"We believe," said Brees in his post-game press conference seen on the Times-Picayune. "And we know what we're facing right now is strengthening us, molding us into the team that we're going to be. But we're running out of time."
The Saints have lost their first three games of the season, and according to SportingCharts.com, the playoff outlook is grim.
That means New Orleans has a lot of work to do to turn things around. It won't get any easier in Week 4 when the team travels to Green Bay.
Brees said that each player on this roster needs to take a hard look in the mirror and evaluate what's gone wrong through the first three weeks. He then asked some metaphorical questions to his teammates that he'd probably like everyone to take literally.
"What can you do to get a little bit better? What extra can you do?"
Brees feels his teammates are the type that aren't going to mail in the rest of the season, not yet. He urged his team to "stay the course."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution handed out grades for each unit on the roster.
Atlanta Field Report graded each of the different phases of the game from Sunday, including coaching.
Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer is the eternal optimist and wants Carolina fans to calm down and breathe before writing off the 1-2 Panthers.
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Saints right tackle Zach Strief told the Times-Picayune "I've never felt more individually responsible for the destruction of an offense before." Strief gave up three sacks to Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston.
Larry Holder and Nakia Hogan of the Times-Picayune have this post-game video where they talk about the Saints not knowing where they're going after such high preseason expectations.
The Bucs' defense had a strong game Sunday, especially the pass rush. But it went to waste because the offense couldn't move the ball. [Tampa Bay Times]