• Drew Brees: Matt Ryan among NFL's elite

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Sep 3, 2014
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan recently told ESPN.com he studies Drew Brees and several of the other elite quarterbacks around the league Ryan's words were relayed to Brees via conference call Wednesday as the Saints prepare to face the Falcons Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Brees' response showed how much respect he has for Ryan's game. Atlanta Falcons veteran pass-rusher Osi Umenyiora has dropped his share of games against New Orleans Saints gunslinger Drew Brees When Umenyiora first encountered Brees in 2005, his New York Giants lost to Brees' San Diego Chargers . "I think both Drew and Matt do a great job of taking care of their bodies and they really study the game. Since Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan entered the NFL six years ago, he's thrown for 23,000 yards, won 60 games, missed only two starts and taken his team to the brink of a Super Bowl just two years ago. "I think if you approach practice as if it's game-like, so your mind is there, and the speed and the intensity with which you're playing is there, it's as if you did take the reps."
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Falcons QB Matt Ryan has been one of NFL's best since 2008

      if Ryan duplicates the numbers from his first six seasons in his next six, his numbers in 2019 will be remarkably similar to Drew Brees' stats today.
      Source: nola.com
  • Saints' Brees declares himself '100 percent'

    METAIRIE, La. -- Not that there was any doubt after Drew Brees looked so good in his only preseason performance two weeks ago. But the New Orleans Saints quarterback officially declared himself "100 percent" healthy Wednesday after recovering …
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Falcons' Umenyiora tired of losing to Brees

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons veteran pass-rusher Osi Umenyiora has dropped his share of games against New Orleans Saints gunslinger Drew Brees. When Umenyiora first encountered Brees in 2005, his New York Giants lost to Brees' San Diego Charge…
    Source: ESPN.com

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