SaintsTonight – 2017 Week 02

SaintsTonight – 2017 Week 02


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BY LOUISIANA CAT YOU’RE WATCHING CST. ♪♪>>>HI. WELCOME TO “SAINTS TONIGHT.” IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US HERE AND GREAT TO HAVE THESE TWO NEXT TO ME. WITH SCOTT SHANLE AND DEUCE McCALLISTER, WELCOME BACK. I’M VICTOR HOWELL. MAKE NEIGHBORS WILL JOIN US WITH REPORTS FOLLOWING THE LOSS TO THE PATRIOTS. THERE’S A LOT TO TALK ABOUT. THERE’S A LOT OF FOOTBALL TO BE PLAYED. WE’RE ONLY TWO WEEKS INTO THE SEASON. THE SAINTS ARE 0-2 AGAIN. AND HAVEN’T LOOKED COMPETITIVE IN EITHER GAME. BEFORE WE DIVE INTO EVERYTHING, DEUCE, I’LL START WITH YOU, THIS IS OUR FIRST CANNES TO SEE THIS YEAR, ON A SCALE FROM 1 TO 10 WITH 10 BEING BLOW EVERYTHING UP BECAUSE OF PANIC MODE BECAUSE YOU’VE SEEN EVERY PLAY, YOU CALLED IT, WHERE IS YOUR LEVEL OF CONCERN AFTER WHAT SEEN FROM THE SAINTS?>>I WOULD PROBABLY PUT IT A 6 OR 7. THERE’S REASON FOR CONCERN. A LOT DEPENDS ON YOU’RE MAKING MISTAKES YOU SHOULDN’T AND MAKING THEM FROM VETERAN GUYS. THAT’S ONE THING YOU HADN’T SEEN WHETHER IT WAS THE OFF OR PRESEASON. WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT FROM A STANDPOINT OF GUYS CAN, I’VE SIMPLIFIED IT FOR YOU. TRIED TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU AND YOU’RE STILL NOT GETTING A SPANS, THAT GIVES CAN YOU REASON FOR CONCERN. >>SCOTT, YOU’RE NODDING YOUR HEAD. SAME FEELING FOR YOU?>>6 OR 7 JUST LIKE THE SAINTS SECONDARY, THE SEASON IS YOUNG. THERE’S A LOT OF SEASON TO BE PLAYED. IT’S THE WAY THEY SET UP THE SCHEDULE. YOU’VE GOT PLAY THE GAMES. YOU GO ON THE ROUGH AGAINST A TOUGH MINNESOTA TEAM. HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT. YOUR CHANCE TO GET BACK ON TRACK AGAINST PROBABLY THE GREATEST QUARTERBACK OF ALL TIME. THAT’S NOT EASY BUT WE’LL SEE IF THEY CAN GET BACK ON TRACK. >>THEY GET READY TO GO TO CAROLINA AND OVERSEAS. LET’S TAKE YOU BACK TO THE SUPERDOME AND SHOW YOU HOW THINGS DEVELOPED WITH AFTERNOON WITH THE PATRIOTS IN TOWN. WE KNEW SOMETHING HAD TO GIVE. THE PATRIOTS HAD A FEW EXTRA DAYS TO GET READY AFTER THE THURSDAY LOSS TO KANSAS CITY. 12 YARDS FOR THE COME COMPLETION ON THIRD AND FIVE. BRADY BACK TO PASS PEP FINDS GRONKOWSKI. NOW SECOND AND EIGHT. AT THE 42. HERE COMES BRANDON ON THE END AROUND. HE GETS A QUICK 13 YARDS ON THE SWEEP. IT’S ANOTHER FIRST DOWN. FIRST AND TEN FROM THE 19. THEY CONVERT IT. OF 19 YARDS ON THE COMPLETION. HE GETS BEHIND THE DEFENSE. THE EXTRA POINT WOULD HIT THE UPRIGHTS. NO GOOD. NEW ENGLAND HAS A 6-0 LEAD. SAINTS HAVE A CHANCE TO ANSWER. FIRST AND TEN FROM THE NEW ENGLAND 47. BREES TO TOMMY LEE LEWIS. NO WHITE JERSEYS WITHIN FIVE YARDS. A 16-YARD GAIN AND FIRST DOWN. FIRST AND TEN FROM THE 31. INGRAM OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. A GAIN OF ONE YARD. SECOND AND NINE NOW. INGRAM OUT, PETERSON IN. ADRIAN PETERSON, JUST TWO-YARD GAIN. IT’S FOURTH AND SEVEN FROM THE 2. BRING IN WILL LUTZ. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS SO FAR. HE WAS IN MINNEAPOLIS. THIS IS TRUE FROM 46 YARDS. THE SAINTS CUT THE DEFICIT IN HALF. 6-3 NEW ENGLAND. ANOTHER THIRD DOWN FOR THE PATRIOTS. STARTING TO SMELL A THEME HERE? FIVE FOR FIVE. BRADY WITH THE PUMP FAKE. BUYS TIME. THROWS UP TO GRONKOWSKI. IT TURNS INTO A 53-YARD TOUCHDOWN. AND IT’S 13-3, A BACK BREAKING MOMENT WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE BRADY WAS IN TROUBLE AND GRONKOWSKI CONVERTS. BRADY TO CHRIS HOGAN. FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER HE’S THROWN THREE TOUCHDOWNS IN THE FIRST FOUR. THINK ABOUT HIS CAREER. THE FIRST TIME WE’VE SEEN IT. IT’S 20-3. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS. THEY’RE TRYING TO PUT THIS THING TO BED. SECOND QUARTER. SAINTS COME BACK INTO IT. JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A LONG DAY. SECOND AND FIVE FROM THE 40. 3 YARDS. TALK ABOUT HOW YOU CAN USE HIM FROM THE BACKFIELD. KAMARA DOES THE 38. THIRD AND FOUR FROM THE FIVE. COLEMAN, LEFT SIDE OF THE END ZONE. TOUCHDOWN. DEFICIT NOW 20-10. TAKE ANOTHER LOOK. DEUCE, WHAT DID YOU SEE HERE? WAS IT A PICK?>>THEY RAN THE PICK PLAY. SO IT WAS SAINTS COME BACK WITH THEIR VERSION OF THE PICK PLAY, AS WELL.>>I HEARD YOU SAY ON THE BROADCAST, NEW ENGLAND DID IT, SAINTS CAN DO IT. WHATEVER IS GOOD FOR YOU IS GOOD FOR US. BRADY GETS SACKED HERE. NA GA HA FOR A LOSS OF SEVEN. >>NICE RUSH. NICE STIFF ARM WITH THE LEFT ARM TO KEEP SEPARATION. THAT’S WHAT THE SAINTS NEED MORE OF. PRESSURE ON THE QUARTERBACK MAKES THE JOB EASIER FOR THE YOUNG SECONDARY. >>NOW THE OFFENSE A CHANCE TO GET BACK ON THE FIELD AND CUT MORE INTO THE DEFICIT. THIRD DOWN AND EIGHT. BREES AND COLEMAN, GOOD FOR 42 YARDS. COLEMAN FIGHTS HIS WAY DOWN THE FIELD. THE DRIVE WOULD STALL. ON FOURTH AND EIGHT, WILL LUTZ, 34-YARD FIELD GOAL. HOLD ON A SECOND. IT’S AN OFFSIDES. DO YOU TAKE POINTS OFF THE BOARD? GUESS WHAT. SEAN PAYTON IS GOING TO. IMMEDIATELY THE TWITTER FEED BLOWS UP. