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12-18-13 4:10pm Bobby & Deke: on Saints roster moves

Dec 18, 2013|

Bobby and Deke talk about the Saints' roster moves ahead of their matchup with the Panthers, replacing their kicker and left tackle.

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And seen it. Both feet and MI NU farm students in my equivalent to about it an anonymous. Good evening you're welcome a sports star. Along with the Keita gave him Bobby -- I'm Deke Bellavia coming a bit for thirty Steven -- will give today's practice report. As the black and go with a lot of action today out there including the official. Hearing about. The release of Garrett Harley from Saints coach Sean Payton and also that rookie to run homestead will be the starting tackles this weekend for the New Orleans Saints -- so -- Color analyst -- -- -- at -- network will be what is the talk about the red hot Carolina Panthers lost about 81 last time was to the New Orleans Saints. To do all of the boat which will be a historic walk on both Saturday night in the Mercedes-Benz superdome and all time I've four record attendance. Will be broken when the raging -- the -- -- defeating north bowl champions take on the Tulane green way. -- -- The Louisiana -- -- head football coach will be with a and that's o'clock now as will hit the ball coach courtesy -- Johnson will preview that the game. Today also Saturday Babineaux will be at Ralph does. On their own downtown from noon to 330 when he New Orleans Bowl preview expense at our annual bowl picks. At 6:45 PM this evening it'll be QB QB would have Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Bobby a -- and it's 7:30 PM tonight. We would join LSU by tiger basketball Tigers at. Texas Tech operating jaguar opinion poll are you confident at saint left tackle two rounds that. To get the job done against Carolina. Cast a vote online at WW dot com and Bobby as usage yesterday because of -- factors that you know you explain again. You would rather not start the Ronald dead in this situation that you have to hit it. Well and the Saints might feel that but I could see -- now. When you look at the logic that goes when your best players. There. But the one thing. In that. You don't want to be week when amenable sides of that maybe a perception -- even from a confidence standpoint in other words and Zach Strief. Is playing well and get the job done at right tackle. Even though you got to do more to one thing you don't necessarily just to throw him out and a year left tackle Bryce Harris in the right tackle. It's actually was not as confident. Playing left tackle as he what is right tackles or that being said. You know he tells -- extremely give the rights happy playing at a high level that right tackle spot. You know I gonna have much help. And in almost and you put arms stand on their in at left tackle who he's being groomed. That position and you work out of the chip blocks then you know with a with a tied in the running back to help in arms that out now. I think. Coach -- knows the team and as well as anyone but. It from an outsider you have to say that. When you look at continuity on a team in. Change in the -- Garrett Hartley. A right now in you know kickers that so much. I was -- as far as -- man command our our our team he kickers that kind of hang out by themselves and the -- the team just tell that to command his big freaking -- You know and not so much. In a side by side in the trenches -- kind of atmosphere where. England Armstead by talking a -- You know being thrown -- -- -- -- to the wolves so to speak -- coach -- Morgenthau Pine Bluff. He's going to be in the biggest game of his life. And you know puts on the line. And considering his opponent. You look at Carolina's Stevenson in oh -- hardy and Charles Johnson. Those guys around double digit sacks and they got humiliated embarrassed in the super -- So you know that they don't -- bounce back held an eleven whatever you wanna call it so -- to be a big challenge Armstead and I'm sure. You know coach Peyton. A from a psychological standpoint how they deal would arms then -- -- well enough. The -- Holly's gonna handle him and -- -- Drew Brees to encourage him. And but the bottom line he has that yes the succeed we needed to succeed. The Saints to win. I Bobby is -- the opening press conference statement from this morning -- Payton addressed the media try to practice his coach Sean Payton. We first go through the transactions for today. Actually yesterday to reporters were waived defensive back Chris -- kicker Garrett Hartley we signed safety Eric Frampton and then kicker Shayne Graham. Tripped and won't be in in time for practice this afternoon to begin and then probably around 2:33 o'clock. Be someone that we feel like can help us in the kicking game -- start Jauron Armstead at left tackle it and what do we feel good week to work here together is so important game force our schedule be fairly normal fairly routine with today being a big emphasis or first and second down having just played this team. There is you know that. Familiar rarity if you will with the opponent in yet I think the preparation this week in -- -- -- going to be very important for our team so. Obviously there's a lot of stay. Now let's speed up in and Nolan -- -- -- he able