SaintsTonight – 2017 Week 17

SaintsTonight – 2017 Week 17


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BY LOUISIANA CAT ♪♪>>>WE KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON TONIGHT. WE ARE CLOSE TO WELCOME IN 2018. EITHER WAY, WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE SPENDING SOME OF YOUR FINAL NIGHT HERE WITH US ON “SAINTS TONIGHT!”. WITH SCOTT SHANLE, I AM VICTOR HOWELL. DEUCE McALLISTER AND MIKE NABORS WILL JOIN US AS WELL. I’M REALLY GOING TO OPEN THE FLOOR TO YOU. YOU WANT TO START WITH THE GLASS HALF-FULL ANGLE, OR THE GLASS HALF EMPTY? THE SAINTS LOST BUT WHEN. IT’S KIND OF LIKE A WEIRD FEELING. >>YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL. NOBODY WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THIS TEAM TO MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS. TO BE IN THE PLAY-OFFS, THESE GUYS STILL HAVE TO PUT ON THE HATS AND THE T-SHIRTS IN THE LOCKER ROOM. THAT EARNED THEM THAT RIGHT. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE GAME WAS BETWEEN THE PANTHERS AND THE FALCONS. THE SAINTS GET THAT PLAY-OFF GAME AT HOME FIELD. YOU LOOK THE OTHER SIDE, YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE SAME PLAY BETTER THAN THEY HAVE TODAY. THEY BEAT THE ATLANTA FALCONS AT HOME, BUT THERE WERE A LOT OF PLAYS THAT REALLY DIDN’T LOOK GOOD. THIS OFFENSE HAS AN TRENDING DOWN, AND THAT IS WORRISOME. >>I HATE THE PHRASE BACKING IN, BECAUSE THEY PUT IN THE WORK EARLIER, IT WOULD LOOK BETTER TODAY. THEY HAVE PUT THEMSELVES IN A POSITION, BUT THE OTHER SIDE, A LOT OF CONCERNS CAME OUT OF THE GAME AGAINST TAMPA BAY. THEY ARE ONE LEG OUT THE DOOR ANYWAY. MAYBE SOME THINGS TO BECOME AWARE OF AND WORK ON. >>ONE THING ABOUT THIS TAMPA TEAM IS THAT THEY HAD A LOT OF HIGH EXPECTATIONS. THE LAST TWO WEEKS, THEY SHOULD HAVE BEAT ATLANTA, COULD HAVE BEAT CAROLINA. UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE SAINTS, THEY DIDN’T WIN AT HOME. TAMPA BAY IS STILL TRYING TO WIN GAMES, WHICH SAYS A LOT. THE BIGGER STORY IS THE SAINTS. THE TAMPA TEAM DIDN’T HAVE MUCH TO PLAY FOR, BUT THEIR DEFENSE HAS NOT PLAYED WELL. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE GAMES TO GET HEALTHY. >>LET’S SHOW YOU HOW THINGS PLAYED OUT. WE WILL DIVE DEEPER INTO THE FINALE BETWEEN THE SAINTS AND THE BUCKS. MORE ON THAT IN JUST A MOMENT. WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW THINGS DEVELOP. JAMEIS WINSTON, THE GOOD JAMEIS WINSTON. 13 YARDS, THIRD AND 8 FROM THE 20. WINSTON TO MIKE EVANS. THIRD AND GOAL, PEYTON BARBER DOES THE HONORS. STRETCHES IT OVER THE GOAL LINE. 75-YARD DRIVE THAT TOOK OVER FIVE MINUTES. THE BUCKS HAVE A 7-0 LEAD. ZERO PLAYS AND 13 SECONDS TO TIE IT UP. THIS IS ONE OF THE LONGEST PLAYS. COURTESY OF ALVIN KAMMERER. IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS COASTING IN.>>IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO LOOK THAT EASY, BUT HE SEEMS TO GET BETTER. >>106 YARDS. THE SAINTS’ OFFENSE DOESN’T TOUCH THE FIELD. FIRST AND 10 FROM THE 44. MARCUS WILLIAMS WITH THE INTERCEPTION. SAINTS’ DEFENSE MAKES THE PLAY. KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING. SECOND AND 8 FROM THE 37. BREES TO MICHAEL TIME IS. 43 YARDS. LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK.>>GREAT EXECUTION ON THAT. GOES BACK DOWN THE MIDDLE. ANYTIME YOU DO THAT, YOU THROW THE BALL. HE HAS SHOWN HE CAN MAKE THOSE PLAYS. >>HE TURNS AROUND AGAIN WITH A MISDIRECTION. KAMMERER, 14. HE RUNS IT IN FROM SEVEN YARDS OUT. THAT TOOK 3:24. HIS GOT FRONT, ALL THE TIME THE SAINTS HAD THE BALL. TAMPA BAY WENT 6 FOR 6 ON THIRD DOWN AND TRAIL 14-7 TO NEW ORLEANS AFTER ONE. INTO THE SECOND QUARTER, THIRD AND 1 FROM THEIR OWN 34. WINSTON TO ALLEN CROSS. EASY TOSS. HE GETS IT INTO THE 45 YARD LINE. FIRST AND 10, WINSTON TO JACQUIZZ RODGERS. THAT GOES FOR 15 YARDS. DOWN TO THE 40-YARD LINE. SECOND AND 8 FROM THE 38. CHRIS GODWIN IS GETTING IN ON THE PARTY. HE MAKES A TOUGH CATCH. JUST OUTSIDE THE 20 YARD LINE. ANOTHER THIRD DOWN, THIRD AND GOAL FROM THE 1. WINSTON WILL GET STUFFED, BUT IT’S THE SECOND EFFORT THAT GETS THEM IN. EXTRA POINT, 14-13 WHEN HE GETS IN. 12 LAYS, MORE THAN SIX MINUTES. KIND OF THE TAMPA BAY SEASON. WIDE RIGHT. 