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Steve: 5 takeaways from Saints vs. Buccaneers

Steve Geller
November 06, 2017 - 11:46 am
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5 takeaways from Saints vs Buccaneers

 

1. Kid Kamara can cruise 

Can't stop, won't stop raving about the Saints rookie running back. He seems to make the highlight reel every week:

He finished the day against the Bucs with 152 total yards and 2 scores. It was another solid day for the 3rd round draft pick, especially after an early fumble. Kamara didn't let it faze him one bit. To me he sure feels like the centerpiece of this offense right now. 

 

2. Brees aging like a fine wine 

Any time someone brings up the fact that Drew Brees is a 38 year old quarterback, I roll my eyes.  Most 25 year olds wish they were ballin' like Brees this year:


​The "old man" leads the NFL in completion percentage (71.6%) and has thrown 14 TDs to just 4 INTs. Any so called Who Dat saying #9 is washed up and the team needs to move on better check yourself before you wreck yourself. Why be so worried about the QB of the future when you have a future Hall-of-Famer still playing on an elite level today?   

3. Where's Willie? 

Their apparently is no need for Snead. The WR has been suspended and hurt, but he worked his way back from a hamstring issue to become a non-factor in the offense. For the 2nd straight game, he wasn't even targeted. When he got a chance to contribute, he muffed a punt, which lead to Tampa's only TD of the day. Will we ever see Willie climb out the doghouse?  

4. Okafor is A-OK

Glory, hallelujah. The Saints FINALLY got a complement to Cam Jordan at defensive end. Alex Okafor has not only provided a much needed pass rushing prescence but has also proven solid against the run.  He had a memorable tackle for loss on Tampa running back Doug Martin yesterday and has racked up 3.5 sacks this year, which already matches his total from a year ago in Arizona. Okafor has also forced 2 fumbles, has 2 passes defended and 5 stuffs. He's turned out to be a great free agent acquistion. 

5. Vonn ringing the Bell 

Bell is part of the Black & Gold's Buckeye boys, and he has shown improvement in his sophmore season. Drafted in the 2nd round last year, the safety had probably the best game of his young NFL career against the Bucs. 

 

He forced that fumble and was credtied with 1/2 a sack, a pass break up and dished out 2 hits on the quaterback. Bell saw more playing time on Sunday when Kenny Vaccaro left the game with a groin injury.  Depth at safety is a stength of the Black & Gold.

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