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Sean Payton: “Impossible” to evaluate the Ian Book of Dolphin play

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Get the start of your career in the NFL Without 22 available teammates Because of COVID-19 it may not have been my first outing Ian Book Envision it when he was dreaming of his first professional start. However, this was the hand book handed out as he stepped in to start the match against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

The book was beaten by the Dolphins, being sacked eight times and intercepted twice when Miami managed to win 20-3.

Saints coach Sean Payton said it’s hard to read too much into Book’s performance given the conditions she’s in against against Miami.

“Look, in fairness to Ian, it’s impossible to rate his play,” Payton told reporters after the match. “Hopefully we can get a little healthy, get some guys back and get ready to go next week.”

He completed book 12 of 20 passes for 135 yards with two interceptions against the Dolphins. He faced an onslaught of pressure from Miami as the Saints started backups at three points up front and they had interference in Kyle Murphy, who was signed by the team on the Monday before the match, ends the competition in the right tackle due to an injury at the start. Caleb Bennock.

Tsum Hill And Trevor Simian Both went on the COVID-19 list last week, paving the way for Book to get started.

“I think he’s prepared well,” Payton said. “I just think it’s one of the challenges that can sometimes happen even in the latter part of pre-season games where you want, man, to try to score – especially in a quarterback – but, you know, just keeping him in shape tonight was a challenge. And I’m sure there are some plays, you know, we’ll take a look at and he’ll look in. The first objection was a throw he’d want to get back into, but it’s hard for him to be in.

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He’s competitive and tough. He’ll be fine. He’ll get frustrated, like all of us, with some plays, but it certainly won’t define his growth or career or what he’s doing. It was kind of like those perfect storms, and it’s a tough place, we’re all eager to see, and yet, it’s been Just a tough place for him. I think he’s smart enough to understand that.”