Saints, Drew Brees don’t have time to waste another season with a slow start

METAIRIE, La. — Coach Sean Payton didn’t need to hear the end of the question.

When a reporter started to mention the New Orleans Saints haven’t won a season opener since …

“It’s been a while,” Payton interrupted. “We just went through the numbers [in a team meeting].”

Specifically, it has been five years since the Saints last won a season opener in 2013. And, yes, players said, it was a big talking point during Payton’s first meeting with the team this week — with a whole power-point display and everything.

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