Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Columnist
What’s up NOLA, again it’s ya people Fleur De Lis, giving it to you about how the Black and Gold is on a roll. They are tearing through all competitors and showing that they are one of the best if not the best team in the NFL. They have shown they have what it takes by knocking off two of the best teams in the Cowboys and the Seahawks. This week they did their thing against division rival the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put a spanking on ‘em 31-24.
This week Teddy showed he was ready throwing four touchdowns as he picked apart Tampa Bay’s secondary. The fans in the Superdome were ecstatic as chants of Teddy echoed throughout the game. Of course, everyone cannot wait for Drew to return, but as Teddy keeps putting up W’s fans are excited and supporting him and the team that is getting it done on both sides of the ball.
Saints all-pro receiver Michael Thomas also showed up finishing with 182 yards and two touchdown receptions on 11 catches. Dude was unstoppable, showing why he is one of the league’s best and earning his keep showing that he deserves his new multi-year deal worth nearly 100 million dollars. That’s what I’m talking about brother, get your paper.
On a different note the late Saints Defensive End Will Smith had his name placed in the Saints’ Ring of Honor at the center level of the dome before Sunday’s game next to the plaques of former players Archie Manning, Rickey Jackson, Willie Roaf and Morten Andersen.
It seemed his spirit was in the building and was an inspiration for a defense that sacked Tampa Bay’s quarterback Jamis Winston six times. It was an all-team affair, with everyone getting in on the action; Marcus Davenport got two of the sacks, Cam Jordan had one, Sheldon Rankings got one, tackle Malcom Brown and Carl Granderson also had one apiece.
The Saints are on a roll and fans who were apprehensive are now saying Teddy is ready and maybe the heir to Drew Brees’s legacy once he decides to hang it up. But we hope that is no time soon as we are ready for number 9 to get back on the field. This looks like this could be our year. Black and Gold all the way to the Super Bowl and we know Brees has what it takes to get us there.
But we know the march to Miami is a week to week thing, so who is next up? We will be facing the Jacksonville Jaguars with New Orleans native Leonard Fournette at running back. We know the boy is bad and a Purple Knight alum and LSU standout, but we’ve got Kamara, Teddy, Money Mike, and company that is guaranteed to light up the scoreboard. Also, a defense that will key on him and shut him down. Look what they did to Zeke Elliott, the two-time rushing champ, holding him on 18 carries for 35 yards in the Dallas game.
We all know we are a City with all kinds of flavor and this season, we have found a recipe to win as a team. Yeah, we know we got superstars, but it’s still a game of X’s and O’s, so shout outs also go to Sean Payton and company. Until next time this is Fleur De Lis, signing off. Also, don’t forget to get out and vote.