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Brees: "We Expect Our Best Performance in the Fourth Quarter"

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Press Conference Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Watch Brees' Presser Right now Jimmy Graham’s close to setting some big records for tight ends. Do you think he’s aware of that? “I hope not. Jimmy’s just ...

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New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees
Press Conference
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Watch Brees' Presser

Right now Jimmy Graham’s close to setting some big records for tight ends. Do you think he’s aware of that?

“I hope not. Jimmy’s just being Jimmy. He loves the game. He has fun doing it. He just wants to be a great player. He takes pride in his work ethic and not making mistakes. He’s a young player, so there are going to be growing pains at times, but he’s such a mentally tough individual. Whenever something bad happens, he immediately wants to fix it. He doesn’t go in the tank, which you can see a lot of young guys do. I’m most impressed with that, his ability to overcome adversity and fight through things that go through the course of a game, make adjustments. His communication level with me is awesome and I just have so much confidence in him.”

Are you surprised that teams sometimes leave him uncovered and don’t try to get a jam on him at the line of scrimmage a lot of times?

“They do. He’s a big physical guy. We try to be creative with what we do with him. We don’t put him in the same place too many times in a row. We’re splitting him out. He might be coming out of the backfield. He might be opened up. He might be in motion. We do a lot of things with him just to get him on the move and make it hard for people to track where he is.”

Have you seen via film study the effect he’s had on other opponents, potentially opening stuff up for different players?

“Sure, what’s interesting is when you play a team like the Green Bay Packers. Charles Woodson is their nickel. Against us throughout the course of the game, they put him on Jimmy or (Darren) Sproles. For the whole season, I think you see each team has a plan for who’s going to cover him in different situations whether it’s man coverage or zone or how we’re going to try to double-team a guy or at least take him away in certain situations. I think he still finds a way to throw it just because he’s such a big target. He’s really a smart player. I’m sure that as we go along here, just like any good player, or any good weapon, teams are going to try to take him away in certain ways, with certain people and certain schemes. We need to be able to beat them in other ways that we can, but also find some creative ways to get him some opportunities.”

Has this year been a situation at times where maybe you’ve used some other positions more extensively than the wide receivers?

“Yes, that’s been the nature of our offense ever since we’ve been here. I think you see it every game where there are nine or ten guys catching balls. Rarely do we have a guy who’s up in the ten-plus range. We have a lot of guys who are six, seven, eight catches, very productive. Every guy contributing on third down and the red zone. That’s what we do. It keeps defenses off balance when they try to game plan for us”

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Ok but how about some more in the 1st, 2nd & uhhh,oh... the 3rd quarter!!!
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