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The WWL Sports Team gets ready for the first preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs of the 2013 Saints season.

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And welcome -- idiot about like I Danica got -- -- -- gate -- at the Mercedes-Benz superdome where and a less than one out of -- kicked off the exhibition portion of their schedule -- on the Kansas City -- Kansas -- to a fourteen year ago the Saints. Seven and nine both teams skating. It's it's a bit hit man back -- Andy Reid is now a new position -- the ankle to the team that has been in fourteen seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. One of the most successful run -- on the team you coach and things and that and if you know history whereas a Saints get back. Coach Sean Payton will go back now inside the -- but the Saints network Booth and so that Robert Carroll is -- where things Diana's. Okay guys guys standing by Whitney pregame. So as they -- auto update okay. Well date god not exactly sure how you gonna do that let me get the reader out of the way the thank. We know they don't really give an injury. Report and who's inactive or anything like that during the pre season but. We do know some of the injuries that took place during the course of the week. And last week in black and gold scrimmage. Joseph Morgan -- Kenyon Coleman be in the two. Main guys right there both of them look like they are likely out for the season Gil Morgan with a knee and they can go with a pectoral muscle in. Pierre Thomas -- -- came blame came up lame in practice the other day I doubt very seriously we'll see him -- you know you get together like Marcus Colston Pat Robertson. That just came back from the PUP list got to practice a couple days. Don't know how much or if any that we'll. Seals guys you know and then of course yet -- to death. That got banged up in the scrimmage last week in but he did return to practice. This weekend and of course as you mention it he's got great to throw it to me here Robert -- my engineer he's recovering from back surgery after he fell off -- that groove. While he was puts them summer retired. Well there but. But Robert looks like he's off the PUP list in these -- go with the engineering duties tonight so -- that's -- saint pregame injury report. But do you about two -- institute of sports medicine for the athletes in all of us. And oh gave the one Rockets are wit and and the rumor is that is not too serious and I'll. It is just kind of going to be week to week if they don't want him ready to roll I think come week one against the Falcons -- they roll of the town is junior -- If we don't always -- dislike he's dealing with he'd issue his dehydration. But but but that's that guy I think right now considering. -- impact that and what they counting on that they can't afford to lose right now. Well if you just look at what he did -- black and gold scrimmage last week you know I mean everything was laughing at the line of scrimmage he just couldn't hit the quarterback and he was in the quarterback space. All -- had a really impressive scrimmage so yeah I had and hopefully that's all it is Bobby. I think you'll agree with this if you go out Daniel watching guys practice he and Cameron Jordan. And probably gave a Cairo probably three guys that stand out on defense to wait they hustled to the football. Doesn't make it different to the play goes away from the Emery if they -- downfield these guys can turn and run and trying to get to the football field it's all that extra. Running if you will on conditioning however you want college. During the course to practice like that you don't mean those guys don't have a whole lot of body fat on them and they wound pretty tight. And I think guys. It's. Personally McCain is another guy. That is -- some issues with cramps I mean those guys that are just tightly wound like that so hopefully in junior -- case that's all it is. They -- some cramps in -- of any injury could. As we all know coach Payton is pretty tight -- when it comes to injuries in. Even when somebody's got an injury he kind of put that off as long as he can but when we really get. Any formation but if it just the cramped or something like that that's certainly something that he could take care of here and it dome it won't be as hot. All the things that the wind yeah we just Witten and he had rating out there on the practice field. Hope one of the things I mean it's just that the watch now without Kenyon Coleman in the lineup Hakeem -- becomes a real key player. Rob Bryant pointed out that that left the incident spot is the second most important position. Offensively -- before -- at it and knows what spot. Did you know he's made a comment if you wanted to not wanted to first now players in the game -- report be sensitive. And a -- hicks has got to come up being because you really don't have much depth at that the incident position. I agree where you Mike I'll say this -- -- black and gold scrimmage is any indication I think a key hicks is. He's already made that step when he got to play is the latter part of last season. He was pretty impressive considering he kind of been on the shelf. For a lot of the early part of the season. But he really showed out -- he -- -- eagle at without question where the two guys in last fairly black and gold scrimmage that really stood out. To me on that defense and we kind of knew what you need to do it. But there in the beauty with hicks is he could play inside or outside so. Yet it again. We have to take your word of Rob Ryan for this because they're in training camp with the lack of meeting that those guys do you really couldn't