Patriots quarterback Tom Brady only played nine snaps, and the New England offense went three and out on three straight possessions.
Football has always been important to Brady – even more so now with a four-game suspension hanging over his head – and it makes sense that he would fight to get in the game against the Saints.
The New Orleans Saints will be having a home ground advantage against the New England Patriots and they will try to clinch on their first 2015 NFL preseason win.
Making aggressive, precision throws – both of the forceful and finesse varieties – Brady completed 16 of 18 passes he attempted against New Orleans’ full defense.
-Offensive tackle Marcus Cannon should also make his preseason debut in New Orleans after missing two-plus weeks of camp and the preseason opener with an undisclosed injury.
Former Saints TE Jimmy Graham started for the Patriots.
“Obviously it does”, he said.
The Saints starters, excluding Brees and Colston, continued playing into most of the second quarter. He also had one particularly nice catch during the two-minute drill in the first half.
After a stint in Miami, Ninkovich had a brief reunion stint with the Saints before signing with the Patriots as a free agent in 2009.
Bobby said he thought that the Saints came out with a little more pep in their step compared to the Patriots. He is the most versatile backup that the Patriots have, and his reliability will ultimately put him over the top. As it stands today, Brady is suspended for the first four games in 2015.
I am concerned about the Saints’ third receiver slot.
“I would say never, but… let’s leave it at that”, Moss said via the Associate Press. In Week 2, Gibson was again productive with eight catches for 68 yards before limping off with an apparent knee injury at the end of the fourth quarter. Both teams held joint practices, scrimmaging together at the Greenbriar facility. The Rutgers product, who went undrafted a year ago, has impressed during training camp and seemingly surpassed Nick Toon for No. 3 WR on the depth chart. He was great at returning kicks and punts, and helped set up the game winning field goal drive.
Patriots S Devin McCourty appeared at right cornerback in Saturday’s preseason game against the Saints.
“Going against Tom, going against Drew, those are the two best in the league at what they do as far as look-offs and understanding what the defense is trying to do to them, ” said Ninkovich.
Saints quarterback Luke McCown throws to TE Josh Hill for a 6-yard TD. The Patriots running back roulette will contain LeGarrrette Blount, Jonas Gray, Travaris Cadet and James Devein.