FB #42 Zach Line
(on today's game)
"It was obviously a tough loss for us. There were too many mistakes. There were too many self-inflicted wounds. This should be good for us. Its tough medicine to swallow, But we'll get in the film room and be honest with ourselves. We not worried about this game. We need to worry about how we move forward and respond as a team."
(on not having the football much early)
"I think if you look at any stat today it is not good. Their time of possession. The amount of penalties that we had. You can look at everything really. We have a lot to look at Fortunately it is just one game."
(on if he saw this type of game coming)
"No, this is a division opponent. It's always going to be a tough game. The spread doesn't matter in these types of games. Part of football is that you have to be ready. Obviously, they were more ready today."
CB #26 P.J. Williams
(on the tough loss)
"They played great. They came to play. They definitely outplayed us. We didn't play up to our standard and our ability. We have to go look at the film and make sure that we come back stronger next week."
(on the inability to get them off the field)
"That was crucial. We have to get them off the field. Third down is money down. That's a big don for us and we have done really well on third down throughout the season. Today we didn't do good at all. That was a big part of the loss."
(on not having Marshon Lattimore in the second half)
"It's tough not having one of the best corners in the league. You have to step up and lock in. It's always tough losing one of your best players." (on knocking off the rust) "I felt good. I was a little winded and didn't expect to play as many plays as I did. I knew I had to step up and make sure that I was locked in to be able to help the team."
WR #10 Tre'Quan Smith
(on today's game)
"We did not play like we usually play. Credit the Falcons, they came out ready to play. This wasn't our style of play. You have to give them a lot of credit."
(on the lack of possessions early on)
"That was an important message from our (position) coach Curtis Johnson. He said that we weren't going to get a lot of touches, so we had to make the most of the opportunities when we did get it."
(on if the loss is hard to swallow)
"It's very hard especially coming off a bye week. You want to get a win and get back into a groove. Taking a loss, you are starting back at square one. We need to focus on getting the win next week."
Check out photos of the on-field action between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season.
DT #98 Sheldon Rankins
(on if a positive from today's game is that it teaches a midseason lesson)
"Taking a loss at home against a division team's never a positive. Overall, It's just the way it goes in this league sometimes. You show up to play. You do your preparation throughout the week. Your opponent does a few more things better than you. They make a few more plays when they need them in big time situations. That's what they did today. For us moving forward we have to continue to work like we always work. We need to continue to prepare like we always prepare and we'll be fine."
(on Marshon Lattimore being out)
"I feel like for the most part they stuck to their guns. P.J. (Williams) and those guys stepped in and did a good job. We have a lot of good players in that secondary and I think they stepped up and did a good job. Overall, from top to bottom on this defense, we just didn't get it done today. It wasn't just one guy who was responsible for what went wrong today. The overall effort wasn't good enough. We'll make the changes going forward and get back to playing New Orleans Saints defense."