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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Repetitive brilliance can go unappreciated, undervalued, perhaps unnoticed. The achievements that previously drew gushes and generated awe become taken for granted, expected even, because they become as reliable as the sunset, as frequent as a breeze off the lake, as ...

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Old 10-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Repetitive brilliance can go unappreciated, undervalued, perhaps unnoticed.

The achievements that previously drew gushes and generated awe become taken for granted, expected even, because they become as reliable as the sunset, as frequent as a breeze off the lake, as routine as an eye blink.

So when New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees channels his inner Picasso and paints a masterpiece, the tendency sometimes can be to taken for granted the ingenuity of the strokes, the creativity of the vision, the thousands of unseen hours of labor required to prepare him to produce a work that’s a stand-alone jewel.

Because he has done it before, time and again, actually.

Still, it’d be wise to savor performances like Monday night’s against Miami, a 38-17 Saints victory in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in which Brees offered a performance that might qualify as best-of-his-career for other quarterbacks, but maybe not in the top five or 10 performances of his.

Brees’ Saints remained undefeated (4-0) this season as the quarterback completed 30 of 39 passes (76.9 percent) for 413 yards and four touchdowns, without an interception, to finish with a rating of 144.5.

Fifteen times since joining the Saints in 2006, he has completed a percentage of passes as higher or higher in a game. Eight times, he has thrown for more yards.

Seventeen times, he has had as many or more touchdowns and five times, his quarterback rating has been higher.

At no time has the franchise, or its fans, seen such a sustained level of excellence, one that’s so common that the wonder comes when he doesn’t scale the statistical mountain every game.

“He’s a guy that – and I say this time and time again – he comes to work and really prepares day in and day out,” said receiver Marques Colston, who, with an assist from Brees, has become the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (553) and touchdowns (59).

“It’s really not a surprise any more for us to see the kind of games that he had (Monday) night, where he’s just so precise. So it’s kind of become the norm. You lose sight of the fact that what he does on a day-to-day basis is really extraordinary.”

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Old 10-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: John DeShazier: New Orleans Saints fans need to appreciate Drew Brees' brilliance

There isn't a single person who has any real knowledge of the game who doesn't recognize and appreciate how Drew plays the game - how rare a player (and person in many ways) he truly is.
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There isn't a single person who has any real knowledge of the game who doesn't recognize and appreciate how Drew plays the game - how rare a player (and person in many ways) he truly is.
He is our diamond that shines like a star.
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has this guy even talked to saints fans?
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I'm trying to figure out if any Saints fan doesn't appreciate Drew. If there is someone, then he needs to turn in his fan card immediately.
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Re: John DeShazier: New Orleans Saints fans need to appreciate Drew Brees' brilliance

I don't know, there are a couple of folks on this board who don't seem to get it.

I'm not trying to say the man is 100% above criticism but ask yourself is there any other QB in the NFL past or present that you would rather have? I can't think of a single one.
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Hopefully Ryan Griffin is as good as the coaches seem to think he is. When Drew retires he will be our Aaron Rogers.
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Re: John DeShazier: New Orleans Saints fans need to appreciate Drew Brees' brilliance

Yeah, we don't even know who our QB is, let alone if he's any good. What is wrong with this DeShazier dude? Does he have some genetic material from Dick King or something?
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There isn't a single person who has any real knowledge of the game who doesn't recognize and appreciate how Drew plays the game - how rare a player (and person in many ways) he truly is.
Even on a national level... The accolades continue to accumulate... An enjoyment to behold.
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