That increased his NFL-leading total to 2,292 all-purpose yards for the season. Although former Saints tailback Reggie Bush is having his best statistical season with the Miami Dolphins, the Saints have been thrilled with their switch to Sproles. Both Sproles and Bush are similar home-run threats who can be the most explosive player on the field at times, Sproles has been a more consistent all-around producer than Bush was in New Orleans.
As contract negotiations have broken off with the New Orleans Saints, leaving his future in doubt as he completes what might be the greatest season a quarterback has ever had, can you imagine him in another city? Monday night is supposed to be a coronation of sorts. The Saints’ great rival, the Atlanta Falcons, will be in the Superdome, the country will be watching on Monday Night Football and if he accumulates a 305th passing yard, Brees will break Dan Marino’s single-season NFL record (5,084).
As we look ahead to Monday night’s game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, we should probably start thinking about play-action passing. It will be strength against strength because the Saints and Falcons both excel in this area. New Orleans’ Drew Brees leads the league in completion percentage (70.4) on play-action passing and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan is No. 3 at 69.7 percent.
Linebacker Jonathan Vilma says his New Orleans Saints teammates might have been grabbing Adrian Peterson’s injured left ankle, as the Minnesota Vikings running back claims. But, Vilma insists, the Saints never try to maliciously hurt anyone. In fact, corraling powerful, agile running backs around their ankles sometimes is the best way to tackle them.