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WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Brees: Despite Record, Panthers Are As Good As They've Ever BeenIs it a little different feel preparing for their secondary without (Josh Norman and a lot of the veterans they had last year and a lot different younger guys?
“Yes, but the scheme takes care of itself. They have a bunch of great players on that defense. I think they have always done a great job upfront with their front 7. Those two linebackers, Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly are one of the best tandems certainly in the business now but maybe ever. Those two guys are pretty incredible. Just what they do and how the execute the defense and run the scheme and get everybody squared away with what they are doing. They are a very smart group and a high performing group. I have a lot of respect for these guys. A lot of those coaches have been there now since 2011 so I think being a divisional opponent and we play each other twice a year, you can know that it is always going to be a battle.”
They are 1-4 after 14 straight wins last year, is it something that you have seen that they have done or has it just been the matchups and the way the ball has bounced this year?
“I think it is probably the way it has bounced. As I analyze it and from what I’m looking at from a defensive perspective, I think they’re as good now as they’ve ever been. I know they have had some tough loses just like we have. I think we know exactly what they are capable of and we think we know the mindset they have coming in this week eating away (at them) just like we do. There is always a lot at stake especially with divisional games and especially with the situation that we are in.”
Q&A with Brees about this week's game against the Panthers. Didn't see it posted, but if it was, please delete.
I disagree that they're as good as they were last year, but what's he supposed to say?
Cam can't hit the broad side of a barn from inside the pocket with no pressure?
They released their best corner and veteran safety and replaced them with rookies and a 2nd year player who's already been benched for someone they picked up off the streets?
This is one of the worst starts for a Super Bowl team from the previous year in recent memory?
He's too diplomatic to say anything like that. Not to mention, he's not stupid enough to give them any bulletin board material when we've got the advantage of coming off a bye while they're coming off a short week.