Posts Tagged ‘Drew Brees’

Week 17 KABOOM! goes to Drew Brees

Drew Brees clinched a playoff berth for the New Orleans Saints and won the Week 17 KABOOM award in the process.

It’s Adrian Peterson and then … who knows?

Everyone agrees that Adrian Peterson is the top pick. But so far, no one agrees on who should go second.

Maurice Jones-Drew unsure of return date

In today’s Three and Out: Maurice Jones-Drew isn’t sure when he’ll be back; EJ Manuel is one step closer to starting and will the Saints have a RB rotation?

Three and Out: Holmes says Sanchez is Jets starting QB

In today’s Three and Out: Mark Sanchez has a supporter; the Saints want to run it more and Miles Austin was to get stronger.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Drew Brees and Ray Rice attend screening

Drew Brees and Ray Rice attended the premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation starring Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum. Check out these exclusive photos.

7 NFL players and coaches in need of a Christmas vacation

Much like Clark Griswald in the holiday classic, Christmas Vacation, many NFL players and coaches are in need of a few relaxing days all to themselves (and that Christmas bonus!). Whether from a disappointing season, injury, poor performance or single-handedly carrying their team through the first 15 weeks, these players and coaches could use a little respite. And probably a large glass of egg nog.

Fantasy Post Mortem: What if RG3 doesn’t play?

For the majority of the season, I have admonished fantasy enthusiasts for having too many good quarterbacks. Trade one! I often decried. They can’t score fantasy points for you from the bench.

The expression I search for right now is “hoist on my own petard.”

New Orleans Saints use balanced approach in NFC South win

Of Brees’ 37 pass attempts, 11 were playaction, accounting for 30% of their passing plays. Brees completed 10 of those 11 for 171 yards and 2 TDs.

Fantasy football: Jimmy Graham injury has ripple effect

The New Orleans Saints will be without tight end Jimmy Graham on Sunday, but what does it mean for the rest of your Saints’ players?

Monday nightmare: Rivers’ woes hurt in fantasy and reality

There is special place in sports hell where real-life and fantasy disappointment run concurrently. Please allow me to share one of these stories.

Saints QB Drew Brees says of the younger breed: “They seem so much more well-prepared than I was”

Earlier today, you saw the first installment of my interview with Saints QB Drew Brees, who discussed dealing with unforeseen losses. As part of his venture with Xbox 360, I spoke with Brees about other topics as well. One thing I really enjoyed was getting his take on the younger brand of QBs in the league. I asked him an open-ended query about quarterback play, and where Brees took it was to discuss the young’ns. Seems Brees is pretty impressed with several QBs around the league. But first, when I mentioned his struggles, and that of Cam Newton, and that of Aaron Rodgers, he brought up a good point. “First of all, it’s hard to win in this league,” Brees told […]

Saints QB Drew Brees explains how dealing with losses means taking “things opposite of human nature”

Saints QB Drew Brees made the media rounds yesterday, beginning with our crew on NFL AM. There, they discussed with him some bounty issues, Terry Bradshaw’s view on his record, and his endorsement deal with Xbox. Well, I was slated to talk with him later in the day about some other stuff… along with that Xbox-related program called the 60 Million Minutes Challenge, which encourages kids to be active for 60 minutes each day. So what did we discuss? Losing. In his 12th season, Brees only has two losing seasons. Yet this year, following a holdout and a tumultuous offseason for obvious reasons, the coach-less Saints are 1-4. How does Brees deal with it? Has it gotten easier? What has it been […]

Brees backs Fujita’s criticism of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Drew Brees denounced Commissioner Roger Goodell’s reaffirmation of the bounty punishments, but isn’t making excuses for the New Orleans Saints’ 1-4 start.

PLAYBOOK’S SUNDAY LOOKOUT

ATL/WAS
• WAS 2 RUSH ATTACKS
o COLLEGE STYLE – ZONE READ
o STRAIGHT ZONE
• ATL IS LIGHTER YET FASTER FRONT
o DOUBLE TEAMS AT POINT OF ATTACK CRUCIAL
• ATL WILL BE CHALLENGED BY MAN TO MAN COVERAGE
• WAS DC JIM HASLETT ONE OF THE BEST ON CAPITIALIZING ON DEFICIENCIES
• ATL OFFENSE LAST WEEK v. CAR
o 7 SACKS ALLOWED
o 12 QB HITS
• ATL WANTS TO PUSH BALL DOWNFIELD WITH SPEED

Fantasy Post Mortem: Chris Johnson delivers

This was the kind of week where why wouldn’t Chris Johnson have his best game of the season against the Houston Texans. And congratulations to the 65 percent of you who still started Johnson this week, kudos to you.

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