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Drew Brees expects a “tremendous” running game in New Orleans

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With Drew Brees at quarterback for more than a decade, the Saints have been a pass-first offense. But Brees isn’t so sure that will be the case this year.

Brees said on PFT Live that adding Adrian Peterson to the offense is going to allow New Orleans to be a running team.

“That’s obviously a huge pickup. You’re talking about the leading NFL rusher two years ago,” Brees said. “The combination of him and Mark Ingram as a 1-2 punch for us I think has the ability to be tremendous.”

The Saints also drafted running back Alvin Kamara in the third round, indicating that the team is serious about committing to the run. The bigger question may be whether the defense can keep the other team from scoring so much that Brees has to throw the ball to keep up.

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  1. sb44champs says: May 12, 2017 8:04 AM

    Trolls attack Brees for no apparent reason in 3, 2, 1……..

  2. rhamrhoddy says: May 12, 2017 8:10 AM

    Nah, Brees will throw for 5000 yards. He won’t let this turn into a running team. If anything, he will use Peterson to open up the passing game. He likes to sling it and that’s not gonna just disappear.

  3. Blindsquirrelsfindnuts says: May 12, 2017 8:17 AM

    When your defense can’t stop anyone it’s hard to establish a running game.

  4. eljefedelmundo says: May 12, 2017 8:19 AM

    If we get 55 minutes possession per game- no worries.

  5. irishgary says: May 12, 2017 8:30 AM

    What a blowhard

  6. r502 says: May 12, 2017 8:40 AM

    I’ve heard this one before…

  7. outlaw53 says: May 12, 2017 8:40 AM

    Geaux Saints!

  8. meximyke says: May 12, 2017 9:12 AM

    Not from Peter-beat-my-son!

  9. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 9:35 AM

    “tremendous”

    – D. Trump

    “believe me”

  10. jfcol says: May 12, 2017 9:36 AM

    All sorts of ways to get to 7 – 9 again.

  11. pastabelly says: May 12, 2017 9:36 AM

    Not a fan of this signing. Peterson will slow down because of age and industry history, but nothing indicates that his history of fumbling will go away. The Saints are a better team with the ball in Brees’ and Ingram’s hands.

  12. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 9:41 AM

    sb44champs says:
    May 12, 2017 8:04 AM
    Trolls attack Brees for no apparent reason in 3, 2, 1……..

    ———–

    He does kind of have a big mouth. His antics on late night tv backing Goodell during Delfategate was a terrible look, while lying about knowledge of Bountygate.

    Bountygate was real, Deflategate was not.

  13. lukedunphysscienceproject says: May 12, 2017 9:45 AM

    It’s going to be tremendous. Hyuge, I’m telling you. You’ve never seen a running offense like the one we are going to build. Just a great, great, running game. Fantastic. And the owners of the other NFC South teams are going to pay for it.

    Making the Saints great again.

  14. mcmccii says: May 12, 2017 9:46 AM

    Kamara will be used in the passing game way more than the running game. Research is your friend.

  15. redlikethepig says: May 12, 2017 9:48 AM

    Knowing Drew he was probably paid to say that.

  16. sayormills49 says: May 12, 2017 9:49 AM

    I can think of 8 other teams that are also expecting a “tremendous” running game in New Orleans

  17. lifelongwhodat says: May 12, 2017 9:51 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    May 12, 2017 9:41 AM
    sb44champs says:
    May 12, 2017 8:04 AM
    Trolls attack Brees for no apparent reason in 3, 2, 1……..

    ———–

    He does kind of have a big mouth. His antics on late night tv backing Goodell during Delfategate was a terrible look, while lying about knowledge of Bountygate.

    Bountygate was real, Deflategate was not.
    ______________________________

    Bountygate was a matter of players tipping each other 5-10k for what they are already paid millions to do. That was a joke. So, was Deflategate but Pats fans love to act like the only party aggrieved by Goodell.

  18. winningisabrees says: May 12, 2017 10:04 AM

    Brees is a Saint.

  19. curtj5 says: May 12, 2017 10:05 AM

    He didn’t say that he expects it.

