Trevor Siemian emphasizes ‘urgency’ in Saints camp

Trevor Siemian, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Trevor Siemian, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Welcome to a new New Orleans Saints era. The Saints are currently 0-3 with Trevor Siemian as their starter, and their 2021 playoff chances are dwindling with every pitiful performance week after week.

In Week 11, it was an especially awful defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles, who built a 33-7 lead by the third quarter.

Siemian rallied his team to score 22 points in the fourth quarter to try to make a late comeback, but as in Weeks 9 and 10, the Saints fell down too fast too early.

In a post-game press conference, Siemian reflected on areas of his game where he thought he could have been better. Specifically, turnovers:

"“Three turnovers – two were (from) me in the first half. I’d be curious to know what the percentage is on teams that turn it over three times and win the ball game. I bet it’s pretty low. So that’s on me. I put our team in a hole early and it’s just too tough to dig yourself out of that. Like I said last week, the margin for error is so small.”"

Siemian went 22-of-40 for 214 yards and threw three touchdowns against two interceptions. He wasn’t sacked a single time, but he still struggled to get the offense going in the first half.

New Orleans Saints QB Trevor Siemian knows exactly what’s at stake after Week 11 loss

Siemian praised tight end Adam Trautman for “doing the right things,” along with tackle Landon Young and guard James Hurst for playing well against a solid Eagles front.

When asked why the Saints start slow offensively but pick up the production late in games, Siemian told reporters, “I couldn’t tell you,” which isn’t very encouraging at all.

One would think the starting quarterback has at least some idea as to why his team can’t convert early in the game — this seems like it’ll be a nagging problem for the rest of the Saints’ season.

Siemian did recognize that staging a fourth-quarter comeback was nearly impossible since there was just “too much to overcome.”

He ends on a very serious note that sounds like a call to action to his Saints brethren:

"“Urgency is at an all-time high as it was going into (today). We know exactly where we’re at. We have to string some (wins) together but it starts with this Thursday.”"

On Thursday, New Orleans may have very little to give thanks for if they get blown out by the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills are just coming off their own blowout loss against Jonathan Taylor and the Indianapolis Colts, and they may be looking for someone to pick on….

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The New Orleans Saints’ season is in a real state of the emergency. Sound the alarm.