Last season Drew Brees threw for 5,069 yards, the second largest single season total since Dan Marino’s 5,084 yard performance in 1984.
His offensive prowess earned him his third trip to the pro-bowl, on top of being named the 2008 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
Even with Brees’ eye popping performance the Saints fell short of the playoffs for the second straight year, ending the season at 8-8.
There is a laundry list as to why this happened, and primarily the defense is to blame, but that’s another article.
Brees is as optimistic as he has ever been, confident that the 2009 season will be one to remember.
“We’ve assembled the right type of people in our locker room and I can say that even more so this year,” said Brees, “We’ve got veteran players who can help us win and help develop the young guys.”
“We’ve created an environment that is conducive to winning and being successful. Everyone has bought into the system, let’s hope all those things equal a championship.”
With a new DC, a re-tooled secondary, and team wide dedication to winning, the Saints may re-capture some of the 2005 magic that took them to their first NFC Championship game.
Are you ready Saints fans?