New Orleans Saints: Winners and losers from Week 11 loss to Eagles
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I really like Trevor Siemian and think he could be a good quarterback but the good version of Siemian wasn’t anywhere to be found in the loss to the Eagles. While his two touchdowns on the day were good throws, that was about all there was from the good category. He did show some flashes in the fourth quarter once again but New Orleans can’t keep waiting until the fourth quarter to flash.
It’s clear the Saints won’t be able to win with Siemian moving forward. At this point, do they continue to let him start or do they eventually give rookie Ian Book a chance to show what he can do?
The 2020 draft class is looking more and more like a disaster with each passing week. Cesar Ruiz looks overwhelmed and that’s not something you want to see from a second-year starter at right guard. He’s been bad this year and this game was another rough outing from the Michigan product.
Aside from the guys listed in the winner category, the defense had a terrible outing. The Eagles rushed for 200 yards against the so-called best run defense in the league and that can’t happen, not when you have that title to live up to.
Marshon Lattimore had another rough outing, Marcus Davenport got chippy when an Eagles offensive lineman and that point had no sacks (he did finish with half a sack, however), and Malcolm Jenkins got pushed around throughout. I don’t know what happened to this defense but they’re not the same Super Bowl-caliber unit we saw on the field less than a month ago.
I know the final score of this game wasn’t all that bad but make no mistake — This was an ugly one. The Saints don’t deserve to be a playoff team after that disgusting performance in Philadelphia.