Saints To Host Jimmy Graham And The Seahawks
The Saints passing game faces a major test this Sunday against Seattle. The Seahawks have become one of the best teams in the league, because of how they defend the pass. New Orleans Quarterback Drew Brees says Seattle’s defense doesn’t have a weak link.
"You just have to be your absolute best when it comes to execution and put youself in favorable positions as an offense making sure you're in third and manageable situations and you're understanding the pressure and just making sure you get positive plays."
Sunday’s game also marks the return of tight end Jimmy Graham to the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Seahawks tight end’s first five seasons in the NFL were in New Orleans where he caught 51 touchdown passes. Since then he’s only caught three. Brees says it will be weird to see Graham in an opposing uniform.
"Obviously we had a lot of good years here with Jimmy, hated to see him go we were close and he was close with a lot of guys and we all loved Jimmy and we understand things like that happen in this league. I'm sure he's going to be pretty ampled up to be back, but I know our fan base loved what he did for New Orleans and for our team. There is a lot of love there."
During the 2015 offseason, the Saints traded Graham and a fourth round pick to Seattle for a late first-round choice and center Max Unger. Brees says Unger has played better then he could ever envision.
"Not only just his production, but his leadership ability and his toughness and the presence he brings to the locker room and to that offensive line room and to our team. He is tremendous, he was voted a captain this year and that was an easy decision, easy choice because he represents everything you'd want in a captain."