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Bobby Hebert & Deuce McAllister sound off on today's mini camp

Sports Talk with Bobby Hebert
June 14, 2017 - 7:22 pm

The Saints held their second day of mini-camp at their facility on Airline Drive Wednesday.  The Black and Gold practiced outdoors in front of fans.  WWL Saints Radio’s resident pro’s Bobby Hebert and Deuce McAllister were both at practice and give their thoughts on how the Saints looked on day 2 of mini-camp.  The Saints Defense made the most noise at practice today.

“The Saints Defense had a dominant day,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert.  “We had good pressure on the QB’s, the defense came up with interceptions.  And the defense looked to be feeding off each-others play out there today.”

Bobby’s Notes said that Defensive Back Arthur Maulet picked off a pass.  And veteran LB Craig Robertson had a pick that was also dubbed the play of the day.  Robertson pulled in a ball that was kicked off the heel of Tight End Colby Fleener. Robertson then hauled in the ball and ran in for a touchdown.

For the second straight day Saints CB Delvin Breaux turned heads.  “Right now he’s the best cover CB we have.  And he’s definitely one of our best players on the team,” Hebert said.  Breaux took no prisoners at practice as regardless of what receiver Breaux faced #40 got the best of them.

Deuce echoed Bobby’s thoughts on Breaux.  “He’s got his confidence back.  Delvin broke up a lot of passes, he picked off a pass and it was very encouraging to see him playing at such a high level.”

McAllister was also pleased with the Saints Defense and their performance on the second day of mini-camp.  “Today I thought they (defense) did very well.  There were probably three or four sacks out there today.  I thought they had good pressure and there was good coverage by the DB’s and linebackers as well,” said Deuce McAllister.

Deuce was cautiously optimistic about what he saw from the Saints Defense on day two of the Black and Gold’s mini-camp but is quite pleased with the progress so far.  Deuce went on to give his overview of the Saints first two mini-camp practices.

“I like the way Will (Lutz) is Kicking.  You can tell he’s improved and has been working on his overall game.  I think one of the things that the Special Teams wanted to do this off-season is improve on getting the ball to Punters and Kickers in better form from the Long Snapper position.  There has an emphasis on improving each phase on Special Teams from the Kicking Game to returns and kick coverage,” said Deuce.

McAllister thinks the Saints will be an improved team in kick and punt returns with the addition of Ted Ginn Jr. and Rookie Running Back Alvin Kamara.  The Saints will wrap up their 2017 mini-camp with their last off-season practice Thursday Morning.  Practice (weather permitting) is open to the public.  Practice is from11AM to 1:20PM with gates opening at 10:15AM. 

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