I know that Payton was the play caller as the HC as an offensive minded OC, but what kind of role did Lombardi play in Drew Brees's development once he became a Saint? He joined the same year as Pete Carmichael, so I wonder who played what role in his development.
Also, lots of talk on POD is about Joseph Fauria, and our TE position being weaker this season if we lose Pettigrew, but after signing Lombardi people including I, think he could be the next Jimmy Graham based on his receiving talent, and measurables. Did Jimmy Graham actually have any connection whatsoever to Lombardi, or did Lombardi not work with Jimmy Graham at all? With Lombardi being a TE in college, that's why I ask.
How much did the talent level in New Orleans impact Brees's success? I know he had Colston, Lance Moore, Meachem, etc. so how much of that goes to Brees and his coaches or to the Wide Receivers and their coaches?
Finally, obviously he is only a QB coach, but how is he at in-game adjustments like halftime, and how is his sideline persona? Is he like Harbaugh all crazy and antics, or more calm. Is there any off-field incidents such as practices or personal life problems we should know about?
Thanks in advance for answering my questions! Also, I would like to know you're own personal opinion on what you guys think about him. Thanks!