What’s up Who Dat Nation? School has been an uglified dumpsterfire of a garbage can lately so I was unable to make any posts during the season. I have of course watched the games and yes Chef i have been going to them and keeping it real in Section 645.
I’ve been recently made aware that Drew Brees is well over the pace to break Dan Marino’s passing record once again this year and when I went back to check the stats I was astonished to find out he was about 400 yards over the pace! This had to have been one of the most quiet runs into history thus far as prior to the Giants game, no one was saying anything. Brees, who threw for 342 yards against the Detroit Lions Sunday night, now stands at 4,031 yards. He is the first quarterback in NFL history to reach the 4,000 yard plateau after the first 12 games of the season. He is also currently chasing Johnny Unitas for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. He threw three against Detroit, bringing his streak to 39 consecutive games, alone in second, and 8 behind Unitas.
Life is good for Brees, but perhaps one of the real reasons the Saints have been able to turn a mediocre season into a pretty good one (a repeat of their 2010 feat) is their superstar outlet, Tight End Jimmy Graham, whom I sure all of you have heard by now may be well on his way to being the best tight end in the NFL; if not now, certainly when Tony Gonzales retires. Dude has disgusting yards receiving; 1,046, and he cracks the top 5 in receiving yardage in the NFL. He is the only tight end in the list. He also leads his position for the 2012 Pro Bowl in Hawaii one week before the Super Bowl, we figured that.
The Saints appear to be well on their way to the postseason for a third consecutive year, a first in franchise history. Many stack them up against the Packers as the only NFC contender with a chance of knocking them off. Personally, I can’t see it. I don’t even come close to seeing it. The defense still looks like its sucking wind out there, (not because of our backend, but our LINEBACKERS, particularly Shanle) and there’s no way they can go toe to toe with and slow down, much less stop Green Bay’s offense . The reasoning behind pitting the Saints against the defending world champs is OUR offense and our ability to score quickly and often. The Saints will need to do just that to have a slight chance against them in their place.
Jake Who Dat