will go to the par what coach Payton talked about having the change at the left tackle position. Unlike the defense of blood unlike the secondary receivers running backs you know. At that position group typically stays on the field too easily teams might rotate a player I felt like. There were a handful of things we did a few years ago that that we struggled in protection against with Saint Louis that -- we almost -- you know we learned a lesson. As coaches. And we went into this game with a pretty good player with regards to how we wanted to handle certain type of Russia's I think Ron's improved during the course of the season be it. Taken scout team reps some work with the with the offense. It's. You know stunned to see what he can do visit with Charles this morning of course he's disappointed as he would be I'm sure he'll respond the right way. And handle this right way to professional matter and it's the nature of the business you know and if it was a again a decision made based on. Just look at that. A lot of snaps and look at it the consistency in the things were looking for. And I think that there were a handful of things that happen in the game the other day that really prohibited from having some type success. And that I said this after the game that we work through. It wasn't just one player -- there was a lot of you know hands over in that in the mud including mind that this is something that I think is necessary right now for us. -- his coach paid more on repeat -- Armstead who will start at left tackle offensively for the Saints Sunday against Carolina. He's athletic he's someone who has a pretty good feel what we're doing certainly the big growing pains when you play young player like that and yet it's. The guy like him who's -- who's been around now for. Eight months time outs in our program. But I think he's Smart I think -- prepare and study them and do all the little things I think to get. You know great support by that by that room it's pretty close through so makes him compete. Is coach Sean Payton when asked about how difficult was it on a decision to wave -- Thought there. It was real difficult what they we talked about and I think that it probably happens more with kickers that any other position but. He's extremely tell a player he's gonna play in this league. I think for quite along time and -- have success. And the way these doors come open and close. It would just agreed to -- right now don't ever say never in regards to. Being back with the team but that being said with what he's done and been bit a part of you know it's difficult specially the success the success he had -- That runner known it's got great like tell. This felt like it was one thing that it is a little bit more challenging that decision because you know for not getting the right effort that we can look closely at rest we can look closely at what we're doing these drills for not getting the right. Skiing we can change that a productive right results in regards to takeaways we can make sure that that's emphasize. It's a little bit more. Nebulous when it comes to the compliments of a kicker I think he had a great week of practice. Last weekend in yet that you didn't manifest itself in the game so that was tough decision. By having a Saints coach Tom played them this season to our -- -- -- and also the decision to start. Rob -- first thing that he's talking like Garrett Hartley and the bottom line is production I mean. -- and -- is really the nature of the beast is what every department lately. And you know you could say. You wanna keep the continuity on his team -- a veteran team a lot of experience with it's all about. Everyone. Being held accountable. And you have to come through if you look hardly. 72%. Success rate on field goals. Twenty to a thirty if you look that was the Los of his career. And ranked thirtieth out of 32 -- in the NFL. In did you view looks as 2009. He's consistently ranked in the bottom third of the league. Since 2009 to nowhere near. Who would you classify it you know Pro Bowl kicker now. You remember the positives or he'll have to within to look at it always is deposited over the glass half full because he was. Truly special had a special -- run in 2009. When he was five for five and three people seizing gains and obviously it at forty yarder. Forty yard field goal in overtime against the Vikings to send the things that is suitable. And I will know Ali did in this -- actually making three kicks all forty yards but is this about production and where your Latin. Where -- Saints -- at I mean they cannot afford because he could come down to whether you make are you missing king became heavy kicker and a phone. And you look at -- Shayne Graham. Since 2000 you look at his production. Mean here's a guy came into the league lengthened in 2000 he's 85%. A field goal kicker all that time he's been that are Pro Bowl. So I think youth. You know one of those though right now where you're at and I'm sure his workouts for outstanding. And so that's one thing in -- signing she Ingram now. Intravenous in his see -- Armstead. That the united to play a perfect game if he does get beat on it he responds to adversity. You musical and upon our living out I you can afford it going to you know take this right now -- Toronto on stake in dude. