Chris Olave a bright spot in Saints winners and losers from Week 3
Dennis Allen and Pete Carmichael
I was fine with the Saints hiring Dennis Allen but he has not been impressive in his first three games as a head coach. This team has too much talent to be performing this poorly and that comes down to coaching. Allen should have learned from his failed stint as the Raiders head coach but he continues to be a poor leader and needs to turn things around if he doesn't want to be a one-year wonder in New Orleans.
As for Carmichael, my point of this team having plenty of talent stands here as well. How can a team with Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Alvin Kamara only score 14 points with all 14 of those points coming in the fourth quarter? This offensive performance is inexcusable.
It's time to make a change at quarterback. I get that Winston isn't healthy and if that's the case, then why is he still out there?
Winston's numbers didn't look bad but he certainly did. He threw two bad picks and continued to hold this offense back. The Saints signed Andy Dalton in the offseason for a reason so why is he not getting the ball when the game is still within reach?
It pains me to say this but it might be possible that Wil Lutz isn't the same kicker he once was after missing all of last year due to injury. Lutz missed both of the field goals he was asked to attempt and those were just the cherry on top of a crappy day for this team.
Had Lutz converted on both of those field goals, the Saints could have picked up momentum and ended up pulling off a win. Instead, it just took away any momentum the team had leading up to that moment.
Lutz used to be automatic but that might not be the case anymore and Sunday showed just that.
Kamara's final numbers weren't terrible but he's in the loser category because of the costly fumble he had in the first quarter that led to the Panthers scoring a touchdown. The Saints running backs have not done a good job at securing the football and Kamara was the latest victim of that. He doesn't turn the ball over much but this one was costly.
This game was ugly to watch and the Saints will have a long time to think about it when they're heading to London for Week 4.