Willie Snead more than holding his own-- Mon Aug 8 5:10 pm --
Former UDFA clearly in QB's "circle of trust"
If there were any concerns about Willie Snead being trumped by some of the newcomers at receiver, those concerns have evaporated. Snead has looked even better than last season, and itís clear heís right in the middle of Breesí circle of trust. When things were going poorly Saturday with Brandin Cooks sidelined, Snead was the receiver Brees locked in on to carry the offense. Snead should remain an important member of the offense. If he doesnít get enough targets to flirt with 1,000 yards again, it wonít be because of regression. It will be because the offense has more weapons.(New Orleans Advocate)
FF Today's Take:The other weapons being most notably second-round rookie Michael Thomas and free-agent signing Coby Fleener. As the writer suggests, more weapons - and not regression - will likely be the reason Snead falls short of his 69-984-3 from a season ago. While Snead is unlikely to finish as the WR32 in PPR again this season, he should still be a more-than-serviceable low-end WR3 or high-floor WR4.