What we learned: Attention to detail a major key in Saints thrashing of Giants Discipline and doing the little things right.The Saints showed a lot of both traits on Sunday and for the first time this season looked like a team that didn’t need every ounce of their allotted 60 minutes to dispose of an opponent.Small details that give players an advantage over their opposition can start in the classroom with a coach Cheap Cameron Jordan Jersey , but even tinier seeds for success could be planted when a player goes home and does something as minute as getting a massage.I write this knowing that I’ll suggest to a friend that she have her son (whom has ambitions of playing in the NFL) read it as it offers a good example of the aforementioned.Attention to detail and mentally tough players have long been staples of successful Sean Payton operations down in New Orleans.It has to be, particularly for an offense that likes to throw everything including the kitchen sink at opposing defenses. This has been evident with the Taysom Hill packages that have been sprinkled into the offensive gumbo like a good file.Not that cheap store brand stuff either!I’m talmbout the one a friend of a friend hands you in a Gerber jar with the words file written in black permanent marker across masking tape. The Hill usage has yielded positive results nearly every time he’s touched the ball, and to have the confidence to go with him on the fake punt (2nd time this season) along with rolling out his package as much as they did, points to a coaching staff comfortable with the collective attention to detail it takes to run those plays successfully.They also seem to have done their homework on the advantages and disadvantages of taking the ball out of your Hall of Fame quarterbacks hands for 21% of the offensive snaps.From Payton putting emphasis on creating more turnovers in practice the week prior, to the defensive backs playing an outside shoulder technique and not biting on double moves, collectively there were small things that the team got fixed as a whole and it lead to their first true complimentary win of the season against the Giants.Miscellaneous ThoughtsAlvin Kamara will go down as one of the best 3rd round picks ever if he continues to be as productive as he’s been.Through 20 games of his short NFL career he’s scored 114 points.That’s a faster start than any other skill position player Payton has acquired in his time with the Saints.Dennis Allen making adjustments showed up promptly.One small detail worth mentioning is Marcus Davenport playing in a 2-point stance more often in pass rushing situations.That’s a coach allowing a player to do what he’s comfortable with.David Onyemata played more snaps than Sheldon Rankins. That’s significant because the Saints are reducing Rankins run down snaps and it keeps him more fresh for pass rushing situations.He forced 4 hurried throws and won very quickly at times with a refined spin move according to Rev.Payton really respected the Giants defensive front.For them to run on them the way they did was phenomenal.Twas a good example of the o-line imposing it’s will.They played playoff caliber football along the LOS.Thomas hinted after the game that his low numbers weren’t because he was ineffective but because of the attention he garnered.Payton probably noticed this and used him as a decoy to open things up for other guys like playoff Josh Hill.He still caught 4 passes on 5 targets.You can’t blank him out.Saints don’t win very often when Drew Brees fails to score a TD and yet they did just that against the Giants.New Orleans heads into their Week 5 Monday Night matchup vs. the Redskins with momentum, an extra day to rest (to get said maintenance) and a little bit more time for Mark Ingram to slide back into the ranks after being away the last month. All things positive, the Saints closed out the 1st quarter of their schedule above .500 for the first time since 2013. The objective at the start of the season was to come out the gates fast and as the curtain falls on Act I of “March to the Lombardi #twodat” they can look back and say mission accomplished. On to the Redskins and the fall of the next historic NFL record at the hands of Drew Brees.Who Dat! CHARLOTTE http://www.saintscheapshops.com/chea...o-davis-jersey , N.C. (AP) — There’s been no such thing as a sophomore slump for Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara.The two NFC South running backs have followed up strong rookie campaigns with even better second seasons for the Panthers and Saints, who’ll meet Monday night in a game with big playoff ramifications for both teams.McCaffrey has 926 yards rushing and 701 yards receiving. He has a chance to join Roger Craig and Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk as the only running backs in NFL history to post 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season.Kamara, the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year, has 1,384 yards from scrimmage and needs five scores in the final three weeks for a 20-touchdown season.“They’re both highly versatile players,” said Saints quarterback Drew Brees . “So, great in the run game. They’ve got great instincts and a great feel for making cuts http://www.saintscheapshops.com/chea...obinson-jersey , breaking tackles, just a level of elusiveness that’s pretty unique. And then their ability to catch balls and really be receivers outside the pocket is very unique as well.”The only difference in the two this season has been in the win-loss column. The Panthers and Saints have been heading in opposite directions since early November.Carolina (6-7) has lost five straight — despite 747 total yards and eight touchdowns from McCaffrey during that span — and is in dire need of a win to keep its slim playoff hopes alive . Kamara and backfield mate Mark Ingram have New Orleans (11-2) out in front in the NFC and looking to stay a step ahead of the Los Angeles Rams in the battle for the top seed and home-field advantage in the playoffs.Both teams will be counting on their all-purpose backs down the stretch.“Oh man, he’s a heck of a player,” McCaffrey said of Kamara.McCaffrey said he spends some of his off days studying film on Kamara and looking at some of what he does to see if he can incorporate it into his own game.“It’s been fun watching him and it’s kind of cool, a lot of similarities obviously in our game,” McCaffrey said. “He’s a good one to watch.”McCaffrey was Carolina’s first-round pick in 2017, while Kamara slipped to the Saints in the third round.Kamara said he and McCaffrey do a lot of the same things, yet still have different styles. But he too keeps an eye on what other backs from the Class of 2017 are doing in the NFL Thomas Morstead Jersey , including McCaffrey.“Christian is a great back,” Kamara said. “We came in in the same class so I think it is just respect for all backs that we came in with whether it’s Christian or Leonard (Fournette) or Dalvin (Cook) or anybody. We all kind of watch each other. We talk in the offseason. He’s having a great year and definitely doing a lot of good things. So I see it.”McCaffrey and Kamara have joined Todd Gurley and Saquon Barkley as the league has put added value in recent years on versatile running backs.Saints coach Sean Payton said that with the formations and the running schemes in the NFL that have begun to resemble college football in terms of zone reads and run-pass option plays “those type of players are a handful.”“He’s very gifted in the passing game, he’s got exceptional vision, and I think he runs with good balance and power,” Payton said of McCaffrey.“You see him in goal line situations, short-yardage situations. He’s a guy that’s very difficult to defend in space, and I think that’s the same way Alvin is. I think that those are explosive guys that can change the field position very quickly.” Custom Los Angeles Rams Jerseys