Saints: Blake Gillikin is crushing it yet again in Week 7

Blake Gillikin, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Blake Gillikin, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints limped out the starting gate in their first game back from the BYE against the Seattle Seahawks.

Jameis Winston hasn’t looked very dependable, nor has Tre’Quan Smith in his return. The only emotional moment of the game so far was when Seattle’s D.K. Metcalf burned Marshon Lattimore for a first quarter touchdown, and all we said was, “Oh, shit.”

As the Saints try to get their marbles together, one player has continued to shine: punter Blake Gillikin.

New Orleans Saints punter Blake Gillikin is already trending on Twitter

We wrote about Gillikin’s greatness in Week 5 against Washington, and it seems like Gillikin is just picking up where he left off.

So far in the game, Gillikin has three punts for 140 yards and a long of 58. And for that 58-yarder, Gillikin was punting against the wind. At Lumen Field.

The Saints are having enough trouble as it is getting the ball up the field, but Gillikin is doing his very best at gaining crucial field position. As Pat McAfee puts it, he truly is crushing it.

Saints fans and reporters on Twitter are already having a field day with Gillikin, and here are some of our favorite in-game comments:

Weekly reminder that Gillikin is the best punter in the NFL.

*A series of fire emojis*

Gillikin puts the leg in “legend.”

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As sad as it sounds, Gillikin is the only redeeming part of this Saints team right now. If New Orleans manages to crawl out of their sad little hole, Gillikin should yet again receive much of the praise.