BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
He might have seen it then, the way the next decade and a half would unfold, when Drew Brees first saw Sean Payton drawing up some offensive plays.
There in that room the brand-new head coach of the New Orleans Saints was diagramming the way his brand-new offense would look under the direction of his brand-new quarterback. Joining them was then-quarterbacks coach Pete Carmichael, who’d spent the previous four years with Brees in San Diego.
Brees expected to be challenged by unfamiliar concepts. Instead, he watched as Payton scribbled plays Brees ran during his first five seasons with the...