At 10 a.m sharp Tuesday, the Black and Gold took the field in front of a throng of cheering fans on Airline Drive for the first time this off-season. While the structure and intensity of the mini-camp workout remained the same as it has the last six years, one difference was the presence of
While the team and QB
“Chase has done an excellent job for us,” said Vitt. “The ball is not on the ground. The quarterback under exchange has been phenomenal. He’s operating within the system and parameters. I think his ball location is getting better and better every practice. He opened up our team period today with a 40-yard strike. I think that Chase is progressing and making the most out of this opportunity.”
While Daniel jokingly claims that his position on the depth chart is “Quarterback 1B”, he understands that his role in Brees’ absence is to run the offense the way his mentor and fellow Texan would. According to Daniel, he and Brees talk daily about the system that the offense is running in OTAs and mini-camp, as well as what Steve Spagnuolo’s defense has been throwing at him. Daniel has been mentored by Brees for the last three years, and has earned the confidence of the offensive unit.
“Chase is a guy we have a lot of confidence in,” said
Daniel has taken a leadership role during these off-season practices. In today’s morning practice, Daniel completed many several crips passes to
After practice, the Saints signed autographs and were greeted by a warm reception from the ever-loyal fan base.
“It was awesome having people out there,” said Daniel. “You know I almost forgot what minicamp was like in the fact that the fans are actually allowed to be out there. It was awesome though. They were into practice, enthusiastic and behind us. They were supportive, and that’s what you have come to expect from New Orleans Saints fans.”