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5 Reasons Why New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Will Bounce Back in 2015

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Aug 8, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

4. Dynamic weapons 

Some people, who obviously are not familiar enough with the way Drew Brees works, believe the Saints’ offense is doomed after parting ways with Jimmy Graham.  Stop right there.  Brees has the uncanny ability to make everybody around him better, so we’ll leave it at that for now.

When New Orleans drafted WR Brandin Cooks last year, they received the most versatile player the city has seen since Reggie Bush.  The speed alongside Kenny Stills (also traded away) was certainly intriguing, but Sean Payton and company felt the team was better off heading in a different direction.

Losing Darren Sproles prior to last season hurt, and it showed.  His speed and versatility out of the backfield were crucial.  Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet were viable options, but now they’re gone.

Well, the Saints went on to sign C.J. Spiller this offseason.  Aside from his Pro Bowl campaign in 2012, Spiller hasn’t found sustained NFL success, but that’s the backfire you get for playing in a subpar Buffalo Bills offense.

The Saints are the perfect fit, and according to Spiller, he would have been ‘foolish’ not to consider them.  He said he’s studied this offense for years, and the way they utilized Bush and Sproles played a big part in his final decision to sign.

Explosive, dynamic and versatile are all words you can use to describe Spiller and Cooks.  Now, you have that capacity both in the receiving corps and out of the backfield.  Expect both of these guys to eat up targets from Drew Brees this upcoming season and make the big plays happen, making the quarterback’s job much easier.

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