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05-05-2011, 03:54 PM
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Another bad argument.
Drew Brees was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers. He went 8-8 in his first year there.
In in his second year with San Diego, the Chargers finished 4-12 and Brees was replaced at QB with Doug Flutie.
San Diego had so much confidence in Brees that they then traded for Philip Rivers to replace him, which he eventually did, after a money dispute.
As for the Saints being 3-13 and then going to 10-6 you neglected to mention a couple of things.
First, the year before Brees went to New Orleans the city, and the team, was dealing with affects of Hurricane Katrina which devastated them.
If you look at the year before that, in 2004, they were a team that finished 8-8. So they weren't a bad team to begin with.
In the year after they acquired Brees, his 2nd with them, they finished 7-9 and in 3rd place in their division and out of the playoffs.
The year after that, they went 8-8 and finished dead last in their division and again missing the playoffs.
So, your argument is that Brees didn't immensely improve the NO Saints? The reason their record wasn't great was because the Saints defense was putrid. It improved to merely bottom of the mediocre group (20th in the NFL) and they won a SB.
Look dude, your evaluation of the QB position is one of the worst sports arguments I've ever read.
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