  20. barrywhodat says: May 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    Tylawspick6 you are clueless about bountygate, it was the biggest lie in fnfl history, the years that bountygate was supposedly in place THE SAINTS were one of the cleanest teams in the league so it’s obvious you don’t know what your talking about so do SAINTS FANS a favor and shut up. This was the big liar goodell attempt to obfuscate and distract from the true danger in the fnfl, CONCUSSIONS & the concussion suit. If you want to educate yourself about the big lie read SAINTS Coach Joe Vitts testimony to Paul Taglibue and it becomes obvious that someone was lying and it wasn’t Coach Vitt. Like in the movie The Matrix when the war is over the party will be in Zion, when the liar goodell meets his demise the party will be in WHO DAT COUNTRY!!!

  21. leroysbutler says: May 12, 2017 10:57 AM

    1.2 YPC?

  22. sb44champs says: May 12, 2017 11:04 AM

    Bountygate was real, Deflategate was not.
    =======================

    Haha, Bountygate was just good ole locker room talk meant to motivate the team and not one player hurt/injured/knocked out in the 3 year so-called bounty period…these are facts.

    Deflategate was real as indicative to Brady smashing his phone to pieces right before he interviewed with Goodell and the ‘deflator’, he was just talking about losing weight LOL. Not to mention that other head coaches around the league knew about the habit of Patriots sneaking into locker rooms to steal playbooks. Then there was Spygate and Goodell threw them a bone and destroyed the evidence so that’s a definite but only the first time of multiple cheating occurrences.

  23. streetyson says: May 12, 2017 11:06 AM

    lifelongwhodat says:
    May 12, 2017 9:51 AM
    Bountygate was a matter of players tipping each other 5-10k for what they are already paid millions to do. That was a joke. So, was Deflategate but Pats fans love to act like the only party aggrieved by Goodell.
    ——————
    Fraudger did over-react, no way should Payton have been suspended like that, but Bountygate was at least real (little statistical impact but bounties WERE offered) and very bad at a time when the league was trying to reduce injuries and had told teams to stop bounties. By contrast Deflategate was a total salt-fueled fraud (over a mere 0.2psi for crying out loud). NFL admitted to Judge Berman they had no evidence, but then appealed purely on their right to suspend (and not evidence). And Wells never demanded the phone (and had no right). And the league lied about data and refused to punish Aaron Rodgers for his admitted long-running scheme.

  24. goawayeverybody says: May 12, 2017 11:54 AM

    Prediction: Brees will still throw for 5,000 yards, but the team as a whole will add 2,000 rushing yards, up from about 1,740 rushing yards the previous year.

  25. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 12:42 PM

    sb44champs says:
    May 12, 2017 8:04 AM
    Trolls attack Brees for no apparent reason in 3, 2, 1……..

    ———–

    He does kind of have a big mouth. His antics on late night tv backing Goodell during Delfategate was a terrible look, while lying about knowledge of Bountygate.

    Bountygate was real, Deflategate was not.
    ______________________________

    Bountygate was a matter of players tipping each other 5-10k for what they are already paid millions to do. That was a joke. So, was Deflategate but Pats fans love to act like the only party aggrieved by Goodell.

    ————–

    Listen dude, Spygate and Bountygate, aren’t really real things. Their incidents that were blown up for a specific reason, mainly because rival owners used Goodell to punish a recently successful team to try to cheat behind closed doors by distracting them, stealing picks, and in Bountygate’s case, cheating by suspending people for a half or an entire season.

    So, regardless, in each case, Goodell lies to appease certain “bosses”, which is a series of owners who have a lot of money or say, many of them putting their money in one pot to gang up to force Goodell’s hand.

    However, they were manufactured for effect for different reasons:

    Woody Johnson, the Jets owner, still sour BB left the Jets and went on to form a dynasty, while trading for Moss and Welker and adding Seau after going to the title game every year, used the Mangini/BB feud as a springboard to frame the Pats.

    This now very well known and it’s in a reaction to Mangini using 2 cameramen in Foxborough in January of 2017, which is not really legal, where the NFL dealt with it, and the Jets got no punishment. Ok, no biggie, move on.

