Detillier: Another phenomenal coaching job by Sean Payton

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October 21, 2019 - 11:05 am
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By: Jordan Fiegel

The New Orleans Saints went to Soldier Field and crushed the Chicago Bears 36-25.  An 11 point win may not look like a blowout, dominant win on first glance; but don’t be fooled by the scoreboard, says WWL NFL Mike Detillier.

“The score doesn’t tell you how much the Saints dominated that football game,” Detillier told WWL’s Tommy Tucker.  “Man, they controlled the tempo of that game from the start.”

With 4:33 left in the game, the Saints sat with a 36-10 lead and had held the Bears to just 120 yards.  Chicago scored two garbage time touchdowns to pad their total, but that’s all those scores did. 

“You beat the Bears at their own game,” Detillier explained.  “They want to control the tempo of a game, being able to run the football, stop the run, and get turnovers.  And the Saints were able to do that.”

New Orleans possessed the ball for a whopping 37:26 and churned out 151 yards on the ground at 4.43 yards per carry.  They only had one negative carry in 35 rushes.

“Coming into the game, the Saints had limitations because of injuries,” Detillier said.”  Not having Jared Cook, not having Tre’Quan Smith, not having Alvin Kamara, the Saints moved the football up and down the field against one of the best defenses in the NFL.”

Moving beyond the players, Detillier again praised Saints head coach Sean Payton.

“This was another phenomenal coaching job by Sean Payton and his staff,” Detillier said.  “They squeezed all the Vitamin C they could out of the orange.  They had it clicking.  You get nothing for style points in the NFL; but, man, that was a style point victory.”

The Saints are now 6-1 on the year and 5-0 without Drew Brees.  Only the 6-0 San Francisco 49ers have a better record in the NFC. 

“To go through this stretch and come out 5-0, I don’t think anyone predicted this,” Detillier told Tucker.  “In today’s NFL, everybody’s boo-hooing about injuries and what they don’t have.  Well, just look at the Saints!  It’s remarkable the Saints are 6-1.”

Listen to the entire interview below.


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