By John Sigler | Saints Wire
This is it. For the first time since joining the New Orleans Saints, coach Sean Payton will have to lead his men into a meaning game without his field general — quarterback Drew Brees. The fact that this is now Teddy Bridgewater’s team is what makes the matchup so intriguing for NFL fans.
Payton is renowned for his play calling and expert execution of a game plan. His skills will be put to the test on Sunday when the Saints face the Seattle Seahawks on a national stage. Payton will draw up a game plan to suit the strengths of Bridgewater while also throwing in wrinkles that will involve Taysom Hill to keep the Seahawks guessing.
Bridgewater will have the benefit of an entire week of practice that is tailored to his strengths. On top of the extra practice and first team snaps, Bridgewater will be able to utilize a first-team offense; his previous appearances came during a sudden emergency a week ago and a Week 17 game last year, in which the offense was defanged to rest starters for the playoffs. Now, he’ll have all of New Orleans’ weapons and a week’s preparation at his disposal...
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