    Meanwhile, everyone with a brain knows this, where we saw the former NFL coaches’ comments (Bud Grant to Chuck Knock to Bill Cowher), which back BB, but they still want to look the other way and believe liar Goodell, because they too, as fans, are sick of the Pats successes, even 10 years later, which is why Deflategate exists a a completely fabricated story in the first place.

    So, Deflategate was completely conjured up, while Spygate and Bountygate were incidents propogated into a dramatic situation by Goodell lying and using ESPN to sell the story for momentum to punish. This is also why he destroyed BB’s tapes for Spygate. Other teams on the road, in Gillette, were on the sidelines filming NE’s sideline, so if the public saw that, they’d know Goodell was cheating the Pats.

    So, while BB needed to be more vigilant of where his camera guy was that day within the rule and not mocking Manboobs so openly while laying waste to the Jets again on a sunny afternoon in NY with Moss streaking down the field for TDs, there is no scandal. Completely manufactured and a lie. It’s legal for teams to film their games, including anything they want to film, for scouting purposes.

    This is EXACLTY what the NFL said in December of 2006 when Miami bought CBS audio from a CBS employee to steal Brady’s audibles and They said “That’s football”. So, why is it ok under Goodell’s watch to have players buy NFl licensed audio and use it for scouting, but a clearly legal video scouting process all 32 teams do, is somehow only illegal when it’s tied to the Patriots?

    See the difference?

    Fast forward less than a year later in Sept 2007, and all of a sudden using technology to scout for future games, is the biggest scandal in NFL history until the smoke clears, and educated, honest fans learn the truth, the facts and see it as a clear framejob to appease Woody Johsnon, the Jets, and whichever other owners piled on to cheat NE.

    As for Boyuntygate, I am sorry, but when you have 76,000 lawsuits on your desk on Park Ave where you’re being accused of negligence with regards to CTE, etc, and union rep Drew Brees is in a locker room listening to his own players get paid under the table for cap cheating and intent to injure other players in the union, that’s simply stupid and a punishment is deserved, but obviously not as strong as Goodell had it for New ORleans.

    My point is, Goodell works backwards and does things based on how he wants it perceived publicly and how he gets the most support. It’s gutless,, without any morals or ethics, and at times, it’s illegal because he’s committing fraud on US soil, regardless of his little “Article 46”. If enough people sued, like maybe Kraft or Brady with each case, they would have crapped themselves and lifted the penalties.

    But, Kraft and Brady are trying to avoid further cheating “scandals” by Goodell, so they played the nice guy routine , which is clearly a mistake.

    But, Brees not backing Brady and no other QB outside of maybe Kaeperenick and now Griese, while going on Conan O’Brien pretending he can determine the exact difference between .3 PSI between balls, is not a good look after he lied about not knowing about bounties going into a LOCKOUT with lawsuits on Goodell’s desk and the union looking for a Legacy Fund to help old players with their medical bills, it’s not a good look for ol’ Drew.

    Just saying.

  26. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 12:46 PM

    Haha, Bountygate was just good ole locker room talk meant to motivate the team and not one player hurt/injured/knocked out in the 3 year so-called bounty period…these are facts.

    Deflategate was real as indicative to Brady smashing his phone to pieces right before he interviewed with Goodell and the ‘deflator’, he was just talking about losing weight LOL. Not to mention that other head coaches around the league knew about the habit of Patriots sneaking into locker rooms to steal playbooks. Then there was Spygate and Goodell threw them a bone and destroyed the evidence so that’s a definite but only the first time of multiple cheating

    ————–

    You’re clearly on the left of the bell curve.

    Brady never destroyed his phone. He bought a new phone weeks after Goodell/ESPN leaked out private piece of info from the very phone they gave him access to, because he was creeped out by the invastion of privacy AFTER he offered them his phone, saw all texts, and then wanted to interview him again and again past 4 previous hours of interviews.

    And, Brady won the case in a federal court, UNDER OATH, as Goodell hid behind lawyers, where they admitted they had no evidence.

