Three games can seem like forever. Especially after the miserable offensive output the Saints had in Weeks 1 and 2. But now Willie Snead is back.
The New Orleans Saints will travel to London, England to take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Saints fans have much to be excited for. Let’s take a look at why the Saints organization along with its fans should be jubilant. Two words: Willie Snead.
The Saints are coming of an impressive first win of the season by defeating the Carolina Panthers on the road 34-13. With a win like this and the addition of Willie Snead, IV, Drew Brees has a top five route runner to throw the ball to. Snead is coming off a three game suspension as a result of a DUI charge earlier this past summer.
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With Snead playing in a three or four receiver set, the Dolphins will be challenged in containing both Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. on the outside with Snead playing in the slot. Let’s not forget that Drew Brees loves to pass the football in spots and Snead is the best receiver to get it done.
Snead has been the missing piece to the offense. Brandon Coleman and Ted Ginn, Jr. are serviceable receivers. But defenders will have to concentrate on Snead more which will open up the running game or one of their receivers on the outside.
The balanced attack in the run game has featured Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara sharing carries. And with receivers Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn, Jr., on the outside, Drew Brees should have no issues in helping the team move down the field and score touchdowns.
Once again, this is a must win game for the Saints. They have to carry the momentum from last week’s game onto Sunday to break even with a 2-2 start before the bye week.
It’s not impossible to accomplish this feat, but everyone must trust each other to get it done.