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Drew Brees still not panicking after 0-2 start

The Saints QB sat down with Kristian Garic

Kristian Garic
September 18, 2017 - 10:29 am

The Saints are 0-2 for the fourth consecutive season, after losing to the New England Patriots in week two on Sunday 36-20.  There is a lot to be alarmed about with this team, but QB Drew Brees remains as optimistic as ever.

"I'd say nobody is hanging their head. This is what we hoped for and envisioned to start the season. It's not like we're getting our butt's kicked.  There are oppurtnities to make if we make them we win. There is an understanding that these are the things that we need to do in order to win.  Let's make sure we accomplish those things," Brees said. ​

In order to win, Brees can recall a few plays against New England that he would like to have back. "Just a couple of plays we missed. If we can complete those I think it's a different ball game. That's usually what it comes down to," Brees explained. 

The Saints offense has been off in two games this season, not converting on third down at a very good clip.  Also, the Saints have struggled scoring touchdowns int he red-zone.  At times the offense looks out of sync. "Everybody is on the same page. The plays are there to be made. We just haven't made them," Brees explained.  

As far as third down efficiency the Saints are under their usual standard of 50%. "We can just be better, and more efficient with the football. I can think of three last week and three this week we could have been more efficient" Brees stated. 

This Sunday the Saints are back in action on the road in the NFC south against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. Brees stopped short of saying it's a must win game this Sunday against the Panthers but added "It's huge, Carolina is a great football team, we're on the road. We have to find a way (to win)." Desperation has reached new heights on Airline drive, or staring a 0-3 start to the season becomes reality quickly for the Saints. 

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