Strief said the significance of Brees' absence at this point in the offseason has been exaggerated by some.
"Whatever the story is in the offseason, it's overblown, whether it's good or bad, because there's nothing else to talk about," Strief said. "Last year it was the lockout, and when the season started it still looked a lot like football, and the fears and worries whether anyone is going to know what they're doing weren't true. It's the same with Drew. Drew's going to come back. He's not going to forget the offense.
"Drew's absence will be weird for sure, but we all expect him to be there in training camp," Strief added. "There's a point where, yes, it becomes an issue, but we're months from that point."
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