I got to step into Bobby's shoes on Thursday for our "QB to QB" chat with Saints quarterback Drew Brees
#9 said although he and the Coaches really do like to mix up the running and passing games, at times they've had to just start airing it out.
"(It depends upon) how much time to we have, how many points do we have to score, how much ground to we have to make up," Drew told me. "Going into the early 4th quarter, and all of a sudden we're down 31-7, and it's like, 'OK, we've got to throw the ball to get back into this thing, and hope for some big plays.' That's obviously not what you want, I felt like we waiting as long as we could just because we really wanted to be able to execute our offense...mix the run and pass, and utilize the clock...but we just got too far behind."
Drew said he sees a lot of talent on the Eagles squad coming into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday night.
"I see a ton of playmakers on both sides of the ball. Obviously as we focus on their defense, their defense has done a good job taking the ball away and getting pressure on the quarterback...and really all around have done very well. They've been put in some tough positions this year, but they play well together, very aggressive...they do some things that can give you some problems."
He also told me that a prime-time experience on MNF is just what the team needs right now.
"I think just the Monday night experience, the history of it, the tradition, just knowing how many big games, how many crucial games have taken place on Monday Night...That fact that America is watching, it's prime time. The fact that we're able to play in the Dome in front of our own fans, at a time when we need something good to happen. We want to get another streak going here. That's really what it's all about. So, we're excited about it, can't wait to be back in the Dome. It's been almost a month...We're excited to get back in front of the Who Dat Nation again."