Sean Payton says the approach is always the same without Drew Brees
The New Orleans Saints will start the 2021 season with a new quarterback for the first time since 2006. Frankly, no one knows what the offense will be like without Drew Brees.
Despite fans’ concerns, Saints head coach Sean Payton isn’t worried and doesn’t expect the team’s season preparation process to change just because Brees is gone.
“The approach is always the same,” said Payton, according to Luke Johnson of NOLA.com. “We have a good core of talented young players who have won a lot of games and have experienced that taste of the playoffs. I think you are building your team around that. Is there a high level of excitement? I think that is. As a coach you owe this team to work hard and put them in the best position to be successful. “
Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston will likely start at quarterback. When Brees got injured last season, Hill filled in and impressed. However, Payton reportedly struggled with the decision to start Hill on Winston, who is a more proven passer at the NFL level.
Earlier this month, Payton made an honest admission about Brees’ retirement, saying his decision to hang up the studs will not be fully realized until the team return to the pitch in preparation for the 2021 season.