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Old 10-01-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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METAIRIE - Drew Brees is comfortable in any situation on the football field, but the veteran New Orleans Saints quarterback seems to ooze confidence when operating from the shotgun formation out of the no-huddle with an empty backfield.

Case in point:

In the second half of Sunday’s 40-33 comeback win against the Houston Texans at the Superdome, Brees completed 23 of 31 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns, operating almost exclusively out of the aforementioned formations.

The previously undefeated Texans had no answers, though they did intercept Brees once in the third quarter when Saints’ second-year tight end Jimmy Graham ran a wrong route.

At one point, Brees threw on 14 consecutive plays - dialing up one successful play after another.

Leading 26-17 early in the fourth quarter seemed to almost work against the Texans and play right into Brees’ hot hand.

With Brees at the controls, the Saints (2-1) put up the most points in the fourth quarter in franchise history - 23. It would have been 26, but coach Sean Payton took a John Kasay field goal off the scoreboard with 42 seconds remaining in order to run out the clock after a Texans’ penalty.

Whether the maestro Brees is put in a position Sunday to orchestrate his sweet music against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) at noon in EverBank Field remains to be seen.

“I love the tempo and the rhythm of no-huddle,” said Brees, who finished 31 of 44 for 370 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 99.6 passer rating. “I feel like you kick up the tempo a notch and it allows you to get into a rhythm. You’re going to throw it every down. There are no backs (in the backfield).

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Old 10-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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Hey that ole' boy aint to bad at any of it. So,so glad to have him under center. Daunta who?
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In my opinion, which is not very valuable I might add, any team can take a temporary upper hand by going to a no-huddle offense. Of course you have to have the tools, but any defense is forced onto their heals by the surprise aggression.

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Great players want the ball when the game is on the line.
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I think it is a testament ot Drew's intelligence & skill.

BUT - it is also a testament to SP & the coaching staff for designing an offense that can work so well!!
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