Alvin Kamara: Saints ‘weren’t ready’ in Week 2 and have moved on

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Alvin Kamara had one of the worst performances of his career in Week 2 against the Panthers. The New Orleans Saints running back rushed for a measly five yards off of eight carries while catching four passes for 25 yards.

After seeing what the Saints did to the Patriots last week, it feels like maybe Week 2 was indeed a result of the team not having eight coaches and missing several key players. Kamara, on the other hand, admits that the team wasn’t ready for their tilt with the Panthers.

Kamara spoke with Pro Football Talk and had this to say:

"“We’re not talking about that anymore.” Later in the conversation, Kamara brought it up on his own.“If you want to talk about last week one last time, last week we weren’t ready to play,” Kamara said. “I think this week we got a better week of practice. We kind of honed in on some of the smaller details and knew what the assignment was this week and came out and executed.”"

Alvin Kamara is ready to move on from Week 2’s blowout loss.

This is absolutely the right attitude to have. We’re now over a week removed from the 26-7 butt whooping the Panthers laid on the black and gold and Kamara has the right mindset — Move on and put it the rearview mirror.

We know this Saints team is better than what we saw in Week 2 and they proved that with their beatdown of the Patriots on Sunday. The defense looks like one of the best in the league and Kamara bounced back to looking like his regular self.

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This game hopefully humbled NOLA and they know moving forward that they always have to be prepared and ready to bring their A-game.