Drew Brees says Saints defense is rolling after Week 3 win

Drew Brees (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Drew Brees (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees might not be on the football field anymore but we still get to see him every week, as he’s a part of the Football Night in America crew on NBC.

With Brees’ new job, he gets a chance to compliment the Saints quite frequently. This past week while the guys in the studio were discussing highlights from Week 3 games, the Saints/Patriots popped up and Brees took this as his chance to compliment his old team.

While the highlight of Malcolm Jenkins picking off Mac Jones and running it back the other way for six points was displayed on our screens, Brees said, “The Saints defense is rolling” and he’s 100% right!

Last week was a rough game for the entire Saints team but it’s going to be one of those games that we can safely put an asterisk next to. Eight coaches were unavailable due to COVID protocols and there was a heap of Saints injured and unable to play. That led to the 26-7 butt whooping at the hands of the Panthers.

Drew Brees is impressed with the Saints’ defensive performance.

It’s a bit unfortunate to see how well the defense is playing now that Brees is enjoying the spoils of retirement. During his long career in New Orleans, he seldom had a good defense and had to put the team on his back and carry them to victory.

It’s not like that anymore in the Big Easy. Jameis Winston hasn’t had to put the team on his back like Brees had to because this defense is really good. They made life difficult for rookie Mac Jones in his third-ever start and forced him into three interceptions, the first three picks of his career. They also sacked him twice.

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Brees is right — This defense is rolling and here’s to hoping it keeps on rolling.