Drew Brees calls Saints’ performance against Falcons ‘disappointing’
It’s only been Drew Brees’ second game back with the New Orleans Saints, so it’s understandable that he’s not playing his best football at the moment. However, he finds it unacceptable that the team struggled to put together a win against the Atlanta Falcons during Week 10.
Both the offense and defense failed to show up. Their Falcons were able to take the W even though they didn’t play the best of games as well. It’s this fact that frustrated the quarterback to no end. He called out his team to play better from this point onwards.
“We were extremely disappointed in our performance,” Brees said, per nola.com. “I think we know we’re a lot better than that and understand that, especially at this point in the season, this is a time when we really want to start separating ourselves from the pack in a positive way and continuing to position ourselves to achieve the goals that we have set for this team.”
His talk was probably especially targeted towards the offensive line as they didn’t give him enough time to make a pass. He was sacked six times throughout the game. Not even a quarterback like Tom Brady would be able to complete his touchdown passes if the O-line keeps on allowing pass rushers through like nobody’s business.
The loss is very uncharacteristic for a New Orleans team that has been considered as one of the best outfits in the entire NFL. They need to perform more consistently against the league’s best if they want to make the Super Bowl.