Brees defends offensive line despite struggles

Published: Aug. 24, 2016 at 8:49 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2016 at 8:56 PM CDT
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METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - For a Saints offense that's been one of the NFL's greatest over the last decade, Saturday in Houston was not their finest hour. They only scored nine points, averaged under three yards a carry on the ground and never looked comfortable in the passing game. Much of the criticism has been directed at the offensive line but Drew Brees isn't buying it.

"Don't mess with those guys," Brees said. "Those guys are doing great; they're grinding. We played a great pass rush team last week, first of all. They're going to get to you one way or another."

Brees also cited a lack of a definitive game plan. Basically, the team was calling plays they wouldn't necessarily call in the regular season.

"From a gameplan perspective, everything we were doing was very simple," Brees explained. "There's a lot that goes into protection. It's more than just the five guys up front, it's the tight ends, it's the running backs, it's quarterback getting the ball out on time and where it's supposed to go. And, listen, they're going to get to you from time to time. You just have to avoid something bad from happening."

Bottom line, Brees is all in with his guys up front.

"Put it this way, I'm not worried about our guys, not one bit."

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