The New Orleans Saints had an unusually down season in the Drew Brees era. They finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs after three straight years of post season play. They had to play with out their head coach, who was suspended, their interim coach was supsended as well.
But Brees said on NFL Network’s NFL AM that he is confident the Saints will return to form and show that last year was the exception and not the rule.
“We had 100 percent attendance in our offseason through every workout — weight workouts and once we got to our OTAs and our minicamps,” Brees said, via Pro Football Talk. “So the commitment level by our team, by everyone, was unprecedented. Everybody’s ready to go. Obviously, last year leaves a bad taste in our mouths, and we can’t wait to get back on the field and get to work and watch our team come together and re-create our identity.”
Brees said that this offseason they could focus on football, which wasn’t the case the past few seasons. Three years ago they were defending champs, two years ago there was the lockout, and last year they dealt with the bounty-gate scandal.
“It’s all about football and that’s really the way we like it,” Brees said.