New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills could likely come into his own today as the team takes on the Arizona Cardinals. While the Cardinals have star cornerback Patrick Peterson and developing star Tyrann Mathieu, Stills could still have a big game as the game is inside and quarterback Drew Brees has a knack of spreading the ball all over the field and making any of his pass catchers into a target that opposing teams’ offensive coordinators have to game plan for.
While teams will likely game plan for Marcus Colston and Jimmy Graham first and foremost, they would be foolish if not careless if they didn’t pay attention to Stills, as he looks like he has the speed to make opposing team’s secondary blush in envy. Stills isn’t the biggest receiver on the field at 6-foot-1 and weighing in at 194 pounds. However, besides the speed that he has been blessed with, he has great shiftiness which can create chances for him to get open more times than not.
As most receivers find out after playing in college, the first year transition is difficult for them as they are picking up the game speed, which is much faster than previous levels of competition. Also in the league, there are no games where a team takes off or easy because it’s an easy game on their schedule as the saying goes that any given Sunday one team can defeat another and it seems the parity has gotten smaller year by year so every game means something now.