Saints Film Study: Position By Position Breakdown of Week 1
Saints vs Raiders: Film study
The Saints lost a heartbreaker this week. For the first half it looked like Saints fans’ wildest dreams had come true: the offensive line held their own against All-Pro Khalil Mack, Breesus showed he’s still one of the best in the game, and the defense, finally, looked like a solid unit. Delvin Breaux was hurt, but it was okay; he wanted to get back in the game. Then he went down for good in the third quarter, and everything fell apart.
Well, not everything. The sky isn’t falling: Drew Brees still had a phenomenal game, and the offensive line quieted its doubters. Even the defense still has a chance to be solid. But defensively, things really came apart in that fourth quarter. It took me some time to work up the strength to look over the game tape, but I’ve done it. I’d now like to walk you, position by position, through the performances in week 1. There’s reason for both concern and optimism, but ultimately the game felt like more of the same. From worst to best, here’s the breakdown.
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