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Drew Brees: “I expect perfection”

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The New Orleans Saints’ offense looked just about perfect on Monday night against the New York Giants. Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he expects nothing less.

“I expect perfection,” Brees said. “I understand that’s impossible to achieve. Deep down, I know there’s some things I can do better.”

It’s hard to see what Brees could have done better on Monday night. He completed 24 of 38 passes for 363 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Brees leads the league in passing yards, with 3,689, which puts him on pace to finish the season with 5,366. Dan Marino’s NFL record of 5,084 is in danger.

The Giants’ defense seemed to be resigned to the fact that Brees would carve them up.

Drew’s one of the best quarterbacks in this country,” Justin Tuck told the New York Post. “He knows most of the time where he wants to go with the football before the ball’s snapped. It’s tough to disguise him, because he figures out so fast what you’re doing, and then disguising, you kind of put yourself in bad situations. So you almost have to play somewhat vanilla coverages, which obviously puts the ball directly in his court to make plays.”

There wasn’t much the Giants could do about Brees on Monday night.

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36 Responses to “Drew Brees: “I expect perfection””
  1. NakedCowboy! says: Nov 29, 2011 7:02 AM

    They were still throwing the ball in late 3rd and 4th when the game was pretty much over…
    seems like he wants that record this year… happy for him… quite a guy!

    I worry for saints in playoff though… they will most likely play 2 games on the road…. they are 3-3 on road this year… in the dome they are unbeatable though…

  2. blizzard01 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:04 AM

    Who does he think he is, Tebow?

  3. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Nov 29, 2011 7:16 AM

    It’s hard to see what Brees could have done better on Monday night. He completed 24 of 38 passes…

    Maybe he could have completed a few of those 14 incompletions? Not that hard to see…;)

  4. hamcamnewton says: Nov 29, 2011 7:20 AM

    blizzard01 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:04 AM

    Who does he think he is, Tebow?

    __________________

    If that was the case he woulda praised Jesus before and after he started speaking

  5. nevin999 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:20 AM

    If you want to beat the Saints you need to watch what Tampa Bay does. I’m not a Bucs fan but they always seem to play the Saints close.

  6. longdrivesaint says: Nov 29, 2011 7:24 AM

    Great game!!!! Still have a chance for the 2 seed. 49ers(9-2) still have to play the Steelers and at this point the old saying “any given sunday” definitely comes into play.

  7. vincentbojackson says: Nov 29, 2011 7:40 AM

    Easy to be perfect when the opposing defense quits before halftime.

    The entire second half the Giants front four we’re going half speed at the snap.

    Pathetic lack of pride and effort.

  8. hooks024 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:43 AM

    Eff him. I hope clay mathews rips his frickin head off in the nfc championship game.

  9. cowboycjn says: Nov 29, 2011 7:55 AM

    Brees is clicking on all cylinders right now, just hope he can keep up with that pace. Saints do have talent and it showed in this game.
    They looked good with everybody doing their job and acting like a team. If they can play heads up like that for that game; they should be able to play like that for every game.
    Go Saints!

  10. richm2256 says: Nov 29, 2011 8:00 AM

    you almost have to play somewhat vanilla coverages, which obviously puts the ball directly in his court to make plays.”
    ———————————————————
    Yeah, it’s not like St. Louis beat this team, or anything.

  11. fwc577 says: Nov 29, 2011 8:02 AM

    @Brees

    Lower your expectations after last season. 22 interceptions and you lost to the Seahawks in the first round of playoffs? Shame!

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 29, 2011 8:07 AM

    vincentbojackson says:
    Nov 29, 2011 7:40 AM
    Easy to be perfect when the opposing defense quits before halftime.

    The entire second half the Giants front four we’re going half speed at the snap.

    Pathetic lack of pride and effort.

    ———–

    You ain’t lying… SMH.

  13. tizomps says: Nov 29, 2011 8:11 AM

    The NFL is turning more and more players into blow-hards. The coverage can be nauseating at times (but I’ll still check this site 5 times a day).

