Are Sean Payton’s Offensive Game Plans Slowing Down the New Orleans Saints?

September 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints are 2-0, and that's all that really matters.
However, it's the way they won that has this member of the Who Dat Nation a bit concerned.
Don't get me wrong-I'm glad that the Saints can win on the road when the opponent gives them its best shot.
But even the casual observers note that something appears to be off.
Drew Brees and the offense look like they're playing the first preseason game.
On the surface, Brees' stats look fine. He's completing an eye-popping 74 percent of his passes, for three touchdowns, no turnovers, and a blistering quarterback rating of 105.2.
Dig deeper and watch the tape and there's a different story.
Brees' 6.6 yards per attempt is his lowest since 2003 and is currently behind the likes of Josh Freeman, Seneca Wallace, and Dennis Dixon. Against the 49ers, he missed badly on two deep crossing routes to open receivers and threw the ball two yards over the head of  6'4" Marques Colston inside the five y...

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