In the preseason opener, Luke McCown took the majority of snaps under center, while Seneca Wallace sat with a groin injury. With time running out to impress the coaching staff, Wallace is back in action this week, looking to make his mark.
"It's tough especially when you're trying to learn a new system," Wallace said. "You miss time, heck this was only the second time I did redzone since OTA's, so it's tough, but you just battle and continue to get better and keep grinding through it and see what happens on Friday."
Head Coach Sean Payton added, "He's got a pretty good grasp of what we're doing, and now it's just running the offense and moving the team, and all the little things that go into the position, so he'll play this week."
Released by the Cleveland Browns at the end of last year's preseason, Wallace remains in audition mode with the Saints, while trying to gain the trust of his teammates.
"I think first and foremost, consistency," said receiver Lance Moore. "Making sure that he masters the offense and is ready to get us into the right plays at the right time, and obviously making plays."
Wallace plans to stick to the fundamentals, "Just keep playing football, doing the same things I've been doing since I was young. You know, things will happen in a game, you just gotta bounce back from them, and continue to make plays and move the ball, and show the team that you can run the system, the way Coach Payton wants it ran."
And Friday night, Wallace will get his chance back under the bright lights of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and he said today that the last time he actually played a game in the Superdome was eight years ago in August of 2005 for some preseason action. Wallace was with the Seahawks at the time, playing against the Saints, and of course that game was just weeks before Hurricane Katrina.
"He brings a lot of experience," Moore said. "That is something that we really haven't had here in the backup in four years. To have either him or Luke McCown, or whoever it may be, those guys have played a lot of ball in this league and they will definitely be beneficial."
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