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First 2 Hopkins TDs (screenshots and coverage breakdown)

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FIRST TD

This is at the Goal line. You can see Presnap here that the Saints are in Cover 7, which is a low red zone coverage where you are (essentially) dividing the field
into 7 horizontal zones. You can see the CBs playing outside leverage catch technique (soft press) meaning they are fade responsible. The overhangs (PJ Williams at the bottom of the screen) are catch technique on #2 (slot) and slant responsible on #1 if #2 releases inside or outside.
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This is right after the snap, and the both of the WR's at the bottom are running slants. They stem vertical first to establish timing and to drive the defender over them back on his heels. One thing I did not see in real time is that the slot DOES do a good job of running up PJ Williams toes before breaking in on his slant.
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The #2 WR at the bottom breaks in on his slant. PJ can pass him off as he has a high/low bracket by the LB and the S. Seeing slant by #2, his job now should be to sink and locate #1. The most dangerous route he needs to defend is the slant by #1. Remember, Cover 7 is an effective coverage in the low red zone because WRs can only run so many routes...

Transcript: Saints players postgame media availability - Preseason vs. Miami Dolphins

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Running back DEVINE OZIGBO on his preseason experience:

“It was a huge learning experience as it is for most rookies. I learned a lot. I got to see the speed of the game on a great team. Overall, I enjoyed it.”

On growing as a player:

“I definitely did. I learned a lot and I am better for it. It is something that I plan on taking with me the rest of my career.”

On earning a spot on the roster:

“I definitely gave it everything that I have. It’s in their hands. I tried to put my best foot forward every day. I am definitely happy with what I did. There are some things that I need to work on and I will work on.”

Understanding Drew Brees' thumb injury: What's the UCL? How does the surgery work?

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his right thumb, a source confirmed to The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate. The injury requires surgery and will likely keep Brees from playing for around six weeks.

Though the recovery time is significant, the type of injury Brees most likely sustained is fairly common – in fact, it’s known as gamekeeper’s or skier’s thumb because of its prevalence in sports.

The thumb injury most common in...
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Saints' Week 2 snap count observations: Injuries force plenty of personnel changes

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LOS ANGELES — The New Orleans Saints' snap counts are in from Sunday's tough, 27-9, loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and the several injuries skewed the numbers from the norm.

Quarterback Drew Brees played in just nine of the Saints' 65 offensive snaps before he went down with a ligament injury in his thumb that reportedly will require surgery.

Brees hadn't taken less than 10 snaps in a game — let alone less than 50 — since snap counts were first provided in NFL game...
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Walker: With Brees out, it's up to Teddy Bridgewater to keep Saints afloat until No. 9 returns

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LOS ANGELES - The t-shirt Teddy Bridgewater wore to the podium on Sunday after the loss to the Los Angeles Rams had one word on it.

"Pause," followed by a semicolon.

Little did anyone know at the time that it'd be up to Bridgewater to make sure all the Super Bowl aspirations the Saints started the season wiith don't have to be put on pause.

But that's where the Saints are now that Drew Brees is scheduled to undergo surgery for a torn ligament in his right thumb...
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Injury Update on Drew Brees: Surgery Necessary

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Sources are reporting that drew Brees has a torn ligament in the thumb of his throwing hand which will require surgery.

The surgery is likely to take place today and is expected to sideline Brees for about 6 weeks. The Saints could place the star quarterback on IR however this would mean Drew is out for 8 weeks. I don’t expect this to happen.

While I’m saying it’s unlikely the schedule is as follows.

At Seahawks, Cowboys, Buccaneers, at Jaguars, at Bears...
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Bridgewater to serve as bridge to return of Brees

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Let the debate begin (again).

During the preseason, we heard the whispers. Then, we heard the yells. Eventually, it was the screams.

Fans love Taysom Hill.

They should love him.

Hill is a transforming athlete, a hybrid player who can do virtually anything from covering kicks with the best of NFL players to returning kicks if needed. The BYU product can run the football like a top running back. He can catch the ball. He has a rocket arm. He has an engaging...
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Saints QB Brees has torn thumb ligament requiring surgery

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn thumb ligament on his right hand and requires surgery this week to repair it, multiple sources confirm. The expected recovery time is approximately six weeks.

