Opening statement: “Today, Turk McBride, with his ankle, did not practice. David Hawthorne with his hamstring did not practice. Lance Moore, hamstring, did not practice. Travaris Cadet, right shoulder, did not practice. Jonathan Casillas, was limited. Roman Harper did not practice with a hip. Malcolm Jenkins, right hamstring, was full. Akiem Hicks, right ankle, was full.”

 

What was Casillas’ injury?            

 

“Casillas was neck.”

 

What about Akiem Hicks’ injury?

 

“Hicks was his ankle.”

 

Is there something that you have seen each week to keep the running game from taking off?

 

“Especially last week, I didn’t feel like we did a very good job of blocking the perimeter, to be honest. We can do a better job inside, but we didn’t do a good job of identifying and blocking the perimeter. We need to do a better job there. I can do a better job designing to make it easier for the guys.”

 

Have you seen the same thing each week?

 

“We just need to get in sync with our running backs and line together and it’ll start clicking. We just have to get that done.”

 

When Drew Brees has such a hot hand, what is your ideal balance between the pass and the run?