The New Orleans Saints really beat themselves on Monday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It wasn’t the other way around. I mean, yeah, Tom Brady made some plays down the stretch that only he makes, but still, the self-inflicted wounds were there.

Whether it be penalties, turnovers, or just flat-out not executing simple things, the Saints have done that all year. That, and injuries have been the things they can’t overcome in 2022.

Just think, there was one time when the Saints had too many men on the field in the third quarter that turned a third and two into a third and seven. Things like that can’t happen.

“We’ve got to get one guy off the field,” Andy Dalton said.

“I mean, at the end of the day, it’s my responsibility. So, I’ve got to get it done. It’s unfortunate because we had Trevor [Penning] in there as a jumbo and we weren’t able to get the right substitution done.”

Things like that just can’t happen, and that isn’t even something that should be hard, and it definitely isn’t something that’s hard to fix.

“That’s a communication responsibility amongst the offense,” head coach Dennis Allen said.

“That’s got to be something that’s got to be improved.”

I agree with Allen. If they can’t get the smallest of small things correct, then how will they be able to get the big things correct when it comes time for that?

This team just continuously shoots themselves in the foot, and it seems like they can’t stop it.

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