Might as well get this thing "officially" started.
This week's rival site is Saints Revolution
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Deuce McAllister is done for the year with a torn ACL. Antowain Smith and Aaron Stecker will replace him. I'm not so worried about Smith, he's a 2/3 yards and a cloud of dust type runner. Stecker could be more dangerous since he has homerun speed. Neither are great runners, but pretty good #2s and considering how awesome
our run defense has been all season long, both are capable of combining for over 100 yards.
No ill will wished upon McAllister, but I can at least breath a sigh of relief. With our run defense's current play, you could almost guarantee McAllister would have rushed for over 100 yards this week, because he almost always does vs. ATL.
Another injury of note is RT Jammal Brown I believe is questionable this week. That means utility lineman Jamar Nesbit could take over at RT. Hopefully, unlike they did in Week 3 vs. Buffalo, Kerney can really take advantage of a backup RT.
Now we have questions of whether Vick will play. He's 3-0 vs. New Orleans, Schaub is 0-1. I'm confident Schaub can beat the Saints, but that doesn't mean I want to test my theory. I think Mora should start Vick, but possibly with him on a short leash. if the knee is a problem, then I think he should pull him.
We'll need to do a better job putting pressure on the QB this week. Brooks is much more prone to mistakes than Brady, and without a reliable running game to take pressure off him, we might actually rout the Saints for the first time in forever this week.
Early week prediction: