3 NOLA Saints players that are holding the offense back so far
1. NOLA Saints QB Jameis Winston
The obvious No. 1 option for this list is Jameis Winston because he’s the quarterback and offenses tend to go as far as the quarterback can take them.
Winston only has 387 yards through the air to go along with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown during his first three starts with the Saints.
The big thing with Winston through three games is that he’s only thrown two picks with both of them coming in that awful Week 2 loss. The thing about that game, however, is that Winston wasn’t the reason the team lost in an embarrassing fashion. Everyone played poorly that week.
While Winston has thrown seven touchdowns, he’s yet to eclipse the 150-yards passing mark in a game this season. A veteran starting quarterback should easily be able to throw for 150 yards in a single game, so Winston needs to start padding the stats a bit.
So far, it hasn’t mattered that Winston’s season-high is 148 yards but make no mistake — The defense can’t win every game for this team. At some point, Jameis Winston is going to have to put the team on his back and carry them to victory.
These three players need to step it up and help their team out more. The Saints defense can only win games for this team for so long until it’ll be time for the offense to step up and win games.