Rotoworld: Brees not helped by Free Agent Signings (1 Viewer)

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Personally I think that if they defense keeps the offense on the field more Brees and Company will rock and roll. However, Gregg Rosenthal at Rotoworld thinks differently. No mention of Meach even.


"Drew Brees, Saints

Sean Payton is an expert at making passing game gumbo from leftover ingredients, but wouldn't it be nice to see Drew Brees with more weapons than a seventh-round receiver from Hofstra? Or at least trying some new ones?

Re-signing David Patten, Eric Johnson, Billy Miller, Devery Henderson, and Terrance Copper was an exercise in good enough. These replacement level receivers will have to be good enough because upgrading the defense took priority.

That could bite Brees eventually, especially if Marques Colston is ever seriously hurt. An early draft pick at wideout or tight end wouldn't be a shock."

http://rotoworld.com/content/features/column.aspx?sport=NFL&columnid=59&articleid=30042
 

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I agree. Other than Devery, we have no speed on the outside.

Someone get's it!
 

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reports are that meacham will begin to show his value as first round status
 

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I agree. Other than Devery, we have no speed on the outside.

Someone get's it!
Right...because Reggie Bush cannot ever line up at WR and Robert Meachem only runs a 4.3/40.
 

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LMAO. The article lost credibility when they referred to the guy who has caught more passes in his first two years than any receiver in NFL history as "a seventh-round receiver from Hofstra". You might as well refer to Tony Romo as "an undrafted Quarterback from Eastern Illinois University" or Antonio Gates as "an undrafted TE from Kent State".

:smilielol:

Guys like Tom Brady and Drew Brees have done quite well for themselves without a deep lineup of marquee names. I don't concern myself with this team's offensive prowess. I am much more concerned with keeping other teams from scoring points.
 

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LMAO. The article lost credibility when they referred to the guy who has caught more passes in his first two years than any receiver in NFL history as "a seventh-round receiver from Hofstra". You might as well refer to Tony Romo as "an undrafted Quarterback from Eastern Illinois University" or Antonio Gates as "an undrafted TE from Kent State".

:smilielol:

Guys like Tom Brady and Drew Brees have done quite well for themselves without a deep lineup of marquee names. I don't concern myself with this team's offensive prowess. I am much more concerned with keeping other teams from scoring points.
same with mcnabb
 

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Garbage. Rotoworld should stick to fantasy-land.
 

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Right...because Reggie Bush cannot ever line up at WR and Robert Meachem only runs a 4.3/40.

Meacham's not quick....no suddeness. Will not scare the opposing D with a deep ball threat. Just like Colston, don't get me wrong, I love Colston, but he's not a threat deep. We need that.
 

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Meacham's not quick....no suddeness. Will not scare the opposing D with a deep ball threat. Just like Colston, don't get me wrong, I love Colston, but he's not a threat deep. We need that.
You sure about this? Colston isn't a deep threat per se, but he's definitely quick. Meachem is possibly even quicker than Colston. And yes, Meachem's 40 time is sub 4.4 seconds.
 

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I'm sure. I bet if you ask Sean and Mickey....they'll tell you the same.
 

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Saying brees would sufer if we lost Colston, is just a obvious statement. Any quarterback would suffer lossing his best wideout, just ask Peyton manning about lossing harrison last year.
devery henderson is our only experienced wideout that is a huge deep threat but we do have Meach( who knows what he will be able to do)
If green makes the team as a KR/PR i am sure he will see sometime at wideout as in 4wo plays.
 

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Meh, that guy really reaches to make a point. Why is he even making reference to Colston? The implication would be that all Payton has done to add offensive weapons has been to use a seventh round draft pick on a receiver from Hofstra.

Of course that is not true, but why leave an unsuspecting reader with the impression that the talent that we got with that pick was about what one would expect at that stage of the draft? Why suggest that the seventh round pick was the only effort that has been made? I guess it was because his analysis was limited to a few sentences and it had more sex appeal that way.
 

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If you want to really help Drew Brees, run Deuce McAllister and Pierre Thomas the way Deuce was used when he had over 1600 rushing yards. Put Reggie in the slot. Do away with the trickery versus fast defenses, like the ones who use a version of Tampa Cover 2 and the super athletic types like Baltimore. In other words, get physical in the running game from the jump. You establish the LOS and do this, THEN Brees will have an easy day, THEN the misdirection and trickery and cute plays will work. I think Payton was forced to realize this in the abscence of Deuce and Reggie last year, as well as the 0-4 start becuase of a failure to do this as well as why we lost to Chicago, Indy, and Tampa who all have practically the same defensive philosphy, and losses to teams like Carolina and Washington and Tennessee who were just more physical.

Drew is great at getting rid of the ball quickly, and those short high percentage passes will open up both the run and deep ball against half of the league. But when you play teams that are either quick or physical, they either put a stop to the short game with speed or physical pressure. We counterd Jacksonville's defense beautifully, but that is now on tape and will not happen the same way again.

Drew is a great QB. Sure, he could use another sure WR and Gateslike TE, but we will still face the same problems versus the same kind of teams unless our coach pulls his head out of his butt and decides to cut the mickey mouse cute stuff and pound the rock. I don't care how much improvement we make on defense or what talented RB or WR we bring in, between our offensive line and offensive philosophy, we NEED to be able to do this when the situation arises, and we need to commit to doing it. Some games will have to be played that way from whistle to whistle, others it will only be needed when preserving a lead. Have that, and Brees will be unstoppable, even if his only legit WR is Colston.
 

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