Saints stayed late in Las Vegas as team held review of loss to Raiders

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The New Orleans Saints were not happy with their performance Monday night against the Las Vegas Raiders. Head coach Sean Payton made the team get a jump start on their breakdown of the game before returning to New Orleans on Tuesday.

According to Jeff Duncan of, the Saints had been scheduled to depart Las Vegas on a charter flight at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Instead, the team had a morning review session of the loss to the Raiders before ultimately leaving town in the afternoon.

Additionally, head coach Sean Payton scrapped his weekly radio appearance on WWL.

Payton has not been pleased by the performance of the offense over the first two weeks of the season. He called their performance “average at best” after the loss to the Raiders. He was also displeased with the game that he called in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Quarterback Drew Brees said the offense is “not even close to what we are capable of.”

But the offense isn’t the only area needing attention either. The Raiders scored on six of their final seven possessions against the Saints on Monday night with a self-inflicted lost fumble being the only blip for Las Vegas. Additionally, the team had 10 penalties for 129 yards against the Raiders. They rank second in the league in penalties called with 16 and first in penalty yards with 248 yards through two weeks.

The Saints need to find something in order to correct their course ahead of next weekend’s meeting with the Green Bay Packers.

9 responses to “Saints stayed late in Las Vegas as team held review of loss to Raiders

  1. Secondary remains susceptible to deep pass or interference penalty again this year. Could problem be scheme instead of player? Brees totally inaccurate with many passes. Hope to see qb change in next game if problem continues. Emmanuel Sanders a waste of $ unless qb is to blame.
    Meeting over, now boarding.

  2. They lead the league in penalties because they embarrassed the refs for pointing out their error in the NFCCG. If you want to get good calls, you have to thank the refs for their bad calls even if they ruin your entire season. If you hold refs accountable they dont tolerate it.

  3. It’s no secret that Drew Brees has been struggling to pass the ball down the field for the past few years. With more declining arm strength this season, Drew is trying to put so much velocity on the ball that it’s affecting his accuracy.

    It’s very simple! He should have retired last year. And, Sean isn’t the most patient coach. We will be seeing Taysam Hill sooner rather than later.

  4. Saints needed pre-season and off-season to work on the timing and communication between Brees and Sanders, Callaway, etc…its obvious they are not on the same level of “mind Meld: as Michael Thomas is…and No Thomas to go to on 3rd and 5…huge problem

  5. Who do they think they’re fooling?

    “review of loss to Raiders” = 18 straight hours at the blackjack table

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