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Offense sputters in preseason, but Brees confident in receivers' potential

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The story this preseason hasn't been the usual defensive struggles of the past. Instead, it has been the offense that's sputtered.

Last week, just nine points scored. They haven't really established any consistency through two preseason games, but tonight they’ll have a chance to get it corrected.

Quarterback Drew Brees thinks it's going to get there. It’s just going to take a little time.

"When I drop back to pass, I have this vision according to the coverage on where everybody's supposed to be,” Brees said. “In many cases, as a quarterback you have to throw the ball with trust and anticipation to spots based upon coverage, and what it looks like, and anticipate the guys are going to be there."

That's where the real work pays off. To excel in this offense, a receiver has to know where to be and when to be there - there's simply no shortcuts to gaining that kind of synergy with Brees. It only comes through time on task together.

"That is where all the timing and the practice comes into play, and when we are on the same page, man it looks awesome,” Brees said. “Listen, as we go through the phrase, the process of kind of learning what to do, what are the adjustments. That is part of the process."

You're starting to see the growth from some in the offense. Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Michael Thomas are examples of physical ability and mentally being on the same page with Brees.

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