Saints vs VikingsAugust 9, 2019
Onlookers of Friday night’s preseason opener between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome shouldn’t flicker excessively hard or they may miss the starters.
The presentation games are a device for the Saints training staff as a major aspect of the assessment procedure before the group builds up the underlying 53-player program for the customary season.
Furthermore, with such a significant number of clear starters on an effectively stacked program, the Saints’ up and coming preseason record should highlight a lot of reinforcements instructing playing time while maneuvering for position on the profundity outline.
Here are key territories to watch when the Saints take the field Friday night:
With Drew Brees and the remainder of the Saints’ built up starters not prone to play much – if by any stretch of the imagination – Friday night, different players should see expanded activity on the field. With only three quarterbacks on the program, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill task to see a lot of playing time.
Of the two sign guests, Bridgewater gives a lot of interest outside of confronting his previous group. He’s falling off his first full offseason with the Saints and has delighted in solid exhibitions with an assortment of tosses during 11 days of preparing camp practices.
While the Saints brought back Bridgewater on a one-year bargain in March, the way to a potential long haul bargain in New Orleans successfully begins now.
RUNNING BACK DEPTH
Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray venture as the main two running backs, and Dwayne Washington at present pencils in at No. 3.
Washington, whom mentor Sean Payton as of late brought up is having a decent camp, initially joined the Saints practice squad toward the beginning of September 2018 preceding being raised to the dynamic list. He faces rivalry from new kid on the block Devine Ozigbo, as of late marked Jacquizz Rodgers and Matthew Dayes, who has missed the previous two practices for undisclosed reasons.
Ozigbo has unobtrusively had his minutes, including a play during the night practice at Tulane when he grabbed a blitzing linebacker to permit Brees time to venture up and find wide recipient Tre’Quan Smith for a touchdown during 11-on-11 drills at the objective line.
In the event that the Saints’ ongoing history shows us anything the running back position, anticipate that the challenge should go down the last seven day stretch of the preseason. It was only a year prior that Jonathan Williams, Boston Scott and Terrance West were buried in a preparation camp fight, and afterward the Saints went separate ways with every one of the three in the long stretches of list trimmings to set the underlying 53-player list for the beginning of the normal season.