The Drew Brees Stiff Arm is Legendary
Yeah, Robert Meachem’s amazing hustle will be what’s remembered most from that crazy touchdown during the Redskins/Saints game, but if not for Drew Brees and his stiff arm of steel, the pass would never have gotten off. It’s not often you see a 6 foot tall, 210-pound quarterback shuck a 6-4, 234 pound defensive end off like he was merely an annoying gnat.
Running backs, sure, but quarterbacks? Ones not named Dante Culpepper or Ben Roethlisberger — that is, the bigger, stouter quarterbacks? Yeah, that just doesn’t happen too often.
Granted, the chaos of the play after the pass was made will be what everybody remembers, especially Saints fans, but you shouldn’t discount just how important the Drew Brees Stiff Arm was in relation to the play. If he doesn’t buy himself that extra second, the play doesn’t even happen and Meachem doesn’t get a chance to snatch the ball away from Kareem Moore’s less-than-adequate grip.