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retooc
Atlanta Falcons Fan
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Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
Media seem to have picked him and the Saints as a team that will take a step back.

They have too much talent not to win at least half of their games. But top seed and NFC favorite seems unlikely.

Could this be it for Brees?

I'm not sold that he can't have one more solid year, but I'm praying these gasbags are right.


ATLabama
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
As much as I hate the New Orleans Saints, and most of all, their uneducated, economically parasitical fanbase -- I respect and admire Drew Brees.

With the way NFL rules are designed to protect the quarterback, combined with his remarkable work ethic, I don't believe we will see a slow down this year. He's got a great offensive line, the top safety valve in the NFL behind him, and even though he's not in the same air as Julio (Despite what the swamp people delusions portray), Michael Thomas is a top-10 weapon. He's got every reason to be really good this year.

The one thing I will say about Brees, is that whenever he does decline, it will be extremely quick. Similar to other incredible, but undersized athletes, whenever they fall off athletically, their problems in production get exacerbated 2 fold. Guys that come to mind immediately are Steve Smith and Derrick Brooks. Unbelievable players, high football IQ... but slid off a cliff when their time finally came.

The reason guys like Manning and Brady are able to prolong their careers, is because they can suffer slight declines based on their God-given physical assets, and not lose too much productivity.

Due to his height, Brees must maintain peak agility and arm strength - which, I don't think has deteriorated in the slightest the past couple years.


BPTiger
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Atlanta
Member since Oct 2011
1125 posts

re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
Bree’s has more time. Saints are a good, young, well coached team.

This will be a very good team.

I really have no idea what to expect from the falcons.


Eric Nies Grind Time
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Sep 2012
21157 posts

re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
Brees is done. It's over.


retooc
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Wilmington, NC
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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Brees is done. It's over




I hope you're right

Simms on PFT has said multiple times this week the Saints will disappoint this season.

I know one thing, I'm ready for some football!


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retooc
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Wilmington, NC
Member since Sep 2012
5278 posts

re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
I tend to agree with you.

My best guess is they make playoffs and have another shite at a run for it this year.

Hopefully that cliff is right around to he corner though. Tired of that guy.


ATLabama
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
The NFL is one of those leagues... I mean, Sean Payton and Drees patented 7-9 for a few years. Then, they re-tool the line, draft a big WR, and get some key defensive pieces.

The Falcons in 2017 had a top-10 defense. From a roster perspective, I believe that they're better this year than that year.

The Falcons have addressed the offensive line, so, we'll see how it plays out.

Though injuries were a major factor in competing for a title last year, I firmly believe this team underachieved from an execution standpoint. We were sloppy on offense; often times turning the ball over at crucial junctures, or outright not executing on plays when we got within the opponents 35 yard line.

From a defensive perspective, the team was misaligned and played poor angles all season. However, once Deion Jones came back, you saw a marked improvement in how we were set pre-snap. Add in DQ calling the scheme again, and Rico setting up the back-end, I think you'll see a huge improvement.

I won't make any predictions on the Falcons. It's the NFL, and almost annually, a team with 11-12 wins the year prior outright badly misses the playoffs.

My hope this year is, we stay as healthy as the median, and execute to our potential. Our weapons + our QB are unbelievably talented. I mean, the best I've seen in a while. However, without correct play-calling, protection, and execution, it will be all for not.

On a position by position basis, we have more talent than New Orleans. And the places where they are more talented (RB - Kamara v. Freeman, Brees v. Ryan), the difference is very slight. IMO the most important player on that team besides Brees is Cam Jordan. He's the only player I would unquestionably swap out for the next 3 years for who we have on our roster.

Looking forward to the fall. Will be interesting to see how we show up out of the gate. Don't be surprised if we somewhat mirror 2016, based on the way our schedule shakes. We've got @MIN, vs. PHI, and @ Indy.

Rise Up!


DawgCountry
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Great State of GA
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
2 arse beatings. That’s what you should expect


ATLabama
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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2 arse beatings. That’s what you should expect


Heavens I hope so.


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VinegarStrokes
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
this is the Atlanta board. frick Brees


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DawgCountry
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Vicks Kennel Club
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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The Falcons in 2017 had a top-10 defense. From a roster perspective, I believe that they're better this year than that year.


I don't believe that we were a top 10 defense.

In 2017, the Falcons played at a near glacial pace despite having a killer offense. Since we had fewer drives for and against, our raw numbers were a lot better than our per drive statistics, which were pretty weak.

The Falcons have never finished in the top 16 in yards per drive against in Matt Ryan's career.


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DawgCountry
Kennesaw St. Fan
Great State of GA
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
why are you here? looks like obsession


fibonaccisquared
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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why are you here? looks like obsession


meh... he's on this board because he follows the Braves... He's an active poster in that thread.


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Eric Nies Grind Time
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
That photo was taken before New Orleans became one giant AirBNB.


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DawgCountry
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
On the Atlanta board.....


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Rhino5
Atlanta Braves Fan
Atlanta
Member since Nov 2014
18891 posts

re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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Could this be it for Brees?

He really dropped off badly around December, and his deep ball isn’t nearly same.
This post was edited on 8/10 at 7:08 am


ATLabama
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Member since Jan 2013
600 posts

re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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meh... he's on this board because he follows the Braves... He's an active poster in that thread.


Saints fans talk more shite about ATL, but post up wearing Braves shite (and united stuff too, bizarrely) all the time. I’ve never seen an Atlanta fan Stan anything New Orleans, outside of the 3 shady nights they spent there in college.


VADawg
Atlanta Braves Fan
Jacksonville
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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Saints fans talk more shite about ATL, but post up wearing Braves shite


It's really bizarre. Those are the absolute worst fans and they can go frick themselves with a cactus. I'm sure there's plenty of room on the Astros bandwagon for them.
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DatNolaClap
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Mar 2015
1185 posts

re: Is this the year we see a real decline for Brees?
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Due to his height, Brees must maintain peak agility and arm strength - which, I don't think has deteriorated in the slightest the past couple years.



Is that supposed to be a sentence? Good Lord, talk about being uneducated.


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