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TheOak 09-02-2012 05:45 AM

Drew Brees thinks he can play better this season
 
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had the best statistical season in the history of the NFL in 2011. He passed for 5,476 yards, a staggering amount that ranks as the best of all time. On the way to setting the NFL single-season passing record, he also was the most accurate passer in league history, completing 71.2 percent of his passes. Drew Brees' teammates will be looking for the quarterback to deliver again this season. Somehow, though, Brees believes he and the Saints' offense can do even better this season.

So what's in store? A 5,500-yard passing season? A 72 percent completion rating? A passer rating better than Green Bay Aaron Rodger's NFL record of 104.1?

Brees, the consummate teammate and leader, has something else in store.

"Statistics don't always tell the story, though," Brees said. "We can do better in so many different ways. In a lot of cases it is just subtle things.

"It's a subtle thing here and there that might get you one extra first down, or allow you to convert maybe one more time in a short-yard situation or in the red zone. Or give you one more big-play opportunity per game that could change a game, or win you one or two more games. As we know, if you can do something that wins you one more game, you have home-field advantage instead of having to travel for the divisional round."

One thing remains clear. Brees, who's only the second player in NFL history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in six consecutive seasons, has no desire to rest on his laurels.

Since ending his months-long contract negotiation by signing a five-year, $100 million contract in July -- the richest per year average in league history -- Brees has picked up right were he left off.

He continues to be one of the first players to arrive at the team's Metairie headquarters and usually the last to leave the practice field and the building.

Although Saints interim coach Joe Vitt was in no mood to offer predictions on Brees' upcoming season, he is confident Brees won't suffer a letdown.

Interim coach Joe Vitt had this to say about Drew Brees: "There's no sense of entitlement around here. I don't have a crystal ball. If Drew is just Drew and does what Drew does, he's going to give us a great chance to win this division and give us a great chance to compete after that."

"Last year's last year," Vitt said. "There's no sense of entitlement around here. I don't have a crystal ball. If Drew is just Drew and does what Drew does, he's going to give us a great chance to win this division and give us a great chance to compete after that."

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Utah_Saint 09-02-2012 10:55 AM

Re: Drew Brees thinks he can play better this season
 
Bout time he step it up. This team's been carryin him for years now.

homerj07 09-03-2012 07:06 PM

Re: Drew Brees thinks he can play better this season
 
I hope so I have him in 2 different leagues. Including my 16 team, keeper, auction league where I got him for 49 out of a budget of 180

SloMotion 09-03-2012 07:12 PM

Re: Drew Brees thinks he can play better this season
 
I think a 6,000yd passing season would be a good goal for Brees ... it's high enough to be a challenge, but not so high as to be unrealistic.

thefifthwall 09-03-2012 08:43 PM

He better ! Chase was heard in practice saying "It's hard being this damn good !"
Look out Drew the Chase is on

The Dude 09-03-2012 08:55 PM

Re: Drew Brees thinks he can play better this season
 
He still won't win MVP.

AllSaints 09-03-2012 08:57 PM

Re: Drew Brees thinks he can play better this season
 
Well he needs to turn down the Interceptions n I would be happy with that


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