- Jan 19, 2014
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I guess you thought the offensive line played great that day....they didn’t....Brees in multiple instances did not have time to even get to the 2nd read. Most QB’s don’t perform well when they are under consistent pressure and Brees is no exception. But to give the offensive line a pass and SP’s unwillingness to run the ball down their throat is being disingenuous....
He is one of the greatest ever, do you deny that?
He's one of the greatest, but his playoffs failures have certainly tarnished his legacy. There's just no way around that observation. We can make all the excuses in the world, but when it comes to gut-check time the greats rise to the occasion. For whatever reason, Brees does not.
We're not saying he sucks, we're saying it's the arm. Everyone sees it the past 3 or 4 seasons, they ALL say it when we lose. Drew and the arm looks tired. We get into the playoffs and it just doesn't have that "pop" anymore. He can't make the throws he's used to making. Look at the dropoff in QBR, look at all the interceptions and drop in efficiency. How do you explain that away?
You and others torch Dennis Allen for bad defense and blame that, but since he got here his defense in our playoff losses have held teams to just 20, 23, and 29 points through four quarters for an average of just 24 points per loss. If any great QB has been let down more in the playoffs by bad defense, it's Aaron Rodgers not Drew Brees. People here talk like we're giving up 35-40+ points in the playoffs.
Run the ball?? You're saying our offensive line sucks, but then also say the magic pill is running the ball. Just....okay that makes sense.