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? ARE THEY GOING FOR IT? NOW YOU’RE GOING TO PLAY A LITTLE GAME WITH THEM. SO THE SAINTS KICK A FIELD GOAL. GET FIVE YARDS ONLY TO TRY TO DRAW AND GIVE UP THE FIVE YARDS BACK. THE PRESSURE WAS ON TO MAKE THIS DEAL. WILL LUTZ COME BACK OUT AND DOES IT AGAIN FROM 34. IT’S 20-13. PATRIOTS GET THE BALL BACK. FIRST AND TEN FROM THE 25. BRADY IN THE POCKET AGAIN. GRONKOWSKI OPEN ACROSS THE MIDDLE AGAIN. GOOD FOR 17 YARDS. SECOND AND THREE. GOING TO CHRIS HOGAN. LOOK HOW OPEN HE IS. HERE COMES A CAVALCADE OF BLACK JERSEYS ALL PLAYING CHASE. 27 YARDS ON THE GAIN. SECOND AND TEN FROM THE 24. BRANDON COOKES. SHORT ARMED BY BRADY. GOOD FOR 22 YARDS. WILL COOKES START SAYING BRADY’S ARM IS GETTING OLD. >>NEVER MIND. MICK GILLISLEE, NOW 27-13. THE PATRIOTS ARE MAKING THIS A COMFORTABLE LEAD. SECOND AND FOUR FROM THE 35. BREES, LOTS OF TIME. UNLOADS FROM MICHAEL THOMAS. GREAT CATCH. DROPS IT RIGHT INTO HIS HANDS. 33 YARDS ON THE RECEPTION. AND THE SAINTS ONCE AGAIN ARE MOVING. IT’S FOURTH AND THREE FROM THE 25. THEY’RE GOING FOR IT. BREES AND JUST DOESN’T CONNECT WITH GINN JUNIOR. THEY TURN IT OVER ON DOWNS. WHAT WILL THE PATRIOTS DO WITH IT? THEY HAVE TIME. FIRST AND 12 FROM THE 34. BRADY TO JAMES WHITE. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SAY BRADY FOR SIX YARDS. FOR TWO YARDS. SO FAR WE’VE TALKED ABOUT IT, 27, 19, 24, HOW ABOUT 23 TO JAMES WHITE. THEN BRADY TO HOGAN. THIS IS GOOD FOR 25 YARDS. AND METHODICALLY TEARING APART THE SAINTS DEFENSE. THIS IS HOW GOOD THEY ARE IN TIME MANAGEMENT. THIRD AND NINE, BRADY HITS THE DECK. WATCH IMMEDIATELY. OFF THE FIELD, HERE COMES THE FIELD GOAL UNIT. IT’S FOURTH DOWN. THEY HAVE TIME. THIS MUST BE THE SIGNAL TO GET ON THE FIELD. HERE THEY COME. GOSTKOWSKI LINES EVERYTHING UP. FOUR, THREE, TWO, THERE’S THE KICK. JUST LIKE THAT, PATRIOTS MAKE IT ONE POINT PER MINUTE IN THE FIRST HALF AND GO TO THE LOCKER ROOM, STEAMROLLING THE SAINTS’ DEFENSE. 30-13. NOW YOU HAVE TO WONDER IF THE SAINTS HAVE ANYTHING TO SHOW THEY CAN GET BACKING INTO THIS BALL GAME, DOWN 17 AT THE HALF AT HOME. >>WE GOT THIRD QUARTER. THIRD AND SEVEN FROM THE NEW ENGLAND 35. WEISS GETS INTO THE BACK FEED. BREES’S LONE SACK FOR THE DAY. HE LOSES EIGHT YARDS ON THE POSSESSION. SAINTS GET NOTHING OUT OF IT. NEW ENGLAND, BRADY BACK TO PASS ON THIRD AND NINE. VACCARO, HE’S BEEN THE SUBJECT OF TRADE RUMORS ALL WEEK LONG. WAIT. HE GETS THE INTERCEPTION. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT NOW, THEY CALL IT A PENALTY. YOU SEE HIM TUGGING ON THE JERSEY OF GRONKOWSKI. TALK ABOUT HIM BEING OPEN SO MUCH IN THE FIRST HALF. THE HOLDING NULLIFIES THE INTERCEPTION. LUTZ FROM 49 YARDS OUT. IT WAS THAT KIND OF QUARTER AND GAME. PATRIOTS STILL IN PLENTY OF CONTROL IN THE THIRD QUARTER. IN THE FOURTH, BREES BACK TO PASS. TO COLEMAN FOR 25 YARDS. WE’LL SHOW YOU THE ONE TOUCHDOWN THAT COMES LATER. FIRST AND GOAL FROM THE FOUR. FOR THE SAINTS, WAY TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. FOUR YARDS OUT FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. THAT’S HOW IT WRAPS UP. PATRIOTS IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THIS ONE FROM THE START. 36-20 IS THE FINAL SCORE. TOM BRADY THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER HE HAS THREE TOUCHDOWNS IN THE FIRST QUARTER. HE GOES 30 OF 39 FOR .447 WITH THE THREE TOUCHDOWNS. GRONKOWSKI ONE OF MANY THAT HAS SUCCESS ON THE RECEIVING END FOR THE PATRIOTS. REMEMBER WE TOLD YOU THEY HAD THREE HEALTHY WIDE RECEIVERS. THEY WENT TO THE TIGHT ENDS. GRONKOWSKI WITH SIX, HOGAN WITH FIVE, DORSETT WITH THREE. ALL ADDS UP TO A 36-20th PATRIOTS WIN AND 0-2 START AGAIN FOR THE SAINTS.>>THAT’S A DIFFICULT LOSS. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE A LOT OF THINGS YOU KNOW THAT WE LIKE WHEN WE WATCH THIS TAPE. YOU KNOW, THE GAME UNFOLDED IN A MANNER WHERE I JUST FINISHED AT THING THE PLAYERS YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT’S GOING TO GO, BUT CERTAINLY OFFENSIVELY, WE WEREN’T ABLE TO KEEP UP. WITH THE POINT, THE POINTS THAT NEW ENGLAND WAS SCORING. CREDIT THOSE GUYS. THEY DID A GREAT JOB OF EXECUTION. WE DIDN’T PLAY LIKE I FEEL WE’RE CAPABLE OF PLAYING. >>I KNOW YOU’RE TIRED OF THE 0-2 SITUATION. IS THERE ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS START COMPARED TO THE LAST FEW SEASONS. >>OUR D LINE IS COMING ALONG. AS FAR AS THE SECONDARY, NINE GUYS, TEN GUYS IN THE RIGHT POSITION AND ONE WON’T. THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO BREAK DOWN ON FILM. I CAN’T GIVE YOU EXACT DEFINITIONS WHERE WE HAVE TO GET BETTER AT, BUT I CAN SAY THAT THIS FIRST TWO WEEKS IS CLEARLY A PROCESS OF TWEAKING WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT RIGHT. >>LSU SAYS IT’S TELL THE TRUTH MONDAY WHETHER YOU WIN OR LOSE. WE SAW THE HIGHLIGHTS AND TALKED IT WOULD