Most teams hold scrimmages today, a welcome morsel of game-like action after 10 days of practice reports. We don’t put a great deal of significance to the scrimmages, but we’ll pass some results along because we love football and find it interesting. Perhaps you will too.
At New Orleans’ Black-and-Gold scrimmage, the Saints defense surprisingly dominated the offense, no matter who was in the game.
Drew Brees unofficially went only 6-for-16 for 110 yards, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. After leading the team to a touchdown on their opening drive, Brees was stymied the rest of the day. The defense tallied six sacks.
Saints fans will be encouraged to learn Marques Colston caught a 40-yard pass, indicating the team’s best receiver has fully recovered from knee surgery. Defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson, coming off a torn ACL, had a sack and a fumble recovery.