Found September 23, 2012 on MyTeamRivals.com:
Everybody knew that Peyton Manning is great, but perhaps it took us witnessing the team without him last year to realize just how valuable he is. We are getting the same thing this year with the other Payton (with an “a”), Sean, the coach of the Saints. In a season already filled with surprises, the biggest shocker in Week 3 is the same thing from the opener, how disappointing the New Orleans Saints are. We all know they are 0-3, including two losses at home where they were 8-0 in 2011. Obviously, the whole Bountygate mess has hurt an already bad defense. They simply cannot stop the run, and it’s going from bad to worse. Against the Redskins they allowed 153 yards (3.5 per carry). The Panthers ran for 219 yards (5.3 avg), and this week the Chiefs went wild for 273 yards, over SIX yards per carry! Many people, myself included, figured Drew Brees is as good a coach and leader on the field as you need, but that clearly is not the case. Drew Brees and the offense are not getting it done...
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