We’re slowly making our way towards the regular season kickoff against the Falcons, and in Week 2 of the preseason the New Orleans Saints managed to impress against an inferior Tennessee Titans squad.
Here’s what we learned:
5.) Jimmy Graham gives no fudge
In an effort to keep this a family-friendly site, let’s just say Jimmy Graham doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.
Graham rounded into mid-season form by scoring two impressive touchdowns, and celebrated as only Jimmy knows how – by throwing up a big metaphorical middle finger to the NFL and Roger Goodell.
He dunked the football over the goal posts as he’s prone to do, but this year displays like that will carry with them a 15-yard penalty and perhaps even a fine.
Look I get it, It’s a stupid rule. But at the end of the day you play under all the other stupid rules and this one takes very little effort to not-break.
And when it aggravates your coach (a coach – mind you – that very rarely gets aggravated), it’s time to take a step back and evaluate your decisions.
4.) The Saints will be OK if Drew Brees misses time
There is no quarterback controversy in the Bayou, but the battle to backup Brees has all the intrigue and importance of a Hoyer vs. Manziel.
Number two quarterback has been a position of weakness for the Saints ever since the ill-advised drafting of Chase Daniel out of Missouri, but luckily Brees has been able to stay upright long enough for it not to matter.
This year is a different story.
Ryan Griffin has done nothing but impress so far – both in camp and in preseason action. And it looks like the competition has actually lit a fire underneath Luke McCown, who looked great in the victory over Tennessee.
Whichever direction the coaching staff decides to go, it looks like this offense can survive for a few weeks if Brees’ is forced to miss time.