New Orleans Saints – Training Camp Takeaways
1. Quarterbacks still aren’t popping
The Saints’ quarterback competition hasn’t been exhilarating through the first two weeks of camp and that continued on Wednesday. John Hendrix noted early in practice that the quarterbacks weren’t looking good.
This was especially true for Taysom Hill, who didn’t fare well in 7-on-7 drills. He completed just two of five pass attempts and both went for little gain. The other three balls were either overthrown, underthrown, or picked (or in some cases, two of these things).
Jameis Winston didn’t have a superb day by any means but there’s chemistry blooming between him and receiver Deonte Harris, which is a beautiful sight for Saints fans. Winston developing strong chemistry with any of the receivers is a good sign so at least we’re seeing one develop right before our eyes.
In this instance, Winston had a beauty of a deep ball to Harris that resulted in a touchdown. Mike Triplett touched more on what I was alluding to a bit ago about Winston and Harris’ rapport.
This touchdown pass to Harris was considered the play of the day, per Sean Fazende.
It’s not great that the quarterbacks are still struggling at this point but we still have three preseason games to go and a lot of practices to be held. Here’s to hoping one of these guys emerges as the clear favorite.
We’re three days away from the Saints’ first preseason game and there is still plenty for fans to keep their eyes on as we inch closer to that match-up against the Ravens.