This week, Saints fans aren’t thrilled with the comments he made about his former team (quote courtesy of John Sigler of Saints Wire).
"“It was a little sloppy,” Brees said on NBC Sports’ “Football Night in America” preview show. He continued: “I don’t see just the rhythm and tempo in the passing game that just complements the run game. You (do) get some of these splash plays. And then you get some of these well-timed, well-designed third-down plays, a quick snap before Washington’s ready.”"
Fans might not love hearing their beloved former quarterback calling the team’s offensive game plan “sloppy” but hey, guess what? He’s right!
The Saints have been sloppy on offense and this isn’t a new trend. They’ve struggled throughout the first five games to find an identity and it’s been pretty obvious.
Drew Brees criticizes Saints offense
Brees mentioned that the run and pass game aren’t complementing each other and that’s a big thing for this offense. They really lean on Alvin Kamara in both facets of the game and until this week, they hadn’t been using him in the passing game as much as they should have.
It’s hard to truly be upset with Brees for what he said on Sunday night because this team has struggled to find its groove. Jameis Winston hasn’t been the problem, but rather the play-calling and not letting the quarterback air it out (though Sean Payton did let him do his thing more this week, which was good to see).
People can be upset with Drew Brees for this comment but this is his job now. He’s an analyst and has to look at things from an unbiased perspective and that’s exactly what he did.
There’s no reason the Saints can’t get better on the offensive side of the ball. We still have a long season to go and we’ve seen some potential from this group.