• December 7, 2022

Drew Brees Is Limited But Still Capable of Picking the Eagles Apart

DrewBrees1Despite having the same name, Saints star Drew Brees isn’t the same quarterback who led New Orleans to a Super Bowl title earlier in his career.   He injured the rotator cuff in his arm earlier this season and he’s not able to easily make the deep throws like he has in the past.  This has forced Brees to take the underneath throw more often and made him a “Check Down Charlie” until his shoulder heals.

Brees is still very dangerous.  He led the Saints to victory over the Cowboys despite his limitations because he’s got thorough knowledge of where each of his five receivers is, during each play.  He’s going to put pressure on each linebacker and player in the secondary to do his job and be sure tacklers in the open field.

On the second play in Overtime of the Cowboys game, Brees hit running back C.J. Spiller with a short throw and the linebacker missed the tackle on him and Spiller took the pass 80-yards for a game-clinching touchdown.

In the Cowboys game, Brees completed over 80% of his passes, while throwing for 359 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.  The Birds can’t afford to let the outstanding Saints quarterback have this type of game.

The Eagles defensive line will need to be patient and persistent because Brees will get the ball out of his hands very quickly.  Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan and whomever will be playing at the other defensive end position must do everything they can to get to Brees.   The Eagles secondary can’t afford to give Brees too much time with the ball in his hands.  They’ve got to keep the pressure on him.

Despite the fact that Brees is limited in his arm strength with the rotator cuff injury, but the Eagles safeties can’t make the mistake of giving him the chance to connect on a deep throw to speedster, Brandin Cook, who reminds many of DeSean Jackson. You can be confident that Brees is going to take a few shots deep, he’s probably do it off of play action pass.

The Birds corners, Byron Maxwell and Nolan Carroll, as well the safeties  Malcom Jenkins and Walter Thurmond, must be on top of their assignments, ready to make one-on-one open field tackles and always be alert for Brees to get the ball to any of his receivers at any time.   He always knows where each of receivers is during the play.

Sure open-field tackling is a must this week.

GCOBB

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paulman
paulman
October 11, 2015 2:53 am

If Eagles can’t knock Brees around and get him off his spot, then they will be in for a long afternoon and will lose to the Saints meaning their 2015 Season is basically over..
If Billy Davis Scheme and Game Plan isn’t bringing the kitchen sink after Brees right from the get go and allow him to get comfortable and in a rhythm,
then F Billy Davis, F Chip Kelly & this 2015 Season…

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
October 11, 2015 8:43 am

the only pass rush the birds sustained was Brandon Bair swatting passes on Fitzpatrick.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 10:03 am

Eagles vs Saints…two bad teams…who will want it more? Neither of these teams are good, but one has to win. Both o lines are injured and not good, both defenses struggle, and both offenses struggle. I will give the Eagles the edge on ST’s and the Saints the edge at QB. The Eagles offense is going to have to start out fast, no more of the 3 and outs all throughout the first half, however, until I see the Eagles do this it is hard for me to pick them to win.
Saints 23
Eagles 20
This is one time I will be happy to be wrong.

paulman
paulman
October 11, 2015 1:21 pm

I am going out Hiking on this Beautiful Weather…

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 11, 2015 1:23 pm

Nice throw Bradford… JC wtf is he doing?

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:31 pm

Hicks in space ,.lost in space

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 11, 2015 1:37 pm
Reply to  deserteagle

Blown coverage, call time out

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:41 pm

Matthews is a better runner at the moment ..set up play action

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:43 pm

Agholor has huff n mouth disease?

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 1:44 pm

Ummm, I will say it again, the WR’s stink. Agholor is a penalty waiting to happen, and now Matthews can’t catch a cold.

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:44 pm

Two red zone ints…ouch

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 1:45 pm

And another interception by Bradford….repetitive accuracy to the Saints defensive backs.

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 11, 2015 1:45 pm

Sam Bradford, upside, talent, upgrade… Sorry but I call bull shit!

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:46 pm

Now bill Davis will spit the bit and sink this ship ?.i can’t take this

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:49 pm

.BIG play biggers

CT
CT
October 11, 2015 1:49 pm

I guess it’s Chip Kellys fault for all the dropped passes and stupidbone headed penalties. Missing Extra Points and critical 40 yard fgs is also his scheme that is putting his players into position to lose. Dropping 2 pick sixes in the ATL and allowing a 3rd and 18 draw for a first was also his fault…

Enough of this Stupid shit..This team proves to have the talent on Special Teams, Defense, and shows elite flashes on Offense. This falls completely on the players. The Coach does’nt play the game at the end of the day, the players need to stop with this stupid ass shit. They are literally shooting themselves in the foot. They have this Saints defense looking like what they are, a pile of shit.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 1:50 pm

On a positive, I believe I just saw MSII get pressure on Brees on that 3rd down play.

