- Aug 1, 1997
- Reaction score
- Sunset, La
It truly is a shame the New Orleans Saints' season won't extend beyond Sunday.
They have been fun to watch; stressful, perplexing and mystifying at times, but still fun to watch.
They have an exciting, imaginative offense led by future first-ballot Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees, three top-shelf wide receivers in Brandin Cooks, Michael Thomas and Willie Snead IV, a budding 1,000-yard rusher in Mark Ingram and the Comeback Kid, Tim Hightower.
Their no-name defensive unit under coordinator Dennis Allen has been playing decent football since Thanksgiving and no longer is a league laughingstock.
Undrafted rookie kicker Will Lutz seems to have found his groove.
Overall, the Black and Gold has overcome an abysmal 0-3 start and developed into a respectable 7-8 team, despite what the sub-.500 record might suggest. It makes me think of the line in the movie "Jeremiah Johnson,'' when Bear Claw (Will Greer) and Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) met for the last time and share rabbit on the spit. "You've come far, Pilgrim,'' Greer tells Redford...
By Brian Allee-Walsh | Special to The Sun Herald
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