Brees speaks to team: “Excuses aren’t acceptable here”


September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) prior to kickoff of a game against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

If the New Orleans Saints thought the first three games of the season were embarrassing, it could get a whole lot worse by the end of the weekend.

The Saints are heading into Lambeau Field this Sunday at the absolute worst time possible. Not only are the Green Bay Packers frustrated with being 1-2, but their last loss to Seattle has them more motivated then ever to get back on track.

Analysts (and haters of the New Orleans Saints) will be quick to tell you how badly the Saints will get beaten this weekend. What they fail to realize is that the Saints are frustrated too.

While they don’t have their greatest motivator head coach Sean Payton with them to get them back on track, they have the next best thing in quarterback Drew Brees.

No one may be more frustrated than Brees. He is sick and tired of inconsistency; he is tired of hearing that they are missing Payton; he is tired of excuses. He gave a rare speech to the team on Wednesday saying,

"This is us, this is what we do. We don’t turn the ball over, we win the run-game battle, we win the big-play battle, we win on third down, we do a great job in the red zone. This has been the success and the recipe for us forever, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t get back to that. – Drew Brees"

Brees understands that there are built-in excuses and that it is easy to blame others and not evaluate what you are doing wrong. You don’t win in this league by doing what is easy.

The speech resonated with the team but fancy words won’t win them any games. Now each player must go out on the field and do their job.