METAIRIE, La. -- It was just a practice in training camp on an August morning. But judging from the reaction of wide receiver Lance Moore and quarterback Drew Brees, you would have thought the New Orleans Saints had lost the Super Bowl on Tuesday.
Moore was visibly upset when he met with the media after practice. Brees was a little calmer, but still not happy.
The first-team offense went four-and-out during a two-minute drill near the end of practice. The drive ended with a leaping Moore being unable to pull in a pass from Brees.
"You don't want to go out and lose a drill," Moore said. "When we don't win that drill, I'm (ticked) off. I take it seriously."
Brees defended Moore but agreed with his sentiments about the offense's inability to finish.
"It could have been a little better throw," Brees said. "But that's the type of guy he is. He feels like he should make every play like that. There's more to be desired than what we left out there, so we've got some work to do."
Brees' competitive nature and attention to detail have been well documented. You could say that being upset over a camp drill is a little excessive. But that competitive streak is one of the things that has made Brees an elite quarterback.
“We want to score every time," Brees said. “When we don't, we're upset, period."
In other news, coach Sean Payton said defensive end Kenyon Coleman left practice with a chest injury.