Pedro Taylor, Sean’s dad: “Sean was always hard on himself after games. We’d talk and he’d say, ‘I messed up.’ I’d say, ‘Think about the good things you’ve done.’ And he’d say, ‘Yeah, but that play I should have had.’ I said, ‘Move on to the next play.’ He tried to do that and wanted to do that. But he knew that you’ve got to make the plays you’ve got because they could change a season or change a game.”
Losing right tackle Zach Strief to injured reserve on Tuesday with a knee injury stinks for the Saints. Strief had one of the best seasons of his 12-year career in 2016. But luckily the timing works out well, as left tackle Terron Armstead appears ready to return from his June shoulder surgery after the Week 5 bye. That means Armstead will start at left tackle, and rookie first-round draft pick Ryan Ramczyk will start at right tackle (where he also started in Weeks 2 and 3 while Strief was sidelined). It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s about as good of a backup plan as a team could hope for. The Saints were fortunate they drafted an offensive tackle in Round 1 this year when it didn’t seem like a glaring need at the time. — Mike Triplett
DeMarcus Lawrence has been a force so far this season with an NFL-leading 7.5 sacks. Unfortunately for Dallas, no other defensive player has been nearly as disruptive; the rest of the team has combined for just 4.5 sacks and two picks.
There’s no place like home. The 37-year-old Julius Peppers, a North Carolina native, is playing like he’s 27 with a team-leading 4.5 sacks through four games. Opponents are still completing 71 Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom percent of their passes against Carolina, but Peppers is Cheap Ice Hockey Jerseys at least knocking them back a bit.