THEY DEAL WITH THE DEFENSE IN SUCH A DIFFERENT WAY, THEY GIVE YOU TWO DIFFERENT ANGLES OF LOOKING AT THINGS. THIS WILL DO NOTHING BUT MAKE US A BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER DEFENSE.>>THE PLAYERS LIKE THE POTENTIAL OF ROB RYAN AND DENNIS ALLEN WORKING TOGETHER. A PARTNERSHIP WHICH IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF SEAN PAYTON WHO DIDN’T HESITATE TO BRING IN HIS FORMER ASSISTANT WHEN HE WAS LET GO IN OAKLAND LAST SEASON.>>HE’S HAD EXPERIENCE WITH US BEFORE. HE WAS ON OUR EARLY STAFFS ALL THE WAY UP PAST THE SUPER BOWL SEASON. I THINK UP UNTIL ’11. SO THERE’S SOME EXPERIENCE THAT I HAD WITH HIM. I THINK IT’S BEEN OUTSTANDING.>>MY JOB IS TO BE AN ASSISTANT COACH. WHAT I’VE LEARNED AS A HEAD COACH, I UNDERSTAND A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT SEAN DEALS WITH ON A DAILY BASIS. SO I THINK IT’S MADE ME A BETTER ASSISTANT COACH. I KNOW WHAT MY JOB IS. MY JOB IS TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO HELP HIM TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO DO.>>UNLIKE ALLEN AND PAYTON, RYAN HAS NEVER BEEN A HEAD COACH AND SO FAR HASN’T SAID A LOT ABOUT ALLEN INDIVIDUALLY. HE SEEMS TO BE LOOKING AT HIS ADDITION AS PART OF A TEAM EFFORT ON THIS COACHING STAFF.>>WITH OUR WHOLE STAFF ON DEFENSE, YOU KNOW, WE’VE GOT SOME OUTSTANDING COACHES. WE WORK WELL TOGETHER. I THINK YOU’VE GOT DENNIS ALLEN, BILL JOHNSON, JOE VITT, GOOD GUYS. THIS IS A GREAT STAFF.>>IT’S A GOOD MATCHUP. THE BIGGEST THING ISH=2Eñ BOTH ARE COMMITTED TO WINNING. BOTH OF US ARE COMMITTED TO PUTTING OUR PLAYERS IN THE BEST POSITION TO HAVE SUCCESS. I THINK NEITHER ONE OF US HAVE SUCH AN EGO THAT THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF US DOING WHAT’S RIGHT.>>ON THE SURFACE, THE TWO COACHES APPEAR POLAR OPPOSITES. PAYTON HAS TERMED THEM. RYAN IS THE OUTSPOKEN REBEL WHILE ALLEN COMES ACROSS AS STRAIGHT-LACED BUT MAYBE LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING.>>YOU GUYS SEEM TO PORTRAY ME AS A STICK IN THE MUD.>>THAT’S WHAT I’M ASKING YOU.>>WE WERE GOING TO HAVE HIM CUT HIS HAIR AND ME GROW MINE OUT. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT WOULD WORK.>>THEY ARE DEFINITELY TWO DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES, FOR SURE. COMING UP NEXT IN OUR CST SHOW, OUR DAILY CAMP COUNSELOR. WE HAVE A GOOD ONE. NATIONAL WRITER FOR THE BLEACHER REPO>>>OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES IN A SEGMENT WE ALWAYS ENJOY, OUR DAILY CAMP COUNSELOR. WE BRING IN KIND OF ANOTHER SET OF EYES TO COUNSEL US ON THE SAINTS. TODAY’S GUEST, COUNSELOR MIKE TANNIER, NFL LEAD WRITER FOR BLEACHER REPORT. I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.>>THAT’S GREAT. I’M WORKING ON EVERYTHING EXCEPT MY TAN OUT HERE.>>YOU GOT TIME. IT’S KIND OF OVERCAST TODAY AND YOU HAVE TO HEAD OUT OF TOWN AFTER THIS. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS. YOU COVER THE WHOLE LEAGUE. WHAT’S THE NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THIS TEAM COMING OFF THE 7-9 YEAR?>>I THINK THE PEOPLE ARE FALLING ASLEEP ON THE SAINTS A LITTLE BIT. I HEARD SOME SHOCKING NEGATIVITY BUT I DON’T THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS TEAM HAS CHANGED ITS IDENTITY AND CHARACTER A LITTLE BIT. YOU CAN SEE IT REFLECTED ON WHAT WE HAVE SEEN ON THE FIELD THE LAST COUPLE DAYS.>>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DREW BREES, THE NATIONAL STORY WITH HIM IS HE HE DOESN’T HAVE THE ARM STRENGTH HE USED TO AND MAE BE ON THE DECLINE. WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THAT?>>TOM BRADY DOESN’T HAVE THE ARM STRENGTH ANYMORE AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR. AGAIN, IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT CHARACTER OF THE TEAM THIS YEAR. YOU MIGHT SEE MORE RUNNING THE BALL, MORE SHORT PASSING COME IN. DREW BREES THE LAST COUPLE YEARS HAS BEEN DOING IT A LOT WITH HIS OFF-SPEED PITCH. I THINK YOU WILL SEE MORE OF THAT. THIS TEAM CAN WIN EFFECTIVELY WITH THAT.