CT
CT
October 11, 2015 1:50 pm

We literally keep tripping over the finish line

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:52 pm
Reply to  CT

That’s an indication of a team trying too hard..I don’t fault them for that ..just settle down …

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 1:52 pm

Huff the magic dragon!

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 1:53 pm

A huff TD…never thought I’d see it

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 1:54 pm

Finally a TD. Nice catch and run Huff.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 1:55 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

No more flipping into the end zone Huff, that is not culture appropriate.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 2:03 pm

Great catch by Ertz

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 2:05 pm

Nick Foles so far today 3-28 yards, 2 interceptions.

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 2:13 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Defense playing lights out…kudos

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 11, 2015 2:22 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Playing GB in GB… Still in the game. Our QB has two RZ int!
Malcolm Jenkins has been an excellent pick up

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 2:09 pm

I love the enthusiasm on 4th down chip ..but make it ..please ..we do have a punter on the roster correct?

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 2:17 pm

Agholor on the trainers table due to left ankle injury. Miles Austin and Riley Cooper are the two outside WR’s….seriously..lol. What is up with Huff that Austin gets the call before him. This WR corp is reminiscent of Charles Johnson and Torrance Smalls.

daggolden
daggolden
October 11, 2015 2:25 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

What ever happened to Vinnie Curry?

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 11, 2015 2:18 pm

Wait…

Bradford threw 2 INTs?

Already?

WTF?

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 2:19 pm

Bullshit PI call on Matthews

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 2:32 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Cooper …has to obviously catch everything thrown his way …that’s awful

daggolden
daggolden
October 11, 2015 2:20 pm

Jordan Matthews is getting worse. He looks like he has regressed.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 2:30 pm

Nice catch Cooper…uh..ohh…never mind.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 2:31 pm

God the Eagles are boring…Kelly has really fucked this offense up!

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 2:33 pm

In the last few drives Matthews rushing the ball has disappeared …why?

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 2:33 pm

The offense isn’t fucked up…the players are

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 2:41 pm
Reply to  bfdaking215

I simply mean the way it looks. It’s a crappy product regardless.

Biglion821
Biglion821
October 11, 2015 2:42 pm

Man this offense should have 28 points that 1st was half just terrible. And the offense is bad because of the ridiculous personnel the GM has put out there.

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 2:51 pm

True. I can defend chip as a coach but as a gm this mess is all on him

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 2:55 pm

Anything but 3 and out…now please

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 3:02 pm

Ha. Rob Ryan having a Yotes moment with Sean…

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 3:11 pm

Fletcher Cox is just beasting!!!!

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 3:16 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Whatever fletcher cox..is drinking..bottle it!

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 3:12 pm

Fletcher cox!

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 3:13 pm

That was a good play call and execution. Kill shot…keep foot on throat.
Sturgis blows!

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 3:13 pm

He missed it smh

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 11, 2015 3:20 pm

The first half malaise has to stop.

Seems like after half-time everyone wakes up.

SMh.

daggolden
daggolden
October 11, 2015 3:25 pm

I thought Murray was suppose to be a one cut runner? My goodness he keeps trying to bounce it.

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 3:33 pm

Hicks is the truth

deserteagle
deserteagle
October 11, 2015 4:00 pm

Marcus smith..huff…sighting game ..nuff said

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 4:01 pm

Marcus smith with the pressure!

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
October 12, 2015 12:29 pm
Reply to  bfdaking215

Marcus Smith made a little noise yesterday….You can’t get comfortable or get better watching from the sidelines. 22 snaps yesterday…What he was able to do should be a good confidence booster for him moving forward.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 4:02 pm

MSII making a play. I would give him more time as he has gotten close to Brees twice today. That’s more than I can say for Graham.

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
October 11, 2015 4:08 pm

I hate the way graham rushes the passer. He was no moves at all and doesn’t have a quick burst

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 11, 2015 4:20 pm

Glad I was wrong on my prediction, a win is a win. Nice to see the Eagles not play down to the Saints and blow out a bad team. The next two games are the real games to see where this season goes. Honestly, I still do not see the Eagles as a good team, but they did beat a very bad team in the Saints so that is a positive…also their MO.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
October 11, 2015 4:27 pm

A blowout for the Eagles…A character WIN…beating a great QB in Drew Brees!
If we keep getting play like this out of the offensive line….look out!!!!

Canttakeitanymore
Canttakeitanymore
October 11, 2015 4:46 pm

After a solid game there is very little positive comments. More excuses for a win then positives. It wasn’t perfect and the saints are bad, but this is a game to build ofF of.

This comment board is everything that is wrong with our fan base. Thank goodness the commentors and radio callers make up such a small portion of this fan base.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
October 11, 2015 5:09 pm

two teams needing a win….two teams desperate for a win….one team imposes it’s will on the other and dominates….EAGLES!!!!

The defense was solid…Cox dominated

The offensive line dominated

Win in the trenches and you will win the game

Bradford has to play better…no doubt…but once again he bounced back and started hitting receivers in stride..took advantage of the good running game