    So, maybe you were in a coma and/or have a very low IQ, but this information is available to anyone.

    Goodell has been called a liar by 3 different federal judges who are far more respected than he is.

    Do the math.

    I bet you believe the boogeyman knocked out Ray Rice’s fiancee in the elevator, too, because Goodell lied about that, too.

  27. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 12:51 PM

    barrywhodat says:
    May 12, 2017 10:40 AM
    Tylawspick6 you are clueless about bountygate, it was the biggest lie in fnfl history, the years that bountygate was supposedly in place THE SAINTS were one of the cleanest teams in the league so it’s obvious you don’t know what your talking about so do SAINTS FANS a favor and shut up. This was the big liar goodell attempt to obfuscate and distract from the true danger in the fnfl, CONCUSSIONS & the concussion suit. If you want to educate yourself about the big lie read SAINTS Coach Joe Vitts testimony to Paul Taglibue and it becomes obvious that someone was lying and it wasn’t Coach Vitt. Like in the movie The Matrix when the war is over the party will be in Zion, when the liar goodell meets his demise the party will be in WHO DAT COUNTRY!!!

    ———

    So, you’re claiming the Saints players admitting to the bounties, were coerced into admitting the bounty program?

    They admitted to it! It’s not a lie at all.

    With lawsuits for CTE and negiligence on the table on Park Ave as the union was negotiating for a players’ Legacy Fund as part of the CBA, Brees was a moron for allowing that in his locker room.

    Period.

    And, don’t get me started on Goodell allowing Manning and the Broncos use of Chinese PEDs from the Guyer Institute either.

    The lie about it being for his wife made Clemens blush.

    Goodell maneuvers based on how many owners tell him what to lie about to frame and cheat the successful teams.

    It’s why other teams with open, actuall cheating, who actually stink or are best buddies with Goodell and owners of teams who can challenge the Pats, never get punished for obvious violations.

  28. flexx91 says: May 12, 2017 1:24 PM

    So, you’re claiming the Saints players admitting to the bounties, were coerced into admitting the bounty program?

    They admitted to it! It’s not a lie at all
    __________________________________

    No dumbo, they never admitted to it and the main reason their “suspensions” were rescinded. Jonathan Vilma even filed a lawsuit against Goodell.

  29. purpleguy says: May 12, 2017 2:34 PM

    This would have been bigger news if he’s said what has never been said in the NFL before: “I bet our running game is gonna suck”.

  30. tylawspick6 says: May 12, 2017 3:12 PM

    Gregg Williams admitted the bounty program. FACT

  31. emperorxerro says: May 12, 2017 3:31 PM

    It’s a tremendous running game. It’s been beautifully reviewed.

  32. donbat67 says: May 12, 2017 3:56 PM

    He’s actually hoping for a pyramid of running backs .

  33. maust1013 says: May 12, 2017 4:09 PM

    lifelongwhodat says:
    May 12, 2017 9:51 AM
    tylawspick6 says:
    May 12, 2017 9:41 AM

    Bountygate was real, Deflategate was not.
    ______________________________

    Bountygate was a matter of players tipping each other 5-10k for what they are already paid millions to do. That was a joke. So, was Deflategate but Pats fans love to act like the only party aggrieved by Goodell.
    =============================

    Please do not judge all Pats fans by tylawspick. He is as much an embarrassment to us as sb44champs is to you or ariani is to humanity in general. Football fans don’t have any trouble respecting a worthy opponent, fanboys struggle with it. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence and integrity knows bountygate was preposterously overblown and Brees belongs on the short list of best players of the cap .

  34. sb44champs says: May 12, 2017 4:21 PM

    Gregg Williams admitted the bounty program.
    ====================
    The same program where not a one player was hurt/ijured/knocked out in 3 years except for Reggie Bush and he played for the Saints? Got it!

  35. stac266 says: May 12, 2017 8:53 PM

    goawayeverybody says:
    May 12, 2017 11:54 AM
    Prediction: Brees will still throw for 5,000 yards, but the team as a whole will add 2,000 rushing yards, up from about 1,740 rushing yards the previous year.

    Most logical comment

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