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Old 07-20-2014, 08:59 PM   #11
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Re: What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

He had a few good "fantasy years" but I think as an actual player he was limited.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:16 PM   #12
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Re: What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

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Blake was better at running the O better than Brooks. Blake fit the scheme. Brooks stunk the scheme up.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:52 AM   #13
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I sincerely doubt that. There was a reason that dude was on 5 different teams in 5 years. By the time he got to the Saints he was already past his prime (his last good season before that was '96 and this was 2001, keep in mind), and he was not the kind of QB who is going to win you many games with defenses as bad as the Saints had back then.

If this is supposed to be take-a-poke-at-Aaron-Brooks-time, more power to ya I guess, but he and Blake were pretty much the same exact guy.
I don't know that I'd say they were the same guy......but by and large I agree with a lot of your post. But even though I don't think they were the same guy, I do believe that if Blake hadn't gotten hurt, basically the same thing would have happened............they've have probably gotten into the playoffs in 00.......maybe even woulda won that game........but then in 01 they'd have come right back down to earth, to like 7-9 or 8-8. Brooks would have probably been the starting QB by 2002......2003 at the latest. Then you have to wonder, if that had happened......would we have gotten Brees? Because how can you be sure that the Saints would have been fully certain Brooks wasn't the answer by 06, if he didn't start until 02 or 03, as opposed to 00 ? For those of you who like having Brees around, maybe you should be glad Brooks played as long as he did, instead of of tossing around this ridiculous "what if?" about Blake that always seems to come up every time people somehow forget just how dangerous Brooks was as a QB early in his career.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #14
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Re: What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

Yeah this is crazy.

The writing was on the wall for Blade. He wasn't doing that awesome but he did enough and had the back ground to be the starter. Once he got injured and Brooks got his shot... it was done. Brooks lit it up. People can say what they want but they only recall the last couple of years of Brooks. The dude got us to the play offs and got us our first play off win ever to that point. Forget Blake...
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:11 AM   #15
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Re: What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

Jeff Blake was one of the best deep ball throwers of all time. Too bad for him he never refined his short to intermediate routes. His passes to Pickens and Scott in Cincinnati was a thing of beauty.

Brooks will never get enough credit from the masses. He was a 4th round draft pick who beat the odds and put up record breaking numbers for us. I think Saint fans focus too much on the negatives to appreciate what he was able to accomplish here.
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Re: What if's quesiton: Jeff Blake

I too liked Blake and he did throw a great deep ball.
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If he had it in him he would have caught on with another team.
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