see. How can -- Coleman was playing at the point of attack against the run so. I mean I'm saying it's a lost but I'm saying that because of how much stock Rob Ryan put into it and he was the one that -- He was as good if not the best. Defense have been against the run so but nonetheless it's gonna be a loss. If at the very least because of depth right there. But if you ask me if I'm terribly concerned win it I'm really not just from the standpoint that I think that seemed -- yet make a lot of strides you know last year. At Saints -- -- guys out all of my team obviate path. I'm Deke Bellavia above my -- down the kicked off on the New Orleans Saints radio. Welcome negative about like -- -- now -- -- -- -- -- in the Philippines -- had a ticket on today's opponent. The Kansas City Chiefs to a fourteenth 2012. Or in new coach Andy -- you about it expecting it. And we bring in now the boys on the Kansas City -- -- badly this whole system is now it's thank you so much for the time and you know in this league there you bring in certain players and coaches that someone like OK -- actually -- in a stat I mean if we would get it. Resonate and name recognition. And that's enough to excite any type of fan base what is it like he can't sit here right now again my injury coach. It's off to change it's almost the excitement you guys have here which on being back on the field it's really kind of the same dynamic. It's a 180 degree switch them by the way that lead -- you guys play behind enemy lines. They hang spies title but you know I'm not you know -- kind of danger but on policy guys it's drastically different you know we were here last year in -- miracle win they -- eight weeks and did not have a lead and still won that game. 17 and did not have a lead to try that some time. But did that rock bottom beyond rock bottom. But -- on December 31 black Monday comes to fire Romeo Cornell. They waste no time with in just minutes after basically his press conference in Philadelphia. They were aggressively gone after Andy Reid. In it has been outstanding citizens. You're right he's been -- the -- on the block you won six division titles. In Philly and he has already left a footprint Kansas City Chiefs will be much different in 2013. He had a bit charges look at two areas that I think I know Andy Reid gonna make it different than. And I looked at this that and I think that you almost have to not even pride you -- average -- thirteen points to gain. You know we -- we look how pathetic and I think the event was either one before last a -- last. -- -- -- -- -- Thirteen point two points to gain -- in net passing yards. Righted under 69 and a half. Definitive the last in this in this they deferred to the proof -- nobody have you read. That you'll score a whole lot more point to deal with -- -- a whole lot better. Very interesting office you guys and think about it on wanna make you feel that it averaged thirteen points a game at 27 here. So -- about -- it's evident when I mean that was six field goals by Ryan stuck open in 91 yard run but Jamaal Charles but it. In a safety. Yet so I mean that was like it when he won knives again that it shows that -- like him when he won with like. Four fives and -- -- anyway the point is this offenses is very unique people call the West Coast it's got its -- And you know with what he did with Brian Westbrook -- it with LeSean McCoy and -- Philly. He now has Jamaal Charles to do that so the plays that those running backs get the ball in space he's now the Olympics -- That and they got to get three really good time in so I mean. You guys have him on me and I'll get locked -- to keep picked up -- the three that they had let me give you guys that nobody knows about yet. If this all works out by Halloween. He'll be talking about him like gronkowski and is hitting Travis -- a third round pick the persistence and he runs routes like the receivers and yet you'll hear W on the block he's -- tight end body but he runs receiver routes he's a matchup nightmare. Who will be a big part of this offense. Now a bit look at it I took well to all I mean the unique category. When you look at and it is against the Saints calling him -- Jim Brown. It one game had at least 225 yards rushing and fifty receiving yards and I'm looking at those receiving yards. And I don't think it -- to motels. Might not have over 15100 yards Russian. Would you talking about it the pass receiving running back and Russian UV he could maybe be -- you know that you are -- I think all purpose CK bit it's -- you have an excellent point go back and look at west for a when Westbrook was in his heyday in Philly. He had almost equal like almost like a 1000000. Yeah inaccurate and that's. I think in Jamal's case it'll be like a 55%. 45% so you're dead on. Less than 15100 yards rushing but the all purpose maybe -- will be well above that with the receiving yards going way up. -- wanted to things with being the great success early on with Billy. Donovan McNabb -- in the trigger guy. Now wants Donovan you know kind of the you know went out you know and yet the sporadic success -- Mike Vick you basically had hitched his wagon to might. Now he's he's done it with Alex and not give everybody a book that a prospective both. -- Alex is looking to training camp period it was the guy who's the leading percentage passer. Indiana belt before he got. This look -- sort of speak in San Francisco to go property I was Alex fit in to what Andy's Altman's brings to the -- Well the irony is his greatest moment of course is against you guys in a playoff for a run -- release. -- eight he set up his career with that now that he's been 95 and one in the last year and a half as a starter. My