Yes our defense has been lousy, but it has been lousy for the last two years actually. The defense has had a habit of poor tackling since the SB season.
With that being said, in the past, the offense has had the ability to move the ball at will on any team. It is NOT all Brees fault, but in all of the games he and the offense have went three and out far to frequent than we ALL would have come to expect from them.
Bottom line, I think the article and talking heads thought that without having Payton, Drew Brees would still be able to carry the team at least on offense....Drew have been able to put up yards and pts, but I think we all can admit that the offense is not what we are used to seeing. The situational play-calling has been terrible, but being the All-Pro that Brees is I would think he would audible out of those Play-Calls, like a Manning, Brady, or even Rodgers, but he hadn't.
I still think the season is savageable. We will turn it around this weekend.
I like the personnel I saw on the field last Sunday. On 3rd downs I think we should move Harper to LB and put Qudus at strong safety more often and play a front four of Galette, Johnson, Hicks, Jordan more often. This group gets more pressure from what I have seen.
This post was edited on 10/5 at 9:52 am