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LISTEN: Bobby Hebert blasts defense after Saints loss

"It was like the old Saints defense. . ."

Seth Dunlap
September 12, 2017 - 4:09 am

There wasn't a lot of good coming out of the Saints 29-19 loss to the Vikings last night according to former Saints QB Bobby Hebert, host of the 'Saints Point After' on WWL Radio.  The defense played well for a quarter, and the offense did enough to get them a 6-3 lead.  Then the wheels fell off.

"It was like the old Saints defense," Hebert quipped.  "(The Vikings) went three plays, 74 yards . . . and now it's 10-6."

It didn't get any better from there.

 "A great punt by Thomas Morestead, 68 yards, and what did they do?  They go 10 plays, they go 95 yards to make it 16-6," Hebert said.  "That kind of knocked the wind out of our sails."

It wasn't just the defense that drew the ire of the Cajun Cannon.  The Saints offense didn't score a touchdown on their first four red zone possessions of the game, instead settling for Will Lutz field goals each time.  Also, their third down efficiency was uncharacteristicly poor as they went just 4/11 (36%).  The Saints offense finished the prior three seasons leading the NFL in that category.  Is it time to get concerned about the offense?

"The Saints have now scored, if you count the preseason, only five touchdowns in five games.  They're used to scoring high 20s, low 30s," he said. "I think they've got to have that kind of season (again) with our defense to even have a chance."

The poor outing against Minnesota is nothing new for the New Orleans Saints, and perhaps the results shouldn't have been surprising.  Not only did Las Vegas sports books have the Vikings at three point favorites, but success has been very fleeting historically up north for the Black & Gold.

"We're 3-13 playing on the road in Minneapolis," Hebert said. "That's nothing to write home about."

Is it time to panic. No?  Is it time to ditch the unbridled optism and instead take a more realistic approach to what this Saints season may wind up looking like? Most definitely.  

Listen to Bobby's full post game comments in the audio below.

Bobby Postgame in Saints 29-19 Loss

Bobby sounds off after ther Saints loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Saints fall to 0-1 in a 29-19 loss.

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