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Old 01-03-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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Saints morning report: Another NFL first

METAIRIE, La. -- Once again, the New Orleans Saints passing offense made NFL history this year.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Saints became the first team ever to have four players with at least 70 receptions (tight end Jimmy Graham 86, running back Pierre Thomas 77, receiver Marques Colston 75, Darren Sproles 71).

Quarterback Drew Brees said he wasn't aware of the accomplishment -- but he was excited to hear it.

“Spread the wealth,” Brees said with a smile.

That's pretty much been the Saints' offensive mantra ever since Brees and coach Sean Payton arrived in New Orleans in 2006.They throw the ball a lot -- but instead of just targeting any one or two guys, they throw to whomever is open.

That's really the combination that's necessary to record such an achievement.

This year was a little unique, since the Saints targeted their two running backs so often. Last year, they had four players with 65 receptions, but the fourth was receiver Lance Moore.

Brees' 446 completions and 5,162 passing yards this year both ranked fifth in NFL history. And in both categories, Brees holds three of the top five spots in the all-time rankings.

Read more: Saints morning report: Another NFL first - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN

It's weird that it didn't feel like it huh? Colston and Sproles hasn't really stood out this year and they still got theirs.
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Pick your poison Eagles!
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Their D is not equipped to stop a good passing offense. If we force Foles out of his "game management" mode this game could get ugly before halftime.
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Their D is not equipped to stop a good passing offense. If we force Foles out of his "game management" mode this game could get ugly before halftime.
I think they will game plan for our passing game. This "should" leave holes for us to run in. I think we can find our run game here this week.
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This game looks like one where they need to feature Ingram
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This game looks like one where they need to feature Ingram
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If the O line does their job we can run any of our talented backs and they will produce. They need to grow a pair of n#t$ and manhandle some motherf**kers.
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If the O line does their job we can run any of our talented backs and they will produce. They need to grow a pair of n#t$ and manhandle some motherf**kers.
um we don't need to do that. attack their weakness, pass d. we need to give drew time n we can win
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um we don't need to do that. attack their weakness, pass d. we need to give drew time n we can win
Thats part of the problem...Drew hasn't had much time.I dont know if you noticed,but he's spent alot of time on his back this season. Run the ball consistantly and it will help the passing game.I do think we should pass more than run,but we should run the ball more than 10 times.
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Run the ball consistantly and it will help the passing game.I do think we should pass more than run,but we should run the ball more than 10 times.
Kind of hard to stick with the run, when you start taking losses. If they can run and get to 2nd/3rd and shorts, that's when consistent running works.

When they start getting behind and having to pass out of 2nd/3rd and longs, that's when defenses pin their ears back and get after Drew...
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