Brees suffered the injury Sunday during the Saints’ loss in Los Angeles against Rams when the 40-year old hit his hand on pass rusher Aaron Donald’s arm on the follow through of a pass during the first half. Unable to return to play, Brees had X-rays taken at the Los...
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Who is Teddy Bridgewater? After Drew Brees injury, NFL's highest paid backup QB takes Saints reins

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With Drew Brees likely out for six weeks, it's next man up for the New Orleans Saints. And that next man is Teddy Bridgewater.

Now, many Saints fans are probably wondering who is Teddy Bridgewater, and can he keep the Saints' offense moving forward while Brees is on the sidelines?

That's still to be determined. But here's a little background on the Saints' new QB1.

For awhile, Bridgewater's future as an NFL quarterback seemed unlikely.

The former University of...
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With Drew Brees out, Teddy Bridgewater's Saints audition begins

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LOS ANGELES -- The NFL’s highest-paid backup quarterback may have just become the most important one, too.

So far, Teddy Bridgewater's brief tenure with the New Orleans Saints has been less than awe-inspiring. But now that Drew Brees is expected to undergo thumb surgery -- Adam Schefter reports Brees is expected to be out for six weeks -- the Saints need Bridgewater to start delivering on their faith in him.

The Saints have invested way more in Bridgewater than any...
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Sources: Brees surgery likely, could miss 6 weeks

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is expected to undergo thumb surgery as early as Monday that could sideline him about six weeks, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Brees knew Sunday night that he needed surgery for ligament damage, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. He was still deciding who would do the surgery and when.

The Saints have not indicated whether they will consider placing Brees on injured reserve, which would free up a roster spot but would...
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Drew Brees needs thumb surgery, likely out six weeks

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The Saints are going to have to get used to life without Drew Brees.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right thumb, and he needs surgery.

Depending on the timetable established once the surgery is done, he’ll likely miss six weeks, which creates some roster considerations for the Saints. A stint on IR would free up a spot, but require him to be out for eight weeks.

That puts Teddy Bridgewater (or perhaps...
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Report: Drew Brees tore ligament in injured thumb, expected to miss next 6 weeks

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LOS ANGELES — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees tore a ligament in the thumb on his injured throwing hand vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and will miss the next 6 weeks, according to Ian Rapoport.

Brees will have surgery, the report said.

Brees said after the game that he felt it immediately and couldn't grip the ball, adding that he's never had a harder time gripping a football in his career.

"This felt like something a bit more significant and...
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1 up and 3 downs from yesterday’s loss to the Rams

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This was not a very good game for the New Orleans Saints.

There were still plenty of “Ups” and “Downs” along the way, though. Here are a few that stood out:

Down: Drew Brees’s injury

Make no mistake about it, the loss of Drew Brees for any significant period of time hurts this team’s chances of trying to win a Lombardi.

There has yet to be any significant news regarding the status or severity of Drew’s injured thumb, but if you’re holding out hope that Drew won’t...
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Report: Drew Brees' hand injury caused by ligament issue; could miss game time

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Specialists are looking at possible ligament damage to the throwing hand of New Orleans Saints veteran signal caller Drew Brees. He could possibly miss game time, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Brees injured his throwing thumb during a blowout loss to the Rams on Sunday, and met with special a hand specialist later that night in Los Angeles.

The extent of the injury is still unknown. Rapoport reported the Saints will learn more today.

Midway through the...
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Rams defense stuffs Alvin Kamara, Saints offense: 'We got whooped up front'

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LOS ANGELES – The New Orleans Saints had a lot go wrong during Sunday’s 27-9 loss to the Rams at LA Memorial Coliseum.

The Saints lost Drew Brees to a thumb injury early in the first quarter, the offense couldn’t find the end zone and the Saints were penalized 11 times, among other things that simply didn’t go their way.

But probably one of the biggest disappointments surrounded running back Alvin Kamara’s lack of production.

Kamara entered Sunday’s matchup...
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Drew Brees expected to miss time with thumb ligament injury

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Teddy Bridgewater is slated to become the Saints’ starting quarterback.

Drew Brees is believed to have suffered an injured ligament in his throwing thumb and is expected to miss game time, NFL Network is reporting. Brees remained in Los Angeles after yesterday’s loss to the Rams and visited a hand specialist.

It’s unclear how long Brees will be out, but it’s devastating news to the 40-year-old quarterback, who has missed only one game to injury in his previous 13...
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