OPENING HIT: I know, I know--it was only against the Raiders. But you had to be impressed with the Saints on Sunday night in Oakland.
Particularly two aspects of the Saints. The first being the irrepressible Drew Brees who has to be part machine. A lockout, one of the leaders of the union in a bitter labor dispute, little off-season organized activities outside the few arranged -- by him -- he's freaking incredible. In three long drives against the Raiders he led the Saints to two touchdowns and a field goal. He looked incredible like he's been practicing non-stop for the past six months.
The other interesting aspect about this team? It's depth. The coach may be a jerk and a bully but he and that front office sure do know how to put together a total team. They have 418 running backs, all good, solid receiving staff, talent pretty much everywhere.
I hear you. I got it. It was the Raiders. But I'm still impressed with New Orleans
YOU KNOW WHY? Just because.
HAMSTRUNG: I don't blame Arian Foster for responding to a certain radio toad but there is definitely some legitimate concern regarding Foster's hamstring injury. They are among the most irritating and troubling injuries for skill position players. They can last for weeks and even large swaths of the season. I think Foster knows this and is frustrated by it which accounts for his Twitter outburst. The Texans are saying Foster is day-to-day but this could be something that lingers for some time.