So the season hasn't gotten off to the kind of start the Saints envisioned in 2012. 0 and 2 can leave the best of teams searching for answers as to why or what has happened. As I visited with quarterback Drew Brees Sunday after the Saints' second straight loss, the All-Pro quarterback said he isn't ready to panic.
Following the 35 to 27 defeat to the Carolina Panthers, he told me, "Stay the course. It's all about our preparation. Don't allow outside things to distract you. It's a setback, but it's not something that will keep us from accomplishing our goals."
Brees is off to a bit of a rocky start himself, at least by his standards. He's completing 54% of his passes so far this season with 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Brees is a 66% career passer, with 285 TD's to his 150 interceptions.
Brees says their past can help the current team weather this storm. "We've faced plenty of adversity since we've been here, it's just a matter of doing it again," Brees explained.
Throughout my visit with Brees he was his typical, confident and optimistic self. He told me at one point, "We don't like losing, but we also have a long season ahead of us."
So we still haven't found the answer to the question: Why are the Saints struggling?
"Everybody is going to search for answers as to why the Saints are 0 and 2. There are a lot of things that happened throughout the course of a game, if we can just make some of those plays, it really changes the outcome. Unfortunately we haven't been making those plays, we need to start making those plays," Brees insisted.
The good news for the Saints is they get back at it this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, who are searching for answers themselves after starting 0 and 2.
"We're going to have to execute well. We're going to have to do all the things that we preach that is winning football," Brees said as he talked about what will have to happen for the Saints to notch their first win of the season.
The Saints and Chiefs hook up Sunday in the Superdome at noon on WWL Saints Radio.