Deke: Bobby and Hokie break down Monday's Saints practice
by Deke Bellavia,posted Aug 5 2013 10:58PM
Here is what our Resident Pros Bobby Hebert and Hokie Gajan had to say about Monday's Saints news and practice:
Hokie on the Saints getting WR Steve Breaston: "I think it's a pretty good move. He (Breaston) is a guy with name recognition. Steve is a proven player that has been in the league for quite some time. He brings experience and the move to bring him here certainly can't hurt."
What is Hokie looking forward to next?
Goal line drill - It is considered the most physical drill in training camp. "The goal line drill is about who wants it the most. The defense’s job is to keep the offense out of the end zone. And the offense is trying to score."
Hokie said that he thinks the Saints will run their goal line drill sooner than later, since there has not been much work on that area yet during camp. "There were a few plays around the goal line in the Black and Gold Scrimmage. But I would think we may see more of that at practice sooner than later."
Hokie's impressed! Hokie Gajan has been pleased with the progression of the Saints defense thus far. And Hokie, for the first time in a few years is really excited about the Saints Secondary.
"There is a lot of depth back there and now with the return of Patrick Robinson, the competition will be even better." Hokie talked about how the Saints have three first round picks in the secondary in Kenny Vaccaro, Malcolm Jenkins and P-Rob. And, Hokie says he has seen a lot of strides made in an area that has been considered weak.
"I'm seeing a lot of action back there. To me, the secondary is playing faster and they are really flying to the football. I'm not just saying that. I feel like the Saints Secondary has made a lot of improvement."
Hokie also said that the interior D-Line that features Broderick Bunkley, John Jenkins and Akiem Hicks are a legit group of players and the position changes that Junior Gallette and Will Smith have made has been a smooth transition.
The Cajun one!
Bobby Hebert on the Saints picking up WR Steve Breaston: "When he (Breaston) was with the Cardinals, Breaston was behind two of the best players in the game. He (Breaston) is a player that has been known for making plays. I think Breaston will help us."
Bobby spoke of Breaston and his days with Arizona when Breaston was the Cards third WR behind Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldan. Bobby says that Breaston should be able to pick up the Saints Offensive scheme rather quickly.
Bobby also said that if WR Joe Morgan is hurt and has to miss a lot of time, the WR that steps up to take his place will have to do well the rest of camp. "We don't know the extent of Morgan's injury. But him being out does make the WR battle more interesting right now."
Hebert is also expecting the Saints to work on some goal line situations at some point this week. "I'm thinking that when they do work on goal line situations it will be about a 10 to 12 play period."
Bobby also likes the progression of the defense. And now the battle to see who lands the back-up spot to Drew Brees will begin to be answered. "It's going to come down to which QB (Wallace, McCown and Griffin) plays the best in the preseason games. Seneca Wallace is the most mobile of the three, Griffin is a rookie. And Luke McCown took advantage of the extra reps he got last week."