3 Saints we wish were making a bigger splash at training camp
With the first couple of weeks behind us, the New Orleans Saints continue to prepare their players and staff for the season ahead of them.
The New Orleans Saints now have a couple of weeks behind them in training camp. Without a preseason to judge the new and returning players and how they have progressed or regressed, we are stuck with evaluating the performances in training camp.
The only problem with that is training camp gives you little game action to tell in players are ready or not. Sure you can see how they act in drills, but they are NFL players — every one of them should be able to catch a football and run.
Let’s just hope that they react the same way on the field in week one that they do in training camp now. I would have loved to have preseason games to break down the clear standouts and dropouts of the time before the season, but we can’t.
Even if we don’t like it, this is the way it has to be. We have already discussed the surprise standouts from the first couple of weeks and the first real week in pads for the Saints, but we have not yet discussed the players we wanted to see stand out that haven’t.