QB DREW BREES
(On his feelings on getting his first win…) "It feels very good. Obviously we had a big first half, second half a little disappointed with our performance offensively. We had a great drive going down in the third quarter and end up fumbling and not getting any points. Then having another opportunity when they kicked the onside kick and we didn't get any points. Obviously we should have won that thing going away, kind of made it interesting in the end. But I am going to enjoy this. Our whole team is going to enjoy this. It's a great feeling just to get that first one and now we can move on."
(On his good night and connecting sucessfully with David Patten…) "He played great. They actually did some things defensively in the second half that put us in that direction a little more as far as the way they were matching up the corners and that sort of thing. But that last drive, the two minute drive at the end of the first half obviously David (Patten) had three or four big catches and that one deep ball. It was great to get him involved and obviously he is a big weapon. I think that all around we were able to spread the ball around quite a bit where everyone was getting opportunites and was able to take advantage of them."
(On taking his first offensive snap already ahead 7-0…) "Yeah that is nice. It doesn't happen too often so when it does you take advantage of it."
(On the impact of the first win…) "No 100% this is obviously a tough place to play. They have done a great job with the 12th Man. It was loud at times especially early on and any time you can come out and have success usually you can silence the crowd and I felt like we were able to do that a little bit. In the second half we controlled the ball quite a bit, just no points to show for it. That is disappointing but we will get that corrected."
(On how well the offense played in the first half…) "Hey that's us. You know rhythm, tempo, converting on third downs. I felt like we did a great job with that today."
RB REGGIE BUSH
(on getting on the NBC Horse Trailer…) I don't know how I ended up on the Horse Trailer.
(On getting the team's first win…) It's just the first of many wins. We have to focus on just one game, one win. That's all we wanted to do, was just win this game and that's all we can worry about. Now we have to focus on Atlanta. This game is behind us now, and that's it.
(On feeling more comfortable…) I'm feeling pretty comfortable. Today our offensive line did a terrific job. The holes, they were huge. They did a great job, and a lot the credit really goes to them. I thought that gave our receivers a chance. It opened up the path for them and for Drew, and that's really what it is all about. We have to get our running game going. We have to force the linebackers and the secondary to respect the run, and then hit it over the top with the pass. I think we played a solid game today.
(On the plan today…) Our plan was just to win. The plan was to win the game, however we had to do it. I definitely feel like a lot of credit can go to the running game. It really opened things up for the pass and for Drew.
(On the success of the offense…) We're just playing good football. Those first four games, a lot of the losses came in the second half, because we didn't finish. Tonight we struggled a little bit to finish too, I think. That is something we definitely need to work on, because you don't get too many opportunities, especially when you are playing in a hostile environment like this, and against the Seattle Seahawks, who are a really good team, especially at home. It is hard to beat them at home. We definitely have to work on finishing games, I think, and then we'll be all right.