Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux (40) against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cowboys 26-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Amazing is one way to describe the play from cornerback Delvin Breaux this year. Surprising is another way to label him, as he is a rookie transfer from the Canadian Football League who suffered a life-threatening neck injury at his New Orleans high school in 2006. The injury ended his ride to LSU and delayed his football career until 2012.
All that adversity seems to have been fuel for Breaux, who has been one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL in his first year. And he’s doing it all while playing for his hometown Saints. Again, amazing.
He still has some kinks to work out, but it has been an epic first season for the New Orleans native. He’ll now be tested against Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, a very tricky pass-catching duo.
With both Keenan Lewis and now Damian Swann on injured reserve, Breaux doesn’t have much help. It’ll be up to him to lead the way in the cornerback department, and pray that Brandon Browner, Kyle Wilson and Brian Dixon give him some rare assistance. The “Breaux Show” must show and welcome his opponents to his treacherous island of doom. Otherwise, it could get ugly on defense, again…
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