best analogy for him it's like if he's not a baseball pitcher that throws 98 in just blows you away that he throws 92 when he puts it on the black. He is very accurate he doesn't throw picks he's only had one interception -- -- -- and that's the fewest in the league. You'll put the ball where it's supposed to be in watching him this spring and summer and two weeks in training camp. The ball guys may supposed to be -- this is like maybe Hebert was the ball's going to be at the left shoulder right -- top left knee it's going to be where the defense is not. It's still receivers have got to adjust to the pass to get a deal Reggie wine here and find the ball and catch it. That doesn't mean it's going to be in the same place every time and he'll put it he just accurate and it doesn't throw picks. Again he's not gonna easily at 3300 yard passing games in his career. But he's accurate -- won't turn the ball over last year this team hemorrhage turnovers. Now it's looking at -- few that decided a ball and you know kind of imagined big fan though they'll look at even the players like we bring up. Will -- the last time the states had to deal with it it's like I will head. Thirteen halves -- the year he won approval all of a sudden the both sacked and analyze your camera darn. Patty the question I have and you look at them linebacker -- -- the -- Justin Houston can -- build upon that it's night season that he had last year. But again right to keep bringing up old again and this is his coming out party. Was against you got a -- three taxi at the safety on Bruin threw in the gamer he really turn the camera. Yeah and -- the guys he's emerging this is a guy that does not relied on his physical talents and he's got relief physical talent he has worked at this technique. And it's not just gonna pass rusher with him in the three -- you guys are fine and now with coach Ryan. If those guys will pass rush but they also have to have coverage skills. They're going to be able to be gaps and that to do it all that's it that is the toughest spot in the statements is that outside linebackers but. The guys on the tail is straight up he is an emerging star. And what helps him is. He's gonna get singled if you double him and holly comes free on the other side and get Derrick Johnson three pro bowlers -- -- 34 defense. And SEC fans remember Nico Johnson from Alabama if he comes on you're gonna have. Me be very Ravens like in May be the best. Line backing corps in the AFC potentially. What will help them that's what we know what we don't know and what we anticipate this and we've seen -- team. Don't -- -- at the nose tackle. Guys he he could be I mean watching tonight he he has done some. Amazing things in camp it is a big purse and it's very athletic. And then they they've beefed up their second -- they spent a lot of money edge on Smith from Miami Dolphins. They got -- Robinson was in your division with Atlanta before that the Houston Texans and they already have Brandon Flowers they have very very SEC star. And then Kendrick Lewis SEC east are they went out and got. Quintin Demps who they like very much and they haven't seen him do little play tonight I'm saying. There's like eight solid -- really good defensive backs so they have the potential to have a start all three levels of their defense. And be very good in the middle of the defense that's where this team could make its agencies. They told despite that may cause of the Kansas City she -- thank you so much that I have a great call this evening in the -- Next Friday thanks to make you good luck to you guys this season. I -- thank you very much at -- -- and and I think -- look at the Kansas City Chiefs coming off to a fourteenth season but. Big reason in need to be optimistic with the hiring of coach Andy Reid will continue. Put it up like countdown to kickoff on the New Orleans Saints radio network. We expect to go out there and and play well mean. It's hard when you get told nearly gets limited plays in. Each one even counts that much more you know I feel like so sometimes you can presser. He shouldn't an excuse just go out there and and and do your job every play. And that is. She's quarterback Alex Smith will be in action tonight maybe not too long but. So to start the game for the Kansas city's welcome back is about like Canada to kick off but I'd official beer of the Saints. Along with -- TA and by being a -- -- the Philippines and now but they I'll -- out outlook on the game Bobby what are you expecting tonight. In thinking well what envelope with Clark what they said the first few at all but did the pitch to probably be in there I don't know -- at 1416 plays -- -- that all fifteen. So -- what would be awesome through Reed brought the team down the -- about a twelve play drive maybe given those duties and now. The defense. You know especially that first unit forced a three and out. That -- that BA courage and -- just build on what you did you know last week at the black Eagles scrimmage. Oh lead maybe get a couple of sacks -- a few turnovers get a turnover yeah yeah I get a turnover or early get the fans excited in. Even though the city Chiefs are moving the ball. Make them kick field goals you know don't let him get a been instilled at red zone defense so villages haven't. A good showing just look at an individual talent but I'll look at it. Is going to be as the game progresses. Second third fourth quarter. Who's gonna maybe step up and beat that third cornerback art at third cover guys in the slot well though the first two quarterbacks that he eludes. And Jabari Greer. And you know Corey Wright it was the front runner will those that he could utilize the -- Malcolm Jenkins also in his