Does it hurt to remember that this game really is a business during the team’s negotiations with Drew Brees this spring?
“It doesn’t sting. We know what we are getting in to. We love to play this game of football and that is why we are playing this game. Other than that, the owners have a business to run. We know what we have to do and the owners know what they have to do. It is about both sides compromising and coming to a decision.”
How much work can you get done without Drew Brees here?
“We are still working. We are out there working. We are doing our job, we are taking our steps, we are getting our reads. We are out there doing everything we would be doing if Drew was here. I am pretty sure that Drew is out there doing everything that he would do while he is here as well.”
How confident are you that Drew will be here?
“Very confident. Everybody wants Drew here. That’s our general. He is the guy on the field that makes us go.”
Do you keep the fact that the Super Bowl is going to be in New Orleans in your mind?
“Being a professional football player, the Super Bowl is the pinnacle. That is where you want to be. We think about that all the time. We think year after year. We know that it is a building process and nothing happens overnight. Everybody is here working hard from the rookies to the veterans. We are out here honing our skills and trying to get better every day.”