Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/26/13
Drew Brees accepts the notion that he's trying to bounce back from an off year - at least by his own lofty standards. It hardly matters to the Saints' star quarterback that his 63 percent completion rate last season was as good as Tom Brady's, or better than those of Matthew Stafford (59.8), Eli Manning (59.9) and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco (59.7). It was still Brees' lowest in his seven seasons in New Orleans, and not even the mention of his league-leading 5,177 yards passing could persuade him that 63 percent was still pretty good. ''No, it's not,'' Brees said Friday, following the first practice of training camp. ''I have goals for myself as to where I should be every time I step on the field, no matter what,'' Brees continued. ''It's definitely better than 63 percent.'' Brees, after all, owns the record for the highest completion rate in NFL history at 71.2. He set the mark in 2011, right before a prolonged holdout that landed him a five-year, $100 million contract last July...
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