The New Orleans Saints are one of the most injured dreams in the NFL again this season.
Accordingly, it’s hurting their chances during games. The Saints’ offense has been stymied by injuries, and it may cost Andy Dalton his starting job at quarterback.
Dalton has struggled mightily over the past month.
Part of the issue has been the protection in front of him.
Injuries have forced depth players to have increased roles for the Saints. Players like Lewis Kidd, Calvin Throckmorton, among others are now starters. They are just very inexperienced.
Dalton has struggled at times with decision making, but pressure has forced him into even more issues.
PFF also has Dalton’s passer rating as an 11.1 when under pressure.— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) November 14, 2022
6 throws, 2 completions and an INT
Sacked twice as well
So when pressure was there it was massively impactful. https://t.co/UzcqRG9uUs
Dalton has to be better, regardless of the play of the offensive line.
He is a veteran that has dealt with pressure before.
Right now, the offensive line is injured, but it isn’t performing as a bottom unit in the league. Dalton just isn’t getting it done if teams get any sort of pressure on him.
So, the QB controversy discussions for the Saints continue to stir.
Dennis Allen was noncommittal about his future quarterback after the loss to the Steelers.
Hopefully, the offense understands where Dalton is struggling. They have to make changes. That may have to be at QB in order to see what else they have at the position.
Jameis Winston is healthy enough to play for the Saints.
Pressure has been difficult for him and his decisions in the past, but it really cannot get much worse than Dalton’s offense as of late.
It will be interesting to see where the Saints go from here because the playoffs seem almost out of reach at this point.