Let bygones be bygones: Saints, Brees ready to move on
Theodore Roosevelt said “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Drew Brees and the New Orléans Saints did just that in 2012. All the pieces weren’t in place, and after stumbling out the gate, a late-season push would shoot the Saints back up the rankings leaving them with a glimpse of respect.
Sure, Saints fans are angry – who can blame them, but the future remains bright.
“We’re professionals and we’ve moved past that in the sense that there’s nothing that can be done other than, ‘Let’s move on and let’s find a way to be better next year in spite of it,” Brees said per ESPN.com. “It would be easy to sit here and be angry, but it is what it is.”
Drew Brees stood behind the fans and the city of New Orléans as they fought NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, but now he believes it’s time to move on. ”We’ve said what needed to be said,” Brees said. “Sean’s back, all the pieces are in place, and now it’s time for us to put ourselves in a position to make a run.”
The Saints owner Tom Benson holds no ill feelings towards Goodell. He has invited him to the team party in New Orléans’ City Park on Thursday night, and he will attend Goodell’s main media event Friday. He has even invited the commissioner to watch the game from his suite in the Superdome.
New Orleans, although bitter with the NFL in general, has been a gracious Super Bowl host. Sometimes it’s better to be the bigger man.