Fellow Saints fans, I was also excited to see Chase Daniel play a week ago. I thought he managed the game well. I thought he showed some zip on his passes. He was definitely accurate and yes at times, he did look a bit like Drew Brees. Now that a week has gone by and I have time to see the game 2 more times, a few big things hit me...
1. It's Preseason football - There are some players that look like HOF'ers every year around this time and then they dissapear into the well of mediocrity and annonymity. D. Coordinators are not throwing their best stuff at the offense and not to mention that some of the guys in the game know that they're auditioning for the practice squad at best!
2. Houston Texans - Not exactly known as a defensive juggernaut, I would expect that my son's HS team QB could come into the Dome with the Saints talent and look like a pretty good back up.
3. Guru Payton - Sean Payton brought in Patrick Ramsey and drafted Sean Canfield for a reason. He sees this guy a lot more than we do and felt it warranted to bring in an experienced back up QB. Besides, I liked what I saw from Ramsey against a much more talented Patriots defense.
In closing, I'm saying sorry folks! Patrick Ramsey is the back-up QB on this team and Chase will have to wait his turn. Not that I don't think that this kid has potential, but I would much rather a veteran calling the signals in the catastrophic event that Drew goes down. Ohhh it hurt to type it! Madden curse stay away!!!