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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; At times you might see Drew on some long throws not quite getting it there, but itís not much difference. Drewís not at the point yet where you are a descending player like Jim Finks said I was. You canít ...

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At times you might see Drew on some long throws not quite getting it there, but itís not much difference. Drewís not at the point yet where you are a descending player like Jim Finks said I was. You canít say the skyís the limit for him, because heís already there. I think heís hovering right there and will be for a while.

Bobby Hebert, former Saints quarterback

Could Drew play at this level well into his late 30s? Who knows? I think some guys take it year by year, but right now, heís sharp, heís prepared and heís ready. If thereís one thing Iíve seen differently about him from two years ago, itís his hairline. That would be it.

Sean Payton, Saints coach

Great quarterbacks ... are in their prime in the mid-to-late 30s. Drewís not going to run into linebackers. He will throw the ball quickly. He will throw the ball away and only leave the pocket when he should, slide when he should and protect his investment. Letís just hope Drew continues to stay healthy.

Steve Mariucci, NFL Network

I donít think heís descending yet. It doesnít seem like heís nearly 35. He takes such good care of his body that itís going to be a few more years before we see any signs of him slowing down. I think itís going to be another four years or so before that happens.

Pat Yasinskas, ESPN

I havenít seen any kind of drop-off. Last year maybe his stats were a little off with all of the interceptions in the three games. Not that Drew is somebody to easily get rattled, but Sean Payton had a calming presence which will help this year. We take him for granted. When somebody else has to start, thatís when you notice.

Hokie Gajan, Saints radio analyst

Drew has always had great vision of the field. He always knows where his receivers should be and where he should go with the ball. Drewís just fine, and the rules about contact now extend a quarterbackís career maybe two to five years, depending on who heís playing for.

Dan Fouts, CBS Sports

Age does have a way of doing things to all of us, but Drewís in shape, and heís always been in shape. That shouldnít be a big problem, knowing how conscientious about workouts he is. Thereís no reason he canít play until 40 and at a high level.

Len Dawson, Chiefs radio analyst

The guys who play really well at the end of their careers are in offenses theyíre comfortable with. Thatís whatís great for Drew. Most people, you hear Ď35í and you think a guy should be in the downswing, but thatís not true at quarterback in general and Drew in particular. He has the mental ability to play the game without having to think, without having to hesitate. Drew is a guy who plays from the shoulders up. So I donít see his skills diminishing any time soon.

Kurt Warner, NFL Network

Itís safe to say that Drew belongs in the tier just below Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers in the range where heís worth 6Ĺ to 7 points a game to his team. Thereís a lot of factors ó how intrinsically good he is and how valuable to his team and the relative value of the backup. Age isnít a factor for Drew yet, but once it is, his value will decrease.

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Re: Senior Saint: Drew Brees isnít letting age slow him down

Well it looks like Ron has taken one too many hits to the head? "Drew is No. 6 in my rankings, right between Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger." Give me an f***ing break. How many rings do you think Drew would have if he was playing with the Raven or Steeler defense?
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Anyone who doesn't consider Drew Brees an equivalent to Brady, Rodgers, and Manning is retarded. He's better then Peyton right now in my opinion.
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Re: Senior Saint: Drew Brees isnít letting age slow him down

WTH is Kurt Warner talking about?
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WTH is Kurt Warner talking about?
In a tier BELOW Manning, Brady and Rodgers? Maybe Kurt's mental capacity has been affected by age. Where would Kurt be in that ranking? In a tier below Brees? Because if my memory serves me right, Brees and the Saints outplayed Kurt and his team the last time they met.
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Oh yeh, now I remember what is wrong with Warner.

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Well it looks like Ron has taken one too many hits to the head? "Drew is No. 6 in my rankings, right between Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger." Give me an f***ing break. How many rings do you think Drew would have if he was playing with the Raven or Steeler defense?
Nailed it!!
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I ALWAYS love to watch that clip.
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Good thing you remember because I doubt if Kurt can.
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