August 17, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
A good performance for the undrafted rookie who is fighting for a roster spot. He finished with 5 receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown through the air and three carries for 28 yards on the ground.
Henderson was the man that caught Drew Brees' lone touchdown pass. He displayed great concentration as he grabbed the difficult turn-around, back shoulder catch. He had 4 receptions for 31 yards and that touchdown catch on the night.
Chase Daniel(s) played that game in "Drew Brees fashion." He completed 16 of his 21 pass attempts for 185 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. His performance Friday night makes me feel a little bit better about him going in for Drew, God forbid that ever happens.
Both John Kasay and Garrett Hartley were perfect on the night. Kasay made two extra points. Hartley made his 37 yard field goal attempt and an extra point. It looks like Hartley might be pushing ahead in the kicking battle.
On his 53-yard touchdown reception, he displayed his burning speed. He was able to separate himself from the defender and was wide open to catch the deep bomb. That's exactly why the Saints held on to this guy. He needs to do that consistently. Morgan finished with 3 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.
The Offensive Line
The offensive line yielded three sacks to the Jacksonville defense. That is unacceptable. One of the sacks gave Who Dat Nation a scare as Drew Brees appeared to get up shaking off his arm. In order for Drew to have a long career in black and gold, he has to stay healthy. That starts with good blocking by the line.
The defense once again made a mediocre (at best) quarterback and offense look like Kurt Warner and the Greatest Show on Turf. Blaine Gabbert had only three incomplete passes and two touchdowns. Unlike last week, there was extremely poor tackling across the board. Looks like this squad still has to get acquainted to this new scheme.
Both of these guys were carted off the field. Chamberlain has been lost or the season with an ACL tear. The injury bug never fails.