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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NO @ CLE

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    MIN @ NO

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    NO @ DAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    TB @ NO

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NO @ DET

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    GB @ NO

  • Week 9 - Oct 30

    NO @ CAR

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    SF @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    CIN @ NO

  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NO @ PIT

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    CAR @ NO

  • Week 15 - Dec 15

    NO @ CHI

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    NO @ TB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    WAS 40 @ NO 32

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NO 27 @ CAR 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    KC 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NO 27 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    SD 24 @ NO 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NO @ TB

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NO @ DEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 05

    PHI @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    NO @ OAK

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    SF @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 29

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NO 34 @ GB 42

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CHI 13 @ NO 30

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    HOU 33 @ NO 40

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NO 23 @ JAC 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NO 30 @ CAR 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    NO 20 @ TB 26

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    IND 7 @ NO 62

    2,477 pass yards

    18 TDs

    35 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NO 21 @ STL 31

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    TB 16 @ NO 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    bye

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    NYG 24 @ NO 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DET 17 @ NO 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NO 22 @ TEN 17

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NO 42 @ MIN 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    ATL 16 @ NO 45

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIN 9 @ NO 14

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    NO 25 @ SF 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    ATL 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CAR 14 @ NO 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NO 20 @ ARI 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NO 31 @ TB 6

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CLE 30 @ NO 17

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    PIT 10 @ NO 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NO 34 @ CAR 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    SEA 19 @ NO 34

    382 pass yards

    4 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NO 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    STL 13 @ NO 31

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    NO 17 @ ATL 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    TB 23 @ NO 13

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Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                                PASSING                            RUSHING                 FANTASY



                           Comp/Att   Yards   TD   INT    Rush   Yards   TD     Tot Pts   Pts/Gm



2011 Stats        468/657    5476    46    14     21      86      1        417.6    26.1


2010 Stats        448/658    4620    33    22     18      -3      0        316.5    19.8


2009 Stats        363/514    4388    34    11     22      33      1        326.8    21.8


2008 Stats       413/635     5069    34    17     22      -1      0        338.7    21.2



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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Drew Brees led all players in fantasy points in 2011 with 417.6 while averaging 26.1 points a game - AWOW!


(+) With Sean Payton suspended for the season, Brees is essentially the head coach and offensive coordinator rolled into one 


(+) Drew shattered Dan Marino's 27-year old passing yards in a season record last season putting up an unbelievable 5,476 yards, so age doesn't seem to be affecting his arm


(+) Drew Brees has the best TE in the game to throw to in Jimmy Graham


(+) Darren Sproles gives Brees a one-of-a-kind talent out of the backfield to dump the ball off to


(+) Brees has been the most accurate QB in the league since 2004 (67.2% completion percentage)


(+) Drew threw for 46 TDs last year, most in the league and the fourth-most ever in a single season


(+) Like Aaron Rodgers, Drew seems to have to win every game with his arm resulting in stats-a-plenty


(+) Brees hasn’t finished outside the top-10 in fantasy points since 2003 or outside the top-5 since 2006


(+) Brees has thrown for 4,388 yards or more in each of the past six seasons


(–) All-Pro guard Carl Nicks signed with the Buccaneers 


(–) With Bounty Gate in the air, hopefully no one tries to knock the Saints star QB out with an injury for payback


(–) Since winning the Super Bowl three years ago, Brees and the Saints seem to have had a bulls-eye on their back


(–) The backfield can't seem to get into a solid groove and Mark Ingram showed nothing to think that will change in 2012

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2009 Review

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Throughout the entire 2009 season, it seemed as if The Big Easy was emanating some sort of impervious, golden hue.  It was as if the “City that Care Forgot” was drenched in the elixir of the Gods.  Nothing could penetrate it; nothing could invalidate its colossal spirit, least of all one man… Drew Brees.  The man could do no wrong.  Sure, his Saints fell to their final three opponents of the regular season, ending up with a mere 13-3 record, but there was no doubt that “Cool Brees” would carry the team through to a Super Bowl victory.  A fellow colleague of his, Tom “Stetson Man” Brady, may have accomplished a certain perfection the NFL had never seen before back in 2007, but I’ll bet you a bowl of jambalaya Mr. Bundchen would give his left nut right now for that extra Super Bowl ring.  Luckily, Cool Brees made sure that he and his band of steady Saints don’t have to contemplate that sort of sacrifice.


