Drew Brees and the ascendent New Orleans Saints were having a decidedly “meh” game for most of the day against Washington. They weren’t getting completely destroyed, but with a little over four minutes to go, with Washington up 15, it seemed safe to just call this an off day for New Orleans.
Drew Brees is getting up in years (he’s 38 now), and there are some doubts about how far he can carry the newly promising Saints. But as long as he’s playing the Bills, anything appears possible—even a touchdown scramble.
The season started off so optimistically for the Saints...and then the game began. Drew Brees got the team fired up with a pep talk about brotherhood and expectations and obligations. It might’ve been the last season-opening hype speech he ever gives them.
The only reason the Saints cut C.J. Spiller yesterday and not before the season was because they literally could not afford to release him. A solid example of this franchise’s failed acquisitions and questionable salary cap tactics, Spiller’s contract now heads to the expensive graveyard of botched Saints moves, and…
Drew Brees, like most every other NFL-adjacent person, has weighed in on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest. Brees has echoed a common line: He’s fine with Kaepernick protesting for what he believes in, but has an issue with him using the American flag (which he called “sacred”) to do so.
ESPN reports that Saints quarterback Drew Brees suffered a torn plantar fascia in his right foot during Monday’s 35-27 loss to the Lions. Sean Payton says he’s day-to-day, and Brees reportedly wants to play in the final two games of the year, but that would be stupid.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees messed up his shoulder after being hit in last Sunday’s game, and wasn’t immediately ruled out for this week, but it turns out his recovery wasn’t quick enough. Head coach Sean Payton said today that he’ll keep Brees out of this Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
Drew Brees played quite poorly Sunday as the Saints lost to the Buccaneers, and it might not have just been one bad game. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the Saints believe the 36-year-old quarterback could miss time with a shoulder injury.
Chip Kelly's busy gutting the Eagles roster and reshaping it to his liking, but let's turn to the Saints, who are just throwing shit all over the office this week.
Drew Brees made several big plays to will the Saints into overtime and give his team a chance at beating the 49ers. But in overtime Brees was sacked and fumbled, which led to San Francisco's game-winning field goal. The fumble was the detrimental play of the week according to data from Brian Burke of Advanced…
With the NFL season near, here's a list of statistical achievements to watch out for courtesy of Pro Football Reference data.
Passing in the NFL comes in any number of flavors, but the general trend has been an emphasis more efficiency, higher completion percentage, and overall, shorter passes. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and all those guys. But Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson don't have time for all that.
Here is a headline from a recent Darren Rovell article (?) that appeared on ESPN.com earlier this week: "Deal forbids Brees from motorcycle."
With the Saints driving, down three, with just over three minutes left, Ahmad Brooks sacked Drew Brees and forced a fumble that was recovered by Patrick Willis. "It was almost like Christmas early," Willis said. Well, Christmas was canceled. Officials called Brooks for a personal foul, which swung the game. Brooks…
Drew Brees throws a pick-six, and the Bucs are, inexplicably, in the lead.
With training camps firing up, it's time to get all the NFL silly season business out of the way. This will go a long way toward putting to rest one of the dumber stories consuming New Orleans and the larger football world over the last few days—confirmation that Drew Brees did not leave a four percent tip for Chinese…
This should be obvious, but if you want to sell narcotic bath salts masquerading as aromatherapy powder, there's no better packaging than Drew Brees, photoshopped to make it look like he's wearing Heath Ledger's Joker makeup (we think). It's basic marketing. Unfortunately, Blue Brees, the hot new drug on the street,…
Falcons 23, Saints 13: I'll admit, I wasn't too high on the Falcons coming into tonight's contest, which seemed not like the typical "trap game"—the Saints are way too talented to catch anyone off guard in such a respect—but it just felt like perhaps the Falcons were ripe for a reality check, having won seven games…