Drew Brees says he's ''excited about the unknown'' as the New Orleans Saints look to bounce back from the bounty scandal.
''We don't necessarily know what to expect,'' Brees said Tuesday as the Saints reported for training camp. ''With all this stuff swirling around us, in the end, all we can worry about is what we can control. ... I know the type of guys we have. I know the coaches we have. I'm excited to watch it all come together.''
Brees said the Saints have the foundation in place ''to weather any storm,'' and that he's ''all about doing things that have never been done before.''
The Saints are the first NFL team to have a head coach suspended at all, never mind a whole season, the punishment that commissioner Roger Goodell handed down to Sean Payton for his failure to put a stop to what the league has described as a program that paid cash bonuses for tackles that injured opponents.
Now the Saints will try not only to move on without Payton, but try to do so well enough to ...