After Further Review: Three takes from Saints vs. Steelers - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

After Further Review: Three takes from Saints vs. Steelers

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
© (Michael DeMocker Times Picayune/nola.com) Coach Payton looks on as his team lost their eighth consecutive preseason game. © (Michael DeMocker Times Picayune/nola.com) Coach Payton looks on as his team lost their eighth consecutive preseason game.
(WVUE) -

The Saints lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-14 on Friday in their third preseason game of 2016.

Take one: Offensive line issues are very real

Sean Payton didn't even have to be asked, he voluntarily opened his press conference with how concerned he was with his offensive line. Protection was a problem once again Friday against a very good team that they game-planed for. This group as it currently stands is simply not good enough. The Saints must make some kind of move to bring another player to enhance the talent. If not, it could be a very long season.

Take two: Saints defense wasn't prepared for Steelers' no huddle attack.

Two steps back for a defense that showed promise this preseason. The one thing that struck me was how unprepared the defense seemed for the quick, no huddle passing attack from Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers came out with nine straight short passes that put Saints defenders on their heels. I'm not sure the Saints were expecting a no huddle attack in preseason. Perhaps they would have been more prepared for that during a regular season game. Either way, it wasn't a good look.

In all, the Steelers accumulated 231 yards in the first quarter.

Take three: TommyLee Lewis will make the roster 

On a positive note, TommyLee Lewis strikes again. He has become the player that Sean Payton talks about who, regardless of position, has played his way onto the roster. Every time he gets an opportunity, he makes a play. Tonight, it came on a touchdown pass from Garrett Grayson.

Copyright 2016 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:34:10 GMT
    Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

    more>>

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

    more>>
  • Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

    Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-05-19 08:10:38 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:03:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Kentucky Derby winner Justify is washed outside a barn, Friday, May 18, 2018, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race is schedule for Saturday.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Kentucky Derby winner Justify is washed outside a barn, Friday, May 18, 2018, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race is schedule for Saturday.

    Baffert chasing history, Justify pursues Triple Crown in potentially soggy Preakness.

    more>>

    Baffert chasing history, Justify pursues Triple Crown in potentially soggy Preakness.

    more>>
  • GMB Racing's Lone Sailor finishes fifth in Preakness

    GMB Racing's Lone Sailor finishes fifth in Preakness

    Lone Sailor finished fifth in the Preakness. Source: FOX 8Lone Sailor finished fifth in the Preakness. Source: FOX 8
    Lone Sailor finished fifth in the Preakness. Source: FOX 8Lone Sailor finished fifth in the Preakness. Source: FOX 8
    On a mud-soaked Pimlico track, GMB Racing's Lone Sailor finished fifth in the Preakness. Justify won the second leg of the Triple Crown edging out Bravazo. Bravazo won the Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Lone Sailor finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby. Sailor came out of the Preakness in great shape according to Gayle Benson-owned GMB Racing. @gmbracing thanks @TomAmossRacing @iradortiz and all those in getting LONE SAILOR ready to run @PreaknessStakes - he came out of th...more>>
    On a mud-soaked Pimlico track, GMB Racing's Lone Sailor finished fifth in the Preakness. Justify won the second leg of the Triple Crown edging out Bravazo. Bravazo won the Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Lone Sailor finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby. Sailor came out of the Preakness in great shape according to Gayle Benson-owned GMB Racing. @gmbracing thanks @TomAmossRacing @iradortiz and all those in getting LONE SAILOR ready to run @PreaknessStakes - he came out of th...more>>
Powered by Frankly