If Brees has his way, he’ll be able to play for real on Sunday night when the Saints (0-3) face the Dallas Cowboys (2-1) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The move allows the team to prorate the signing bonus over the final two years of his contract. “I’m as frustrated as anyone else”, was his reply. This maneuver pretty much ensures that 2015 could be the last one Brees enjoys in gold and black.
Notes: Cornerback Keenan Lewis, who was listed as limited in Wednesday’s practice, said, “I’m up”.
The run defense is of particular concern going into this week’s game, considering the Cowboys are expected to rely more on their rushing attack with Tony Romo out.
“I feel really good about Sunday”, he added.
Whether or not he’ll play on Sunday is up to the coaches and the medical staff. Watching from the sidelines is a rare circumstance for the 29-year-old veteran. As of Wednesday, Brees status for the game remained uncertain. “Those are a few of the things that I see on tape”. Quarterback golf, in which players set a target hundreds of yards away and throw the ball towards it in increments, as you would a golf shot.
Will the process be the same this week as it was last week or would you drag it out till game time?
Granted, Brees said nearly as much seven days ago. If he feels close by the end of the week, Brees plans to make a decision, and the eternally optimistic quarterback said he believes he’ll be back in action. “I’m definitely looking forward to getting back out there”. Obviously they didn’t expect it to happen so soon but suffice to say the Colorado State product could be in line to step up next year.
Sounds fun – but only if you have an NFL-caliber throwing arm. There are packages, that first game, for instance, there are a handful of things that we know that he is going to do, and then last week, the same way. I think the margin for error, offensively, if we receive a penalty, I would be willing to say that not one time have we overcome a first-and-15 or a second-and-15 because of a penalty. In total he’s gotten the team to the playoffs five times and is the only player in National Football League history to throw for 5,000 yards in four different seasons, including three-in-a-row. See, man, I get it because I know what those guys go through.