Here is a Hypothetical QB question to foster debate about a past decision. I was reading an article on the third best QB in the league behind Brady and Manning. Their opinion was Drew Brees at the three spot. With that assumption here is my question for debate, how well do you think Drew would have faired if he was subjected to the rigors and pains of the Dolphins mismanagement in the past years?
I have mixed opinions on how well Drew would have done with the Phins in 06. He had almost as much to work with offensively as the Saints. Would Chambers still be around? Would Nick Satan still be around? Would the Dolphins have been 1-15 in 07 leading to the Big Tuna and new regime?
I do have the facts thou, Marques Colston out performs Chris Chambers head to head there is no doubt but is Colston better or does Brees get him the ball in a manor more conducive to YAC?
McAllister and Bush are no better in 06 & 07 than Brown and Morris in 06 and Brown and committee in 07 head to head they match up well. In fact the Dolphins averaged 4.1Y/A for both years compared to 3.7Y/A for New Orleans. Bush’s receiving yards are the main difference, racking up 742 in 06 but in 07 Brown is on the same pace with much less to work with at QB. What happens if Brown is healthy with Brees throwing him the pig skin in 06 & 07? I would argue back to back 1800 combine yard seasons from scrimmage is not a stretch.
The Dolphins D gives up 10100 yards over 06 and 07 and the Saints give up 10487 yards. While the glaring difference is Offense, where the Dolphins gain a putrid 9560 to the Saints 12044, it makes me ask if the Phins had singed Brees would their offense have been that much better or would Brees be that much worse?
I ask these questions just to make myself think a little and not to burn too much cranium power, I kill enough with beer, but just think about how one decision leads to the butterfly effect. If Miami had signed Brees would Tuna and Co. be in Miami at all? Would the drastic changes brought to Miami even have occurred? How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie pop? The world may never know! :beer1: