Saints quarterback Drew Brees predicts either Andrew Luck or Darren Sproles will win comeback player of the year. Luck’s shoulder injury has kept him out of game action since January 1, 2017, and Sproles tore an ACL and broke an arm in Week 3 last season.
I’m calling it right now: It’s either [Luck] or Darren Sproles for NFL comeback player of the year, Brees said on 1070 The Fan, via the Indianapolis Star. I’m just calling it right now.
Regarding Luck’s shoulder injury, Brees has been there, rehabbed that.
Dinner. On Wednesday the rookies wrapped up the program with a dinner at Rams legend Eric Dickerson’s house. The night before they ate at Wood Ranch Restaurants CEO Eric Anders’s house. Again, the idea was to show the players everything they have right down the street in Southern California.
Here’s a guy who’s an entrepreneur, has 17 restaurants in the area with a couple more set to open up, so that was an opportunity to see how he’s been successful, McClendon said. So you saw five or six guys exchange info with him, and pick his brain on how he’s been so successful. And at Eric Dickerson’s house, talk to him about how he was so successful as a player, and made sure he was on top of his game at all times.
Listen, that’s his opinion. We don’t play each other this year, right? At the end of the day, it’s an opinion and he doesn’t have to back that up. I respect his right to have an opinion — he coached in the NFL — but I mean, come on, there’s no science to knowing who’s going to handle success well or not.
Long said the Eagles already have turned the page on last season, which produced the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. They would love to make more history by becoming the first team since the 2004 Patriots to repeat.
We need to show up and realize we have a target on our back, Long said. And the hardest thing is, there’s going to be reminders of how great we were last year all through the summer and even into the fall. They’re going to lower the [championship] banner Week 1. And that is what it is. That has nothing to do with what we do Week 1 or Week 2 or all the way through Week 17. It doesn’t give us a right to play in the postseason. It’s totally irrelevant. But the fans should enjoy it. And we have to separate ourselves from that buzz that’s going on that, deservedly so, the city gets to enjoy.