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But it just shows you how tough -- is -- the even if they wanted to say its greatest player. We'll year old. Even Willie roll and start Allen exactly we have as far as Jerry was a right tackle -- and they move them. That actually became diving the greatest thing if there ever and a hall of fame I think it is to vote you have to look at them when word about it now. He had -- look at and a lot of confidence issue on one guy. Black compositional. In and you don't like -- Charles brown and you can't just harvest of your profession you getting paid -- you know seeing that -- -- and all of us doesn't I might get hurt that you back there that this is the only Napoli getting -- got to step by the take advantage opportunities this is. Always thought Drew Brees it six sorted out tonight on WW. Operated jaguar -- -- -- Debbie did your dot com are you confident that the saint left tackle a rookie left tackles this thought for the first time Sunday against Carolina on homestead. -- can't keep the job done against one of the most tenacious defense is. In the National Football League 260187. And you vote online at WW dot com Drew Brees jones'. At six glorious time I've always got to take time and it would come into the holiday season thank people. Great people and I was behind the scenes that caused mark minorities it was now that great terrible. On trip Christian team Bob all sports there in a course that Steve -- who on Monday and I've talked to -- talk to all -- them little money at Texas and tweet this you little notes. And gave us a great stat though on Monday of course you'll only get excited about it but that would put a first time in. Eleven years yes as you have -- -- decades since 2002. That shows you you don't -- franchise is played our franchise quarterback within a franchise -- the first time. -- it's sweet sixteen. Of 2002. That Tom Brady Peyton Manning and Drew Brees all loss in the same week as group recently at the yes -- didn't look as they -- valid then released data that they when you look at those household name. Absolutely come back to Raoul Sean. And Ronnie lusty a gala will be -- -- with today's practice report it's a very interesting one. As well again operated jaguar pre imposed Iran -- -- rookie was up for the first time in his NFL career. He was thought against the Carolina Panthers are you confident. That he can get the job done against the Panthers don't need to be on his time is 430 -- of things and we'll go to -- -- And welcome back to sports talk basically take anybody bad Deke Bellavia its export about tonight we will visit with Saints quarterback. Drew Brees and a lot of action in the in this have a since Sunday at the end of the saint point 716. -- loss to Saint Louis including a lot of changes with today's practice report -- headed off to Steve didn't get the. They're guys yet when they announced that cultural thing would be addressing the media at 8:30 AM today. He does it will be some fairly big news. -- first go through the transactions for today actually yesterday to reporters were waived defensive back Chris -- and kicker Garrett Hartley we signed safety Eric Frampton and then kicker Shayne Graham. -- start Jauron Armstead at left tackle. And what do we feel good week to work here together is so important game force our schedule be fairly normal fairly routine with today being -- big emphasis or first and second down having just played this team. There is you know that. Familiar rarity if you will with the opponent in yet I think the preparation this week in detention deet -- going to be very important for our team so. Obviously there's a lot of -- Now all -- there are -- released trickle down last night the decision that review to rock on they would start plate trial Bruntlett tackle this beat woods. Unexpected. Shall -- was pulled from last week carpet report labor Robert Quinn who is the best defensive player in the NFL right now. -- giving it a -- been inactive most of -- in its first career are on the road in the game with so much on the line Sunday. I think drugs improved during the course of the season be taken scout team reps some work with the with the offense. It's. You know it's time to see what he can do visit with Charles this morning course she's disappointed as he would be I'm sure he'll respond the right way. And handle this right way to professional matter and it's the nature of the business you know and if it was a again a decision made based on. Just look at that. A lot of snaps and look at it the consistency in the things were looking for. And I think that there were a handful of things that happen in the game the other day that really prohibited from having some type success. And that I said this after the game that Lou was there. It wasn't just one player and then there was a lot of you know hands over and that in that -- including mind that this is something that I think is necessary right now for us. Arms that'll be protecting Drew Brees blind but on Sunday and I think our quarterback that. He has all the confidence in the world in the rookie in the big game. I say here we go big Fella here's your opportunity you know an -- on a percent cut teleconference and him and you know. We've had you take take every starter on offense and then they can they