OTA’s are officially underway for the New Orleans Saints. This means there are a few tidbits of information that are worth going over today as camp progresses. There is also some news coming out of the league office that Saints’ faithful may not be all that pleased with.
Let’s take a look.
Per NOAL.com’s Pat Yasinskas:
A potential bidder for Super Bowl LII in 2018 includes New Orleans. The Times-Picayune’s Jeff Duncan writes “New Orleans is expected to go ‘all in’ for the event, which would highlight the city’s yearlong tricentennial celebration.”
Per Saints official website:
“In the last five weeks, I think we had a really good turnout, we are at 100 percent (participation) right now with the offseason program. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we start with the OTAs (Organized Team Activities), it’s good to see these guys and last week we had the rookies in. That’s kind of a crash course for those guys to bring them up to speed as quickly as possible. But everyone is here so we are looking forward to getting started. Tomorrow is the first time we are really kind of doing some football team activities and I think guys are excited about that. The weight room and the conditioning element have gone very well.”
Per Canal Street Chronicles’ Dave Cariello:
Oh hey, great idea! But something feels familiar about all of this. Rewarding players with cash incentives for particular plays on the field? Seriously I swear I’ve heard this before. Damn I just can’t put my finger —
HOLY $#!+ IT’S F***ING BOUNTYGATE!
Those bastards have stolen our scandal and now they’re using it to fix their crappy all-star game!
Yeah okay, I know I said just last week that we need to start putting the past behind us but c’mon this is ridiculous. Let’s be honest. The whole game show concept is just a pay for performance program in a more respectable package (Heeeeeere’s your host, Gregg Williams!) and incentive is just another word for bounty.