life that maybe what young corners. AJ -- going to be playing you look at the leading career scorer all IR Cris Carter veteran. Will what are they can do within their sport their cover ability to score was outstanding and a black Eagles scrimmage. Any build upon that -- would be one or maybe the young defensive backs that make plays. Well in that slot receiver. That's my BA they give you I hop over the top beyond the -- outlook on today's game might. Kansas City a ballclub that we talked about that a lot of talent there about the defense -- prospect in baseball has talked about. Andy Reid one to think that this team is going -- passing for us to see what ticket. Much worse and you know we you've got a guy like Dwayne Bowe. It's -- -- a lot of Travis yells from Cincinnati is a big guy and he can't beat one of those. I did you look at what he did with the night in that Philadelphia would -- -- Who was so we may deported there attack I think you can see a lot better but I think a lot of times last year was breakdowns. In protection. They were getting a lot of pressure on Matt Cassel he was basically a -- As to what they with Alex Smith he brings to the tape was so mobility skills his ability to mix -- that happened with his speech so that's going to be something you cognizant of if you -- guy you can get pressure. But we've seen Alex Smith break that -- -- make some big plays down field in the last two games he played against -- wallets but when he was with the 49ers. Yeah you know if you look at the Chiefs would they excel -- was run block and -- that that line. So hopefully I've been struggling in pass protection that we can get after Alex Witt -- Chase Daniel whoever's in there. You know this but I'm not they've got to be this high. The two most successful season we had the sixth best. Rushing attack in the NFL. Last year at the -- -- the fifth best in average a hard you party nine and a half yards so. We can get I think when all's said and done. We -- the ability to pass the ball like last year we averaged 99 and a half yards a game which is 25. We need to be at least 121 if not 130 when all's said and done that average in rushing per game. But at the two -- guys it that Matta is the first and second third fourth quarter. I wanna look at the league because of special teams this would be hard to make this thing to roster and those last 45 spots is gonna come down to. What you can do and how much you could help on special teams to me that's apart at the game that you can watch reversed a -- water. Who becomes that standout guy or guys on this special teams -- to -- Also to want things that you guys talk about his stuff. Obviously yes they thought they get personal with series but at the -- the ball with the public as a gonna be the -- and one thing we talked about who Bobby is the condition of his ballclub and new regiment do here it is it eating going -- content so. And as the season wears on its present their Parise gave him more out of it but. How are second act as one of the it is -- -- -- -- the -- want to see the most active night. Yeah I've been doesn't you have to practice and -- the distance that the outcome we do -- Tampa Bay that you could had to have a hot. You -- The eighth UK it's always been a -- like environment and it's not gonna be always the case. Especially. You know come week which is going to be on the equally important game obviously you wanna be the -- does temple won. We've got another I have one yet they've gotten a division opponent where you have to be a candidate so it's almost to get that swagger going and competent. Now looking ahead in the regular season but you look at the condition. Unit -- environment that don't -- wanna get the bout with. -- you be playing in the heat and humidity we threw it to have a big. That's the thing when you commodity is game one things bottom line come out healthy. It's a B no I -- really. Make a lot of injuries especially for this football team with you what it's. You can't take too many more shots on defense you don't have a lot of good ones equality veteran depth. On that because that's not the football. And walk out of this game healthy it's not -- more importantly did anything else. You wanna come out with a shot that you know who you played an opening game in the first two games to division opponents walk out healthy tonight. -- created that is the you know especially teams. Aaron award for outstanding special teams guy and I think he's still -- -- entry you'll be out. Like what this rod sweeting do who can beat him next baby B young of becoming Courtney -- have -- -- Kevin ready. It's not linebacker what does he do a chase Thomas chased Thomas. That's all the guys that's -- of saint overheard bathroom. Where they do and what coverage -- kick off coverage that you don't want to see what else that it doesn't. Actually make -- pleased that I could be that different what you make the team or not would also netted them what did you total special teams tackle of throughout the three feet. I'll throw him out -- Johnson. Other game has taken place in progress first quarter on the way -- -- -- sabathia -- six to zero -- -- Jacksonville knows what just in the -- it -- at Detroit. 7 o'clock game to keep all our match in Kansas City here in New Orleans Houston that Minnesota Arizona in Green Bay. Chicago is at Carolina and Dallas at Oak Beach there and join -- at the game and I. Blow up the locker room show up next it's game day action Robert Carroll on the salads Christie Garrett and other. On and it's okay guys -- and the positive Saints Jim Henderson bring you the Saints and the Chiefs turned out the sound of it sick and visit to New Orleans Saints radio network.