So after two weeks of hitting one another and four practices against the New England Patriots, the New Orleans Saints finally got their first taste of game action.
So what, if it was just a preseason game?!
The Saints lost 27-24 and I'm sure that's not going to sit well with Sean Payton. Surely, he will use this to create a crisis. Creating a crisis is a re-focusing tool Payton learned while an assistant in Dallas under the legendary Bill Parcells. Payton created a crisis during the week leading up to the Super Bowl when about a half dozen players were late to media day.
Let's take a look at some Saints that stood out for reasons good or bad.