With two games under the Saints' belt thus far this preseason, I headed down Airline Drive to see how this team looked in its first live action since its game versus the New England Patriots last week.
In short, New Orleans was sloppy.
Special teams had problems getting lined up or not having enough men on the field. Drew Brees had a couple of interceptions and a couple of bad throws behind receivers. The offense also sputtered with false-start penalties, ending the practice on one that ended in wind sprints for the guys.
The offense might have had a so-so day, but the defense was pretty solid on its end and again. It seems the players get better every week they are practicing in Steve Spagnuolo's new defense, and that could only mean great things for the upcoming season by the way they've looked so far.
Here are my observations from my trip to training camp.