Fun game for Saints fans yesterday. When Drew Brees and the offense comes out smoking like they did against the Giants, they're hard to stop. The opposing defense has to account for AND cover EVERYONE on the field. The BOTD brings up the same point a lot of people have been bringing up. No one has really pressured Drew. In the past, that has been the optimal way to play the Saints. Play deep and wait for the Saints offense to make a mistake through their impatience. If they score on you, that's OK because their defense can't protect the lead. The last three teams the Saints have played, all from New York, have embraced that philosophy. They're answering the what-ifs and if-onlys and I'm quite OK with that. :) I expect the Dolphins will try something different this week. The game plan the Dolphins executed against Peyton Manning and the Colts is what I expect Sunday. Basically, it's ball control and keep away. The Eagles had some success with the Wildcat versus the Saints but they abandoned it once they got behind. I'm hoping that will be the case Sunday, too.
Both of my fantasy teams are in danger of losing for the first time tonight. I need the Broncos defense and special teams to step up and get some turnovers or even do some scoring but I also need the Chargers' Antonio Gates to have a good game.
From George Winkler's fantasy football column in Sporting News:
And a few of the more popular queries leading up to Week 6's games included whether to start Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson or Andre Johnson in tough matchups.
From CrabAppleLane: If I have ANY of those players, I'm starting them ... regardless of the team they're up against. You can also add Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Reggie Wayne, and Larry Fitzgerald to that list.
Quote of the Day
Seven different guys score touchdowns today.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "So Brees was not hurried and his receivers were not challenged and it was not pretty.
Note to Dolphins: Don't do that."