>>THE NFC SOUTH IS AN UNPREDICTABLE DIVISION EACH YEAR. FOR AWHILE WHOEVER FINISHED LAST WOULD BE FIRST THE NEXT YEAR AND VICE VERSA. TAMPA BAY STILL REBUILDING. ATLANTA IS GETTING OLDER. CAROLINA IS ALWAYS KIND OF THE WILD CARD. WHERE DO YOU SEE THE SAINTS?>>I THINK THEY DID THE RIGHT THING IN THE OFFSEASON. THEY DID NOT LOOK AT THEIR SALARY CAP SITUATION AND SAY LET’S SIT ON WHAT WE HAVE AND SIT ON — PUT EVERYTHING ON DREW BREES AND JIMMY GRAHAM. BRINGING IN BRANDON BROWNER, DRAFTING FOR DEFENSE, MAKING SOME OF THE CHANGES, BRINGING IN ELLERBE WHO WE HAVEN’T SEEN A LOT YET, THAT CHANGES THE COMPLEXION AND CHARACTER.>>AS AN NFL WRITER GOING AROUND THE LEAGUE, YOU KNOW HOW THE RUNNING BACK POSITION HAS CHANGED AND EVOLVED IN A DIFFERENT WAY THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. MARK INGRAM GETS THE BIG CONTRACT IN THE OFFSEASON, RUSHED FOR OVER 1,000 YARDS A YEAR AGO IF HE WOULD HAVE STAYED HEALTHY. HE’S HAVING A GOOD CAMP. IT’S EARLY SO FAR. WHERE DO YOU SEE HIM IN TERMS OF WHERE HE RANKS AMONG ALL NFL RUNNING BACKS? SEEMS LIKE HE’S GAINING GROUND A LITTLE BIT.>>I THINK HE’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE UNDERRATED BECAUSE IN THIS SYSTEM THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A COMMITTEE, A ROTATION. I THINK WE WILL SEE SPILLER DOING A LOT AND ROBINSON DOING A LOT OF THINGS. THAT SAID, THERE’S GOING TO BE A ROLE ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR. I KNOW THERE WAS LAST YEAR, FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THAT TRADITIONAL GRINDER, SOMEONE WHO WILL TAKE 20 CARRIES OFF-TACKLE. THAT WILL BE INGRAHAM’S ROLE. THAT’S SOMETHING HE CAN ABSOLUTELY EXCEL AT.>>I’M ASKING EVERY GUEST THIS. A LOT OF IFS FOR THIS TEAM, MORE THAN WE HAVE SEEN SINCE SEAN PAYTON’S FIRST YEAR ON THE JOB. WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE IFS FOR THE SAINTS, WHAT’S THE ONE THAT REALLY HAS TO GO THEIR WAY FOR THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL?>>I THINK IF THIS NEW SECONDARY GELS AND STAYS TOGETHER. YOU GET THIS BRANDON BROWNER, KEENAN LEWIS SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE THE SEAHAWKS VERSION OF THE CORNERBACK, THAT COMES IN, THAT TAKES AWAY A WEAKNESS. IT’S BEEN A WEAKNESS THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. THEN THINGS THAT HAPPEN ON OFFENSE, EVERYTHING GETS EASIER. YOU’RE NOT WORRIED ABOUT PLAYING CATCHUP AND THROWING THE BALL 50 TIMES A GAME. THAT PUTS DREW BREES BACK IN HIS COMFORT ELEMENT AND CHANGES THE WHOLE COMPLEXION OF THE TEAM.>>ARE THEY A PLAYOFF TEAM?>>I HAVE THEM AS A PLAYOFF TEAM. YOU CAN’T UNDERESTIMATE DREW BREES IN THAT SITUATION.>>I ENJOY THE PERSPECTIVE. COMING UP NEXT, THE CENTRAL AND MAYBE LOUDEST FIGURE AT TODAY’S SCRIMMAGE, DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR ROB >>>WELCOME BACK TO OUR COVERAGE OF SAINTS TRAINING CAMP HERE IN WEST VIRGINIA. OUR FINAL SEGMENT, WE OF COURSE FEATURE THE QUOTE OF THE DAY. TODAY’S BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE, ROB RYAN, A CENTRAL FIGURE, IF YOU WERE A FAN OR MEMBER OF THE MEDIA YOU COULD HEAR HIM. IF YOU WERE A PLAYER YOU COULD REALLY HEAR HIM. I HAD TO ASK DEFENSIVE BACK BRANDON BROWNER WHAT DID YOU HEAR?>>YOU HEARD HIM. HE’S INTENSE.>>COME ON, I DEALT WITH GREG WILLIAMS A COUPLE YEARS BACK, MY ROOKIE YEAR. I DIDN’T THINK OTHER THAN THAT, YOU GET USED TO IT. SPAGS WASN’T A CURSER LIKE THAT. SPAGS SCARED ME. HE INTERNALIZED EVERYTHING AND THEN WOULD LET IT GO.>>CAM JORDAN ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. THAT WRAPS UP THIS SHOW FROM WEST VIRGINIA. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR CAMP COUNSELOR. SEE YOU AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.

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