14-13, SAINTS ON TOP BY ONE. NEW ORLEANS HAVE IT FOURTH AND 5. LEAVING THE KICKER OUT TO DRY HERE. HE GETS CLOBBERED. >>RISKY PLAY. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE DARLING UP NEW KICKERS GOING INTO THE PLAY-OFFS. IF IT WORKS, YOU ARE A GENIUS. IF IT DOESN’T, THAT’S A RISKY PLAY. YOU DON’T LIKE TO SEE HIM GET HIT LIKE THIS. >>DO YOU NEED TO BE RUNNING THIS, BUT WHATEVER HAPPENS HE WINDS UP COMING UP. TAMPA GETS THE BALL. FIRST AND 10 FROM THE 43. WINSTON TO THE OTHER SIDE. ANOTHER SIDE AGAIN IN JUST A MOMENT. CRAIG ROBERTS IN WITH THE INTERCEPTION. 125 YARDS IN THE HALF. COURTESY OF THE KICKOFF RETURN THE SAINTS HAVE A 14-13 LEAD. LET’S PICK IT UP IN THE THIRD QUARTER, THIRD DOWN. THIRD AND 14. THIS IS THE JAMEIS WINSTON WE TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING, JAMEIS WINSTON?>>YEAH, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING. ALL THE DEFENSIVE GUYS ARE LOOKING AT YOU LIKE, JUST GET THE FIELD GOAL. >>WE QUESTION HIS LEADERSHIP AT THIS POINT. SECOND AND 9 FOR THE SAINTS. BREES. YOU CANNOT PUT THIS BALL ANY BETTER THAN WHAT KAMMERER DOES. LOOK AT HOW HE JUST DROPS IT INTO THE BATH IT. FANTASTIC CONCENTRATION WITH THE DEFENDER RIGHT ON, HO-HUM, HERE WE GO. 17-13, SAINTS. THIS IS WHEN THINGS WOULD GET SPICED UP A BIT AND MAKE IT INTERESTING. TOMMY LEE LEWIS BACK TO CATCH THIS FOR TAMPA BAY. HE GETS IT FROM HIS OWN 14. NOW HE’S AT HIS OWN 6. NOW HE HAS COUGHED UP THE FOOTBALL. ISAIAH JOHNSON TIP TOES INTO THE END ZONE. COSTLY TURNOVER FOR THE SAINTS INSIDE THEIR OWN 10. JUST LIKE THAT, THE SAINTS HAVE A VESSEL TEAMS TOUCHDOWN, AND SO DO THE BUCCANEERS. YOU NEED THE OFFENSE TO SHOW UP. ON THE SHOULDERS OF ALVIN KAMARA, 18 YARDS ON THE FIRST HALF. THIRD AND 7 FROM THE 30. MARK INGRAM MAKES ONE MOVE AND TURNS IT INTO A 13-YARD GAIN. SECOND AND 8 FROM THE 45. BREES AGAIN OUT OF THE SHOTGUN SEES THE PRESSURE. QUICK RELEASE TO MICHAEL THOMAS. SECOND AND 8, THIRD AND 7. THIS TIME TO KHMER A. BREES DUMPS IT OFF. INSIDE THE 10. SECOND AND GOAL FROM THE THREE. THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN. HE GETS THE RECEPTION. 13 PLAYS, 92 YARDS AND 6:57. 24-20, SAINTS HAVE THE BALL. TAMPA BAY MARCH IS DOWN TO KICK THE FIELD GOAL. SAINTS GET THE BALL. ON THIRD AND 10, CAN’T DO ANYTHING WITH IT. NOW YOU GET THE BALL TO TAMPA BAY. THIS IS THE OTHER SIDE OF JAMEIS WINSTON THAT SO MANY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF. FORGET ALL THE CRAZINESS. THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. THIRD AND 1. MIKE EVANS. NINE YARDS. FIRST AND 10 FROM THE 35. WINSTON AGAIN OUT OF THE DONE. MIKE EVANS OUT OF BOUNDS, FIRST DOWN. SAINTS DEFENSE NEEDING TO MAKE A STAND IF THEY WANT TO STOP THEM FROM GETTING TO THE END ZONE. ADAM HUMPHRIES, TEN YARDS, FIRST DOWN. THEY DON’T NEED THE FIELD GOAL. CHRIS GODWIN FOR ALL 39. 11 PLAYS, 95 YARDS AND 1:49. THAT IS THE 180 JAMEIS WINSTON WE SAW BEFORE. >>THAT IS WHERE HIS GUNSLINGER MENTALITY HELPS THE TEAM. WHEN YOU ARE ON THE ROPES, HE IS NOT SCARED TO PULL THE TRIGGER. >>HE HEARD THE ANNOUNCER SAY, THIS IS A CHANCE FOR JAMEIS WINSTON TO PROVE HE CAN BE THAT KIND OF QUARTERBACK, AND HE DID. BREES WITH 23 FOR 30 WITH 245 AND CLAIMS A SINGLE SEASON RECORD FOR COMPLETION PERCENTAGE. WE TALK ABOUT THAT ON SAINTS GAME DAY. AS FOR WINSTON, 51 PASS ATTEMPTS. TAMPA BAY FINISHES WITH THE WIN AND LIMP IN AT 5-11. THE SAINTS KNEW THEY WOULD PLAY ONE MORE WEEK. THEY FINISHED 11-5, BUT MAYBE IT WASN’T EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED. >>LOOK AT, IT’S THE SECOND SEASON. THERE IS THE ELEMENT OF, MAN, YOU KNOW, YOU WON THE NFC SOUTH. THERE IS THAT OTHER ELEMENT OF, WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO GET READY TO PLAY AT OUR BEST STARTING NEXT WEEK AT HOME. WE HAVE HATS AND SHIRTS AND TALK