Brees: Saints 'a few plays away' from putting it all together

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said Wednesday he believed the team is “a few plays away on both sides of the ball” from really clicking.

“And that's usually the way it is especially early on in a season,” Brees said. “You're still trying to find your rhythm. It's unfortunate that it's more glaring because of the losses, plenty of times early in the season, you are still working through things, but finding ways to win games.

“I think at the end of the day you just have to realize what wins and loses them. I can think of one play on offense and one play on defense that I'm sure would have been a big difference in that game the other night.

“If you can just win the majority of them and do the things that you know result in playing winning football, your percentages go way up. It's as simple as that.”

Brees said the team is still just scratching the surface.

“I know we will be so much better in so many different areas,” Brees said. “Really overall, it's our execution. How can we continue to execute at the very highest level. Every season's a new season and I'm excited about the guys we have, I think they can do a lot of great things and we just have to put it all together."