BE A TOUGH DAY. YOU WERE WATCHING EVERYTHING, BREAKING IT DOWN. NOW THAT WE’VE SEEN THE HIGHLIGHTS, YOUR THOUGHTS OF WHAT EVOLVED THIS AFTERNOON. >>TOO MANY MENTAL MISTAKES, TOO MANY ERRORS. NOT COMPLETING DRIVES WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT FROM AN OFFENSIVE STANDPOINT. HAVING CHANCES. HAVING OPPORTUNITIES. NOT BEING ON SAME PAGE AND SO YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE WORDS COMMENTS THEY LIKE TO USE IS TIME ON TASK. WELL, THEY’VE GOT TO GET MORE TIME ON TASK. WHETHER IT’S WALK-THROUGH, LOOKING AT IT ON THE VIDEO. YOU CAN’T HAVE THE MISTAKES THEY’RE HAVING CONSISTENTLY OVER AND OVER. THIS IS THE RESULT YOU’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET. >>YOU WENT TO MINNEAPOLIS ON MONDAY NIGHT AND HAD A QUARTERBACK WITH A HUGE NIGHT TO GET THE WIN. YOU KNOW COMING INTO THIS TOM BRADY WAS NOT THE SAME QUARTERBACK THEY FACED ONE WEEK AGO. WE TALKED ABOUT IT THIS MORNING. 53, 24, 27 IT, 38, 22, THOSE ARE ALL YARD ANDS ON COMPLETIONS. WHAT WAS FALLING APART ON THE SAINTS DEFENSE AND WHY WAS BRADY ABLE TO PICK IT APART IN THE FIRST HALF. >>YOU HEARD THE FRUSTRATION IN CAM’S VOICE THERE. HE SAID TEN GUYS ARE DOING THE JOB RIGHT. ONE ISN’T. THE ONE THING YOUNG PLAYERS DON’T UNDERSTAND TILL YEARS TWO, THREE AND FOUR IN THE NFL IS HOW CLOSE THIS GAME IS. HOW EACH AND EVERY SINGLE PLAY IS, HOW CLOSE IT IS. IT’S A GAME OF INCHES. IF YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN THE BALL, CONTAIN THE BALL. IF YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO PLAY OUTSIDE COVERAGE, PLACE THERE’S A REASON WHY. THOSE ARE CAUSING BREAK DOWNS IN THE DEFENSE. MINNESOTA TRIED TO ZONE THINGS UP TO PROTECT. NOW TODAY THEY TRY TO PLAY A MAN. SAME RESULT. THERE’S GOT TO BE FRUSTRATION WHEN THEY’RE TRYING TO CHANGE THINGS UP.>>YOU WERE ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS. IS THE TROUBLE WE SAW GRONKOWSKI, HE’S A BIG STRONG TIGHT END. TAKE US THROUGH WHAT YOU WERE SEEING WITH THIS MAN. IS THAT WHY IT WAS EASY FOR BRADY TO WAIT FOR THE MISMATCH?>>NEW ENGLAND WAS DOWN ON RECEIVERS AND BROUGHT IN A LOT OF REGULAR PERSONNEL. YOU’LL GET MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE ONLINE BACKERS AND SAFETIES. THERE ISN’T A LINEBACKER OR MANY SAFETIES WHO CAN COVER THIS GUY IN ONE-ON-ONE. YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM HELP. DO WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO DO TO MAKE SOMEBODY ELSE BEAT YOU. DON’T LET THE STAR PLAYER BEAT YOU. THAT’S DEMORALIZING TO THE TEAM.>>GOING IN A LITTLE BIT OF MOTION. BRADY HOLDINGTON IT, WAITING. HE’S GOT A COUPLE STEPS ON THE DEFENDER CARRYING GUYS DOWN THE FIELD. >>YOU LOOK AT THE SAINTS, THEY’RE TRYING TO BRING FIVE GUYS. WHEN YOU TAKE ANOTHER GUY AND ADD HIM TO THE RUSH, YOU HAVE ONE LESS GUY IN COVERAGE. THAT’S THE CHESS MATCH YOU HAVE TO PLAY WITHIN YOUR OWN SCHEME. >>DEUCE, AS YOU WERE WATCHING, KENNY VACCARO THE SUBJECT OF TRADE TALKS ALL WEEK. ALL OF A SUDDEN TEAMS START CALLING. YOU HEAR HIS NAME FLOATED. HE HAD THE CHALLENGE OF TRYING TO GUARD GRONKOWSKI FOR A WHILE. YOU SEE SECOND HALF OF THE GAME. HE WINDS UP LEAVING AND NEVER KOLS BACK ONTO THE FIELD. >>I HAVE TO LOOK AT THE FIRST SERIES BUT I THINK FROM THE FIRST SERIES ON, HE WASN’T EVEN IN. HE CAME IN ON THIRD DOWN I MEAN WHEN THEY RUN THE THREE SAFETY PACKAGES. AS FAR AS BASE DEFENSE, IT WAS BELL AND MARCUS WILLIAMS. JUST HADN’T SEEN IT FROM KENNY. YOU KNOW, UP TILL THE SUSPENSION LAST YEAR, HE WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE PLAYER PLAYING ON A PRO BOWL LEVEL. THESE FIRST TWO GAMES, CAN HE HASN’T LOOKED LIKE THE SAFETY THAT’S A PRO BROEL BOWL PLAYER. HE HAD A COUPLE WHERE HE WAS FILLING IN THE HOLES TODAY. ON A COUPLE OF THOSE ROUTES, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON GROUN GRONKOWSKI. HE CAN UNDERCUT A LOT OF THOSE ROUTES. ONE BECAUSE HE HAS SAFETY HELP AND TWO HE’S QUICKER THAN THEM. THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE TRIPLE MOVES THAT GRONK WILL BE ABLE TO RUN ON HIM WHERE HE’S GOING TO SHOW HIS ORIGINAL MOVE AND THEN RUN THE ROUTE. AND KENNY IS A GOOD ENOUGH PLAYER WHERE HE CAN UNDERCUT A LOT OF ROUTES. HE DID IT ONCE BUT GOT CALLED FOR HOLDING. YOU’RE NOT SEEING IT ENOUGH. >>SAINTS COULD HAVE USED BIG PLAYS TODAY. TO HIS CREDIT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A TOUGH AFTERNOON AND PROBABLY A LONG WEEK FOR HIM, HE SHARED SOME OF HIS THOUGHTS WITH MIKE NEIGHBORS. >>OBVIOUSLY YOU OBVIOUSLY YOU WANTED TO IMPROVE. HOW FRUSTRATING IS THE LOSS?>>IT WAS FRUSTRATING. WE KNEW. THEY HAVE AN EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE. AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE TO DO OUR COACH’S GAME PLAN. >>BEFORE THE GAME TRADE RUMORS INVOLVING YOU. WHEN YOU HEAR THAT, HOW ARE YOU AFFECTED BY THAT?