A good defense? Bah why stop there. I'm saying it- this defense is ELITE. Need proof? We just held one of the elite QBs in the league (and one who had his way with us in 09) to under 50% completion%. Think about that- we're talking about a guy who set the record for completion% for a season. And I was looking over his game log- since he came to the Saints, he's only had 2 other games where his comp% was less than 50% and one was back in 06 when he wasn't as great as he is now. And that game in 06 was also the last time where he was held under 50% comp% and under 20 completions. It just doesn't happen to Brees, not with the weapons he has. And speaking of those weapons, holding Jimmy Graham catchless? Are you ****ing serious? This guy was ******** on the league. Comes in leading the league in receiving yards and we hold him catchless. Hasn't happened since 2010 when he was a rookie in his first 2 games...And then there's also the fact that the Saints #2 receiving option- Colston had 1 reception for 11 yards. Again, simply amazing. Some of the stuff the defense did yesterday just does not happen to the Saints. Ever. And we aren't talking about one of those ****** *** offenses like the Jets or Bucs where you can say "yeah but the QB sucks". Nope, Brees is one of the best and our defense made him look bad. Jimmy Graham is one of the best receiving options, if not the best and likewise, we made him look real bad.
I don't know what else this D needs to prove to show we're elite. Are we the 85 Bears? Obviously not. But defenses like those don't exist anymore. By my definition, elite is among the top 3 or 4 and I really believe we have one of the top 3 or 4 defenses right now. Only 2 that I see that are probably better are Seattle and KC (both do have more talent) and yet have we seen either of those teams do what we just did to Brees yet? Nope.
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