ABOUT THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND WHERE WE ARE AT. I THINK IT’S SIGNIFICANT. IT REALLY JUST STARTS — YOU JUST FLIP IT OVER RIGHT NOW. >>WE ARE CHAMPS. WE HAVE EARNED IT. I THINK FOR THE MOST PART WE WOULD RATHER HAVE DONE IT A DIFFERENT WAY, BUT I’M GLAD THAT IT TOOK THIS FOR US TO WAKE UP. I’M JUST GLAD THAT THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENED NOW. WE HAVE A LITTLE FIRE GOING. WE WILL CARRY IN ON TO NEXT WEEK. >>REALLY ECHOING WHAT SCOTT MENTIONED ABOUT HOW YOU WANT TO DO IT. THEY COULD HAVE LOCKED IT UP WITH A WIN TO GUARANTEE IT. NOW IT DEPENDS ON WHAT HAPPENS IN ATLANTA BETWEEN CAROLINA AND THE FALCONS, KNOWING THAT CAROLINA COULD GO ANYWHERE FROM THE TWO TO THE FIVE. THE FALCONS NEEDED A WIN TO GET INTO THE POSTSEASON. CAM NEWTON TRYING TO RALLY THE TROOPS. 19 YARDS TO GIVE THE FALCONS THE SCORING. 56 YARDS ON THIS FIELD GOAL. ONE OF FIVE ON THE DAY. 19-10, ATLANTA. FOURTH QUARTER, 4:20 TO GO. CAM, NOT THE BEST OF PASSES. INTERCEPT BY ATLANTA. O’NEAL PICKS IT OFF TO SEAL THE DEAL. 22-10. 14-34. THREE INTERCEPTIONS. HORRIBLE DAY FOR CAM. THE PANTHERS LOSE, AND THE SAINTS CLINCH. YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE OTHER TEAM HANGING OUT IN THIRD PLACE, THE L.A. RAMS? THEY WERE TAKING ON THE 49ers. HAVE YOU EVER IS IN 18 GET MORE HAT FOR NEXT YEAR THAN THE 49ers? JIMMY GAROPPOLO, IN HIS FIVE GAMES, HE THREW FOR 1542 YARDS. THAT IS AN NFL RECORD. ONE TOUCHDOWN, CARLOS HYDE PUSHING IT HERE. NOW, LET’S SAY THE RIM DID SIT A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE THAN AGAIN, HE THROWS WITH 292 AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS, 5-0 AS A STARTER IN SAN FRANCISCO AND FINISH THIS SEASON 6 HAVE INTENT. SAN FRANCISCO ROLLS 34-14. THE PLAY-OFFS ARE SET. THE EAGLES CLINCH HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE THROUGHOUT AND HAVE THE FIRST ROUND BYE ALONG WITH THE VIKINGS, WHO GOT THE WIN TODAY. THE WILD CARD GAME ON SATURDAY NIGHT NOW, THE PRIMETIME GAME, WILL BE THE FALCONS TRAVELING TO THE WEST COAST TO TAKE ON THE RAMS AT THE NUMBER THREE SEED. THE SUNDAY GAME WILL BE IN THE SUPER BOWL IN DOWNTOWN WERE DEAN’S FOR THE THIRD TIME. IT WILL BE CAROLINA TAKING ON THE SAINTS IN THAT WILD-CARD RACE. MAYBE YOU WOULD SEE THE SAINTS ON THE SATURDAY GAME WITH THE REMATCH AGAINST CAROLINA. CAROLINA LOSING TO ATLANTA, THE SAINTS LOSING TODAY. THAT WILL NOW BE A SUNDAY AFTERNOON GAME IN THE DOME. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WONDERING, AND YOU HAVE BEEN VERY VOCAL. LET’S ASK YOU WHY YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING IT. YES, YOU CLINCH THE SOUTH. FIRST AND FOREMOST, YOU ARE THE END OF THE SOUTH CHAMPIONS IN A DIVISION THAT WAS ONE OF THE TIGHTEST. THEY DESERVE TO WEAR THE T-SHIRT. A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDERING IF YOU WANTED TO LOSE ON PURPOSE, TRY TO FIGHT TO BE THE THREE. YOU DIDN’T WANT TO FALL TO FIVE. YOU ACTUALLY THINK THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A METHOD TO THE MADNESS AND THE FACT THAT THE SAINTS LOST BUT FINISHED FOURTH MAY NOT BE A BAD THING. >>IN MY OPINION. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MATCHUP OF WHETHER YOU WANT TO PLAY THE FALCONS OR THE CAROLINA PANTHERS IN THE FIRST ROUND. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SAME, CAROLINA WAS NEVER, EVER IN A GAME. I THINK THE SAINTS HANDLED THEM VERY WELL. I’M NOT THREATENED BY CAM NEWTON’S THROWING ABILITY OR THE WIDE RECEIVER CORE THAT CAROLINA HAS. I THINK THE RECEIVERS MATCHUP VERY WELL. I TAKE IT AS A MATCHUP. THE PANTHERS HAVE MATCHUP PROBLEMS. WHEN YOU GO FROM THERE, YOU GET THAT WIN. NOW YOU GET TO GO TO PHILLY. THEY HAVE NOT LOOKED GOOD. YOU JUST GET DOWN WITH THE ODDS AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO TRAVEL. HOPEFULLY THE SUPER BOWL.