You know what, I'm not even excited. Saints best cover linebacker set to return against a team that utilizes their tight ends and running backs damn near exclusively in the passing game and I can't even get a little happy because of how poorly the personnel is being mismanaged. Seriously, what the HELL is Danelle Ellerbe doing practicing? The guy has approximately 8 healthy hours of football in him per year and we are wasting it on practice?! We're talking about practice? Not a game, not a game...
Will someone pull that man off the field, wrap him in bubble wrap, and stuff him in a hyperbaric chamber until 5 minutes before kickoff? I don't know about anyone else, but I would like to see him bat down a pass intended Travis Kelce or tackle Jamaal Charles for a short gain before he's writhing around on the ground in pain. Just knowing that he's up and walking is already getting my all-too-optomistic hopes up, and I would prefer to inevitably be let down by his eventual setback during the 3rd quarter on Sunday instead of quarter past the next team walk through. If his official status is going to be 'Limited' then let's limit him to meaningful 3rd downs in a must win game. Danell Ellerbe has proven he can be an asset to a defense that needs assets almost as much as it needs an ungodly amount of Drew Brees touchdowns passes, and I think I am willing to sacrifice some reps to see him do it when it actually matters.