The New Orleans Saints are in the midst of a blowout at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles and Trevor Siemian is a big reason as to why things aren’t going well for the black and gold.
I’ve defended Siemian since he took over as NOLA’s starter in Week 8 when Jameis Winston was lost for the year due to an ACL tear. That’s because Siemian was playing well despite a lack of weapons to throw to.
This week, however, the guy has been terrible through one half of football. He threw two interceptions, one going for a pick-six in favor of the Eagles and giving the Birds a 20-point lead heading into the locker room.
Typically, if a quarterback was struggling as much as Siemian was, he’d be replaced but, unfortunately, that’s not an option for the Saints.
New Orleans Saints don’t have any QB options not named Trevor Siemian
New Orleans made the puzzling decision today to make Ian Book inactive. This made no sense considering Taysom Hill’s injury. Hill was active but it was made known that he wouldn’t be playing unless something happened to Siemian. Why not activate Book then if that’s the case?
This would have been the perfect opportunity to give the Notre Dame rookie a chance to show what he could do. At this point, there’d be no pressure on Book, as the Saints probably aren’t coming back in this one. It’d have given the kid some valuable playing time.
Unfortunately, we’ll continue to watch Siemian in what’s more than likely going to end up as an ugly loss for the New Orleans Saints. After a 5-2 start, the black and gold will be 5-5 if they do indeed drop this game in Philadelphia.
It’s rough for this team right now and while Winston’s injury isn’t something they could have planned for, having better weapons on the field was something they were well aware of entering the season. Yet here we are.