>>EXPECTED TO GO THREE SEED AND FOUR. THEY WOULD BE MATCHED UP WITH PHILLY AS OPPOSED TO GOING TO MINNESOTA AND PLAYING THE VIKINGS. IF YOU FOLLOW SCOTT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND TWITTER, YOU GET A METHOD FROM THE MADNESS. LET’S TALK ABOUT ONE OF THE FOCUSES THE SAINTS HAVE TO FOCUS ON AS THEY FACE CAROLINA. CAM NEWTON LOOKED HORRIBLE TODAY. THEIR OFFENSE WAS PATHETIC, BUT WE KNOW HE CAN BE EXPLOSIVE. THE THIRD DOWN DEFENSE, TAMPA BAY MADE IT LOOK VERY EASY EXTENDING THE TIME ON THE FIELD TODAY. >>I WAS HARD ON THE OFFENSE, BUT THE SAINTS’ DEFENSE WAS NOT GOOD. 13-18 ON THIRD DOWN IS A BIG REASON WHY THE OFFENSE COULDN’T GET GOING. 28 FIRST DOWNS ON THE DAY. I KNOW JAMEIS WINSTON CAN TURN IT ON. THEY HAVE GOOD, TALENTED PLAYERS ON THIS TEAM. THERE RUNNING GAME WAS PRETTY MUCH NONEXISTENT. THE SAINTS’ DEFENSE DID NOT PLAY VERY WELL.>>BY THE WAY, ALL THESE FIRST DOWNS ARE THE FIRST QUARTER. THEY WENT 6 FOR 6 ON THIRD DOWN IN THE FIRST QUARTER. YOU SEE JAMEIS WINSTON MAKING THE PLAYS LIKE CAM NEWTON CAN. YOU SAW IT WITH HIS FEET AND WITH HIS ARMS. HE CAN BE VERY EXPLOSIVE. >>WHEN I LOOK AT THE THIRD DOWNS, IT WAS THE TYPE OF THIRD DOWN. IT WAS THIRD AND 8 PLUS. YOU HAD A LOT OF MISSED TACKLES AND GUYS RUNNING FOR FIRST DOWNS.>>WE WILL SEE WHAT THE SAINTS CAN DO. THEY GET SET TO ROLL INTO TOWN OPENING TO THE PLAY-OFFS. CALLING THE GAME, OUR TEAMMATE AND HALL OF FAMER, DEUCE McALLISTER, SPOKE TO MIKE NABORS TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS ON THE LOSS BUT YET THE WIN. >>WE BRING IN DEUCE McALLISTER HERE BREAK THINGS DOWN. AS A PLAYER, HOW DO YOU FEEL? HE WANTS TO WIN, BUT YOU GO BACK TO THE PLAY-OFFS AND WIN THE DIVISION. >>IT’S DISAPPOINTING. YOU WILL FEEL BETTER ABOUT IT LATER ON, BUT RIGHT NOW YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT THE GAME YOU HAD CONTROL OF. YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND CLEAN THINGS UP. WHEN YOU LOOK AT COMMON OPPONENTS, YOU PLAY IN ONE THAT YOU FEET TWICE, WHICH WILL BE HARD TO DO AS FAR AS BEATING THEM A THIRD TIME. RIGHT NOW YOU ARE DISAPPOINTED. >>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PLAY-OFF PICTURE? IF THEY WIN THIS GAME, THEY MAY HAVE TO PLAY ATLANTA. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS?>>YOU GOT ONE OF THOSE THAT YOU ACCOMPLISH AS FAR AS WINNING THE DIVISION. NOW THE OPPONENT, YOU KNOW THEM AS FAR AS CAROLINA. IT MAY HAVE AN EASIER GOING THIS ROUTE, BUT YOU HATE TO LOSE. YOU HATE TO ENTER THE WAY YOU DID. THAT’S WHERE THE DISAPPOINTMENT BECOMES. YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A MINNESOTA OR PHILLY TEAM THAT STILL LOOMS, BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS. >>THEY HAVE PLAYED A LOT MORE MATURE THAN THEIR YEARS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE POST IS IN. I KNOW IT’S GOOD THEY WILL BE AT HOME. >>THAT’S THE KEY PART, BEING ABLE TO PLAY AT HOME. I THINK THE CROWD WILL HAVE AN IMMENSE IMPACT. CAROLINA, THE OFFENSIVE LINE HAS BEEN BANGED UP. THEY RESTED JONATHAN STEWART. IT WILL BE A TOUGH GAME. IT WILL SPEED UP. LIKE I SAID, THE FAN BASE WILL BE PUMPED TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THIS TEAM. YOU HAVE TO DETAIL YOUR WORK, AND TODAY WE DIDN’T. >>ON THE FLIPSIDE, IT’S TOUGH TO BEAT THEM THREE TIMES.>>THEY GET GREAT GOALS. BOTH OF THE MEETINGS, HE WASN’T THE PARTICIPATING. HE WILL BE A BIG FACTOR. THEY JUST HAVE TO MAKE IT WORK. THERE WILL NOT BE TOO MANY THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO. YOU HAVE TO TACKLE CAM. HE WILL PUT IN ON HIS SHOULDERS. IT WILL BE TOUGH. >>YOU WERE A RUNNING BACK THAT COULD RUN THE FOOTBALL AND CATCH THE FOOTBALL, BUT THEN YOU HAVE COME ERROR WHO RETURNS ONE, THE LONGEST KICK RETURN. THE BEST ROOKIE SEASON SINCE DALE SAYERS. ARE YOU CONTINUE TO BE AMAZED BY HIM?