Drew Brees not concerned about Saints’ inexperienced receivers

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The Saints’ wide receiver depth chart is so full of young players that the experienced veteran of the group, Brandin Cooks, is 22 years old. But Saints quarterback Drew Brees is not concerned about that.

Brees told the New Orleans Advocate that young receivers Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman and Michael Thomas are, along with Cooks, perfectly capable of picking up the Saints’ offense and playing the way the Saints need them to play.

I am not worried about the inexperience, if you are just talking about years and games played,” Brees said. “I feel like the time on task between all of us is pretty significant when you are talking about the practice reps and the time that we spend away from this facility together. I think they’re quick studies; they’re all hard-working guys that are very smart, intelligent and hungry.”

The Saints’ passing game was good last season with Cooks and Snead as the top two wide receivers, and the addition of Thomas in the second round of the draft should help. There are questions about whether the Saints’ defense will be good enough, but Brees thinks the offense will be as good as ever.

22 responses to “Drew Brees not concerned about Saints’ inexperienced receivers

  1. As long as Brees stays healthy and can continue making all the throws, it doesn’t really matter. Youth brings speed.

  2. Brees got paid. He’s on a declining team. He’s at the end of his career. He still makes a lot of money with endorsements. I don’t think he cares that much about winning anymore.

  3. The writer said brews was good with cooks and snead. I would say more like elite considering Brees lead the entire league in passing yards.
    This year he will be scary good. I expect yards to increase, but the biggest jump will be in TDs.

  4. Whith new additions and come back players: Keenan lewis, byrd, ellerbe, robertson, rankins, and Fairley, I can see this team easily winning the nfc south. They almost beat the Panthers last year, twice.

  5. Not very smart not to be concerned bout inexperienced receivers. The concern would drive motivation to do as much as you can about it (train, teach, practice, etc.) – not being concered leaves you a couch potato watching play-off highlights at home come January.

  6. “Look, kid. Just run your route and the ball will be there on time. Don’t drop it.”

    Brees is a stud. Love the way he plays and leads his team.

  7. Whith new additions and come back players: Keenan lewis, byrd, ellerbe, robertson, rankins, and Fairley, I can see this team easily winning the nfc south. They almost beat the Panthers last year, twice.

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    Dream on – I have already counted this as two wins for the Panthers

  8. Of course he’s not worried! Brees is the reason the Saints’ receivers play like pro bowlers! Here’s to a great season for every team except Atlanta, Carolina and TB! Time for the Saints to return to the top! Who dat?!

  9. To all. Almost only counts in throwing horse shoes and hand grenades. If you took every game any team ALMOST won , nobody would have a losing schedule. Bree’s threw for yada yada yards last year and? They were 7-9. I rest my case.

  10. If the Saints can have a top 15 defense….they should make the playoffs no problem…there should be a world of difference between a Rob Ryan defense & a Dennis Allen defense….I think you will see a world of difference (for the better)…Hell it couldn’t get any worse….

  11. The only thing Brees is worried about is demanding more money. He probably won’t be happy until he makes 95% of the salary cap and everyone is is on a minimum contract.

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