It is only week 2 but there is an early leader in the clubhouse for defensive play of the year. In the New Orleans Saints game this afternoon verse the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Drew Brees threw a pick six that was as impressive a return as you will see.
Early in the 4th quarter, with the Bucs trailing the Saints 13-7, Mason Foster picked off a Brees pass and rumbled for 85 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. The play involved weaving through would be blockers and tacklers and a finishing dive into the endzone.
Apparently Foster has a history of playing the running back position and those skills were on full display during his return. The level of clutch of this play cannot be understated either as Brees was driving and the Saints were already in field goal range.
That being said, the pass by Brees was pretty bad. It appears that Jimmy Graham either ran the wrong route, or Brees thought that Foster was actually on his team either way, this play looks like it could be the dagger that topples the Saints and earns the Bucs an upset win.