You may be correct but I am not sure how much of a shoot out Brees can get into with out Thomas?
I think Brees will dink and dunk and use Kamara to keep the ball away from Rogers.
It should be a good game.
This has been SOP for teams for years.
It promotes team cohesion, eliminates possible pregame incidents. They have final positional meetings and go through last pregame walkthroughs.
I've read and heard about this for years. Plus they get some good pregame team comradery.