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Old 06-05-2015, 11:18 PM   #1
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Report: New Orleans Saints concerned about decline in Drew Brees

Report: New Orleans Saints concerned about decline in Drew Brees

Jeremy Warnemuende 2015/06/05 24/7 Sports w/CBSSports.com


Quarterback Drew Brees has made it clear he plans on playing as long as his body can handle it, but the Saints are apparently concerned that time might be coming sooner rather than later.

Citing a team source, Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported Thursday that New Orleans drafted quarterback Garrett Grayson in the third round in part because of "a noticeable decline in (Brees') physical ability." According to Cole, the team started to see an apparent drop off in Brees the last two seasons, especially in 2014. The main evidence for this decline, Cole said, has been Bress' interception and sack numbers.


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Insider Buzz: Saints Concerned About 'Noticeable Decline' in Drew Brees | Bleacher Report
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Give me a break with this garbage.....
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Did Peter King hack your account?
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This kind of reporting oughta be against the law.

Nobody was quoted. What a joke.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:18 AM   #6
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It doesn't do much good for writers to report things with unnamed "sources". It's one thing when you're trying to break news about a signing or something, but you'll never have any member of the organization come out and confirm a report like this. Whether it was actually said behind closed doors or not.

With that said, Sean Payton could say it himself, publicly, and most people would call it BS. For some reason, people get really offended by any notion that Brees is in any decline. HE IS people! He's 35, it's natural. That doesn't stop me from being irritated when he has a bad game, but my reaction would be the same if he were 21. He's still one o9f the best in the league, but he's not where he was a few years back. I know he hasn't had the greatest line, but the under-throws, the pocket awareness and decision making have been a bit underwhelming at times.

An improved line will obviously help. I'm just choosing not to be in denial about certain things. It might hurt less in the future.
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If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:40 AM   #7
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interception and sack numbers ? improved line play? Ya think they go hand in hand? freaking media .......

come on a seven yard drop and time to make 75% of your read progression has declined in the past three or four years. pocket integrity has also been falling apart over the years.

last year Drew was lucky to get thru 50% of his reads before stepping up into a pocket that was shaky at best.

Enter Unger and Peat. Grubbs was a cap move and roll of the dice.

SP has put his faith into Tim Litto and he is the key to everything. He is SP cutie pie move for 2015. SP always has one every year with the OL.

On the bright side over the past 3 or 4 years SP cuties on the OL has failed each and every time. looking more like dogs you get on a blind date. chew your arm off and run when all is said done. Now it is to the point the law averages says he is due for a winner. soon then later. Litto has a better shot than Bushrod did so there is a chance here. still a hard 6 to roll

Biggest loss is PT in pass protection. who will step up and give drew that extra second or two in the pocket?

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I think Brees is going to be fine. Historically when the line has been good, so has Brees. I think that's kind of what has made Graham so important to our offense over the last few years, because of the decreased line play. When Brees is constantly getting pressure in his face, what do you do? Well you throw it up to the biggest, most physical man on the field in a place that only he can catch it. I feel as though even if Graham was on this team and we got increased line play... Graham's production numbers would go down because Brees would distribute the ball more efficiently. That's what our offense used to be about... getting the ball to different guys... and we've gotten away from that.
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Both of which just so happen to follow the decline in the offensive line..
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Re: Report: New Orleans Saints concerned about decline in Drew Brees

Here's your top three oldest starting QB's in the NFL, and coincidently three of your top QB's in the game (age approx. in 2015):

1. Peyton Manning, DEN (39)
2. Tom Brady, NE (38)
3. Drew Brees, NO (36)

Tony Romo's (DAL) 35, Phil Rivers (SD) & Roethlisberger (PIT) both 33, Eli's (NYG) 34 ... just sayin', doesn't seem like age is that big a factor in a QB's decline nowadays. Betcha' Manning/Brady are chasing a few George Blanda (OAK) longevity records,
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