Saints Biggest Winners and Losers vs. the Texans

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Aug 20, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman (16) attempts to make a reception during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


“Big target”…. “Great speed for his size”… “Drew will make him a star…”

All the above were said about Brandon Coleman and another former Saints WR — 2012 draft 3rd Round draft choice Nick Toon.

Coleman’s stat line last night was actually not bad what so ever: 10 targets, 6 receptions, 47 yards.

Though Coleman battled back after a rough outing, what makes him one of last night’s losers is the BIG DROPS.

Coleman had three big drops on third down, two coming from the hands of Luke McCown and the biggest one a seam route from Drew Brees.

The pass from Brees on third down was initially ruled a catch and fumble, where it looked as if Coleman just never secured the football.

Coleman is fighting for the #4 WR spot on this roster, similar to Nick Toon in his days as a Saint.

And although Toon was injured more than he played in his pro career, it just always seemed when the hype and expectations grew, he crumbled under the pressure.

Toon disappeared in camp and had had only one touchdown as a Saint.

Coleman too has only scored one touchdown for New Orleans; and his and Toon’s lone TD’s scored with the Saints look awfully similar.

It was Toon’s first and last as a Saint — will that also be the same case with Coleman?

Coleman needs to “step up” his game big-time, or else he’ll be looking for a new line of work after the first set of roster cuts on August 30th.

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