As the game nears its commencement, pundits are still analyzing minuscule aspects of the game. Rituals galore will bring false senses of good feeling between now and 8:10 PM. This game holds high stakes, but the game within the game will determine all the marbles.
Tight End Jimmy Graham has become the Hercules of the NFL: a target of immense speed and unrivaled strength has never been seen before. Serving as Drew Brees’ security blanket, Graham could alone win this game for New Orleans.
To cover Graham, previous opponents have concocted various coverages. Matchup zones with a linebacker and safety covering Graham have been defeated, quelled emphatically by Graham’s dominant play. A strategy that has worked, however, has been placing a cornerback on Graham. The ideal candidate would be Cary Williams, the three-year, $17 million dollar man may finally repay Mr. Roseman for his investment.
While Williams occupies Graham, the threat of Drew Brees leaves a fear. With Earl Wolff Questionable for the game, S Patrick Chung may again start. Chung, who surrendered Dez Bryant’s late touchdown last week, will have to keep all playmakers in front of him.
Billy Davis’ gameplan may be the reason the Eagles win or lose the game. Time for Davis to prove any remaining critics wrong, and cement his name as the successor of the great Jim Johnson. Rest in peace, Jim.