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Foot injury hindering Colston’s performance

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Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has seven receptions for 120 yards through two weeks of action. While those numbers would be respectable for your typical NFL receiver, they’re not quite up to Colston’s standards.

Interim coach Aaron Kromer suggested that a foot ailment that landed Colston on the Weeks One and Three injury reports has been adversely affecting his play.

“[That] wasn’t Marques Colston in the game,” said Kromer, per Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “You could say that hindered us a little bit, he didn’t run as fast as he normally does.”

The Saints, who lost Robert Meachem to offseason free agency, have also been playing without deep threat Devery Henderson. Henderson suffered a Week One concussion and did not play in Week Two.

While New Orleans’ passing offense hasn’t rushed out of the gates like it normally does, quarterback Drew Brees is optimistic that the coaching staff and players will solve the problems.

“They’re all fixable,” Brees said. “I’m not going to change my mentality, my aggressiveness, my approach, my preparation. But I do understand how important it is to take care of the football and I understand that my mistake with that interception return for a touchdown, even though it was in the first quarter last week, was a critical mistake. And I can’t do that.”

Brees has four interceptions in the first two games.

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10 Responses to “Foot injury hindering Colston’s performance”
  1. sb44champs says: Sep 20, 2012 8:47 AM

    I’m glad we’re (Saints) are playing the Chiefs this weekend… it’s going to tell us all we need to know about the rest of the season..

  2. chuckxx says: Sep 20, 2012 8:55 AM

    Well if they struggle at home this weekend that will tell the Saints fans alot. They are playing a team that is terrible on the defensive side of the ball. The Chiefs gave up 40 points to the Falcons and 35 points to the Bills. Brees should be able to put up 40 on them. If the Saints get beat then they are in for a very long season.

  3. geauxjay says: Sep 20, 2012 9:01 AM

    The problem isn’t so much that Colston is injured. The problem is that they partly are trying to replace him with Joseph Morgan, who LITERALLY cannot catch a football.

    The Saints love bringing in home-grown undrafted free agents to step in (Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory, Lance Moore, etc.). But sooner or later, you have to recognize that sometimes they’re undrafted free agents for a reason.

  4. skippynj says: Sep 20, 2012 9:03 AM

    If, as Vitt said, there’s a 4 week or so learning curve for Spags’ defense then maybe things will come together by the second half. Hopefully things click when Vitt is back, defense is more competent and offense is in rhythm. Or, maybe Payton has a helluva draft pick to look forward to choosing.

  5. fantasyanswersnow says: Sep 20, 2012 9:20 AM

    How about the fact that Mr. Colston is really killing many fantasy teams? He’s a high pick (most likely top 5 rounds) and he’s producing less than late round fliers…

    He’s lucky that DMC and CJ2K are taking all the negative fantasy spotlight. Regardless, we expect this week to be monstrous for Colston. Keep him in your lineups!

  6. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:34 AM

    I think a large part of it is the loss of Robert Meachem, which means defenses can focus more on Colston.

    Regaining Hederson should help out a lot. Until then, Meachem will be getting the “star” treatment from opposing defenses.

  7. morty999 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:53 AM

    I hardly think Robert Meacham was the focus of the defensive game planning last year. He has been pitiful so far in San Diego as well.

  8. urwhour says: Sep 20, 2012 10:41 AM

    Face it Saints fans your team can only win when they cheat. No One likes a cheater and stop coming up with excuses why your team is losing. Not a hater but just being honest

  9. foreverlsu says: Sep 20, 2012 11:38 AM

    urwhour says:Sep 20, 2012 10:41 AM

    Face it Saints fans your team can only win when they cheat. No One likes a cheater and stop coming up with excuses why your team is losing. Not a hater but just being honest
    _____________________________

    Not a hater? Please explain how the Saints cheated? Please show the illegal hits and pass the film to Goodell because he can’t.

  10. cowboycjn says: Sep 20, 2012 2:53 PM

    Face it Saints fans your team can only win when they cheat. No One likes a cheater and stop coming up with excuses why your team is losing. Not a hater but just being honest
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    How do you figure the Saints or its fans are coming up with excuses. Doesn’t the article state it was written by Evan Silva? Evan Silva is an NFL writer for Rotoworld. If your not a hater you should acquire some common sense to be able to understand what you read.

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