Dolphins beat shorthanded Saints team 20-3
With 16 players from the active Saints roster who didn’t play last night, you didn’t have much hope that New Orleans could secure a win over a Miami team that had won six in a row. . This is exactly what happened against the Dolphins as New Orleans lost 20-3.
Coach Sean Payton says there were guys playing Monday night who never trained with the team.
âWe had two players geared up for equipment in the newly arrived equipment room,â Payton said.
The Saints were on their eighth offensive tackle in the depth standings. This guy’s name is Kyle Murphy and he was put on the active roster before the game.
Rookie Ian Book started as a quarterback. Book started the season as a fourth-string quarterback and threw a six pick on his second assist and was sacked eight times on his NFL debut. Payton says it’s difficult to gauge Book’s performance. because they struggled to keep him standing.
“He’s competitive and tough, he’ll be fine, he’ll be frustrated like all of us with some games, but that certainly won’t define his growth, his career or what he does,” said Payton.
Book fought behind a makeshift offensive line. He ended up throwing for 135 yards and two interceptions.
“It’s about moving forward, don’t lower your head, it didn’t work tonight, I had fun being there, obviously it didn’t work, but I was there in trying to bring in the energy, to stay confident in there, just head over to these guys, âBook said.
New Orleans will close the home schedule this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers at 3:25. New Orleans are 7-8 and need to win the next two and look forward to some help to advance to the playoffs.