WDSUNews at 10 Saints – 08/17/15

WDSUNews at 10 Saints – 08/17/15


SHARIEF: FOOTBALL IS PRETTY AWESOME. IT’S EVEN MORE AWESOME WHEN THE SAINTS ARE PLAYING OR AT LEAST PRACTICING, WHICH THEY DIDN’T DO TODAY. BUT THE BLACK AND GOLD WILL GET BACK AT IT TOMORROW. AND AS FLETCHER MACKEL TELLS US, THOSE PRACTICES ARE GONNA BE A LITTLE MORE AWESOME IN JUST A COUPLE DAYS. FLETCHER: ON TUESDAY, THAT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WILL ARRIVE IN WEST VIRGINIA FOR 2 HIGHLY ANTICIPATED WORK OUT AGAINST NEW ORLEANS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. NOBODY KNOWS IF TOM BRADY WILL BE HERE. BRADY COULD BE IN NEW YORK CITY TRYING TO HAVE HIS SUSPENSION FOR HIS ROLE IN DEFLATEGATE OVERTURNED. NO MATTER IF HE IS HERE OR IN NEW YORK, NEW ENGLAND PLAYERS SAY THEIR FOCUS WILL BE FOOTBALL.>>ALL OF THE EXTRA STUFF, THE SMOKE AND MIRRORS, WHAT WE DO IS PLAY FOOTBALL. DOING WHAT I HAVE TO DO. TAKING IT ONE PRACTICE AT A TIME. TODAY WAS A GREAT DAY. I WILL KEEP WORKING HARD. FLETCHER: BRADY WILL BE IN NEW ORLEANS SATURDAY FOR THE PRESEASON OPENER AGAINST THE PATS. EVEN WITH HIM DRESSED OUT, JIM MCGRAW BELOW, THE SECOND-YEAR QUARTERBACK, WILL GET MOST OF THE SACKS. HE WAS SACKED SEVEN TIMES LAST WEEK AGAINST THE GREEN BAY PACKERS. THE SAINTS DEFENSE SHOULD BE EVIDENT GET TO THE YOUNG SIGNAL CALLER AND IF NOT, IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PUSH THE PANIC BUTTON. FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK, STEFFAN ANTHONY AND THE OTHER ARE EXPECTED TO GET SIGNIFICANT PLAYING TIME. SEAN PAYTON SAY THEY ARE DOING WELL.>>THEY ARE COMPETING WITH VETERANS. A BUNCH OF REPS AND IT IS GOOD. FLETCHER: SEAN PAYTON HAS NOT ADDRESSED INJURIES AND ANY FORM OR SHAPE. UNFORTUNATELY, NOTHING NEW ON INJURED PLAYERS. BRANDON BROWNER, GALVIN, OR JARED. FOR NOW, ON YOUR SIDE IN WEST VIRGINIA, FLETCHER MACKEL. SHARIEF: BRANDON BROWNER GOT NICKED UP AGAINST THE RAVENS LAST WEEK. WE’VE SEEN A FEW REPORTS THAT SAID IT WASN’T ANYTHING SERIOUS AND HE COULD BE BACK SOON. OBVIOUSLY, THEY NEED THE 6’4”, 220 POUND CORNERBACK TO BE HEALTHY WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST — TO FACE AND CONTAIN THE LIKES OF JULIO JONES, KELVIN BENJAMIN, AND MIKE EVANS. THAT’S WHY THEY SNAGGED BROWNER FROM THE PATRIOTS. NOW A FEW WEEKS AGO, HE GAVE THE MEDIA A STRAIGHT UP ANSWER ABOUT WHY HE LEFT NEW ENGLAND. BRANDON BROWNER: THIS IS A BUSINESS. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. WHEN THEY ASKED ME TO TAKE A PAY CUT, IT WAS TIME TO GET OUT OF THERE. [LAUGHTER] SHARIEF: IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT LETTER FOR NET — LEONARD FOURNETTE WILL MORE BE THE BEST PLAYER ON THE ENTIRE TEAM. AND COULD BE EVEN BETTER, AS IN TOP HEISMAN CANDIDATE BETTER, IF AND ONLY IF, ONE OF THE TWO QUARTERBACKS CAN SHOW UP FOR EACH GAME AND SOMEWHAT MANAGE THE OFFENSE. LIKE DON’T DO ANYTHING THAT’S SO BAD TO WHERE EITHER BRANDON HARRIS OR ANTHONY JENNINGS HAS LSU RANKED NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE COUNTRY IN PASSING STATISTICS. RIGHT NOW, HARRIS IS THE FRONT RUNNER AT BECOMING THE STARTER SINCE HE’S TAKING MOST OF THE FIRST TEAM SNAPS. BUT LSU OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR CAM CAMERON IS TELLING THE TIGER FAITHFUL, PUMP THE BRAKES IF YOU ARE EXPECTING TO SEE THE QB’S PUT UP BIG NUMBERS EVERY WEEK.>>WE WILL SEE HOW PHYSICAL. THAT IS WHAT WE WILL DO. THAT’S WHAT WE BELIEVE. WE, OUR COACHES AND OFFENSIVE STAFF, HOW PHYSICAL WE CAN BE AND TAKE CARE OF THE BASKETBALL — FOOTBALL AND LEFT A SCORE. I HAVE CALLED THE EXACT SAME PLAY IN A>>WE WILL SEE.>>A BLITZ. SCOTT: A VERY SPECIAL DAY IN WEST VIRGINIA TODAY. WITH THE SAINTS OFF, THE MEDIA TOOK THE FIELD. THAT’S FLETCHER MACKEL AND THE REST OF THE TV STATIONS FROM NEW ORLEANS VERSUS THE PRINT MEDIA. FLETCHER CAUGHT TWO TOUCHDOWNS — LOOK AT THIS. TWO. FLETCHER! ] ADRIANNA: YES! I CAN THROW BETTER THAN THAT. [LAUGHTER]

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