 


drew brees 2009 stats


~ Set career bests in regular season wins (13), completion percentage (70.6), yards/attempt (8.5), and QB Rating (109.6)


~ Tied career bests in passing touchdowns with 34 (2008) and rushing touchdowns with 2 (2004)


~ Set New Orleans franchise records with a 109.6 QB Rating and a 70.6% completion percentage


~ Tied his own New Orleans franchise record with 34 passing touchdowns


~ His 32 completions in Super Bowl XLIV tied him for the most completions in Super Bowl history (Tom Brady, SB XXXVIII)


~ His 82.1% completion percentage (32 of 39) in Super Bowl XLIV was the second best completion percentage in Super Bowl history (Phil Simms, SB XXI, 22 of 25, 88.0%)


 


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2010 Fantasy Outlook







 


There should be no reason in the world to think that Cool Brees won’t end up among the Top-3 fantasy quarterbacks again in 2010.  His top three receivers are all still under contract, as is his tight end, Jeremy Shockey (we believe that's a good thing).  Both of his best running backs, Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush, seem to be staying as well.  With the whirlwind success the offensive scheme has had over the past few years, there’s no chance that will change either.  Expect another 30+ TD, 4,000+ yard season out of Hurricane Drew (he might have more nicknames than touchdowns) and draft the 31-year old stud with confidence.


If that's not enough to convince you, here's some more info from his surrounding unit that will make you drool:


~ Robert Meachem was just coming into his own in 2009 and should improve upon his numbers


~ The offensive line is solid and should stay intact for another year


~ Even though they won the Super Bowl, their schedule doesn’t look to be any tougher than last year


~ The cheerleaders are smokin

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Model of consistency

model of consistency - drew brees

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How Cool Brees got to 2008

drew brees vs dan marino


The numbers above don’t tell the whole story.  In fact, the only thing the above graphic shows are that we can do third grade math and that Drew Brees fell a third-and-long completion short of breaking Marino’s 24-year-old single-season passing record.  However, were it not for a torn labrum in his shoulder on the last day of 2005, he might not even have had this chance.           


You see, Brees was a Charger for the first half of his career.  And as a Charger, he had a certain running back out of TCU to rely on.  In his four years as a starter in San Diego (2002-2006, he was drafted in 2001 following the whole Ryan Leaf debacle), he made the Pro Bowl once, but never had more than 3,500 passing yards or 500 passing attempts in a season.  He did, however, throw 27 touchdowns on only 400 attempts in 2004 (his Pro Bowl year), recording an astounding 6.8 touchdown percentage.


Yet, Brees failed to make the playoffs in his first two years, so the Chargers panicked and drafted Eli Manning (aka Philip Rivers, another whole different story).  They franchise-tagged Brees in 2005, a year that was set to run out when they came to play their meaningless Week-17 game against the Giants on New Years’ Eve.  After the game, the Chargers would be faced with a decision:  Keep Brees, or let him go and invest in Rivers.  Well, the decision was made for them when Brees tried to recover his own fumble in the end zone but was flattened instead, crushing his shoulder in the process.


The rest is history as they say.  In his four years as a starter in New Orleans, he has yet to attempt under 500 passes in a season and has led the league in passing yards and touchdowns twice... And there is no sign of that slowing down. 


 


top 10 fantasy seasons

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Twitter

Drew Brees (@drewbrees) can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/drewbrees


 


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A Bevy of Nevis

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Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity



Buy Drew Brees' new book at Amazon.com, by clicking here.


 


Drew Brees is on the cover of Madden 11. Pre-order from Amazon now!


