Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The New Orleans offense is a high powered passing machine. However, the run game is vital in keeping an offense from being one dimensional. Drew Brees knows the run game is pivotal for his offense to be effective. Brees joined WWL in New Orleans with Bobby Hebert to talk about how important it is to gain balance in the offense.

“Yeah I think we are at our best when we are as close to balanced as possible. Obviously each game requires something different, but I think you kind of see that as you get into the game and see how teams are playing you, if you execute your game plan. I think for us we talked about it and want to make the emphasis of … just establishing the balance and I think it really dictates the tempo of the game and it really allows us to be our best. It’s something we always strive for. I would say this: The Bucs defense, on paper, may show they’ve given up 300 yards passing a game, but the stats are somewhat inflated because of that 500-yard performance by Eli Manning so early into the season. Realistically it’s probably more in the 200s and when you are stopping the run the way they are, it kind of forces a team to throw it. I think they had an inordinate amount of passing attempts against them, but the fact is we want to be balanced. We want to be able to execute both the run game and the pass game and that’s what would allow us to have the greatest success.”
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