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November 29, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Richard Sherman explains why Drew Brees is elite

Not surprisingly, the Seahawks  heaped plenty of praise on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

But cornerback Richard Sherman offered an interesting examination of Brees, long considered one of the league’s top quarterbacks. Sherman was asked if Brees is one of the hardest guys to read from a defensive back perspective, and here’s what he had to say:

“I wouldn’t say he’s the hardest guy to read, but he’s definitely difficult,” Sherman said. “There are some plays where I don’t know if he knew where he was going at the read. That’s the sign of good quarterbacks, guys who can go through their progressions and make it all the way through their progressions. You can tell he didn’t say, ‘I’m going to this guy at the beginning of the play.’ He went all the way through his progressions, found the open guy and got it there. That’s what makes elite quarterbacks elite.”

The Saints enter Monday night’s game as the league’s third-highest scoring offense (27.7 points per game). The team one spot ahead of them? Seattle (27.8 points per game).

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