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Old 06-30-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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Minicamp tour: Will Brees miss games?

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How far is Drew Brees really back? While he's throwing 40-yard passes, it's unclear if he can practice everyday or be close to 100 percent for the start of camp. If Chad Pennington's recovery last year is any indication, 100 percent is going to take a lot longer than Brees and his agent indicated when he was a free agent. With Brees learning a new offense, I don't see the upside except as a late QB2. … If Brees does miss playing time this season, Jamie Martin and Todd Bouman will compete for the right to kill Joe Horn, Donte' Stallworth and Reggie Bush's fantasy value. … Zach Hilton, ranked in the top 15 tight ends by some outlets (not us), is currently behind Ernie Conwell on the depth chart. Hilton is not a fantasy option unless he's starting. … It's a contract year for Stallworth, which would normally be cause for optimism. But he's been slow to recover from shoulder surgery this off-season and has butted heads with the new coaching staff. They have tried to deal him, and it'd be a shock if he was back in 2007. His job would be in jeopardy, but the Saints have absolutely no options to replace him. Chris Horn is currently next on the depth chart, and third-year pro Devery Henderson hasn't panned out. … For IDP leaguers, Alfred Fincher is a sleeper if he keeps his starting middle linebacker job. At safety, it's a seven-way scrum for snaps, where no one appears safe, except Josh Bullocks. … Deuce McAllister practiced at minicamp, a good sign he'll be close to 100 percent recovered from his torn ACL in training camp. He hasn't cut hard on the knee yet and is likely to be limited in carries this season with Bush around.

Rising: Bush – Healthy minicamp season and slow-to-recover McAllister are plusses
Falling: Stallworth – Coaching change could be bad news for him


I don't know how credible this guy is. Sounds like a bunch of junk.
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:02 PM   #2
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RE: Minicamp tour: Will Brees miss games?

Does it matter whether he's a bunch of junk? The questions he poses are valid and great concern. Without a healthy Brees, the Saints won't do very much this season despite all the weapons.
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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Didn't AB tear his shoulder and was healed up for the next season? Brees is going to throw 5-15 yard passes a lot more than 40 so accuracy and consistency is more important than distance.

I think Hilton will be in on passing downs and Conwell or Campbell will be in on running downs (like Gonzalez and Turley in KC). I personally prefer Campbell.

Deuce is going to run mostly up the middle with one cut which usually won't be a hard cut. Reggie can do the razzle dazzle running along with Bennett. Let Deuce bull his way through becuase he's so good at it.

I know fincher is fast and good, but is he really better than Foreman at MLB?

As for Stallworth, I hope he gets with the program and understands that what Payton is doing is in his own best interest if he'd quit resisting and go with the program. He'd actually make more money with us or another team if he does what Payton coaches and has the type of year he is capable of.
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Old 06-30-2006, 08:08 PM   #4
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If Brees can't play all the games I think Martin can fill in for him really well .
I do however like Brees' chancing playing all games and doing it well.
Martin could become the biggest pickup if for the Saints if Brees can't play.
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:48 AM   #5
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Brees will be 100% by the end of camp, I wish everyone would relax and wait.
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:08 PM   #6
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I think it is safe to say that even if Brees is not ready to play in the first two games of the season we can still have a good season. I dont see any reason why Martin cant be consistent enough to win over teams like Cleveland, who simply wont be able to put enough points on the board to beat many teams this year. The first real game the Saints will play is Atlanta for the Monday Night game and it is going to be so electric in the dome that I could start at QB and lead the Saints to victory. It's going to be like LSU for the national championship in the Sugar Bowl, nobody could beat LSU that night and nobody can beat the Saints homecoming night.

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Old 07-01-2006, 10:59 PM   #7
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I know fincher is fast and good, but is he really better than Foreman at MLB?
Wasn't Foreman out of the league last season? (I know Simmons was too, please don't come back at me with that. Simmons is still as concern.)


I agree with all who believe Brees will be able to command the offense this season. He will begin w/ short to mid-range passes till his confidence grows and his arm becomes even stronger. Don't sweat it people.
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:08 AM   #8
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How can he say that about henderson, they guy has to get in on more than 3 plays a game to make a difference, and it does not help when the qb is zinging balls over your head, behind your back, and at your feet...I seem to remember that guy being the only bright spot during that buttkicking we took in Minnesota last year....We got trounced by the freaking Vikings, and that was when they sucked last year before the half way point in the season when Culpepper went down, I think we were the only team they beat in the first six games

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Old 07-05-2006, 08:27 AM   #9
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brees will be great...deuce/bush/stecker and karney will be deadly...our wr's will be muched improved with a real qb throwing them the ball...our O-line will benifit from the explosive weapons around them....the D-line will continue to provide pressure...the lb corps will seem like an entirely new group(oh wait they are)...the dbs will actually be allowed to play man on man instead of having venturi playing zone all the time (man do i hate zone coverage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

don't expect miracles this year, but i expect to atleast make a serious run at the playoffs. if we get in i will be VERY impressed.
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There isn't two people in the world that heal the same.....Drew will be OK...........

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