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Bobby & Deuce sound off on Day 4 of Saints camp

Brandon Coleman had a big day

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By Deke Bellavia, @dekebigchief

The fourth day of Saints Training Camp produced a pattern of results that the media is getting used to.

"Coach Payton said just yesterday that this is an important camp for him.  And he's playing like it."

That according to the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert who says that Saints Wide Receiver Brandon Coleman is showing why so many people believe he has the potential to be a big time playmaker in the NFL.

Coleman had another big day catching the football for the Saints offense and he finished the day with two TD grabs.  Coleman's day was highlighted by a 60 yard TD reception from QB Drew Brees.

"He got open and made a nice play over Safety Vinny Bell," said Saints Color Analyst Deuce McAllister.

Deuce said that regardless of which QB is throwing the ball or whatever DB he's lined up against Coleman has been coming out on the better end of plays.

Deuce also said WR's Willie Snead and Tommy Lee Lewis both came up with nice showings on the fourth day of Saints Camp.

Bobby  and Deuce both said the Saints Offense won the day.  But it would be the Saints defense that started hot.

"I don't know if I've ever seen the defense come up big on six straight plays," said Hebert.  "The defense forced an incomplete pass on 6 consecutive plays to start the period."

The Black and Gold Defense began the 7-on-7 period as hot as any team could.  But there got start would be short lived as the offense took complete control of the practice

"Outside of seven on seven the Saints Offense kicked their you know what," said Deuce.

"They had good runs, Mark (Ingram) did a real nice job on the Screen Play.  And Drew and Chase completed passes at a high rate," McAllister said.

Deuce did point out that Al Muhammad and Sheldon Rankins had good exchanges in one on one pass rushing drills, and rookie Trey Hendrickson was effective st practice as well.

"Players are in full swing now.  And it's getting around the time where the players hit that camp wall.  Your body is beat up, your tired and you've been doing the same things over and over and over again.  It gets to be a challenge mentally as well as physically."

The Saints will practice again Monday before taking their first day off of camp on Tuesday.

Bobby Hebert can see the difference WR Coach Curtis Johnson is having already on his position group.  "C.J. Doesn't care where you are from or what you've done in the past.  He wants to see the best effort all the time."

Hebert jotted down in his notes that Johnson was telling second year WR Mike Thomas to go after all live balls and you could hear CJ yell to Thomas "this ain't high school."

Bobby said WR Rashad Lawrence made a real nice catch at practice and fellow WR Tommy Lee Lewis had a 30 yard reception from Drew Brees.

Hebert said so far not too bad.  "Listen it's early and we are talking about a team coming off three straight losing seasons.  But I think they are working hard and right now that's all you can expect." 

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