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Drew Brees remembers Seahawks defense as one of the best he’s faced in his career

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We still remember how good the Seahawks defense is, and so does Drew Brees.

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Drew Brees is 2-4 in his career against the Seattle Seahawks, and has been on the losing end in three straight meetings that include two playoff games in 2010 and 2013. While Brees has generally found some success against the Seahawks, there’s no doubt that the New Orleans Saints red-hot offense has their toughest task of the season on Sunday when these two teams clash for Week 8 action.

Brees spoke to the media on Wednesday, and had some interesting to say about Kris Richard’s defense.

Why the Seahawks defense is so effective

“There extremely well-coached, they really invented that scheme that a lot of people are trying to replicate, but hard to do when you don’t have the personnel. They’re so good in so many areas from the front four, to the line backing core, to the secondary. There is really not a weak link in the defense, you just have to be your absolute best when it comes to execution and put yourself in favorable positions as an offense making sure you’re in third and manageable situations and you’re understanding the pressure and just making sure you get positive plays.”

Is the Seahawks defense the best he’s faced in his career?

“Yeah, I mean obviously I feel like I have faced some good ones. I have faced a lot of really good players and kind of different teams that roll in at different times, but these guys over the last four or five years, I think it’s rare to have a stretch of time where you just have so much consistency on one side of the ball, not just in the players that are there, but just in their performance is pretty remarkable.”

On a good offense beating a good defense

“Depends on the day, I just know what it’s going to take for us to win this game. I know that they’re extremely talented in everything that they do so we have to be at our absolute best and we’re in a situation in the season where this is the next game and it’s the most important game and we have to have it.”

Tempo while playing the Seahawks

“Yeah, these guys can get after you in the pass rush and that’s their MO. They have been extremely good at it the last few years and you definitely have to know when the ball has to come out.”