New Orleans Saints: 6 takeaways after the first day in pads
New Orleans Saints Training Camp Takeaways
2. Defense had a good day
Numbers 1 and 2 could go hand-in-hand but we’ll start with the defense and how their day went.
Several reporters noted that the defense looked good on Tuesday. Zack Baun recorded the first interception of training camp, grabbing an interception off of rookie quarterback Ian Book. Second-year linebacker Andrew Dowell has stolen the show, which is a sentence that no one expected to be saying about this team.
Paulson Adebo had his own section earlier but the rest of the cornerbacks played well on Tuesday too. This is highly important because it’s a position that a lot of people aren’t high on though the team has brought in a slew of corners to help change that narrative.
Katherine Terrell said that the cornerbacks looked good but it’s also possible that the offense had a really bad day. Either way, she praised the rookies for their efforts.
The defense having a big day even with the big dogs out (Demario Davis, Cameron Jordan, and a few other key veterans had the day off) is hopefully a sign of what’s to come. The Saints need their rookies to continue to play to this level moving forward in order for this team to be able to stay relevant.