Found November 15, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Drew Brees
TEAMS: New Orleans Saints
So it seems that as soon as I give my vote of confidence to a certain player, they have a knack for underperforming. Last week’s article featured a picture of Buccaneers running back Doug Martin.  He followed up his monster week 9 with a pedestrian week 10, rushing for just 68 yards.  Martin did have 51 receiving yards, but failed to score for the first time since week 6. Two weeks ago, the headline image was of Arian Foster.  Foster is un-cursable and is the exception to the rule, racking up 228 total yards and a pair of TDs over the last two weeks. Three weeks ago was Vincent Jackson, who has a measly nine catches to go with a single score since then. In this column’s first running four weeks ago, the main story was Victor Cruz.  Throw out a 77-yard bomb in the game’s final seconds in week 7, and Cruz has fewer than 200 receiving yards and no touchdowns in that span.  Even with the huge play, Cruz has averaged a paltry 62 receiving yards per game since being featured in this colum...
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