We usually are updated from practice from either Chargers.com ‘s Ricky Henne, ESPN’s Eric Williams, or our own Lightning Round twins. I thought it’d be cool to share some tweets from some of the Saints beat writers and get their insight from today’ joint practice.
Cam Jordan gave the business to Joe Barksdale on pass rush drill. Teammate Zach Strief said he's happy to not have to block Cam in real life— John DeShazier (@JohnDeShazier) August 17, 2017
Barksdale apparently left practice after he limped off with an ankle injury.
D gets a chance for a pick, PJ Williams dropped it at the goal line— John DeShazier (@JohnDeShazier) August 17, 2017
That’s the Saints best corner & he was playing very well before an injury last year. This is where I wish we had video so we can see the receiver and the route. Yes, I’m assuming Rivers threw that.
Sticky coverage by @Saints for naught, Keenan Allen one-handed grab on pass from Philip Rivers beats the cover— John DeShazier (@JohnDeShazier) August 17, 2017
The catch is on the Chargers website. Here it is:
Yikes. Keenan Allen beat P.J. Williams pretty badly there. Philip Rivers on the mark.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 17, 2017
Keenan Allen is abusing the Saints secondary— Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric) August 17, 2017
That Keenan Allen guy is pretty good. Just had a circus catch in end zone with Vonn Bell defending.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 17, 2017
Another touchdown for Keenan Allen— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) August 17, 2017
So, pretty good day for 13 it sounds like. That Kristian guy said Allen also drew a holding call in the end zone. If this team has any chance of playing into January Keenan needs to be healthy.
The tweets about the offensive line were positive mostly. The tackles had trouble blocking Jordan but it was both backups in Burwell & Hairston.
The Saints guys were raving about the Chargers defensive line.
LA d line killing the Saints in team— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) August 17, 2017
In practice, they have red-zone periods that usually consist of about 10 plays or so. The defense didn’t allow a score.
I have Brees 11-of-16 during team. Four sacks. One interception. Rivers was 14-of-23.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) August 17, 2017
Joey Bosa is really good— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) August 17, 2017
Pocket just Collapsed on Brees on that play Bosa beat Strief— Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric) August 17, 2017
Boss just moved Strief right back into Brees. First-team Saints offense struggled in this team period.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 17, 2017
Bosa will be better this year. If he has the sacks to back that up or not is another story but I’m confident he’ll be improved as a player.
In the secondary, Desmond King picked Brees off. That’s kind of a big deal. Overall, it sounds like the secondary had a good day.
Nobody on the Saints is getting open. First-team offense mostly strikes out again.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) August 17, 2017
This is good to hear as I believe Casey Hayward was out today with a tweaked hamstring. I imagine King got a bump up the depth chart because of this.
The reporters made it sound like the Chargers dominated practice.