  14. packfaninchitown says: Nov 29, 2011 8:36 AM

    “I expect perfection,” Brees said. “I understand that’s impossible to achieve. Deep down, I know there’s some things I can do better.”
    ___________________________
    Tell that to Aaron Rodgers…

  15. phetv27 says: Nov 29, 2011 8:46 AM

    National Flag Football League. Where’s the excitement in QB taking a snap, throws to wide open WR who runs out of bounds? It’s like watching 2 guys play pitch and catch.

    The NFL is getting Lame as Hell…there’s just no drama watching 2 guys play catch. Oh if the other guy wants to stop the pass, he’s getting a flag. Just go 7 on 7 already Roger. You eliminate the need for the fat lineman who right now are getting the brunt of the hits in the trenches. You save on labor, medical..heck you already eliminated kickoff returns.

  16. dohpey28 says: Nov 29, 2011 8:59 AM

    When does Spagnulo get fired by the Rams so the Giants can bring him back as the DCood?

  17. nejerseygirl says: Nov 29, 2011 9:01 AM

    NakedCowboy! says:
    Nov 29, 2011 7:02 AM
    They were still throwing the ball in late 3rd and 4th when the game was pretty much over…
    seems like he wants that record this year… happy for him… quite a guy
    ____________

    Why is everyone praising Brees, but when Brady does this, him and Bellichick are looked at as though they’re evil and plotting against the NFL?

  18. easyeddie says: Nov 29, 2011 9:12 AM

    hamcamnewton says: Nov 29, 2011 7:20 AM

    blizzard01 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:04 AM

    Who does he think he is, Tebow?

    __________________

    If that was the case he woulda praised Jesus before and after he started speaking
    ——————————————-

    Ever read Brees’ book? Jesus is about all he writes about in it.

  19. easyeddie says: Nov 29, 2011 9:15 AM

    hooks024 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:43 AM

    Eff him. I hope clay mathews rips his frickin head off in the nfc championship game.
    —————————————-

    Wouldn’t that make Mathews a dirty player like Suh?

  20. xxwhodatxx says: Nov 29, 2011 9:24 AM

    Hooks, you are an idiot.

  21. waxdaclam says: Nov 29, 2011 9:32 AM

    JPP didn’t quit… Dude was making tackles down field even when the game was out of reach. He’s got a bright future. The secondary is a different story…

  22. stevescars says: Nov 29, 2011 9:39 AM

    I’d still take Marino over Brees any day of the week.

  23. jarrman46 says: Nov 29, 2011 9:39 AM

    Why does this team play so well at home and is just average on the road?

  24. rajuncajun28 says: Nov 29, 2011 9:41 AM

    I love the Saints haters….their jealousy is so transparent, especially the green bay butt packer fans…you know the Saints are peaking at the right team and they can BEAT you and WILL beat you…fact…enjoy your 15 mins of fame…it is about over and America can return to ignoring the most insignificant boring city aka GBWI…stay classy, cheeseheads…

  25. longdrivesaint says: Nov 29, 2011 9:43 AM

    nejerseygirl says:
    Nov 29, 2011 9:01 AM
    NakedCowboy! says:
    Nov 29, 2011 7:02 AM
    They were still throwing the ball in late 3rd and 4th when the game was pretty much over…
    seems like he wants that record this year… happy for him… quite a guy
    ____________

    Why is everyone praising Brees, but when Brady does this, him and Bellichick are looked at as though they’re evil and plotting against the NFL?

    _______________________________

    Well the reason the Saints were passing in the third because it wasn’t the fourth yet and Jacobs little taunting after his td lit a fire again in the Saints so they wanted to put another on em’. We quit passing the ball early part of the 4th. The sad part was the Giants knew by our playcalling that we were done throwing and still couldn’t stop us. Results was Ingrams td. To answer your question about Brady and Bellichick, I would maybe say it comes back to the cheating fiasco.

  26. snarkzilla says: Nov 29, 2011 10:10 AM

    It won’t happen this year but I’d truly like to find out what the Packers would do to the Saints’ home field advantage.

