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Drew Brees led the league in passing yards (5,177) and touchdowns (43) for the second straight season, and with Sean Payton returning to the sideline in 2013, he should only get better. The quarterback threw 19 interceptions last year, tied for most in the NFL with Tony Romo. According to Pro Football Focus, seven of Brees' picks came on deep pass attempts, the most in the league. He gambled too often and forced too many throws into tight coverage, but Payton and Brees having a working relationship like no other head coach and QB in the NFL. Payton would have constantly told Brees to check down and take what the defense was giving him, something he'll doubtless do next season. Even if the Saints' defense remains horrible, this alone could make New Orleans a playoff team again.

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77. The number of big plays (20 yards or longer) the offense had in 2012, the most in the NFL. The league average was 60.

Didn't know we had that many. Sheez that's a lot.
 
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Didn't know we had that many. Sheez that's a lot.

I would love to have the same stat about the big plays given by our defense. I won't be pretty.
 

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Ugh, I wish we had the cap room for Sean Smith. I wanted him so bad in the draft. Instead, we went with Jenkins. Guy's a 6'4 freak that would be perfect in Ryan's scheme.
 

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