New Orleans Saints offense shows improvement on Tuesday; defense still holding strong

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June 6, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt with safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) and safety Roman Harper (41) during a minicamp session at the team

After a horrendous practice yesterday, the offense for the New Orleans Saints showed some improvement today.  The defense meanwhile continues to hold it’s own against the opportunistic, prolific offensive show.

The Saints seemed to concentrate on special teams and goal line work today and the offense was up to the challenge.  The first team made the drill look easy at times.

Running back Pierre Thomas scored twice as did running back Chris Ivory on a run.  Fullback Jed Collins snagged a pass from quarterback Drew Brees to nail another score as well.

Speaking of Brees, he also decided to get into the mix as well with faking a hand off on a run play and running in for a touchdown.  Of course, that would be one play the coaches and fans would like to only see as a last resort.

Rookie running back Travaris Cadet continues to evolve in the role he has been given for this preseason.  During one series Cadet went to the air and dove in for a score.

Not to be dismayed by the arrival of veteran tight end Daniel Graham, Michael Higgins scored twice on two passes during the Saints 11 on 11 portion of team drills.  Higgins is battling to catch a spot behind Jimmy Graham and David Thomas.

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