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WhoDat!656 06-05-2013 06:36 PM

Quietly, Marques Colston turns 30
 
After Brees, Colston is one of the best players the Saints have ever signed!

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METAIRIE, La. -- Very quietly, and it’s hard to imagine he’d want it any other way, Marques Colston turned 30 on Wednesday.

Not even receivers coach Henry Ellard was aware his best receiver was celebrating a significant birthday.

“Really? Ellard asked when a reporter informed him it was Colston’s birthday. “Okay, well, all the young guys will have to sing Happy Birthday to him in the meeting room.’’

None of that is surprising. In a sport where there is a long history of wide receivers with diva personalities, Colston is the anti-diva. He’s quiet and shies away from attention.

“He’s truly special,’’ Ellard said. “I can’t really put it into words. The things he does are special. He doesn’t care for the hoopla. He just comes to work and aims to please, and you couldn’t ask for a better guy than that.

“I was blessed to have a Torry Holt (when Ellard coached for the St. Louis Rams) and Isaac Bruce was the same way. They were very quiet, went about their business and took a lot of pride in what they did, and Marques is the same way.’’

But a 30th birthday isn’t always a great day for a wide receiver. Many people say receivers tend to start slowing down once they hit their 30s.

Ellard doesn’t see any signs that Colston is ready to slow down.

“No, not at all,’’ Ellard said. “He takes great care of himself. He’s lasted a long time, and he’s going to last a lot more time. The weight program we have going on this year I think is going to make him a little more stronger, and more durable, and I think that’s really going to pay off.’’

Plus, there is tangible evidence that Colston isn’t anywhere near the end of his career. He caught 83 passes for 1,154 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. That yardage total was the best Colston has produced since 2008.

Quietly, Marques Colston turns 30 - NFC South Blog - ESPN

papz 06-05-2013 06:39 PM

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I really hope when it's all said and done, he gets to retire a Saint. Happy bday Marques!

Rugby Saint II 06-05-2013 06:44 PM

Re: Quietly, Marques Colston turns 30
 
:birthday: :party:

foreverfan 06-05-2013 07:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by papz (Post 506712)
I really hope when it's all said and done, he gets to retire a Saint. Happy bday Marques!

He's for sure a top 10 all time Saints player. :bng:
According to Age/Era

Archie Manning
Morton Anderson
Ricky Jackson
Sam Mills
Bobby Hebert
Willie Roaf
Deuce McAllistar
Joe Horn
Drew Brees
Marquis Colston

Did forget anybody?

billyt81 06-05-2013 07:21 PM

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Holy cow Henry Ellard is our receivers coach. No wonder we get great production out of late round wr. This dude was a stud route runner with great hands and repeatedly killed us. I love Colston. He follows in the tradition of Saints greats like Eric Martin, Dalton Hilliard and even Deuce because they all score TDs and flip the ball to the ref. All class!

papz 06-05-2013 07:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 506716)
He's for sure a top 10 all time Saints player. :bng:
According to Age/Era

Archie Manning
Morton Anderson
Ricky Jackson
Sam Mills
Bobby Hebert
Willie Roaf
Deuce McAllistar
Joe Horn
Drew Brees
Marquis Colston

Did forget anybody?

I don't know about Joe Horn. I've got to put Eric Martin in there before him.

SmashMouth 06-05-2013 09:55 PM

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Pat Swilling and Vaughn Johnson have to be in there....Dome Patrol!

dizzle88 06-06-2013 02:50 AM

Re: Quietly, Marques Colston turns 30
 
The article says WR's tend to slow down at 30, well colston has never been a speed demon, he does all his damage over the middle with great routes and great hands

Colstons production will continue

homerj07 06-06-2013 08:36 AM

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My kind of player. Quiet & consistent.

NOW - if he can just overcome his tendency to fumble at the worst possible moments!!


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