The Buzz: Brees, Ronald Jones, Brown, Daniel Jones

Saints quarterback Drew Brees drops back to pass against the Vikings during an NFC playoff game.


It’s been over a month since Drew Brees was severely beat up by the San Francisco 49ers – 11 broken ribs and a punctured lung. Brees has missed four games. The question this week in New Orleans is will Brees miss a 5th game. The Saints host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees. Oh boy. “Every game is important, but obviously, I just think where we are in our journey as a team, there’s a lot to play for each and every week,” Brees said. “And you get to play against arguably one of the best teams in the NFL right now in the Chiefs with one of the best quarterbacks, so it’s a great challenge. If you love football, you love these kinds of challenges.” – via


It’s been a rough couple of days for Tampa Bay running back Ronald Jones. He broke his little finger (The Czar prefers to not use “pinkie”) in Sunday’s game, had surgery to fix the finger on Tuesday, and on Wednesday was placed on the COVID list. Jones wasn’t ruled out for the Bucs Week 15 game against Atlanta after the surgery, and no update on that status after hitting the COVID list, but if you’re getting ready for a fantasy playoff game, you better not plan on having Jones in your lineup. – Yahoo


It might be a good thing for the Baltimore Ravens that their offense isn’t based on Lamar Jackson throwing the football. Teams that throw need guys that catch, and the Ravens may not have very many of those Sunday against the Jaguars. – CBSSports


Perhaps Daniel Jones and his injured hamstring needed to sit out more than one game. Instead, Jones played Sunday against Arizona, didn’t move as well as he usually does, and injured his ankle. It means that Jones status for the Sunday Night extravaganza with the Browns is iffy. If Jones can’t go, it’ll be Colt McCoy starting for the Giants against the team that drafted him and gave him a chance to start in the NFL. Oh, the drama. –