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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Mike Triplett WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton wasn’t as quick to give the edge to second-year pro Ryan Griffin in the battle to back up quarterback Drew Brees as I was after Griffin’s impressive ...

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton wasn’t as quick to give the edge to second-year pro Ryan Griffin in the battle to back up quarterback Drew Brees as I was after Griffin’s impressive preseason performance on Friday night.

“I would say he did some good things, and there were some things we tried to clean up (in Sunday’s practice),” Payton said after reviewing the tape and returning to practice Sunday. “He received a good number of snaps. I thought Luke [McCown] played well in his role. I wouldn’t say anything coming off that game in regards to the two of them.

“It is just nice to get them snaps. Obviously without Drew taking any, it’s giving those guys more.”

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Griffin gave a similar review of his performance, in which he completed 16 of 23 passes for 179 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions while rallying New Orleans to a 26-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

As I wrote Saturday, the thing that stood out to me most was Griffin’s poise and decision-making, especially under pressure. But Griffin, naturally, was a lot more nitpicky in his self-evaluation.

“There was some good and there was some bad,” Griffin said. “Every time you look at the film, there’s a lot of things I didn’t do correctly. Some day, stuff like getting a guy lined up, getting a shift, a guy set before I do anything else. So there were a lot of mistakes I need to fix, but there were a lot of positives, too.”

When asked for specific examples, Griffin said, “There was one play that stuck out in my mind that I came right off, and Coach Payton was like, ‘I knew they were rolling to shell right there,’” Griffin said. “I didn’t see that pre-snap, and when we went back and looked at it, he was able to point out what the clues were and the indicator. It’s a process, and I’m trying to pick up on it, but everyone is different. There is no exact same Sam dog [defensive blitz look]. There is no exact same Cover Zero.”

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Old 08-11-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: Payton: Backup QB battle still tight

No, it's not tight.

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Griffin has a rocket for an arm. He can learn the nuances of being a QB from Payton.
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Re: Payton: Backup QB battle still tight

One has a much higher ceiling, the other is a little more polished. Neither are ideal for stepping into Brees shoes mid season if something happens but Griffin does posses the potential to make more of the opportunity.
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Griffin just needs to keep chugging along like he has and not make stupid mistakes, I do like his potential alot. I love his cannon he calls his arm.
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Brees needs to stay healthy!
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