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Saints rookie Garrett Grayson eager to get back in the game



Mike TriplettESPN Staff Writer

METAIRIE, La. -- The hardest thing about becoming a professional football player so far for Garrett Grayson?


Not getting to play football.


The rookie quarterback has essentially been redshirted by the New Orleans Saints this season as their No. 3 quarterback. He has been active as the top backup for three games, but he did not play in any of them. And he has mostly been relegated to just "mental reps" in practice all season long.
Grayson said Thursday was the first time he took snaps actually running the Saintsí offense in practice all season (as opposed to running the scout team, which he got to do during the weeks when he was the No. 2 quarterback). Grayson said he split the practice reps evenly with veteran backup Matt Flynn on Thursday while starter Drew Brees was sidelined with a foot injury.


"I was actually talking to my girlfriend about it this week. I just miss playing football," Grayson said. "When youíre getting back there and youíre practicing with the guys, thatís fun. But when youíre actually playing the game, I guess thatís something you kind of take for granted.


"Just looking back on my senior year, how much fun I had, thatís just something I miss, the feeling you have of playing the game."


It doesnít look like Grayson or Flynn will get that chance on Sunday, since Brees insisted he will play through his torn plantar fascia injury. If for some reason Brees cannot play, the Saints have not yet revealed who would replace him. Grayson and Flynn said even they donít know.


Grayson said he did make a point to let quarterbacks coach Mike Neu know that the team could count on him if they decide to throw him into the fire.
"I just said, 'I donít want you guys to be shy or nervous about it,'" Grayson said. "'If you expect me to play, I expect myself to be ready. And Iíll treat it like Iíve treated every other game in the past ... and hopefully be successful and help the team."


Grayson, a third-round draft choice from Colorado State, went through some growing pains this summer, admittedly struggling to absorb the playbook and the lengthy play calls.


Four months later, he said itís, "Leaps and bounds different."


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Old 12-26-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Play Grayson tomorrow, seriously what do we have to lose?

We have a lot to gain from it, seeing if Grayson shows any promise at all.
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Brees will play, and end up getting hurt worse. The jags have a good d line, expect to see Brees on his ass most of the game.
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The kid won't get experience sitting on the pine.
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I love Drew Bress as well as we all do. But please let Grayson play. PLEASE!!!
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Yeah that's the competitiveness of Brees also the hard head.
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Yeah that's the competitiveness of Brees also the hard head.
And I'm sure he feels he has to justify his contract, somewhat ... so who gives you the best chance to win? A hurt Drew or a rookie QB?

I would not think any less of #9 if he sat down and healed, .
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I wouldn't mind seeing Grayson, rough game or not!! Good test for him against a good D.
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There is no reason to chance him getting injured worse. We have everything to lose and nothing to gain if #9 plays.
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