Drew Brees was not scared away from signing with the Saints because of the devastation done to New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. "If anything, it was motivation to sign," Brees said by phone from New Orleans. "Obviously, it is a great challenge, starting over as a city and organization because of everything that has happened over the last year. The city is in a rebuilding phase, but I don't think the people have lost any of their energy or strength of character."