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Contract

Drew enters the 5th year of a $60 million contract.  $20 million of it was guaranteed and the rest is below.  We don't feel this should be a factor when evaluating Drew's ranking in the least:


2010 - $9.8 million


2011 - $9.8 million


2012 - Free Agent

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Handcuff

Given how much the Saints love to pass, Chase Daniel would be a nice late-round handcuff to grab if you have Brees

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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Comeback Kid

"In my mind, I feel like I'm going to come back better than ever after this deal and I don't even want to call it a setback. I think it's an opportunity for me to just get going a little bit earlier than expected rehabbing and working out and to make sure when I come back I'm better than I was when I went in.''- Drew Brees (January 2006)

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Injury Report

Green

Even with a torn labrum in his right shoulder back in January of ’06, he still missed no time.

Cool Brees

Drew Brees didnt put up monster stats against the Minnesota Vikings, but he was very efficient. He finished the game with 27 completions on 35 attempts for 293 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Hill and Marques Colston were beneficiaries of those touchdown passes.

He faces the Cowboys next week on Monday Night Football.

Pyro's take: Brees should continue to be himself, even though he will be on the road, which seems to be his nemesis of late. Not a better way to break that spell than play one of the worst defenses in football

09/23/14, 07:41 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: fantasynews.cbssports.com

Super Bowl: Saints Inactives

The Saints inactive list:
RB Lynell Hamilton, LB Anthony Waters, WR Adrian Arrington, TE Darnell Dinkins, TE Tory Humphrey, OL Jamar Nesbit, and DL, Paul Spicer. Chase Daniel was declared as the third QB.

Pyro's take: The Saints only injury concern throughout the week was TE Jeremy Shockey, but he's just fine and will be active for the Super Bowl against the Colts.

02/07/10, 04:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
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Super Bowl: New Orleans Saints Final Injury Report

The Saints list 20 players on their Super Bowl injury report. The list is as follows:
Questionable:
RB Lynell Hamilton (ankle)

Probable:
CB Randall Gay (foot/illness); CB Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring); DE Bobby McCray (back/ankle); S Pierson Prioleau (quad); WR Courtney Roby (knee); S Darren Sharper (knee); TE Jeremy Shockey (knee); DE Will Smith (groin); T Zach Strief (shoulder); LB Jonathan Vilma (knee); T Jermon Bushrod (thumb); LB Jonathan Casillas (ankle); TE Darnell Dinkins (foot); G Jahri Evans (foot); LB Scott Fujita (knee); CB Jabari Greer (groin); WR Robert Meachem (ankle); WR Lance Moore (ankle); CB Tracy Porter (knee)

Pyro's take: The Saints head into the biggest game of their existence as healthy as healthy can be. The only one not likely to play is reserve RB Lynell Hamilton, which won't make a difference in how the team game plans against the Colts. Brees will have a full arsenal available to him as he looks to lead the Saints to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

02/05/10, 07:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.nfl.com

Super Bowl: New Orleans Saints Injury Report

The Saints list 24 players on their Super Bowl injury report. The list is as follows:
Questionable:
Randall Gay CB (foot), Lynell Hamilton RB (ankle), Malcolm Jenkins CB (hamstring), Courtney Roby WR (knee), Jeremy Shockey TE (knee), Darren Sharper S (knee), Will Smith DE (groin), Zach Strief T (shoulder), Jonathan Vilma LB (knee)

Probable:
Jermon Bushrod T (thumb), Jonathan Casillas LB (ankle), Darnell Dinkins TE (foot), Sedrick Ellis DT (knee), Jahri Evans G (toe), Scott Fujita LB (knee), Jonathan Goodwin C (knee), Jabari Greer CB (hip/groin), Roman Harper S (shoulder), Bobby McCray DE (back), Robert Meachem WR (ankle), Lance Moore WR (ankle), Pierson Prioleau S (quad), Pierre Thomas RB (ribs), Usama Young S (hip).

Pyro's take: Most of these injuries have been cooked up in a crock pot filled with a whole bunch of bogus and served on a nice soft bed of horseshit, so don't go reading too much into this report. Shockey's injury might be the most worrisome for the Saints, but they've made do with TE David Thomas before, so even that isn't too big of a concern. Either way, the Saints have a whole week ahead of them to get completely healthy.

