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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; There are many new QB faces in lots of new places for the up-coming season. This is Don Banks' of Sports Illustrated take on which ones are more like to succeed in a new uniform, topping his list is Drew ...

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Old 04-11-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Most Likely to Succeed

There are many new QB faces in lots of new places for the up-coming season. This is Don Banks' of Sports Illustrated take on which ones are more like to succeed in a new uniform, topping his list is Drew Brees. Here's an excerpt:

"Which quarterbacks are the best bets to seize the day and prosper in their new place of employment? Here's our most likely to succeed list, rated from top to bottom:

1. Drew Brees, New Orleans -- You can feel that Brees passed up the better short-term situation in Miami for the bigger paycheck in New Orleans and still believe he'll have a successful first season as the Saints' new quarterback. How quickly Brees returns to his 2004-'05 form after rehabilitating from surgery on his throwing shoulder is the major storyline this season. But the sixth-year veteran is in the prime of his career and his style of smart and efficient play, with a minimum of mistakes (51 touchdowns to just 22 interceptions the past two years) is going to play like a breath of fresh air in New Orleans after the maddening Aaron Brooks era.

And here's the thing Brees has to look forward to the most in the Big Easy: Sean Payton. Wherever the Saints new head coach has worked in the NFL, he's gotten more out of the quarterback than anyone expected. He did wonders for Kerry Collins in New York, and coaxed production out of the likes of Quincy Carter, Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe the past three years in Dallas. In Brees, Payton finally has a well-polished and proven talent.

"With Drew, the selling points for us, getting him to consider us, was my involvement in the position in the past,'' Payton said. "Be it in New York or Dallas. We identified quarterback as certainly one of our needs, and now Drew Brees is available. So having nothing to do with where we're drafting this particular year, we decided to be aggressive about him because we think there's a fit here. We think he's a player who makes good decisions, and we were surprised he was available. I'm excited about getting him.''

For the article in its entirety, click on the following link: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_yl...nnsi&type=lgns
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