The New Orleans Saints were not happy with their Monday night performance against the Las Vegas Raiders. Manager Sean Payton made sure the team started right after the game broke before returning to New Orleans on Tuesday.
According to Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com, the Saints it had been scheduled to leave Las Vegas on a charter flight at 10am Tuesday morning. Instead, the team had a morning loss review session for the Raiders before leaving town in the afternoon.
Additionally, head coach Sean Payton has canceled his weekly radio appearance on WWL.
Payton was not happy with the progress of the offense in the first two weeks of the season. He called their performance “average at best” after the defeat against the Raiders. He was also unhappy with the game he called in the first week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Quarterback Drew Brees said the offense “isn’t even close to what we’re capable of.”
But offense isn’t the only area that needs attention either. The Raiders scored in six of their last seven possessions against the Saints on Monday night with a self-inflicted lost fumble that was the only drawback for Las Vegas. Also, the team had 10 penalties for 129 yards against the Raiders. They finish second in the championship in penalties called with 16 and first in penalty yards with 248 yards for two weeks.
The Saints must find something to correct their course before next weekend’s meeting with the Green Bay Packers.