Because we all knew that shit wasn't happening. And it didn't. Brees fell 16 yards short of breaking Dan Marino's record of 5,084 passing yards in a single season (set back in 1984 when the rules didn't favor Randy Moss-like pushing off and mugging cornerbacks while trying to catch a pass). And earlier this week, Brees acknowledged that he had no business getting anywhere near that record.
"It's meant to be broken by a team going to the playoffs, when it's on a touchdown on a game-winning drive," Brees said. "That record deserves a lot of respect. The guy who holds it is one of the best of all time.
Brees is a smart guy for saying that. He knows that you just don't tug on Superman's cape, or piss in the wind, or tempt the Gods, or quote Jim Croce songs. Because you'll get good and fucked if you do that. Still, what Brees did was mighty impressive and he remains one of the best quarterbacks playing right now. The Saints are one of the most unstoppable, high-powered offenses in the NFL and they are lucky to have him.
So in closing, I'd like to say that I hope Nick Saban's ear turns into his asshole and that he shits all over his neck. Did that make any sense? Well fuck it because that's what I'm going with.