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(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Drew Brees readily acknowledges he is an eternal optimist - and won't buy into the notion that an 0-3 record is proof the Saints are doomed without suspended coach Sean Payton. When he reviewed video on Monday of New Orleans' collapse in a 27-24 overtime loss to Kansas City a day earlier, he took note of how much the Saints' performance for much of the first three quarters, when they took a 24-6 lead, resembled the club that made it to the playoffs in each of the past three seasons. ''The encouraging thing is that you want to see improvement every week. I'd say the first three quarters of that game was certainly an improvement over the first two weeks,'' Brees said. ''It starts really with consistency. We've had moments where offensively we were playing like we play - defensively, playing like they want to play. We just haven't been able to put together any complete performance yet and it's caused us to fa...
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