This is not say Payton Turner is going to be bad. I said it before...He has the tool and physical ability to be real good. Based on last year I thought he was ahead of Davenport his first year. Anyway from THIS game, he didn't show up. Disappointing. He didn't display the counter move he was capable of making. He allowed the offensive line to continue to block him. Didn't even past the line of scrimmage. Lack the explosiveness he displayed from last year. He mentioned he put on a little weight. To me I rather he stayed at the weight he was from last year. He seem bigger but slower in this game.I didn’t realize that Turner played deep into the game. This is a snippet from Nick’s latest:
“LACK OF PASS RUSH: The lack of pressure on Texans quarterbacks might have been the most disappointing takeaway from Saturday’s game and perhaps even a little problematic considering the circumstances.
Payton Turner, a 2021 first-round pick, played deep into the fourth quarter, meaning he was up against Houston’s reserves, and he never touched the quarterback. While it probably doesn’t mean anything — not yet, at least — the first game back in action for Turner was a bit of a letdown.
There was also some hope guys like Jordan Jackson, Josh Black and Kentavius Street would show up in the pass rush, but that didn’t happen. This is only the first preseason game, so it’s too soon to react to any of the information, but how the depth performs here is now officially something to watch.
Tanoh Kpassagnon (one quarterback hit) was the only guy who showed up in the pass rush.”
Most definitely have patience, but him being shut out against players who will probably get cut from a bad team is something worth talking about lol.He hasn't played double digit NFL games in his career.
In fact, he only played 5.
I would be a little more patient with him
The Saints expected too much too soon. Turner was a consensus 3rd rounder the Saints reached on; we have a tendency to blame the player when scouting and Sean Payton missed here.I guess, I expected to see more flash plays.
I saw him on the field last night. But I didn't see him in the game. If that makes sense. Like he got erased.
Sure, cocktails were flowing freely during the game for me. So my vision could be clouded. So for the forum members that comprehended things better than I did last night, tell me what you saw.
I know it's just one preseason game, and I'm not hitting the panic button yet. I just want to know where it's located.
I agree, think it’s just worrisome to some folks that he did so little against players who won’t be on any teams soon.The thought process in the op and, indeed, in many of the posts during the game and following demonstrate exactly why fan analyses are meaningless. How anyone can place stock in a game played without so many starters on both sides of the ball or an ending featuring players who will not be suiting up outside of a crisis is beyond me.
I agree with this and don’t blame the player at all. Haven’t given up on him either.The Saints expected too much too soon. Turner was a consensus 3rd rounder the Saints reached on; we have a tendency to blame the player when scouting and Sean Payton missed here.