Drew Brees: Saints’ execution is at a premium going against Panthers


Drew Brees says execution is at a premium right now for the New Orleans Saints, and it must be good Sunday in order for them to give the Carolina Panthers their best shot.

After last week’s ugly loss to the red-hot Houston Texans where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints couldn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball, it doesn’t get any easier this coming Sunday, as they’ll be matched up with the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers.

Losing three straight games, the Saints find themselves in a near-inescapable hole, sitting at 4-7 and dead last in the NFC South, with chances at the playoffs slim to none.  Regardless of whether it’s a lack of talent or a coaching problem, the team has not been able to properly execute.  It’s going to take all hands on deck to come out firing on all cylinders if they want any shot at making it a close game with Carolina.

When asked what the Saints need to fix overall to give the Panthers their best shot, Drew Brees stressed on the team’s execution.

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“It puts our execution at a premium,” Brees said Wednesday afternoon. “Coming off last game, there is no bigger emphasis this week than that. No matter what the play is, run or pass, knowing what to do and then going to execute it. Listen, you’re going to get beat here there because, yeah, they (Panthers) are a really good football team with good players, but you don’t give yourself a chance if you’re not putting yourself in the position to block the right guy or going through your progressions with the right timing, and just all those things that I would equate to good execution.”

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (4-7) host the Carolina Panthers (11-0) Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 3:25 PM CST.  Let’s see if Brees and company can properly “execute” and breath some sort of life into the team.