Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Brees gets another "very Brady'' comparison
By Pat Yasinskas
Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
My vote for guy I’d least like to be in the NFL this week goes to Buffalo defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. He’s got to worry about Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints coming to town Sunday and that’s not a pleasant thought for any coordinator.
But give Fewell credit for taking a little time away from building a bomb shelter to speak to the Buffalo media on Wednesday. The comparisons of Brees to New England’s Tom Brady and Indianapolis’ Peyton Manning have been flying for several weeks already and I’m one of those who thinks Brees is the league’s best quarterback right now.
The Buffalo media asked Fewell specifically to compare Brees to Brady, who is part of Buffalo’s division.
“When I watched the tape I thought about that and I said 'wow’,'’’ Fewell said. “It was a day that you just kind of were in awe to a large degree because that offense is so efficient and they are clicking on all cylinders. They do have that powered offense like the Patriots did two years ago.’’
So how do you counter that? Well, Fewell isn’t going to give away his game plan, but it sounds like the blitz might not be a big part of Sunday’s package.
“Not very many people blitz against this guy,’’ Fewell said. “When you look at it, this quarterback is really a cerebral guy. He knows where it’s coming from and he gets it out quick. I think in two ball games there might’ve been a total of 17 pressures against him because he just beats you and hurts you with it. I’m still studying how you solve this efficient quarterback because he’s a coach on the field with a great arm.’’