Nov 8, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts with guard Senio Kelemete (65) after throwing a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Titans won, 34-28, in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
As I mentioned on the previous page, Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees did not play against the Panthers in the first game.
Brees is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite what anyone tells you. Rumors about his decline have circulated around since the beginning of last season and that is just simply not true.
Brees is STILL elite and one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Drew could have easily changed that game. Luke McCown, who is now on injured reserve due to a back injury, stepped in and did do a good job and kept the Saints in the game for most of it.
At the end though, when it meant the most McCown did not come through. At the end of the game, McCown threw a heartbreaking interception to Josh Norman in the end zone.
Targeting Brandin Cooks, McCowns ball was a little short and gave Norman a chance to recover and make an amazing play in the end zone.
If Brees played that game on the other hand, in my opinion he’s able to put that throw in the back corner of the end zone and hit Cooks in stride for a touchdown.
On the same play, Colston was running through the middle of the field wide open. Thats another place the ball could have gone that I think Drew would have recognized and throw it.
Drew can change a game in so many ways, not just with his deadly accuracy, but also with his instincts and great football IQ.
Brees is one of the biggest competitors there is. I know he is tired of losing and I expect him to come out on fire doing what he’s done so many times and put the team on his back.
The Panthers defense is elite, but I think Drew might show them a thing or two Sunday in the Superdome.
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