Sunday, April 30

Thunder and Lighting: Saints Style

Reggie Bush would seem to be a no-brainer for most any NFL team. The Houston Texans were not one of those teams.

Houston's loss is New Orleans gain (which is ironically opposite of the post-Katrina pilgrimage). Passing on Bush is akin to passing on Labron James. You just don't do it.

As the ESPN talking heads have said, if both of the top two picks in the 2006 Draft live up to their hype, Mario Williams will never have as big of an impact, on or off the field as El Presidente, Reggie Bush.

Where does this development leave the Saints?

With past and future Pro-Bowlers at the biggest skilled positions and one seriously exciting offense!

A source close to the Drew Brees rehab here at Birmingham's St. Vincent's Hospital (Dr. Andrews' and Dr. LeMack's offices) says that Brees is coming along smoothly and that he should be physically back to his Pro Bowl form before the preseason gets ramped up.

Just imagine:

Brees under center calling an audible...

Bush and McAllister shift from an I-back to a one-back with Bush now moving into the slot, flanked by Joe Horn, Donte Stallworth and Michael Lewis on the outside.

As a defense, what do you do? Who do you key on? What can you expect?

It doesn't sound like fun for D-coordinators, but Deuce seems to enjoy the thought of sharing the backfield with another dynamic athlete.

Some say it will take the pressure off his shoulders and extend his career by a few years. All I know is that if these guys can get along and share the ball like I think they will, the possibilities are endless for this offense. The Saints now have two explosive backs that can catch as well as they run. While one of them will lower his shoulder and run over you, the other will juke and run around you.

This is what New Orleans Fans are really getting excited about...

The New Thunder and Lightning:

Thunder - Deuce McAllister - 6'1", 232, 4.41 speed (2 Pro Bowls)

Lightning - Reggie Bush - 5'11", 200, 4.35 speed

Can The Saints find a way to screw this one up? Sure, but they may be in the best position, at least offensively, that they've ever known.

Like new H.C. Sean Payton said, "It's a good problem to have."

Mark it down: Monday Night Football - Sept. 25th - Falcons @ Saints

This Homecoming just got a lot bigger!

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