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October 16, 2008

Brees the best at throwing deep?

1016brees     Saints QB Drew Brees (right) plays in a West Coast offense, a scheme that's based on getting the ball out quickly, which usually means lots of short passes.  Yet several Panthers said this week that Brees might throw the best deep ball in the league.

    And Brees does lead the NFL this season with 26 passes of 20 or more yards despite New Orleans' mode of attack.  He also tops the NFL with 85 over the past three seasons.

    Dallas' Tony Romo is second this season with 24 such passes, followed by San Diego's Philip Rivers with 23,  San Francisco's J.T. O'Sullivan (22) and Denver's Jay Cutler (21).

    Carolina's Jake Delhomme has 18, tying him for seventh with three others.

    Brees is also tied with Rivers with nine throws of 40 or more yards.

    Of course, Brees is having a remarkable year, having completed 71% of  his passes so far.

    It will be up to the Panthers to slow him down Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

    "This week, we have to be tight on our coverage, try to get some pressure and we've got stop the run," said Carolina middle linebacker Jon Beason.  "(Brees is) the most accurate quarterback in the league."

- Stan Olson

Posted by Observer Sports on October 16, 2008 at 04:12 PM | Permalink


Great quote beason, but I bet the key to this game will be our defensive line pass rush. If peppers and the boys can get a rush, we can alter there timed throwing attack and potential screens that take a little bit of time to set up. Good luck boys and I will be wearing my Dwayne Jarrett jersey in your honor. Clock is ticking John Fox, let's see how you react.


Posted by: FIREFOX | Oct 16, 2008 4:38:41 PM

Game Prediction:

On the first panthers drive they go three and out after 3 runs. Baker comes in to punt, but the panthers ST allow the saints in our backfield so fast they actually receive the snap and they run it back for a touchdown. We then run the ball 3 times for 2 yards total and punt once again. Dree Brees comes in and lights us up and it is 14-0. We end up losing 37-7 and John Fox is quoted after the game saying... "Well, we are 4-3, thats better than being 0-7 but not as good as 7-0. There is still a lot of football to play."

Posted by: Jim | Oct 16, 2008 5:10:25 PM

F U Jim

Posted by: John Fox | Oct 16, 2008 5:22:39 PM

Jim, if that happened exactly as you said, no one would be a bit suprised.

Also, Drew Brees is the best QB in the league right now, its going to be an interesting game. Hopefully the D can bring some pressure with some blitzes (like the Vikes did) and not sit back in the soft zone.

Posted by: matt | Oct 16, 2008 7:49:09 PM

Does New Orleans run a West Coast offense? Doesn't look like that to me.

Posted by: Ben | Oct 16, 2008 7:58:38 PM

Hey!!! I can speak for myself "John Fox" you imposter! Anyway... F U Jim!!!

Posted by: John Fox | Oct 16, 2008 8:29:20 PM

I actually found what Jim said to be quite funny :p

Posted by: Revshawn | Oct 16, 2008 8:34:42 PM

New Orleans has one of the best offenses in the league right now if not the best. We'll have to stop their passing game if we have any hope of victory. Luckily, we have one of the best defenses in the league.

Posted by: Revshawn | Oct 16, 2008 8:40:01 PM

"It is what it is" --John Fox after the Saints blow through the Pantherettes 31-9 to drop them to 4-3 on the year.

Posted by: Bill | Oct 16, 2008 8:44:20 PM

Glad all the naysayers continue to be bandwagon Panther fans...you people are unbelievable. The Panthers have a bad game, and people are calling for Fox's head and calling our team the "Pantherettes"

I sure hope none of you are season ticket holders because you are exactly the type of fans that negate our homefield advantage. Cheer on your freakin team!

Posted by: JPanther | Oct 17, 2008 12:53:22 AM

Are those passes actually thrown 20 or more yards or is yards after catch included?

An idea for the game. Should we let Davids shadow/spy Bush? That worked great against Vick.

Posted by: Thorrez | Oct 17, 2008 3:11:30 AM

Yards after the catch are always included. Jake Delhomme could toss a 3 yard pass to Steve Smith but if he runs it 55 yards for a TD then it's called a 58 yard pass statistically on paper.

Posted by: Revshawn | Oct 17, 2008 3:30:36 AM

Jim that was W-R-O-N-G...but so so funny! There's always a bit of truth in the best humor.

Posted by: DD | Oct 17, 2008 3:54:54 AM

Look for Peppers to be spying Bush alot, especially when he's out in the flat

Posted by: matt | Oct 17, 2008 7:54:33 AM

Since so many people like to pile on Julius Peppers I thought I would run a poll on it. You can vote here.


Posted by: Cat Scratch Jaxon | Oct 17, 2008 9:45:46 AM

it is what it is and this is a team with many different players but the same loser personality. hopefully when they finish 8-8 richardson will decide that he wants to win and fires fox. hello bill cowher.welcome to charlotte.

Posted by: ray | Oct 17, 2008 10:25:40 AM

None of you sheep were saying that in '03 or '05: and when this team makes the playoffs this year, a bunch of tools like you will all disappear... Until they lose again, of course. I can only hope this team goes 14-2 just so I won't have to put up with this mindless hot air. And of course, you drones will still be saying the same thing anyway (becuase you heard it somewhere and now repeating it makes you smart).

Frankly, what's dispicable about the whole thing is that at least reporters that lobby for Cowher (and others) get their piece of the pie. What are you jokers getting out of this? What a bunch of losers; "Me-eh-eh-eh." More importatnly, why do you even call yourselves Panther fans?? Talking like this when your team is on top of their division... that is borderline disgusting, seriously.

Posted by: Keeping It Real | Oct 17, 2008 11:07:37 AM

Disclaimer: "Allegedly getting kickbacks." Afer all, it's the American way--- "get what you can, while you can." (i.e. Economic bail out aggressively enforced with 3 months left in office).

Posted by: Keeping It Real | Oct 17, 2008 11:11:29 AM

And speaking of trying to prove your intelligence...

"And by the way,


Or did you not graduate high school either as some of the earlier people who commented.


Posted by: FIREFOX | Oct 16, 2008 12:59:07 PM

Trying to prove yourself much...?

Posted by: Keeping It Real | Oct 17, 2008 11:40:56 AM

after the saints kick butt in carolina they'll show nfl fans in london how the game is played. GO SAINTS!!!!!

Posted by: KELLI | Oct 17, 2008 12:45:56 PM

What Jim said about the way the game will go looks pretty accurate. Our first drive will definitely be a 3 and out most likely with 3 runs, but I can guarantee this: there will be a blocked punt. No doubt about that. Our special teams have allowed 3 already and let the defense through and almost get to Jason Baker so often that it's a given. I just hope we aren't embarassed with it being returned for a TD again, on the first punt of the game.

Given all that, I will predict the Panthers will have a better game than the Tampa Bay one. But it doesn't take much to play better than that, and it'll still be less than how good the Saints play.

Posted by: Zach | Oct 17, 2008 12:48:05 PM

I believe and will always believe that we can beat any team...



Posted by: SWilson | Oct 17, 2008 1:10:16 PM

It looks like Katrina missed one.

Posted by: Keeping It Real | Oct 17, 2008 1:31:32 PM

SWilson, how about an awesome Vikings team you gave the game away to? Or a Panthers team quarterbacked by David freaking Carr...IN NEW ORLEANS!

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 17, 2008 1:34:54 PM

The Katrina comment was totally unnecessary and kind of sickening....leave the people who died in Katrina out of this and show a little respect.....Moron.

The Game: Saints will stumble some after the big win last week, but they won't let this one get away like they did with Denver, Washington or Minnesota.


Posted by: WHODATNATION | Oct 17, 2008 2:13:05 PM

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