>>HIS ABILITY TO AFFECT THE GAME IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS. TO SEE WHERE HE WAS PICKED AND HOW HE HELPED THIS OFFENSE, HE HAS CONTRIBUTED WAY BEYOND WHEN THE SAINTS PICKED HIM. WHAT HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO HAS BEEN ATTACKING THE. I DON’T KNOW IF HE WILL WIN THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, BUT SO BE IT. >>THREE MORE INTERCEPTIONS, MORE THAN TWICE AS MANY RECEPTIONS FROM A YEAR AGO. THAT HAS TO BODE WELL. >>YOU KIND OF HOLD YOUR BREATH BECAUSE THEY HAVE UNABLE TO COME UP WITH IT. THEY HAD THEIR HANDS ON ANOTHER THREE BALL. HE HOPE THEY GET ONE OR TWO MORE OF THOSE. THAT’S WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO CONTINUE TO GAIN CONFIDENCE. >>HAPPY EARLY NEW YEAR. HE WILL SEE YOU IN THE PLAY-OFFS. >>DEUCE McALLISTER, I AM MIKE NABORS. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WILL SEE YOU FOR THE SAINTS AND CAROLINA AS WE ROLL ON. WE WILL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ALVIN KAMARA AND SOME OF THE NUMBERS HE HAD. WE WILL ALSO TALK VAUGHN BELL. THE SAINTS HAD IN THE FIRST QUARTER. >>WHEN YOU LOOK AT TOTAL PLAYS AND FIRST DOWNS AND THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS, WE CAUGHT THAT EARLIER. WHAT WAS CONCERNING TO ME WAS THAT THERE WERE 92 RUSHES. I KNOW THE PENALTIES ARE ONLY 7 FOR 38 YARD, BUT IT WAS THE TIMING LATE IN GAMES. YOU HAD COLEMAN WITH MENTAL ERRORS. THAT COULD HAVE LED 6 TO POINTS. THAT CHANGED THE OUTCOME. >>YOU CAN TALK ABOUT LITTLE THINGS, BUT WHEN YOU GO 17 WEEKS, YOU HEARD SEAN PAYTON SAY, HE TALKS ABOUT THINGS IMPROVING. BUT YOU ARE 17 GAMES IN. IT’S GETTING TO WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. YOU HAVE BEEN TO THE PLAY-OFFS. NOW IT’S THE SMALLEST OF THINGS YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE TO CORRECT BECAUSE NOW IT’S WIN AND MOVE ON OR LOSE AND YOU ARE DONE. >>LOOKING AT THE PENALTIES, YOU WILL NEVER PLAY A 100% CLEAN GAME, BUT IT DRIVES COACHES CRAZY WHEN YOU HAVE MENTAL PENALTIES. MOVING, ALL THOSE THINGS CAN BE PREVENTED. THOSE JUDGMENT CALLS HAPPEN THROUGHOUT AIMS BECAUSE OF THE COMPETITIVE GAME. YOU CANNOT LOSE GAMES COME PLAY-OFF TIME. WITH THAT MENTALITY, YOU DON’T PLAY CONSERVATIVE. IT’S HARD TO WIN THAT WAY AS WELL. >>READY FOR THE SEASON, WE SAW A BIG-TIME HIGHLIGHT. MICHAEL THOMAS AT WIDE RECEIVER. WITH THE EFFORT TODAY, HE SAID THE RECORD FOR RECEPTIONS IN A SEASON AND FINISHES WITH 102 TOP THE 99 FROM JIMMY GRAHAM IN 2011. IT SPEAKS TO WHAT WE HAVE SEEN. WE HAD QUESTIONS EARLIER WITH ALL THE CHANGES AND SHIFTING WHO WOULD BE THE GO-TO GUY. HE WAS THE GUY THIS YEAR. >>AND HAS DONE IT FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW. TO COME BACK IN YEAR TWO AND NOT HAVE A SOPHOMORES SPEAKS A LOT ABOUT THE TRENDING UP DIRECTION THAT HE HAS FOR HIS CAREER. YOU HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT ATTRIBUTING A LOT OF THIS RISE TO HIS WORK ETHIC. EVERY REP HE TAKES A SERIOUS, PRATT DOES, IN THE GAME. IT’S GOOD TO SEE THINGS LIKE THAT PAYOFF. >>SIX CATCHES, 94 YARDS SETS A SEASON RECORD.>>YOU START 0-2 THIS SEASON BUT GO ON TO WIN THE NFC SOUTH. >>THAT WAS OUR GOAL TO WIN A DIVISION SOUTH. THAT IS WHAT COACH SET FOR US. IT SUCKS WHEN YOU LOSE, BUT YOU STILL ACCOMPLISHED THE GOAL. THAT IS A BLESSING. WE GOT A BANNER NOW. THAT IS A BLESSING. WE NEED MORE. >>DREW BREES SAYS THE THING THAT STANDS OUT, YOU GUYS LIKE TO HAVE FUN, BUT YOU PLAY MORE MATURE. HOW WILL THAT HELP YOU AS YOU PLAY YOUR PLAY-OFF GAME?>>HAVING A LEADER LIKE THAT BY EXAMPLE, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, IF YOU NEED SOME ADVICE, THAT IS YOUR ENCYCLOPEDIA RIGHT THERE. HE IS WHO I GO TO IF I EVER HAVE A QUESTION. WE BASICALLY JUST LOOK AT HIM AND DRIVE OFF HIM. >>HOW MUCH CONFIDENCE DO YOU HAVE GOING INTO YOUR THIRD MEETING NOW?>>JUST EXECUTE AT A HIGH LEVEL, STAY LOCKED IN. WE ARE HERE AND HAVE TO GO 4-0. >>MICHAEL THOMAS ACCOMPLISHING A LOT. NOW HE’S READY FOR HIS FIRST PLAY-OFF GAME. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >>BACK TO YOU IN A MOMENT WHEN WE SHIFT OUR ATTENTION TO THE DEFENSE. MICHAEL THOMAS AND RECEIVING, TALK ABOUT ONE IN PARTICULAR. FIRST, THE TANDEM. FIRST TIME IN HISTORY A TANDEM MORE THAN 1500 YARDS EACH. I KNOW YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO SEE MORE, BUT LET’S LOOK AT WHAT MEN DID. >>WHEN YOU START PUTTING THESE GUYS’ NAMES WITH THE ALL-TIME GREAT RUNNING BACK TANDEMS, THEY ARE THE REASON THE SAINTS ARE SITTING WHERE THEY ARE AND HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE A RUN AT ANOTHER’S VERBAL. THEY ARE THE DRIVING FORCE FROM WEEK ONE WHEN THIS TEAM DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THEIR IDENTITY WAS. THEY STARTED GETTING ON A WINNING STREAK. I THINK GAME THAT KIND OF MADE THIS TEAM BELIEVE THEY WERE A RUNNING TEAM IS AT BUFFALO. YOU DON’T SEE IT. THESE TWO CARRY THIS THROUGHOUT THE MAJORITY OF THE YEAR. >>WE HAVE ADRIAN PETERSON. HOW CAN WE USE HIM? HE COMES IN AS A MID-ROUND PICK. NOW WE KNOW WHAT ALVIN KAMARA MEAN. >>WHAT AT WHAT HE DID TODAY. 100 X YARD KICKOFF RETURN SETS A FRANCHISE RECORD. HE HAS 826 RECEIVING YARDS OUT OF THE BACKFIELD TO SURPASS GUY YOU PLAYED WITH, REGGIE BUSH. HE ALSO SURPASSES THE CLUB ROOKIE RECORD FOR TOUCHDOWNS WITH 14 SET BY MR. ROGERS BACK TO 1981. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT HE HAS DONE, HIS EXPLOSION ONTO THIS BACKFIELD, THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE COMING THIS WAY. COULD YOU HAVE EVER PICTURED THAT WE WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT ALVIN KAMARA?>>ABSOLUTELY NOT. YOU KNEW HE WOULD FOCUS ON THE RUN MORE, BUT IS PROOF THAT THE DRAFT IS ALL ABOUT FIT. I THINK HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT PLAYER, BUT SEAN PAYTON KNOWS HOW TO USE PLAYERS LIKE THIS. KICKOFF RETURN, HE CAN DO IT. RUNNING BETWEEN THE TACKLES, NORMALLY THE GUYS THAT CATCH THE BALL CAN’T DO THAT. HE IS ONE OF THE DRIVING FORCES FOR THIS TEAM. YOU START WORRYING ABOUT THE ROOKIE WALL, AND HE GETS BETTER EVERY WEEKEND. >>REGGIE BUSH, WHEN YOU WERE WITH HIM AND WHAT HE DID, REGGIE BUSH AT 742. TODAY, NORTH OF 240 TOTAL YARDS. NINE CATCHES, SIX RUSHES FOR 84 YARD. STARTING TO BE A FORCE IN THE POSTSEASON. LET’S SHIFT TO THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL. YOU WANTED TO SEE SOME OF THE THINGS THEY WANTED TO IMPROVE ON. HOW ABOUT YVONNE BELL. >>WHAT YOU SEE IS THAT WITH THE ABSENCE OF KENNY VACCARO, HE HAS COME THAT ROLE, VERY MULTIPLE. HE IS BACK PLAYING TRADITIONAL SAFETY. RIGHT NOW HE IS THE MOST VERSATILE PLAYER. THEY ARE USING HIM IN THAT SAME ROLE. >>TEN TACKLES AND ONE POSTGAME INTERVIEW WITH MIKE NABORS. >>VAUGHN BELL JOINING US. YOU LOSE THE GAME, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE HAPPY WITH THAT. >>WE WON THAT DIVISION, BUT IT’S A BAD FEELING IN MY STOMACH RIGHT NOW, GETTING THE LOSS. IT JUST HURTS RIGHT NOW, BUT WE HAVE TO GET READY FOR NEXT WEEK.>>THE SECONDARY AS A WHOLE, IT MAKES CAUSE MORE TURNOVERS. YOU MORE THAN DOUBLED THAT. HOW MUCH PRIDE YOU HAVE?>>A LOT. WE KNEW WE COULD GET THEM. WE BOUGHT INTO WHAT THE COACHES WANTED. WE JUST TOOK THOSE AWAY. JUST GOING OUT THERE WITH PREPARATION AND GOING OUT THERE NOT REACTING BUT EXPECTING TO PLAY THAT. >>YOU GUYS HAVE HAD INJURIES. YOU HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES. TALK ABOUT YOUR COMFORT LEVEL NOW. >>I’VE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE, BUT I HAVE TO STEP MY PREPARATION GAME UP AND GET READY, LEAD THESE GUYS AND GO OUT THERE AND HAVE FUN. WE DO THIS FOR A LIVING AND HAVE IN PLAYING IN WE WERE YOUNG. >>IT’S TOUGH TO BEAT A TEAM THREE TIMES, BUT TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGE AND HOW HARD THAT. >>VERY HARD. THEY FOUGHT THEIR WAY BACK. THEY KNOW US. WE KNOW THEM. WHO KNOWS THE BEST. WE WILL GO OUT THERE AND FIGHT. >>WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. >>VAUGHN BELL READY FOR HIS FIRST GAME IN THE NFL. >>LINED UP IN THE BACKFIELD, THE QUICK BALL FAKE. CLASSING THE LINE AFTER HIS FIRST TOUC>>>THE SAINTS DROP THE SEASON FINALE, BUT COURTESY OF OTHER GAMES, THEY CLINCH THE NFC SOUTH AND ARE SET TO RETURN HOME IN THE POSTSEASON. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ZACH LINE. MR. LION, YOU ARE NOW ON THE STAT LINE. YOUR TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION FROM DREW BREES WITH A THREE-YARD GRAB, THE 61st PLAYER TO CATCH A TOUCHDOWN FROM DREW BREES AND 46 AS A SAINT. >>THAT IS SPREADING THE BALL AROUND. >>THAT IS SHARING THE WEALTH INDEED. THE FACT IS, YOU GOT IT DONE. MIKE HAD A CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH ZACH. >>INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM HERE. I KNOW YOU GUYS COME UP SHORT BUT WIN THE DIVISION. YOU HAVE TO BE HAPPY HEADED HOME. >>IT’S ALWAYS GOOD WHEN YOU ARE IN THE TOURNAMENT. CAROLINA BACK IN OUR HOUSE. IT’S A FAMILIAR OPPONENT, WHICH IS GOOD. >>YOU GOT IN THE END ZONE. TAKE ME THROUGH THAT PLAY. >>JUST SOMETHING WE SAW ON FILM. CARBON COPY OF THAT PLAY.>>TALK ABOUT YOUR ROLE. YOU DO A LOT OF THINGS FOR THIS OFTEN. WHAT YOU SEE MOVING FORWARD?>>THIS IS A TEAM YOU HAVE TO BE PHYSICAL WITH. THEY HAVE SOME PLAYERS TOO. IT WILL BE A BIG WEEK OF OPERATION.>>A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENED IN THE LAST SEQUENCE. WITH YOU GUYS LOSING THE GAME, YOU COULD HAVE PLAYED ATLANTA. DO YOU HAVE ANY PREFERENCE?>>AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT’S A WIN OR GO HOME. WHETHER IT’S ATLANTA OR CAROLINA, IT WILL BE ROCKING. IT’S NOT FUN TO LOSE A GAME, BUT THIS IS THE BEST DIVISION RIGHT NOW WALKING AWAY WITH THE GEAR. WE HAVE TO ENJOY THIS BUT BE READY TO COME BACK AND FIX OUR MISTAKES FROM THIS WEEK. >>I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS, BUT HE IS THE 61st DIFFERENT PLAYER TO CATCH IT. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >>AND SPEAKING OF DREW BREES, WHEN WE COME BACK, MICHAEL SIT DOWN AND TALK TO THE QUARTERBACK ONCE AGAIN OWNS A VERY NICE NFL RECORD>>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE OVERALL PLAY-OFF PICTURE. NOT A SHOCK AT THE PATRIOTS LOCK UP THE WHOLE FIELD ADVANTAGE. THE STEELERS SITTING AT NUMBER TWO. THE WILD CARD HAS THE TITANS FACING THE CHIEFS. THE TITANS ONE TODAY TO GET IN. THE REAL STORY IS WHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY AT NOON WITH THE BILLS AND THE JAGUARS. THE BILLS NEEDED CINCINNATI TO BEAT BALTIMORE. BALTIMORE IS LEADING LATE AND WILL GO INTO THE PLAY-OFFS. ON A THIRD DOWN INTERCEPTION, THERE IS A DEFENSIVE HOLDING CALL. ON A FOURTH AND 12, COMPLETE A TOUCHDOWN PASS BALTIMORE TO KNOCK OUT THE RAVENS. BECAUSE OF THAT, THE BILLS ARE IN AND WILL FACE LEONARD FOURNETTE AND THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS. THE THREE SEED IN THE AFC, YOUR JAGUARS AT 10-6. WE HAVE ARTIE TOUCHED ON IT, BUT THE EAGLES LOCKED UP HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE. MINNESOTA WILL HAVE THE BYE. THE FIRST NFC GAME WILL BE SATURDAY NIGHT PRIME TIME, ATLANTA TRAVELING OUT WEST TO TAKE ON THE RAMS. ON SUNDAY, A GAME WE WILL FOCUS ON, THE PANTHERS IN NEW ORLEANS. THE THIRD MATCHUP BETWEEN CAROLINA AND THE SAINTS. THAT WILL BE NEXT SUNDAY. DREW BREES, WE TOLD YOU HIS NUMBERS. WE HAD SOME FUN WITH THIS WITH MIKE NABORS. WE TALKED ABOUT THE PERCENTAGES. RECLAIMING THE PERCENTAGES, 72% PASS COMPLETION. HE COMPETED ON THOSE. FOR THOSE DOUBTING DREW BREES, HE HAS DONE SO WELL. >>HE KNOWS WHERE HE IS GOING WITH THE BALL. HE GOES FROM HIS FIRST RECEIVER TO THE SECOND TO THE THIRD TO THE FOURTH AND FIFTH. HE KNOWS WHERE HE IS GOING BEFORE THE BALL IS EVEN SNAPPED. I HAVE SEEN HIM WALK THROUGH TIME AND TIME AGAIN. THIS GUY, THIS GUY, THIS GUY. THAT IS WHY YOU SET THE RECORD. >>MICHAEL THOMAS SITTING RECORD, ALVIN CAMARO SETTING RECORDS ALL BECAUSE OF THE WAY NUMBER NINE IS RUNNING THE OFFENSE. 245 YARDS. ON A BIGGER PICTURE, DREW BREES KNOWS THERE IS A LOT MORE AHEAD. AS HE ALWAYS DOES, HE STOPPED BY TO TALK TO MIKE AFTER TONIGHT’S GAME. >>WE APPRECIATE DREW BREES JOINING US. YOU WANT TO WIN, BUT YOU WIN YOUR DIVISION TITLE. >>IT’S A LITTLE SOLEMN BECAUSE THE GAME WAS SO FRESH. BOTTOM LINE IS WHEN YOU REFLECT, WE ARE THE CHAMPS. THAT WAS GOAL NUMBER ONE COMING INTO THE SEASON. AND GETTING INTO THE BIG DANCE, GETTING INTO THE TOURNAMENT. WE GET TO HOST A PLAY-OFF GAME. THAT IS A BIGGER ACCOMPLISHMENT WHERE WE HAVE TWO OTHER TEAMS GOING TO THE PLAY-OFFS. WE HAVE A LOT TO BE PROUD OF, BUT THAT IS WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE TO BE READY. >>HER TEAMMATES TRYING TO TURN THIS INTO A POSITIVE, SAYING THERE WILL BE FIRE AFTER THIS LOSS. