The New Orleans Saints dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars in week two of the NFL preseason. The score was closer than the actual game, with the Jaguars scoring late when the backups took over. There were many good things to come out of this game though. The first quarter offense was absolutely dominant and should be a sign of things to come in this Sean Payton offense. This is an offense who has needed a big arm for the past couple of seasons and now it appears to have one. These are some quick overreactions to the Saints win against the Jaguars on Monday Night Football.
Jameis Winston might lead the NFL in passing
There is one thing that Jameis Winston is not scared of, and that is throwing down the ball down the field. Even if the Saints defense is good, Sean Payton will keep running his offense through the season. With Payton’s acumen, Winston could very well lead the NFL in passing this season. It has been several seasons since the Saints offense had a thrower who could stretch the field like Winston and Payton is likely eager to go deep into his playbook.
Marquez Callaway has made Michael Thomas expendable
The turmoil between Michael Thomas and the Saints has been well documented. It was thought that the Saints offense would flounder without the All-Pro Thomas, but that was before the games started. In the first two weeks of the preseason, Marquez Callaway has emerged as the Saints best receiver. In just two drives with Jameis Winston on Monday Night Football, Callaway tallied over 100 yards on five catches with two touchdowns. If the Callaway and Winston connection continues, Michael Thomas could very well be expendable to the Saints.
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Blake Gillikin will make us forget about that other guy
Thomas Morstead is a beloved former-Saints player. The organization knew what they had in waiting with Gillikin though. Morstead played 12 seasons with the Saints and was regarded as one of the leagues best punters in this stretch. The NFL business is incredible fickle though. Blake Gillikin was stashed by the Saints last season and now has seemingly won the job as the Saints punter. Gillikin has big shoes to fill left by Morstead but if he keeps booming 63-yard punts, the fit will be just fine.
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