Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (right) catches a pass in front of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 23-15. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Brees: Colston has a bunch of good years left


Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (right) catches a pass in front of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 23-15. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After a down year statistically speaking for Marques Colston, the New Orleans Saints wide receiver proved that he still has what it takes to play the position.

Facing a stiff Seattle Seahawks secondary in the divisional game, Colston hauled in 11 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown. The performance was more than enough to get Drew Brees reflecting on the wide outs career.

“He’s the prime example, for any young player coming in, that anything is possible. He came in as a seventh-round pick and after OTAs, you didn’t think he was going to make the team. And then he comes in, and all of a sudden he’s our No. 1 receiver going into the season in ’06. He does not get the credit he deserves. But he’s a quiet, soft-spoken, come-to-work, get-the-job-done kind of guy. The story is yet to be written. I think he still has a bunch of good years left.”

On the year, Colston failed to reach 1,000 yards for only the second time in his career. The other was in 2008 when he played only 11 games. He also tied a career low for touchdowns with five.

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  • ahrcshaw

    Good report, as it is very true too many people get put into a pigeon hole and its almost impossible to get them out no matter how good they are. Or its like a remark one of the top WR’s of a team responded to a question asked by a reporter. ” why did you not have good stats this game”? answer, ” I didn’t have the ball thrown to me”.