>>YOU TRY TO BLOCK THEM OUT. AT THE SAME TIME, I’M ON THIS TEAM. UNTIL SOMETHING CHANGES THEN THAT’S WHEN YOU MAKE A MOVE. RIGHT NOW, I’M FOCUSED ON THE NEXT GAME AND FOCUSED ON MY GAME PLAN LAST NIGHT. ALL WEEK I’VE BEEN FOCUSED. I MEAN, THAT HAPPENS IN THIS LEAGUE.>>SURPRISE YOU HEAR THE RUMORS?>>NOTHING SURPRISES ME. ANYTIME THEY GET A CALL, THEY’RE GOING TO ASK WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE. NO PLAYER IS INDISPENSABLE EXCEPT FOR QUARTERBACKS AND CERTAIN PLAYERS ACROSS THE LEAGUE. I UNDERSTAND IT’S A BUSINESS. DOESN’T BOTHER ME. I THINK GUYS BLOCK IT OUT. PEOPLE ASK QUESTIONS. LIKE I’M STUDYING THE PATRIOTS AND I GET TEXTS. I GET TEXTS FROM PEOPLE SAYING HAVE YOU SEEN THIS. IT’S A LITTLE BIT I’VE DISTRACTIONS. YOU’VE GOT TO BLOCK IT OUT, BE A PRO. UNDERSTAND WE’RE TRYING TO WIN A GAME AND NOT WORRIED WHAT THE MEDIA IS PUTTING OUT THERE. >>YOU WEREN’T INVOLVED IN THE SECOND HALF AS THE FIRST. HOW FRUSTRATING WAS THAT?>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW WHY I GOT PUT OUT OF THE GAME. I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND. I’VE BEEN HERE FOR LAST FOUR YEARS. WE HADN’T PLAYED UP TO PAR ON DEFENSE. I UNDERSTAND HOW GOES. I’VE GOT TO BE BETTER. MY PREPARATION. GOT TO BE MORE CONSISTENT. LIKE I SAID AND THE GAME BEFORE, I HAD PLAYS THAT I WANTED TO GET BACK. THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN. AT THE SAME TIME, YEAH, I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THIS GAME WHAT HAPPENED AT ALL BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL THAT. AND GOT TO MOVE ON AND KEEP PUSHING.>KEN. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>MIKE, THANKS SO MUCH. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE BACKFIELD. OF THIS AFTERNOON, ADRIAN PETERSON HAD EIGHT CARRIES. WE’LL TALK TO OUR RUNNING BACK AND WELCOME BACK TO “SAINTS TONIGHT.” 36-20I THE PATRIOTS OVER THE SAINTS. I’M VICTOR HOWELL. OFFENSIVE BACKFIELD, TALK ABOUT ADRIAN PETERSON IN A MOMENT. I WAS LISTENING AS I LIKE TO DO WITH YOU AND JIM HENDERSON. THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE OCCASION IN THE SECOND QUARTER YOU EMPHASIZED MARK INGRAM NEEDING TO TRUST HIMSELF AND HIS SPEED. I WANTED TO GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN IT AND WHAT YOU WERE EMPHASIZING. YOU MENTIONED IT ONCE AND STARTED AGAIN AND AGAIN. YOU’RE SEEING SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO SEE MARK INGRAM DO. LED THE TEAM IN EIGHT CARRIES. WHY WERE YOU EMPHASIZING HE HAS TO TRUST HIMSELF?>>HOW THEY’RE PLAYING HIM. HE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUTSIDE EVEN THOUGH THE RUN PLAY IS DESIGNED TO HIT HIS INSIDE. HE CAN GET OUTSIDE. HE’S GOT TO TRUST HIS SPEED AND HIS EYES WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO HIM. BECAUSE A LOT OF THOSE D LINEMEN ARE TWO GAPPING HIM. THEY’RE WAITING THERE. IF HE CAN GET OUTSIDE. HE HAS TO MAKE SURE HE DOESN’T MAKE THE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN HOLD ON THAT PLAY. HE CAN GET OUTSIDE AND THREAT THAN DEFENSE FROM THE OUTSIDE. HE’S GOT TO TRUST IT. YOU CAN SEE WHEN HE GOES TO THE SIDELINE, HE’S SHAKING HIS HEAD LIKE MAN IT’S NOTHING THERE. IF A DEFENDER DOESN’T THINK YOU WILL GO OUTSIDE, THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE CLOG IT UP. JUST WAIT ON YOU BECAUSE EVENTUALLY, YOU’RE COMING WHERE THEY THINK YOU’LL GO ANYWAY. >>HE HAS TO GO.>>IF THEY’RE GOING TO TWO-GAP HIM, THEY’LL HOLD AND WAIT, HE HAS TO HIT IT INSIDE AND GET OUTSIDE AND THREAD THAT OUTSIDE. IF YOU ONLY GAIN FOUR TO FIVE YARDS, NOW THEY KNOW YOU WILL BOUNCE THE PLAY. THAT’S GOING TO MAKE THE DEFENDER KNOW HE HAS TO STAY AT HOME OR HE’S GOING TO LOSE CONTAINMENT. >>YOU’RE NODDING YOUR HEAD. WAITING FOR HIM AS OPPOSED TO LOSING HIM FROM THE OUTSIDE?>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU SEE THE TWO-BACK OR THREE-BACK SYSTEM IN THE NFL. THAT’S WHAT MAKE DEFENDING BACKS WITH DIFFERENT STYLES SO DIFFICULT. THEY GO TO THESE GUYS MORE SCATBACKS AND YOU HAVE TO BE LIGHT ON YOUR TOES. THAT MAKES IT TOUGH. MARK AS THE ABILITY TO BE BOLD. I DON’T THINK HE’S JUST A POWERBACK OR A SCATBACK. HE’S TOUGH TO DEFEND BECAUSE HE CAN DO BOTH. >>MARK PROBABLY KNOWN MORE AS A POWERBACK. 26 FOR ADRIAN PETERSON. MONDAY NIGHT SCOTT SHARED HIS THOUGHTS. DEUCE IS OUR FIRST TIME TO HAVE YOU ON THE SET. HOW ARE YOU SEEING PETERSON TRYING TO FIT INTO THE OFFENSE? WE ALL KNOW IT’S A PASS ORIENTED OFFENSE. WHEN YOU’RE DOWN 23 IN THE FIRST QUARTER, THE RUNNING PLAY GETS OUT ANYWAY. YOUR THOUGHTS. >>HIS FAVORITE PLAY LOOKS LIKE IT’S INSIDE ZONE AND POWER. THEY TRIED TO RUN A TOSS WITH HIM A COUPLE TIMES AND LIKE TO RUN THE OUTSIDE PLAY. FOR A.P., I LIKE HIS SHOULDERS GOING FORWARD AND HIM GETTING DOWNHILL. HE IS GOING TO HIT THE HOLE THERE. IT’S A SMALL CREASE. SO A.P. IS HITTING THE HOLE RIGHT NOW. THE ONE THING THAT AND LOOK, IT’S HARD FOR ME TO TALK TO A GUY THAT HAS OVER 10,000 YARDS. BUT THE THING THAT I WOULD LOVE FOR HIM TO DO IS JUST TO SLOW DOWN