Brees: Saints going to use loss for good, somehow, some way

Monday Morning Quarterback: Saints vs. Cowboys

Zach Strief
November 30, 2018 - 8:04 am

The New Orleans Saints dropped a tough one in Dallas to the Cowboys Thursday night.  The 176 yards of offense were the fewest gained under head coach Sean Payton, and it was just the 10th time the Saints scored 10 points or fewer under Payton.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees wasn’t happy with the offensive performance.  “We got off to a slow start,” he said.  “I think we’re going to turn on the tape and realize that there’s so many things we could’ve done better.”

New Orleans failed to score in the first half and didn’t muster a drive longer than 7 plays until the third quarter.  The result?  A field goal.  The Saints managed another 10 play drive the ensuing possession and scored a touchdown, but that would be it.

“I hate to use the word flat, but it just didn’t seem like we ever got anything going,” Brees lamented.  “A lot of times it just takes, hey, get that first 1st down or whatever it takes to begin to sustain the drive and next thing you know you’re rattling off 10, 12, 14, 16 play drives and scoring points, controlling the clock.”

Brees acknowledged that the Cowboys came out fired up and kept the Saints from getting into a rhythm.

“I give them a ton of credit.  They were ready to play.  They had a good gameplan.  They executed their gameplan better than we did, and that’s what it comes down to.”

The Saints get a bit of rest before hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 9th.  Brees expects to the team to use this game as a learning experience and improve.

“We’re going to use it for good, somehow, some way.  You have to.  We’ve played 3 games in 11 days now, and I think guys deserve some rest.  I think that’ll serve us well.  [We’ll] come back next week ready to work, guys with their batteries recharged and ready to go.”

Listen to Zach Strief’s entire conversation with Drew Brees below.

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