Week 1 Game Thread

joe dokes

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2 things we should never take for granted.
On 2nd to last play b4 4th Q 2 minute warning, with the lead, brees snapped with 12 secs on clock, guaranteeing that they'd have to run another before the warning. They ran the 3rd and 2 with 205 left.
I think Brady lets the clock run, and the 3rd and 2 is after the warning. Assuming NO still gets the 1st down (a big assumption, I know) , Houston would have to let the full play clock run on one of the downs before the 27-21 FG.

NO undrafted FA fair catch at the 2. And then runs after the fair catch signal on the rekick. Gunner looked like a veteran.

Brees made the plays, but his arm looked like shit. Accurate as hell, but no zip.
 

Kliq

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Brees made the plays, but his arm looked like shit. Accurate as hell, but no zip.
Can we stop with this? Brees was really good last night against a team that was ranked 4th in defense last season. 32-43, 370 yards, 2 Tds, 1 INT and a 8.5 AY/A. Saying he somehow made all the right plays but had "no zip" makes us sound like the Chief or Steeler fans who were saying that Brady looked old and past his prime and just got lucky while he was carving up the Pittsburgh defense. The hot takes last night about Brees going over the cliff after a slow first half were brutal, given how much we have seen that falsely applied to Brady.
 

joe dokes

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Can we stop with this? Brees was really good last night against a team that was ranked 4th in defense last season. 32-43, 370 yards, 2 Tds, 1 INT and a 8.5 AY/A. Saying he somehow made all the right plays but had "no zip" makes us sound like the Chief or Steeler fans who were saying that Brady looked old and past his prime and just got lucky while he was carving up the Pittsburgh defense. The hot takes last night about Brees going over the cliff after a slow first half were brutal, given how much we have seen that falsely applied to Brady.
I only saw the 2nd half. His throws looked like they were floating and incredibly accurate. I didn't say anything about luck or past his prime or any of that, nor did I mean to suggest I thought any of those things that are said everytime Brady throws an incomplete pass. It was simply an observation on how the football appeared to be going through the air when Brees threw it.