can tell you that moment when they got that opportunity you know like he's getting and it's nothing but positive nothing but encouragement and he knows what goes back. Pats are -- new place kicker Shayne Graham of their senior debt the start of this field and on the roster ball. He never attempted a kick before being released this -- bit. Last year for the -- saint. Graham made the one -- 38 attempts. How hard was that they've -- for -- the cut ties with partly -- been with the team since 2008. Thought. It was real difficult what they we talked about and I think that it probably happens more with kickers that any other position but. He's extremely tell a player he's gonna play in this -- I think for quite a long time -- and have success. And the way these doors come open and close. It would just agreed to -- right now don't ever say never in regards to. Being back with the team but that being said with what he's done -- and been a part of you know it's difficult specially the success the success he had in. That runner known it's got great like tell. This felt like it was one thing that it is a little bit more challenging that decision because you know for not getting the right effort that we can look closely at rest we can look closely at what we're doing these drills for not getting the right. Scheme we can change that a productive right results in regards to takeaways we can make sure that that's emphasize. It's a little bit more. Nebulous when it comes to the confidence of a kicker I think he had a great week of practice. Last weekend in yet that you're didn't manifest itself in the game so that was tough decision. Now let's get out of the game -- that can be played on Sunday coach -- -- that. How much it had to mature between game plan since they just play the Panthers on Sunday Night Football back then we fourteen. There's things that we didn't run. That world call sheet. Offensively or defensively. There I'm sure vice Versa there's things that. You know you wanted to get a chance to do you weren't able to really keep those things and then teams are really change him. Their scheme philosophically. During the course of weeks there's certain things you do as an emphasis are certain things you want to apply in a game. But the personalities of seems that this for the year are pretty defied. And finally Drew Brees says that even though they -- -- the last three. Even though some players are being troubled program now and people are starting to doubt this team. Player better in the locker room. Are all united with one common goal. All the matters you know despite monitor what's happened over the last few weeks and all that stuff the fact of the matter is that we go on the road this week we get a win. We win the division we secured its usage that's all matters. So that's where focuses. In 2006. And think 030 record against the Panthers in Carolina. Three or. Also just happened to be black and gold woeful road record they see it. What the but he practiced report I'm Steve Geller. Excellent works the an excellent work Steve thank you very much follow Steve enough on Twitter at Steve WW -- Bobby you know when you talk about that today's practice report in nine everything there right well. And it's it's almost like the week of the I don't know will be important games. Everybody say the right thing. Right yeah that's does that tell you is that you could say the right thing and you have to say the right thing because a lot of you can't syndrome you know competition is as the middle. You know trying to have that edging build my confidence. We knew when you go to Stephen -- did you feel feel we have a fighting chance in. And you brought up an example and it is somewhat similar but not a similar because what's on the line. If you look at him on bush tried. All of us on okayed we're practicing as the Houston Texans in Houston during training camp. Jammal Brown goes down almost in -- and bush tried your the last tackle and he was getting his butt whipped. All week you practicing it's Mario Williams who's now with the Buffalo Bills have been on the Ohio. How good he hasn't inactive quarterback -- the game. I could remember Mario Williams. Jon Busch troubles -- ending that was wonder. Pressured that drew just had to get rid of the ball. Towards and it is saying your quarterback can recall bank. Eat seed yet we actually don't know 'cause we had thought oh he might give up two sacks and one half. You know time -- think it. I think is gonna be even magnified. If you look right now. Born to run Armstead and where he's at in his competition. If you look at Carolina. We did an outstanding job and I don't only -- drew two times. And like at nine yards total yards as far as sacks and we -- were able to sack I canyon five times. You look on the season Carolina has 45 sacks we have 43. When I look at the competition in their guys on the edge you look at Charles Johnson with nine sacks. And being on the -- Greg Hardy. Lose their right demons have been. He has eight sacks now what's impressive. When you look at you know quarterback pressures. He has 33. Now big Charles Johnson is second and he get after the quarterback Agassi at night thanks he had seventeen. So Greg Hardy even if he has -- mean sacking the quarterback. He's bring in the heat and not getting pressure