Maybe I am physically and emotionally drained. My team knows how to take you to the brink and back again. I go through palpitations every Sunday with my boys. But, the New Orleans Saints had some award winning plays so it’s time for
Dom Perignon Award: Drew Brees
Obvious, right!?!! Drew has proven he is an elite quarterback. Records continue to go down at his hands. Brees’ pass to Devery Henderson was his 47th consecutive passing TD surpassing Johnny Unitas. Looking forward to Brees putting this record “out of reach”.
Toast Award (cuz he got burnt!): SD Quentin Jammer
In basketball, you never want to be “posterized” (slammed on). Well, in this case, San Diego’s CB Jammer was so far out of position during the record breaking TD, that couldn’t happen. You never want to be “that dude”. Sorry Quentin, you’ve made the record books for a different reason.
Catch 22(in this case catch 12): Marques Colston
Colston is continuing to come out of his early season slump. The foot did not seem to be an issue and he made the plays when needed. The Quiet Storm also broke former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn’s record of touchdown catches.
Feed Me Seymour: Pierre Thomas and Running Game
Can we give my Shrimp Po Boy Award winner the ball more? I was pleased to see the Saints come back to the run in the 4th quarter, but the play calling is still 3:1 in favor of the pass. An effective run game will only make the pass that much better. I’m just saying….
Trick or Treat Award: Steve Spagnuolo and the defense
Was the first play a corner blitz?!!? Actually there were multiple blitz packages, which had some affect. Even though, statistically, the Saints defense still ranks last in the NFL, there were some bright moments. The different combinations of the front four were able to get some pressure on SD Phillip Rivers. There is still a long way to go with this defense but they came through in the end.
Itching for a Scratch: Darren Sproles
You can feel his “itch” to break a long kick off or punt return. Patience grasshopper…It’ll come.
Yoda Award: Sean Payton
Surely, his mere presence had the Superdome rocking except they couldn’t show him on the jumbotron. Even with that caveat, he was able to use his Jedi mind tricks and ensured everyone “Did Their Job”. Watching from home, Payton looked like he could have received the “I need a po boy” award. He definitely is missing that NOLA cooking. Regardless, it was good to see him there.
And to all the Who Dat Nation…the Bourbon Street Award cuz we like to Party and we will use any excuse to do so!! See you next time.