JUST A HAIR. I MEAN, BECAUSE IF YOU CAN ALLOW THOSE BLOCKS UP FRONT TO ACTUALLY DEVELOP AND HAPPEN, THEN IT’S GOING TO GIVE YOU THAT MILI SECOND YOU NEED TO SQUEEZE THROUGH. BUT LIKE I SAID, HE’S HAD SO MUCH SUCCESS DOING IT OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. LET’S SEEING IT FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW AND ANGLE. I MEAN, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID HE’S LOST A STEP. HE’S NOT AS EXPLOSIVE. LET HIM GET ON THE SECOND LEVEL. GET HIM UP TO THE SECOND LEVEL. IT’S BEEN TOUGH SLEDDING AND HASN’T BEEN THE A.P. OF OLD. I FEEL GOOD ABOUT HIM BEING ABLE TO CHIP AWAY AND KEEP HAMMERING AWAY SNEE WHAT HAS BEEN A CROWDED BACKFIELD FOR THE SAINTS, ALVIN KAMARA. HE’S A GUY THAT HE LIKED BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT INGRAM AND PETERSON. KAMARA CAN LINE UP AS A RECEIVER. WHEN YOU LOOKED AT HIS RECEIVING TODAY, HAD HE THREE CATCHES, 51 YARDS. DO YOU LIKE WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE OFFENSIVE SCHEME? HE GIVES BREES ANOTHER OPTION. >>SINCE THEY PICKED HIM, WE FELT THIS WAS A PERFECT FIT FOR HIM AS FAR AS WHAT THEY COULD DO WITH HIM IN THE OFFENSE AND THE OTHER P7#TF ONE BEING MARK INGRAM AND THEM ADDING PETERSON. IT’S INTERESTING THE ONE THING AND I’M GOING TO NIT-PICK WITH HIM, HE CAN’T ALLOW THE DEFENDERS TO KNOCK HIM OFF. BACK-TO-BACK WEEKS WHEN HE WAS RUNNING THE SCREEN OR TRYING TO RUN IN THE FLAT, HE’S GOTTEN KNOCKED OFF BY DEFENDERS. HE HAS TO UNDERSTAND THAT’S THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN SLOW HIM DOWN. THEY KNOW IF HE GETS INTO THE OPEN FIELD, HE’S A HARD COVER. WHEN HE’S FINDING HIS WAY THROUGH THE LINE, HE HAS TO MAKE SURE HE CAN BE CLEAN. TODAY THERE WAS A SCREEN PASS. THE DEFENSIVE END READ IT. HE READ THE TACKLE SET. HE’S GOT TO MAKE SURE HE CAN CLEAR HIM AND FIND DREW. IT’S NOT GOING TO BE DRAWN UP PERFECT. BUT IF YOU CAN GET INTO THE AREA WHERE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE, DREW WILL GET YOU THE BALL. >>SPEAKS WELL FOR WHAT HE DOES. HE HAD THE SECOND MOST TARGETS AS A RECEIVER. SEVEN. HAD THREE CATCHES TODAY FOR 51 YARDS. ONLY ONE RUSH OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. AFTERWARDS, MIKE NEIGHBORS HAD A CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH HIM. >>TALK ABOUT BUILDING OFF THE OPENER. HOW FRUSTRATING WAS THAT YOU COULDN’T GET THE RUNNING GAME GOING TODAY?>>I WOULDN’T SAY WE WERE FRUSTRATED. WE JUST HAD TO GET MORE THINGS GOING. LIKE I SAID, THINGS WE CAN CONTROL WE’VE GOT TO CONTROL THEM. SO LIKE I SAID, WE’RE GOING TO GET THE FILM WATCHED TOMORROW AND MAKE OUR CORRECTIONS AND MOVE ON. >>YOU CUT THE LEAD IN HALF WITH BRANDON’S TOUCHDOWN. YOUR 41 YARD GAIN OPENED THINGS UP. TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE THAT HAVE PLAY. >>IT WAS GOOD DIALED UP PLAY. WE KNEW WE WORKED AND KNEW WE HAD IT. DREW SIGNALED IT OUT TO ME. WE WERE ABLE TO GET THAT PLAY OFF. I FEEL LIKE IT WAS A BIG MOMENTUM PLAY BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO SCORE OFF THAT. JUST WORKING ON GETTING MORE OF THOSE CHUNK PLAYS WILL HELP OUR OFFENSE. WE’VE GOT THE WEAPONS TO DO IT, JUST GOT TO DO IT. >>YOU’VE HAD SUCH A GREAT CAMP. WHAT ARE YOU LEARNED THE FIRST TWO WEEKS TO CARRY YOU FORWARD TO YOU?>>A LOT OF THINGS. THE GAME MOVES FAST. YOU REALLY GOT TO BE LOCKED IN. EVERYWHERE. IT’S THE NFL. I MEAN, IT’S A LOT OF FOOTBALL TO BE PLAYED FROM QUARTER TO QUARTER. YOU GOT TO STAY LOCKED IN THE WHOLE TIME AND BE GOOD WITH YOUR EYES. YOUR FUNDAMENTALS AND DISCIPLINE. >>TEAM STARTED 0-2. THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME AROUND. TALK ABOUT HOW THE TEAM WILL TURN THINGS AROUND. >>THERE’S NO HEADS HANGING. EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO. WE’RE GOING TO GET IT DONE AND KEEP WORKING AND KEEP GETTING BETTER. NOBODY’S LOST HOPE. I FEEL LIKE EVERYBODY’S OPTIMISTIC FROM COACHES TO PLAYERS. I THINK WE ALL FEEL LIKE WE HAVE THE TOOLS TO GET IT DONE. WE’VE GOT TO CONTROL THE THINGS WE CAN CONTROL. >>APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. NUMBER 41 FOR THE SAINTS. HAD THE BIG 41-YARD GAIN IN THE FIRST HALF. LED TO THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN FOR THE SAINTS. BUT IT WASN’T ENOUGH. >>HERE ARE THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE FINAL SCORE, 36-2. IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG TILL YOU SEE THE 5, 5, 5 STAND OUT AT YOU. IT COMES BACK TO HOW EFFICIENT THEY WERE AT THE START OF THE GAME. FIVE POSSESSIONS, FOUR OF THEM WERE TOUCHDOWNS.