  27. armchairqb says: Nov 29, 2011 10:56 AM

    What was with all the Brees worship last night? I mean, they showed endless footage of Brees and Payton going over the game plan like it was God and Jesus reading the first draft of the Bible?

    They made up fake statistics to prove how “great” Brees is: “No one has thrown for more yards in seven seasons than Drew Brees.” Yeah? Well so f’n what? What the hell does that even mean?

    Where was Brees when NO got throttled in the playoffs by lowly Seattle?

    You want to praise a QB doing incredible things and winning big, go talk to Aaron Rodgers. Talk to Brady who’s won a ba-jillion Super Bowls. Brees won a single Super Bowl, largely on the strength of Brett Favre screwing up and the Saints D playing a great game. Gimme a break with this guy already. He’s having a great season, but weren’t they just in a dog fight with a very average ATL team a couple weeks ago?

    And shut the hell up with the Katrina references — it was six years ago.

    Can’t wait to see the Saints go down hard in the playoffs.

  28. mvp43 says: Nov 29, 2011 11:00 AM

    Between Brees, Rodgers & Brady, we are seeing some of the best quarterback play ever. at one time.

  29. Andre's Johnson says: Nov 29, 2011 11:01 AM

    I think this calls for some serious Tim Tobow vs. Drew Bresus debate.

  30. jackfnburton says: Nov 29, 2011 11:58 AM

    What’s that? A quarterback can always play better? Drew Brees, why do you hate Tim Tebow?!?!?

  31. schmitty2 says: Nov 29, 2011 12:08 PM

    The Ram’s showed what it takes to slow him down. Constant pressure

  32. neovenator250 says: Nov 29, 2011 12:24 PM

    armchairqb

    The Saints lost in the playoffs 41-36. They didn’t get throttled. They lost the game because of injuries to their Top 3 running backs and all over the defense, especially Malcolm Jenkins. That put Roman Harper in coverage, which is always a mistake.

    Also, I like how you discredit Brees for winning a Super Bowl in 2009, when Aaron Rodgers has won the same number. And, the Pack only got into the playoffs because the Lions inexplicably upset the Bucs at the end of last year. Not saying that Rodgers isn’t great, but your praising Aaron Rodgers for the EXACT SAME THINGS that you’re criticizing Brees for. You’re critizing Brees for the Saints having a close game in Atlanta? How about the Vikings or Panthers playing competitively against the Pack? C’mon dude. Don’t be ridiculous.

  33. neovenator250 says: Nov 29, 2011 12:25 PM

    * winning one Super Bowl in 2009, when Aaron Rodgers has won the same number (1).

  34. armchairqb says: Nov 29, 2011 12:47 PM

    neovenator250:

    No one has been trying to turn Rodgers into God. That’s my problem with Brees. Is he good? Of course he is. But dude, is he some earth-shakingly good QB? Uh, sorry … no he’s not. And yet he’s still being talked about like he’s the second coming. I just find that odd in this “what have you done for me lately” league. What’s the fascination?

    It’s not about praising Rodgers. It’s about getting some perspective on Brees. They had a Super Bowl run a couple years back, then they dropped into relative obscurity last year, and now they’re winning what is, let’s face it, a weak division. Whoop-de-f’in-do.

    Brees’ numbers are nice, but bring back some more hardware. Christ, Brady gets less press.

  35. pigskinswag says: Nov 29, 2011 1:06 PM

    With the injury of Peyton, the emergence of Rodgers, the winning of Tebow, and Brady continuning to do more with less in New England, people have forgotten just how great Drew Brees is. This guy is a surgeon under center.

  36. fmwarner says: Nov 29, 2011 3:36 PM

    armchairqb:

    The fact remains that you said “you want to praise a QB who’s winning big and doing incredible things, talk to Rodgers”.

    Rodgers has a ways to go to accomplish what Brees has. If he wins another Super Bowl this year, then fine. But up to and until then, Brees has had the better career.

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