A day after falling at the Arizona Cardinals by a 30-20 score, the Saints met with the media and discussed improving all three phases, with a focus on limiting turnovers and penalties.
GREER SETS THE TONE: DB
“I think we have the right mindset and set of guys to get back on the practice field and fix our mistakes,” said Greer. “We have to regroup and improve all areas to get back to the level we are use to playing at.”
TURNOVERS A FOCAL POINT: The Saints relinquished four turnovers to the Cardinals on Sunday and only forced one (Greer’s interception on the first drive of the game.) Last season, the Saints finished third in the NFL in turnover differential at 11. The Saints rank 16th in the league this season at –1 (eight take-ways, nine giveaways.) Players on both sides of the ball said improving that number will be a focal point this week in practice.
“We were in the game, but at the end of the day we couldn’t get the win,” said S
“I think our defense did a great job of creating some lose ball situations but unfortunately they fell back in (Arizona’s) hands,” said Stinchcomb. “As an offense, we have to do a much better job of protecting the football. We look at the stats every week and percentages show that no stat is more important than the turnovers.”
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