Aug 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws the ball sidearm to avoid a sack by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Bjoern Werner (92) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
1. Eliminate Bad Football
Pretty straightforward for both sides of the ball even though the offense was statistically ranked in the top 10 for 2014.
The defense was ranked one spot from dead last due to mental mistakes, missed assignments, no pass rush, and according to Pro Football Focus was ranked 31st out of 32 in pass coverage.
As I mentioned, while the offense put up numbers even quarterback Drew Brees has a number he’d like to forget…17 interceptions with at least 4 games throwing multiple picks of at least 2.
Most of these multiple interception games came when Brees, as he will readily admit, came when he was “trying to make a play”…I’ll call it something else.
I call it stubbornness or better yet forcing the ball when he knows better. It’s not really a knock against Brees, he’s just a player who hates to lose more than he loves to win.
Eliminating bad football means more than film room study as well, it’s about holding accountability to not only an individual player but within the unit as well.