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Film Notes: Why Brees is special

Saints QB has unique skills and knows how to get the most out of his weapons

Originally Published: December 30, 2011
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

After breaking down film, Scouts Inc. gives its take on what to watch in the NFL this weekend:

1. Drew Brees is doing it all: Yes, Brees broke Dan Marino's record in Week 16, but the way he did it was very impressive. He is completing passes on all three levels -- short, intermediate and deep -- and he uses all of his receivers. He is the best QB in the NFL at recognizing and then dictating good one-on-one matchups. He can pass out of every formation and is especially productive with run-oriented, two-back looks.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.

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