Drew Brees believes the New Orleans Saints have figured out the issues that plagued them in 2014.
Brees called it the most frustrating season of his career.
"I think we've identified the problems or the things that got us beat or the things that didn't allow us to be as good as we know we can be, and we have the solution to fix it," Brees said. "It's going to take a lot of work, but I know we can get it done."
Brees didn't detail what those "problems" were specifically, but alluded to losing significant locker room leadership when the Saints jettisoned a bevy of veterans the last few offseasons.
"I hate the word 'talent.' I hate it," Brees said. "Some of the best players I ever played with, or best teammates I ever played with, that wasn't their best quality. Everybody's talented. Their best quality was their work ethic, their leadership ability, their ability to fight through adversity, toughness, reliability. Those are the things I most value."