5 takeaways from Day 8 of training camp

Kristen Wong
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1. Offense wins the day*

*We’re not sure if it’s because the offense was actually on point or the defense was just lacking in coverage.

Both Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill excelled in full-team sessions today, with both QBs completing a good chunk of their passes. That being said, the secondary was without Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams, who were watching from the sidelines.

Not a single throw for Winston or Hill was contested, and while that makes the quarterbacks look like reincarnations of Drew Brees, it doesn’t speak well of the backup secondary unit.

The reporters at camp didn’t name anyone in particular but did notice how wide open the Saints QBs were – the defense gave them too much space and time to throw, which could explain why they made so many passes.

Of course, that’s the glass-half-empty attitude.

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New Orleans’ offense will continue improving with more reps and player chemistry, but maybe don’t expect Winston or Hill to be that open when the season rolls around. It’s only training camp, and we’re just trying to keep things real.