>>THE SAINTS ALL THIS RUNNING THE BALL, TRYING TO GET THE RUNNING BACKS IN THE GAME IS THROWN OUT THE WINDOW. THEY DIG A HOLE SO EARLY IN THE GAME. BRADY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF MISMATCHES ALL OVER THE FIELD. GAME WAS NEVER CLOSE. >>DEUCE, 4 FOR 12 ON THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS. THEY’D LIKE TO STAY ON THE FIELD AND BE EFFICIENT. YOU SEE THE TIME OF POSSESSION SHOWS THE OFFENSE COULDN’T KEEP THINGS GOING WHEN THEY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY. >>THAT’S PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DISAPPOINTING THINGS. A UNIT PROBABLY AROUND 44, 45%, ALMOST 50% ON THIRD DOWN. TO BE WHERE THEY ARE AND THIS IS THE SECOND WEEK, THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WANT TO DO ON THIRD DOWN. ONE GUY THAT PROBABLY GOING INTO IT I DIDN’T THINK, I KNEW HE HAD A ROLE BUT NOT HAVING WILLY SNEAD IS PROBABLY HURTING THEM MORE THAN WE EVER THOUGHT. NOT ONLY THIRD DOWN BUT IN THE RED ZONE. THERE’S BEEN SOME MISCOMMUNICATION WITH SOME PLAYS THAT OTHER GUYS ARE RUNNING THAT YOU CAN TELL THEY’RE NOT COMFORTABLE YET. >>YOU MENTIONED HIM. HE’LL BE OUT ONE MORE GAME. WE SHOULD SEE HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN THE SAINTS FACE MIAMI. ONE OF THOSE THAT HAS A CHANCE TO STEP UP BRANDON COLEMAN. TARGETED SIX TIMES. FOUR CATCHES. 82 YARDS. ONE OF THE TWO TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS. MIKE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM. >>HOW FRUSTRATING IS IT TO START 0-2 AGAIN?>>IT’S FRUSTRATING. THIS IS A NEW SEASON. I’M NOT COMPARING IT TO LAST SEASON EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT SEEN WE SHOULD BE FRUSTRATED. I’M ENCOURAGED. THE SEASON IS STILL EARLY. I’M BEING OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IT. >>YOU HAD A GREAT GAME. YOUR TOUCHDOWN PASS CUT THE LEAD IN HALF. >>IT WAS A PLAY WE REPRESENTED IN PRACTICE. >>LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR OPPORTUNITIES. 80 YARDS RECEIVING. TALK ABOUT YOUR OFFENSE GETTING MORE CHANCES.>>COMES DOWN TO MAKING THE MOST OF MY OPPORTUNITIES. I’M TRYING TO PUT MY TEAM IN THE POSITION TO WIN. >>WHERE DOES THE TEAM GO FROM HERE?>>CAROLINA AND THEN WE GO TO LONDON. >>PRETTY SIMPLE FOR BRANDON. AVERAGED OVER 20 YARDS A CARRY. BACK TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIOS.>>WE’LL TAKE ANOTHER QUICK TIME-OUT. WHEN WE COME BACK, AS HE ALWAYS DOES, DREW BREES STOPS TO TALK TO MIKE. WHERE THE TEAM GOES FROM HERE TO FIND THE FIRST WIN. CA WITH THE PATRIOTS SCORING ON FIVE OF THEIR FIRST POSSESSIONS YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT THE ORIGINAL PLAYBOOK FOR THE SAINTS IN THIS GAME PRETTY MUCH GOT TOSSED OUT OF THE WINDOW. THAT MEANT MORE FELL ON THE SHOULDERS OF BREES TO TRY TO GET THEM BACK IN THE BALL GAME. IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO HELP THE BLACK AND GOLD GET A WIN TODAY. 27 OF 45. 356 YARDS AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS. DREW BREES STOPPED BY AFTERWARDS TO TALK TO OUR SAINTS INSIDER MIKE NEIGHBORS. >>DREW BREES JOINS US AFTER GAME TWO OF THE SEASON. YOU WANTED TO BUILD OFF THE OPENER. HOW FRUSTRATING IS IT NOT TO DO IT HERE AGAINST NEW ENGLAND?>>IT’S FRUSTRATING. BECAUSE YOU WANT TO — YOU GOT TO FIND A WAY TO WIN. EVERY GAME IS SO IMPORTANT. AND YOU KNOW, I THINK JUST THE FACT THAT I KNOW THAT WE’RE MUCH BETTER THAN THE WAY THINGS HAVE GONE. I KNOW OFFENSIVELY, THERE’S BEEN MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN THESE FIRST TWO GAMES THAT WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN TOUCHDOWNS AS OPPOSED TO FIELD GOALS OR WOULD HAVE SUSTAINED DRIVES THAT MIGHT HAVE RESULTED IN MORE POINTS. AT THE END OF THE DAY, OUR JOB IS TO SCORE MORE THAN THEY SCORE. UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT OFFENSIVELY THE LAST TWO WEEKS. I FEEL LIKE WE’RE A LOT — WE CAN BE MORE EFFICIENT. WE’VE PUT TOGETHER SOME GOOD DRIVES BUT HAVEN’T FINISHED THEM THE WAY WE NEED TO. >>YOU CUT THE LEAD IN HALF WITH THE PASS TO BRANDON COLEMAN. SOMEBODY HAD TO STEP UP WITH SNEAD OUT. SEEMS LIKE HE’S DONE THAT FOR YOU. >>A PHENOMENAL JOB. I HAVE A TON OF TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN HIM. WE’VE HAD A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. HE’S ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT KNOWS OUR OFFENSE WELL AND CAN PLAY ALL DIFFERENT RECEIVER POSITIONS WHENEVER HE’S CALLED UPON. AND YOU KNOW, I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM. >>OFFENSIVE LINE’S HAD ITS SHARE OF INJURIES. THE RUNNING GAME FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK HAD TROUBLE GETTING OUT OF THE GATE. HOW HAS THAT AFFECTED THINGS OFFENSIVELY?>>WE NEED TO BE BETTER THERE. WE NEED TO BE BETTER. THERE’S A FLOW AND RHYTHM THAT’S CREATED ONCE YOU, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING THE BALL EFFECTIVELY AND SETTING UP THE PLAY ACTION AND YOUR DROP BACK IS EFFICIENT AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN HITTING ON ALL CYLINDERS. >>YOU MENTIONED COLEMAN. NOT HAVING WILLY SNEAD, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE THAT AN EXCUSE. IN TERMS OF TIMING AND COHESIVENESS FOR THE OFFENSE, NOT HAVING BIG GUYS UP THERE, HOW HAS THAT AFFECTED THINGS TOO?