01/30/10, 07:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.neworleanssaints.com

Pro Bowl: Brees replaced by Donovan McNabb

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is being replaced on the NFC Pro Bowl roster by Eagles QB Donovan McNabb due to Brees playing in the Super Bowl the following Sunday.

Pyro's take: Ehhh, decent choice. McNabb had a pretty good year, and led his team to a playoff birth at 11-5, but he missed a couple of games and was pretty erratic early on in the season. Whatever, nobody really cares about this game anyway.

01/28/10, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Pierre Thomas sitting, Brees the QB3

The Saints have declared running back Pierre Thomas inactive and quarterback Drew Brees the third QB for the game against the Panthers today.

Pyro's take: Coach Sean Payton had been mentioning this move for a couple of days now, so it shouldn't come as too big a shock to anyone. Make sure neither of these guys are in your fantasy lineups today.

01/03/10, 11:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Brees won't start, will be No. 3 QB on Sunday

According to Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, Saints coach Sean Payton said that quarterback Drew Brees will be the 3rd QB on Sunday against the Panthers and that Mark Brunell will get the start.

Pyro's take: Well that sucks. Just when you thought you had your fantasy Super Bowl locked up with Brees starting for you, all the sudden you're left fishing for a reasonable backup to lead the way. Get him out of your lineup now.

01/02/10, 02:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Saints to continue playing their starters

When asked whether rust will be a concern if he rests his players these next couple of weeks, Saints coach Sean Payton had this to say:
"We're not resting them. We're playing right now. There are only two weeks left in the regular season, and we're full speed ahead with this game that we're playing."

Pyro's take: Good news for fantasy owners of Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Pierre Thomas, Robert Meachem, and even secondary players like Mike Bell, Reggie Bush, Devery Henderson, and Jeremy Shockey.

12/22/09, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nola.com

Saints coach Payton says team going for perfection

According to SI's Peter King, after seeing what has happened to the Colts over the past decade when they sit their star players in the final regular season game (five first-round losses, only one Super Bowl), Saints coach Sean Payton says that he won't rest his players and will go for a perfect 16-0 season.


Pyro's take: Payton also thinks his guys, most of whom haven't even been to the playoffs in their careers, will be energized by the strive for perfection. Frankly, we tend to agree with the coach on all counts here, and being fantasy footballers, there's nothing more we could have asked for than to hear Sean Payton say those words.

12/07/09, 11:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sportsillustrated.cnn.com

Can Drew Brees possibly keep this up?

With nine TDs and 669 yards, Saints quarterback Drew Brees is flirting with changing the history books. Computed out over a 16-game season, Brees would break both the passing touchdowns record with 72 TDs, and the passing yards record with 5,352 yards.

Pyro's take: Can Brees keep this pace? We'll give him a 25 percent chance on the yards, but no more than a one percent chance on the TDs. Either way, Brees is putting up fantasy league winning numbers this year, much in the way that Manning did in 2004 and Brady in 2007.

09/24/09, 03:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
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Brees returns to practice

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees returned to practice today after his mother's funeral services on Monday. Brees said that the attendance and support of several teammates and coaches brought him to tears.

Pyro's take: Brees is the top fantasy QB on our charts, and the camaraderie between him and the rest of the team only solidifies our thoughts on that ranking. Look for Brees to have another outstanding year in 2009.

08/20/09, 09:00 AM CDT by
Source: www.chron.com

Drew Brees leaves camp to attend memorial services for his mother

Drew's mother passed away earlier this month the memorial services were held on Sunday. Drew will join the team mid-next week for the 2-day practices with the Houston Texans.

Pyro's take: RIP Mina Brees.

08/16/09, 05:00 PM CDT by
Source: www.nola.com

Wildcat for the 'Aints?

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas was working out of the QB-slot in coach Sean Payton's version of the Wildcat offense last Friday. QB Drew Brees started the play under center, then split out left while Thomas moved up and took the snap. This was the first time the public had ever seen Payton's version of the trendy scheme, and it's not yet know if it will even stick in the 2009 playbook.

Pyro's take: Our advice to the 'Aints: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

08/09/09, 09:00 AM CDT by
Source: www.beloblog.com

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