Originally Posted by Fiddler
Regardless what the numbers said, the Falcons got after Drew Brees.
No they didn't.
I finish watching the game on NFL Rewind.
For the most part, Brees had a LOT of time in the pocket.
The Saints had a gazillion of pass attempts deep.
Brees was sacked twice, both times off the right edge.
On the first one, the RT was really late and basically stood up way too high like a statue. Brees had plenty of room to step up, but he wasn't aware of the pass rush. He was getting ready to get set to throw the ball and Abraham came in just past the 2-sec mark. (And Abraham is a good veterean.)
On the second one, the RT was hindered by his own man, the RB.
The edge guy didn't get to Brees until after the 3-sec mark.
Other than that, Brees had 4 or more seconds in the pocket at least 70% of the time.
That never happened with Stafford.