METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — For the fourth time this week, the New Orleans Saints opened its training camp to fans at the team’s training facility on Airline Drive in Metairie, La.
Not even a late practice shower could dampen the spirits of the specatiors or the mood of the team as they completed the ninth day of camp in full pads.
“I thought the tempo overall was good,” said first-year Saints head coach Dennis Allen. “I’m gonna get back in there and take a look at the tape, but at first glance, I think they looked pretty good today.”
Saints’ 2022 second-round draft choice Alontae Taylor (Tennessee) also spoke with media following practice. The rookie cornerback talked about his chemistry with second-year corner Paulson Adebo, who the Saints took in the third round of last year’s draft.
And even cleared up the proper pronunciation of his first name.
“It’s Alontae (pronounced ‘Alon-tee’),” he said. “But in the locker room, I just tell the guys to call me ‘Tay.'”
The Saints will host another open practice on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. before taking their second day off on Sunday.
The team will travel to Houston next week to play the Texans in the first of three preseason games before their regular season kicks off on the road against the Falcons in Atlanta on Sept. 11.