Three years ago when the Minnesota Vikings lost to the New Orleans Saints 20-9, the Vikings were victimized by a slow start and a long scoring drive late in the game by Drew Brees and Co.
As evidenced by that game, dropping linebackers into coverage and giving Brees time to pass might be a losing strategy.
Here’s the video evidence.
Dropping LBs and letting him scan field is suicide mission.. Brees MANIPULATES LBs/S and WILL CREATE his own throwing lanes!
BLITZ HIS ASS! pic.twitter.com/3BxTvZbIlK
— Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) September 11, 2017