Brees Talks About Matchup with Dolphins (1 Viewer)


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By New Orleans Saints.Com

Sean said that last year after the Bucs game in the rain that you decided to be dedicated to running the ball more. What has that meant to you as an offense and what did you learn from that game?

“If there’s one game that I specifically remember walking out of – and obviously I was frustrated for a lot of reasons, the fact that we didn’t win and the fact that we had a chance to drive down and we threw the ball a ton of times and I ended up throwing a pick at the end of the game. Just from talking to everybody and getting the general feel of the linemen and everybody, we all felt like if we want to be the type of offense that we want to be, there has to be that type of balance. Our ability to not only run the ball effectively, but situationally in short-yardage we have to be able to run the ball to convert. I recall in that game having a third down-and-one and a fourth down-and-one where we could’ve gotten some points. I definitely remember that game as being somewhat of a turning point in that regard. And then obviously it’s something that we’ve worked extremely hard at through the offseason, coming up with that set of run plays and that mindset to carry forward into this season and make sure that we’re effective with that. I feel like we have done a good job with that thus far.”

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