Drew Brees feels 'borderline great,' not worried about talk of decline


Following Monday night’s loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas, national pundits began to question is New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ skills were beginning to diminish.

But on Wednesday Brees said he wasn’t worried about those assessments.

"I feel good….borderline great,” Brees said. “And I'd say again, my job is to move the football, get first downs, possess the ball, score points, right? And so however we can do that we're going to do it.

“One of the statistics that was thrown out after the game was the yards per attempt or something like that. There are many statistics I do not pay one bit of attention to, and that would be one of them.”

Brees said he was focused putting the Saints in position to win.

“So those are the things I'm focused on, and I don't care how we do it. I honestly, don’t,” he said. “I just want to win football games."

Brees said he and Saints feel like they’ll be able to bounce back from Monday’s loss.

“Even after you have your really good games, really good performances, it's always on to the next opponent,” Brees said. “There's always another challenge right around the corner, week in and week out, you really have to put together your best efforts, in order to win in this league.

“It's tough to win, you have to execute at a very high level and we're used to doing that. Obviously there's those moments, there's those games that you have, where obviously, it's not clicking or for whatever reason, you walked away from it saying, no, we can be much better than that and you just get back to work and you put together a game plan that everybody feels very confident with and then you go on to the next game, feeling like we've done everything we can to put ourselves in the best position to succeed and that's what we're going to do this week."