When Tennessee Titans sophomore quarterback Jake Locker entered the field, it was obvious he wouldn’t get his chance to battle New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees.
Saints interim coach Aaron Kromer is resting his starting quarterback and several key starters in the last preseason game.
Brees, who went uninjured during the preseason, was seen standing on the sidelines watching third string quarterback Sean Canfield take all of the Saints snaps.
Canfield made many gratifying passes before half-time, with Travaris Cadet being his main target and Chirs Ivory taking repetitions in between.
Cadet, who has long been compared to Saints running back Darren Sproles, has such great dexterity. It’s obvious when Sproles is not able to play Cadet could take his place.
An opportunity missed, was a nicely thrown ball from Canfield in the red zone that was intended for rookie wide receiver Nick Toon.
Toon, who missed most of the preseason due to a foot injury, let the spiralling ball slap his hands and drop to the ground.
As far as Spagnuolo’s defense, Johnny Patrick was sure to make his coach smile on the sideline.
All in all, the Saints seem to be playing a very “clean” game with very few flags being called against them. Let’s hope the “city of hope” is watching their boys.