It didn’t take long for Drew Brees to connect with his favorite new toy when New Orleans Saints training camp kicked off this morning. According to Larry Holder of nola.com, Rookie WR Brandin Cooks apparently made a spectacular catch after the ball thrown by the Pro-Bowl QB was a bit late. The Black and Gold’s first-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft adjusted, got in front of rookie safety Ty Zimmerman and leaped into the air to make the catch while falling back.
Cooks was also fielding Thomas Morstead‘s sky-high punts with fellow wide receiver Joe Morgan, who is looking for a bounce-back season after missing all of 2013 with a torn meniscus and partial ACL tear. The thought of Cooks, Morgan and sophomore Kenny Stills on the field at the same time should be frightening to the opposing teams that are matched up with New Orleans this year.
Drew Brees, now 35 years old, is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, in an interview this morning, he said that he felt like he was only 25 years old. When asked about how long he has left, he said that he could go for another 10 years. Obviously that’s a little farfetched, but Saints fans should be excited about the confidence their All-Pro quarterback is exuding. With a versatile target in Cooks, Brees and the New Orleans’ offense could be on their way to another record-breaking performance in 2014.
Not like the feeling ever left, but now that training camp has returned and the new football season is just around the corner, you can really sense the electricity in the air. It’s almost game time and Who Dat Nation is ready to rock and roll.