Blues on the Bayou?

By Jim Coventry

One game has been played this season and nothing should be determined about this or future seasons based on such a small sample size, but if you’ve been reading my posts, you’ve probably recognized a theme: I try to put the reader into thinking mode about the keeper issues of the day.

So, today will be no exception to my philosophy.

Going into this season, the key Saints players were considered great options for keeper leagues and redraft leagues alike, and most likely, that consideration has been earned. I had my own questions about the Saints as the season went on last year and I think now is as good a time as any to share those concerns. What I hope the reader will do is hear my take on these players and hold it up to your opinions and make a good decision on each of them.

First of all, I have seen many amazing things happen in the course of my life when people had a cause to rally behind. My first significant memory was the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team, which faced insurmountable odds to win the gold medal. If you’re too young to remember that team, you [...]

My top take-back

Overall, it was a pretty good opener for the players we spun positively this year, but if I had to pick one take-back call, I think I’d go Reggie Brown. Now, we did lower him fairly significantly a couple of weeks ago, but I’m still very frustrated by Brown and wish I moved him down a little lower into the mid-20s. We did stress how this could be a tough matchup for him playing against man coverage, but Brown needs to step up right now and show he can beat man coverage because if he doesn’t he will see it more and more.

In addition, the vibes aren’t exactly great on offense with Philly, especially if you saw Donovan McNabb limping out of the stadium last night like Fred G. Sanford. Brown’s going to be okay if McNabb is, but I’m not feeling all that great right now on Brown. 

And yes, I am fully aware that Deion Branch didn’t catch a pass, although he had a couple thrown to him in the red zone. Keep in mind that reliable receivers are hard to come by. It was a bad game, but Branch is very talented, he’s the clear #1 and in the best spot in the offense [...]

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