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Postgame Quotes – New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams

SAINTS HEAD COACH DENNIS ALLEN

Opening Assertion:
“Hell of a win for us in opposition to a group that is the defending Tremendous Bowl champion. Pleased with the way in which our guys performed. I actually thought, offensively, I assumed we performed rather well within the recreation, particularly there within the second half for us to “have the ability to transfer the ball like we did. Popping out to start out the second half and getting a landing was an enormous momentum increase for us. Comfortable to get the win and able to get again to work.”

On halftime changes:
“I feel we felt like there have been some alternatives for us, and I feel our guys took benefit of these alternatives. We felt like there was some stuff we may do within the run recreation we appreciated in opposition to them. We acquired to a couple of these performs within the second half. I do not know that the landing go to (Chris) Olave was, underneath the circumstances, what we anticipated, however we acquired a very good look. Olave ran an excellent route, and Andy (Dalton) put the ball on him. It was nice safety. Our offensive line for as banged up as they’re, I assumed they got here out in opposition to a very good entrance and performed outstandingly within the recreation. There’s a number of younger guys that stepped up and took on an added position and performed nicely.”

On planning for Matthew Stafford:
“We had a reasonably good really feel for (Matthew) Stafford enjoying within the recreation. We had just a little little bit of a plan for (Bryce) Perkins being within the recreation, however we did not anticipate to see him for an entire half. We needed to make just a few changes there as we went alongside. We sort of anticipated seeing Stafford, and we needed to modify just a little bit once we noticed much more of Perkins.”

On the offensive line’s efficiency in opposition to Aaron Donald:
“Put as many hats on (Aaron Donald) as we are able to. He is a hell of a participant. It is arduous to dam him with one. It is arduous to dam him with two. We simply tried to place as many hats on him as we may and tried to restrict his capability to only take over the sport. I assumed general, our guys did a reasonably good job. I do know he made some performs, however I assumed general the offensive line deserves a number of credit score. I feel the offensive coaches , particularly the road coaches, getting these guys able to play, I assumed that was excellent.”

On subject place positively impacting the offensive efficiency:
“Anytime you get good subject place, it is helpful for the offense. We have talked about that lots by way of creating subject place for the offense. Look, we had a punt the place we pinned them down on the two-yard line. We had been capable of get off the sector defensively and create some subject place there. That is actually what a complementary recreation is all about. That is actually what a group win is all about, creating subject place and making the most of it, and we acquired it. “

On the choice to play each Andy Dalton and Taysom Hill evenly at occasions:
“I simply suppose every week we go in and check out to determine what’s the easiest way we are able to transfer the ball and be efficient and rating factors. I felt like we had a very good plan for each Andy and Taysom on the quarterback place. I assumed Pete (Carmichael) referred to as a very good recreation. I assumed these guys went on the market and executed the plan. It is all the time good when it really works, proper? I assumed the offense did a very good job.”

On the quarterback plan going ahead:
“We’re simply making an attempt to win video games. I do not likely take a look at it that means. We put a plan collectively offensively that we exit and execute. I feel our gamers went out and executed at a excessive stage, and we received a soccer recreation. We’ll take that and be ok with it and be prepared to maneuver on to the following one.”

On enjoying a clear recreation with restricted penalties:
“We did not do issues that had been going to beat ourselves at present. I assumed that was good to see. I assumed we had an excellent week of apply. I assumed our guys had been locked in, targeted in on enjoying. They knew what we needed to do. We had some guys that have not performed lots that stepped up and did some good issues.”

On the offensive recipe going ahead:
“I feel we now have to have a look at that on a week-by-week foundation. I’m not prepared to sit down right here and say we’re simply going to carbon copy the sport plan for subsequent week. Subsequent week, we now have a unique opponent who will probably be difficult, however yeah, I assumed it was a very good plan. I assumed our guys executed.”

On Dalton’s response to the sport plan:
“(Andy Dalton)’s a veteran participant. He is been on this league for a very long time. He understands how issues function. Everyone knows as a soccer group, all of us perceive, that while you’re not having the success that you just need to have that all the things goes to get evaluated. I feel he is dealt with it outstandingly. I feel our entire group has dealt with the pressures of the season and never most likely residing as much as the expectations we had for ourselves. I feel all of them dealt with that nicely , and all of it confirmed on the market at present.”

On Dalton’s efficiency in opposition to the Rams:
“It was nice. It was superior. I give a ton of credit score to the offensive coaches and the offensive gamers. Once more, put a very good plan collectively, exit and execute the plan. That is what they did at present.”

On the defensive position:
“It regarded like they performed fairly nicely. I do not know if we acquired as a lot stress as we might have appreciated as early on, particularly in that two-minute drive. I assumed we had been more practical at getting on the quarterback within the second half, however I feel general, it regarded to me, that they did fairly nicely. Clearly, we misplaced Payton (Turner) pretty early within the recreation.”

On the complementary soccer performed throughout all three phases:
“I assumed actually apart from most likely the one (kickoff) return, I assumed all three phases performed nicely at present. There wasn’t a ton of negatives to speak about. There have been simply guys who went out and performed good soccer. That is what it’s important to do within the league. You simply need to exit and do your job and simply play soccer. I assumed we did that at present.”

On the mentality of the group this week:
“Look, we’re nicely conscious of the place we’re at within the season. I assumed our guys got here out, and so they had been swinging at present. It was good to see.”

On Blake Gillikin’s efficiency:
“(Blake Gillikin) actually was in just a little little bit of a groove at present, it regarded like. I assumed he punted the ball nicely at present. That is a part of simply getting the consistency every week.”

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