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BUILDING OFF WHAT HAPPENED?>>THERE IS DEFINITELY AN EDGE. CAN YOU CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON IMPROVEMENT AND DOING WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE BEST POSITION TO WIN? EVERYBODY IS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE. WE ARE NOT JUST SATISFIED WITH BEING DIVISION CHAMPS OR WHERE WE ARE AT. WE HAVE LOFTIER GOALS IT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SO FAR. >>QUITE THE RUNNING GAME. CAMARO AND INGRAM BOTH OVER 1500 YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE IN ONE SEASON. THEY MADE PLACE TODAY THAT YOU EXPECT THEM TO MAKE MORE IN THE PLAY-OFFS. >>HE DID GREAT THINGS TODAY. A GREAT 1 TO PUNCH AND ONE THAT WE WILL NEED TO UTILIZE IN THE PLAY-OFFS AS WELL. >>ZACH LIONS. YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO WILL CONTRIBUTE. IT’S GOOD WHEN YOU SPREAD THE WEALTH. >>JUST TALK ABOUT THIS GAME COMING UP. YOU HAVE BEATEN CAROLINA TWICE. THEY ARE A VERY GOOD OPPONENT. WE HAVE A TON OF US FOR RON RIVERA AND WHAT THEY CAN DO. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A LEVEL OF FAMILIARITY ON BOTH SIDES, BUT IT’S THE PLAY-OFFS NOW, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO GO OUT AND EXECUTE IT TO PERFECTION. >>SEE YOU IN THE PLAY-OFFS. >>THANK YOU. YOU TO. >>THE SILVER LINING, THE ALL-TIME COMPLETION RATE FOR A SINGLE SEASON. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >>THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU. THEY GET SET TO HOST CAROLINA NEXT SUNDAY. IT WILL KICK OFF SUNDAY MORNING, 10:30 CENTRAL. SCOTT AND I WILL BE HERE, MIKE NABORS. WE GET YOU SET FOR THE THIRD MATCHUP BETWEEN THE SAINTS AND CAROLINA. THE “SAINTS TONIGHT!” SHOW WILL AIR A MEETING FOLLOWING THE SAINTS/CAROLINA GAME. WE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE DOME, ERIC RICHEY BEHIND THE LINES. WE WILL HEAR FROM SEAN PAYTON, DREW BREES AND COMPANY. FLIP OVER AND JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EDITION, EXTENDED IT ADDITION AS WE WRAP UP WEEK ONE OF THE PLAY-OFFS. I LOOK AT YOU EACH AND EVERY WEEK WHAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON. NOW IT’S THE POSTSEASON AND WHAT YOU HAVE WORKED FOR. THIRD TIME YOU ARE FACING A TEAM THAT YOU SAID FOR WEEKS, I CANNOT FIGURE THEM OUT. FACT OF THE MATTER, THEY ARE IN CONTENTION AND COMING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS. WHAT DO YOU DO NOW KNOWING YOU WILL BE HOME FOR ROUND ONE?>>JUST THE MATCHUPS. THAT’S WHY I AM EXCITED. THEY GET TO HOST THEM. THESE ARE THE IDEAL MATCHUPS. THE OFFENSIVE STRUGGLE FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE YEAR, THEY HAVE MADE ENOUGH PLAYS TO HELP THEM WIN GAMES. THERE IS NO CONSISTENCY ON OFTEN. OF BE WHO YOU ARE. JUST STAY THAT WAY, RUN THE BALL, DON’T GET INTIMIDATED. THAT STOPS THE RUN. THIS TEAM IS NOT MATCHED UP WELL. YOU STAY TRUE TO WHAT GOT YOU TO THIS POINT. GET YOUR BODY HEALTHY. STAY TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE. HOPEFULLY COME OUT WITH A WIN. >>ANTICIPATION SHOULD BE GOOD AND WILL CULMINATE WHEN CAROLINA MAKES A RETURN TRIP. FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU, HAVE A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2018. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SAINTS, YOUR NFC CHAMPIONS.

7 Replies to “SaintsTonight – 2017 Week 17”

  1. Jameis can now “Carry some momentum into the OFFseason”?? What the hell do you need momentum in the offseason for??

  2. We got to shake this little loss off and focus on the big picture you never want to be glad your team loses but we did end up with the best scenario

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