Friday, October 15, 2010

Drew Brees My Lord Kumbaya

Drew Brees My Lord Kumbaya,
Drew Brees My Lord Kumbaya,
Drew Brees My Lord Kumbaya,
Oh Lord Drewy Brees

It is at times like this that one's faith in the Lord, Drew Brees and the Saints nation ensures I am yet to succumb to the mass hysteria, train ball wreck, hair pulling, fatalism that has gripped so many comment pages on Nola.com of recent.

You see I live by a simple truth... In Drew I trust.

The man is hurting more than any of us can appreciate. For he is a true competitor and you can bet your big old hairy butt/svelte shinny toosh (delete as befits your posterior) that the man is working tirelessly to turn this thing around.

Obviously one man does not maketh a team. But Brees does lead this club from the front and you can see clearly he's not playing to his best. So you just know he is working overtime to correct the small faults that make such a huge difference to his game.

Pass Protection

One of the major issues to date has been pass protection. It seems people are getting up in Drew's face more than Simon Cowell to a bad debutante. He needs proper protection so he can show his magic.

Teams are taking away the deep ball, not worrying about the non playing Reggie Bush factor, not worrying about the screen game or the run. So right now it's all on Brees and even he isn't Superman.

Get the pass protection sorted and a healthy PT back and you'll see it's not all doom and gloom.

Defence is better

On top of that the D is performing better than last year. Yes take aways are down but we just seem a more solidified unit despite the neverending casualty list in the secondary.

So once we can get back healthy and jumping out to leads we'll be ok. Trust me. These Saints are still the Saints of last year. They're hurting and they will get it sorted it out. The only difference this year is reality has replaced fantasy football. Just keep the faith and keep supporting.

Til next time
An over worked Father Falcanor


P.S. Thanks to Scott Fujita for posting up the article I wrote about him on his site. I never knew I had such a legend reading my blog!

4 comments:

  1. Cool beans on the Scott Fujita thing.

    Drew does appear to have to scramble a lot more than last year, and I don't like it one bit. It scares me to see the defenses getting to him!

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  2. Isn't Brees still like #4 in passing yards? Or completions maybe . . . Even when we thought they looked like poop his numbers were still incredible. Due to not throwing more than ten yards at a time, but, you know, it worked. I'm not panicked yet. Just annoyed that they seem to be dragging. Like they've been reading too much press about the injuries and bought into it.

    Very cool indeed! Got a link?

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  3. Hopefully not. If they are buying into the injuries they need to remember that Reggie was out for big chunks last year and the secondary was pretty much banged up from the Dolphins game until the playoffs. So much still to come.

    The mark of champions is to win when you're not playing well. To date we've won 3 games (and almost a 4th) whilst playing well below par. So long as the players continue to believe I think we'll come good.

    Best wishes to you and yours for tomorrow night

    Cheers
    Pete

    P.S. The Scott Fujita link is: http://www.scottfujita.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/10-The-King-is-Dead-Long-Live-the-King-by-Peter-Falconer-saints-nfl.blogspot.com_.pdf

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  4. hahahahah *burp*

    That laughable song doesn't scan btw. Idiot.

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