Pastor Drew Brees Is Preaching That The Saints Window Of Opportunity Is Close And That Should Be Taken As Gospel
YardBarker- The New Orleans Saints stumbled through a mistake-filled 2015 campaign, but quarterback Drew Brees thinks the team is trending in the right direction.
According to Joel A. Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate, Brees said he feels like the team’s window of opportunity is very close.
“I feel like our window of opportunity is coming,” Brees said. “It’s very close. We’ve been young and inexperienced in areas over the last couple of years. No excuse, I feel like we’ve been close, and yet it just hasn’t been enough. But we’ve continued to get better and continued to press forward, and I’m excited about the young talent we have, and more than that, I’m excited about the type of guys we have.”
I am far from a religious man, but sometimes a higher power just speaks to you and you would be remiss not to listen intently. Drew Brees is that higher power, and if he thinks that the Saints are on the verge of a championship run then I KNOW the Saints are the verge of a championship run. Hey, Sean Payton didn't just come back because he loves the city. He came back because he thinks he can help it's beloved team win...again. It's been repeated ad nauseam. The Saints had 25 rookies on their roster last year. TWENTY FIVE! Nearly half the team was straight out of college. That's borderline unfathomable. With that level of turnover comes a lack of chemistry. Probably explains why the defense looked like one heaping pile of dog shit while the offense had moments when Drew Brees was the only person restraining it from utter chaos. However, the one benefit of the trials and tribulations of last year was that they brought a ton of much needed experience to a core of young, talented players. Young guys that will be counted on to compliment Drew Brees as he enters the inevitable twilight of his career. The Stephone Anthony's. The Hau'oli Kikaha's. The Delvin Breaux's. The Brandin Cooks'. The Willie Snead's. Those are the players that the Saints success is predicated upon, and they all flashed the ability to attain that success in a season that -for the most part- seemed all but lost. Make no mistake, if there wasn't a conceivable plan to win set in place then Drew Brees wouldn't be here, and neither would Sean Payton. That plan is starting to come into fruition. That window is starting to open. It's up to this new core of New Orleans Saints to see if they can get through it before it slams shut on the playing days of Drew Brees.