Cam Jordan on Shy Tuttle stiff-arm: “It was disgusting and I loved it”

Steve Geller
November 29, 2019 - 4:36 pm
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Who leads the NFL in sacks right now? If you said Cameron Jordan, you are correct. He ate a 4 piece of Falcon in the Saints 26-18 Thanksgiving feast which boosted his season sack total to 13 ½.  

“We've got our eyes on the bigger prize and every week we're building,” said Jordan on their division champion t-shirts that read, The South Is Not Enough. The next thing on the to-do list is take over the top spot in the conference from San Francisco; who they just so happened so to next Sunday. “We gotta continue building, added Jordan. “Each one of these games is gonna take us, you know, ups and downs; ebbs and flows. But, at the end of the night, you get a win. No matter how they come as long as they come. We’ve got to tighten up some things. I feel like I missed a sack, so that's on me. But, I loved how our d-line played.”

The Saints defensive line joined Jordan in the feast of Matt Ryan. Sheldon Rankins & Trey Hendrickson each helped themselves to a single serving while Marcus Davenport went back for 2nds. Linebacker Craig Robertson also took down a plate for a total of 9 sacks on the night.  

Undrafted rookie Shy Tuttle had thee play of the night though.  The defensive tackle stuck a paw up and stole a pass away, then proceeded to rumble down field and turned Matt Ryan into Flat Ryan.

But, of course there was a flag on the play.

 “Apparently, I have to be aware of to not push a quarterback,” explained Jordan.  “I thought I got his hip. After the replay, I saw I pushed him in the back. My man Shy Tuttle had stiff-armed Matt Ryan through the ground. It was disgusting and I loved it.”

Instead of a big return to the Atlanta 19 though, Jordan’s illegal block above the waist cost the Saints 10 yards and was enforced at the 39 yard line. The offense came away with nothing on the scoreboard after going 3-and-out.  Penalties, settling for field goals, and the inability to recover two onside kicks made this game much closer than it should have been. Those will be fine-tuning focal points for a 10-2 team that gets to enjoy mini-bye now before beginning the 4th quarter of the season at home against the current top seed in the NFC.  10-1 San Fran plays at 9-2 Baltimore Sunday at noon.     

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