The New Orleans Saints have a player in Kaden Elliss who is having a breakout season but is giving advice to players during a time that is still hard.
What do I mean by that? Well, while he is having a ton of great success, guess who isn’t? His team.
The Saints are struggling. It seems like one week they are great, and they finally figured out how to win. They gave the ball to Taysom Hill a lot more, the defense was finally able to get critical stops, and there weren’t any self-inflicted wounds.
Then the next week they forget everything they did before. They miss tackles, they don’t get to the quarterback, or whoever plays at quarterback throws more than one interception.
There is no consistency with this team. The only consistency there has been is the amazing play of linebacker Kaden Elliss, who has become a breakout player.
But to him, his play doesn’t matter, because they aren’t winning.
“Everybody wants the individual performance, and you know what, if you play the perfect game and your team loses, maybe you can smile,” Ellis said.
“But the thing is, there is no such thing as a perfect game, you know what I mean? You could get a PFF (Pro Football Focus) 99, but at the end of the day, you missed a point right there, and that point right there, who knows what could have happened if you made it right?”
A lot of players could take some of what Elliss is saying and use it as advice. There are so many young guys and even vets that care too much about their play.
Yes, obviously no one wants to play badly, but the win should be the most important thing on their mind.
Ellis is showing that he has been at the bottom and is still humbled while at the top because he only cares about one thing, and that’s winning. Honestly, this team needs more players like that.
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