3 must-watch Saints in the team’s season opener against the Bucs

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 22: Punt returner Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 22: Punt returner Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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Drew Brees

Heading into his 15th NFL season, the 41-year-old quarterback knows time is running out on his opportunity for a second Super Bowl appearance. Father Time is undefeated and Drew Brees is no exception.

Early reports from Training Camp say that Brees looks strong, healthy and ready for yet another successful season. Brees and wide receiver Michael Thomas have been nearly unstoppable, even against a much-improved Saints secondary.

Newcomer Emmanuel Sanders and Brees have been becoming familiar with one another and their chemistry is described as growing daily.

While we shouldn’t expect Brees to suddenly have the arm strength of a decade ago, it would be great to see him stretch the field early on in the season.

If Brees is unable to lead his receivers thirty to forty yards downfield in week 1, he surely won’t later in the year. If defenses don’t have to respect the Saints offense stretching the field, playoff success will be an uphill battle.

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With notoriously slow starts in recent years, Week 1 against Tampa Bay will set the tone for what we can expect in this unprecedented season.

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