Saints Forecast: Jameis Winston is a roller-coaster, but its exciting

Jameis Winston appeared like the Saints’ franchise quarterback for the up coming decade. Will he be? Let’s desire significant goals in August.

NEW ORLEANS — If you are looking for measured, dependable, reasonable Saints analysis following they stomped the Jacksonville Jaguars into the dirt Monday evening…halt studying. 

The Saints looked wonderful, treating the City Myers Jaguars like he treated Vanderbilt when he coached Florida. And I am heading to consume all this Saints optimism like it is an ice-chilly Barq’s Root Beer.

I ignore who claimed it but, “The pessimist experiences lousy matters twice 1st when they dread the terrible issue will materialize, and then a 2nd time when it truly does.”

Monday night time is no time for Saints pessimism.

The Saints had their quarterback level of competition settled in style as Jameis Winston finished 9 of 10 for 123 and 2 touchdowns. Oh and both of those touchdowns had been circus catches by Marquez Callaway. The Saints managed to relieve our fears about quarterback and receiver in 15 quick minutes. Pleasant.

Jameis Winston looked like the Saints franchise quarterback for the future ten years. Will he be? Let us dream huge goals in August.

The only point distinct about the Saints in the first quarter since 2017 was Sean Payton was putting on a hat rather of a visor, which was bizarre and not the normal get of issues. Sean you should put the visor again on. You in a hat feels like some alternate universe, then yet again if Monday was what the alternate Saints universe seems like, retain the hat.

Jameis when he’s excellent is a hell of a observe is not he? Monday night certain me of just one thing the 2021 Saints are gonna be entertaining. Winston could be a roller-coaster, but roller-coasters are pleasurable correct?

Sean Payton was amazed, “They pressured him on one participate in, he was ready to rapid switch protections and get into a route for a touchdown.”

I mentioned it final week and I’ll say it once again good Jameis is intoxicating.

The only matter greater than the Saints hunting like they have a prime 10 quarterback was Marquez Callaway giving them an outstanding receiver option when going into coaching camp it looked like they might have none. Michael Thomas is harm, Deonte Harris is experiencing a suspension and receiver appeared like a huge box of drops and disappointment. To the rescue stepped Marquez Callaway with 5 grabs for 104 yards and 2 spectacular receptions, each for scores.

Callaway wasn’t the only receiver who confirmed up Monday Lil Jordan Humphrey bounced back again from a undesirable week of observe with 4 receptions for 74 yards. It truly is only preseason you say? How would you really feel about the receiver if the Saints hadn’t dominated the Jaguars with their major gamers?

Even though the Saints offense was supplying us the responses we would hoped for at quarterback and receiver the defense carries on to glimpse like the prime 5 device they had been in 2021 according to highly developed statistics.

The Saints defensive line shoved the Jaguars starting off offensive line all about the new glimpse Caesars Superdome and held 1st overall draft option Trevor Lawrence to 3 details. They strike and harassed him and appeared very rapid accomplishing it. Probably the Jaguars are sluggish and awful? The Saints held the Jaguars to 45 yards speeding on 20 carries. The Saints run protection is even now brick wall. 

It is August appreciate lifestyle very little.

The only downsides to Monday night ended up the Saints experienced so lots of injuries at restricted stop I believed for a 2nd Mickey Loomis might question City Meyers for Tim Tebow’s mobile cellular phone. Hopefully Adam Trautman and Nick Vannett are ok and the Saints usually are not digging through other teams trash to identify restricted end depth.  The lookup for a kicker continues as Aldrick Rosas created a 52garden discipline target but missed an more position.

A month ago I thought the Saints experienced way too several issues to answer in order to be a playoff contender. Two preseason online games have revealed they have excellent opportunity responses for a large amount of all those concerns. 

Am I becoming also optimistic and unreasonable? I am going to check out individuals Marquez Callaway touchdowns all over again, so get your real looking Saints expectations somewhere else.  We are swimming in delusional optimism where by I am residing. 

Ralph Malbrough is a contributing author and Saints supporter residing in Houston. E-mail him at [email protected], uncover him on Fb, or comply with him on Twitter at @SaintsForecast or download the Saints Joyful Hour Podcast.

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