>>LISTEN, I’M NOT GOING TO MAKE EXCUSES. I THINK COMMON SENSE TO SAY THAT WHEN YOU — WHEN YOU HAVE SOME NEW GUYS AT POSITIONS THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF A LEARNING CURVE AND YOU’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET BETTER THE MORE TIME ON TASK YOU’RE ABLE TO PUT TOWARDS IT. BUT YOU KNOW, WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THAT RIGHT NOW. WE’VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AND BE EFFICIENT AND TO FIND WAYS TO WIN. >>YOU GUYS MADE IT A GOAL OBVIOUSLY TO START STRONG. 0-2. ONCE AGAIN. IS THERE ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS 0-2 COMPARED TO PAST YEARS? DO YOU SEE A DIFFERENCE AT ALL. >>LISTEN, I LOVE OUR TEAM. OUR TEAM IS TIGHT. AND SO IS IT DISAPPOINTING WE’RE 0-2? YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT’S A TOUGH WAY TO START THE SEASON BUT BECAUSE I KNOW HOW HARD WE’VE WORKED AND HOW MUCH GUYS HAVE INVESTED AND THE WAY THEY WILL ABOUT ONE ANOTHER AND THE WAY THEY WANT TO PERFORM FOR ONE ANOTHER. SO THAT PART IS TOUGH. AND DISAPPOINTING AND YET, YOU KNOW, THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO, THE THING WE CAN CONTROL IS WHAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. AND IT WOULD BE A GREAT FIRST WIN WOULD BE ON THE ROAD HERE AT CAROLINA. >>LAST QUESTION. I KNOW YOU LIKE THIS LOCKER ROOM AND THIS TEAM. I TALKED TO YOUR TEAMMATES BEFORE WE TALKED. THEY SAID NOBODY’S HANGING THEIR HEAD. WE STILL FEEL POSITIVE. DO YOU FEEL THE VIBE IN THE LOCKER ROOM IS STILL PRETTY GOOD?>>I DO. WE’VE GOT A GOOD MIX OF YOUNG GUYS AND VETERAN GUYS. I THINK WHAT WE HAVE IS YOUNG GUYS THAT ARE WILLING TO LISTEN, LEARN, WATCH THE VETERAN GUYS, EMULATE THEM. WE’VE GOT ENOUGH VETERAN GUYS AROUND ENOUGH TO KNOW THIS IS JUST EARLY ADVERSITY. YOU’RE WEATHERING THE STORM. WE’VE GOT TO GET TO IT AND GOT TO WIN. THERE’S ALSO AN APPROACH EACH AND EVERY WEEK. REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT PREVIOUS SUNDAY. THERE’S JUST A MIND SET, THERE’S AN APPROACH, THERE’S A WORK ETHIC AND A PROCESS THAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE ALL THE TIME IN A VERY CONSISTENT MANNER.>>SORRY I MISSED YOU LAST WEEK. GLAD YOU’RE BACK WITH US FOR AN 11th STRAIGHT SEASON. SEE NEW CAROLINA. >>DREW BREES. BEEN A TOUGH RUN FOR THE SAINTS IN SEPTEMBER. THE LAST WIN IN SEPTEMBER YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO SEPTEMBER 21st OF 2014 AGAINST THE VIKINGS. THAT’S THE STORY HERE. BACK TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIO. >>MY THANKS. NOT A SURPRISE AT ALL. DREW BREES SAYING THEY’RE NOT PANICKING JUST YET. WE’VE GOT TO GET TO IT. THE GUYS WILL SHOW YOU WHY AND WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE SAINTS A>>YOU SAW IN THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN, THE DOLPHINS GET THE FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON. THEY LOST THEIR FIRST GAME BECAUSE OF THE HURRICANE. SPENT THE WEEK IN CALIFORNIA AND GET THE WIN OVER THE CHARGERS IN L.A. 19-17. WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS NOW OPT SCHEDULE. A LOT OF FOOTBALL LEFT TO BE PLAYED. ONLY TWO GAMES IN. BUT AGAIN, AS WE TALKED ABOUT, YOU’RE 0-2. ONCE AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER. UNDERSTANDABLY, PANIC IS STARTING TO SET IN. THE PLAYERS WILL TELL YOU AS YOU HEARD MIKE TALKING TO THEM, WE’RE NOT PANICKING JUST YET. LET’S SEE WHY THEY’RE SAYING THAT AND WHY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO PANIC. WE’VE BEEN FOCUSING ON THIS FOR A WHILE. NEXT GAME WILL BE AT CAROLINA AND THEN FROM CAROLINA THE SAINTS KEEP GOING EAST OVER THE POND TO GET READY TO TAKE ON THE DOLPHINS BEFORE THE BYE WEEK. SCOTT, YOU FIRST. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT HERE WITH THE SCHEDULE WITH THE SAINTS SITTING AT 0-2. >>YOU BREAK THE SEASON UP INTO QUARTERS. IF YOU TAKE THE QUARTERS YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE BYE WEEK. YOU WANT TO BE 4-0 OR 3-1. THAT CAN’T HAPPEN. RIGHT NOW, YOU’RE SAYING 2-2 IS THE BEST WE CAN DO. IT’S GOING TO BE A TOUGH GAME AGAINST THE OPPONENT THIS WEEK. ALL PRO TIGHT END. HOPEFULLY THAT MAKES THINGS EASIER. YOU WANT TO BE 2-2. NOT VERY EASY GAMES TILL YOU START TO GET — I SAID WHEN THE SCHEDULE CAME OUT, AFTER THE PACKERS GAME, THAT’S WHEN THINGS LIGHTEN UP. YOU HAVE TO FOCUS ON THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AND TRY TO GET THE WIN. >>MR. OLSEN OF CAROLINA HURT HIS FOOT AND WILL BE OUT WHEN THE SAINTS GO TO CAROLINA. YOU’RE THINKING THEY CAN WIN BOTH GAMES. DEUCE, YOU’LL BE WITH THE TEAM IN CAROLINA. YOU’LL BE THEM WHEN THEY GO TO LONDON. