Can Colston be Marquee For the Saints in ‘07?

 

Marques Colston is in a place he has never been in before, the spotlight. With Joe Horn goine to the Falcons this has the recieving core for the Saints young and unproven. To fill Horn’s shoes they addressed the need during the first round of the draft, as they took Robert Meachem from Tennessee after a huge year where he broke numerous school records. On the downside to that it was Meachem’s only really big year so we’ll have to wait and see about Meachem’s success in the NFL.

Colston needs to be a number one recieving threat for the Saints offense with other recievers being unproven or not having the talent to step into the number one role. This of course will be no easy task as last year Colston flew under people’s radar for most of the year while racking up 1038 yards and 8 T.D.’s in 14 games for the Saints in ‘06. This year Colston will get more attention from secondaries then Eva Longoria at a Spurs game. That will be the tough part for Colston who will not have a proven wideout at the other end of the field to help spread the defense.

Colston may have an adjustment period this season where he gets used to defenses game planning mainly on him. Marques can handle himself though, with his 6′4 frame you can toss a ball into the endzone and he will come down with it nine times out of ten. Another plus for Colston is the running duo of Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush in the backfield. Bush occasionally will be sent into a slot or wideout positon to help against defensive game planning.

Now its up to the second year player out of Hofstra to show us he can be the main man in New Orleans. Colston is no longer second fiddle in this offense, now he is counted on to be first chair violinist if the Saints want a shot at taking the division crown.


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