Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who missed last week’s game with a shoulder injury, and Brandon Weeden, in his encore start this season, are the wild cards in this matchup. Payton said Brees has responded to treatment and his rehab has gone well.
And that’s where it all went wrong. Philly’s mad scientist for a coach has been trying to get his $8.5 million a year running back to run east and west in an attempt to get around defenses. The fact he was so easily replaced last week or that he managed only two yards...
The Saints won that game in overtime, and recent losses with the Dallas Cowboys in the form of Tony Romo and now Lance Dunbar have made it clear that a few new and possibly drastic moves are required from Dallas this year.
Brees, who was coming off a shoulder injury, was pressured consistently in the first three quarters and connected mostly on short routes. Brees sealed the Cowboys fate with an 80-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Spiller on the first possession in over-time.
Sunday’s NRL grand final clash between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys is cause for celebration in the Sunshine State, as it will be the first all-Queensland final in the game’s history.
In a few respects, the squad that will face the Cowboys on Sunday night is the same Saints team that we have seen ever since Sean Payton was hired away from the Cowboys in 2006 and, in one of his first moves, brought Drew Brees in to be his quarterback.
Minus those two plays, their next biggest play was a 30-yard reception by Brandin Cooks. You have to pay them for what they will do on the field right now. “So we just finished talking about it. It’s up to each player to get up and be ready to play and execute the...