Brees not buying into the “last run” mentality

Brees not buying into the “last run” mentality
Brees throws 3 TD passes at Carolina in a Saints victory. (Source: Michael Nance)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Drew Brees starts his ninth postseason run with the Saints this Sunday against the Bears. There’s rumblings from the national media that this could be the end for No. 9. But Brees wouldn’t buy into the “last run” mentality.

“You know what, honestly, I’ve played the last four seasons in a row as if it was my last. So as I sit here, right now, my approach is very much the same.”

Brees and Payton endured their first postseason loss together against the Bears in 2006. But that loss fueled the Saints to a title later on.

“There are a lot of things that stand out about it. Obviously, going up to Chicago, we got down early. I believe it was 16-0, turned the ball over and just played horribly and then I remember we scored right before halftime, I remember the exact play to Marques Colston and then we came out first drive and threw that long pass (to) Reggie Bush. It was kind of a short pass to Reggie and he did a lot of the work, taking it to the house, and then we had an opportunity to kind of drove down to kick a field goal to take the lead, which obviously would have been a huge momentum shift in that game. Unfortunately, we missed it and then they kind of took over from there. But yeah, that was that was obviously all of our first playoff experiences here in the Sean Payton era, was that year and kind of culminating into that game which kind of capped off what was a storybook season. Obviously, wasn’t the result we wanted to finish with. And yet, I felt like it really paved the way for that 2009 championship and a lot of what we’ve been able to accomplish since then.”

All the focus this week is getting a win, and getting closer to that second Super Bowl title. Brees doesn’t want any “win this one for Drew talk,” it’s deeper than that.

“Well, all I know is this, I did not come back to play this season for myself. I came back for my team. I came back for the city. I came back for the organization. That’s why I am here.”

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