Ian Book Shares Brutally Honest Self-Review After Week 16 Performance
A quarterback's first NFL game can usually be an extremely tough test. New Orleans Saints rookie QB Ian Book learned that the hard way during his team's 20-3 Week 16 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Although the defeat was a hard pill to swallow, Book is being accountable for his part in it. The 23-year-old gave a brutally honest self-review after Monday's game and didn't hold back.
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Book told reporters after Monday's loss that he still has "a lot to get better at." He went on to add that he's looking forward to watching the game film to figure out how he can improve his play. That type of mentality should earn the respect of football fans everywhere.
"I'm evaluating [my performance]. It was bad. We didn't score a touchdown. Can't win a game that way."- Ian Book
The Saints offense struggled throughout the game, mustering up just 164 total yards and one field goal. Book finished the game by going 12-for-20 on his passes for 135 yards and two interceptions. Although, it wasn't like his offensive line helped him, proven by eight times he was sacked.
It remains to be seen if Taysom Hill or Trevor Siemian will be back off the COVID-19 list before the Saints' Week 17 bout against the Carolina Panthers. New Orleans needs to win to keep its playoff hopes alive, which could be in danger if Book is forced to start again.
FanDuel Sportsbook is currently favoring the Saints to beat the Panthers as the 6.5-point favorites with -115 odds to cover the spread.
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