with thirty threes also forced the fumble so it's going to be a very similar. Tied challenge their Jemima bush trot -- is a Mario Williams to run arm says gonna have against Greg Hardy. But just it being magnified. Because what's on the line. But hate that this. This like I drew Dolan may -- opportunity party it. You know when you wanna be a pro. One this is what it's all about and and -- and indeed. -- Armstead. They you know had to be a pro bowler of a -- -- KD the weakling every time that you know Johnson and and coming after him in that regard when I was in LA. She was in 1985. -- it was poured into the year Jamie how was the quarterback. And there was several tobacco to at that point in time and they'll as a young guy was a freshman true freshman from the West Bank. And he got to be I forgot who relishes Garrett -- -- Texas is somebody was kind of a what he's big he's gained but it would it would and the guy -- -- Michael Kenny in in all of Sunday and everybody has tear -- Arsenal who your starting quarterback. He deserved out our tallest on a quarterback. And from their own home. Her -- was -- -- and he he took his opportunity right any rain anyways it was a situation where is okay they had other guys ahead more experienced. Other guys had been a system but he felt like Tyler gave him the best chance to succeed at best chance to win. Out of that's the situation here but that's not follow -- you know when you go to a rookie that and play. Well yeah I mean like drew said. Every play and NFL yet to start somewhere you know you know -- and it felt it would experience. You know everyone remembers their first game jitters they were feeling the competition. But they got -- think about this last night the only thing. It is not public and can you -- -- what can you nerve in his kind of game I'm like I don't know junior colleges. It is that you can't count like the NFL but he won a championship there you won a national championship and Auburn on the big stage knowledge and all the pressure. That was on him at Auburn at that time off the field. It's so for me I don't think he's still overwhelmed with the pressure right now Carolina -- there isn't what I think. -- -- -- -- That he almost has to see the -- who before he throws that we sacked him five times it just hanging in the pocket. I think and his game needs to even up and he's gonna get a threesome that grieve. And he's a drawback I have never seen rain over and gaining it in the clock to go through his progress I think he's gonna take off and run and he gets the crap beat out of select what does he say even if for. If this is the play off. And guys big I think you know how he was aggressive in that eight win winning streak a game winning streak in the in the fourth quarter and back -- I think he's -- try do that little gain. Anything even though they need to try and make plays to -- Drew Brees at 645 tonight this is sports. Off on that because you have. And welcome back. To the phone to go. We will go to food now -- Sean Sean thank you the calling W did you go. And he -- and he -- Admit it. -- -- -- Each student actually put all that into perspective. On eighteen for a will leave that to me on that -- what it is so Opel. It's a lot beyond the team was. Doing the job that's won't -- right. And that -- and it's everybody -- -- -- -- about it or give the opposite. Okay so incredibly good year at all. It was starting income. If you import some people if you looked at that beauty is that it certainly has -- he was there but that amount of people shot of the -- That's so many what we do it grow -- -- out there. Finally -- phenomenal kid that is at the end of the year. Yet let him out. It's on is that like you know like I have a job ever you know it is my job alive follow lifetime appointment. Where are on Ohman could be here at least a year. Well the NFL -- it's all about what I've read apartment lately and it reduction. And they're an economic data is is gonna show you how things change in how it is -- -- beat them -- -- Thought it would hold -- -- is reporting game I'd shelves round. And I'm not how he's been on the locals that -- when he was playing well hold you to approach I don't know -- I don't trust Charles Brown. That's a big drop off from jamaat bush rod and I don't think he's -- the future one inning because I had Tolkien. Debris on the snap pro football focus. That if you look at it you'd have to say probably a better run blocker. In pass protection. But not an -- ending to write home about but threw -- first thing games. He had them like I'm very negative pass blocking great Britain and you look in that spanned the first thing gains. He allowed five sacks seven hits and drew and 29 are aren't. And you look at the last three games before to Rams he's playing better that's a given up just three carries in those sacks or hits on drew. Not I was against the sea dogs man there's whatever and have excellent -- rushes. But Daniel it would get against the -- He went back to -- to -- in the first ten games where you are left tackle. -- have those inconsistency. At that position to look at every NFL team has a drop pass rusher. And that's one place you have to be consistent and Charles Brown wasn't consistent enough this is -- talk on WW.

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