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WHEN I LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE, THIS IS WITH GREG OLSEN. HE CHANGES THIS GAME A LITTLE BIT FOR ME. WHEN I FIRST LOOKED AT THIS, THE ONLY TRUE WINNIE FELT LIKE THEY COULD GET WAS THAT DOLPHIN WIN. I HAD THEM GOING 1-3. I FEEL KIND OF LIKE SCOTT IN A SENSE. THEY CAN FLIP THAT GAME WITH THE PANTHERS. BUT IT’S GOING TO BE ONE WHERE THEY HAVE TO SELL OUT AND YOU KNOW, WHAT HELPS THEM IS CAM HAD TO LOOK LIKE CAM. CAM HAS NOT LOOKED LIKE THE PASSER. HE’S MISSED SOME THROWS. THEY ONLY HAVE KEVIN BENJAMIN. BUT IF THEY CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO 2-2, IT CHANGES THE COMPLEXITY OF THAT SCHEDULE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT. >>I KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, FLYING OVERSEAS IS LONG. IT’S LONGER IF YOU’RE 0-33 AFTER CAROLINA GAME GETTING READY TO FACE THE DOLPHINS. SCOTT’S BEEN SAYING ON SAINTS GAME DAY, ON SAINTS TONIGHT LAST WEEK TALKING ABOUT THE PACKES GAME. THE SCHEDULE IS GOING TO FLIP ONCE THEY GET TO THE PACKERS. AFTER THAT, YOU’VE GOT A DETROIT GAME, AND WHY HAVE YOU BEEN FOCUSING ON THE PACKERS GAME IN THE MIDDLE PART OF OCTOBER TO FLIP THINGS AND WHERE DO THE SAINTS NEED TO BE?>>WE TALKED ABOUT BEING 2-2. WHEN THE SCHEDULE CAME OUT, EVERYBODY LOOKS AT THE SCHEDULE THROUGHOUT THE LEAGUE AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO ARE THE GAMES THAT YOU SHOULD WIN THAT YOU CAN’T GIVE UP. AS I WAS GOING THROUGH THE SCHEDULE, I TRIED TO REMAIN OPTIMISTIC. IT COULD BE A SLOW START FOR THE SAINTS BASED ON THE STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE. YOU GET AFTER THE PACKERS GAME AND LOOK AT THE BEARS. THEY’RE STRUGGLING. THAT SHOULD BE A WINNABLE GAME. THEN YOU SKIP DOWN THROUGH THE SCHEDULE, THE BILLS, REDSKINS, RAPS AND OBVIOUSLY THE JETS ARE ONE OF THE WEAKER TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE. WHEN I LOOK THROUGH THE SCHEDULE, THOSE ARE GAMES YOU SHOULD WIN. THE OTHER GAMES YOU LOOK AT AS 50/50 GAMES.■■ IT HAPPENS TO BE THOSE ARE ALL DIVISIONAL GAMES. >>THIS IS WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO GET OFF TO THE BETTER START BECAUSE IF ALL THE GAMES YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN, IF YOU’RE 0-4, 1-5, ALL THOSE GAMES ARE DOING IS TRY TO GET BACK TO .500. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE ONE MORE TIME, THERE’S ONE THING YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT. IT’S A DIVISIONAL OPPONENT. DEUCE, WHY ARE YOU FOCUSING ON THE BUCCANEERS AND AGAIN TO END THE SEASON ON THE 31st?>>THEY WERE DEALT AN UNKIND HAND WITH THE HURRICANE IRMA. FOR THESE GUYS THEY WILL NOT HAVE A BYE WEEK. IT WILL BE BY THE TIME YOU PLAY THEM NOVEMBER 5th, IT WILL BE EIGHT STRAIGHT WEEKS OF PLAYING FOOTBALL. NOW YOU’RE GOING TO START HAVING GUYS THAT WILL BE BANGED UP, SCOTT KNOWS AS THE SEASON GOES LONG, NO MORE IN PANTS. IT’S ALMOST LIKE A WALK-THROUGH. AT THE HALFWAY POINT, THAT STARTS TO HAPPEN. NOT TO SAY YOU WEREN’T GOING TO BE FAVORED NOVEMBER 5th BECAUSE YOU’RE AT HOME BUT THAT’S A GAME YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE. NOW IT BECOMES EVEN MORE AND THE SCHEDULE IS STARTING TO HELP YOU OUT. YOU LOOK AT IT, WHEN YOU PLAY THEM AT THE END OF THE YEAR, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO BE HAPPENING. IT’S ALMOST LIKE A GIVE ME GAME. THEY’RE GOING TO BE TIRED OF PLAYING. THEY HAVEN’T HAD A BREAK. >>NOW IT’S 16 STRAIGHT WEEKS FOR THE BUCCANEERS AND THEY ARE IN YOUR DIVISION. BEFORE YOU CAN GET TO 2-2 OR 1-3, YOU’VE GOT TO GET THE ONE AND THE NEXT ONE IS THE DIVISION OPENER FOR THE SAINTS. LET’S GET YOUR THOUGHTS WHAT COMES UP NEXT. OLSEN WILL BE OUT BECAUSE OF HIS HURT FOOT. CAM NEWTON TWEAKED HIS ANKLE ON SUNDAY. HE’S FINE. THE SAINTS HAVE HAD TROUBLE WITH CAROLINA. WHAT DO THEY NEED TO DO TO CRACK ACCOUNT WIN COLUMN NEXT WEEK?>>IF CAM NEWTON HAS A HURT ANKLE, HE’S DEALING WITH A SHOULDER INJURY. HE MAY NOT RUN POWER AS MUCH. YOU HAVE TO STOP JONATHAN STEWART AND GOT TO CONTAIN McCAFFREY. YOU CAN’T LET YOU AFFECT YOU IN THE PASSING GAME. YOU WANT TO MAKE HIM THROW THE FOOTBALL. YOU HAVE TO MAKE HIM A THROWER AND HAVE TO MAKE HIM — HE’S GOING TO SIT IN THERE. YOU’LL GET SHOTS BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE HIM A THROWER.>>SCOTT, YOUR THOUGHTS FOR THEM TO GET THE WIN AGAINST CAROLINA.>>I LOOK AT IT AS A GAME ALMOST LIKE THE FIRST GAME. TOUGH PHYSICAL DEFENSE. IT’S GOING TO BE ON THE ROAD. McCAFFREY IS THE X FACTOR. OLSEN BROKE HIS FOOT TODAY. THAT’S A HUGE ADVANTAGE FOR THE SAINTS. CAM NEWTON HAS NOT PLAYED LIKE THE MVP. NOT EVEN CLOSE. YOU LOOK AT THE CAROLINA PANTHERS SCORES, THE SAINTS CAN WIN THIS GAME IF THEY DON’T KICK FIELD GOALS AND SCORE TOUCHDOWNS.>>IMPORTANT WEEK FOR THE SAINTS WHO GO TO CAROLINA AND PLAY MIAMI OVERSEAS. WE WON’T SEE YOU AGAIN TILL MID-OCTOBER. TWO GAMES AWAY AND A BYE WEEK. SAFE TRAVELS TO CAROLINA AND LONDON. WE’LL TALK TO YOU VIA SATELLITE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE FOR SAINTS TONIGHT. FOR MIKE NAB BORZ, DEUCE McCALLISTER, I’M VICTOR HOWELL.

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