Was he perfect? Not even close.
Was the 12-10 showing against the Cowboys possibly the most boring offensive display in team history? Without a doubt. But at the end of the day, all Ol’ Teddy Two Gloves needed to do was find a way to win. And, he did, five times in a row.
The minute Drew Brees’ thumb bounced off Aaron Donald’s helmet, a shockwave of panic went rippling through the Saints’ fanbase. Many began wondering aloud if the Saints were even capable of qualifying for the playoffs without Brees.
While lackluster play from the rest of the NFC South may have provided a cushion, the team needed that five-game stretch to prove to not only the rest of the league, but to themselves, that they are a well-rounded force to be reckoned with.
Watching Teddy’s Saints gave us undeniable proof that Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton have done a stellar job putting a depth chart together, and Saint’s fans can now rest assured that the Saints will be competitive for years to come.
Though it ultimately ended in disappointment, the 2019-2020 campaign hindered entirely on that five-game stretch. Imagine if the team had gone 0-5? Or even 4-1? In an NFC race that came down to the last game, not a single win could be spared.
Teddy got the call and he answered big time.