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It's hard to believe it was five years ago.

Drew Brees, already a sports superhero in New Orleans, lifting himself to legendary status with a Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

At that point, it didn't necessarily feel as though we were witnessing the climax of Brees' career. He had just turned 31, which is oftentimes the heart of a quarterback's prime. He was coming off the best year of his career, a season in which he was the league's highest-rated qualified passer. He also tied an NFL record with a completion percentage of 70.6 while helping New Orleans flirt with a perfect record.



But in the half-decade since Brees carried the Saints to their first championship, the 2001 second-round pick out of Purdue has yet to get back to a Super Bowl, or even a conference title game. He and the Saints have won just two postseason games in five years and are coming off their second losing campaign in a three-year span.

Sure, he's been a Pro Bowler in all five post-Super Bowl seasons, but those come with rubber stamps at this point. And he reset that completion percentage record and passed for more yards than any quarterback in history while earning the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award in 2011. But passing records—particularly those related to volume-based yardage statistics—are quite hollow in an era hijacked by the deep ball.

Entering 2015, Brees still hasn't been able to match or better his yards-per-attempt average or interception total from that magical 2009 season.

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Old 03-25-2015, 01:38 PM   #2
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Re: Who's to Blame for the Overstated Decline of Drew Brees?

I am.

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Just look on Drew's wall at all of his records and say that again with a straight face.
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Re: Who's to Blame for the Overstated Decline of Drew Brees?

Um....if anyone wants to debate that Drew is "declining", count me out. I don't have anymore patience for the topic.
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I remember people claiming he only had 2 or 3 years left, 3 years ago.
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One of 'dem good 'ol joggers...

Wait...

I mean bloggers. Yeah. Bloggers are to blame...

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Who's to blame? Whoever thought it was a good idea to trot Goodwin out there as the starting center last season.
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Who's to care that someone said that someone said that Drew's declining?
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Even though I was not happy with Drew's interceptions, I have never thought his time was over. Let's put this behind us and move forward to the next championship we will win.
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